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Jul 30, 2021

Simone Biles Shows Us the Importance of Setting Boundaries to Protect our Minds and Bodies

When Simone Biles withdrew from the Olympics this week and chose her mental health over a potential Olympic medal, it showed that mental health issues affect everyone—no matter how successful you are. Even though most of us aren't competing at the same level as an Olympian, we all have the same duty to care for ourselves.

Jul 29, 2021

Pop Goes the Shoulder– Now What?

If you are worried you have a shoulder dislocation, don’t panic, but do get specialized care right away.

Jul 27, 2021

The Mind Game of Games

The Olympic and Paralympic Games are recognized as the pinnacle of success for an athlete. Every two years, the world tunes in to watch 11,000+ athletes representing 206 nations compete in 33 different sports. As the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics begin, it’s time we bring mental health to the podium—not only for the benefit of athletes but for the coaches, staff, teams, and spectators.

Jul 22, 2021

Niños, COVID-19 y las vacunas

A pocas semanas de finalizar las vacaciones de verano, los pediatras y los médicos especialistas en enfermedades infecciosas de University of Utah Health instan a los padres a vacunar a los niños mayors de 12 años antes de que vuelvan a la escuela. Los expertos coinciden en que la vacunación contra el COVID-19 es la mejor manera de proteger a los niños de contraer el virus y de contagiarlo a otros niños, familiares, amigos, profesores y personas de la comunidad.

Jul 22, 2021

Children, COVID-19 and Vaccines

With just weeks left of summer break, pediatricians and infectious disease doctors at University of Utah Health are urging parents to vaccinate eligible children before they head back to school to protect them from getting infected with COVID-19. Experts agree that COVID-19 vaccinations are the best way to protect children from getting the virus and spreading it to other children, family, friends, teachers, and people in the community.

Jul 15, 2021

La mala calidad del aire y su impacto en la salud

Los cielos nebulosos durante los meses de verano deben ser tan preocupantes como parecen. El aire gris persistente puede deberse al calor, a la elevada contaminación atmosférica por ozono o a la contaminación por partículas relacionada con el humo de los incendios forestales, que puede causar efectos potencialmente graves para la salud.

The Scope

E20: 7 Domains After Weight Loss

Jul 30, 2021

There can be changes in your life that might come after a significant weight loss journey. The reason and manner in which you might have lost weight will vary from person to person, but the weight loss journey doesn't end after the number of the scale does down. Aesthetic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Cori Agarwal joins this episode of 7 Domains of Women's Health to talk about the changes in body and mind after weight loss.

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82: Almost There But Not Quite — Listener Scot's Story

Jul 27, 2021

You're a bit overweight, and your blood pressure is a little high. You eat pretty well and get some activity during the week. What else should you do to lose the pounds and lower the blood pressure? Listener Scot tells us his story to Dr. Madsen and nutritionist Thunder Jalili who give their advice.

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Correcting Common Colorectal Cancer Misconceptions

Jul 27, 2021

According to Dr. Priyanka Kanth, misconceptions about colorectal cancer may be the cause of a significant percentage of deaths from the disease. Educate yourself about the causes of colorectal cancer, screening, and who’s at risk—because by the time you have symptoms, it may already be too late.

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What is PCOS and How Can I Treat It?

Jul 22, 2021

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal disorder that happens to women of reproductive age. The disorder causes symptoms like irregular periods, acne, and headaches—it's also the most common cause of infertility in women. Women’s expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones explains how to diagnose PCOS and what treatments are available.

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