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May 22, 2020

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in children (MIS-C) is a new type of health condition associated with COVID-19 that’s being diagnosed among a small number of children across the world. A panel of University of Utah Health and Primary Children’s Hospital experts answered questions about what is known about MIS-C so far.

May 20, 2020

Heart Healthy Baked Chicken Recipe

Maintaining a balanced diet can improve your overall heart health. This delicious baked chicken dish is a great way to include meat in a heart healthy recipe.

May 15, 2020

Are You at Higher Risk for COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a new disease and there is limited information regarding risk factors for severe disease. Based on currently available information and clinical expertise, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

May 06, 2020

Slow the Spread With Cloth Masks

The CDC recommends that homemade cloth mask covers can help slow the spread of COVID-19 in a community. Mask covers can limit the spread of germs from the mask wearer to others by helping block large droplets from coughs and sneezes.

May 04, 2020

Alcoholism in the Season of COVID-19

Utah state liquor stores are seeing a spike in sales during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many are turning to alcohol for a variety of reasons. Some of it may be about stockpiling—but there can be cause for concern of substance abuse.

Apr 29, 2020

Loss of Smell and COVID-19: What You Need to Know

Although it has yet to be proven, growing anecdotal evidence backed by emerging epidemiological findings suggests that anosmia—the loss of the sense of smell—could be one of the earliest telltale indicators of the viral disease in some people.

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Dos and Don'ts of Working From Home (With the Rest of the Family)

May 22, 2020

Working from home can be easy for some, but less easy for others. Especially if the rest of the family is also at home. Work work and housework can sometimes overlap. Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones talks about how to balance work and home when you're working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Pathogen Slayers

May 19, 2020

In the midst of a pandemic, it isn’t only doctors and nurses that face down the invisible killer COVID-19. It’s the men and women who clean the hospital and clinics they work in. Clinical’s Stephen Dark talked to Jessica Rivera, a director of Environmental Services, who gave an intimate, at times heart-rending account of battling the virus one wipe at a time.

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Telehealth or Doctor's Office if My Child is Sick?

May 18, 2020

There can be a lot of confusions surrounding Telehealth and when to visit the doctor's office. Whether to bring your child in or not depends on your child's health condition. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner talks about what parents should do if your child gets sick during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Reduce Stress by Dividing the Housework

May 14, 2020

Ideally, housework is divided equally between members of a household. But stress and tension can happen when what's perceived as "fair" to one person doesn't match what another person feels is "fair." Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones talks about the importance of balancing the housework within a family, especially during quarantining and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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