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Jun 02, 2020

Households Living in Close Quarters During a COVID-19 Pandemic

This guidance is intended for people living together in close quarters, such as people who share a small apartment, or for people who live in the same household with large or extended families.

May 29, 2020

Understanding COVID-19 Social Distancing Challenges for People With Vision Loss—and How to Help

Social distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic poses unique challenges for the blind and visually impaired. Experts and patients at the Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah discuss the challenges and how to help.

May 26, 2020

When You Can be Around Others After You Had or Likely Had COVID-19

When you can be around others (end home isolation) depends on different factors for different situations. Find CDC’s recommendations for your situation below.

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.

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The Scope

Can Anxiety Transfer to My Baby Through Breastfeeding?

Jun 1, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has been stressful for many of us. This can be particularly true for mother’s who are breastfeeding and may have concerns about the health of their baby. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner explains why breastfeeding is perfectly safe and can actually be beneficial for both baby and mom, even during a viral outbreak.

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New Strategy May Reduce Amount of Lifetime Cleft Palate Operations

May 27, 2020

For children with cleft palate, corrective treatment typically requires years of complex surgical operations for most of their childhood. But a relatively new surgical strategy developed at University of Utah Health may reduce the amount of procedures necessary. Dr. Barbu Gociman, a craniofacial surgeon and director of the Cleft Palate Team, explains the new approach that could improve a child’s experience with cleft palate repair.

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How to Boost Your Child’s Immune System

May 26, 2020

Despite what you may read on the Internet, viruses—including coronavirus—are not impacted by vitamin levels. So how can you best improve your child’s immune system? Pediatirician Dr. Cindy Gellner explains why exercise, diet, and sunshine are the best ways to keep your child strong against any virus.

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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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