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Nov 23, 2020

Celebrate Holidays Safely During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As the holiday season approaches, COVID-19 transmission in Utah is not slowing down. Unfortunately, small household gatherings are a key contributor to the spread of the virus. Infectious Diseases experts at University of Utah Health discussed ways to keep families safe during the holidays.

Nov 16, 2020

Prevention is Key to Periodontal Disease

Gum disease is a common type of dental disease that affects the supporting structures of the teeth such as the gum tissue and the bones surrounding the teeth. Gum disease is so common that 90% of the population has a form of the disease. It’s primarily caused by neglect of not brushing and flossing on a daily basis, and not regularly going to the dentist.

Nov 12, 2020

Build Your COVID-19 Bubble

A social bubble is a small group of people who socialize only with each other and gather only when following the same prevention measures. The benefit of a bubble is that it gives you the opportunity for in-person interactions, but it doesn’t mean socializing with everyone you know.

Nov 12, 2020

Living with Diabetes

Nov 12, 2020

The 411 on Laser Hair Removal

Body hair—it’s something we spend lots of time, energy, and money on removing. Whether you’re tired of shaving your legs or armpits or pained by waxing that upper lip, laser hair removal may be a good choice for you.

Nov 12, 2020

Thinking About Gathering Indoors this Holiday Season? Think About the Air.

Before feasting with relatives from out of town—or friends from outside your social bubble—University of Utah Health specialists say there are a few things to keep in mind this holiday season. Learn about aerosols, airborne transmission of COVID-19 and precautions to take.

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How to Be Assertive About Your COVID Concerns This Holiday Season

Nov 20, 2020

As the holidays approach during the COVID-19 pandemic, many people find themselves trying to navigate how to celebrate with family safely—if they feel safe to meet up at all. Some family members may have different ideas about what it means to be safe during these times. Dr. Benjamin Chan shares his strategy of how to be assertive about your health concerns with your family during the holidays.

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It's Important to Follow-up with Your Doctor

Nov 19, 2020

Some patients, unfortunately, don't get better after the first doctor's appointment, and an estimated 30 percent of patients don't even fill their prescriptions. If your condition doesn't improve, your doctor needs to know. Women's health expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones talks about the importance of following up with your doctor after an initial visit.

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1: Redefining Diabetes

Nov 18, 2020

High-impact discoveries at University of Utah Health are transforming how we think about the causes of diabetes and solutions to combat disease. Through this interview with Scott Summers, learn how he, June Round, and Helena Safavi, and Maria and Matt Bettini are redefining diabetes.

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Fun Halloween Activities During COVID-19

Oct 26, 2020

Just because you're social distancing, doesn't mean you can't celebrate Halloween this year. There are a lot of fun Halloween activities you and your family can enjoy—even during a global health pandemic. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner has some dos and don'ts on how to celebrate Halloween during COVID-19.

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