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Navigating your health can be difficult. HealthFeed is here to help. As the official blog of University of Utah Health, we are here to offer you information on the latest in medicine, research, nutrition, exercise, and more. We not only will give you the facts, but help you understand them in today’s world where headlines are changing every day.

Dec 01, 2021

Holiday Blues - Put Your Mental Health First This Holiday Season

The holiday season may be “the most wonderful time of the year," but it’s the most dreaded for some. The holidays fill the air with happiness and cheer, yet they can also carry stress and sadness for many people, especially those who deal with an underlying mental health condition.

Dec 01, 2021

Understanding Omicron and Other COVID-19 Variants

Different versions, or variants, of the virus that causes COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) are emerging around the world. Although it sounds alarming, viruses always change via mutation. As scientists work to learn more about these variants and how they may impact the United States, Stephen Goldstein, PhD, shares information about what is currently known.

Nov 22, 2021

Fixing Chest Wall Deformities – Surgery that Raises Self Esteem

Katie Russell, trauma medical director and pediatric surgeon at University of Utah Health Primary Children’s Hospital, sees lots of kids with chest wall deformities. Russell discusses the different kinds of chest deformities and treatment options.

Nov 22, 2021

Understanding COVID-19 Booster Shot Recommendations

COVID-19 booster shots are now authorized for anyone ages 18 and older. We want to clear up misconceptions and confusion around these shots and discuss why public health officials are recommending them now. We’ll also talk about who should get a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine for better protection against an infection.

Nov 19, 2021

Practicing Gratitude for Better Health and Well-Being

Is it true that you can become healthier and happier by practicing gratitude? Gratitude is associated with happiness. Expressing feelings of appreciation to others and ourselves creates positive emotions and feelings of pleasure and contentment.

Nov 19, 2021

Treating Urinary Incontinence After Prostate Surgery

Up to 10 percent of men will experience some degree of urinary incontinence after prostate cancer surgery. Benjamin McCormick, a University of Utah Health surgeon specializing in reconstructive urology discusses surgery options to for bladder control.

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Sideshow: 9 Holiday Gifts for Someone Looking to Be a Little Bit Healthier

Nov 30, 2021

Looking for a gift for that someone who wants to be healthier - but not interested in supplements and bodybuilding? TheWho Cares Guys share nine ideas for non-intimidating, budget-friendly, life-improving gifts for that person in your life looking to be just a bit more health conscientious.

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What to Expect While Recovering from a Traumatic Brain Injury

Nov 29, 2021

Recovering from a traumatic brain injury is a long and often difficult process. Depending on the severity of the injury, recovery can take months to years. Dr. Jon Speed, medical director of the traumatic brain injury rehabilitation program at University of Utah Health, shares what patients and their loved ones can expect on the road to recovery from a TBI, and the hope for a positive outcome he shares with his patients.

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What Exactly is Opioid Addiction?

Nov 29, 2021

Addiction is often more than strictly behavioral or psychological. It can be genetic, social, and in the case of Opioid Use Disorder, the regular use of the drugs can change the very physiology of the brain. Addiction Medicine specialist, Dr. Elizabeth Howell explains what addiction really is and how we can better understand, treat, and prevent the condition through this understanding.

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Is it Growing Pains or Something More Serious?

Nov 29, 2021

Most kids will experience pains in their legs at some point whether it be through overuse or the aching associated with growing pains. But if your child’s leg pain is severe or lasting longer than a day, it may be something more serious. Pediatric orthopedic specialist Dr. Julia Rawling shares what signs and symptoms parents should be on the lookout for that may indicate something more serious than growing pains.

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