Expert Health News & Information

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.

Oct 04, 2022

Know the Signs and Risks of Anal Dysplasia

Being mindful about any changes in your body includes attention to your anus, rectum, colon, and bowel functions—uncomfortable but important topics to discuss with your health care provider. Early detection of anal dysplasia—a precancerous change to the cells of the anus—may prevent the transformation of normal cells to cancerous cells.

Oct 03, 2022

El devastador impacto de no tratar la depresión posparto

Dar a luz es una experiencia poderosa que cambia la vida, y puede producir muchas emociones diferentes en los padres, a menudo todas a la vez. Puede sentir felicidad, emoción, nerviosismo y, a veces, depresión y ansiedad. Estas palabras pueden asustar, sobre todo cuando se trata de un hijo nuevo, pero no es raro sentirse deprimida o ansiosa en los días, semanas y meses posteriores al nacimiento.

Oct 03, 2022

The Devastating Impact of Untreated Postpartum Depression

Giving birth is a powerful, life-changing experience, and it can produce many different emotions in a parent—often all at once. You might feel happiness, excitement, nervousness, and, at times, depression and anxiety. Those can be scary words, especially when you connect them to a new child, but it’s not uncommon to feel depressed or anxious in the days, weeks, and months following birth.

Sep 30, 2022

Un cambio en el olfato después de la infección por COVID-19: Lo que necesita saber

Ser capaz de saborear y oler son partes esenciales para disfrutar de la vida cotidiana. Pero para algunos con COVID-19 de larga duración, estos sentidos pueden llegar a ser extremadamente desagradables. Algunas personas experimentan un cambio en su gusto y olfato tras la infección por COVID-19, también conocido como parosmia.

Sep 30, 2022

A Change in Smell After COVID-19 Infection: What You Need to Know

Being able to taste and smell are essential parts of enjoying everyday life. But for some COVID-19 long haulers, these senses can become extremely unpleasant. Some people experience a change to their taste and smell following COVID-19 infection, also known as parosmia.

Sep 29, 2022

Robotic Surgeries: Changing the Game for Kidney Transplants

Due to surgical risks, people with a BMI of 35 or higher haven’t been eligible for a kidney transplant or to be a living kidney donor. However, a robot can now be used to perform this surgery.

Sep 29, 2022

La viruela del mono: Lo que usted necesita saber

La viruela del mono es una rara infección viral causada por un virus similar al que causa la viruela. El brote actual se ha propagado más entre las personas que han tenido un estrecho contacto íntimo con personas infectadas, sobre todo contacto sexual. Aquí es lo que necesita saber sobre la viruela del mono.

Sep 28, 2022

Three Ways to Prevent Neck Pain

In this fast-paced digital world, it’s hard to be mindful about proper posture while moving through our daily lives. Yet over time, those hours of slumping, slouching, and scrolling can lead to debilitating neck pain. Here are three strategies to keep your neck and spine in good shape as you age.

Sep 27, 2022

Parosmia después de COVID-19: ¿Qué es y cuánto dura?

Uno de los signos de la enfermedad por COVID-19 es la pérdida del gusto y el olfato. Aunque la mayoría de los pacientes se recuperan, algunos informan de un nuevo síntoma desagradable tras la infección por COVID-19 llamado parosmia.

Sep 27, 2022

El embarazo durante una pandemia

El embarazo tiene sus propios y únicos desafíos. Agregue una pandemia de Covid-19 y la situación se vuelve aún más complicada. Con poca información disponible sobre cómo el coronavirus afecta a las mujeres embarazadas y lactantes, es importante contar con el asesoramiento de los profesionales de la salud.

Sep 26, 2022

Parosmia After COVID-19: What Is It and How Long Will It Last?

One of the signs of COVID-19 disease is a loss of taste and smell. While most patients recover from this, some report an unpleasant new symptom following COVID-19 infection called parosmia.

Sep 21, 2022

Coagulación de la sangre, COVID-19 y las vacunas

La coagulación de la sangre es una conocida complicación de la infección por SARS-CoV-2. El doctor Yazan Abou-Ismail, MD, un hematólogo en University of Utah Health, se especializa en trastornos de la coagulación y las hemorragias, aquí responde algunas preguntas sobre la asociación de los coágulos de sangre con COVID-19 y ciertas vacunas.

Sep 21, 2022

Updated Boosters Are Optimized to Better Protect Against Newer COVID-19 Variants

Each year, the flu vaccine is updated because the influenza virus is constantly evolving. Influenza is monitored across the world to help create a better vaccine and, ultimately, better protect people. This is the same idea behind the new, FDA-approved COVID-19 boosters.

Sep 20, 2022

La dosis de refuerzo actualizada de COVID-19 está optimizada para proteger mejor contra las nuevas variantes de COVID-19

La dosis de refuerzo actualizada de COVID-19 está destinada a proporcionar una protección óptima contra las cepas actuales del virus. Los CDC recomiendan que todo el mundo reciba una dosis de refuerzo actualizada tan pronto como sea posible.

Sep 16, 2022

Blood Clotting, COVID-19 and Vaccines

Blood clotting is a well-recognized complication of SARS-CoV-2 infection. U of U Health hematologist, Yazan Abou-Ismail, MD, answers questions about the association of blood clots with COVID-19 and certain vaccines.

Sep 15, 2022

Seis maneras de mantener el cerebro en forma

Nunca es demasiado pronto para empezar a cuidar la salud de su cerebro. Si adopta estos cambios en su estilo de vida, puede mejorar considerablemente su función cognitiva y su bienestar general a medida que envejece.

Sep 14, 2022

Six Ways to Keep Your Brain Sharp

It’s never too early to start taking care of your brain health. By adopting these lifestyle changes, you can significantly boost your cognitive function and overall well-being as you age.

Sep 12, 2022

Consejos saludables, y aprobados por los niños, para preparar el almuerzo

Dicen que el desayuno es la comida más importante del día, pero los almuerzos escolares son especialmente vitales para mantener a los jóvenes estudiantes atentos y con energía durante todo el día. Aquí tiene algunos consejos para preparar un almuerzo saludable para empezar el semestre de otoño.

Sep 12, 2022

Healthy, Kid-Approved Lunch Prep Pointers

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but school lunches are especially vital for keeping young learners attentive and energized throughout the day. Here are some healthy lunch prep tips.

Sep 09, 2022

Prevención del suicidio: Reconocer las señales de alerta

Septiembre es el Mes Nacional de la Prevención del Suicidio y un momento para concienciar sobre cómo todos podemos contribuir a la prevención del suicidio. El suicidio es una tragedia, pero hay esperanza en el hecho de que muchos suicidios pueden ser prevenidos por personas atentas que reconocen las señales que indican que alguien puede estar sufriendo y contemplando el suicidio.

Sep 09, 2022

El impacto de las redes sociales en la salud mental de los adolescentes

Las redes sociales tienen algunas buenas intenciones, pero también hay consecuencias negativas en el desplazamiento interminable. Las investigaciones han demostrado que los adultos jóvenes que utilizan las redes sociales tienen tres veces más probabilidades de sufrir depresión, lo que pone a una gran parte de la población en riesgo de tener pensamientos y comportamientos suicidas.

Sep 09, 2022

Cómo hablar con su hijo sobre el suicidio: Una guía por edades

Perder a un hijo por suicidio es la peor pesadilla de cualquier padre. La mejor prevención es la comunicación: descubrir a tiempo que algo va mal y conseguir la ayuda que su hijo necesita.

Sep 08, 2022

Stay Off The Bench: Baseball Injury Prevention

Whether you are playing little league, high school, college, or Major League Baseball there are several common injuries to be aware of.

Sep 08, 2022

Ponte un objetivo para prevenir las 5 lesiones más comunes en el fútbol

Las lesiones en el fútbol suelen ser agudas o acumulativas. Las lesiones agudas son traumáticas, mientras que las acumulativas son el resultado de una tensión repetitiva sobre un músculo, una articulación o un tejido conectivo desencadenante que puede agravar progresivamente las molestias, el dolor y el deterioro físico. Aquí están las cinco lesiones agudas de fútbol más comunes.

Sep 08, 2022

10 preguntas sobre la polio

La polio, o poliomielitis, es una enfermedad causada por el poliovirus que puede tener consecuencias devastadoras si no se vacuna. La enfermedad ha exisitido durante miles de años, pero se eliminó de los EE. UU. en 1994. Sin embargo, la polio resurgió recientemente en los EE. UU. y se dectectó en las aguas residuales.

Sep 08, 2022

10 Questions About Polio

Polio, or poliomyelitis, is a disease caused by the poliovirus that can have devastating consequences if not vaccinated. The disease has existed for thousands of years, but was eliminated from the U.S. in 1994. However, polio recently reemerged in the U.S. and has been detected in wastewater.

Sep 07, 2022

COVID-19 and Mammogram Breast Cancer Screening: What You Should Know

Mammography screening is safe for all women who have received a COVID-19 vaccine or booster shot. Yet women should pay attention to the timing of their COVID-19 vaccine shots and breast cancer screenings.

Sep 07, 2022

Set a Goal to Prevent the 5 Most Common Soccer Injuries

Soccer injuries are generally either acute or cumulative. Acute injuries are traumatic while cumulative injuries result from repetitive stress on a muscle, joint, or connective tissue trigger that can progressively worsen aches, pain, and physical impairment. Here are the five most common acute soccer injuries.

Sep 06, 2022

Suicide Prevention: Recognizing the Red Flags

September is National Suicide Prevention Month and a time to raise awareness about how we can all play a part in helping to prevent suicide.

Sep 06, 2022

The Impact of Social Media on Teens’ Mental Health

Young adults who use social media are three times as likely to suffer from depression. Understand social media's negative impact on youth mental health and the importance of healthy social media habits.

Sep 06, 2022

How to Talk to Your Child About Suicide: An Age-By-Age Guide

Because suicide is the second leading cause of death for ages 10-24, it’s important parents talk to kids about suicide and mental health from an early age.

Sep 02, 2022

Consejos para controlar el asma cuando hace calor y hay humedad

El clima abrasador del verano puede afectar a los enfermos de asma más que a otros, lo que se debe a varios factores diferentes. El aire caliente y húmedo puede causar complicaciones a los asmáticos, por eso es importante saber cómo manejarlo.

Sep 01, 2022

Tips for Managing Asthma in Heat and Humidity

Scorching summer weather can affect asthma sufferers more than others, which is due to several different factors. Because hot, humid air can cause complications for people with asthma, it's important to know how to manage it.

Aug 31, 2022

Getting Fit for a New Life with a Prosthetic Limb

If you’re missing a limb, a device called a prosthesis may help you perform daily activities such as walking, eating, or dressing. This kind of artificial limb will allow you to function nearly as well as before you became an amputee.

Aug 30, 2022

Cómo deben dormir los recién nacidos para estar seguras

La Academia Americana de Pediatría recomienda que los bebés duerman en la misma habitación que sus padres al menos durante los seis primeros meses de vida para reducir el riesgo de síndrome de muerte súbita del lactante (SMSL) (sudden infant death syndrome, SIDS, en inglés). Aquí hay algunas directrices para que los padres duerman de manera segura.

Aug 29, 2022

Scleral Contact Lenses Might be the Best Solution You’ve Never Heard of for Dry Eye and More

If you have steered clear of contact lenses in the past or struggled with dry eye disease, scleral lenses may be the answer. John A. Moran Eye Center contact lens specialist David Meyer, OD, FAAO, explains why they can be a great option.

Aug 29, 2022

Su guía para los mejores productos del otoño

La temporada de cosechas está a punto de llegar, trayendo consigo una gran cantidad de frutas y verduras frescas y deliciosas a su pasillo de productos locales. Aquí tiene algunas selecciones que puede añadir a su cesta de la compra este otoño.

Aug 29, 2022

Safe Sleeping for Newborns

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends babies to sleep in the same room as their parents for at least the first six months of life to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Here are some safe sleeping guidelines for parents.

Aug 29, 2022

Your Guide to Fall’s Best Produce

The harvest season is upon us, bringing a bounty of fresh and delicious fruits and veggies to your local produce aisle. Here are some selections to add to your shopping cart this fall.

Aug 24, 2022

¿Están relacionados el POTS y el COVID?

¿Se siente a menudo mareado o aturdido cuando está de pie? ¿Parece que esos síntomas desaparecen al sentarse o al acostarse? Estos son dos de los signos más comunes del síndrome de taquicardia ortostática postural o POTS por sus siglas en inglés. Se trata de una enfermedad que padecen entre uno y tres millones de personas en Estados Unidos.

Aug 24, 2022

Are POTS and COVID-19 Linked?

Do you often feel dizzy or light-headed when you’re standing? Do those symptoms seem to go away when sitting or lying down? These are two of the most common signs of POTS. It’s a condition that one to three million people suffer from in the United States.

Aug 11, 2022

Five Tips for Avoiding Summer Sports Injuries

Staying active in the summer heat can be tricky, especially in many parts of the country with consistent triple-digit temperatures. Here are some injury prevention tips to help keep you in the game all summer long.

Aug 10, 2022

¿Tengo viruela del mono? Estas son las cuatro preguntas que hay que tener en cuenta

Una rara infección vírica se ha convertido en una emergencia sanitaria mundial. El virus de la viruela del mono no es tan transmisible como el COVID-19, pero algunas personas están en riesgo y deben tomar precauciones, incluyendo la vacunación si cumplen los criterios de elegibilidad. Si sospecha que ha estado expuesto a la viruela del mono o que podría estar infectado, aquí tiene cuatro preguntas que debe tener en cuenta...

Aug 10, 2022

Do I Have Monkeypox? Here Are Four Questions to Consider

A rare viral infection has now become a global health emergency. The monkeypox virus is not nearly as transmissible as COVID-19, but certain people are at risk and should take precautions, including getting vaccinated if they meet the eligibility criteria. If you suspect you may have been exposed to monkeypox or could possibly be infected, here are four questions to consider...

Aug 09, 2022

Estos son tres señales de que puede tener viruela del mono

La viruela del mono es una rara infección vírica causada por un virus similar al que causa la viruela. Se transmite de persona a persona, cuando alguien tiene contacto con la erupción de una persona infectada, sus fluidos corporales o sus gotitas respiratorias. Hay muchos signos y síntomas de la viruela del mono. Aunque una persona puede no mostrar todos los signos de la infección, esto es lo que debe buscar...

Aug 09, 2022

Here Are Three Signs You May Have Monkeypox

Monkeypox is a rare viral infection that is caused by a virus similar to the one that causes smallpox. It is spread from person to person when someone has contact with an infected person’s rash, bodily fluids, or respiratory droplets. There are many signs and symptoms of monkeypox. While a person may not show all signs of infection, here is what you should look for...

Aug 09, 2022

Se avecinan días soleados cuando se protege la cara

Quemaduras de sol. Manchas marrones. Piel seca. Poros dilatados. Arrugas. Cáncer de piel. Todos estos son señales de un exceso de sol en nuestro rostro. Pero no podemos vivir encerrados cuando las actividades pueden mejorar nuestra salud mental y física. Eso sí, no se olvide de protegerse del sol, ¡sobre todo la cara!

Aug 08, 2022

Sunny Days Ahead When You Protect Your Face

Sunburn. Brown spots. Dry skin. Enlarged pores. Wrinkles. Skin cancer. All of these are signs of too much sun on our faces. But we can’t live indoors when outdoor activities can improve our mental and physical health. Just don’t forget to protect yourself from the sun—especially your face!

Aug 04, 2022

¡Las bayas son buenas para ti!

Las investigaciones a largo plazo demuestran que una dieta saludable que incluya muchas frutas, especialmente arándanos y fresas, puede ayudar a prevenir la aparición de enfermedades del corazón.

Aug 03, 2022

Research Suggests Eating Blueberries, Strawberries Can Lower Heart Disease Risk

Long-term research shows that a healthy diet that includes plenty of fruits, especially blueberries and strawberries, can help prevent the onset of heart disease.

Aug 02, 2022

Pásame el protector solar, ¡Por favor!

Cuando pase tiempo al aire libre, recuerde llevar protección solar, un sombrero y ropa protectora. Incluso en otoño e invierno, los días más fríos no protegen la piel expuesta.

Aug 01, 2022

Pass the Sunscreen, Please!

When you spend time outdoors, remember to wear sunscreen, a hat, and protective clothing. Even in the fall and winter, cooler days do not give us a pass on “screen time” for exposed skin.

Jul 29, 2022

Variante BA.5

La ola de Omicron no ha terminado. Y la variante más reciente puede ser la cepa más contagiosa del virus SARS-CoV-2 hasta ahora. La subvariante BA.5 es ahora la cepa predominante del COVID-19 en los Estados Unidos.

Jul 29, 2022

BA.5 COVID-19 Variant

The Omicron wave of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is not over. And the newest variant may be the most contagious strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus yet. The BA.5 subvariant is now the predominant strain of COVID-19 in the United States.

Jul 28, 2022

Capacite a su hijo para superar la obesidad

Si su hijo está luchando contra la obesidad y los problemas de salud mental asociados a ella, usted puede capacitarle para alcanzar y mantener un peso saludable al tiempo que aumenta su confianza en sí mismo.

Jul 28, 2022

Empower Your Child to Overcome Obesity

If your child is struggling with obesity and any associated mental health issues, you can empower them to reach and maintain a healthy weight while boosting their self-confidence.

Jul 27, 2022

Kids’ Eye and Vision Problems: What School Screenings Might Miss

As kids head back to school or jump in for the first time, it’s essential to ensure their vision is functioning correctly. And if they have issues, now is the time to do something about it. John A. Moran Eye Center optometrist Shandi M. Beckwith, OD discusses what you can expect from your child's school screening.

Jul 27, 2022

TBI Patients Continue to Need Friends and Family Support

If you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury, your friends and family will be relieved once you’re in recovery and may think that you no longer need their constant support and concern. However, recovery from a TBI can take up to two years.

Jul 22, 2022

988: El nuevo número para ayuda en crisis de salud mental

El 988 es el nuevo número de tres dígitos que ofrece recursos de salud mental accesibles para salvar vidas. Este nuevo número reemplazará la Línea Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio existente y está disponible para llamadas, mensajes de texto y chats para aquellos que enfrentan una crisis de salud mental y también para sus familias o seres queridos.

Jul 20, 2022

Hoja informativa sobre la seguridad ante el sol

El verano ha llegado y eso significa largas horas de sol y diversión en las barbacoas del patio trasero, los parques acuáticos y los partidos de fútbol. Mientras disfruta de los rayos del sol, asegúrese de seguir estos consejos de protección solar.

Jul 20, 2022

Sun Safety Tips For You and Your Family

Summer has arrived—and that means long hours of sun and fun at backyard barbecues, water parks, and ballparks. If you’re out in the sun, be sure to follow these protection tips.

Jul 20, 2022

Orientación nutricional para mujeres en periodo de lactancia

Lo que una madre lactante come y bebe puede afectar lo que se transmite a su bebé a través de la leche materna. Durante el embarazo y el posparto, es importante tomar decisiones saludables para favorecer el crecimiento y el desarrollo del bebé.

Jul 20, 2022

Nutrition Guidance for Breastfeeding Women

What a lactating mother eats and drinks can affect what is passed on to her baby through breastmilk. During pregnancy and the postpartum period, it’s important to make healthy choices to promote growth and development for the baby.

Jul 19, 2022

Seguridad y prevención de quemaduras en verano

El verano es una época maravillosa del año. Sin embargo, los incendios y las quemaduras no se toman vacaciones en verano. Lea estos consejos de seguridad y siga estas recomendaciones pueden ayudar a garantizar que sea un verano seguro y divertido.

Jul 19, 2022

Summertime Burn Safety and Prevention

Summer is a wonderful time of year. However, fire and burn injuries do not take a summer vacation. Knowing a few safety tips and following these recommendations can help ensure it will be a safe and fun summer!

Jul 15, 2022

Tome medidas exitosas para la recuperación de la adicción a las drogas

Si está comenzando o considerando la recuperación, deberá comprender por qué se volvió adicto a las drogas y cómo las drogas cambiaron su comportamiento. También querrá saber qué puede esperar de la recuperación de la adicción y cómo evitar una recaída.

Jul 14, 2022

Take Successful Steps to Drug Addiction Recovery

If you are starting or considering recovery, you’ll need to understand why you got addicted to drugs and how they changed your behavior. You’ll also want to know what you can expect from drug addiction recovery and how you’ll prevent a relapse.

Jul 12, 2022

Dieta baja en FODMAP: una parte del manejo del SII

Si sufre del síndrome del intestino irritable (SII), su médico puede recomendarle una dieta baja en FODMAP para identificar los alimentos que contribuyen a sus problemas digestivos.

Jul 12, 2022

¿Es olvido, demencia o enfermedad de Alzheimer?

Tiene la intención de ir a algún lugar con un propósito significativo. Pero cuando llega a su destino, no puede recordar por qué tenía que estar allí. ¿Podría este hecho tan común ser causado por el olvido relacionado con la edad, una distracción que desvió su cerebro mientras estaba haciendo varias cosas a la vez, o la demencia?

Jul 11, 2022

Care and Prevention of Chronic Ankle Sprains

Americans suffer approximately two million ankle sprains each year. While an overwhelming majority of patients recover quickly from these ligament injuries, a subset may suffer from recurring sprains.

Jul 11, 2022

Low FODMAP Diet: One Part of IBS Management

If you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, your physician may recommend a low FODMAP diet to identify foods that contribute to your digestive problems. Here's how a FODMAP diet can help.

Jul 07, 2022

Comparación de las vacunas COVID-19 para niños pequeños

Las vacunas COVID-19 ya están disponibles para los niños pequeños de Estados Unidos que tienen entre seis meses y cinco años de edad. Esta tabla compara las dos vacunas COVID-19 autorizadas para este grupo de edad.

Jul 07, 2022

Comparing COVID-19 Vaccines for Young Children

COVID-19 vaccines are now available for young children in the U.S. who are six months to five years old. This table compares the two COVID-19 vaccines authorized for this age group.

Jul 06, 2022

Trucos para vencer la inflación cuando compra la comida

Con el reciente aumento de precios de los comestibles, puede ser un reto poner comida en la mesa sin arruinarse. Aquí compartimos algunas formas sencillas de comer bien con un presupuesto reducido.

Jul 05, 2022

Grab Your Goggles: Summer Eye Safety Tips for Swimmers

Bodies of water—especially lakes and rivers—are contaminated with bacteria and organisms. If you swim in them, you're at a greater risk of developing an eye infection. John A. Moran Eye Center ophthalmologist Amy Lin, MD, discusses how you can protect your eyes this summer.

Jul 05, 2022

Grocery Shopping Hacks to Beat Inflation

With grocery prices on the rise, it can be challenging to put food on the table without breaking the bank. Here are some simple ways to eat well on a shoestring budget.

Jul 01, 2022

Is it Forgetfulness, Dementia, or Alzheimer’s Disease?

You are intent on going somewhere for a meaningful purpose. But when you reach your destination, you can’t recall why you needed to be there. Could this common occurrence be caused by age-related forgetfulness, a distraction that detoured your brain while you were multi-tasking, or dementia?

Jun 30, 2022

Encontrarse con animales silvestres: Consejos de seguridad

Mientras exploras la naturaleza, siempre existe la posibilidad de encontrarse con diferentes tipos de animales silvestres. Y es probable que no estés preparado para un encuentro con un animal grande como un oso o un puma. Aquí hay algunos pasos que puedes seguir para manejar estas situaciones.

Jun 30, 2022

Encountering Wildlife: Safety Tips

While exploring the wild, there is always the possibility of running into different types of wildlife. You may not be prepared for an encounter with a large animal such as a bear or a cougar. Here are some steps you can take to handle these situations.

Jun 30, 2022

Vacuna del COVID-19 y los niños de 6 meses a 5 años: Preguntas y respuestas

Las vacunas del COVID-19 de Pfizer-BioNTech y Moderna están disponibles para niños de 6 meses a 17 años. Aquí encontrarás preguntas y respuestas sobre las vacunas para los niños de 6 meses a 5 años.

Jun 29, 2022

Rehabilitation to the Rescue When Your Life Suddenly Changes

If you are in great physical condition, exercise regularly, and have a positive outlook on life, rehabilitation may not be on your radar. In an instant, however, your life can change and you may lose the physical, mental, or cognitive abilities you depend on to function in your daily life. And, in the next blink of an eye, you might need to seek rehabilitation services to return to leading a full and productive life.

Jun 28, 2022

Ramsay Hunt Syndrome: What to Know

The virus that causes chickenpox can reactivate at any time, although your risk increases as you age. When it does reactivate, it can appear on several parts of the body. In rare cases, a shingles outbreak can affect a nerve near one of your ears. This is called Ramsay Hunt Syndrome.

Jun 23, 2022

Las vacunas COVID-19 y los niños

Los niños de 5 años en adelante pueden recibir la vacuna COVID-19 de Pfizer-BioNTech. Y los niños de 12 a 17 años pueden recibir una vacuna de refuerzo. Los CDC recomiendan que todas las personas que reúnan los requisitos necesarios se vacunen contra COVID-19 y reciban una vacuna de refuerzo para ayudar a protegerlos contra el virus.

Jun 23, 2022

COVID-19 Vaccines and Children

Children ages 6 months and older can now get a COVID-19 vaccine. Learn how the vaccine can help protect your child and others from COVID-19.

Jun 22, 2022

Manténgase alejado del 'crypto' en las piscinas este verano

Si se enfermó después de un día de piscina, es posible que haya contraído una enfermedad intestinal desagradable. Durante los meses de verano se diagnostican más casos de criptosporidiosis o "cripto."

Jun 21, 2022

Nine Questions to Help You Choose a Cataract Surgeon (And the Answers You’ll Want to Hear)

John A. Moran Eye Center ophthalmologist and cataract specialist Rachel Simpson, MD, offers this list of questions to ask during your cataract consultation with a potential surgeon—along with the answers you want to hear.

Jun 21, 2022

Los cinco pasos principales para prevenir un accidente cerebrovascular

Mayo es el Mes de la Concienciación sobre los Accidentes -infarto o derrame- Cerebrovasculares, un recordatorio anual para protegerse a sí mismo y a sus seres queridos de sufrir un accidente cerebrovascular. A continuación se enumeran cinco formas de reducir el riesgo de sufrir un infarto cerebral, también conocido como un ictus, y mejorar su salud en general.

Jun 21, 2022

Top Five Steps for Preventing a Stroke

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. And every 3.5 minutes, someone dies of stroke. Here are five ways to lower your risk of stroke and boost your overall health.

Jun 17, 2022

Embrace Your Face to Uncover Skin Solutions

When you look at your face in the mirror, do you tend to focus on your blemishes such as acne scarring, redness, hyperpigmentation, broken blood vessels, or uneven skin texture? A wide variety of aesthetic services can treat your skin, boost your confidence, and improve your quality of life.

Jun 09, 2022

Escriba su camino a la felicidad

Cuando reflexiona sobre su día, ¿qué es lo que más destaca? Lo más probable es que sea algo negativo porque nuestros cebreros están programados a aferarnos a lo malo más que a lo bueno. Aquí hay un método para mejorar su salud mental y traer esos momentos positivos a la vanguardia de su mente.

Jun 09, 2022

Write Your Way to Happiness

When you reflect on your day, what stands out the most? Chances are, it’s something negative—because our brains are wired to latch onto the bad more than the good. Here is a method to boost your mental health by bringing those positive moments to the forefront.

Jun 08, 2022

Common Summer Injuries

Summer is a wonderful time of year when people tend to spend a lot of time outdoors. However, with more people out and about, summer is also a time when more people show up in the emergency room from injuries that could have been avoided. Here are a few simple safety tips.

Jun 08, 2022

Cómo hablar con sus hijos tras una amenaza en la escuela

Las escenas de violencia y las amenazas han sido cada vez más frecuentes en los campus escolares de todo el país. Aquí se puede informar de cómo puede hablar con sus hijos tras una amenaza en la escuela.

Jun 08, 2022

Endulza su día en forma natural

Muchos de nosotros tenemos antojo de dulces a pesar de que sabemos que estos alimentos pueden no ser la opción más saludable. Las investigaciones demuestran que comer demasiado azúcar puede provocar aumento de peso, diabetes, enfermedades del hígado graso, aumento de la inflamación y aumento de la presión arterial . Especialmente en el caso de los niños, el exceso de azúcar añadido aumenta el riesgo de enfermedades cardiovasculares, obesidad y diabetes .

Jun 08, 2022

Sweeten Your Day Nature’s Way

Many of us crave sweets even though we know these foods may not be the healthiest choice. Research shows eating too much sugar can lead to weight gain, diabetes, fatty liver disease, increased inflammation, as well as raised blood pressure. For children especially, too much added sugar increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity, and diabetes.

Jun 07, 2022

How do mental health conditions affect the LGBTQIA+ community? 

Nearly 20 percent of the adult U.S. population lives with a mental health condition, and LGBTQIA+ individuals are nearly three times more likely to be part of that group. It is important to recognize the facts about mental health and LGBTQIA+ communities, eliminate stigma, and find a way to bring help to those who need it. 

Jun 06, 2022

Planificación de comidas - Conocimientos básicos

Ya sea que esté cocinando para una gran familia o cenando solo, la planificación de comidas puede tener un gran impacto en su salud y en su bolsillo. Siga con ello y verá resultados positivos, incluso planificando sólo una o dos comidas a la semana.

Jun 06, 2022

Meal Planning 101

Whether you’re cooking for a big family or dining solo, meal planning can make a big impact on your health and your pocketbook. Stick with it, and you’ll see some positive results—even from planning just one to two meals a week.

Jun 03, 2022

Conozca sus números para ganar el juego de la buena salud

Es posible que no se dé cuenta de que corre el riesgo de padecer enfermedades cardiovasculares o diabetes a menos que lleve un registro de sus niveles de presión arterial, colesterol y azúcar en sangre de forma regular. Al conocer algunos simples números, puede hacer cambios para mejorar su salud.

Jun 03, 2022

Know Your Numbers to Win the Good Health Game

You may not realize you are at risk for cardiovascular disease or diabetes unless you keep track of your blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels on a regular basis. By knowing a few simple numbers, you can make changes to improve your health.

May 30, 2022

¿Amamantando? Así es como mantener el suministro de leche

A veces la lactancia puede ser un reto. Dado que los recién nacidos y los bebés están aprendiendo continuamente y sus cambios de humor son imprevisibles, una madre lactante puede experimentar muchos cambios en la producción de leche.

May 30, 2022

Breastfeeding? Here’s How to Keep Up Milk Supply

Breastfeeding can sometimes be challenging. Because newborns and infants are continuously learning and their mood swings are unpredictable, a breastfeeding mother may experience many changes in milk supply.

May 27, 2022

How to Talk to Your Children Following a School Threat

Scenes of violence and threats have been increasingly playing out on school campuses across the country.. Here’s how you can talk to your children about school threats.

May 26, 2022

Viruela del mono: Síntomas, transmisión y tratamiento

La reciente reaparición de la viruela del mono en Estados Unidos está creando nuevas preocupaciones sobre otro virus potencialmente contagioso, mientras la nación sigue sufriendo la pandemia del COVID-19. Pero los expertos en enfermedades infecciosas de University of Utah Health dicen que este virus es diferente en varios aspectos.

May 26, 2022

Monkeypox: Symptoms, Transmission and Treatment

The recent reemergence of monkeypox in the United States is creating new worries about another potentially contagious virus as the nation continues to suffer from the COVID-19 pandemic. But infectious disease experts at University of Utah Health say this virus is different in several ways.

May 24, 2022

The Fight to Eliminate Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Stigma and Discrimination   

We are in the midst of a mental health crisis, and the way we talk about it may be hurting more than helping. Stigma perpetuates a vicious cycle that, for years, has continually prevented people from finding help when they need it. And while outdated beliefs are beginning to shift, every time others discriminate or health insurance does not adequately cover treatments, a person feels reluctant to seek help and stigma lives on. 

May 19, 2022

Escasez de fórmulas para bebés: Lo que hay que hacer y lo que no hay que hacer

La escasez de leche de fórmula para bebés en todo el país está creando estantes vacíos en las tiendas y planteando preguntas a los padres sobre cómo proporcionar una nutrición adecuada a sus bebés. Antes de buscar otros alternativos, comuníquese con su proveedor de atención médica para determinar qué es lo mejor para su hijo y asegurarse de que sus necesidades nutricionales están cubiertas.

May 19, 2022

Baby Formula Shortage: The Do’s and Don’ts

A nationwide shortage of baby formula is creating empty store shelves and raising questions among parents about how to provide babies with proper nutrition. Before switching to alternative means, here's what you should and shouldn't do to keep your baby safe and healthy.

May 09, 2022

Experts Share Top Tips to Make Living with Low Vision Easier and Safer

Experts at the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah offer tips on everyday living with low vision, from simple tactile stickers to high-tech apps.

May 06, 2022

Llegar al corazón del problema: La insuficiencia cardíaca crónica

La insuficiencia cardíaca crónica afecta aproximadamente a 6,2 millones de estadounidenses, según los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades. La buena noticia es que el tratamiento temprano y los cambios en el estilo de vida pueden alargar la vida.

May 06, 2022

Are All Fats Bad?

Each of us has probably heard to limit our intake of high-fat foods to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and obesity. But does that mean we should avoid all fat?

May 05, 2022

Rescate a su adolescente de un trastorno alimentario

Los adolescentes suelen tener fuertes reacciones emocionales acompañadas de sentimientos de frustración, agobio, mal humor, cansancio y enfado. Como padre, ¿cómo puede saber si los factores de estrés físico y psicológico han llevado a su hijo adolescente a recurrir a los trastornos alimentarios?

May 05, 2022

Get Back on Your Feet: Six Tips for a Smooth Recovery after Knee Surgery

When it comes to knee surgery to recovery, patience and due diligence are key—especially during the first three critical weeks that account for 70 percent of healing.

May 04, 2022

Rescue Your Teen from an Eating Disorder

Teenagers often have strong emotional reactions accompanied by feelings of being frustrated, overwhelmed, moody, tired, and angry. As a parent, how can you tell if physical and psychological stressors have led your teen to resort to eating disorders?

May 02, 2022

Microtia Treatments Help Ears Look and Hear Better

Microtia is a rare disorder encompassing a spectrum of congenital ear malformations or even absence of the visible part of the external outer ear. Learn the causes, diagnosis, and treatment options for microtia.

Apr 28, 2022

Mental Health Is Just As Important As Your Physical Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and a time for us to prioritize our physical and psychological well-being. Together we can address the stigma associated with mental health and substance use disorders, and learn how to take better care of those we serve, ourselves, and each other.

Apr 28, 2022

La buena nutrición es la mejor medicina

Las dietas con alto contenido en grasa, sodio, azúcar y alimentos procesados y rápidos están relacionadas con enfermedades crónicas como las cardiovasculares, la diabetes, la obesidad, las enfermedades renales y ciertos tipos de cáncer. Si modifica su dieta, puede prevenir esas enfermedades crónicas o mejorar su salud y los resultados del tratamiento de esas enfermedades.

Apr 28, 2022

Good Nutrition is the Best Medicine

Diets high in fat, sodium, sugar, and processed and fast foods are linked to chronic conditions such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity, kidney disease, and certain cancers. By tweaking your diet, you can prevent those chronic conditions or improve your health and treatment outcomes for those conditions.

Apr 28, 2022

Get the Most Out of Summer Camp for Your Child

Kids often come home from summer camp with new friendships and hobbies or skills, but they also learn a lot about themselves—developmentally. Research at University of Utah Health reveals summer camps can help facilitate social-emotional learning, perspective-taking, and healthy family separation.

Apr 27, 2022

Plug into Technology to Monitor Diabetes

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you know how important it is to actively manage your disease. Researchers at University of Utah Health are working to increase access to tools to help people better manage their disease.

Apr 26, 2022

¿Cuándo debo llamar al pediatra de guardia?

Como padre, su pediatra puede ser su salvavidas siempre que tenga una pregunta sobre la salud de su hijo. Pero, ¿qué debe hacer cuando tiene una pregunta o preocupación urgente fuera del horario de atención y la clínica está cerrada?

Apr 26, 2022

When Should I Call the On-Call Pediatrician?

As a parent, your pediatrician can be your lifeline whenever you have a question about the health of your child. But what should you do when you have a pressing question or concern after-hours and the clinic is closed?

Apr 26, 2022

Los beneficios de la segunda inyección de refuerzo de COVID-19

Ahora se recomienda una segunda dosis de refuerzo de COVID-19 para determinadas personas. Esta cuarta dosis de la serie de vacunas COVID-19 continuará protegiendo a las personas de enfermedades graves, hospitalización y muerte por SARS-CoV-2.

Apr 25, 2022

The Benefits of the Second COVID-19 Booster Shot

A second COVID-19 booster shot is now recommended for certain individuals. This fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine series will continue to protect individuals from serious illness, hospitalization, and death from SARS-CoV-2.

Apr 19, 2022

Feeling Stressed? Give Yourself a Break

Americans are reporting overwhelming stress levels due to financial concerns, inflation, COVID-19, the war in Ukraine, and more. Enduring extraordinary stress for multiple years has long-lasting effects. But we can take simple steps now to reduce stress in our daily lives.

Apr 15, 2022

Ceramides: A Key Piece of the Diabetes Puzzle

About 422 million people globally have diabetes. And the number of cases has been steadily increasing in recent decades. This is why it is so important to find out what factors lead to someone developing diabetes, so we can stop the rise in diabetes rates.

Apr 14, 2022

Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Chronic Heart Failure

Chronic heart failure, also known simply as heart failure, affects approximately 6.2 million Americans. The good news is that early treatment and lifestyle changes can extend your life.

Apr 13, 2022

Let’s Talk About Dry Eye—It’s More Common in Women

Women are at higher risk of developing some eye diseases and conditions. Among them is dry eye syndrome, caused when the body doesn’t make enough tears to lubricate the eye naturally. Moran Eye Center ophthalmologist, Amy Lin, MD, discusses symptoms, causes and treatments.

Apr 13, 2022

10 Ways to Celebrate Easter or Passover During a Pandemic

Springtime brings some special holidays, with colorful festivities, family gatherings, and messages of peace. However, some may be concerned about COVID-19. Try some of the following ideas to celebrate Easter or Passover.

Apr 11, 2022

Como dirigir hacia la recuperación a los adolescentes que se autolesionan

No es raro que los adolescentes se sientan tristes, ansiosos, confundidos o angustiados. Cuando las emociones negativas se vuelven abrumadoras, los jóvenes de 12 a 14 años pueden empezar a autolesionarse como forma de afrontar el estrés en sus vidas.

Apr 11, 2022

Como guiar a su ser querido a la recuperación de la adicción a las drogas

La adicción es una enfermedad que afecta al cerebro y al comportamiento de una persona, lo que le lleva a ser incapaz de controlar su consumo de una droga legal o ilegal, o de un medicamento, incluido el alcohol. La adicción a las drogas puede conducir a problemas de salud y de relación, incluyendo problemas en el trabajo, la escuela y el hogar.

Apr 04, 2022

Hamstrings Need Love Too!

You probably don’t think about your hamstrings much unless you’re an athlete, but this group of three muscles is responsible for movement when we run, walk, sit, or squat.

Apr 01, 2022

Direct Self-Harming Teens to Recovery

It’s not unusual for adolescents to feel sad, anxious, confused, or distressed. When negative emotions become overwhelming, youth may start using self-injury as a way to cope with stress in their lives.

Mar 31, 2022

Power Your Body with Foods Rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids can keep your body running like a fine-tuned machine. But your body cannot make these essential nutrients on its own—you must get them from food.

Mar 23, 2022

Support Your Bones and They’ll Support You

You’re never too young or too old to be concerned about bone health. If you don’t consume enough calcium in your diet, your bone density is reduced, and the risk of breaking your bones is increased.

Mar 22, 2022

Dementia and Behavior Changes at Sundown

Doctors aren’t quite sure what causes sundowner’s syndrome, but they do know people with Alzheimer’s disease are prone to develop it, especially in the mid to late-stages of the disease. Sundowner’s refers to a phenomenon that many patients with dementia experience around the time the sun is going down.

Mar 21, 2022

Steer Your Loved One to Drug Addiction Recovery

Are you worried about a friend or family member you suspect may be addicted to drugs? Addiction is a disease that affects a person’s brain and behavior, leading to an inability to control their use of a legal or illegal drug, or medication, including alcohol.

Mar 18, 2022

Huntington’s Disease: Who Will Inherit the Gene?

Huntington's disease is a rare, inherited disease that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in different regions of the brain, resulting in movement, cognitive, and psychiatric disorders. Learn about the symptoms, cause, and testing options for the disease.

Mar 16, 2022

Three Winter Wilderness Survival Myths

Adventuring outdoors in the winter months can sometimes be unpredictable. Here are three myths and what you can do if you get caught in one of these situations.

Mar 15, 2022

¿Se le está cayendo el pelo después de COVID-19? Hay buenas noticias

Los efectos secundarios a largo plazo tras la infección por COVID-19 han causado muchos síntomas devastadores, desde la pérdida del gusto y el olfato hasta la niebla cerebral y la fatiga. La pérdida de cabello también se ha reportado como un síntoma común.

Mar 15, 2022

Losing Your Hair After COVID-19? There Is Good News

Long-term side effects following COVID-19 infection have caused many devastating symptoms, from loss of taste and smell to brain fog and fatigue. Hair loss has also been reported as a common symptom.

Mar 08, 2022

Hip Pain in Teenage Athletes

It’s no surprise hip pain is a common problem in teenage athletes. Between constant growth spurts and activity levels at an all-time high, sometimes the hip joint has a hard time working properly. It’s important to know the different types of hip pain and how to manage it.

Mar 08, 2022

What to Expect After Amputation Surgery

While losing a limb is a life-changing experience, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to go through an amputation alone. Your postoperative care will involve an interdisciplinary team that will provide physical therapy, prosthesis fitting, and emotional support.

Mar 08, 2022

Pork Guisantes (Pork and Peas)

When you are craving the comforts of a warm, hearty homecooked meal that won’t break the bank, try this traditional Filipino meal. Typically served over rice, Pork Guisantes will transport you back to your family kitchen and all the comforts of home.

Mar 04, 2022

Vivir la pandemia de COVID-19 estando inmunodeprimido

El virus que causa COVID-19 tiene un impacto diferente en cada persona. La mayoría de las personas experimentarán síntomas leves o moderados, o posiblemente ningún síntoma. Pero hay una gran población que es más vulnerable que la mayoría, y el resultado de la infección puede ser bastante devastador.

Mar 04, 2022

Fortify Your Diet with Iron

Including iron-rich foods in your diet is important for your health and the production of hemoglobin, which transports oxygen from your lungs throughout your body. Find out how much iron you need and what foods to include in your diet.

Mar 02, 2022

Puligi Samoan Steamed Spice Cake

Chef Pomaikai Gaui from Taro Patch Catering makes puligi, a traditional Samoan steamed spice cake.

Mar 02, 2022

Living in a COVID-19 Pandemic While Immunocompromised

The virus that causes COVID-19 impacts everyone differently. Most people will experience mild to moderate symptoms, or possibly no symptoms at all. But a large population is more vulnerable than most, and the outcome of infection can be quite devastating.

Mar 02, 2022

Treating Aortic Valve Problems – Is TAVR for Me?

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement, or TAVR, is a minimally invasive heart procedure that replaces a thickened aortic valve that can’t fully open. Learn more about TAVR and its benefits.

Mar 01, 2022

Síntomas bipolares en los adolescents: Señales tempranas y diagnóstico

Es habitual que los adolescentes pasen por altibajos emocionales y hagan cosas que no parecen racionales. Pero a veces, el comportamiento de un adolescente es tan errático que le hace preguntarse: ¿Es un comportamiento típico de los adolescentes? ¿O el comportamiento podría parecerse a los síntomas bipolares en los adolescentes?

Mar 01, 2022

Managing the Most Common Inherited Heart Disease of the Heart Muscle

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a genetic disease that causes the heart muscle to become thicker, making it harder for the heart to pump blood. It’s a condition that affects one in 200-500 people.

Feb 28, 2022

Managing the Tics of Tourette Syndrome

Tourette Syndrome is a neurological disorder that involves abnormal extra movements, or sounds that can be sudden and unwanted. Learn about Tourette Syndrome and possible treatment options.

Feb 25, 2022

Entendiendo las afecciones posteriores al COVID-19

Aunque la mayoría de las personas se recuperan de COVID-19, la enfermedad provoca efectos secundarios devastadores que pueden durar semanas o meses después de la enfermedad.

Feb 24, 2022

Solving Your Chronic Cough Results in Better Well-Being

An occasional cough helps clear irritants and secretions from your lungs and prevents infection. But if you develop a chronic cough that persists for weeks, you should find out if you have a medical problem.

Feb 24, 2022

Understanding Post-COVID Conditions

Although most people recover from COVID-19, the disease is causing devastating side effects that can last weeks or months after illness. Here's is what we know about long COVID.

Feb 23, 2022

Getting on the Transplant Waitlist: What to Expect

The journey of having an organ transplant begins with getting on the waitlist. It’s a process that may seem daunting, but knowing what to expect may alleviate some of the anxiety associated with this step.

Feb 16, 2022

Cómo reconocer y recuperarse del trauma del parto

Incluso en las mejores circunstancias, dar a luz puede ser un reto físico y emocional. Pero para algunas mujeres, la experiencia puede ser tan traumática que afecta a su salud mental y a su capacidad para cuidar de sí mismas y de sus bebés.

Feb 16, 2022

Bipolar Symptoms in Teens: Early Signs and Diagnosis

Learn the two hallmark signs of bipolar disorder in teens along with other symptoms to look for early on.

Feb 16, 2022

La realidad sobre las vacunas COVID-19

La información sobre COVID-19 evoluciona constantemente. U of U Health aclara algunos de los mitos sobre las vacunas COVID-19.

Feb 16, 2022

COVID-19 Vaccine Mythbusters

Information about COVID-19 is constantly evolving. U of U Health sets the record straight on some of the myths about COVID-19 vaccines.

Feb 15, 2022

Follow Your Heart—Snack Smart!

Heart-healthy snacks can be just as tasty and more satisfying than some of the foods we usually think of as snack foods. Here are some tasty snacks to include in your diet.

Feb 15, 2022

Fairly Quick Recovery Is Normal After Carpal Tunnel Surgery

If you are one of the 3-6% of US adults suffering from symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, you might consider carpel tunnel release surgery to alleviate numbness and tingling of hands and fingers, loss of grip, or wrist pain.

Feb 14, 2022

The 10 Levels of TBI Recovery

During the recovery process of a traumatic brain injury, patients progress through different levels. Here are the 10 levels of recovery.

Feb 14, 2022

Atrial Fibrillation : Are You at Risk?

Atrial fibrillation is a rhythm disorder of the heart characterized by extra heartbeats in the upper chambers of the heart.

Feb 10, 2022

How Speed Skaters Stay Safe on the Ice

Planning to watch speed skating in the Winter Olympics? Here are a few things to watch for—plus some tips for skating safely yourself.

Feb 10, 2022

How to Reduce Pain Medication after Knee Replacement Surgery

Opioid pain medications, which are often legitimately prescribed by a physician following an injury or surgery, can quickly become addictive and turn into a dangerous drug habit for some patients. Surgeons and nurses at University of Utah Health are looking for ways to reduce pain medication usage after knee replacement.

Feb 09, 2022

The 5 Most Common Kids’ Rashes and What to Do

When your child comes to you with a rash, don’t panic – yet. Many childhood rashes are simple to treat or simply require time to go away. Here are five most common rashes.

Feb 09, 2022

Could Intermittent Fasting Be Good for Your Health?

For people searching for ways to lose weight and improve their health, there is mixed evidence on the best strategies to make it happen. A new study by U of U Health scientists finds that intermittent fasting, may have a beneficial impact on several health measures under certain circumstances.

Feb 07, 2022

Preventing Kitchen Burns Is Cool

An estimated 486,000 burn injuries occur per year—or about one every 65 seconds. Here are a few reminders of how to stay safe while cooking.

Feb 07, 2022

Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

The heart—that powerful muscle pumping life into every system in our bodies, including itself—deserves a lot of care and attention. Women are often less likely to pay attention to hear health, delaying needed exams and treatment.

Feb 07, 2022

Your Guide to Avoiding a Heart Attack While Enjoying the Biggest Football Game of the Year

Did you know your risk of having a heart attack increases around the time of the Super Bowl? John Ryan, MD, recommends five tips for surviving the big game.

Feb 04, 2022

¿Cuándo se debe acudir al médico de familia?

Mantenerse sano significa algo más que ir al médico cuando se está enfermo. También significa hacerse cargo de su salud comiendo bien, haciendo ejercicio con regularidad y manteniendo una sólida relación con su médico de familia.

Feb 04, 2022

Winter Activities (and Adaptive Sports) for Adults with Disabilities

Stay active and boost mental health with winter activities for adults with disabilities. Find adaptive sports and outdoor recreation in your community.

Feb 03, 2022

When Should You See a Family Doctor?

Staying healthy means more than going to see a doctor when you’re sick. A family doctors provide a variety of health care services. Find out when you should see a family doctor.

Feb 02, 2022

How to Recognize and Recover From Childbirth Trauma

Even under the best of circumstances, giving birth can be physically and emotionally challenging. But for some women, the experience can be so traumatic that it affects their mental health and ability to care for themselves and their babies.

Feb 02, 2022

Four Sun Protection Tips for Winter

While it may feel like the sun is in hiding during the winter, in reality, UV rays can penetrate through clouds and fog, leaving your skin vulnerable to their harmful effects. Here are four ways you can protect your skin from the winter sun.

Feb 02, 2022

Pregnant in a Pandemic

Pregnancy has its own unique challenges and stresses. Throw in a COVID-19 pandemic and the situation becomes even more challenging for pregnant people and their families.

Feb 01, 2022

Cholesterol: The Good, Bad, & Ugly

The body needs cholesterol to make hormones, convert sunlight into Vitamin D, and produce bile acids to digest fat. It’s also a good predictor of heart attacks and strokes. But do you know what the numbers mean?

Jan 31, 2022

COVID-19 Increasing Stroke Risks in People of All Ages

The COVID-19 pandemic has been unpredictable as more is learned about the varied side effects of the virus. One surprising finding is the heightened risk of stroke and heart attack—and not just for older adults.

Jan 28, 2022

8 Tips for Dealing with Your Angry Teenager

Dealing with an angry teenager? Find out why teens get mad, what’s normal, and how some expert tips can help your child feel better.

Jan 26, 2022

COVID-19 y el embarazo: Mitos y realidades

La información errónea y perjudicial sobre el COVID-19 está impidiendo que la gente se vacune y de esta forma ayude a detener la transmisión del virus. Las doctoras de U of U Health ofrecen información sobre el embarazo, el COVID-19 y las vacunas.

Jan 26, 2022

The Facts About COVID-19 and Pregnancy

Damaging misinformation about COVID-19 is preventing people from getting vaccinated and ultimately slowing down transmission of the virus. Experts at University of Utah Health provides factual information about pregnancy, COVID-19, and vaccines.

Jan 26, 2022

Five Reasons Why the Mediterranean Diet is So Good For You

Doctors and dietitians have long touted the Mediterranean diet as one of the healthiest and most sustainable eating patterns in the world. But what exactly makes it so special? Here are a few of its many benefits.

Jan 26, 2022

Ómicron no debería considerarse una variante suave del COVID

La variante Ómicron del SARS-CoV-2 se ha propagado rápidamente y ha infectado a la gente de una forma que nunca habíamos visto antes en la pandemia de COVID. Aunque todavía hay mucho que aprender sobre la variante más reciente, no hay nada "suave" de esta forma del virus.

Jan 25, 2022

If BPH is Your Diagnosis, HoLEP May be Your Best Treatment Option

Have you been diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia? Are you looking for treatment options? If so, Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate surgery may be the solution for you.

Jan 25, 2022

Omicron should not be called a mild variant of COVID-19

The Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 has quickly spread and infected people in a way we have never seen before in the COVID-19 pandemic. While there is much to be learned about the newest COVID-19 variant, there is nothing “mild” about this form of the virus.

Jan 21, 2022

Exhausted. Overwhelmed. Frustrated. Discouraged. Four Tips for Coping with Omicron’s Toll on our Mental Health

Mask mandates have returned, businesses are closing, and schools are in the process of moving back online. The result? Many of us are sad and demoralized as we learn how to navigate the highly contagious Omicron variant.

Jan 20, 2022

The Physical and Mental Benefits of Getting Outside in the Winter

As the temperatures drop and days become shorter, our physical and mental health can sometimes take a toll. The good news is there are different ways to be active during the winter which is important for not only our physical wellness but our mental wellness as well.

Jan 14, 2022

COVID-19 Testing: PCR and Antigen

There are two types of COVID-19 tests, but what is the difference and which one is best to use? This blogs explains the difference and which test to use if you have COVID-19 symptoms.

Jan 12, 2022

Chinese Chicken Salad

Chef Pomaikai Gaui from Taro Patch Catering compiled a beautifully arranged Chinese Chicken Salad that is not only filling, but very easy to make.

Jan 12, 2022

Do You Have Trigger Finger?

If you wake up with a finger that feels like it’s locked in place, you’ve probably got trigger finger. This common condition makes it difficult to grip things and is one of the main causes of hand pain.

Jan 10, 2022

La variante Ómicron está aquí. Por eso, tendrá que tener más cuidado.

El momento de cuidar de nosotros mismos y de los demás, volviendo a utilizar las herramientas probadas que sabemos que funcionan: vacunar, reforzar, enmascarar y hacer pruebas.

Jan 10, 2022

¿Qué mascarilla es mejor para protegerse de la variante ómicron?

Ahora sabemos que las mascarillas son una de las mejores maneras de protegernos a nosotros mismos y a los demás contra el virus COVID-19. Pero con la aparición de la nueva variante Ómicron, los investigadores están descubriendo que no todas las mascarillas son iguales. Dado que la variante Ómicron es altamente transmisible, los médicos dicen que tal vez haya que replantearse qué mascarilla se debe usar en público.

Jan 10, 2022

Terapia con anticuerpos monoclonales COVID-19: Lo que debe saber

La vacunación contra el COVID-19 es la mejor línea de defensa contra la nue-vo variante de coronavirus. Pero si recientemente ha dado positivo en la prue-ba de COVID-19, es posible que se pregunte cómo puede reducir el riesgo de enfermarse gravemente. En función de su edad, su historial de salud, su estado de vacunación contra COVID-19 y el tiempo que lleve con los síntomas de COVID-19, es posible que pueda optar por una forma de tratamiento denomi-nada terapia con anticuerpos monoclonales.

Jan 10, 2022

Información sobre Omicron y otras variantes de COVID-19

Diferentes versiones o variantes del virus que causa el COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) están surgiendo en todo el mundo. Aunque suene alarmante, los virus siempre cambian por mutación.

Jan 07, 2022

The Omicron Variant is Here. This is Why You Need to Step it Up.

It’s time to take care of ourselves and one another by re-engaging the tried-and-true tools that we know work: vaccinate, boost, mask, and test

Jan 07, 2022

What Mask is Best to Protect Against the Omicron Variant?

We now know masks are one of the best ways we can protect ourselves and others against the COVID-19 virus. But with onset of the new Omicron variant, researchers are discovering that not all masks are created equal. Since the Omicron variant is highly transmissible, doctors say you may need to re-think which mask you wear in public.

Jan 07, 2022

Home Sweet Home Office: How to Avoid Digital Eye Strain

It looks like working from home—along with its challenges and benefits—isn’t going away anytime soon. Among the challenges, spending more time in front of computer and phone screens looms large. Meetings have migrated online, adding to the actual work we perform while looking at a screen. Some of us also spend more time streaming movies at home and less time outdoors, especially mid-winter. It all adds up to a surge in eye strain.

Jan 06, 2022

COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Therapy: What You Need to Know

Emily Spivak, MD, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at University of Utah Health, answers common questions about monoclonal antibody therapy for COVID-19.

Jan 03, 2022

Myocarditis: A Rare Occurrence Following COVID-19 Vaccination

Now that hundreds of millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the U.S., an abundance of safety data has been collected. While this data shows that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective at helping prevent infection, extremely rare adverse reactions can occur.

Dec 23, 2021

Happiness Helps: Improve Your Mental Health With Positive Affirmations

We all faced challenges in 2020 that were significant and widespread, and 2021 brought its own unique challenges to center stage. Virtually everyone’s mental health has been affected in some way throughout these last couple of years. With the vaccine bringing us together again in a safer way, we can all hopefully find some healing and brighter days in 2022.

Dec 22, 2021

Eating Disorders: A Complex Yet Treatable Disease

At any given time, eating disorders affect millions of people of every age, race, size, gender identity, sexual orientation, and background.  Kristin Francis, MD, a psychiatrist at Huntsman Mental Health Institute, lends her expertise about detecting and diagnosing eating disorders, suicide risk, and common triggers.

Dec 20, 2021

Managing Grief During the Holidays and COVID-19 Pandemic

The holidays can be a hectic time for many of us. The social obligations and financial stress that come with the season are compounded by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Katherine Supiano, PhD, LCSW, FT, FGSA, APHSW-C, program director of Caring Connections discusses expectations that may relieve stress and help you plan your approach to the holiday season.

Dec 20, 2021

Protect Yourself From COVID-19 in a Safe and Healthy Way

Since the start of the pandemic, scientists and researchers around the world have been working to find ways to help slow down transmission of SARS-CoV-2. Due to advancements in science and technology, there is at least one highly effective way to help prevent severe sickness, hospitalization, and death from the virus—COVID-19 vaccines.

Dec 17, 2021

What is a Mental Breakdown & When to Seek Help

Kevin Curtis, Crisis Services Director at University of Utah Health Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI) discusses what a mental breakdown is and what steps you can take to get help.

Dec 17, 2021

What to Expect at My IVF Ultrasound Visit

Joseph Letourneau, a University of Utah Health fertility doctor, discusses IVF ultrasounds and what you can expect during your visit.

Dec 17, 2021

Preguntas y respuestas sobre la vacuna COVID-19 de refuerzo

A medida que la transmisión de COVID-19 continúa en las comunidades, se está aprendiendo más sobre el virus. Siguen existiendo dudas sobre las nuevas variantes del virus COVID-19, la gripe, el VRS, y la subida del número de personas infectadas.

Dec 16, 2021

Entendiendo las recomendaciones de la vacuna de refuerzo de COVID-19

Una vacuna de refuerzo no es algo exclusivo de COVID-19. De hecho, las vacunas de refuerzo son comunes para muchas de las vacunas que los médicos y funcionarios de salud recomiendan para todos.

Dec 07, 2021

Best Eye-Safe Toy Holiday Gift Ideas

When it comes to the annual dilemma about buying eye-safe toys for everyone from toddlers to teens, John A. Moran Eye Center’s Griffin Jardine, MD, takes a cautious but realistic view. We've gathered an ophthalmologist-approved gift list of ideas for timeless, safe fun.

Dec 06, 2021

Long-Term Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury

One in sixty people in the U.S lives with a traumatic brain injury related disability. Kelsi Schiltz, a University of Utah Health physical therapy doctor specializing in care for people with neurologic conditions discusses the long-term effects of living with brain injuries.

Dec 03, 2021

Asian Fried Chicken

Chef Pomaikai Gaui from Taro Patch Catering makes a recipe from the island of Kauai that is special and dear to his heart. Mochiko Chicken, the recipe for Oriental Fried Chicken, has been passed down for generations across the islands.

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) continue to emerge around the world. As scientists work to learn more about these variants and how they may impact the United States, here is what is currently known about COVID-19 variants.

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 authorized for anyone ages 12 and older and are recommended to help protect yourself from contracting the virus and becoming severely sick.

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.

Nov 16, 2021

La vacuna COVID para niños de 5 a 11 años: Lo que usted debe saber

Recientemente, la vacuna COVID de Pfizer-BioNTech fue autorizada para niños de 5 a 11 años. A día de hoy, 193 millones de personas de 12 años o más han sido vacunadas de forma segura en los EE.UU. Aunque los niños más pequeños tienen menos probabilidades de morir o ser hospitalizados a causa de la enfermedad del Covid-19, las estadísticas recientes muestran por qué los pediatras y los expertos en salud de la Universidad de Utah apoyan la vacuna para los niños más pequeños.

Nov 16, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine in 5- to 11-Year-Old Children: What You Need To Know

As of today, more than 263 million people ages 12 and over have been safely vaccinated in the U.S. Although younger children are less likely to be hospitalized from COVID-19, statistics show why pediatricians and University of Utah Health experts support the vaccine for younger children.

Nov 12, 2021

Demos un refuerzo de las vacunas COVID a los adultos mayores

Todos estamos cansados de la pandemia, pero ahora no es el momento de bajar la guardia. Las dosis de refuerzo de las vacunas COVID están ahora autorizadas para cualquier persona de 12 años o más.

Nov 12, 2021

Give Older Adults a Boost with COVID Vaccinations

Just like everyone else, older adults deserve to be able to safely enjoy spending time with those who matter most to them. Hear from our geriatricians on the importance of getting vaccinated.

Nov 09, 2021

Hope and progress: Caring for Someone with a Spinal Cord Injury

Venessa Lee, MD works with spinal cord injury patients at the Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital, the only Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) accredited Spinal Cord Specialty Program in Utah and many of the surrounding states. Lee discusses what it's like to work with patients and families in their recovery.

Nov 08, 2021

Can Reading In Low Light Harm Your Eyes? Top 10 Eye Health Myths Debunked

As with most complicated subjects, myths about vision and eye health abound. John A. Moran Eye Center optometrist Gabriel Hulewsky, OD, has heard them all, and he's here to debunk 10 of the most common misunderstandings.

Nov 05, 2021

Top 5 Most Common Sport Injuries

When we play sports, we don’t plan to get hurt, yet there are common athletic injuries doctors see time and again. Justin Ernat, a University of Utah Health sports medicine surgeon talks about the five most common sports injuries he sees.

Nov 05, 2021

What to do for a Pinched Nerve in Your Back

Are you reading this while sitting slouched at a desk? Sit up straight to protect yourself! Zachary McCormick, a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) physician with the University of Utah Health Spine Services team discusses what the causes pinched nerves in your back and how to possibly prevent them.

Nov 02, 2021

The Season of SAD

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a sleeping giant; lying dormant for three-quarters of the year. As the days get shorter and darker, people begin to feel less energy, are less likely to be productive and begin to feel hopeless. These are common symptoms of SAD—a type of depression set apart by a seasonal pattern.

Nov 02, 2021

What to Do When Your Child Sprains Their Ankle

Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries in children. This isn’t a surprise when you consider all the running, jumping, and playing they do—whether it’s on a soccer field or at home in their back yard. Joy English, MD, a Sports Medicine Specialist and Medical Director of the Orthopaedic Injury Clinic, weighs in on the topic.

Nov 01, 2021

How to Talk to Your Child About Suicide: An Age-By-Age Guide

Because suicide is the second leading cause of death for ages 10-24, it’s important parents talk to kids about suicide and mental health from an early age.

Oct 28, 2021

Normalizing Mental Health in the Workplace

The workplace is a crucial area to address mental health and suicide prevention. Nearly 68 percent of the American population participates in the workforce, and one in five Americans adults suffer from a diagnosable mental health disorder in a given year. When an individual is struggling with their mental health or thoughts of suicide, it will most likely impact their place of work.

Oct 25, 2021

Mental Health’s Role in Addiction and Recovery

Substance use disorders can affect many aspects of a person’s life. Liz Wetmore, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at at Huntsman Mental Health Institute’s Addiction Recovery Services discusses the role substance abuse plays on mental health.

Oct 19, 2021

What Is Myopia, And Why Does It Affect So Many Children? Screen Time Is A Growing Concern

Ophthalmologists say they’re seeing myopia, or nearsightedness, affect growing numbers of children and young people. John A. Moran Eye Center optometrist Shandi Beckwith, OD, specializes in myopia correction, specifically for children ages 8 to 12. Here she answers key questions and shares the latest treatment options.

Oct 15, 2021

Infección de COVID-19 vs. Vacunación: ¿Qué es mejor para la inmunidad?

Por lo tanto, la pregunta sigue siendo: ¿es necesario vacunarse si ya ha contraído el virus y recuperado de la enfermedad COVID-19? Los expertos en salud de la Universidad de Utah, junto con los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC), dicen que sí.

Oct 15, 2021

Contracting COVID-19 vs. Vaccination: Which is better for immunity?

So, the question remains: do you need to get vaccinated if you have already contracted and recovered from COVID-19? University of Utah Health experts, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), say yes.

Oct 14, 2021

Tres preguntas sobre la tercera vacuna, un nuevo tratamiento contra COVID-19, y la combinación de la vacuna contra la gripe y Covid

El doctor Rodríguez , Profesor de Medicina Familiar y Preventiva, y Vicepresidente Asociado de Equidad Sanitaria, Diversidad e Inclusión de la Universidad de Utah responde a nuestras inquietudes sobre las novedades en cuanto a las vacunas y tratamientos para COVID-19.

Oct 13, 2021

Chicken Curry Salad

Sometimes you just need a quick snack to get you through the afternoon. Today we’re going to show you how to make a traditional Hawaiian snack of choice, Dried Beef. It is a great low-calorie snack with lots of protein. A great way to get fill you up.

Sep 28, 2021

Don’t Sleep in Your Contact Lenses and Other Vision-Saving Tips From a Pro

Professionals from the CDC to your local eye doctor caution that wearing contact lenses may increase your chance of getting an eye infection if you don't practice strict safety precautions. Whether you're new to contact lenses or have been wearing them for a while, it's always good to double-check your hygiene practices.

Sep 27, 2021

COVID-19 and Erectile Dysfunction: Fact or Fiction?

Researchers at University of Utah Health and around the world are continuing to investigate other ways that COVID-19 can impact patients long-term—namely, erectile dysfunction in men.

Sep 22, 2021

Talking About Suicide - The Conversation That Could End Up Saving a Life

Why is it so hard to talk about suicide? Starting the conversation with someone having suicidal thoughts is never easy, but it is important and could be lifesaving.

Sep 16, 2021

Conmociones Cerebrales: Cómo Pueden Afectarle Ahora Y Después

Una conmoción cerebral es una forma leve de lesión cerebral traumática (LCT) que afecta el funcionamiento del cerebro. Estos efectos pueden ser a corto plazo, durando solo unas horas o un par de días, o posiblemente causar problemas a largo plazo.

Sep 14, 2021

HPV Vaccination Can Prevent Cancers Later in Your Child’s Life

Although children younger than 12 years old aren’t eligible to receive COViD-19 vaccinations, pediatricians say that other routine adolescent immunizations should continue to be administered as scheduled. Hear from our experts on why vaccinations are vital to protect your children.

Sep 09, 2021

Lung transplant: Is it for you?

Undergoing lung transplant surgery is a highly complex and life-changing experience — affecting a patient's quality of life. That’s what drives Dr. Matthew Morrell, a pulmonologist and Medical Director of the Lung Transplant Program at University of Utah Health.

Sep 07, 2021

What Is Thyroid Eye Disease, and When Does It Require Surgery?

When thyroid disorders result in eye disease, things can get complicated. In extreme cases, a highly specialized surgery can offer life-changing relief.

Sep 03, 2021

Lo que sabemos sobre las infecciones por COVID-19 en personas vacunadas y la variante Delta

Los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC), definen las infecciones en vacunados como la "detección de ARN o antígeno del SARS-CoV-2 en una muestra respiratoria recogida de una persona más de 14 días después de todas las dosis recomendadas de una vacuna Covid-19 autorizada por la FDA". En pocas palabras, un caso de infección en vacunados es cuando alguien da positivo dos o más semanas después de haber completado todas las dosis recomendadas de la vacuna Covid-19.

Sep 02, 2021

What We Know About COVID-19 Breakthrough Infections

Misinformation is circulating that breakthrough cases demonstrate that COVID-19 vaccines are not effective. However, this is untrue. Breakthrough infections do not mean that the vaccines are failing.

Sep 01, 2021

TRES PREGUNTAS SOBRE AUMENTO DE CASOS Y HOSPITALIZACIONES, VACUNAS Y LAS VARIANTES, Y LA VACUNA COVID-19 DURANTE EL EMBARAZO

Aún con la vacunación estamos viendo un incremento en el número de casos y hospitalizaciones por Covid-19. La doctora Elizabeth Moreno, MD, Profesora Adjunta (Clínica) en Medicina Familiar y Preventiva, nos habla sobre las causa de este incremento, la efectividad de la vacuna contra la variante Delta y nos explica porqué las mujeres embarazadas, o en periodo de lactancias, deberían vacunarse para proteger a sus bebés.

Aug 30, 2021

NIÑOS, MASCARILLAS Y SALUD MENTAL: LIDIANDO CON LOS MITOS

Los expertos en salud de University of Utah Health opinan al respecto de cómo abordar la desinformación sobre las barreras mentales y físicas que puede suponer el uso de una mascarilla en la escuela.

Aug 27, 2021

Understanding Emergency Use Authorization and Full Licensure of COVID-19 Vaccines

Medical professionals are urging broad vaccination among Americans who hd been waiting for full licensure of COVID-19 vaccines. The Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine in the United States on August 23, 2021.

Aug 27, 2021

Kids, Masks and Mental Health: Navigating the Myths

Addressing the misinformation about the mental and physical barriers that wearing a mask in school may bring - University of Utah Health experts weigh in.

Aug 25, 2021

Sober Seasons: 9 Ways to Enjoy the Seasons Without Substances

Summer may be coming to an end, but the social activities are not going anywhere. As seasons change, one constant remains: spending time with your friends and family. Whether that means spending the day on a boat, hiking around in the fall colors, or enjoying a day on the slopes, try one of these fun activities to connect with a wider sober community.

Aug 23, 2021

Do I Have a UTI? And Other Burning Questions

It’s not something you think about—until something doesn’t feel right. Then, panic can set in. Even though UTIs are a common issue, it doesn’t make them any less painful or worrisome.

Aug 19, 2021

Pipikaula (Hawaiian Dried Beef Snack)

Sometimes you just need a quick snack to get you through the afternoon. Today we’re going to show you how to make a traditional Hawaiian snack of choice, Dried Beef. It is a great low calorie snack with lots of protein. A great way to get fill you up.

Aug 18, 2021

The Facts About COVID-19 and Vaccines

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are once again rising across the country. As doctors, scientists, and medical professionals urge broad COVID-19 vaccination, skepticism and misinformation are spreading on social media.

Aug 17, 2021

The Male Urinary Problem That Won’t Just Go Away

Sometime in your 40s or 50s, you might notice that you wake up a lot more at night to go to the bathroom. It’s something that happens to men when their prostate enlarges. Stephen Summers, MD, gives his expert opinion.

Aug 13, 2021

Cómo manejar el estrés y la ansiedad causada por el regreso a las aulas

La vuelta al cole es un momento emocionante. Pero a muchos niños les puede causar estrés y ansiedad: incluso niños que suelen ser fáciles de llevar pueden experimentar nervios, y los que tienen algo de ansiedad pueden estar más excitados e inquietos de lo habitual. Los padres también sienten esa incomodidad. Dejar a un niño llorando a las puertas del centro escolar es difícil para todos.

Aug 11, 2021

Navigating Back-to-School Stress and Anxiety

Back-to-school is an exciting time. But for many kids, it can cause stress and anxiety—even children who are usually easy going may experience butterflies and those with some anxiety may get more nervous and clingier than usual. Parents feel the pain, too. Leaving a crying child at school is hard for everyone.

Aug 06, 2021

Mitos y conceptos erróneos de COVID-19

El doctor Rodríguez responde a nuestras inquietudes y nos anima a todos a ponernos la vacuna para minimizar el contagio de Covid-19, y reducir la cantidad de muertes y personas hospitalizadas.

Aug 06, 2021

Consejos para separar la realidad de la ficción de las vacunas Covid-19

Algunas personas no están recibiendo la protección que necesitan porque creen que los mitos sobre las vacunas COVID-19 son ciertos. U of U Health presenta ocho consejos sencillos para ayudar a distinguir la realidad de la ficción de la vacuna COVID-19.

Aug 06, 2021

Tips to Separate COVID-19 Vaccine Fact from Fiction

Some people are not getting the protection they need because they think myths about the COVID-19 vaccines are true. U of U Health presents eight simple tips to help distinguish COVID-19 vaccine fact from fiction.

Aug 03, 2021

Guava BBQ Sauce + Portuguese Pickled Onions

Today we’re taking you step-by-step through how to make some delicious variations of a traditional Guava BBQ Sauce. To compliment this sauce, we are partnering it with a traditional Portuguese side dish, Pickled Onions. Pair them together or enjoy the Pickled Onions by themselves, either way, you have a delicious treat.

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. Learn what causes a dislocated shoulder—the symptoms, treatment, and recovery.

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.

Jul 15, 2021

Poor Air Quality and the Impact on Your Health

Hazy skies during the summer months should be as concerning as they look. The lingering hue could be heat, elevated ozone air pollution, or particulate pollution related to wildfire smoke, which can cause potentially severe health effects.

Jul 15, 2021

Eyes Irritated by Summer Smoke? Here’s What to Do

Smoke from summer wildfires raging throughout the west can travel hundreds of miles. And with it comes invisible micron-size particles that wreak havoc on our health and float in the atmosphere long after the smoke has cleared. Here are some tips to help you deal with the smoke.

Jul 12, 2021

Tres preguntas sobre las vacunas y los nuevos brotes Covid-19

Los nuevos brotes de Covid-19 en nuestra comunidad han causado gran preocupación, pero la llegada de la vacuna nos da esperanza de que próximamente podremos controlar esta terrible infección. El doctor Carlos Gomez, MD, de la División de Enfermedades Infecciosas de University of Utah Health contesta algunas de nuestras inquietudes.

Jul 07, 2021

Why Does the LGBTQIA+ Community Suffer from Poor Mental Health at Higher Rates?

Everyone has a sexual orientation and gender identity, but people who identify as part of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA+) community are at higher mental health risk compared to others. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), "LGB adults are more than twice as likely as heterosexual adults to experience a mental health condition. Transgender individuals are nearly four times as likely as cisgender individuals to experience a mental health condition". Many factors aside, this is because many people identifying as LGBTQIA+ face discrimination, family rejection, harassment, and fear of violence.

Jun 28, 2021

Recreación segura en el calor

El calor del verano ha llegado rápidamente, incentivando a las familias a disfrutar del aire libre. Antes de salir, es importante planificar con anticipación de acuerdo a la actividad en la que se está participando. Las enfermedades y los golpes de calor pueden suponer un riesgo grave y mortal para su salud.

Jun 25, 2021

Recreating Safely in the Heat

The heat of summer has quickly arrived, sending families outside to enjoy the outdoors. Before heading out, it’s important to plan ahead according to the activity you are participating in. Heat illness and heat stroke can pose a serious and life-threatening risk to your health.

Jun 25, 2021

Are You Burned Out?

So, how do you define burnout? What are the signs to look for? How do you cope? Tina Halliday, LCSW, Behavioral Sciences Manager at Huntsman Mental Health Institute, discusses burnout and offers some helpful tips and ways to combat this sense of hopelessness in the workplace.

Jun 08, 2021

45 Is the New 50

Every year, around 145,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer. More than 50,000 people die from it. But the good news is that colorectal cancer can be found through routine screenings long before you show any symptoms. Learn more about colorectal cancer.

Jun 08, 2021

Bed Sharing With Your Baby

For new parents, getting sleep with a baby is near non-existent. And how can you make sure baby gets the safest sleep? Find out the latest guidelines for bed sharing with your baby.

Jun 08, 2021

¿Sufre de alergias estacionales? No está solo.

La temporada de primavera es una de las principales causas de los brotes de esas molestas alergias ambientales. Cuando los árboles y las plantas salen de su fase de letargo, también pueden hacer que la gente se sienta bastante mal. También es muy común que las alergias se desencadenen en verano y otoño. La buena noticia es que hay muchas cosas que pueden ayudar a aliviar el sufrimiento.

Jun 08, 2021

Experiencing seasonal allergies? You aren’t alone.

Spring season is a major contributor to flare-ups of those pesky environmental allergies. As trees and plants come out of their dormant phase, they also can make people feel quite miserable. It’s also very common for allergies to trigger in the summer and fall. The good news—there’s a lot of things that can help relieve the misery.

Jun 07, 2021

Los avances sobre el Covid-19 y las vacunas entre los adultos mayores

El impacto de la enfermedad del Covid-19 entre los adultos mayores en Utah se ve muy diferente hoy que en el otoño y principios del invierno de 2020. El número de casos, hospitalizaciones y muertes por COVID-19 ha disminuido drásticamente entre los adultos mayores de 70 años desde febrero de 2021 tras el despliegue de las vacunas COVID-19. Más del 80% de los adultos mayores han sido vacunados en Utah.

Jun 07, 2021

Take Control of Your Health During Men’s Health

June is Men’s Health Month, making it a great time for men to get schedule preventive health checkups. Only three out of five men get an annual physical and more than 40 percent of men only go to the doctor when they have a serious medical condition.

Jun 03, 2021

Eye Whitening Drops: What You Need to Know

Looking to reduce eye redness? Just how effective are those eye-whitening drops? Even though fashion decrees it, you may want to carefully consider the side effects. And what about eye-brightening drops? Find out everything you need to know here.

Jun 01, 2021

COVID-19 and Vaccines Among Older Adults

The impact of COVID-19 among older adults in Utah looks a lot different today than in the fall and early winter of 2020. The number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths have dramatically dropped among adults aged 70 and older since February 2021 following the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines. More than 80 percent of older adults have now been vaccinated in Utah.

May 10, 2021

El beneficio de reanudar el uso de la vacuna J&J COVID-19

Los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) y la Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos (FDA) recomendaron reanudar el uso de la vacuna de Johnson & Johnson el 23 de abril de 2021, tras una interrupción temporal.

May 07, 2021

The Benefit of Resuming Use of the J&J COVID-19 Vaccine

The CDC and the FDA recommended restarting use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on April 23, 2021, after a temporary pause. After carefully reviewing the data, the CDC and FDA determined that the benefits of getting the J&J vaccine far outweigh potential risks.

May 07, 2021

¿Le conviene la atención virtual o presencial?

La pandemia de COVID-19 ha creado mucha incertidumbre sobre el bienestar y la seguridad de nuestras comunidades. University of Utah Health anima a los pacientes que debido a los riesgos del COVID-19 están ansiosos por buscar atención médica para no retrasar su visita al doctor, lo que podría empeorar las cosas en el futuro. En U of U Health, los pacientes tienen la opción de ser atendidos por un médico en persona o virtualmente.

May 06, 2021

Practice: S.T.O.P.

Mindfulness instructors Trinh Mai and Rob Davies guide us through S.T.O.P., a simple mindfulness practice to help mitigate our stress response.

May 06, 2021

3 Steps to Healing and Resistance in the Face of Racism

Mindfulness can be an act of healing and resistance for Black, Indigenous, People of Color who confront microaggressions as part of everyday life. Mindfulness educators and social workers Trinh Mai and Jean Whitlock provide three steps to build mindful self-compassion for BIPOC.

May 06, 2021

Why Practice Gratitude at Work

While Americans are less likely to express gratitude at work than anywhere else, it’s sorely needed – especially in health care. Associate professor/lecturer of social work Trinh Mai explains the importance of gratitude and shares tips for incorporating it into your routine.

May 06, 2021

How to respond with compassion when someone is hurt by racism

Racism isn’t something that happens “somewhere else.” Mindfulness educators and social workers Trinh Mai and Jean Whitlock facilitated an interracial dialogue on talking about race and racism to learn from local lived experiences. Here they share a scenario reflecting common dynamics and give recommendations for a compassionate and constructive response.

May 06, 2021

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is awareness of the present moment—open to where we are and what we’re doing with a sense of acceptance.

Apr 28, 2021

Is Virtual or In-Person Care Right for You?

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a lot of uncertainty about the wellness and safety of our communities. University of Utah Health encourages patients who are anxious about seeking care because of COVID-19 risks to not delay a doctor’s visit, which could ultimately make things worse in the future. At U of U Health, patients have the option to be seen by a physician in person or virtually.

Apr 23, 2021

What is Low Vision and How Can You Make the Best of It?

Whether you have been diagnosed with “low vision” or know someone who has, Lisa Ord, PhD, LCSW, director of the John A. Moran Eye Center’s Patient Support Program, wants you to know the facts about this often-misunderstood condition.

Apr 22, 2021

Esperando la inmunidad colectiva

Las vacunas contra la enfermedad Covid-19 están cada vez más disponibles con el objetivo de lograr la “inmunidad colectiva”, un punto en el que suficientes personas son inmunes al COVID-19 y el virus ya no puede propagarse. Pero todos somos parte de muchos rebaños: nuestras familias, nuestros amigos, nuestros lugares de trabajo y escuelas.

Apr 20, 2021

My Child Has One Leg That’s Shorter Than the Other, Can This Be Treated?

It’s normal for children and adults to have a small difference between the length of their legs, but at what point is it considered a problem?

Apr 20, 2021

Spring Cleaning: Tips for Staying Poison Free

Spring has sprung and that means many people are beginning their spring cleaning. Check out some safety tips from the Utah Poison Control Center (UPCC) to keep your family and your pets safe as you de-winterize your home and properties.

Apr 19, 2021

Mascarillas: Una herramienta esencial para finalizar la Pandemia

Desde el comienzo de la pandemia de Covid-19, los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) han reconocido que las mascarillas faciales, el distanciamiento físico, el lavado frecuente de manos, y quedarse en casa cuando uno está enfermo, son herramientas importantes para ayudar a reducir la propagación de Sars-CoV- 2. En combinación con las vacunas Covid-19, estas prácticas ayudarán a alcanzar la inmunidad colectiva y, finalmente, volver a la "normalidad".

Apr 14, 2021

Face Masks: An Essential Tool to Ending the Pandemic

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CDC recognized face masks, physical distancing, frequent hand washing, and staying home when sick as important tools in helping reduce the spread of Sars-CoV-2. Combined with COVID-19 vaccines, these practices will help reach herd immunity and eventually get us back to “normal.” But it’s too early to relax now.

Apr 09, 2021

Waiting for Herd Immunity

Vaccinations for COVID-19 are becoming widely available with the goal of achieving “herd immunity”—a point at which enough people are immune to COVID-19 that the virus can no longer spread. As immunity continues to build at different rates in different places, what do we need to know as we wait for the nation and the world to reach full herd immunity?

Apr 06, 2021

Women’s Eye Health: What You Need to Know About Higher Risks

April is Women’s Eye Health & Safety Month. Why devote extra attention to the issue?

Mar 29, 2021

Usted ya es elegible para la vacuna, ¿Se la deberia poner?

Todos los habitantes de Utah, de 16 años o más, ya son elegibles para recibir una vacuna Covid-19 en este Estado. University of Utah Health alienta a todos a vacunarse para ayudar a frenar la propagación del COVID-19 y poner fin a la pandemia. Todas las vacunas Covid-19 son altamente efectivas para prevenir consecuencias graves por esa enfermedad, incluidas la hospitalización y la muerte.

Mar 26, 2021

You’re Eligible for the Vaccine—Should You Get Your Shot?

All Utahns 16 years and older are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Utah. University of Utah Health encourages everyone to get vaccinated to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and bring an end to the pandemic. All COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective at preventing serious illness from COVID-19, including hospitalization and death.

Mar 24, 2021

Does My Child Have Little League Shoulder?

Is your child complaining about shoulder pain? If so, it might be a sign of Little League shoulder.

Mar 15, 2021

Lo Que Necesita Saber Sobre las Vacunas COVID-19

Con tres vacunas COVID-19 disponibles en los Estados Unidos. (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna y Johnson & Johnson), seleccionar una puede parecer difícil, si se le ofrece la opción. Pero el especialista en enfermedades infecciosas Sankar Swaminathan, MD, dice que la decisión es fácil: "La mejor vacuna COVID-19 es la primera que está disponible para usted".

Mar 11, 2021

Enhance Your Meals With These Quick Tips

Cooking at home can be healthy, flavorful and cost-effective. Planning a menu, writing a grocery list, and keeping some kitchen pantry staples on hand can help you can make a rewarding meal every night of the week.

Mar 11, 2021

Personalize Your Plate - Balance

March is National Nutrition Month. For 2021 the theme is Personalize Your Plate. We have asked four different Registered Dietitians to discuss what personalizing their plate means to them. For Vanessa Browning it is all about a balanced meal including lean proteins, lots of colorful vegetables, a little bit of whole grains/starches, and healthy fats.

Mar 11, 2021

Personalize Your Plate - Simplicity

March is National Nutrition Month. For 2021 the theme is Personalize Your Plate. We have asked four different Registered Dietitians to discuss what personalizing their plate means to them. For Sharee Thompson it is all about simplicity and planning ahead. She focuses on a balanced plate that incorporates a wide variety of foods.

Mar 11, 2021

Personalize Your Plate - One Bowl, One Pot, One Pan

March is National Nutrition Month. For 2021 the theme is Personalize Your Plate. We have asked four different Registered Dietitians to discuss what personalizing their plate means to them. Amy Reeder is all about minimization in the kitchen. Using one bowl, one pot or one pan to plan her meals. See how she gets creative in personalizing her meals with this simplistic approach.

Mar 11, 2021

Personalize Your Plate - Plan Ahead

March is National Nutrition Month. For 2021 the theme is Personalize Your Plate. We have asked four different Registered Dietitians to discuss what personalizing their plate means to them. Sarah Zou is all about planning ahead. See how she personalizes her plate by looking at the day as a whole.

Mar 11, 2021

7 Ways to Add More Fruits and Vegetables to your Menu

With so many great reasons to get more fruits and vegetables into your diet, try these seven tips recommended by a University of Utah Health Registered Dietitian. Dietitians recommend using five or more of these suggestions to maintain good health.

Mar 11, 2021

Healthy Eating: A Dietitian's Guide To A Balanced Plate

Healthy eating doesn't have to be boring. A balanced plate provides a framework for the types of food you should include in your diet each day. Get creative, mix and match different grains, proteins, and fruits and vegetables to have a well balanced meal.

Mar 11, 2021

National Nutrition Month - Personalize Your Plate

Nutrition goals vary from person to person. Nutrition goals may be based on health, genetic risk factors, allergies, or body functioning. Beyond that, our tastes are different! Introducing variety in your food routine can make mealtime interesting and meeting your nutrition goals easier.

Mar 11, 2021

Tips for Family Meal Planning

Cooking for a family can feel overwhelming! When you are preparing a menu for many people, some of whom are children, it can be difficult to find meals that everyone will eat and enjoy and that are also healthy.

Mar 09, 2021

What You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccines

With three COVID-19 vaccines available in the U.S., selecting one might seem difficult. U of U Health infectious disease specialist Sankar Swaminathan, MD, explains why the best vaccine is the first one that is made available to you.

Mar 08, 2021

Choosing the Right Breast Surgeon

Choosing a surgeon for your breast augmentation can be difficult and time consuming. With so many things to consider – facility, surgeon qualifications and experience, previous work – it’s important that you do your research.

Mar 08, 2021

Do Your Eyes Look Tired? Eyelid Surgery May Be the Solution to Fix Your Droopy Eyes

Droopy or sagging eyelids can do more than make you look tired or older than you feel. They can also affect your vision. Find out if eye lift surgery is right for you.

Feb 26, 2021

Has sido vacunado, ¿ahora que?

Vacunarse contra el COVID-19 es la mejor forma de protegerse a sí mismo, a su familia y amigos, del virus que causa esta enfermedad potencialmente mortal. Pero, además que la vacuna funciona, aún tenemos un largo camino por recorrer antes de que podamos comprar, socializar y viajar, sin usar mascarillas faciales y practicar el distanciamiento social. Aquí compartimos algunas razones.

Feb 26, 2021

Should You Take Pain Relievers Before Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Concerned about side effects following COVID-19 vaccination? While most symptoms are mild, over-the-counter pain medication may help.

Feb 23, 2021

You’ve Been Vaccinated, Now What?

Getting vaccinated for COVID-19 is a big step toward protecting yourself, your family, and your friends from the virus that causes this potentially deadly disease. But as well as the vaccine works, we still have a long way to go before we can shop, socialize, and travel without using face masks and practicing social distancing. Here are a few reasons why.

Feb 19, 2021

¿Es hora de usar doble mascarilla?

La discusión sobre el uso de la doble mascarilla empezó con el descubrimiento de las variantes del virus COVID-19. Los científicos creen que es posible que algunas de estas nuevas variantes se puedan propagar más fácil y rápidamente que la original. Si bien el doble enmascaramiento podría ayudar a proteger mejor a algunas personas del COVID-19, ahora más que nunca, es importante seguir usando una mascarilla en público, distanciarse físicamente, lavarse las manos regularmente y quedarse en casa cuando esté enfermo.

Feb 17, 2021

I've Already Had COVID-19, Do I Need the Vaccine?

Folks who've gotten through a COVID-19 infection might naturally question whether they need to get a coronavirus vaccination when their turn comes. Experts say they really need the shot anyway, because even after having COVID they might be vulnerable to reinfection.

Feb 12, 2021

The 411 on Electrical Burns

In the United States, about 400 die from electrocution and 4,400 are injured each year because of electrical hazards. Here are tips to help you better understand electrical burns and how to avoid them.

Feb 12, 2021

Research Finds Pregnancy Complications in Severe COVID-19 Cases

A study about women who contracted COVID-19 during pregnancy found that those with severe or critical COVID-19 to be at greater risk of dying and experiencing serious complications compared with asymptomatic women with COVID-19.

Feb 11, 2021

What to Do During and After a Seizure

A seizure is a medical condition that causes abnormal activity and/or body movements after a sudden and uncontrolled disturbance in your brain. It’s important to recognize the signs of a seizure and understand what to do if you or someone around you is experiencing one.

Feb 11, 2021

Can I Become a Living Organ Donor?

The majority of people waiting for a transplant in the U.S. need a kidney, and for these patients living organ donation can help them get a kidney sooner.

Feb 09, 2021

Is it time to double up your mask?

Discussion of double masking has come to light since the discovery of COVID-19 virus variants. Scientists believe it’s possible that some of these new variant strains can spread more easily and quickly than the original. While double masking could help better protect some people from COVID-19, it’s important now more than ever to continue wearing a mask in public, physical distancing, regularly washing your hands, and staying home when sick.

Feb 03, 2021

Nutrition and Hydration on the Slopes

When it comes to winter sports, fitness and strength are one thing. But making sure you are hydrated and well-fed is just as important. This is often overlooked, which in turn increases the chance of feeling unusually fatigued and lousy.

Feb 03, 2021

Peyronie's Disease: Curved Penis Symptoms & Treatment

Do you know what causes bent penis? It's called Peyronie's disease and refers to penises with curvature or deformity that can cause pain, make it difficult to get or keep an erection, or have any sexual function at all. Learn more about this condition.

Jan 29, 2021

Vacuna COVID-19 y adultos mayores: Preguntas y respuestas

El riesgo de infectarse con COVID-19 y sufrir una enfermedad grave aumenta con la edad. Según los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC), los adultos mayores corren el mayor riesgo. Ahora, los adultos mayores en Utah pueden vacunarse (mayores de 70 años).

Jan 22, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines and Older Adults

The risk of getting infected with COVID-19 and experiencing severe illness increases with age. According to the CDC, older adults are at the highest risk of getting infected with COVID-19 and suffer the most severe outcomes.

Jan 20, 2021

Exhausted. Overwhelmed. Frustrated. Discouraged. Four Tips for Coping with Omicron’s Toll on our Mental Health

Mask mandates have returned, businesses are closing, and schools are in the process of moving back online. The result? Many of us are sad and demoralized as we learn how to navigate the highly contagious Omicron variant.

Jan 20, 2021

COVID-19 Vacunas para embarazadas y lactantes

La pandemia de COVID-19 ha creado mucha incertidumbre y preocupación entre las poblaciones vulnerables, incluidas las embarazadas. Aunque las embarazadas no se incluyeron en los estudios iniciales sobre la vacuna contra el COVID-19, las investigaciones han demostrado que los beneficios de vacunarse contra el virus superan con creces cualquier riesgo potencial de las vacunas.

Jan 20, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines in Pregnant and Breastfeeding People

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a lot of uncertainty and worries among vulnerable populations, including pregnant people. While pregnant people were not included in the initial COVID-19 vaccine studies, research has found the benefits of getting vaccinated against the virus far outweigh any potential risk with the vaccines.

Jan 15, 2021

New Year Resolutions to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

For many of us, tradition dictates starting the new year with resolutions for better health. Often, we promise ourselves we’ll get more exercise, eat a healthier diet, or quit smoking. And that’s all great—especially since the benefits of those resolutions have a ripple effect you may not expect: They all benefit our eyes.

Jan 14, 2021

Injury Prevention on the Slopes

Helmets, goggles, correctly fitted equipment, water and snacks—these are essentials as you get ready for a day on the slopes. A helmet will protect your head if you fall, and equipment that fits you will make the day easier on your body. But what are some simple ways to ensure you don’t end up hurt at the end of the day?

Jan 12, 2021

When Should I Be Concerned About Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins can appear as we get older. If you experience varicose veins that are uncomfortable and interrupting your everyday life, it may be time to consult your doctor.

Jan 12, 2021

Happiness Helps: Improve Your Mental Health with Positive Affirmations

We all faced challenges in 2020 that were significant and widespread, and virtually everyone’s mental health has been affected in some way. With good news on the way in the form of the vaccine, we can hopefully find healing and progress in 2021, even as we continue to face external challenges.

Jan 08, 2021

Infertility and Couples

The stress of trying to conceive can strain your relationship. Learn how infertility affects couples, and how to find help when you need it.

Jan 06, 2021

5 Common Erectile Dysfunction Causes

Conditions like vascular disease, surgery, diabetes, and medications are some of the top causes of erectile dysfunction. If you suffer from ED, schedule an evaluation with your doctor and get the help you need.

Jan 05, 2021

What You Should Know About Mitral Valve Prolapse

Mitral valve prolapse occurs when a valve in your heart doesn’t close properly. If you have mitral valve prolapse, you may need surgery to repair or replace it.

Jan 05, 2021

Stress and the Skin

It would be an understatement to say that 2020 has been challenging. From the COVID-19 pandemic to earthquakes, severe storms, and lockdowns—in addition to everyday life challenges—this year has been incredibly stressful. Not only can events like these lead to psychological distress, they can also manifest in your skin, triggering or worsening a wide range of conditions.

Dec 21, 2020

COVID-19 on the Slopes

Ski season is here, but this year will look a little different. Resorts are continuing operations with strict safety measures in place, but people are nervous about spending time in the mountains with COVID-19 looming over their heads.

Dec 18, 2020

Inspiring More Health, Less Medicine

The L.S. Skaggs Patient Wellness Center provides health and wellness programming for individuals in our community. Through an innovative inter-professional approach, students and faculty from the Colleges of Health, Pharmacy, Nursing, and the School of Dentistry work together to the benefits of our patients and clients.

Dec 11, 2020

Healthy Holiday Tips

The holidays are right around the corner! With all of the holiday treats, sweets, casseroles, and sugary drinks, it’s no wonder that we tend to gain weight this time of year. Follow these tips to have a healthy and delicious holiday season. Remember, the goal is not to deprive yourself, but rather to manage your portions and enjoy foods in moderation.

Dec 11, 2020

The Impact of COVID-19 on Older Adults

Older adults are at greater risk of hospitalization or dying if diagnosed with COVID-19. As Utah continues to see high transmission rates during the holidays, it’s more important now than ever to protect those who are most vulnerable to the virus.

Dec 09, 2020

COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Q&A

University of Utah Health is preparing to receive and distribute COVID-19 vaccines while the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). The vaccines will be rolled out in phases and provided based on availability.

Dec 08, 2020

Well-Child Visits Are Essential

Pediatric care is unique. Your son or daughter’s health is important, and we want to help set them up for lifelong well-being. Because your children are continually growing and developing, it is important to track their progress. Well-child visits help ensure your children are meeting health goals.

Dec 08, 2020

Dry Eyes? Maybe It's Your Mask

Ophthalmologists have noticed an uptick in patients with new dry eye symptoms—especially among the elderly, immunocompromised, and clinical staff who wear masks almost full-time.

Dec 07, 2020

Gathering Safely During the Holidays

The winter months in Utah bring families together and events indoors. People often travel to multiple homes to share gifts and meals with each other. This year, families are being asked to take precautions to reduce transmission of COVID-19.

Dec 02, 2020

Male Infertility – It’s More Common Than You Think

Infertility can feel alienating – for a couple, and for each individual partner, but in reality, it affects many couples. Fifteen percent of men experience infertility. Find out more about evaluation and treatment for this condition.

Dec 01, 2020

Why Traveling by Plane Is Risky During the Holidays

Traveling during widespread COVID-19 transmission in the U.S. increases your chance of getting and spreading the virus. There are many risks involved, including the possibility of infecting those you are visiting or getting infected by those who are visiting you.

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.

Nov 05, 2020

Wearing a Mask at the Gym: The Do’s and Don’ts

With COVID-19 interrupting our daily routines, exercising is as important as ever not only for physical health, but mental health too. Exercising is a sure way to make you breath harder and may increase your perspiration which could make wearing a mask more difficult, but even more important in the long run. Dr. Christopher Gee MD, MPH, an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery answers questions about wearing a mask while in the gym.

Nov 05, 2020

What You Need to Know About Prediabetes

Prediabetes can be a confusing diagnosis. It’s not diabetes, so what is it? Prediabetes is a condition where the sugar (glucose) in your blood is higher than normal, but not high enough that you are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Knowledge of, or diagnosis of prediabetes, can be helpful in preventing type 2 diabetes.

Nov 05, 2020

Maintaining Good Diabetes Management Habits

To say there is a lot going on right now would be an understatement, right? Times like these make it harder to take care of ourselves, with our minds on so many other things. But taking care of yourself is important to stay healthy and safe, especially if you are living with diabetes. Here are ideas on how to do just that.

Nov 04, 2020

What is Diabetic Retinopathy?

Diabetes cases are growing rapidly across the world. In the United States alone, more than 34 million people have diabetes, and a significant percentage of people in the US may have elevated blood sugars without realizing it. Because having diabetes increases the risk of complications such as heart disease, eye disease, and kidney disease – it is important for people with diabetes to meet regularly with healthcare providers.

Nov 04, 2020

Diabetes Awareness Month: Diabetes, ED, & Infertility

Did you know that diabetes can contribute to erectile dysfunction and other men’s health conditions? Find out more about why treating your diabetes is important. Get more education on diabetes awareness.

Nov 03, 2020

What Are Pronouns and Why Do They Matter?

Pronouns—they’re something a lot of us take for granted in everyday life. If you identify with the sex you were assigned at birth, pronouns might not be something you’ve had to think about. If you or someone in your life is transgender, genderqueer, or another gender-variant, you probably know how important it is to get pronouns right, even if you don’t do so the first time.

Oct 26, 2020

Falling into Fall Allergies

Fall brings beautiful leaves and chilly temperatures, but it also brings a level of discomfort that many people deal with each year: fall allergies. Here are tips on beating your fall allergy symptoms so you can save the red nose for wintertime.

Oct 23, 2020

Hip Pain & Hip Popping: Do You Need a Doctor?

You may have tried massages or stretching, but your hip pain isn’t going away. Find the source of your pain and learn from Doctor Chalmers when you might want to see a hip specialist.

Oct 23, 2020

Common Questions About Influenza

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, health care professionals are uncertain what the flu season will look like this year. Due to the similarity of symptoms, it may be hard to tell the difference between flu and COVID-19 based on symptoms alone. Eleni Miller, DO, a pediatrician at University of Utah Health, answers questions about influenza and the flu vaccine.

Oct 23, 2020

You've Heard of LASIK, but What About PRK?

You’ve probably heard ads encouraging you to “find out if LASIK is right for you.” But what if you find out it’s not? There’s good news. If you want to be less dependent on eyeglasses or contacts, you may have several other options.

Oct 20, 2020

Celebrate Halloween Safely: Advice from U of U Health Infectious Diseases Doctors

Halloween is approaching and children are looking forward to putting on their costumes and receiving candy from neighbors. However, trick-or-treating may look a little different this year due to COVID-19 risks associated with traditional Halloween activities. Infectious Diseases doctors at University of Utah Health offer advice to celebrate Halloween safely this year.

Oct 14, 2020

Halloween Contact Lenses: Beware!

Love the look but aren't sure if it's good for you? Don’t let a bad Halloween costume decision haunt you for life.

Oct 14, 2020

Gum Disease Associated to COVID-19 and Other Medical Conditions

As we learn more about COVID-19, the virus is being associated to several medical conditions and complications in patients that have been infected. A recent study found gum disease can be associated with severe COVID-19 outcomes and other medical conditions.

Oct 12, 2020

The Science Behind Masking

Experts from University of Utah Health and other medical institutions around the world agree that wearing a mask is one of the most powerful measures we can take to protect ourselves and slow the spread of COVID-19.

Oct 10, 2020

Tip #12: Be Well, Willpower Up!

Have you struggled with willpower when it comes to enforcing positive habits? Check out Healthy for Good's tip #12: Willpower up! Arrange your environment, boost willpower in the moment, strengthen ongoing willpower & excuse setbacks.

Oct 07, 2020

Tip #11: Move More, Choose Your Own Workout

Did you know that adequate physical activity can lead to improved length and quality of life? Check out Healthy for Good's tip #11: Choose your own workout. Getting recommended amounts of physical activity weekly (150 minutes of moderate activity) is linked to lower risk of diseases, stronger bones and muscles, and improved mental health and mood.

Oct 07, 2020

How to Deal With Erectile Dysfunction in a Relationship

ED can be embarrassing to talk about. However, if it is affecting your relationship, you need to discuss it. Find tips for talking to your partner and getting successful treatment.

Oct 06, 2020

Mediterranean Watermelon Salad Recipe

Today we’re taking you step-by-step through how to make a delicious Mediterranean watermelon salad. We already know that watermelon is the perfect summer food, but what makes this recipe so great is the combination of sweet & salty ingredients tied together with fresh herbs and a satisfying honey vinaigrette.

Oct 05, 2020

Answering COVID-19 Questions with Infectious Diseases Experts

COVID-19 cases are rising in Utah and there’s many questions surrounding coronavirus vaccinations. Healthcare professionals at University of Utah Health are continuously learning about the new disease. Hannah Imlay, MD, infectious diseases physician at U of U Health provides information about the novel virus.

Oct 03, 2020

Tip #10: Add Color, Keep it Fresh

Did you know that you can make your produce last longer by ensuring it is stored properly? Check out Healthy for Good's tip #10: Keep it fresh. Improve the longevity of your fresh produce with these simple tips.

Sep 30, 2020

Flu FAQ

As flu season approaches, University of Utah Health is preparing guidelines for how to evaluate and determine whether a patient has COVID-19 or influenza. The coronavirus pandemic has made it difficult to tell the difference between the two viruses due to an overlap of symptoms. Here are some frequently asked questions about influenza.

Sep 30, 2020

Tip #9: Eat Smart, The Salty Six

Did you know which six popular foods can add high levels of sodium to your diet? Check out Healthy for Good's tip #9: The salty six. As part of a healthy dietary pattern, the American Heart Association recommends 2,300 milligrams (mgs) or less a day of sodium.

Sep 29, 2020

U of U Health Cardiologists Recognize Cardiovascular System Complications in COVID-19 Patients

When the SARS-CoV-2 virus, or COVID-19, was first identified, it was associated as a respiratory disease due to symptoms that impacted the lungs. Scientists and doctors have since discovered the virus causes complications to other organs of the body, including the heart. While research is ongoing to understand the long-term effects of COVID-19, cardiologists are learning more about the effects on the cardiovascular system.

Sep 26, 2020

Tip #8: Be Well, Clean Up Your Sleep Hygiene

Is your phone keeping you up at night? Check out Healthy for Good's tip #8: Clean up your sleep hygiene. With a few tweaks to your tech habits, you can wake up more refreshed and ready to face the day.

Sep 25, 2020

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls Recipe

Nothing beats the mix of dark chocolate and peanut butter…except maybe adding a hint of coconut. You get it all in this delicious snack. Feel free to get the kiddos involved in the action for this easy hands-on recipe. This snack has it all with a great balance of protein, healthy fats, and carbohydrate to keep you moving.

Sep 23, 2020

Tip #7: Move More, 25 Ways to Get Moving at Home

Did you know that getting the recommended amounts of physical activity weekly (150 minutes of moderate activity) is linked to lower risk of diseases, stronger bones and muscles, and improved mental health and mood? Check out Healthy for Good's tip #7: 25 Ways to Get Moving at Home. Try these fun and creative activities to get your family moving!

Sep 19, 2020

Tip #6: Add Color, The Seasons of Eating

Did you know that fresh foods are often less expensive during their harvest season? Check out Healthy for Good's tip #6: Seasons of Eating. Each seasons brings a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables to incorporate into your diet.

Sep 18, 2020

Exercise & Prevention: Keys to Maintaining Healthy Vision

You know regular exercise benefits your heart, lungs, energy level, and waistline. But did you know it can also help preserve your vision? From the minute you wake up until you go to sleep, your eyes work to bring you the world, delivering 80 percent of the information you take in every day. Fortunately, vision is the one sense you can deliberately protect and monitor.

Sep 16, 2020

Tip #5: Eat Smart, Sip Smarter by Limiting Sugary Drinks

Most Americans consume nearly 20 teaspoons of added sugars each day. That’s more than TRIPLE the recommended daily limit for women and DOUBLE for men. Check out Healthy for Good's tip #5: Sip Smarter. Try these tips to quench your thirst with less added sugar.

Sep 12, 2020

Tip #4: Be Well, Fight Stress with Healthy Habits

Stress can have negative impacts on your health, such as releasing the hormone cortisol into your bloodstream, which can increase your heart rate and blood pressure. Check out Healthy for Good's tip #4: Fight stress with Healthy Habits. These simple tips will help you lower both your cortisol and stress levels.

Sep 09, 2020

Tip #3: Move More, 7 Ways to Move More

There are plenty of easy, no-cost ways to dedicate at least 150 minutes to being more active. Check out Healthy for Good's tip #3: 7 Ways to Move More. You can get health benefits even if you split the exercise into a few short bouts of activity each day.

Sep 09, 2020

10 Men’s Sexual Health Questions That Are Too Embarrassing to Ask

Sometimes asking questions about sex can be embarrassing—even for adults. Don't worry, we've got answers. Here are questions ranging from alcohol and sex to ejaculation disorders. Check out these answers from our men's health doctors.

Sep 05, 2020

Tip #2: Add Color, 5 Reasons to Add Color to Your Diet

Did you know fruits and vegetables provide many beneficial nutrients that are essential to your everyday health? Check out Healthy for Good's tip #2: Five reasons to eat more color. Find out five reasons fruits and vegetables are a great addition to your diet.

Sep 05, 2020

Sandwich on a Stick Recipe

In this recipe demonstration, we’ll be showing three variations, including PB&J, veggie, and turkey. We’ll also be talking nutrition and including tips and tricks on how to build a healthier sandwich. The best part is that these are adaptable and you can use whatever ingredients you prefer or have on hand.

Sep 03, 2020

Traveling During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This Labor Day weekend, millions of Americans are looking to squeeze in one more vacation as summer comes to an end. Since travel increases a person’s risk for COVID-19, it’s important to be cautious and practice good hygiene to help reduce transmission of the virus if you decide to travel.

Sep 02, 2020

Tip #1: Eat Smart, 4 Ways to Get Healthy Fats

Did you know that you can improve your bad cholesterol just by eating a different kind of fat? Check out Healthy for Good's tip #1: Four ways to get good fats. Improve your diet by eating these four healthy fats.

Aug 26, 2020

COVID-19 and Wildfire Smoke

Wildfires are becoming more common and severe due to climate change and warmer and drier conditions in the West. As wildfire season rages in Utah, California, and other parts of the United States, people are also at increased risk for COVID-19 infection due to wildfire smoke.

Aug 25, 2020

10 Coronavirus Tips for Isolation if You Have a Sick Family or Household Member

Whether you have COVID-19 (coronavirus) or someone you live with does, you need to take care of yourself and your household. Use these 10 tips to take care of yourself and those you live with.

Aug 21, 2020

Hawaiian Teriyaki Chicken Skewers

This recipe for Hawaiian Teriyaki Chicken Skewers makes a complete meal, and can serve as a template for a variety of other options. Each skewer is a good source of protein as well as fruits and veggies. The protein used in this recipe is chicken, but the recipe would also be delicious if you used lean beef or tofu.

Aug 17, 2020

Answering COVID-19 Questions

As the virus that causes COVID-19 continues to evolve, experts at University of Utah Health are learning more about the new disease. Emily Spivak, MD, associate professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at U of U Health, provides information about the virus.

Aug 17, 2020

How to Increase Male Fertility With Healthy Sperm

Lots of factors go into keeping sperm healthy. Of course diet and exercise play a part. Read about what healthy sperm are and how to keep your swimmers going strong.

Aug 14, 2020

Spaghetti Squash Salad Recipe

This spaghetti squash salad is super flavorful and incredibly easy to throw together for a quick side dish recipe, perfect for BBQ’s, pot-lucks, you name it! It includes minimal ingredients and no cooking skills are required. This salad is full of veggies, with the main ingredient, you guessed it, being spaghetti squash.

Aug 11, 2020

Back to School Q&A With Infectious Diseases Doctors

Infectious Disease doctors at University of Utah Health held a Q&A panel about COVID-19 and the potential impact it could have on students, teachers, and families when they return to school. The process of returning to school has caused concerns for parents and teachers. The decision to open classrooms and the guidelines put in place by school districts can influence the safety and well-being of those in the education system.

Aug 10, 2020

Answering COVID-19 Questions: Returning to School

As healthcare professionals continue to learn about the virus that causes COVID-19, many parents are tasked with the decision of sending their child to school. Adam Hersh, MD, is a professor of pediatric infectious diseases specializing in epidemiology at University of Utah Health. He answered questions about COVID-19 and returning back to school.

Aug 03, 2020

How to Avoid Eye Strain Caused by Increased Screen Time Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Kids and adults are spending more screen time at home as the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into the new school year. One of the side-effects may be eye strain in the form of blurry vision, dry eyes, or even headaches. Griffin Jardine, MD, an ophthalmologist at the Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah, offers tips for avoiding the strain.

Jul 27, 2020

Pineapple Salsa Recipe

Pineapple salsa is a fun, colorful way to add variety to a chips-and-salsa snack or to a fish-taco meal. This salsa is a great source of Vitamin C, fiber and beneficial phytochemicals and antioxidants because of the variety of colorful fruits and vegetables.

Jul 17, 2020

Answering COVID-19 Questions

The number of coronaviruses cases in Utah continue to rise, and hospitals are on the verge of ICU capacity. Doctors at University of Utah Health say there are two things we can all easily do to stop the spread of COVID-19: physical distance and wear a mask. Russell Vinik, MD, chief medical operations officer at U of U Health answered questions about COVID-19 and shared the latest information about the virus.

Jul 16, 2020

Should You Be Wearing Goggles With Your Face Mask to Prevent Catching COVID-19?

While the mouth and nose are thought to be the main entry points for catching the coronavirus, there’s also concern about the risk of contracting COVID-19 through the eyes. Experts at the Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah offer tips about when and where you should consider wearing goggles or wrap-around safety glasses for protection.

Jul 16, 2020

Tips for Mountain Bike Safety

Mountain biking is an amazing sport and Utah is truly a world renown mecca for the sport. Mountain biking is a great way to get out into the mountains, improve fitness, enhance a feeling of well-being, and build confidence. However, mountain biking is not without risk. It’s an activity that requires specialized equipment and sometimes takes place on difficult terrain. Learn how you can best protect yourself while biking.

Jul 10, 2020

Overnight Oats Recipe

Our next Be Well Utah 2020 virtual cooking demo features three delicious variations on overnight oatmeal: banana nut, apple cinnamon, and chocolate peanut butter. Try them out with your family and see which one is your favorite!

Jul 09, 2020

Recovered From COVID-19 but With an Uncertain Future

On March 13, Clement Chow found himself on the leading edge of a tidal wave as one of the first COVID-19 cases in Utah. Read his survivor story and about the work of physicians and scientists at University of Utah Health who are working hard to bring us to the other side of the pandemic.

Jul 08, 2020

Similarities and Differences Between Flu and COVID-19

When coronavirus, or COVID-19, first impacted the United States earlier this year, similarities in symptoms of influenza and coronavirus made it difficult to tell the difference between the viruses. Both are contagious respiratory illnesses, but there are some key differences between the two.

Jun 30, 2020

Hearing Aids: Medical vs. Retail

Hearing loss can drastically affect your quality of life. Purchasing hearing aids is a major decision that requires careful considerations. Organizations that sell hearing aids follow either of two models in providing care: medical or retail (non-medical).

Jun 30, 2020

Personas con mayor riesgo de enfermarse gravemente

Cualquier persona corre riesgo de contraer COVID-19 si se ve expuesta al virus. Algunas personas tienen mayor probabilidad de enfermarse gravemente que otras, lo que significa que pueden necesitar hospitalización, cuidados intensivos o asistencia mecánica que las ayude a respirar (respirador), e incluso algunas podrían morir. Todos los días aprendemos un poco más acerca del COVID-19 y, a medida que haya más información disponible, los CDC continuarán actualizando y compartiendo la información acerca de los factores de riesgo de enfermarse gravemente.

Jun 30, 2020

Familias que viven en espacios reducidos

Esta guía está dirigida a personas que viven juntas en espacios reducidos —como personas que comparten un pequeño apartamento— o personas que viven en la misma casa con familias numerosas o extendidas.

Jun 30, 2020

Cuándo puede estar con otras personas después de haber tenido COVID-19 confirmado o presunto

Cuándo puede volver a estar cerca de otras personas (suspender el aislamiento en su casa) depende de diversos factores según cada situación. Abajo verá las recomendaciones de los CDC según su situación.

Jun 29, 2020

Citrus Kale & Quinoa Salad Recipe

Be Well Utah 2020 is offering virtual cooking demos so you can learn to make tasty and nutritious meals from your own home. Our University of Utah Health Registered Dietitians have handpicked recipes that are easy to make, include healthy ingredients, and are suitable for the whole family.

Jun 25, 2020

How to Avoid Eye Injuries from Fireworks

Every year around the Fourth of July, doctors see hundreds of preventable eye injuries caused by the unsafe handling of fireworks. Here’s what experts at the Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah say you should know about the dangers, how to prevent injuries, and what to do—and not to do—in case of injury.

Jun 24, 2020

Skin Health and Face Masks

If you wear glasses and are helping slow the spread of coronavirus by wearing a mask, you’ve probably experienced foggy lenses the moment you put on the mask. What to do? An optical shop expert at the John A. Moran Eye Center shares some tips.

Jun 23, 2020

Tips for Virtual Workouts

If you're like many people who had to change their daily routines due to COVID-19, you are probably in need of a good way to stay in shape and get fit while gyms are closed. Thank to communications technology like Zoom, you can still sweat it out with Zoom fitness classes. Learn how to get started!

Jun 23, 2020

Food and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Although it's not thought to be the main way of spread, it is possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching food or food packaging, that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. It is always important to follow good food safety practices to reduce the risk of illness from common foodborne pathogens.

Jun 22, 2020

Answering COVID-19 Questions With U of U Health Experts

In the past week, Utah saw an increase number of COVID-19 cases and concerns have grown about individuals not wearing a face mask in public. There are also new questions about an inflammatory drug called dexamethasone that’s being used in trials to treat COVID-19 patients. Richard Orlandi, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Ambulatory Health at University of Utah Health answered questions about COVID-19 and the shared the latest information about what’s known about COVID-19 to date.

Jun 17, 2020

Stay Healthy When Protesting During A Pandemic

As nationwide protests of the police and institutional racism continue in the wake of George Floyd's death, officials are reminding demonstrators that COVID-19 remains a threat to Americans' health and spreads easily in large crowds. If you are planning to protest, follow these tips to reduce the risk of spreading the virus and to be safe in general.

Jun 17, 2020

Tips for Avoiding Foggy Eyeglasses When You Wear Your Face Mask

If you wear glasses and are helping slow the spread of coronavirus by wearing a mask, you’ve probably experienced foggy lenses the moment you put on the mask. What to do? An optical shop expert at the John A. Moran Eye Center shares some tips.

Jun 15, 2020

How Is the Pandemic Affecting Sleep?

Kelly Baron, PhD, MPH, DBSM, associate professor in the department of Family & Preventive Medicine at University of Utah Health, is conducting a research study on how sleep is affecting people's routines and offers us some advice on best ways to improve our sleep.

Jun 15, 2020

When to Consider Cataract Surgery: Coronavirus Update

When do you know it’s time for cataract surgery, especially with COVID-19 safety considerations? Experts at the Moran Eye Center share what they look for during comprehensive eye exams to develop treatment plans and offer tips for delaying cataracts.

Jun 15, 2020

Answering COVID-19 Questions

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an illness caused by a virus that can spread to person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a new coronavirus, and health experts continue to learn about it every day. Sankar Swaminathan, MD, Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at University of Utah Health answered questions about COVID-19 and the shared the latest information about what’s known about COVID-19 to date.

Jun 09, 2020

Should You Really Walk 10,000 Steps a Day?

If you are fitness-minded and counting your steps, you may have heard the recommendation of 10,000 steps a day, but where did that number come from and is it really a good target number?

Jun 09, 2020

Do I have Spring Allergies?

Allergies are a common chronic disorder that affects about 60 million Americans. They affect people of all ages, often beginning in childhood or young adult years. They can be seasonal or perennial (year-round), depending on the offending allergens.

Jun 09, 2020

Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Treatment

If your child has a cleft lip or cleft palate, the surgeries they need will depend on their age and the severity of the cleft. Your doctor will develop a personalized plan of care for your child that will minimize the number of operations and achieve the best aesthetic and functional results possible.

Jun 08, 2020

COVID-19 and Older Adults

As medical experts continue to study and learn more about COVID-19, current available information and clinical expertise found older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions to be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

Jun 05, 2020

Face Mask Cover Guidelines for Homemade Cloth Masks

Are homemade face masks a good idea? 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. 

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 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.

Apr 29, 2020

Does Wearing Contact Lenses Increase Your Chance of Getting COVID-19?

Are contact lens wearers at higher risk for coronavirus infection since they may touch their eyes more than average? Experts at the Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah offer facts and hygiene tips.

Apr 27, 2020

Checking Your Temperature: Here’s What You Need to Know

Do you find yourself placing the back of your hand on your forehead to gauge your temperature? You are not alone. High temperature is an indicator that you might be falling ill. It is also one of the more common symptoms of COVID-19.

Apr 20, 2020

Keeping Track of Your Health in a COVID-19 World

While we are concerned about COVID-19 and it's impact on our health, we may have other health issues that need to be addressed. After a change in hospital policies, how do we continue to seek care? Learn about the different resources still available at University of Utah Health.

Apr 17, 2020

COVID-19: What to Do if You or a Family Member Test Positive

Most people who get sick with COVID-19 will have only mild illness and should recover at home. Care at home can help stop the spread of COVID-19 and help protect people who are at risk for getting seriously ill from COVID-19.

Apr 16, 2020

Is Pink Eye a Symptom of COVID-19?

Should you worry if conjunctivitis, known as pink eye, could be a symptom of coronavirus? Experts at the Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah discuss the rare association between pink eye and COVID-19 and offer tips for what to do if you or a family member has pink eye.

Apr 16, 2020

How to Care for Your Hands

Washing our hands is one of the effective ways of preventing the spread of COVID-19, particularly after using the restroom, coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose. However, frequent handwashing can lead to red, itchy or even cracked skin. Here's what a dermatologist recommends is the best way to wash and care for your hands.

Apr 15, 2020

7 Ways to Stay Safe and Healthy During Quarantine

Whether you’re working from home, taking a virtual class, or practicing physical distancing for you and your loved ones’ safety, we’re all experiencing a new normal together. This transition may be easy for some, but working and studying from home is unusual for many. As the days and weeks progress, you might find yourself craving a sense of balance and normalcy.

Apr 15, 2020

COVID-19 and Antibody Testing: What You Need to Know

Also called immunity testing or serological testing, antibody testing tells you if you had been infected in the past by the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 (also referred to as SARS CoV-2).

Apr 15, 2020

Why Practice Mindfulness During a Pandemic?

In this time of COVID-19, many of us have experienced a loss of control, a great sense of vulnerability for ourselves and others, and a whirlwind of challenging emotions. Here's how mindfulness—a practice of paying attention to present moment experiences with curiosity and compassion—can help.

Apr 14, 2020

Want to Get Outside During COVID-19? Here's How to Do it Safely

Spring is in full bloom. But thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are having a hard time enjoying the outdoors. Yet health experts say fresh air and exercise are important right now. So how can we be active in a responsible and respectful fashion?

Apr 12, 2020

Stop Touching or Rubbing Your Eyes to Reduce Risk of Coronavirus Infection

Medical advice to stop rubbing your eyes is more important than ever with the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts at the Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah tell you why touching your eyes can be dangerous and offer tips to reduce your chances of coronavirus infection.

Apr 10, 2020

Running Essential Errands During a Pandemic

As communities across the United States take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 by limiting close contact, people are facing new challenges and questions about how to meet basic household needs.

Apr 10, 2020

Eat Right During the COVID-19 Fight

The coronavirus epidemic is posing new challenges to eating well, from empty shelves to making fewer trips to the store. Here are some ideas to help you and your loved ones maintain good nutrition while sheltering in place.

Apr 07, 2020

Thanks Health Heroes

Since the Heroes Work Here signage rolled out, many people have been asking for a version to use at home, so the U of U Health team made it happen with the "Thanks Health Heroes" signs.

Mar 23, 2020

Is it COVID-19? Or Is it Just My Allergies?

Many might wonder whether their itchy throat or runny nose could mean something other than an allergic reaction. Could it be COVID-19? Let’s break down the facts.

Mar 23, 2020

Gym Closed? Here Are Some Healthy Alternatives

Continue your workouts and exercise routines in the confines of your own home or in the neighborhood with these alternatives.

Mar 20, 2020

Why Physical Distancing Matters

Physical distancing can help slow the spread of coronavirus and keep high-risk populations safe. “You’re staying home to protect the most vulnerable,” says Emily Spivak, associate professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at University of Utah Health. “It’s part of our civic duty.”

Mar 17, 2020

Coping With Mental Health During COVID-19 Pandemic

Just like the virus itself, emotional stress seems to be spreading alongside the coronavirus outbreak. You may feel fatigued, have difficulty sleeping, or experience a loss of appetite. This is a completely normal human reaction, and there is no “right” way to respond in times of uncertainty.

Mar 17, 2020

Social Distancing, Explained

In a coordinated effort to contain the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the public has been recommended to practice social distancing. But what does that mean?

Mar 17, 2020

What Is a Pandemic?

The World Health Organization declared a pandemic due to the rapidly evolving coronavirus. But what exactly is a pandemic?

Mar 10, 2020

How Does COVID-19 Compare to the Flu?

Fever, cough, and shortness of breath are all potential symptoms of both influenza and COVID-19. So how does someone know if they have the flu or the COVID-19 virus?

Mar 02, 2020

Handwashing: The Best Way to Protect Yourself from Illness

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are advising people to wash their hands frequently to protect themselves from respiratory illness. Handwashing, especially during key illness times such as flu season, is the best way to remove germs and avoid getting sick.

Feb 25, 2020

Be a Bone Marrow Hero

You could save a life.

Feb 25, 2020

A Cancer Vaccine?

Our world was a much scarier place before vaccines. Polio, tetanus, and diphtheria are all among the afflictions that used to be major concerns for people everywhere. While these diseases do still exist, their infection rates and impact have been reduced to the point where most of us hardly give them a thought. That peace of mind is the result of vaccines.

Feb 24, 2020

Suicide Prevention

Learn the signs so you can recognize when someone is in trouble.

Feb 24, 2020

Cancer and Acupuncture

Many patients find the practice beneficial.

Feb 18, 2020

Dental Hygiene for Kids

Kids need to learn early how to take care of their teeth.

Feb 18, 2020

Diabetes and ED: Symptoms, Treatment

Believe it or not, erectile dysfunction (ED) can be a symptom of diabetes. Men need healthy blood vessels and nerves to get an erection. High blood sugar from diabetes can damage these blood vessels and nerves. Learn more about ED treatment and diabetes

Feb 18, 2020

Facts About Estrogen

There's a lot of conflicting information out there about this vital hormone.

Feb 12, 2020

Carrots & Eye Health: Myth or Fact?

You’ve probably heard that carrots are good for your eyes, and it’s true. Carrots are a super source of beta-carotene—and that’s a start. But it takes a whole lot more to protect your irreplaceable vision.

Feb 05, 2020

Preventing Contact Burns

Contact burns are caused by touching a hot object. They commonly occur while cooking or using beauty tools such as a curling iron. All contact burns are preventable. Giavonni Lewis, MD, director of University of Utah Health Burn Center, says several common-sense practices can help prevent serious burns.

Feb 05, 2020

How to Shovel Snow: Tips to Prevent Injury

It doesn't matter if you're a veteran snow shoveler or more of a beginner—save your back with these tips. Otherwise, you may end up suffering from back pain.

Feb 05, 2020

Benefits of Turmeric

There is no set dosage for turmeric.

Feb 05, 2020

Playing Hide and Seek with Sugar

Not all sugar is created equal.

Feb 05, 2020

Protect Yourself From Coronavirus

Taking a few precautions will help protect you from viruses.

Jan 29, 2020

How Healthy Is Your Prostate?

It's a small organ that can cause big problems.

Jan 29, 2020

Healthier Alternatives to the Senate Candy Drawer

Extremely long days of sitting are in store for the women and men of the U.S. Senate in Washington D.C. as the impeachment trial continues. Many of them are relying on a desk draw to give them energy throughout the day.

Jan 22, 2020

Glaucoma Symptoms & Treatment

Early diagnosis matters when it comes to glaucoma, known as the silent thief of sight. Learn about glaucoma risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options from the experts at the Moran Eye Center.

Jan 21, 2020

Male Infertility – Get Tested, Get Treated

Fifteen percent of couples struggle with infertility, an often frustrating problem that affects both men and women equally. Learn more about how men's health providers at U of U Health can help you find treatments to combat male infertility.

Jan 21, 2020

Skin Care Face Masks: Are They Safe for Everyone?

Face masks are commonly used for skin care treatment, claiming to fight acne, soothe skin, and provide a glow. Many face masks also claim to contain natural ingredients—but does that mean they’re safe to use? And what if they cause your face to tingle?

Jan 20, 2020

What Is Snow Blindness & How Can You Prevent It?

There’s a reason you squint in bright sunlight. In situations where the sun’s rays intensify as they reflect off of snow, water, or sand, and you forget your UV-blocking sunglasses or goggles your eyes can get sunburned.

Jan 16, 2020

Junior Jazz: Health on the Court

Your Junior Jazz player wants to own the court. Here are some conditioning drills for youth basketball players to help them stay healthy and active.

Jan 15, 2020

One Question for Your Pharmacist

A trip to the pharmacy should be simple. Pick up your medications and be on your way, right. But what about your medication’s potential side effects or interactions with other drugs? Or what about less-expensive generic options? The questions you could ask about your medications could fill an entire article.

Jan 15, 2020

The ABC's of RSV: Signs & Symptoms

Pediatricians across the US are seeing an increased number of cases of RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, a common respiratory virus that causes infection in the lungs and breathing passages. But Utah is currently seeing moderate activity, with RSV most active in the winter and early spring months between January and March.

Jan 10, 2020

Driving as We Age

There may come a time when you need to hang up the keys.

Jan 10, 2020

Why Do My Joints Hurt in the Winter?

The cold weather can make your joints feel frozen.

Jan 10, 2020

Wheelchair Safety in the Snow

Here are a few tips to stay safe out there in the snow.

Jan 08, 2020

New Year, New You, & Microneedling Too

Microneedling has been around since the mid 90s, but has recently become more popular. If you haven’t heard of it, an aesthetician uses a SkinPen® with small needles to puncture the first layer of skin. Start the New Year with a new you and try microneedling.

Jan 06, 2020

How Nutrition Affects Your Prostate, Bladder, & Sperm

We know nutrition is key to our health, but did you know it can also reduce your chances of developing erectile dysfunction (ED) and prostate cancer? It can also improve your sperm health. Check out our list of recommendations.

Jan 06, 2020

How to Get Ready for Ski Season - Ski Exercises

Ready to hit the slopes? Check out these ski exercises that you can do to prepare for the ski season. Prevent ski injuries by being prepared.

Dec 31, 2019

Keeping Kids Active in the Winter

Even when it's cold outside kids need to keep moving.

Dec 19, 2019

Asthma Could Give Rise to Childhood Obesity

Scientists at University of Utah Health have found evidence that asthma increases the risk for developing obesity in children.

Dec 17, 2019

Can You Go Skiing After a Knee Replacement?

The only restrictions that doctors place on physical activity usually involve prolonged running, but other activities, including skiing, waterskiing, and racquetball, are okay.

Dec 16, 2019

Can Teens Get Testicular Cancer? Signs, Symptoms, & Self-Tests

Even though it's uncommon, one in every 250 males will be diagnosed with testicular cancer during their lifetime. Testicular cancer can also affect teens starting at 15 years old.

Dec 12, 2019

Tracking Your Family's Eye Health May be the Best Gift of All

When family is together it's a good time to talk about health history.

Dec 11, 2019

Don't Let Winter Zap Your Skin

Dry skin is a harmless condition, but the accompanying itchiness, redness, and unpleasing appearance of rough, dry skin can be aggravating.

Dec 09, 2019

The Rise in ATV Related Arm Injuries

Dec 03, 2019

Could the Grinch Have Heart Failure?

They said his heart was two sizes too small. That's a medical condition.

Dec 02, 2019

ED & Heart Disease

Did you know that men have a warning signal that should never be ignored: erectile dysfunction (ED). Believe it or not, difficulty or an inability to get an erection when aroused can be your body’s way of telling you to take a look at your heart health.

Nov 21, 2019

Should You Worry About Swollen Testicles?

Understanding what a swollen testicle means and how to treat it can go a long way to easing the mind and fixing the problem.

Nov 19, 2019

What Is Turf Toe?

Turf toe is an injury common among football players.

Nov 13, 2019

Where Should You Go for Botox, Fillers, and Eye Lifts?

Are you considering surgery, Botox, or fillers to improve the look of your eyes? Here’s why you should consider consulting with an oculoplastic surgeon.

Nov 11, 2019

How to Train During the Holidays: Running Plan

University of Utah Health is here to help you train during the holidays, whether you're running the Salt Lake City Marathon or a shorter race.

Nov 11, 2019

The Basics of Botox

Thinking about Botox? Who uses it and how does it work? Find out from specialist Eric Cerrati, MD.

Nov 07, 2019

If Mom Smokes Marijuana, Does the Baby Too?

Moms and moms-to-be want what’s best for their babies. To give them the best start in life they sacrifice their bodies—and their sleep—and give up a number of things. Sushi and alcohol are both on the list of things to avoid. So too, is marijuana.

Nov 05, 2019

When Do You Need a Hearing Aid?

If you are beginning to experience hearing loss, you may be wondering if you need hearing aids, and if so, when you should see a doctor to start the process.

Nov 04, 2019

How Does IVF Work?

IVF is most commonly used when a couple cannot conceive on their own. There are five main steps to in vitro fertilization including ovary stimulation, egg retrieval, sperm retrieval, egg fertilization, and embryo transfer. Learn more about the process.

Oct 30, 2019

What Is IPL & How Does it Beautify Skin?

What exactly is IPL?

Oct 28, 2019

Dress for Success on the Slopes

You need the right gear.

Oct 21, 2019

Teal Pumpkin Treats

Candy isn't the only treat.

Oct 21, 2019

The Link Between High Blood Pressure and Erectile Dysfunction

You may not be aware you have a problem.

Oct 21, 2019

Things To Consider Before Your Vasectomy

It's a very common procedure.

Oct 21, 2019

Living With Epilepsy: How to Reduce the Risks

Complications of Epilepsy are always possible, including SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy), but there may be some things you can do to reduce the risks.

Oct 21, 2019

10 Things to Know About Flu Shots

Oct 15, 2019

Halloween Eye Safety

One freaky sight you want to avoid is an eye infection caused by illegal colored contact lenses

Oct 07, 2019

Things to Consider Before Your Vasectomy

What's a vasectomy procedure like and is it effective? Learn this and more about recovery. (How painful is it anyway?!) Featuring men's health specialist Jim Hotaling, MD.

Oct 07, 2019

Oh No, Lice!

You're head is itching just reading this.

Sep 27, 2019

Helping Kids Maintain a Healthy Weight

Start good habits at an early age.

Sep 24, 2019

Understanding PCOS

How we view PCOS is changing every day.

Sep 23, 2019

All About Your Thyroid

The thyroid gland secretes thyroid hormones directly into the blood, distributing them to various tissues.

Sep 20, 2019

Solutions for Sleep Apnea

Sep 17, 2019

How to Establish a Sleep Routine for Children

Your kids need to sleep, no matter what they may try to tell you.

Sep 17, 2019

Dealing With Chronic Insomnia

Ten percent of adults are dealing with insomnia at any given time.

Sep 06, 2019

Could This Bug Be Causing Your Allergies?

Sep 05, 2019

Why You Should Get Your Eyes Examined in Person

Why would you schedule an in-person eye exam when you could get one online, in your pajamas, without leaving home?

Sep 04, 2019

Choosing a Bariatric Surgeon

Undergoing surgery for weight loss is a big decision. Make sure you pick someone you can trust.

Aug 22, 2019

When Should I Get a Colonoscopy?

It's a screening that could save your life.

Aug 21, 2019

Risks of CMV or Cytomegalovirus

CMV is actually a version of the herpes virus, similar to the common chicken pox disease found around the world.

Aug 20, 2019

Preserving Fertility Through Cancer Treatment

One of the most pressing issues facing young patients treated for cancer is that the very treatment that saves their life may affect their ability to have children in the future.

Aug 16, 2019

How to Choose the Best Eyeglasses for Your Child

You don’t want kids to be looking above or below their lenses.

Aug 14, 2019

Understanding Laser Tattoo Removal

While most people seek laser tattoo removal for cosmetic reasons, some people have actual medical reasons to seek care.

Aug 13, 2019

Fighting Fire with Fire: Taking on Opioid Addiction

It seems counterintuitive to treat an addiction to a drug with another drug. However, that’s exactly the strategy in the current fight against the opioid epidemic.

Aug 13, 2019

Why Does My Lower Back Hurt?

Roughly 80 percent of people will experience pain in the lower back that is significant enough to limit activity. However this is a very common issue and one that is relatively easy to deal with. Read what you can do and how you can treat it.

Aug 07, 2019

What to Do if You Swallow a Fishbone

If you’ve swallowed a fishbone and feel fine, you don’t need to see a doctor.

Jul 25, 2019

Recovering From a Stroke

A stroke can come out of nowhere, and it can be permanently life-altering, both for the victim and for their friends and family.

Jul 22, 2019

Vaping and Pneumonia

E-cigarettes have been associated with other acute lung injuries, including a condition called lipoid pneumonia.

Jul 12, 2019

Six Summer Eye Hazards to Avoid

There’s a reason eye injuries increase in the summer—but with a little planning and care, you can prevent most of them.

Jul 10, 2019

Everyone Needs Sunglasses

Find some that will protect your eyes.

Jun 26, 2019

Understanding Uveitis

It's a very common condition.

Jun 26, 2019

When is Heartburn Considered Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease?

Heartburn by itself is fairly easy to understand, being simply a painful burning in chest or throat due to acid from the stomach that moves upward into the esophagus.

Jun 26, 2019

Understanding Hypogonadism

It’s a fact of life that the human body changes as it gets older.

Jun 25, 2019

Hard to Swallow

Since swallowing is the primary way we take in nutrients and liquids, dysphagia is a serious problem.

Jun 24, 2019

Tiny Bubbles, Big Problems?

Could those little bubbles be damaging your teeth?

Jun 24, 2019

Where Does CBD Oil Make a Difference?

Few health-related products are as buzzed about—or as controversial—as cannabidiol, also known as CBD.

Jun 19, 2019

Benefits of Exercise For Older Adults

Seniors need to keep moving.

Jun 19, 2019

Infertility and Mental Health

Many couples around the world struggle with the heartbreak of infertility.

Jun 19, 2019

New Treatments for Dupuytren's Disease

The disease causes knots of tissue to form under the skin of the hand, slowly pulling one or more fingers into a bent position.

Jun 13, 2019

Should I Take My Child to Speech Therapy?

Speech-Language Pathologists focus on helping people not just with speaking issues but also with language, social communication, writing and or reading issues, like dyslexia.

Jun 13, 2019

5 Nourishing Habits to Live Plant-Forward

Contrary to restrictive diets, plant-forward eating has no rules.

Jun 11, 2019

The HPV Vaccine Can Save Lives

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. But it doesn’t have to be.

Jun 11, 2019

Sparkler Alert

Safety tips for sparkler season.

Jun 07, 2019

Treating Pain With Surgery

When pain is being caused by a vital organ, one can be stuck with limited options.

Jun 04, 2019

What’s New in Contact Lenses for Spring and Summer?

Whether you’re new to contacts or have been wearing them for years, here’s what you need to know.

May 27, 2019

Simple Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol

There are a few things you can do to bring it down.

May 17, 2019

The Truth About Growing Pains

All kids have them.

May 14, 2019

Be Aware of Bikes

In 2018, the Trauma Center at University of Utah Hospital treated 106 patients who suffered injured related to bicycle incidents.

May 06, 2019

Stop the Bleed

Very few people enjoy the sight of blood. But even if you can’t stomach it, you should know how to handle bleeding when it occurs.

May 02, 2019

What Can Your Nails Tell You About Your Health?

Do you ever take time to consider your fingernails?

Apr 30, 2019

Tooth Pain: Common Causes and Prevention

The most common cause of tooth pain is also considered the #1 disease in the world.

Apr 30, 2019

Root Canal: The Whole Truth

Believe it or not, plenty of things are more painful than a root canal.

Apr 30, 2019

Debunking Transplant Myths

Currently, more than 113,000 people are listed as waiting for organ donation.

Apr 29, 2019

Autism and Sleep

Raising a child with autism is no easy task, no matter where they fall on the spectrum.

Apr 29, 2019

Do You Need a Measles Booster?

The number of cases has hit a 50-year high, and the disease, which was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000, has been reported in 22 states.

Apr 29, 2019

When Liposuction Doesn't Go As Expected

Apr 25, 2019

What Is Cryotherapy?

What comes to mind when you hear the term “cryotherapy?”

Apr 22, 2019

Women's Eye Health: Why It's Different

Women’s eye health deserves special attention—for lots of reasons.

Apr 22, 2019

Do You Have a Problem With Alcohol?

Help is available.

Apr 17, 2019

Chances of Having Twins on the Rise

Nationwide, the number of twin births has been on the rise, increasing by more than 75 percent over the past 30 years.

Apr 12, 2019

Handling Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is defined as persistent pain that lasts for more than three months.

Apr 09, 2019

Are You Getting Enough Protein?

Most older adults are not getting enough protein.

Apr 09, 2019

Understanding Perimenopause

Most women are familiar with menopause, a stage later in life when women no longer ovulate or have periods.

Apr 04, 2019

Do You Have Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is defined as the presence of tissue normally found in the uterus implanted in places outside the uterus.

Apr 04, 2019

Hormone Therapy and Fertility

For years, doctors have been using two types of hormones—estrogen and progesterone—to treat a number of different conditions, including perimenopause. These two hormones are also effective components of treatment for some types of infertility.

Apr 01, 2019

Concerns About Kratom

We all know about the danger posed by opioids. However, there’s another dangerous substance currently being used and abused that has received less attention.

Mar 14, 2019

An Introduction to Intuitive Eating

Intuitive eating is defined as a personal process of honoring health by listening and responding to the direct messages of the body in order to meet your physical and psychological needs.

Mar 14, 2019

Registered Dietitian Approved Recipe: Steak with Watermelon Salad

Our wellness dietitians are joint by the mission that the healthy choice should be the easy choice.

Mar 13, 2019

The Lowdown on Lasik

LASIK vision-correction surgery delivers freedom from eyeglasses and contact lenses, the technology is incredibly precise, and it’s quick and painless

Mar 12, 2019

10 Veggies to Ring in Spring

Get some more green in your diet!

Mar 08, 2019

What to Expect During a Mammogram

It can be nerve wracking to think about going to get a mammogram. But it's not as hard as it may seem. Learn more about what to expect at your mammogram.

Mar 07, 2019

Why Is Pancreatic Cancer So Deadly?

Compared to other cancers, pancreatic cancer is relatively rare. But it is the third leading cause of cancer death in the United States.

Mar 05, 2019

Surviving Daylight Savings

No one likes daylight savings.

Mar 04, 2019

Hello National Nutrition Month!

This year’s theme encourages you to Eat Right for Your Lifestyle.

Feb 26, 2019

Hope for Essential Tremor

It’s one of the most common movement disorders in the world

Feb 25, 2019

More Than Just the Baby Blues

A new report form the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force finds that almost 15% of women suffer from some sort of depression or anxiety either during or after pregnancy.

Feb 20, 2019

What People with Low Vision Want You to Know

As a clinical social worker and psychotherapist in the John A. Moran Eye Center’s comprehensive Patient Support Program, Amy Henderson, MSW, LCSW, is well aware of the misunderstandings surrounding people with low vision. She and her colleagues—including counselors, an occupational therapist, and a vision rehabilitation specialist—support low vision patients and their families daily, debunking myths along the way.

Feb 15, 2019

Take Care of Yourself

Women need to pay attention to their health.

Feb 13, 2019

Join the Resistance (Bands)!

Strength training is a great way to get into shape and reduce stress, but using weights requires either a trip to the gym or investing several hundred dollars. A popular alternative is resistance bands, long elastic bands, typically with handles on either end that can provide the muscles the same workout as a set of weights.

Feb 13, 2019

Kids and Tooth Care

Your child is probably using too much toothpaste.

Feb 11, 2019

How Bad Is a Heart Murmur?

One of the most common “abnormal” behaviors is the heart murmur.

Feb 11, 2019

What's Next for Migraine Treatment?

Thirteen percent of Americans (about 38 million people) suffer from migraine, and every one of them has a different experience with the condition.

Feb 05, 2019

Migraine: Not Just a Bad Headache

It’s more common than asthma and diabetes combined.

Feb 05, 2019

Understanding Shoulder Dislocations

Shoulder dislocations are one of the most common kinds of shoulder injuries and should be treated by a medical professional. Learn the different types of shoulder dislocations, treatment, and prevention strategies.

Jan 31, 2019

The Future of Dental Education Is Virtual

Groundbreaking efforts at the University of Utah School of Dentistry are making virtual reality the future of dental education.

Jan 25, 2019

Glaucoma and Marijuana: What Ophthalmologists Want You to Know

Some myths die hard—like the one about marijuana as a treatment for glaucoma patients.

Jan 22, 2019

SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL WINTER WELLNESS TIPS

Jan 22, 2019

New Risks for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Jan 18, 2019

Winter Baby Care Tips

Keep your baby bundled!

Jan 14, 2019

Tips for a Healthy Heart

Your heart takes care of you, so you should take care of it. Here are five important tips to keep your heart happy and healthy.

Jan 11, 2019

Hot Liquids Burn Like Fire

Avoiding Burns and Scalds When Cooking

Dec 27, 2018

Avoiding Winter Injuries

Be careful out there.

Dec 27, 2018

5 Fiber Rich Foods

Chances are you are not getting enough fiber.

Dec 17, 2018

Winter Skin Care

Don't fall victim to dry,itchy skin.

Dec 17, 2018

TOP TIPS FOR CHOOSING SAFE TOYS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

The thrills of lightsabers, wands, bows, and swords are just too much to resist—especially when it comes to Christmas wish lists.

Dec 10, 2018

Oh, that Aching Back

In 2016, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reported that costs due to back pain trail only diabetes and heart disease in total health care costs in the United States.

Dec 07, 2018

When Cold Hands Won't Warm Up

When Cold Hands Won't Warm Up

Dec 04, 2018

Treatments for Craniosynostosis

The premature fusion of skull bones is a condition known as craniosynostosis.

Dec 03, 2018

How to Avoid the Flu During the Holidays

You don't want to miss a moment.

Nov 27, 2018

How to Create a Cancer Care Package

It's the little things that count.

Nov 21, 2018

Five Tips to Keep You Safe on Turkey Day

Be thankful you don't have to go to the emergency room.

Nov 16, 2018

How to Safely Deep Fry Your Turkey

You don't want your Thanksgiving to go up in flames.

Nov 15, 2018

Holiday Hacks for Type 2 Diabetics

You can navigate the holidays with a few simple tips.

Nov 14, 2018

Don't Let Diabetic Eye Disease Sneak Up on You

If you are one of the 30.3 million Americans with diabetes, you are at risk for diabetic eye disease—including blindness.

Nov 13, 2018

Healthy Holiday Habits

We’re sharing a few of our favorite hacks to satisfy holiday food cravings, enjoy holiday parties, and prioritize your health.

Nov 05, 2018

Sports Injuries and Age

Athletes get hurt. However, their age may play a role in the injuries they sustain.

Nov 05, 2018

Dealing With Hip and Knee Pain: Options Before Hip Replacement or Knee Replacement Surgery

Thousands of people deal with it every day.

Oct 30, 2018

Scary Diseases to Avoid This Fall

Protect you and your kids from the germs, bacteria, and viruses that cause some pretty frightening illnesses.

Oct 18, 2018

How Much Sugar Do You Drink?

It may be hiding in plain sight.

Oct 15, 2018

Healthy Snack Choices

Step away from the vending machine.

Oct 11, 2018

Polio Like Illness Causes Concern

Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a neurologic illness, most often caused by a group of viruses similar to the polio virus.

Oct 09, 2018

Preventing Osteoporosis

Your bones support you. You need to support your bones.

Oct 08, 2018

Burn Prevention Tips

Simple things you can do to avoid burn injuries in your home.

Oct 08, 2018

Fall Prevention for Older Adults

According to the Centers for Disease Control more than one out of every four people over the age of 65 suffers a fall each year.

Oct 02, 2018

Facts About Diabetes

What you don't know could hurt you.

Oct 02, 2018

Your Teen Needs Sleep

You may not rock them to sleep any more, but you can help your teen get the sleep they need.

Sep 27, 2018

Helping Kids Deal With Anxiety

Anxiety can be a problem at any age.

Sep 26, 2018

Scooter Safety

Scooter accidents are on the rise.

Sep 25, 2018

New Hope For Heart Failure

Heart failure occurs when the heart becomes dilated, or enlarged. This can occur due to a previous heart attack, or diseases of the heart.

Sep 20, 2018

Vision Changes as We Age: What’s Normal, What’s Not?

September is “Healthy Aging Month”—a good time to think about your vision, now and in the future.

Sep 20, 2018

Know Your Growths

There are several types of growths that occur in the female reproductive system.

Sep 17, 2018

Answers About Aspirin

One third of Americans over the age of 65 take an aspirin every day.

Sep 04, 2018

Preventing Caregiver Burnout

Caregivers who are unprepared to meet these increased physical and emotional demands often experience “caregiver burnout,” also known as “caregiver stress.”

Sep 04, 2018

Preventing Caregiver Burnout

Caregivers who are unprepared to meet these increased physical and emotional demands often experience “caregiver burnout,” also known as “caregiver stress.”

Sep 04, 2018

Traveling With Medications

There are some things to consider.

Sep 04, 2018

Common Swimming Injuries

Swimming is great exercise -- if you do it right.

Sep 04, 2018

Could Your Apple Watch Save Your Life?

Your Apple watch is now a medical device.

Sep 04, 2018

What is Metabolomics?

Metabolomics is the study of the unique chemical fingerprint left by cells.

Aug 28, 2018

What to Do About a Black Eye

Common causes include sports injuries, collisions with door frames, or even a punch in the nose.

Aug 28, 2018

Snapchat Isn't the Problem: Dealing with Body Dysmorphia

Social media is adding a new twist to an old problem.

Aug 21, 2018

Summer Is Eye-Healthy Food Time

You may have heard that carrots are good for your vision—and it’s true. But so are spinach, kale, tomatoes, arugula, and sweet potatoes.

Aug 20, 2018

Your Gallbladder and You

You make a great team.

Aug 14, 2018

Helping Moms in the Face of Drug Dependency and Addiction

Pregnant women with opioid use disorders often face a number of challenges during their pregnancies.

Aug 02, 2018

Same Day Skin Cancer Surgery

The words “cancer surgery” do not bring to mind a same day procedure in which the patient is awake for the whole process.

Aug 01, 2018

What Is Vaginal Rejuvenation?

There is a single vaginal rejuvenation procedure, and it promises to tighten the vagina, stop incontinence, eliminate vaginal dryness, and more. But what are the facts?

Jul 25, 2018

Are You Sun Safe?

You probably aren't doing enough to protect yourself from the sun.

Jul 20, 2018

Take Care of Your Liver

Your liver does a lot for you. It’s the largest internal organ in your body and carries out more than 500 essential tasks to keep you healthy.

Jul 16, 2018

Bye, Bye Breastfeeding

What is the right way to wean your baby?

Jul 12, 2018

Pap Smear, HPV Test, or Both?

The pap smear (or pap test) is one of the cornerstones of women’s health.

Jul 12, 2018

How to Tell If Your Sunglasses Are Really Protecting Your Eyes

Not all sunglasses are created equal. In particular, older sunglasses may not be as effective as you think.

Jul 10, 2018

Hawaii Bans Certain Sunscreens in an Effort to Protect Coral Reefs

The law specifically prohibits the sale and distribution of sunscreen containing oxybenzone and octinoxate, which will take effect in 2021.

Jul 05, 2018

Play Safely

Kids love playgrounds. But that doesn't mean playgrounds love kids.

Jul 03, 2018

Fireworks Safety Tips

Don't let an injury ruin your 4th of July.

Jul 03, 2018

Fire Pit Safety Tips

Outdoor fire places and fire pits can create a lovely ambiance and help extend parties by providing warmth and light after the sun goes down. They also can cause serious burns.

Jul 02, 2018

What You Need To Know About Toxic Shock Syndrome

TSS is not a condition that only affects menstruating women using tampons—or women alone.

Jun 29, 2018

What Is Eosinophilic Esophagitis?

It’s a condition that causes the tissues of the esophagus (the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) to swell making eating and swallowing difficult, and over the past decade it is being seen more and more—especially in children.

Jun 25, 2018

The Blinding Truth About Fireworks

From the bright glow of sparklers to the thrill of bottle rockets and Roman candles, fireworks are a July tradition. Unfortunately, so are firework-related eye injuries.

Jun 14, 2018

Vaccinate Your Children

Vaccines are one of medicines greatest accomplishments. They have all but eradicated diseases that used to be common—and deadly.

May 25, 2018

Summer Safety Tips for Teens

This summer the majority of teens will be left home alone for at least some amount of time, and there are plenty of ways for them to get in trouble, or get hurt. So, how to keep them safe?

May 24, 2018

Fibroids: Benign but Troublesome Tumors

Fibroids are benign tumors that grow in the muscles of the uterus.

May 24, 2018

Snack Wisely at Work

Pick the right snacks at the office.

May 21, 2018

May Is Healthy Vision Month: Protect Your Peepers!

More than 24 million American adults have never had an eye exam.

May 17, 2018

Don't Take a Vacation From Healthy Eating

Vacation is a wonderful time to relax, have fun, and indulge. You don’t want to overdo it though, and throw all your healthy eating habits out the window.

May 17, 2018

Understanding the New Nutrition Facts Label

Reading the nutrition labels on your foods is about to get more informative.

May 16, 2018

Basketball & Eye Injuries: The Madness Continues

Basketball is still the leading cause of sports-related eye injuries in the United States.

May 15, 2018

Sneaky Sugar

If you don’t pay close attention to the foods you are eating you can end up with too much sugar in your diet, leading to complications like weight gain, diabetes, high blood pressure and other health problems.

May 11, 2018

DNA Download: What You Learn With Genetic Testing

Genetic testing is booming—the market is expected to hit $20 billion by 2020. Here’s what to look for in DNA testing options, as well as what to do when you get your results.

Apr 30, 2018

Medication Questions You Should Be Asking

Almost half of Americans are on some sort of prescription medication. Too many are taking pills that they know far too little about.

Apr 30, 2018

Facts About Skin Tags

Skin tags can happen on any part of the body but are most commonly found on the neck, under arms, under the breasts and in the groin area.

Apr 24, 2018

Seeing Your Way to Eye Donation

Did you know that the eyes are also an organ and can be donated to restore sight to people with corneal blindness?

Apr 24, 2018

Beware the Shower Floor

We think of the shower as a place to get off the dirt of the day and make a fresh start. However, there may be something unexpected lurking.

Apr 23, 2018

Handling Urinary Leakage

Childbirth, aging, injury, weight gain, or even genetics can cause urinary leakage (or female incontinence). So, what’s a woman to do? Read these tips from our urogynecology specialists.

Apr 16, 2018

Palliative Care vs. Hospice Care

Health care is a spectrum of treatments, and interventions. Palliative care and hospice are an important part of that spectrum, but distinctly different parts of it.

Apr 12, 2018

Ready to Say Goodbye to Dieting?

Today I want to talk about the concerns around diet culture and introduce an alternative approach to achieving balanced nutrition.

Mar 27, 2018

The Truth About Collagen Supplements

Should you take them?

Mar 27, 2018

What Your Acne Means

Not all acne is equal.

Mar 26, 2018

Home Safety Tips

How safe is your home?

Mar 21, 2018

Rethinking Back Pain Treatments

There is growing concern that much of that money is being spent on back pain treatments that either don’t work, or make the condition worse.

Mar 20, 2018

Limit Your Alcohol Consumption

You may be drinking too much.

Mar 19, 2018

Why Asparagus Makes Your Urine Smell

Love asparagus?

Mar 19, 2018

Don't Fear Your Colonoscopy

Despite major advancements in colon cancer screenings, the stigma surrounding a colonoscopy leaves many of us, well, a little uncomfortable.

Mar 14, 2018

Five Ways To Reduce Food Waste

Not only will you save money from buying less food, but you can help conserve energy.

Mar 13, 2018

Eye Safety at Work—Again

Every March, year after year, eye health organizations make a concerted effort to educate Americans about eye protection in the workplace.

Mar 13, 2018

Is the Anti-inflammatory Diet Right for You?

For Americans who are looking for a weight loss program, perhaps the most important program to try on for size is the anti-inflammatory diet.

Mar 13, 2018

Is the Keto Diet the Secret Sauce to Weight Loss or Just Another Diet Fad?

The goal of this low-carb, high-fat diet is to help the body reach the body’s metabolic state called ketosis.

Mar 08, 2018

Take Care of Your Kidneys

Your kidneys take care of you every day. They clean waste products out of your blood and eliminate excess fluids, turning them into urine to exit your body through your bladder. So, are you taking care of your kidneys?

Mar 05, 2018

The Upside to Low Vision

A diagnosis of “low vision,” defined as vision that can’t be corrected with standard eyeglasses, contact lenses, medication, or surgery, changes everything—from a person’s confidence to the way they navigate the world.

Feb 22, 2018

Hernias 101 - What Is a Hernia and What Can Cause One?

Hernias occur more often than you may think. Having a better understanding of this condition and the repercussions of a hernia will shed light on this sometimes painful and surprisingly prevalent condition.

Feb 15, 2018

Common Health Problems of Olympians

Athletes face numerous health problems while competing.

Feb 14, 2018

Pregnancy and Sleep

Do pregnant women need to worry about the way they sleep?

Feb 12, 2018

Navigating Emotional Eating

Eating is – and should be – pleasurable so avoiding situations where food is involved is not the solution.

Feb 09, 2018

February is AMD Awareness Month

If you haven’t already heard of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), chances are that you will, since it might one day affect you or someone in your family.

Feb 08, 2018

How to Avoid Food Policing and Weight Shaming: A Tutorial for Parents

Parents want to see their children make choices that fit within a healthy lifestyle.

Feb 08, 2018

Curried Carrot Soup

It isn't too spicy making it a kid-friendly option in my home. It also seems more decadent than the ingredients suggest.

Feb 08, 2018

Vegetarian Shepard's Pie

Let's try a new take on a classic comfort food: Shepard's Pie

Feb 08, 2018

Endlessly Adaptable Roasted Vegetables

Roasted vegetables are both wonderful on their own or as a topper to salads, tacos, and grain salads.

Feb 08, 2018

Benefits of Being a Nurse

Nursing may be a perfect career for you.

Feb 07, 2018

Four Olympic Athletes Who Returned from Injury to Victory

Sometimes the most inspiring examples of athleticism, courage, sportsmanship, and perseverance happen off the field of competition.

Feb 07, 2018

When Diabetes Goes on Vacation

Diabetes never takes a vacation, but that shouldn’t stop you and your family.

Feb 05, 2018

Smoke Inhalation Dangers

There are two chemicals that are most dangerous when it comes to inhalation during a structure fire: carbon monoxide and hydrogen cyanide.

Feb 02, 2018

New Tech Treatments for Epilepsy Edge Closer to a Cure

Within the past ten years, the use of advanced technology to monitor and even control seizures is making freedom from seizures a reality.

Feb 02, 2018

Splitting the Hairs of Balding & Hair Loss

American hair loss sufferers spend more than 3.5 billion dollars a year in an attempt to treat their hair loss. Unfortunately, 99 percent of all products being marketed in the hair loss treatment industry are completely ineffective for the majority of those who use them.

Jan 23, 2018

Salty Six: Foods with Surprising Amounts of Sodium

The Centers for Disease Control says each of us eats an average of over 3400 mg of salt every day, and most of that excess sodium comes from processed foods.

Jan 22, 2018

Exercising in the Cold

Many of us tend to slow down a bit in the activity department as the colder weather limits our outdoor exercise options. However, there are several ways to stay active outside at this time of year.

Jan 18, 2018

Gold Medal Travel Tips

Here are a few tips to help you stay healthy and safe during your travels. 

Jan 18, 2018

Stay Away From Sugar

If you’re one of the 40% of Americans who make resolutions every year, you might be struggling to stick to your guns, especially if you’ve chosen to limit the sugar in your diet.

Jan 17, 2018

Cheers to Healthy Snacks!

Everyone loves a good snack.

Jan 17, 2018

Protect Your Vision

Simple tips for protecting your vision.

Jan 10, 2018

Age and Heart Disease

It's never too early to protect yourself from heart disease.

Jan 05, 2018

You Are When You Eat?

The TRF program tells people not to limit what they eat, but when they eat to a period between eight and 12 hours a day, fasting the rest of the time.

Jan 04, 2018

"Raw" Water Risks

Picture it: a cool, bubbling, crystal clear mountain spring. Nothing could be so pure or refreshing, right?

Jan 04, 2018

Common Gymnastics Injuries

Gymnastics is one of the most challenging sports out there. Injuries are common, especially to certain areas of the body.

Jan 03, 2018

Is That Morning “Eye Gunk” Normal?

Sleep in your eyes, sleep crust, sand, eye gunk—whatever you call it, we all get it—that crusty stuff in the corners of your eyes when you wake up in the morning.

Dec 28, 2017

Six Week Prep Program for Hangboard and Campusing Training

Without a proper foundation of strength climbers can easily injure themselves.

Dec 28, 2017

Moms To Be and Marijuana

The difficulties of pregnancy have moms to be searching for ways to ease their minds and bodies.

Dec 19, 2017

The Effects of Hypertension and High Blood Pressure on Strokes

Over 40% of the US population are not able to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.

Dec 19, 2017

Dangers of Misusing Prescription Medications

If you have unused prescription medications in your cabinet, you probably didn’t follow doctor’s orders when treating an illness.

Dec 19, 2017

The Perils of Sensitive Teeth

Statistics show that one out of every eight Americans suffer from teeth sensitivity—otherwise known as dentinal hypersensitivity—but few of us talk to a dentist about it. What causes teeth sensitivity, and can it be treated or even reversed?

Dec 15, 2017

Holiday Decorating Injuries

Wrapping paper is no joke.

Dec 13, 2017

Kids’ Toys and Eye Safety: Making a List, Checking it Twice

In the chaos and rush of holiday shopping for kids’ toys, eye safety isn’t always top of mind. But Prevent Blindness America has declared December as Safe Toys and Gift Awareness Month for good reason.

Dec 12, 2017

What Is a Pharmacist?

You've heard of pharmacists, but do you know what they really do?

Dec 12, 2017

Surprising Facts About Teeth

You use them every day, but how much do you really think about your teeth?

Dec 12, 2017

Baked Pork Tenderloin and Apples

A lighter take on a classic holiday dish.

Dec 12, 2017

Butternut Squash and Shallot Soup

A savory and filling soup perfect for a cold day.

Dec 12, 2017

Potatoes with Sesame Seeds

Sesame seeds give flavor to this potato dish without having to add a lot of salt. Also, sesame seeds are rich in copper, iron and magnesium.

Dec 11, 2017

Gum Disease and Cancer: What We Do and Don't Know

Gum disease has long been linked to heart disease. Now it is being reported that the condition can increase the risk of certain cancers – like cancers of the esophagus and the stomach.

Dec 06, 2017

Kidney Stones 101

Anyone who's ever had a kidney stone will tell you there's nothing else like it.

Dec 05, 2017

Spanking and Dating Violence: A New Link

Parents who choose to physically discipline their children may be conditioning them to be violent towards future partners according to a new study published in the Journal of Pediatrics.

Dec 04, 2017

Avoiding an Eating Disorder Relapse During the Holidays

While difficult to navigate at the best of times, these disorders are an even heavier burden during the holiday season, a time that should be enjoyed, not endured.

Nov 20, 2017

Rock Climbing Safety

Be safe when reaching for the next hold.

Nov 20, 2017

Cooking with Cranberries

Cranberries are tasty—and good for you.

Nov 17, 2017

Snoring: What Causes It and How to Treat It

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the loudest snore recorded measured approximately 111.6 decibels.

Nov 17, 2017

A Bulge in the Bicep

In cartoons a bulge in the bicep is the symbol of muscularity – and that someone has been eating their spinach. In real life though, such a bulge signals something very different.

Nov 16, 2017

A Good Night's Sleep

It can seem elusive, but it is possible to get a good night's sleep.

Nov 15, 2017

Thanksgiving by the Numbers

How many calories will you eat on Thanksgiving?

Nov 15, 2017

Migraine Mayhem

Migraines are very different from headaches.

Nov 15, 2017

Foam Rolling Exercises For Everyone

It’s a technique previously only used by athletes and trainers, but now foam rolling has gone mainstream.

Nov 14, 2017

Know Your Numbers: How to Properly Take Your Blood Pressure

How you take your blood pressure can affect the outcome.

Nov 13, 2017

Everything You Need to Know About Laser Hair Removal

Does laser hair removal mean the end of waxing, shaving, tweezing and other painful hair removal methods?

Nov 10, 2017

Keep an Eye on Diabetes

If you are under a doctor’s care for your diabetes, you probably know that you are also at risk for eye disease.

Nov 08, 2017

4 Stretching Myths Exposed

It’s important to stretch to maintain healthy joints and have appropriate mobility for physical activity. But how long should you stretch for? And, should you always stretch before you exercise? Here are four stretching myths.

Nov 07, 2017

Little Fish With a Big Impact

Small, tropical fish are making a big impact on health research!

Nov 06, 2017

Health on the Court

It's important to keep your player healthy at every stage of the game.

Oct 27, 2017

Should You Be Eating Activated Charcoal?

Black baked goods, ice creams, coffees, and lemonades are popping up on store shelves and in hip restaurants and all are getting their dark hues from the same source: activated charcoal.

Oct 25, 2017

A Viral “Bait-and-Switch” Boosts Infection

U of U Health scientists uncovers insights into how viral infections can trigger certain types of cancers.

Oct 25, 2017

What Can You Do About a Droopy Upper Eyelid?

When the upper eyelid droops over the eye, it’s called ptosis and it happens to people of all ages.

Oct 23, 2017

Labor and Laughing Gas

Giving birth is no laughing matter. However, it can be made a little easier with the help of nitrous oxide.

Oct 20, 2017

Why Do We Like To Be Scared?

Everyone enjoys a good scare now and then, but why?

Oct 20, 2017

Period Pain: When to Go to the Doctor

When the pain is extreme and paired with excessive bleeding, fever, or feels suddenly worse than what has been previously experienced, it’s time to see your doctor.

Oct 20, 2017

Cortisol: The Good News, Bad News, and the Downright Ugly Truth behind This Stress Hormone

Cortisol gets a bad rap. It’s blamed for anxiety, high blood pressure, stroke—you name it. But having a better understanding of this hormone’s function helps people realize that balancing this hormone—not eliminating it—is key to healthy living.

Oct 18, 2017

The Road to Recovery

Professional athletes push their bodies to the limit in pursuit of big moves, and big points. Unfortunately, that can sometimes lead to big injuries.

Oct 16, 2017

Taking the Red Out: Treating Rosacea

Those with rosacea are often fair skinned, over 30 years old, and tend to blush easily. Over time, these individuals may develop small blood vessels on their cheeks, chin, forehead and nose that do not serve and explicit purpose.

Oct 13, 2017

Disguising Your Eyes for Halloween? Beware!

Don’t let a bad Halloween costume decision haunt you for life. It could happen if you’re looking to disguise your eyes with freaky colored contact lenses without a prescription.

Oct 11, 2017

Get Your Body Ready for CrossFit

There are tremendous benefits to this popular athletic program, but as with any fitness program, it comes with factors worth considering before jumping onboard. Here’s what you need to know before giving it a go.

Sep 29, 2017

Don’t Ink Your Eyes

Let’s just cut to the chase: getting an eye “tattoo” is a bad idea.

Sep 27, 2017

Let's Talk About Sex..ually Transmitted Diseases

The number of sexually transmitted diseases hit an all-time high in 2016. According to the Centers for Disease Control more than two million new cases of gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia were reported in 2016.

Sep 26, 2017

5 Vision Myths Debunked

What is fact and what is fiction? Read these five myths about vision and find out if they are true!

Sep 25, 2017

Facts About Fats

Not all fats are created equal. Learn some facts about which fats are better than others.

Sep 21, 2017

How To Clean Your Ears

Hint: don't stick anything in there.

Sep 21, 2017

Breast Is Best

New moms face a variety of choices after giving birth. One of the most important is how to feed their newborn.

Sep 14, 2017

Aging Eyes: When to Consider Cataract Surgery and What to Ask Your Surgeon

If you live long enough, you will develop a cataract or two.

Sep 14, 2017

The Gift of Life: Living Kidney Donation

Numbers from the National Kidney Foundation show just how desperate the need is for living kidney donors.

Aug 30, 2017

5 Tips to Moderate your Carbohydrate Intake

A recent study suggests moderate carbohydrate intake is associated with lower risk of death. Find tips on how to reduce your carb intake.

Aug 29, 2017

The Raw and The Cooked: Tips for Eating Meat

Can disciplined dieters overcome disease by chowing down on a chicken breast served up rare?

Aug 29, 2017

Don’t Let Overuse Be Your Crux in Rock Climbing

A huge number of climbing risks involve the overuse of your body at the climbing gym. Learn how to climb smarter with these tips.

Aug 28, 2017

Don't Force the Splits

With training the splits should come easily, but it doesn't happen in a day.

Aug 23, 2017

Two Studies Support Intensive Blood Pressure Control for Long-Term Health, Quality of Life

Two studies provide additional support for lowering systolic blood pressure to an intensive goal of 120 mmHg – far below the standard guidelines of 140 mmHg – to reduce the risk of heart disease in high-risk patients with hypertension. The new research shows that intensive blood pressure control is well-tolerated by patients and is cost-effective in terms of health-related quality of life and financial costs to the healthcare system.

Aug 22, 2017

Have Kids? Know About These Eye Hazards

When it comes to kids and eye safety, there’s always something. A recent study looks at kids and detergent pods, which can cause chemical burns to the eyes.

Aug 17, 2017

Back to School Checklist

All the things your kid needs to go back to school.

Aug 17, 2017

Make Ahead Lunches

Preparing lunches can take a lot of time -- which a lot of parents don't have in the morning. Find ideas for lunches that you can prepare ahead of time.

Aug 15, 2017

The Eclipse is Coming! Here’s What You Need to Know

As the excitement builds and the entire country counts down to the total eclipse of the sun on August 21, ophthalmologists, planetariums, astronomical societies, and the media are all doing their best to get the word out about why and how you need to protect your eyes.

Aug 11, 2017

Water Can Burn Like Fire

Almost everyone has burned their tongue on a hot drink, or pulled their hand out from under the tap after feeling the water is uncomfortably warm.

Aug 09, 2017

Traveling to School Safety Tips

Here are a few safety tips for making sure your kids will make it to school and back again.

Aug 09, 2017

Could a Low Sperm Count Mean More than Fertility Problems?

While decreased fertility is the first health concern people may associate with dropping sperm counts, it is not the only one.

Aug 04, 2017

Suicide and Social Media

Almost every teen now has an account on at least one social media platform. They use it to reach out to friends, to share experiences, and to tell the world about themselves. However, they also may be making themselves vulnerable.

Aug 03, 2017

Tips for Better Diabetes Management

Here are just a few ways you can manage your diabetes.

Aug 03, 2017

Cataracts and Your Vision

Cataracts can cause serious problems, but there is also a fairly simple treatment.

Aug 01, 2017

The Eclipse is Coming! Are You Ready?

Some might think it’s a chance to ignore mom’s advice to never look directly into the sun.

Jul 31, 2017

Too Soon for Botox?

Are there any risks in getting Botox too soon? While Botox is a common go-to for people trying to combat the effects of aging when should you try it?

Jul 26, 2017

The Famous Faces of Learning Disorders

Dyslexia affects about 1 in 10 Americans, and (ADHD) appears in about 50 percent to 70 percent of school-aged children with a learning disability.

Jul 20, 2017

The Most Common Symptoms of a Brain Tumor

Surgery is not the most common way brain tumors are usually found and diagnosed. Neither are headaches, believe it or not.

Jul 18, 2017

Give Yourself a Break: The Art of Meditation

The benefits of meditation are realized by those who choose to practice it regularly. Find some simple tips to begin meditation practice.

Jul 17, 2017

"Lost" Contact Lenses: A Cautionary Tale

Reports of doctors removing 27 disposable contact lenses from a 67-year-old British woman’s eye hit the news over the weekend.

Jul 17, 2017

Safe Travels

Even the best-planned trip abroad can be ruined if you have to spend it stuck in a hotel bed feeling crummy.

Jul 17, 2017

Whack-a-Mole: Signs Your Mole Needs to Go

Experts say that nearly 70 percent of melanomas are new moles, but 30 percent appear from changing moles.

Jun 26, 2017

Vacuum Your Pores?

A beauty treatment from Korea is now intriguing women in the U.S.: pore vacuuming. Yes, you read that right. The treatment involves a small vacuum that sucks out the oil, dead skin, and other gunk that may have collected in your pores.

Jun 26, 2017

The Pain of Sunburns

Just one bad sunburn increases your chances of skin cancer.

Jun 23, 2017

Poison Lookalikes

There are lots of poison hazards your kids (or even you) may mistake for something else.

Jun 19, 2017

Which Oil Is the Best Oil?

If coconut oil isn’t the miracle food it has been touted to be, then what is the best oil to use?

Jun 14, 2017

Play it Safe This July

Kids are running through sprinklers, teens are hanging out in front of the slushy shack, and the smell of barbeques is in the air. Summer is here, and Fourth of July celebrations complete with fireworks are on the way.

Jun 14, 2017

Hot Campfire Tips That Prevent You From Getting Burned

A campfire needs to have its space to keep those enjoying it from getting hurt.

Jun 14, 2017

Stay Tick Free This Summer

Summer is the perfect time to get outside and into nature—but watch out for tiny hitchhikers. Unfortunately, as we go out to enjoy the summer sun, so do ticks.

Jun 14, 2017

Gone Golfing

How to get in great shape to hit the links.

Jun 12, 2017

Your Period Is Not Toxic

Some women refer to their periods as “the curse.” Now, a small group of raw vegan bloggers and YouTube stars are taking that sentiment quite literally, claiming that periods are a sign of toxicity in the body and can (and should) be stopped by changing eating habits.

Jun 08, 2017

Honey for Allergies

Are natural allergy remedies all they are cracked up to be?

Jun 08, 2017

Arthritis Treatments That Actually Work

Arthritis brings with it pain that can seem unbearable.

Jun 08, 2017

Building Baby Bookworms

A new study shows your efforts to read to even your very young baby are not in vain: Being read to as an infant is associated with better literacy later in childhood.

Jun 08, 2017

Don't Do It: The Deodorant Challenge

The challenge involves closely spraying aerosol deodorant on bare skin for as long as the person can stand it. It hurts in the moment, and can have lasting impacts as well.

Jun 06, 2017

Cough Cautions

The FDA just issued a warning about the possibly dangerous side effects of codeine and tramadol, two opioid ingredients found in some pain and cough medicines.

Jun 01, 2017

Obesity and Infertility

An NIH study found that couples in which both partners are considered obese may experience more difficulty conceiving than those in which only one is considered obese.

May 31, 2017

Should You Try a Menstrual Cup?

For years, women have been left with two choices when managing their menstrual cycle: use a pad or, if you were willing to brave the more invasive option, a tampon.

May 30, 2017

Exercise While Pregnant: What You Need to Know

Many expectant women, especially first-time mothers, have questions about physical activity during pregnancy.

May 26, 2017

What Happens During a Stroke

Some basic facts about strokes: They happen because there is a problem with the brain's blood supply. There are two main kinds of stroke. Do you know what they are? Learn this and other facts.

May 16, 2017

No Need to Fidget

The lack of any studies isn’t stopping the makers of "fidget spinners" from marketing them to parents worried about focus – and especially to parents of children with ADHD or other conditions.

May 16, 2017

The Dangers of Caffeine

Exposure to high and even deadly levels of caffeine is more common – and happens more easily – than you may expect.

May 15, 2017

Get Ready to Run

Your step by step guide for training for a 5k.

May 12, 2017

Women Are Amazing

Did you know that women are at higher risk for a variety of eye diseases?

May 09, 2017

Gestational Diabetes: The Overlooked Form of Diabetes

Did you know you could have diabetes and not realize it?

May 08, 2017

Can Exercise Cause Preterm Labor?

Many pregnant women worry about exercise and preterm labor. They shouldn’t. Exercise does not increase the risk of preterm birth. For some women, it may even decrease the risk.

May 02, 2017

Why Am I Sweating So Much?

Everyone sweats. But why do some sweat more than others?

Apr 28, 2017

Signs Your Child May Be Autistic

Not every child on the autism spectrum will display the same behaviors.

Apr 26, 2017

10 Celebrities Who Struggle With Mental Health

Their stories and their courage to talk frankly about their conditions build healthy awareness of current treatments and the importance of loving support.

Apr 25, 2017

Six Things You Should Do To Protect Your Eyes

One of the most important things you can do to maintain your quality of life is to protect those precious orbs with professional care and simple, every-day habits.

Apr 24, 2017

You Will Pay for Distracted Driving

The Trauma team at University of Utah Health is teaming up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to reach all drivers with an important warning: U Drive, U Text, U Pay.

Apr 24, 2017

Understanding the Autistic Spectrum

If you were to stand in front of a panel of young people, could you recognize the autistic child?

Apr 20, 2017

Helping Kids Through Grief

The death of someone close during childhood can haunt a child throughout their lives. However, it doesn’t have to if children are allowed to go through the grieving process in their own time and in their own way.

Apr 12, 2017

Do You Need a Prostate Cancer Screening?

Some say yes, and some say no. Why the differing opinions?

Apr 11, 2017

Add Eggs to the Menu!

Eggs have gotten some bad breaks in the past.

Apr 06, 2017

Get Ready to Race

What you do in the hours immediately before and after a race can make a big difference.

Apr 05, 2017

Recovery After the Race

The finish line is just the beginning.

Apr 03, 2017

Don't Go Bacon My Heart

Is death by bacon possible?

Mar 27, 2017

Tough Workouts? You Could Be Dehydrated

Did you know that dehydration can actually make it harder to exercise? Don't sabotage your workouts—stay hydrated.

Mar 22, 2017

March Is Eye Donor Month

What you need to know about eye donation.

Mar 22, 2017

Delirium: When You Should Be Concerned About Confusion

Everyone forgets where they put their keys or if they closed the garage door, but when do forgetfulness and confusion become a bigger problem, and how can we detect it?

Mar 21, 2017

The New Battle Against Addiction

Utah holds the dubious honor of ranking seventh in cases of opioid drug overdose

Mar 21, 2017

Your Mother's Eyes and Your Father's High Cholesterol

The Centers for Disease Control says that if you have a family health history of a chronic disease like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, or osteoporosis, you are more likely to get that disease yourself.

Mar 17, 2017

Nutrition: Why It Matters When Training

Nutrition and a proper diet are as crucial as your physical training for your half or full marathon’s success.

Mar 17, 2017

Buzzed Driving is Bad Luck

We want you to be safe while celebrating this St. Patrick’s Day holiday. Keep the roads safe this holiday, and please don’t drink and drive.

Mar 14, 2017

What Is a "Premarital Exam?"

Gynecologist Andrea Smith had just begun practicing medicine in Utah when a patient showed up at her clinic requesting a “premarital exam.”

Mar 14, 2017

Fatty Liver -- and Your Kids

George Michael’s death at age 53 was a shock to the world. People were shocked again when it was released earlier this week that it appeared he had died of natural causes – heart disease and fatty liver. Even more shocking than that? Your children may be suffering from one of those conditions.

Mar 13, 2017

Can Your Eyes Get a Sunburn?

Did you know that without UV-ray-blocking sunglasses, your eyes can also suffer sunburns?

Mar 13, 2017

How Is Your Heart Health?

Every day people ignore a common heart problem until it causes more serious complications.

Mar 07, 2017

Why You Should Donate Blood

When a trauma patient enters the doors of the University of Utah Hospital, blood is one of the most precious resources that our trauma team has. It saves lives.

Mar 03, 2017

Improve Your Running Form

Training for a marathon or half marathon can put a lot of strain on your body.

Mar 02, 2017

After the Baby

A new baby brings big changes, but if you are feeling emotionally not-quite-right, know when to get help.

Feb 28, 2017

Marijuana and the Teen Brain

Marijuana use is becoming more common and more accepted in society.

Feb 28, 2017

Take Care of Your Vagina

There is a lot of advice available for women when it comes to maintaining a healthy vagina.

Feb 27, 2017

What Is Inversion?

We hear the word all the time, but what does it mean?

Feb 24, 2017

Heartburn Remedies and Kidney Damage

People taking proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for heartburn and acid reflux may be at risk for kidney damage.

Feb 23, 2017

How to Train: The Long Run

Weekly long runs are one of the most important components of training for a half or full marathon.

Feb 17, 2017

Running in the Cold

You need to take special precautions when running in the cold.

Feb 14, 2017

Seven Reasons Why Loving Relationships Are Good For You

How loving relationships sustain us, define us, and keep us healthy.

Feb 13, 2017

Treating Mental Illness with Electroconvulsive Therapy

For patients with the crippling diagnosis of severe depression, bipolar disorder, or psychosis, ECT can be a life-changing procedure.

Feb 13, 2017

Do You Have a Loved One Living with Vision Loss? Here’s How to Help.

Americans already live with “low vision,” meaning they have trouble seeing even with their glasses or contacts.

Feb 13, 2017

Infant "Wearables" and Safety

It’s understandable when parents see a product that promises to help them monitor and care for their infant they would be interested.

Feb 09, 2017

Aortic Advancements: Making Surgery Smaller

The impacts of aortic valve replacement are still big – but what has gotten smaller is the procedure.

Feb 06, 2017

Paper Towel to Clean Your Glasses? No!

There is definitely a right way and a wrong way to clean your glasses.

Feb 02, 2017

Debunking Detox Diets

Detoxing has been around for a little while, but this diet fad is still going strong.

Jan 25, 2017

What Is Primary Care?

True or false: The same doctor can treat your depression, remove a suspicious mole, and help plan the timing of your next baby.

Jan 25, 2017

Yoga Benefits for Men

Yoga may not be the first exercise men think of doing it. However, they should consider it.

Jan 13, 2017

Are Fitbits Better than Low-Carb Sliced Bread? The Truth About Health Wearables

Can health wearables be helpful to health care providers?

Jan 13, 2017

Smart Race Training

Follow these five tips to keep on the course, and make it to the finish line.

Jan 12, 2017

Headphones and Your Hearing

As we fill our lives with an increasing number of devices that play music, stream video, and facilitate communication we are spending more time with headphones firmly on our ears – and this may not be a good thing.

Jan 11, 2017

Glaucoma: The Silent Thief of Sight

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Since awareness is the first step toward prevention, here’s what you need to know about preventing and monitoring this blinding disease—actually, a group of diseases that damage the optic nerve.

Jan 09, 2017

Want to Lose Weight? Pay Attention to Body Composition

If you're like most Americans, you'll probably set a New Year's resolution to lose weight. But monitoring your body composition is a better way to get healthy.

Jan 06, 2017

Five Easy, Healthy Food Swaps To Help You Lose Weight

If this is the year to achieve your weight loss goals, these five healthy food swaps can help you make this new year happy and healthy.

Jan 05, 2017

The Mesentery: Is It An Organ?

The mesentery is located in your abdomen and is responsible for holding your intestines in place, among other functions.

Dec 29, 2016

Dying of a Broken Heart

While grief may make a person feel they want to die—the vast majority do not.

Dec 28, 2016

Are You Suffering From Anxiety or Depression?

How do you know if it's just a series of bad days or something more serious?

Dec 21, 2016

Reasons People Call Poison Control During the Holidays

If you or a loved one has indulged in something they shouldn't, call the Poison Control hotline.

Dec 19, 2016

Want to Be Happy? Help Others

Not only does compassion decrease suffering by helping those in need, but also it can boost your bond with others. Plus, you may find that the pursuit of compassion makes you happier than the pursuit of happiness. ~ Amit Sood

Dec 19, 2016

Pitfalls of Holiday Parties

Some of the most common injuries, accidents, and medical problems that can arise during the holiday season.

Dec 14, 2016

Retinal Detachment Sidelines Vikings Coach

Could it happen to you?

Dec 14, 2016

Don’t End Up in the ER this Holiday Season

The holidays aren’t all sugar plums and presents; with the season comes a rise in visits to the emergency room.

Dec 07, 2016

Fractures, Sprains, and Strains, Oh My!

Do you know the differences between a sprain, a strain, and a fracture?

Dec 07, 2016

Alcohol and Melanoma: A New Link

New research from the American Association for Cancer Research has added melanoma — the deadliest form of skin cancer — to the list of cancers correlated to alcohol use.

Dec 05, 2016

Can You Control Your Shopping Urges?

There are those shoppers whose impulse buys are so common that they might be teased as “shopaholics.”

Nov 29, 2016

Why Do We Have Bones?

What do you really know about bones?

Nov 28, 2016

Preventing Diabetic Eye Disease

Did you know that all people with diabetes are at risk for vision loss and blindness from diabetic eye disease? African Americans, American Indians and Alaska Natives, Hispanics/Latinos, and older adults with diabetes are especially at risk.

Nov 24, 2016

Why Football Players Need Strong Bones

There is no question that football is rough sport, not for the faint of heart.

Nov 18, 2016

Avoiding Asthma Attacks in the Winter

Asthma may not be the first thing you think of when winter comes knocking, but the colder conditions can exacerbate symptoms for people with the condition.

Nov 17, 2016

Concussions: How They Can Affect You Now and Later  

A concussion is a mild form of traumatic brain injury (TBI) that affects how your brain functions. These effects can be short-term, lasting only a few hours or a couple of days, or cause long-term problems.

Nov 17, 2016

Why Do Head Injuries Bleed so Much?

A head injury is any trauma to your scalp, skull, or brain. Head injuries can range in severity from a mild bump on your head to a serious brain injury.

Nov 16, 2016

Pain Relief Through Physical Therapy

Physical therapy can be effective in treating a condition more than 3 million Americans live with every day: chronic pain.

Nov 16, 2016

Coping With Anxiety

There are times in life when anxiety is hard to avoid.

Nov 11, 2016

Interacting With the Visually Impaired

What’s the proper etiquette for meeting someone who is visually impaired?

Nov 11, 2016

Debunking Old Wives Tales

They are pieces of advice we have all heard -- but how much is actually true?

Nov 08, 2016

Have We Found the Canine Fountain of Youth?

Studies are pointing to a cancer-fighting drug called Rapamycin currently used successfully in human patients that could extend the life of man’s best friend.

Oct 28, 2016

When a Mole Is Something More

“In many cases melanomas are the ugly duckling on the body. People can sometimes pick them out even from an untrained eye,” Julia Curtis, MD, assistant director of the mole mapping program at the Midvalley Health Center.

Oct 28, 2016

Pumping Iron: Safety Tips Weightlifting

As the temperature drops but before the snow falls, more and more people are hitting the gym instead of the trail. Weightlifting has multiple potential benefits – it may increase metabolism, reduce the risk of osteoporosis, and reduce stress.

Oct 28, 2016

You Don't Have to Give Out Candy

Small ghouls and goblins will soon be coming to your door demanding treats. However, those treats do not have to be filled with sugar and fat. Try one of these non-candy treats that will delight the kids – and ease your mind.

Oct 27, 2016

Conversion Disorder: Mind Over Matter

For seemingly no physical reason, you find yourself paralyzed and can’t speak. It sounds like the plot of a horror movie, but such frightening symptoms can actually happen to people who have a rare condition called conversion disorder.

Oct 24, 2016

EpiPen Sticker Shock? No Problem. We’ll Make Our Own.

Concerned about both safety and the skyrocketing costs of EpiPen, University of Utah Health (UUH) nurses were already searching for solutions before the media storm hit.

Oct 21, 2016

Stay Safe on Halloween

By being safe on a dark night, your kiddos will be happier and will possibly get more candy.

Oct 18, 2016

You Are What You Tweet?

"Coffee" was the most tweeted food in the continental U.S. between mid-2014 to mid-2015 followed by "beer" then "pizza".

Oct 14, 2016

Handling Election Stress

As the days count down to Election Day blood pressure is rising all across the country. So, how is one to remain sane among the chaos?

Oct 12, 2016

Tips for Tooth Brushing

Help your kids develop healthy brushing habits.

Oct 12, 2016

Poison Control: Something You Never Outgrow

There is one thing we will need throughout our lives though: a Poison Control Center able to answer questions and help with concerns 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Oct 06, 2016

Savi Scout: Making Lumpectomies Easier For Women With Breast Cancer

Having breast cancer is hard enough. But a new technology called Savi Scout is making lumpectomies easier for patients and surgeons.

Oct 04, 2016

10 Common Health Care Terms: Do You Know Them?

You don't need a vocabulary lesson when you don’t feel well. Always ask if you don’t understand something your health care provider says, but just in case, here are the definitions of 10 common health care terms.

Oct 04, 2016

Your First Pregnancy Appointment

Find out what to expect at your first appointment after getting pregnant.

Oct 03, 2016

What Is the Difference Between an OB/GYN and a Midwife?

Have you ever wondered the difference between a midwife and an OB?

Sep 29, 2016

Kidney Stones and Roller Coasters

Kidney stones are a painful condition that affects more than 300,000 Americans a year. Now a new study suggests a fun day at the amusement park may help relieve them.

Sep 27, 2016

A Boy's Guide to Puberty

Sweat. Body Hair. Voice changes. These are only a few of the changes that your son will go through as he enters puberty.

Sep 22, 2016

Don't Rub Your Eyes

Who knew that rubbing your eyes is one of the worst things you can do to those precious orbs? Here’s why.

Sep 22, 2016

A Girl's Guide to Puberty

This guide will answer your questions about puberty, your period, and more.

Sep 09, 2016

Vision Changes as We Age: What’s Normal, What’s Not?

September is “Healthy Eye Aging Month" — a good time to think about your vision, now and in the future.

Sep 01, 2016

The Brain Benefits of Pokemon GO

Pokemon GO is popular all over the world, and is being praised for improving players’ health by getting them up and moving. The benefits go beyond physical well-being though, also impacting the mental health of those with depression and anxiety, as well as people on the autism spectrum.

Sep 01, 2016

Should I Use an Expired EpiPen?

The steep rise in the price of the EpiPen – and the controversy surrounding the increase – has people who rely on the drug looking for ways to save money on it.

Aug 29, 2016

Price Increase of Life-Saving EpiPen Sparks Outrage

Pharmaceuticals are big business, and that has many asking if the companies producing them are placing profits before patients.

Aug 29, 2016

The Rise of Fentanyl Deaths

As the opioid epidemic grows so does the spread of fentanyl. A new report in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report shows the number of drug products testing positive for fentanyl rose 426 percent between 2013 and 2014 nationwide.

Aug 26, 2016

Kids’ Vision and Learning

Vision problems affect 5.3 million elementary school age children nationwide (over 20 percent).

Aug 26, 2016

Why Your Child Needs a Back to School Routine

Implementing consistent back-to-school rituals and annual traditions provide children with the security and stability they need to thrive while reinforcing family bonds.

Aug 25, 2016

Money and Your Health

How much do you worry about money?

Aug 23, 2016

5 Back-to-School Health Concerns

Whether you’re bittersweet or blissful now that the kids are back in class, you probably share a few typical concerns with every other parent.

Aug 18, 2016

I’m Having a Baby. Can I Keep My Pet?

It's a big worry for new parents: Now that I'm having a baby, do I have to get rid of my pet?

Aug 17, 2016

Get Up Out of Your Chair

Americans are becoming more sedentary – and it’s killing us.

Aug 17, 2016

Anatomy of an Olympic Sprinter

What makes a truly great Olympic sprinter and why their physiques are so different than long distance runners.

Aug 16, 2016

Top 10 Health Concerns for Olympic Athletes

The first Olympic Games to be held in South America come with some unique challenges, along with the usual threats to health and safety that every Olympic Game presents.

Aug 15, 2016

Dependent, Not Addicted: Infants in the Opioid Epidemic

There are a growing number of newborns being seen with what is known as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), a set of physical and behavioral symptoms in those born to mothers who took addictive prescription or illicit drugs during pregnancy.

Aug 12, 2016

Anatomy of an Olympic Gymnast

Would you have what it takes to be an Olympic gymnast?

Aug 11, 2016

Who Are the Professionals Who Care for Your Eyes?

Do you know the differences between opticians, optometrists, and ophthalmologists?

Aug 11, 2016

10 Lessons in Perseverance that Olympic Athletes Can Teach Us

While most of us will never be world class athletes, there is still a lot we can learn from Olympians.

Aug 10, 2016

Eat Like an Olympian

Although you may not ever get your photo on a Wheaties’ box, and you’ll probably never train up to 6 hours per day, 6 days a week like an Olympic athlete, you can still use diet and exercise to improve your personal health and well-being.

Aug 10, 2016

Anatomy of an Olympic Swimmer

With the Rio Olympics underway, we've already seen some amazing feats from team USA, especially the swimmers.

Aug 09, 2016

Gold Medals and…Purple Spots?

On Sunday night, Michael Phelps won his nineteenth Olympic gold in the men’s relay. As he donned his gold medal, the champion swimmer also sported several unusual, perfectly round marks on his shoulders. The marks are from cupping therapy, an ancient healing practice that Phelps swears by.

Aug 05, 2016

Risks of Salt Poisoning

Salt is everywhere. It’s in our pantries and on our kitchen tables. It is present in most foods we eat and some beverages we drink. It is essential for our bodies to function properly. However, it also can be dangerous, or in some cases even deadly.

Aug 04, 2016

Smoke Filled Skies Cause Health Concerns

While summer may have periods of elevated ozone, wildfires can mimic the kind of bad air conditions of the winter months.

Aug 03, 2016

Don't Throw Out Your Floss

To floss or not to floss? That is the question after a flood of articles alleging there's little scientific evidence that flossing works.

Aug 01, 2016

Increased Injuries Blamed on Trampoline Parks

The number of indoor trampoline parks is rising in the United States – and so are the number of trampoline park related injuries.

Jul 27, 2016

Healthy Summer Smoothies

These smoothies will keep you cool, and give you a healthy boost.

Jul 21, 2016

Mountain Biking Safety

More and more people are picking up the exhilarating sport of mountain biking, taking their bikes off-road and onto unpaved territory.

Jul 21, 2016

Home, Dangerous Home?

Most of us think of home as a place to relax and put our feet up—a safe and comfortable cocoon where the thought of a potential eye injury may never even cross our minds.

Jul 20, 2016

Kids and Milk Allergies

How to recognize and treat them.

Jul 19, 2016

Norovirus Possible at the Republican National Convention

Many people say politics turn their stomachs. However, it isn’t ideological differences making people ill at the Republican National Convention – it’s norovirus.

Jul 15, 2016

Utah Hospital First in the US to Explore X-Ray System's Potential

Laurie Falk, left, and Morgan Sidwell demonstrate the new Multitom Rax Twin Robotic X-ray System at University of Utah Hospital's radiology department in Salt Lake City on Friday.

Jul 12, 2016

Pokemon Go: Virtual World, Real Chance for Injury

While the game is played in a virtual world, the injuries being suffered by players are very real.

Jul 11, 2016

Pick the Right Convenient Snack

There are lots of instances when a convenience store is the closest – or only – option for a quick bite or snack.

Jun 30, 2016

Mosquito Borne Illnesses

There are more illnesses than Zika virus out there.

Jun 29, 2016

Improve Heart Health With the Mediterranean Diet

Generally, when you think about a diet, you think about losing weight.

Jun 28, 2016

No More FluMist — Which Means More Flu Shots

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is dumping FluMist.

Jun 21, 2016

Floaters & Flashes: Cause for Concern?

Have you ever looked up at a bright blue sky, or stared at a plain background and noticed little “floaters” dancing around your field of vision?

Jun 14, 2016

Banned Blood: Why Not Everyone Can Donate

It’s World Blood Donor Day, yet not everybody can donate blood.

Jun 14, 2016

10 Facts You Need to Know About Zika Virus

Do you actually know what Zika virus is? Or why it's so dangerous?

Jun 13, 2016

Coping on Father's Day When Dad Has Passed Away

With children or without, Father's Day can be an emotional holiday if dad has passed away.

Jun 10, 2016

Is It Cancer?

Cancer isn't always visible.

Jun 08, 2016

When Your Kid Wants to Become a Vegetarian

Kids love animals. From the time they are babies, they are presented with books, stuffed animals, movies and cartoons that foster that love.

Jun 08, 2016

My Child has Pink Eye! Should I Call a Doctor?

Pink eye is when one or both eyes look pink or red and may have a discharge. They may burn or itch or just feel really irritated. Sometimes the affected eye’s lashes get “crusty.”

Jun 03, 2016

Worries About an Antibiotic Resistant "Superbug"

A type of bacteria first identified in Chinese pigs now is causing concern in the U.S. due to its resistance to an antibiotic currently seen as a last-ditch effort.

Jun 03, 2016

Prince and the Rising Fentanyl Epidemic

Prince was an extraordinary musician and performer. Unfortunately, the cause of his death—an overdose of the opioid fentanyl—is all too ordinary.

Jun 02, 2016

Top 10 Sports to Keep Your Kids Healthy This Summer

With summer rapidly approaching, you may be wondering what you can do to not only keep your kids busy and healthy as well

Jun 01, 2016

Making Melanoma Screenings More Patient Friendly

It isn’t possible to die from embarrassment—unless that embarrassment keeps patients from getting checked for melanoma.

May 26, 2016

Don't Fall Victim to "Trauma Season"

Summer is rapidly approaching. Soon, kids will be out of school, barbecues will sizzle, and temperatures will climb. In health care, we refer to summer as “trauma season.”

May 26, 2016

I Have a Tilted Uterus. Should I Worry?

For women, lots of not-so-pleasant reproductive problems affect your daily life. But what if you have a tilted uterus? Should you worry?

May 24, 2016

Happy Feet are Healthy Feet

With summer nearly upon us, you're probably getting ready to break out your sandals and flip flops.

May 22, 2016

Summer Skin: Then and Now

Popular descriptions of modern summer skin usually include terms such as “golden” or “sun-kissed.” But those phrases would most likely make your great-grandmother shudder.

May 17, 2016

Silent Heart Attacks Can Still Be Deadly

Every 43 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a heart attack. And according to a new study, half of them don’t even know it. Instead, they suffer what are known as silent heart attacks.

May 17, 2016

Benign Breast Lumps: What You Need to Know

From month to month and year to year, the tissue in your breasts change. Some of these changes could be breast lumps. How much should you worry about these? And when should you get checked out?

May 17, 2016

Penis Transplants Unlikely to Become Common

The first penis transplant in the U.S. is making headlines. However, the advancement does not mean that penis transplants soon will be commonplace.

May 16, 2016

Car Windows Won't Protect You From UV Rays

The front windshield of your car blocks most of the UVA and UVB radiation coming from the sun, but the driver’s side window may not be pulling its weight.

May 16, 2016

Probiotics: What Do They Do?

Probiotics are big business. Sales of products with the live microorganisms are expected to top $10 billion a year by 2018.

May 11, 2016

Sunglasses for Everyone

It's time to pick out the perfect shades. How to do it.

May 10, 2016

Electronic Cigarettes Put Kids at Risk

Electronic cigarettes are exposing young children in the United States to dangerous levels of nicotine. A new study in the journal Pediatrics found the number of poison control cases involving children swallowing the devices’ liquid nicotine has steadily been on the rise since 2012.

May 06, 2016

You May Have Hepatitis C and Not Know It

Hepatitis C is a disease of the liver. It kills thousands of people each year. It doesn't have to.

May 04, 2016

A Bitter Pill: Fighting Antibiotic Overuse

Millions of prescriptions are written for antibiotics each year and a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows nearly a third of them are unwarranted.

May 03, 2016

Not All Fun and Games: Playground Injuries Rising

Playgrounds are supposed to be safer than ever. So why are more head injuries being reported?

May 02, 2016

Melanoma Monday: What You Need to Know

The first Monday in May every year is known as Melanoma Monday – a day to spread awareness of the deadliest form of skin cancer.

Apr 25, 2016

Detergent Dangers

Every 45 minutes somewhere in the United States, a parent calls a poison control center because their child has ingested a laundry or dish washing detergent packet.

Apr 25, 2016

New Hope for Tourette’s

When many people think of Tourette Syndrome, they think of compulsive swearing. But that's not the whole story.

Apr 22, 2016

Talk Like a Teacher

Teachers use many tools each day — including their voices.

Apr 19, 2016

Avoid Computer Vision Syndrome

Computers are a part of our everyday life. That can mean big problems for our eyes.

Apr 14, 2016

Zika Link to Birth Defects Confirmed: What's Next?

The Centers for Disease Control has confirmed the Zika virus can cause birth defects.

Apr 11, 2016

YOU Need an Advance Directive

Advance directives inform medical personnel of your wishes in the event that you are able. Every person over the age of 18 should one.

Apr 08, 2016

Contact Lens Wearers: Stay in Contact With Your Eye Care Professional

Like regular eyeglasses, contact lenses can correct near or farsightedness and astigmatism, but, unlike regular glasses, they are actually medical devices that sit directly on your eye.

Apr 06, 2016

Heartburn and Infant Hair

This baby has great hair. Does that mean her mother had great heartburn during pregnancy?

Apr 06, 2016

What You Don't Expect When Expecting

There are symptoms of pregnancy that everyone knows — and then there are these symptoms.

Apr 01, 2016

Artificial Joint Replacement and Dentistry

There’s more to artificial joint replacement than most of us know, but did you know about the connection to dentistry?

Mar 30, 2016

The Fight Against Sepsis

Oscar winning actress Patty Duke lived an uncommon life. However, her death was caused by an all too common cause: sepsis.

Mar 30, 2016

The Impacts of Caffeine on Miscarriage

Cut down on coffee and caffeinated soda if you are trying to conceive.

Mar 23, 2016

More Medications, More Potential Problems

Baby Boomers are getting older – and taking more medications as they do. One in six are taking a potentially dangerous combination of drugs and supplements, according to a new study.

Mar 22, 2016

Eye Donor Month

National Eye Donor Month promotes eye donation awareness and celebrates the lives of eye donors and corneal recipients.

Mar 22, 2016

Helping New Moms Learn to Breastfeed

Pick up any pregnancy book and you’ll notice new moms get repeated advice: Breastfeeding is a natural – and easy – part of being a new parent. But as many new moms discover, learning to breastfeed is far from effortless.

Mar 14, 2016

Night of the Toddler

One in five infants who have trouble sleeping may continue to have challenges during their toddler years.

Mar 11, 2016

Common Colonoscopy Questions

If you are age 50 or over please schedule a colonoscopy. This is a life saving screening that can stop cancer before it forms or catch it in its earliest stages.

Mar 11, 2016

Is Marijuana the Next "Big Tobacco?"

The number of Americans using marijuana is going up. As some states legalize the drug for medicinal and recreational use, more and more people are trying it, based largely on the assumption that it is non-habit forming. However, a new study shows that is far from the truth.

Mar 08, 2016

What Is Meldonium?

Star tennis player Maria Sharapova is facing backlash – and losing endorsement deals – after revealing that she failed a drug test at this year’s Australian Open.

Mar 03, 2016

Invaders in Your DNA

Not all of your DNA belongs to you. Some came from viral sources. Now, we know why.

Mar 03, 2016

Is Your Eye Health Going Up in Smoke?

When smoke gets in your eyes it can do serious damage.

Mar 02, 2016

Zika and Guillain-Barre

New research links Zika infection with Gullian-Barre syndrome.

Feb 29, 2016

6 Ways to Reduce Anxiety

Anxiety affects 40 million adults in the U.S. There are simple ways to keep it at bay.

Feb 26, 2016

Does Your Kid Stink?

Sometimes a stinky kid just needs a bath. Sometimes they need to see a doctor.

Feb 22, 2016

Could Coffee Prevent Cirrhosis?

Coffee is a well-known remedy when it comes to helping with hangovers. Now, a new study suggests it could help with serious long-term damage from alcohol.

Feb 17, 2016

Caring for the Caregivers

A new report from the National Health Aging Trends Study and National Study of Caregiving shows that over six million people in the U.S. provide extensive care for loved ones with dementia but only one-quarter of them access supportive services.

Feb 17, 2016

Caring for the Caregivers

A new report from the National Health Aging Trends Study and National Study of Caregiving shows that over six million people in the U.S. provide extensive care for loved ones with dementia but only one-quarter of them access supportive services.

Feb 11, 2016

Surviving the Inversion

How to cope when the air is bad.

Feb 10, 2016

The Risks of "One Last Run"

It is something that every ski patrol member knows: Most injuries happen at the end of the day.

Feb 10, 2016

Dealing With the Toddler Appetite Slump

How to cope when meal times become the most difficult times of the day.

Feb 09, 2016

Not Female Problems: 5 Conditions Also Affecting Men

They are health problems largely associated with women, but men can be affected as well.

Feb 03, 2016

Zika Virus and Sexual Transmission: The Facts

More and more is coming to light about the Zika virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have now confirmed that a case of Zika was sexually transmitted to a person in Texas. However, while this enhances what we know about transmission of the illness, it doesn’t change what we know about its severity.

Feb 02, 2016

The Super Bowl and The Flu

The flu season is heating up just in time for the Super Bowl. That’s not good news for fans of the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers. A new study suggests there may be an increased risk of flu deaths for fans of teams that make it to the Super Bowl.

Feb 01, 2016

The Tooth Timeline

What you need to know about taking care of your child's teeth.

Jan 27, 2016

The Real Risks of Zika Virus

Tiny mosquitoes are causing big problems — and making big headlines — in South America, Central America and the Caribbean. The Zika virus is causing panic due to a possible link to birth defects in the babies of mothers who contracted the illness during pregnancy. However, very little is yet known about it.

Jan 26, 2016

When Sick Kids Should Stay Home

How sick is "stay home" sick?

Jan 19, 2016

Winterizing Your Skin

Summertime skin care is the frequent focus of fashion magazines and lotion companies. But what are some good, overall tips for wintertime skin care?

Jan 14, 2016

How Combat Explosions Injure the Brain

Combat veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan experienced an average of 21 blasts from improvised explosive devices (IEDs) during the course of their military service. While the explosions rarely kill soldiers, they still render considerable harm.

Jan 11, 2016

What Is Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension?

Singer Natalie Cole was laid to rest today in Los Angeles, less than a week after dying of heart failure caused by pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Jan 05, 2016

The Impacts of Plant Protein on Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease patients should consider adding more plant-based proteins such as beans and tofu to their diet.

Jan 05, 2016

Beating the Winter Blues

Winter can be a tough time. Days are shorter. Nights are longer. And here in Utah, the inversion makes it feel like we rarely see the sun. That can lead many to experience the “wintertime blues” or, as it is officially known, seasonal affective disorder or SAD.

Jan 05, 2016

Treating Winter Rosacea

Winter is a rough time for people with rosacea. The roughly 14 million sufferers in the U.S. brace for redness and bumps to appear on their skin during the cold and blustery weather.

Jan 04, 2016

Risky Business: Medication Non-Adherence

Not taking medication correctly can lead to a number of problems.

Dec 31, 2015

Take it Slow When Recovering From a Concussion

A concussion is a serious injury that should never be taken lightly, and recovery should never be rushed. However, many patients try to do just that.

Dec 22, 2015

Holiday Hazards

Every year holiday related accidents send people to the hospital. You won't believe some of the reasons why.

Dec 21, 2015

Share Your Eye Diagnosis with Family

You could be giving them the gift of sight.

Dec 21, 2015

Stay Safe on the Slopes

Skiing can be a lot of fun. There are things you should do to avoid injury — both while you ski, and when you get home.

Dec 18, 2015

Can You Get LASIK Satisfaction?

Lately, it seems like ads for LASIK are popping up everywhere—DJ’s are talking about it on the radio and newscasters sing its praises, especially if they didn’t like wearing glasses on camera.

Dec 16, 2015

Take Your Medicine (Correctly)!

Medication non-adherence is a major problem in the United States.

Dec 10, 2015

Five Cheers for Winter

You don't have to be depressed as the temperatures drop.

Dec 09, 2015

The Need for Naloxone

Enough opioids are prescribed in this state every year for every adult to have a bottle. Utah is currently fifth in the nation when it comes to opioid overdose deaths – many of which are accidental and could have been prevented if naloxone had been administered.

Jan 01, 2014

Nail Discoloration - What to Do & When to Worry

Do you know what the color of your nails means?

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How to Choose a Lung Transplant Program

Sep 28, 2022

Deciding where to have a lung transplant procedure for lung disease is can have a big impact on the transplant outcome. Matthew Morrell, MD, medical director of the lung transplant program at University of Utah Health, discusses what to look for in a lung transplant center to improve the chance of a match, minimize the possibility of rejection, and maximize your life expectancy and quality.

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S5 Extra: The Cold Opens

Sep 27, 2022

Cold opens are a technique commonly used in television storytelling to grab the audience’s attention and keep them from channel surfing. BUNDLE OF HERS uses cold opens as well—the random bit before the intro music starts. During the early episodes, in an effort to have more comfortable conversations, our producer gave us talking points before each episode. From how our days went, to our worst phobias. Five seasons in, we've gradually gotten accustomed to cold opens and start each episode with the most random discussions that sometimes have absolutely nothing to do with the episodes' topics. Twenty-five episodes in season five mean 25 cold opens—all together in one place—these are the conversations before the conversation.

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115: What the Heck is Ketosis?

Sep 27, 2022

If the ads are to be believed, it seems like everyone is doing some sort of low-carb or "keto" diet. Is it just a fad diet of the moment or does ketosis actually promote weight loss? Nutritionist Thunder Jalili, PhD, joins the guys to discuss the science behind ketosis, whether he would recommend it, and the potential dangers and benefits of a strict no carb diet.

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The Wellness Bus Offers Free Nutrition Counseling Sessions in Utah

Sep 21, 2022

Eating a diet with good nutrition can be challenging. Luckily, experts can help us to eat healthier. The Wellness Bus travels around Utah offering free health screenings and education to members of the community. Clinical dietitian Alex Marie Hernandez works on the bus, and she shares her tips on eating healthier, avoiding common nutrition misconceptions, and improving your health with free nutrition counseling.

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