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.

Dec 01, 2021

Holiday Blues - Put Your Mental Health First This Holiday Season

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

Dec 01, 2021

Understanding Omicron and Other COVID-19 Variants

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

Nov 22, 2021

Fixing Chest Wall Deformities – Surgery that Raises Self Esteem

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

Nov 22, 2021

Understanding COVID-19 Booster Shot Recommendations

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

Nov 19, 2021

Practicing Gratitude for Better Health and Well-Being

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

Nov 19, 2021

Treating Urinary Incontinence After Prostate Surgery

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

Nov 16, 2021

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

Recently, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine was authorized for children ages 5 to 11. As of today, 193 million people ages 12 and over have been safely vaccinated in the U.S. Although younger children are less likely to die or be hospitalized from COVID-19, recent statistics show why pediatricians and University of Utah Health experts support the vaccine for younger children.

Nov 12, 2021

Give Older Adults a Boost with COVID Vaccinations Before Thanksgiving

Just like everyone else, older adults—people age 65 or older—deserve to be able to safely enjoy spending time with those who matter most to them over the holidays. Hear from our geriatricians on the importance of getting vaccinated.

Nov 12, 2021

Talk to Your Child About Suicide - An Age-By-Age Guide For Parents

Suicide has been the second leading cause of death for young people ages 10-24 since 2014, and in Utah it’s the leading cause of death for children ages 10-17. Losing a child to suicide is every parent’s worst nightmare. The best prevention is communication, finding out early that something is wrong, and getting your child the help they need.

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.

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.

Oct 08, 2021

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.

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. Urologic surgeon Dr. Jim Hotaling, M.D., M.S., FECSM is helping educate patients and the community on whether there is a correlation between COVID and erectile dysfunction.

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

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

One of the earlier warning signs of COVID-19 disease was a loss of taste and smell. Most patients recover from this, but some report they now experience an unpleasant new symptom called parosmia. It’s a condition where otherwise normal smells now smell unpleasant or even disgusting. Dr. Richard Orlandi discusses what parosmia is and what you can expect from it.

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 and the Delta Variant

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


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


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 again urging broad vaccination among Americans who have been waiting for full licensure of COVID-19 vaccines. On August 23, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is approved for individuals 16 years of age and older to help prevent COVID-19 disease.

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. Hanadi Farrukh, MD, internal medicine specialist at University of Utah Health answers questions people want to know about when it hurts to go.

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 05, 2021

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.

Aug 05, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy: Myths and Facts

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

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.

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 12, 2021

Entendiendo las variantes de COVID-19

Están surgiendo diferentes formas de variantes de COVID-19. Aunque suene alarmante, los virus a menudo cambian por mutación. Mientras los científicos trabajan para conocer más sobre estas cepas o variantes, y cómo pueden afectar a los Estados Unidos, Stephen Goldstein, investigador asociado postdoctoral en el departamento de genética humana de la Universidad de Utah, compartió información sobre lo que se sabe actualmente.

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.

Jul 07, 2021

Coagulación de la sangre, Covid-19 y las vacunas

Desde el comienzo de la pandemia de Covid-19, la coagulación de la sangre se ha identificado como un efecto secundario del SARS-CoV-2 y, posteriormente, como un efecto secundario, extremadamente raro, de algunas vacunas Covid-19. El doctor Yazan Abou-Ismail, MD, hematólogo de University of Utah Health, responde preguntas sobre la asociación de los coágulos de sangre con COVID-19 y ciertas vacunas.

Jul 07, 2021

Blood Clotting, COVID-19 and Vaccines

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, blood clotting has been identified as a side effect of SARS-CoV-2 and later as an extremely rare side effect of some COVID-19 vaccines. Yazan Abou-Ismail, MD, a hematologist at University of Utah Health, answered questions about the association of blood clots with COVID-19 and certain vaccines.

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 14, 2021

Heat Stroke: More Serious Than You Think

The weather is heating up, and as the temperature rises, so does the risk of heat stroke. We aren’t talking about simply feeling hot, or uncomfortable, or sweating excessively.

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 26, 2021

Seguridad y prevención de quemaduras en verano

El verano es una época maravillosa del año. Es el momento de disfrutar del aire libre, de celebrar con los amigos y la familia, y de relajarse mientras los niños están fuera de la escuela. Sin embargo, los incendios y las quemaduras no se toman vacaciones en verano. Para ayudar a garantizar que todos se puedan divertir mientras se mantienen a salvo, lea estos consejos y recomendaciones de seguridad.

May 24, 2021

Vacunas COVID-19 y niños

Los niños de 12 a 15 años ahora pueden recibir la vacuna Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 luego de la Autorización de uso de emergencia de la Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos. Los resultados de un ensayo clínico de Fase 3 de la vacuna COVID-19 en este grupo de edad sugieren que es muy eficaz para protegerlos de enfermedades.

May 24, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines and Children

Children age 12- to 15- years old can now get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine following Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the Food and Drug Administration. Results from a Phase 3 clinical trial testing the COVID-19 vaccine in this age group suggest it is highly effective at protecting them from disease.

May 20, 2021

Summertime Burn Safety and Prevention

Summer is a wonderful time of year. It is a time to enjoy the great outdoors, celebrate with friends and family, and relax while the kids are out of school. 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 safe as well as fun!

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 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 13, 2021

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.

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?

Apr 05, 2021

Pregnant in a Pandemic

Pregnancy has its own unique challenges. Throw in a COVID-19 pandemic and the situation becomes more complicated. With little information available about how coronavirus impacts pregnant and lactating women, it’s important to rely on health care professionals for advice.

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 25, 2021

Datos acerca de la vacuna

A medida que los sistemas de atención médica en todo el país trabajan para distribuir las vacunas COVID-19 de la manera más rápida y eficiente posible, hay mucha información que se comparte en las redes sociales y en línea. Parte de esta información puede crear temores sobre las vacunas e influir en la decisión de vacunarse o no.

Mar 25, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Mythbusters

As health care systems across the country work rapidly to distribute COVID-19 vaccines as efficiently as possible, there is a lot of information that is being shared on social media and online. Sankar Swaminathan, MD, chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at University of Utah Health, sets the record straight on some of the myths about COVID-19 vaccines.

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

Enhancing your Meals

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 7 tips recommended by a University of Utah Health Registered Dietitian. Dietitians recommend using 5 or more of these ways to maintain good health, and most say the more the better.

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 healthful

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?

Many people are gearing up to get the COVID-19 vaccine. It’s one of the most important ways we can protect ourselves and help get our communities back to normal. Concerned about minor side effects of the vaccine, some people are taking pain relievers before getting vaccinated.

Feb 25, 2021

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

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 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, on average 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

New Research Finds Pregnancy Complications in Severe COVID-19 Cases

A new 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

Learn how 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 Vaccine and Older Adults

The risk of getting infected with COVID-19 and experiencing severe illness increases with age. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), older adults are at the highest risk.

Jan 20, 2021

Vacunas COVID-19 en pacientes embarazadas y lactantes

La pandemia de COVID-19 ha creado mucha incertidumbre y preocupación entre las poblaciones vulnerables, incluyendo las mujeres embarazadas. Según los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC), las mujeres embarazadas tienen un mayor riesgo de sufrir una enfermedad grave o aún morir por COVID-19 en comparación con las personas que no están embarazadas.

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. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), pregnant people are at an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 and death compared to non-pregnant people.

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, seem unsightly, and also be quite painful. If you experience varicose veins that are uncomfortable and interrupting your everyday life, it may be time to consult your doctor. Although varicose veins are not dangerous, several treatment options might improve your quality of life.

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 12, 2020

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.

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 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


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 15, 2020

Are You at Higher Risk for COVID-19?

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

May 06, 2020

Slow the Spread With Cloth Masks

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

May 04, 2020

Alcoholism in the Season of COVID-19

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

Apr 29, 2020

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

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

Apr 29, 2020

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

Suggested metadata: 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 that should ease concerns of contact lens and eyeglass wearers alike.

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, such as buying groceries and medicine, and completing banking activities.

Apr 10, 2020

10 Ways to Celebrate Easter or Passover During Quarantine

Springtime brings some special holidays, with colorful festivities, family gatherings, and messages of peace. This year, however, things might be looking a little different. Try some of the following ideas to celebrate Easter or Passover in quarantine style.

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 31, 2020

Like a Good Neighbor, Shelter in Place to Stay Safe

Across the country, there are orders to stay home or shelter in place to slow the spread of COVID-19. But how that is practiced is often subject to interpretation. Read about what University of Utah Health experts say is safe.

Mar 31, 2020

Can Pets Be at Risk for COVID-19?

Worries have emerged about whether a pet can become infected and spread coronavirus, or COVID-19. There are some coronaviruses that infect animals, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not received any reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19.

Mar 30, 2020

Disinfecting Your Facility if Someone Is Sick

If someone in your workplace becomes ill with the cold, flu, or COVID-19 it's important to clean the work space thoroughly. To stop the spread of germs and to prevent others from getting sick there's important steps to take to help protect others. 

Mar 26, 2020

COVID-19 Checklist to Get Ready

As a family, you can plan and make decisions now that will protect you and your family during a COVID-19 outbreak. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has made a checklist of important steps families can prepare for now if a family member or relative becomes infected.

Mar 24, 2020

Children and Coronavirus

Tips to keep children healthy while school’s out.

Mar 24, 2020

COVID-19: Checklist for the Elderly

If a COVID-19 outbreak happens in your community, it could last for a long time. Depending on the severity of the outbreak, public health officials might recommend community actions to reduce exposures to COVID-19. These actions can help slow the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the impact of disease.

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

In the space of a week, social distancing, working from home, and attending classes online quickly became our new reality. As towns and cities go quiet, many businesses are closing their doors for the foreseeable future. That means gyms are no longer an option, and many are itching to know how to continue their workouts either in the confines of their own home or in their neighborhood.

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 19, 2020

So You Think You Have COVID-19

Your sister is calling, so you pick up. She is crying. She thinks she has the coronavirus (COVID-19). After calming her down, you find out that she called her doctor and they refused to test her. What do you do?

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, government agencies have recommended against large gatherings for the foreseeable future. On Monday, March 16, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the White House issued a joint advisory recommending against any gatherings of 10 or more people over the next 15 days.

Mar 17, 2020

What Is a Pandemic?

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared a pandemic due to the rapidly evolving coronavirus, or COVID-19, which is spreading globally. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), pandemics happen when a new novel virus emerges and infects people easily through person-to-person spread.

Mar 12, 2020

Have COVID-19 Symptoms? Here's What to Do

Coronavirus, or COVID-19, seems to spread rapidly from person to person. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends COVID-19 patients be isolated either in the hospital or at home until they no longer pose a risk of infecting others.

Mar 10, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs

By now, you've probably heard of the coronavirus, or COVID-19. Each day, new cases are recorded worldwide, and the headlines just keep getting worse. With a lot of questions still unanswered, here are the facts we know.

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 the coronavirus disease, also known as COVID-19. Both diseases can cause mild to severe illness, and both can pose serious complications to high-risk groups. So how does someone know if they have the flu or COVID-19?

Mar 09, 2020

Does Hand Sanitizer Work?

We all know how important it is to wash our hands before and after handling food and using the restroom. But how effective is hand sanitizer? Is it just as good as soap and water?

Mar 03, 2020

Coronavirus and Pregnancy

Women are more susceptible to some viral illnesses during pregnancy, still little is known about how coronavirus, or COVID-19, impacts an expectant mother and her baby. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) consider women to be part of an at-risk population for severe illness in the case of some viral infections, such as influenza.

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 28, 2020

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 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.

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 27, 2020

China’s Coronavirus: Answers From an Expert

An outbreak of a newly recognized coronavirus in the Chinese city of Wuhan is making international headlines. Already hundreds of people have been sickened and more than 80 have died as a result of the illness. Additional coronavirus patients have been found in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea and the United States.

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 22, 2019

Common Summer Injuries

Be careful out there.

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

It's a very common injury.

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


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.

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


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 30, 2018

Super Bowl LII: 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?

Jan 30, 2018

Cholesterol: The Good, Bad, & Ugly

Do you know what the numbers mean?

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.

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 15, 2017

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.

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

Safe Sleeping for Newborns

The American Academy of Pediatrics is now recommending babies sleep in the same room as their parents for at least the first six months of life, and optimally up to a year, to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

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.

Jul 06, 2016

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.

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.

Dec 07, 2015

Keep an Eye on Your Makeup Routine

Go for the glam, but keep it clean.

Dec 07, 2015

Santa Needs to Lose Some Weight

He's known as the man with a belly like a bowl full of jelly, but he may want to consider changing his image.

Dec 02, 2015

Tiny Fish Teach Big Lessons

BioEYES presents students with concepts in genetics, cell biology and developmental biology. It does something more important as well – it teaches kids how to pose and answer scientific questions in a fun and safe learning environment. They can see themselves as future scientists because they are acting as scientists now.

Nov 30, 2015

Sugar Free Drinks Can Still Damage Teeth

It is common knowledge that sugar-filled sodas, sports drinks, and juices are bad news when it comes to maintaining healthy teeth. Now, a study done by researchers at Melbourne University’s Oral Health Cooperative Research Center shows their sugar-free counterparts aren’t great for your teeth either.

Nov 24, 2015

Beware the Burn of the Bird

Deep frying a turkey this Thanksgiving? Make sure you avoid these hazards to avoid calling the fire department.

Nov 23, 2015

Eye on Diabetes

November is National Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month: Get the facts; pass them on.

Nov 20, 2015

Legislators Get a Crash Course in What it Takes to Become a Doctor

Project Medical Education is an event designed to educate local leaders about what it takes to become a doctor.

Nov 19, 2015

Watch Where You Walk

We all know about the dangers of distracted driving, but what about distracted walking? Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but distracted walking is a real thing, and it’s causing serious bodily harm to pedestrians.

Nov 17, 2015

Charlie Sheen Admits He is HIV Positive

Charlie Sheen is one of the 1.2 million people living with HIV in the United States.

Nov 16, 2015

Herpes: The Blistering Facts

Do you have herpes? Many of us would feel pretty comfortable answering “absolutely not.” However, a recent report from the World Health Organization finds that if you are under 50, there is a 67 percent chance the answer is “yes.”

Nov 13, 2015

Why Am I Out of Breath?

You do Pilates. You go running. You consider yourself to be in good shape. Then, one day, you find yourself out of breath while carrying groceries up a flight of stairs. What is going on?

Nov 12, 2015

Football and Kidney Lacerations

Football is a dangerous game. We all have heard about the head injuries players receive that can cause long-lasting damage. We also have seen players sidelined by serious orthopedic injuries. Now a different type of injury is taking players out of the game – kidney laceration.

Nov 09, 2015

A New Target for Blood Pressure

A new study finding on lowering blood pressure could have a far reaching impact on adults in the United States.

Nov 06, 2015

Rethinking Antibiotics to Treat Acne

Having acne means wearing your insecurities out in the open for everyone to see. Whether you are a teenager trying to make it through adolescence or an adult still struggling with their skin there may be a chance you aren’t receiving the remedy you need for your skin problem.

Nov 02, 2015

UNI’s ROPES Course Doesn’t Disappoint

The structure on the east side of the University's Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI) is a world-class ropes course.

Nov 02, 2015

Paying for Mammograms: Does my Insurance Cover Breast Cancer Screening?

Lost in all the mixed messages over when women should start getting mammograms, is the threshold question of whether insurance covers it.

Oct 27, 2015

Hodgkin's Lymphoma: Patient Age Matters

Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is considered to be a very curable and treatable form of cancer. That’s why it was shocking when it was announced Minnesota Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders passed away after battling the illness since earlier this summer.

Oct 26, 2015

Death by Bacon? Not Likely.

Today, while most people were eating their breakfasts, the World Health Organization released findings that processed meats – things like the bacon and sausage many were cooking – should be classified in the same category as carcinogens like cigarettes.

Oct 21, 2015

Talking to Kids About Trauma

Why is my dad not waking up? What are these machines for? Can I touch my dad? Children can have many questions when someone they love suffers a traumatic injury. It is unlikely they can process that a parent or sibling is fighting to survive or understand every detail of their medical care.

Oct 19, 2015

The Meaning of Many Moles

There may be a new way to identify an increased risk of skin cancer and all it takes is rolling up your sleeve.

Oct 16, 2015

Fight Breast Cancer With These Foods

What you eat could help decrease your risk for breast cancer.

Oct 15, 2015

Is Your Job Increasing Your Risk for Stroke?

Work stress causes many problems in life and a new analysis of several studies shows it could also lead to an increased risk of stroke.

Oct 13, 2015

The Threat of MRSA in Sports

NFL players know there is a possibility they can get hurt when they step on to the field. Giants player Daniel Fells learned there are dangers lurking in the locker room as well.

Oct 13, 2015

The Bra Truth

Most women wear them. What do you really know about them though?

Oct 09, 2015

Rabid Sports Fandom Can Make You Healthier

Do people tell you that you take your sports fandom too far? That it’s “only a game”? There may be more positive benefits to being a devoted sports fan than many people realize. Check out these reasons why your dedication to your team makes you healthier.

Oct 08, 2015

Breast Cancer: 1 in 8 Will Be Diagnosed | Breast Assured

One in eight women will face breast cancer in their lives. Early detection and prevention can make a huge difference, however. When was your last mammogram?

Oct 08, 2015

Death by Touchdown?

For some, a suspenseful game can lead to heart attack.

Oct 07, 2015

Surviving GameDay

It’s the early morning party that heralds the biggest match up of the week in college football – and this week ESPN’s College GameDay is taking place right here in Salt Lake City. While lots of fun is sure to be had, there are some risks involved. Take care to avoid these five potential injuries.

Sep 30, 2015

A Warning Sign of Stroke

Reality TV star Kim Zolciak-Biermann says she is feeling better, and ready to be back on the floor of “Dancing with the Stars” after suffering a transient ischemic attack (TIA) last week. While she is ready to put the incident behind her though, she should be concerned about the possibility of a more serious health issue in the coming year.

Sep 24, 2015

Busting Mammogram Myths

Women in Utah are not getting mammograms. We rank 49th in the nation when it comes screenings. 53% women ages of 40-49 do not get a mammogram each year.

Sep 22, 2015

Lice Are Not Nice

The very thought of head lice can make you itch. There are ways to decrease the risk.

Sep 15, 2015

Concerns About Hand Sanitizer

Any parent knows that hand sanitizer can be a lifesaver when it comes to cleaning little hands, and eliminating germs on the go. However, they may not realize that it can pose a health threat to the very people they are trying to protect.

Sep 14, 2015

Teeth Straightening: Don't Do it Yourself

There are lots of “do it yourself” projects you can complete successfully with just a little time and effort. However, “do it yourself” braces is not one of them.

Sep 03, 2015

Avoiding a Painful Commute

Being stuck in a car for a long commute can cause serious problems for your neck, spine, and back. How to avoid the pain.

Sep 03, 2015

Senator Rand Paul Visits Moran Eye Center, Partners with Global Outreach Division in Haiti

Senator and presidential candidate Rand Paul visited the John A. Moran Eye Center on Saturday, August 29, to tour Moran’s state-of-the-art surgical suite and learn about the game-changing work our researchers are doing to understand and cure blinding conditions.

Sep 01, 2015

The Expanding Role of AMH as a Predictor of Fertility

While slowing down a woman’s biological clock remains as futile as turning back time, reproductive medicine is finding a way to peer inside the clock to gauge just how fast it is ticking.

Sep 01, 2015

Super Foods for Fall

The summer is over, and the lush berries, peaches, and peas that we have enjoyed are giving way to their heartier autumn cousins. Which foods should you be eating for optimum health? Follow the signs of the season.

Aug 31, 2015

New Hope for Women With PCOS

It is a condition that affects an estimated one in 10 women of reproductive age in the United States. However, little is known about the causes and proper diagnosis of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). However, that could be changing as researchers begin to understand possible genetic links to PCOS.

Aug 27, 2015

Too Much Water? It's Possible, and a Problem

It’s something you hear at every sports practice, from peewee soccer to the high school football field: drink lots of water. While it’s good advice, it may be a bit misguided.

Aug 25, 2015

4 Tips for Managing Your Chronic Pain

One in 10 adult Americans suffer from constant chronic pain. What can you do about it? Read these four tips for managing your chronic pain.

Aug 24, 2015

A Link Between Citrus and Skin Cancer?

Citrus fruits are touted for their health benefits, but could consuming too much actually put you at a higher risk for certain types of cancer?

Aug 24, 2015

Blinded By a Flash? No, But Other Hazards Exist for Kids' Eyes

Every now and then, we hear a false alarm about children’s eye safety. It happened recently in China, when a major newspaper claimed a three-month-old infant had been blinded by a flashbulb.

Aug 20, 2015

Jimmy Carter's Cancer Diagnosis: What We Know

Former President Jimmy Carter recently announced that he was diagnosed with cancer; today he publicized he is suffering from melanoma.

Aug 13, 2015

Managing Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) With Diet

Do digestion problems have you writhing in pain after most meals? It's possible you have irritable bowel syndrome or IBS. Consider these diet hacks to help manage the symptoms.

Aug 11, 2015

How Pretzels and Q-tips Can Help Your Kid Master Handwriting

First- and second-graders met weekly this summer at the University of Utah Health Occupational Therapy Life Skills Clinic to improve their handwriting prowess at the clinic’s annual Rocking Handwriters summer group.

Aug 11, 2015

A Problem With Pacifiers?

Every parent has an opinion on pacifiers – and many don’t keep them to themselves.

Aug 11, 2015

Is Your Child Dehydrated?

Kids have different symptoms when it comes to dehydration.

Aug 11, 2015

Miscarriage and Misconceptions

Miscarriage previously was the subject of whispered conversations. However, it may now be going mainstream.

Aug 05, 2015

Oodles of Zoodles

Is your kitchen overrun with zucchini? If it isn’t yet, it will be soon as summer gardens reach their peak. Even if you don’t have a green thumb chances are you know someone trying to give the squash away. There are lots of ways to cook it: sauté, bake, or broil. Or, you try out one of the newest food trends – zoodles.

Aug 04, 2015

When Picky Eating Is a Problem

They are a problem for parents everywhere: children who just won’t eat. Or, if they do eat, they only eat a limited number of foods, only at certain times. For some it is bad enough that every meal becomes a battle for bites, and new research says severe food aversions may be a sign of more significant problems like anxiety, depression, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Aug 03, 2015

Train Your Voice

Singing for a living is not easy specifically for your vocal folds. Many singers, like Sam Smith, Adele, and Meghan Trainor have had to take time off and delay their tours because of strain and overuse of their vocal folds, which some call the “vocal-cord crisis.”

Jul 31, 2015

Serious Sunburns

In most cases sunburn can, and should, be treated at home with over the counter pain medications and rest.

Jul 31, 2015

How Do Drugs Get Their Names?

Pharmaceutical drugs have names that are unique to say the least. Where do those names originate?

Jul 28, 2015

Pedestrian Injuries Are More Common Than You Think

According to the NTHSA, on average, a pedestrian is killed every two hours and injured every seven minutes in traffic crashes.

Jul 27, 2015

Kids’ Eyeglasses: Fit Is Everything

The stakes are incredibly high in the world of kids’ vision. Whether they have special needs or simply require a slight correction, their vision is constantly developing, so the wrong prescription or “slightly off” fit can actually cause further complications.

Jul 16, 2015

Ride Smart: ATV Safety

According to the ATV Safety Institute, if a few important safety tips are adhered to, riders will have a safe and enjoyable time in Utah’s outdoors.

Jul 15, 2015

Nothing Is Funny About Ring Avulsion

It sounds like the start of a joke: “Why don’t hand surgeons wear wedding rings?”

Jul 15, 2015

Fermented Foods are Totally In Right Now

Looking for a new DIY fix for your bellyaches? Maybe fermented foods are what your body needs. No, you can’t leave your food out for three weeks and call it good. Here’s what you need to know.

Jul 14, 2015

Stop the Room From Spinning: Causes and Treatments of Vertigo

It’s the thing that makes you go “ahh:” Vertigo.

Jul 14, 2015

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Wearing Contacts in the Pool

We’ve all done it. It’s too much of a hassle to take them out beforehand, and who wants to look like a total noob wearing goggles the entire time you’re in the pool?

Jul 13, 2015

Busy Streets, Increased Pollution?

In the past five years, researchers have placed a greater focus on studying the effects of “near-roadway pollution.” More research needs to be done, but many scientists are beginning to believe that proximity to highways may impact our health in ways we never considered.

Jul 10, 2015

Sex Selection Raises Legal, Ethical Concerns

Rumors that Kim Kardashian chose to have a boy have led to questions about sex selection.

Jul 10, 2015

Spot the Signs of Heat Exhaustion

Summer is here, and with it record-breaking heat. Scott McIntosh, M.D., an emergency room physician at University of Utah Health Care, discusses symptoms and treatment for heat exhaustion.

Jul 10, 2015

Unborn Babies Respond to Mother’s Touch

Doctors recommend pregnant women rub their bellies in addition to talking to their baby bumps.

Jul 10, 2015

Health Care at Your Doorstep

Being a parent is a full-time job. Even on the good days, it seems like you’re always two steps behind. Here at University of Utah Health's South Jordan Health Center, we’re making it easier on you. Here’s how.

Jul 08, 2015

The Danger of Cutting Your Cuticles

When you get a manicure—or give yourself one—should you cut your cuticles? Erika Summers, MD, a dermatologist at University of Utah Health, discusses the risks.

Jul 07, 2015

"Tweaking" the Test

Many women may take home pregnancy tests early, only to be disappointed by a negative result. Now though, some are trying to make those negatives positive – using photo enhancing software.

Jul 06, 2015

Restaurant Lingo Decoded

You know fried foods are bad for you, but what about foods that are sautéed? Here we decode some common terms used at restaurants and how healthful foods are when prepared that way.

Jul 02, 2015

Don't Injure Your Eye This 4th of July

Eye injuries caused by fireworks have more than doubled in the past three years according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Jul 02, 2015

"Independence Day(s)” For Low-Vision Adults

Millions of Americans lose some of their sight every year, but that doesn’t mean they have to lose their independence or give up on the things they love to do.

Jul 01, 2015

Recipes: Smart Summer Snacks

When temperatures are soaring, nobody wants a hot or a heavy snack. These three cool and refreshing summer snacks are also light and healthful.

Jun 30, 2015

Bandaging Basics

Children are prone to tumbles, cuts and scrapes, especially during the summer. Here is a step-by-step guide to properly bandage a minor wound.

Jun 30, 2015

Utah's Only Practicing Oral Pathologist

Bryan Trump, DDS, MS, is one of a kind in Utah. He is the only practicing board certified oral and maxillofacial pathologist in the state.

Jun 29, 2015

Is It Safe to Drink from a Garden Hose?

When kids are playing outside or you’re working in the yard this summer, it might be tempting to sneak a sip of water from the garden hose. But here's what you might be drinking.

Jun 29, 2015

This Is Why You Gain Weight After Having Kids

You’re probably not getting enough sleep, for starters. But that may not be the only factor behind your weight gain.

Jun 26, 2015

Your Kids May Not Be Drinking Enough Water

Most American kids and teens don’t drink enough water, which is leaving them mildly dehydrated.

Jun 26, 2015

How to Prevent Dad Injuries

There are more than 70 million fathers in the U.S. And on average, each of them suffers about 22 injuries every year related to the kids. Here are the most common injuries and how to prevent them:

Jun 25, 2015

Take Two Aspirin and Text Me in the Morning

Text messaging may change the way you interact with your doctor’s office.

Jun 25, 2015

Recipes: Cold Soups for Warm Days

When it’s warm outside, soup might be the last dish on your mind—unless it’s a refreshing chilled soup. Here are three cool recipes to try.

Jun 24, 2015

To Binge or Not to Binge

Which is worse moderate drinking throughout the week or binge drinking on the weekend?

Jun 24, 2015

Don't Fall in the Summer

When thinking of falls, many of us tend to think of slipping or falling on the ice or snow. Well, that is not entirely true. Last year, the University of Utah Health Care Trauma Services treated more than 300 patients that fell at home during the months of May through September. Many of the documented falls occurred while doing some form of activity such as walking or hiking.

Jun 24, 2015

How to Stay Safe at Pools This Summer

Cryptosporidium is the leading cause of waterborne disease in people in the U.S. It is resistant to chlorine, but you can take these steps to protect your family at pools this summer.

Jun 24, 2015

Think Before You Ink: Tattoos May Cause Adverse Skin Reactions

Tattoos can cause a spectrum of reactions, from swelling at the injection site to an effect that can spread over the body.

Jun 23, 2015

Take a Road Trip to Wellness

Are you taking a family road trip this summer? Here are six ways to make this year’s trip healthier than the last.

Jun 22, 2015

Can Your Eyes Get Sunburned?

We all know the sun can do a real number on unprotected skin. UV radiation can cause sunburns that actually change our DNA and put us at risk for skin cancer. But did you know that your eyes can get sunburned, too? The fact is, they are every bit as vulnerable as skin.

Jun 18, 2015

Recipes: Skinny Smoothies

Just because it’s a smoothie, doesn’t mean it’s good for you. Here's what to watch out for and three healthy recipes to try.

Jun 18, 2015

Eye on Sports Injuries

According to the National Eye Institute (NEI), every 13 minutes an ER in the United States treats a sports-related eye injury—caused by everything from elbow jabs in basketball games to baseball and paintball games gone wrong.

Jun 17, 2015

Pedicure Precautions

Pedicures can treat foot problems, promote circulation and relax the entire body—but they can also cause harm. Here's how to reduce your risk of contracting infections at salons.

Jun 16, 2015

How Safe Is DEET?

DEET, the active ingredient in many insect repellents, works effectively to ward off pesky mosquitoes and problematic ticks. But many are wary of this chemical’s effect on people. Here, learn the pros, cons, and risks of DEET.

Jun 16, 2015

Don't Spend Your Vacation in the Bathroom

Being sick is awful. Being sick on vacation is even worse. No matter where you travel in the world, there are health risks involved in travel, and precautions you should take to avoid them.

Jun 15, 2015

Simple, Low-Cost Activities to Keep Kids Active

School is out! A lack of mandatory outdoor recess, more time to watch TV, and fewer organized sports activities mean many kids might gain weight during the summer months.

Jun 15, 2015

5 Factors That Affect Fertility

Are you and your partner trying to conceive? Here are some factors that affect fertility and how to improve your odds.

Jun 12, 2015

Melanoma: Keep Your Enemy Close

Melissa was just 29 when she faced a diagnosis that would change her life.

Jun 08, 2015

Steps to Prevent Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in America, with more than 5 million people treated each year. Take these steps to help prevent it:

Jun 08, 2015

Body Shaming Post Pregnancy: What You Should Focus On

Pregnancy and birth are a life changing gift, so what's with post-pregnancy body shaming? Here are the things you should focus on post-pregnancy.

Jun 08, 2015

How Dangerous Are Drones?

Should we be preparing for the attack of the drones? As the small aircrafts are becoming more commonplace, reports of injuries caused by them are popping up.

Jun 05, 2015

Many Adults Don’t Take Proper Care of Their Teeth

More than 90% of Americans between ages 20 and 64 have had cavities and 27 percent had untreated tooth decay.

Jun 05, 2015

4 Ways to Reduce Allergens at Home

Spring is in the air, but for many seasonal allergy sufferers, budding flowers and trees are not welcome sights. Here are four ways to reduce allergens at home.

Jun 04, 2015

Recipes: Cool Dips for Warm Days

Whether you’re hosting a barbecue or have been asked to bring an appetizer to share, these three dips are sure to be crowd pleasers.

Jun 04, 2015

Could Gel Manicures Increase Your Risk for Skin Cancer?

Using ultraviolet light to cure gel manicures is a risk factor for skin cancer. But you may still be able to get a gel manicure with less risk.

Jun 03, 2015

Is It a Cold … or Allergies?

You’re coughing and sneezing and your nose is runny. Should you reach for cold medicine or could it be allergies? Here are symptoms of each, so you can help tell them apart.

Jun 03, 2015

Overdose Deaths From Prescription Painkillers Skyrocket

Every day in the United States, 44 people die from overdoses of prescription opioids such as OxyContin, Vicodin, and Percocet.

Jun 01, 2015

Tricks to Eating Better When Eating Out

If you aren’t careful, dining out can wreck your waistline. Here are some tips and tricks to eating better when dining out.

Jun 01, 2015

Are You Sun Safe When You Exercise?

Endurance athletes can often overlook the heightened risk prolonged sun exposure can have on the skin. Even if you've put sunscreen on before heading out it doesn’t always protect you for as long as they think.

May 29, 2015

University of Utah Grad Will Be Rwanda's First Speech Pathologist

Orphaned at age 10 during the Rwandan Genocide, Eli Munyankindi didn’t know if he’d ever finish high school. The tenacious young man did more than beat the odds—he shattered them. Munyankindi just completed a master’s degree in speech-language pathology at the University of Utah College of Health.

May 28, 2015

To Beard or Not to Beard? Research Shows Clean-Shaven Workers May Shed More Bacteria from Their Faces Than Bearded Ones

Recent headlines claim beards contain hazardous bacteria, some comparing facial hair to fecal matter. It’s enough to give anyone pause. To beard or not to beard? We asked the physicians.

May 27, 2015

The Facts About Anthrax

The mention of anthrax causes instant panic. Reports out this week that the U.S. military inadvertently sent samples of live anthrax out to nine locations around the globe has people asking if a global health crisis is looming.

May 26, 2015

Teens & Body Shaming: 5 Ways You Can Help Your Teen Have a Better Body Image

Self-esteem and body image go hand in hand, especially during the teen years. Use these tips to help your teen develop and maintain a healthy self-image.

May 26, 2015

Custom Cataract Surgery: Choice is the Name of the Game

Sooner or later, odds are that you’re going to develop a cataract or two. Typically, this condition—a clouding of the normally transparent lens in the eye—shows up after age 65.

May 26, 2015

Staying Healthy After a Break-Up

There’s no doubt that our physical health is often influenced by our mental and emotional health. Research shows that depression has been linked to a number of physical ailments such as migraines, headaches, back pain, digestive issues, and many others.

May 22, 2015

Breast Cancer During Pregnancy Rare and Dangerous

The story of a new mother who died from breast cancer discovered during her pregnancy is bringing attention to a rare form of the disease.

May 22, 2015

What Time of Day Are Most Babies Born?

The use of medical interventions for childbirth, such as cesarean delivery and induced births, means births are more likely to occur during these times.

May 22, 2015

Body Donors Honored

The annual service provides a chance for students and faculty to pay their respects to donors and their families whose gift contributed to their educations in ways a textbook simply can’t touch.

May 21, 2015

Know the Subtle Signs of Stroke

About 800,000 Americans have a stroke each year. Not everyone displays the classic symptoms, such as numbness on one side of the body, when having a stroke. Here are some subtle signs.

May 20, 2015

Should I “Pump and Dump” If I Drink Alcohol Before Breastfeeding?

After a busy day, a new mom might like to relax with a glass of wine. But will alcohol make her breast milk unsafe for the baby? An expert answers.

May 19, 2015

5 Tips to Start Trail Running

If you like to hike and you like to run, why not combine the two? Here are steps to get started and how to stay safe.

May 19, 2015

5 Smart Food Swaps That Save Calories

Looking to lose weight? Replace these high-calorie foods with lighter options and still satisfy your cravings:

May 18, 2015

4 Hidden Sources of Gluten

Going gluten-free involves more than forgoing bread and pasta. The protein is also present in foods you might not expect to contain wheat and other grains.

May 18, 2015

Are Eyelash Extensions Safe?

Move over, mascara. Eyelash extensions are the new rage. But what are they exactly, and are they safe?

May 15, 2015

New Baby? The Five Questions You Probably Have

Having a new baby is an exciting time, but one that can also be a bit overwhelming…especially for first-time parents. It can feel like there a million questions that need to be answered. Luckily many of the most pressing queries are quite common, and have been answered thousands of times by pediatricians.

May 11, 2015

Body Shaming—A Cultural Epidemic

Everybody's talking about body shaming, but let's talk about creating a healthier, happier you. Increase your self-esteem with these physician-recommended strategies.

May 08, 2015

Family Health Histories: We Know They're Valuable, So Why Don't we Collect Them?

Americans overwhelmingly believe that collecting family health histories is important, but only about 37 percent actively compile such information, according to a 2014 survey co-authored by Joshua Schiffman, an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Utah.

May 08, 2015

Vaginal Vs. Cesarean Delivery

Are you pregnant? Whether you’re planning to deliver naturally or by cesarean section, here are some stats and facts you should know.

May 07, 2015

Tricks to Make Healthier Food Choices

You’ve heard to never go to the grocery store hungry. But did you know it’s what you eat that truly matters?

May 07, 2015

Clear Dosage Guidelines for Kids

Acetaminophen and ibuprofen are commonly used to reduce fever and relieve pain, but dosage guidelines for children aren’t clearly labeled on the bottle. Here's the lowdown.

May 06, 2015

3 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift? These three gift ideas will bring a smile to your mom’s face—and best of all, they are good for her physical and mental well-being.

May 06, 2015

Are You a Mosquito Magnet? Science May Finally Explain Why

If it seems like mosquitoes prefer snacking on you than on other people, you might want to read this.

May 05, 2015

How to Prep for Pregnancy

Are you thinking about having a baby this year? Months before you conceive, you can start preparing your body to be a healthy home for your baby. Here's how.

May 05, 2015

4 Causes of Constipation

It’s not something we like to talk about, but constipation happens—to some people more than others. Here are four of the top causes for constipation and tips for preventing it.

May 05, 2015

Is the Twizzler Challenge the Next Ice Bucket Challenge?

The Ice Bucket Challenge raised more than $100 million to fight ALS. The Twizzler Challenge aims to do the same thing for people with autism.

May 04, 2015

Cinco de Mayo: Healthy Edition

Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner, but you don’t have to ditch your diet to celebrate. These three flavorful recipes, loaded with veggies and low in fat, are sure to be crowd-pleasers at your fiesta.

Apr 30, 2015

Junk Food: A Not-So-Pretty Perspective

You sat down to eat a few bites of ice cream and before you knew it, the whole pint was gone. Do you think a little extra exercise will negate what you ate? Think again.

Apr 30, 2015

Why Do I Bruise So Easily?

Have you ever found a bruise on your body and wondered how it got there? Here, we share reasons some people may bruise more easily than others.

Apr 29, 2015

Whole30 Unpeeled

Pros and cons of low-carb diets such as Whole30.

Apr 28, 2015

Blisters & Socks: Is There a Connection?

Getting blisters while trying to walk your way to better health? Check out these blister hacks to condition your feet for the fast lane.

Apr 28, 2015

Top 5 Sports for Kids with Autism

Kids who have autism often struggle with organized team sports because of communication and social difficulties. But these five sports tend to be winners.

Apr 28, 2015

Electronic Cigarettes Don’t Appear to Help Smokers Quit

Some people who use e-cigarettes think the device helps them quit smoking, but they may be just substituting one bad habit for another.

Apr 27, 2015

Baby Spacing: Many Women Don’t Wait Long Enough Between Pregnancies

Doctors advise women to wait at least 18 months between pregnancies to reduce the risk of complications, but nearly one in three women don’t wait that long.

Apr 24, 2015

Fast and Kid-Friendly Dinner Recipes

Planning an evening out? Need to feed your children before you go? Skip frozen pizzas and TV dinners and try one of these quick and easy recipes.

Apr 23, 2015

Not Sweet: Too Much Iced Tea Causes Kidney Failure

Anything in excess can be harmful, even tea. An Arkansas man who drank a gallon of iced tea daily ended up in the hospital.

Apr 23, 2015

How Good Is Your Gym Hygiene?

While the gym is a great place to get fit and have fun, it can be a hotbed for disease and germs. Here's how to protect yourself.

Apr 22, 2015

Are Beards Good or Bad for Men’s Health?

There’s no question beards are in. A recent news story that went viral warned that beards might cause health problems, but a Utah dermatologist disagrees.

Apr 22, 2015

Pack Essentials for Day Hikers

Even if you're hiking close to home, the adventure could take an unexpected turn. Make sure you take these items with you.

Apr 21, 2015

A Closer Look at Male Infertility

Nearly 15% of couples are infertile. But it’s not just a women’s issue. Both genders can have problems that affect fertility. Here are some stats and facts on the male side.

Apr 21, 2015

Gonorrhea Cases Surging in Utah

The sexually transmitted disease is skyrocketing in the state, particularly among women who may not show any symptoms.

Apr 20, 2015

What Your Shoes Bring Home

As parents, we do our best to protect our kids against the spread of germs and disease. But when family members or friends wear their shoes indoors, they may be tracking in more than dirt.

Apr 20, 2015

Candy Crushed: Can You Injure Yourself With a Video Game?

Could Candy Crush be hazardous to your hands? This week JAMA Internal Medicine presented a case study involving a 29-year old man who ruptured the tendon in his hand apparently from playing the game between six and eight hours a day for several weeks.

Apr 20, 2015

Should You Give Your Child a Sip of Alcohol?

Some parents call it the “European model.” But letting kids sip alcohol may have the opposite effect of what you intended.

Apr 20, 2015

Mind Blown: More People Experience ‘Exploding Head Syndrome’ Than Thought

People who experience exploding head syndrome feel they’ve been awakened by a loud noise such as a thunderclap or a slammed door.

Apr 15, 2015

Don't Let Tax Day Be the Death of You

Statistics show an increase in fatal car crashes around the time of Tax Day, due to increased stress levels among drivers.

Apr 08, 2015

5 Tactics to Slim Down at Work

When sweets lurk in every corner of the break room and going out for lunch is the norm, it can be easy to pack on the pounds at the office. Here are five healthy habits to combat weight gain at work.

Apr 07, 2015

Your Dentist Can Save Your Life

When you go to the dentist you are probably most concerned about whether you will have any cavities. Your dentist is looking for something other than tooth decay though; they are also looking for signs of cancer.

Apr 06, 2015

Skew Right: From a Diagnosis Comes Determination

John Morris is living with pancreatic cancer. He is one of the few. He wants to change that.

Apr 06, 2015

What Does Your Dentist Know About Your Heart?

Learn more about how gum health affects your heart.

Apr 06, 2015

Be a Man, Do a Self-Exam

There is nothing funny about testicular cancer. While testicular cancer accounts for just one percent of all cancers in males, it is the most common form of cancer in men ages 15 to 35.

Apr 03, 2015

Gardening for Good Health

If you’re planning a garden this year, it’s time to start planting. Here are some tips to get the most health benefits out of your garden, plus a few precautions before you dig in.

Apr 03, 2015

MIND What You Eat: Mediterranean-Style Diet May Lower Alzheimer’s Risk

Could eating more blueberries and less red meat help prevent Alzheimer’s disease? The developers of the new MIND diet think so.

Apr 01, 2015

Counting Calories: How Many Are You Really Burning a Day?

Your treadmill is lying to you! Actually, don't blame your equipment for an inaccurate calorie count, but find out how calories are really measured!

Apr 01, 2015

How to Spring-Clean for Better Health

Spring is in the air. It’s a time for new beginnings and also the perfect time to give your home a thorough spring-cleaning. Use this checklist to reduce allergens and germs, and keep your family healthy at home.

Apr 01, 2015

5 Reasons to Add Eggs to the Menu

Over the years, eggs have gotten a bad rap. Not anymore! Take a look at these health benefits of eggs.

Mar 31, 2015

3 Veggie Burger Recipes

Spring is a great time to dust off the grill and get creative with veggies. Here are three vegetarian recipes that your family is sure to love. They won’t even miss the meat.

Mar 30, 2015

Dr. Pepper Says Drinking Dr Pepper Won’t Extend Your Life

University of Utah’s Dr. Ginette Pepper says there’s no evidence that ingredients in Dr Pepper soda promote longevity, but something else might.

Mar 30, 2015

No, Your Fitness Tracker Won’t Give You Cancer

Wearable devices like Fitbit are supposed to improve your health. So why is a newspaper column suggesting they may pose a cancer risk?

Mar 30, 2015

4 Ways to Manage Migraines

From mild annoyance to debilitating pain, almost everyone has experienced a headache. Knowing what triggers migraines is important. Here are four common triggers.

Mar 26, 2015

Concussion Cautions

Concussions are the most common type of brain injury. They can happen to anyone, and many go untreated. Here are common symptoms and tips for recovery.

Mar 26, 2015

4 Fresh Greens to Enjoy This Spring

Spring has sprung! We can enjoy more daylight hours, higher temperatures and, best of all, fresh spring veggies. Here are four to not miss this spring.

Mar 25, 2015

Standing Smart

Standing desks are all the rage when it comes to health, but could they also be causing problems?

Mar 24, 2015

Did You Know There's a Vaccine for Some Cancers?

You can protect your child against several cancers with a safe and effective vaccine. The human papillomavirus strikes both men and women—and can be prevented through vaccinations.

Mar 23, 2015

A Mother’s Responsibility

The vaccine debate comes to life for a new mother.

Mar 23, 2015

Can Maximalist Shoes Cure Your Plantar Fasciitis?

Barefoot running is out. Maximalist shoes are the hot new trend in running, and some runners think they’re better for plantar fasciitis.

Mar 23, 2015

Sad Movies Make You Eat More

Emotional movies lead to emotional eating, but you can train your brain to be more mindful of your eating habits.

Mar 23, 2015

Colon Cancer: Know Your Risk

For those who are diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer (CRC), ask the surgeon or gastroenterologist to have the colon tumor tested for Lynch syndrome as well.

Mar 20, 2015

Protect Your Kids from These Household Poisons

As parents, we know to keep cleaning solutions, medicine and alcohol safely out of kids’ reach. But those aren’t the only dangerous items at home.

Mar 19, 2015

Recipes: Desserts for People with Diabetes

If you have diabetes, that doesn’t mean you have to forgo dessert for the rest of your life. But you do need to be smart about what you eat—and how much.

Mar 18, 2015

Doctor Honored for Amazing Compassion

Kristen Ries cared for people with the illness before it even had a name; when an HIV diagnosis was an instant death sentence.

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

Nov 30, 2021

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

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What to Expect While Recovering from a Traumatic Brain Injury

Nov 29, 2021

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

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What Exactly is Opioid Addiction?

Nov 29, 2021

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

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Is it Growing Pains or Something More Serious?

Nov 29, 2021

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

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