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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.

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What the New FDA Salt Guidelines Means for You

Oct 21, 2021

Recent studies have shown that people in the U.S. consume too much salt in their daily diet, in some cases over 30% of the recommended amount. A high sodium diet can lead to serious health conditions like hypertension, heart disease, and stroke. In response, the FDA has issued new guidelines for food manufacturers and individuals about how much salt to put in food. Dr. Kirtly Jones explains what the new recommendations mean for you and your favorite foods.

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90: Mitch's Two Year Quitversary

Oct 19, 2021

After a decade of smoking and vaping, producer Mitch quit. Yet, it hasn't all been rainbows and unicorns. After two years, Mitch still finds himself struggling with occasional cravings. Cessation specialist Edlira Farka with Huntsman Cancer Institute's Center for HOPE Tobacco Cessation Program joins the celebration and explains why quitting smoking is a lifetime marathon, not a sprint.

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What You Need to Know About Fertility Treatments: After Age 40

Oct 14, 2021

For women over the age of 40 looking to get pregnant, it is important to start working with a fertility specialist sooner than later. The treatment options available become more limited as we age, so finding the right doctor to help with conception can be a crucial step in your fertility plan. Dr. Kirtly Jones speaks with fertility expert Dr. Erica Johnstone about helping women over 40 become pregnant.

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Sideshow: Battlefield Acupuncture

Oct 12, 2021

Troy shares a recent study that shows evidence that acupuncture of the ear may help treat back pain. But how does producer Mitch already know about battlefield acupuncture and how it’s practiced?

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