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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.

The Scope

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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