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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.

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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