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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.

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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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