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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 12, 2021

Understanding 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, a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Human Genetics at University of Utah, shared information about what is currently known.

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.

The Scope

82: Almost There But Not Quite — Listener Scot's Story

Jul 27, 2021

You're a bit overweight, and your blood pressure is a little high. You eat pretty well and get some activity during the week. What else should you do to lose the pounds and lower the blood pressure? Listener Scot tells us his story to Dr. Madsen and nutritionist Thunder Jalili who give their advice.

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Correcting Common Colorectal Cancer Misconceptions

Jul 27, 2021

According to Dr. Priyanka Kanth, misconceptions about colorectal cancer may be the cause of a significant percentage of deaths from the disease. Educate yourself about the causes of colorectal cancer, screening, and who’s at risk—because by the time you have symptoms, it may already be too late.

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What Is PCOS and How Can I Treat It?

Jul 22, 2021

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal disorder that happens to women of reproductive age. The disorder causes symptoms like irregular periods, acne, and headaches—it's also the most common cause of infertility in women. Women’s expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones explains how to diagnose PCOS and what treatments are available.

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What Your Cosmetic Surgeon Wants You to Know About Your Procedure

Jul 20, 2021

Cosmetic and reconstructive surgery is not a magic overnight process. To get results, these surgical procedures take a lot of time, after-care, and money. Dr. Courtney Crombie explains the realities of cosmetic procedures that all patients should know when considering an operation.

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