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Sep 07, 2021

What Is Thyroid Eye Disease, and When Does It Require Surgery?

When thyroid disorders result in eye disease, things can get complicated. In extreme cases, a highly specialized surgery can offer life-changing relief.

Sep 03, 2021

Parosmia After COVID-19: What Is It and How Long Will It Last?

One of the earlier warning signs of COVID-19 disease was a loss of taste and smell. Most patients recover from this, but some report they now experience an unpleasant new symptom called parosmia. It’s a condition where otherwise normal smells now smell unpleasant or even disgusting. Dr. Richard Orlandi discusses what parosmia is and what you can expect from it.

Sep 03, 2021

Lo que sabemos sobre las infecciones por COVID-19 en personas vacunadas y la variante Delta

Los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC), definen las infecciones en vacunados como la "detección de ARN o antígeno del SARS-CoV-2 en una muestra respiratoria recogida de una persona más de 14 días después de todas las dosis recomendadas de una vacuna Covid-19 autorizada por la FDA". En pocas palabras, un caso de infección en vacunados es cuando alguien da positivo dos o más semanas después de haber completado todas las dosis recomendadas de la vacuna Covid-19.

Sep 02, 2021

What We Know About COVID-19 Breakthrough Infections and the Delta Variant

Misinformation is circulating that breakthrough cases demonstrate that COVID-19 vaccines are not effective. However, this is untrue. Breakthrough infections do not mean that the vaccines are failing.

Sep 01, 2021


Aún con la vacunación estamos viendo un incremento en el número de casos y hospitalizaciones por Covid-19. La doctora Elizabeth Moreno, MD, Profesora Adjunta (Clínica) en Medicina Familiar y Preventiva, nos habla sobre las causa de este incremento, la efectividad de la vacuna contra la variante Delta y nos explica porqué las mujeres embarazadas, o en periodo de lactancias, deberían vacunarse para proteger a sus bebés.

Aug 30, 2021


Los expertos en salud de University of Utah Health opinan al respecto de cómo abordar la desinformación sobre las barreras mentales y físicas que puede suponer el uso de una mascarilla en la escuela.

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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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