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Navigating your health can be difficult. HealthFeed is here to help. As the official blog of University of Utah Health, we are here to offer you information on the latest in medicine, research, nutrition, exercise, and more. We not only will give you the facts, but help you understand them in today’s world where headlines are changing every day.

Aug 23, 2021

Do I Have a UTI? And Other Burning Questions

It’s not something you think about—until something doesn’t feel right. Then, panic can set in. Even though UTIs are a common issue, it doesn’t make them any less painful or worrisome. Hanadi Farrukh, MD, internal medicine specialist at University of Utah Health answers questions people want to know about when it hurts to go.

Aug 19, 2021

Pipikaula (Hawaiian Dried Beef Snack)

Sometimes you just need a quick snack to get you through the afternoon. Today we’re going to show you how to make a traditional Hawaiian snack of choice, Dried Beef. It is a great low calorie snack with lots of protein. A great way to get fill you up.

Aug 18, 2021

The Facts About COVID-19 and Vaccines

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are once again rising across the country. As doctors, scientists, and medical professionals urge broad COVID-19 vaccination, skepticism and misinformation are spreading on social media.

Aug 17, 2021

The Male Urinary Problem That Won’t Just Go Away

Sometime in your 40s or 50s you might notice that you wake up a lot more at night, to go to the bathroom. It’s something that happens to men when their prostate enlarges. Stephen Summers, MD gives his expert opinion.

Aug 13, 2021

Cómo manejar el estrés y la ansiedad causada por el regreso a las aulas

La vuelta al cole es un momento emocionante. Pero a muchos niños les puede causar estrés y ansiedad: incluso niños que suelen ser fáciles de llevar pueden experimentar nervios, y los que tienen algo de ansiedad pueden estar más excitados e inquietos de lo habitual. Los padres también sienten esa incomodidad. Dejar a un niño llorando a las puertas del centro escolar es difícil para todos.

Aug 11, 2021

Navigating Back-to-School Stress and Anxiety

Back-to-school is an exciting time. But for many kids, it can cause stress and anxiety—even children who are usually easy going may experience butterflies and those with some anxiety may get more nervous and clingier than usual. Parents feel the pain, too. Leaving a crying child at school is hard for everyone.

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Sideshow: Scot Swallows a Crown

Sep 14, 2021

Dental crowns are notoriously expensive and a hassle to have installed. Say one were to fall out and you accidentally swallowed it, what would you do? Scot, Troy, and Mitch brainstorm foreign object retrieval methods and learn when you should go to the ER if you swallow something you shouldn’t.

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E23: 7 Domains of Vaccination

Sep 14, 2021

As a society, we have seen many health crises—smallpox, measles, polio, influenza, and most recently, COVID-19. With viruses and diseases also come vaccinations. But with how much we know, there is still so much we don't know about our immune system. How do vaccines work to protect us against viruses? Where do viruses come from in the first place? Can vaccines weaken our immune system? It's hard to get rid of bad information when you don't have the knowledge needed to make the best decision. Dr. Kirtly Jones discusses the risk-benefit ratio of vaccines as she explores the history of vaccination.

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What to Expect When Your Son Reaches Puberty

Sep 12, 2021

As a boy begins to mature, their body and mind go through a lot of changes. It can be tough not only for kids but for their parents too. From growth spurts - and the appetites to match - to strange smells to general moodiness, Dr. Cindy Gellner shares her expertise to prepare parents for raising a boy going through puberty.

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The COVID Vaccine is Safe During Pregnancy

Sep 9, 2021

During pregnancy, your top priority is to keep your child safe and healthy. We know the dangers of COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. But is the vaccine safe for you and your developing child? Dr. Kirtly Jones shares the latest research about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant women—and women trying to become pregnant—and takes a hard look at the most common misconceptions surrounding the topic.

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