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Sep 12, 2020

Tip #4: Be Well, Fight Stress with Healthy Habits

Stress can have negative impacts on your health, such as releasing the hormone cortisol into your bloodstream, which can increase your heart rate and blood pressure. Check out Healthy for Good's tip #4: Fight stress with Healthy Habits. These simple tips will help you lower both your cortisol and stress levels.

Sep 09, 2020

Tip #3: Move More, 7 Ways to Move More

There are plenty of easy, no-cost ways to dedicate at least 150 minutes to being more active. Check out Healthy for Good's tip #3: 7 Ways to Move More. You can get health benefits even if you split the exercise into a few short bouts of activity each day.

Sep 09, 2020

10 Men’s Sexual Health Questions That Are Too Embarrassing to Ask

Sometimes asking questions about sex can be embarrassing—even for adults. Don't worry, we've got answers. Here are questions ranging from alcohol and sex to ejaculation disorders. Check out these answers from our men's health doctors.

Sep 05, 2020

Tip #2: Add Color, 5 Reasons to Add Color to Your Diet

Did you know fruits and vegetables provide many beneficial nutrients that are essential to your everyday health? Check out Healthy for Good's tip #2: Five reasons to eat more color. Find out five reasons fruits and vegetables are a great addition to your diet.

Sep 05, 2020

Sandwich on a Stick Recipe

In this recipe demonstration, we’ll be showing three variations, including PB&J, veggie, and turkey. We’ll also be talking nutrition and including tips and tricks on how to build a healthier sandwich. The best part is that these are adaptable and you can use whatever ingredients you prefer or have on hand. These are perfect for school lunches, snack time, or even as a fun party favor!

Sep 03, 2020

Traveling During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This Labor Day weekend, millions of Americans are looking to squeeze in one more vacation as summer comes to an end. Since travel increases a person’s risk for COVID-19, it’s important to be cautious and practice good hygiene to help reduce transmission of the virus if you decide to travel.

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The Scope

Four Quick Questions to Determine if You May Be Drinking Too Much

Oct 22, 2020

Like most things, alcohol is best consumed in moderation. But there is a fine line between a couple of drinks to blow off steam and a potential alcohol abuse problem. How can you tell if your alcohol consumption is a problem? Dr. Troy Madsen shares the research-backed method that physicians use to quickly and accurately assess if a patient is experiencing an alcohol misuse disorder. Learn about the CAGE questionnaire and how four questions and 30 seconds may help provide insight into your drinking habits.

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Breast Cancer in Men

Oct 15, 2020

Men make up one percent of all breast cancer cases in the United States. When it comes to breast cancer, the signs, symptoms, and treatments of the condition are the same for men as they are for women. So should men be getting tested for breast cancer as well? Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones explores breast cancer in men and what can be done to make sure it is detected and treated early. 

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What Makes a Genius? A Conversation with MacArthur Fellow, Nels Elde

Oct 5, 2020

MacArthur Fellows, recipients of the highly-regarded “genius grants”, are chosen for their extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits. So, what makes someone a “genius”? In a conversation with 2020 fellow and U of U Health evolutionary geneticist Nels Elde, PhD, he explains his scientific research and how it unleashes his creativity.

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Is Trick-or-Treating Safe During COVID-19?

Oct 5, 2020

Deciding how you and your family are going to celebrate Halloween during a global health pandemic depends on your specific situation and how risk-tolerant you are. Infectious disease physician Dr. Hannah Imlay talks about the three things to take into consideration when determining the risk level of an activity during COVID-19.

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