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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 27, 2021

Understanding Emergency Use Authorization and Full Licensure of COVID-19 Vaccines

Medical professionals are again urging broad vaccination among Americans who have been waiting for full licensure of COVID-19 vaccines. On August 23, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is approved for individuals 16 years of age and older to help prevent COVID-19 disease.

Aug 27, 2021

Kids, Masks and Mental Health: Navigating the Myths

Addressing the misinformation about the mental and physical barriers that wearing a mask in school may bring - University of Utah Health experts weigh in.

Aug 25, 2021

Sober Seasons: 9 Ways to Enjoy the Seasons Without Substances

Summer may be coming to an end, but the social activities are not going anywhere. As seasons change, one constant remains: spending time with your friends and family. Whether that means spending the day on a boat, hiking around in the fall colors, or enjoying a day on the slopes, try one of these fun activities to connect with a wider sober community.

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.

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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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