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Sep 02, 2020

Tip #1: Eat Smart, 4 Ways to Get Healthy Fats

Did you know that you can improve your bad cholesterol just by eating a different kind of fat? Check out Healthy for Good's tip #1: Four ways to get good fats. Improve your diet by eating these four healthy fats.

Aug 26, 2020

COVID-19 and Wildfire Smoke

Wildfires are becoming more common and severe due to climate change and warmer and drier conditions in the West. As wildfire season rages in Utah, California, and other parts of the United States, people are also at increased risk for COVID-19 infection due to wildfire smoke.

Aug 25, 2020

10 Coronavirus Tips for Isolation if You Have a Sick Family or Household Member

Whether you have COVID-19 (coronavirus) or someone you live with does, you need to take care of yourself and your household. Use these 10 tips to take care of yourself and those you live with.

Aug 21, 2020

Hawaiian Teriyaki Chicken Skewers

This recipe for Hawaiian Teriyaki Chicken Skewers makes a complete meal, and can serve as a template for a variety of other options. Each skewer is a good source of protein as well as fruits and veggies. The protein used in this recipe is chicken, but the recipe would also be delicious if lean beef or tofu was used. And the options for adding veggies is endless – mushrooms! Zucchini! Snow peas! Pairing protein with fruits and veggies gives long-lasting satisfaction and makes a nutritious summer meal.

Aug 17, 2020

Answering COVID-19 Questions

As the virus that causes COVID-19 continues to evolve, experts at University of Utah Health are learning more about the new disease. Emily Spivak, MD, associate professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at U of U Health, provides information about the virus.

Aug 17, 2020

How to Increase Male Fertility With Healthy Sperm

Lots of factors go into keeping sperm healthy. Of course diet and exercise play a part. Read about what healthy sperm are and how to keep your swimmers going strong.

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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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