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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.

Jul 30, 2021

Simone Biles Shows Us the Importance of Setting Boundaries to Protect our Minds and Bodies

When Simone Biles withdrew from the Olympics this week and chose her mental health over a potential Olympic medal, it showed that mental health issues affect everyone—no matter how successful you are. Even though most of us aren't competing at the same level as an Olympian, we all have the same duty to care for ourselves.

Jul 29, 2021

Pop Goes the Shoulder– Now What?

If you are worried you have a shoulder dislocation, don’t panic, but do get specialized care right away.

Jul 27, 2021

The Mind Game of Games

The Olympic and Paralympic Games are recognized as the pinnacle of success for an athlete. Every two years, the world tunes in to watch 11,000+ athletes representing 206 nations compete in 33 different sports. As the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics begin, it’s time we bring mental health to the podium—not only for the benefit of athletes but for the coaches, staff, teams, and spectators.

Jul 22, 2021

Niños, COVID-19 y las vacunas

A pocas semanas de finalizar las vacaciones de verano, los pediatras y los médicos especialistas en enfermedades infecciosas de University of Utah Health instan a los padres a vacunar a los niños mayors de 12 años antes de que vuelvan a la escuela. Los expertos coinciden en que la vacunación contra el COVID-19 es la mejor manera de proteger a los niños de contraer el virus y de contagiarlo a otros niños, familiares, amigos, profesores y personas de la comunidad.

Jul 22, 2021

Children, COVID-19 and Vaccines

With just weeks left of summer break, pediatricians and infectious disease doctors at University of Utah Health are urging parents to vaccinate eligible children before they head back to school to protect them from getting infected with COVID-19. Experts agree that COVID-19 vaccinations are the best way to protect children from getting the virus and spreading it to other children, family, friends, teachers, and people in the community.

Jul 15, 2021

La mala calidad del aire y su impacto en la salud

Los cielos nebulosos durante los meses de verano deben ser tan preocupantes como parecen. El aire gris persistente puede deberse al calor, a la elevada contaminación atmosférica por ozono o a la contaminación por partículas relacionada con el humo de los incendios forestales, que puede causar efectos potencialmente graves para la salud.

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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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