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Jun 30, 2020

Personas con mayor riesgo de enfermarse gravemente

Cualquier persona corre riesgo de contraer COVID-19 si se ve expuesta al virus. Algunas personas tienen mayor probabilidad de enfermarse gravemente que otras, lo que significa que pueden necesitar hospitalización, cuidados intensivos o asistencia mecánica que las ayude a respirar (respirador), e incluso algunas podrían morir. Todos los días aprendemos un poco más acerca del COVID-19 y, a medida que haya más información disponible, los CDC continuarán actualizando y compartiendo la información acerca de los factores de riesgo de enfermarse gravemente.

Jun 30, 2020

Familias que viven en espacios reducidos

Esta guía está dirigida a personas que viven juntas en espacios reducidos —como personas que comparten un pequeño apartamento— o personas que viven en la misma casa con familias numerosas o extendidas.

Jun 30, 2020

Cuándo puede estar con otras personas después de haber tenido COVID-19 confirmado o presunto

Cuándo puede volver a estar cerca de otras personas (suspender el aislamiento en su casa) depende de diversos factores según cada situación. Abajo verá las recomendaciones de los CDC según su situación.

Jun 29, 2020

Citrus Kale & Quinoa Salad Recipe

Be Well Utah 2020 is offering virtual cooking demos so you can learn to make tasty and nutritious meals from your own home. Our University of Utah Health Registered Dietitians have handpicked recipes that are easy to make, include healthy ingredients, and are suitable for the whole family.

Jun 25, 2020

How to Avoid Eye Injuries from Fireworks

Every year around the Fourth of July, doctors see hundreds of preventable eye injuries caused by the unsafe handling of fireworks. Here’s what experts at the Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah say you should know about the dangers, how to prevent injuries, and what to do—and not to do—in case of injury.

Jun 24, 2020

Skin Health and Face Masks

If you wear glasses and are helping slow the spread of coronavirus by wearing a mask, you’ve probably experienced foggy lenses the moment you put on the mask. What to do? An optical shop expert at the John A. Moran Eye Center shares some tips.

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Treating Erectile Dysfunction without Surgery

Sep 16, 2020

Erectile dysfunction can cause stress, self-confidence, and relationship problems. It's no wonder men are embarrassed to talk about it and often seek solutions on their own. Urologist Dr. John Smith says a majority of the patients he sees are for ED, so there is no need to be ashamed. Dr. Smith talks about how he diagnoses the possible causes, the first-line treatment options he recommends and assures men a doctor can find the best solution regardless of the cause.

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How to Get Your Child Off the Pacifier

Aug 27, 2020

For many parents, the pacifier was a godsend in helping soothe their infant—especially for those fussy late nights. But prolonged use of the binky may lead to dental problems and orthodontic work, and in some cases, even hinder speech development. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner explains when and why your child should stop using a pacifier and shares her strategies for getting your child off the binky for good.

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The Importance of Exercise for Aging Women

Aug 27, 2020

For women over 50, it’s “move it or lose it,” says women's health expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones. Weak bones from osteoporosis or creaky joints from arthritis are more likely to develop with age. The best way to prevent these conditions is exercise. Dr. Jones highlights the importance of exercise in aging women and offer some easy ways to keep yourself moving.

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Are Heart Attacks on the Rise in Young Women?

Aug 18, 2020

Doctors once assumed that women didn't have to worry about heart attacks until menopause, but a new study contradicts that. New findings reveal an increase in women suffering heart attacks—more alarmingly, an increase in young women. Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones discusses the findings and why women should care about their heart health.

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