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May 06, 2021

Practice: S.T.O.P.

Mindfulness instructors Trinh Mai and Rob Davies guide us through S.T.O.P., a simple mindfulness practice to help mitigate our stress response.

May 06, 2021

3 Steps to Healing and Resistance in the Face of Racism

Mindfulness can be an act of healing and resistance for Black, Indigenous, People of Color who confront microaggressions as part of everyday life. Mindfulness educators and social workers Trinh Mai and Jean Whitlock provide three steps to build mindful self-compassion for BIPOC.

May 06, 2021

Why Practice Gratitude at Work

While Americans are less likely to express gratitude at work than anywhere else, it’s sorely needed – especially in health care. Associate professor/lecturer of social work Trinh Mai explains the importance of gratitude and shares tips for incorporating it into your routine.

May 06, 2021

How to respond with compassion when someone is hurt by racism

Racism isn’t something that happens “somewhere else.” Mindfulness educators and social workers Trinh Mai and Jean Whitlock facilitated an interracial dialogue on talking about race and racism to learn from local lived experiences. Here they share a scenario reflecting common dynamics and give recommendations for a compassionate and constructive response.

May 06, 2021

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is awareness of the present moment—open to where we are and what we’re doing with a sense of acceptance.

Apr 28, 2021

Is Virtual or In-Person Care Right for You?

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a lot of uncertainty about the wellness and safety of our communities. University of Utah Health encourages patients who are anxious about seeking care because of COVID-19 risks to not delay a doctor’s visit, which could ultimately make things worse in the future. At U of U Health, patients have the option to be seen by a physician in person or virtually.

The Scope

82: Almost There But Not Quite — Listener Scot's Story

Jul 27, 2021

You're a bit overweight, and your blood pressure is a little high. You eat pretty well and get some activity during the week. What else should you do to lose the pounds and lower the blood pressure? Listener Scot tells us his story to Dr. Madsen and nutritionist Thunder Jalili who give their advice.

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Correcting Common Colorectal Cancer Misconceptions

Jul 27, 2021

According to Dr. Priyanka Kanth, misconceptions about colorectal cancer may be the cause of a significant percentage of deaths from the disease. Educate yourself about the causes of colorectal cancer, screening, and who’s at risk—because by the time you have symptoms, it may already be too late.

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What Is PCOS and How Can I Treat It?

Jul 22, 2021

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal disorder that happens to women of reproductive age. The disorder causes symptoms like irregular periods, acne, and headaches—it's also the most common cause of infertility in women. Women’s expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones explains how to diagnose PCOS and what treatments are available.

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What Your Cosmetic Surgeon Wants You to Know About Your Procedure

Jul 20, 2021

Cosmetic and reconstructive surgery is not a magic overnight process. To get results, these surgical procedures take a lot of time, after-care, and money. Dr. Courtney Crombie explains the realities of cosmetic procedures that all patients should know when considering an operation.

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