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Can Mindfulness Practices Improve Physical Health?

May 14, 2021

Mindfulness practices can help with stress, depression, and anxiety—but research has shown that they can also help with physical conditions. Trinh Mai with University of Utah Health's Resiliency Center explores the treatment of chronic stress through mindfulness practices and how it can help manage health conditions like chronic pain, blood pressure, and heart disease.

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Breast Augmentation After Weight Loss

May 14, 2021

Women who have undergone a significant weight loss may also experience a loss in breast size or change in shape. After achieving your weight goal, you may no longer be filling your bra the way you’d like. Dr. Kirtly Jones speaks with Dr. Cori Agarwal, a cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon at U of U Health, to discuss what can happen to breast structure during significant weight loss and what options are available to get the body you want after losing fat.

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Are Dangerous Apps on Your Child’s Phone?

May 14, 2021

With so many apps, it can be hard as a parent to keep track of all of them. If your child has a smartphone, it may be tricky to decipher what each app does. Dr. Cindy Gellner discusses the programs that may look harmless but are definitely not for children. Learn how to spot these dangerous apps and keep your kids safe.

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How Much Elbow Pain Is OK for Baseball Pitchers?

May 14, 2021

For baseball pitchers, a little bit of elbow soreness is normal—after all, there's no crying in baseball. But for pitchers experiencing frequent moderate pain after six innings, it may be time to see a professional. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Peter Chalmers explains what to look for and why it’s important to get that pitcher’s elbow looked at so you don’t miss a season.

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