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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.

Jan 05, 2021

What You Should Know About Mitral Valve Prolapse

Mitral valve prolapse occurs when a valve in your heart doesn’t close properly. If you have mitral valve prolapse, you may need surgery to repair or replace it.

Oct 10, 2020

Tip #12: Be Well, Willpower Up!

Have you struggled with willpower when it comes to enforcing positive habits? Check out Healthy for Good's tip #12: Willpower up! Arrange your environment, boost willpower in the moment, strengthen ongoing willpower & excuse setbacks.

Oct 07, 2020

Tip #11: Move More, Choose Your Own Workout

Did you know that adequate physical activity can lead to improved length and quality of life? Check out Healthy for Good's tip #11: Choose your own workout. Getting recommended amounts of physical activity weekly (150 minutes of moderate activity) is linked to lower risk of diseases, stronger bones and muscles, and improved mental health and mood.

Sep 19, 2020

Tip #6: Add Color, The Seasons of Eating

Did you know that fresh foods are often less expensive during their harvest season? Check out Healthy for Good's tip #6: Seasons of Eating. Each seasons brings a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables to incorporate into your diet.

Sep 12, 2020

Tip #4: Be Well, Fight Stress with Healthy Habits

Stress can have negative impacts on your health, such as releasing the hormone cortisol into your bloodstream, which can increase your heart rate and blood pressure. Check out Healthy for Good's tip #4: Fight stress with Healthy Habits. These simple tips will help you lower both your cortisol and stress levels.

Sep 09, 2020

Tip #3: Move More, 7 Ways to Move More

There are plenty of easy, no-cost ways to dedicate at least 150 minutes to being more active. Check out Healthy for Good's tip #3: 7 Ways to Move More. You can get health benefits even if you split the exercise into a few short bouts of activity each day.

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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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The Dangers of Summer Heat Exposure

Jul 20, 2021

Spend enough time outside during the summer months and you may feel tired, thirsty, or a little nauseous. These are relatively common symptoms of heat exhaustion. But if your body temperature gets too high, you may experience potentially life-threatening heatstroke. Dr. Troy Madsen explains how to protect yourself and your loved ones from severe heat exposure.

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E19: 7 Domains of Personal Grooming

Jul 13, 2021

Grooming your private area is a, well... private matter. Some women may choose to remove unwanted hairs through trimming, shaving, waxing, lasers, and some other methods. Some may choose to leave those hairs entirely alone. All is fine. But, even grooming affects the seven domains of your health. Anthropologist and women’s health nurse practitioner Dr. Katie Ward joins this episode of 7 Domains of Women's Health to talk about the evolution of personal grooming and why women may choose to remove hair down there.

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