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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.

The Scope

How to Lose Weight When Diet and Exercise Isn’t Working

Apr 7, 2021

If you’ve tried diet and exercise and still can’t seem to lose the excess fat, you’re not alone. Obesity is a complicated condition that involves more factors than just activity and nutrition. Dr. Jennwood Chen explains how genetics and other health conditions may impact your weight as well as what options are available to help improve your health.

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Exercise Bands and Eye Injuries

Apr 5, 2021

Resistance bands are a great exercise and physical therapy tool—but can sometimes be dangerous. Emergency physician Dr. Troy Madsen talks about the types of eye injuries caused by exercise bands and how to protect yourself.

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Does Late Night Eating Lead to Weight Gain?

Apr 5, 2021

It's 9 p.m. and you're craving a snack. If you give in, will it lead to additional pounds around the middle? Listen to what nutritionist Thunder Jalili has to say about this common belief in this edition of Truth or Thunderdebunked.

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4 Research Supported Steps to Begin Your Weight Loss Journey

Mar 26, 2021

Whether you’re trying to lose weight to improve appearance or your health, getting started can be quite the challenge. Dr. Jennwood Chen from the University of Utah Health Weight Management Program shares four research supported strategies to help you find the inspiration, motivation, and knowledge to help achieve your weight loss goals.

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