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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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The Scope

Will a Septoplasty Fix Snoring and Improve Sleep?

Jan 22, 2021

The nasal surgery to straighten a deviated septum, or a septoplasty, is commonly thought of as a way to improve a person’s sleep. According to ENT physician Dr. Marc Error, the surgery is not a reliable treatment for sleep issues. Find out what the procedure is good at treating and what non-surgical options are available to improve your sleep.

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Pioneering the Future: From Basic Discovery to Bedside

Jan 20, 2021

In this episode, host Kyle Wheeler interviews Wesley Sundquist, PhD. Dr. Sundquist is the Samuels Professor and Co-Chair of the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Utah. He is also a member of the Cell Response and Regulation Program at Huntsman Cancer Institute.

Kyle and Dr. Sundquist discuss the ordeal of discovery and how a career’s worth of workcan lead to interventions. Additionally, they discuss Dr. Sundquist’s work on HIV that has led to Gilead developing a new intervention. Dr. Sundquist also shares thoughts on the impressive work on HIV done by the Michael Kay, MD, PhD lab.

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What Is Pigeon Chest and How Is it Treated?

Jan 20, 2021

Pectus carinatum or pigeon chest, is a genetic disorder that makes the chest wall jut out during puberty. While the condition may cause only minor physical issues, it can have a significant impact on a teenager’s self-esteem. Pediatric surgeon Dr. Stephen Fenton explains what causes the condition and what corrective treatments are available.

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Does My Child Need an Emotional Support Animal?

Jan 12, 2021

Animals can provide comfort, this is a fact. But an emotional support animal is not a pet or a service animal and requires specific training and certification. Some parents may think to request a letter from their child's pediatrician if the child has an emotional disability and a pet helps calm their symptoms—pediatrician Dr. Cindy Geller talks about the criteria for a diagnosis that qualifies your child for an emotional support animal.

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