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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.

May 06, 2022

Llegar al corazón del problema: La insuficiencia cardíaca crónica

La insuficiencia cardíaca crónica afecta aproximadamente a 6,2 millones de estadounidenses, según los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades. La buena noticia es que el tratamiento temprano y los cambios en el estilo de vida pueden alargar la vida.

Apr 14, 2022

Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Chronic Heart Failure

Chronic heart failure, also known simply as heart failure, affects approximately 6.2 million Americans. The good news is that early treatment and lifestyle changes can extend your life.

Mar 02, 2022

Treating Aortic Valve Problems – Is TAVR for Me?

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement, or TAVR, is a minimally invasive heart procedure that replaces a thickened aortic valve that can’t fully open. Learn more about TAVR and its benefits.

Feb 14, 2022

Atrial Fibrillation : Are You at Risk?

Atrial fibrillation is a rhythm disorder of the heart characterized by extra heartbeats in the upper chambers of the heart.

Jan 31, 2022

COVID-19 Increasing Stroke Risks in People of All Ages

The COVID-19 pandemic has been unpredictable as more is learned about the varied side effects of the virus. One surprising finding is the heightened risk of stroke and heart attack—and not just for older adults.

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.

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How to Choose a Lung Transplant Program

Sep 28, 2022

Deciding where to have a lung transplant procedure for lung disease is can have a big impact on the transplant outcome. Matthew Morrell, MD, medical director of the lung transplant program at University of Utah Health, discusses what to look for in a lung transplant center to improve the chance of a match, minimize the possibility of rejection, and maximize your life expectancy and quality.

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S5 Extra: The Cold Opens

Sep 27, 2022

Cold opens are a technique commonly used in television storytelling to grab the audience’s attention and keep them from channel surfing. BUNDLE OF HERS uses cold opens as well—the random bit before the intro music starts. During the early episodes, in an effort to have more comfortable conversations, our producer gave us talking points before each episode. From how our days went, to our worst phobias. Five seasons in, we've gradually gotten accustomed to cold opens and start each episode with the most random discussions that sometimes have absolutely nothing to do with the episodes' topics. Twenty-five episodes in season five mean 25 cold opens—all together in one place—these are the conversations before the conversation.

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115: What the Heck is Ketosis?

Sep 27, 2022

If the ads are to be believed, it seems like everyone is doing some sort of low-carb or "keto" diet. Is it just a fad diet of the moment or does ketosis actually promote weight loss? Nutritionist Thunder Jalili, PhD, joins the guys to discuss the science behind ketosis, whether he would recommend it, and the potential dangers and benefits of a strict no carb diet.

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The Wellness Bus Offers Free Nutrition Counseling Sessions in Utah

Sep 21, 2022

Eating a diet with good nutrition can be challenging. Luckily, experts can help us to eat healthier. The Wellness Bus travels around Utah offering free health screenings and education to members of the community. Clinical dietitian Alex Marie Hernandez works on the bus, and she shares her tips on eating healthier, avoiding common nutrition misconceptions, and improving your health with free nutrition counseling.

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