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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.

Jul 01, 2022

Is it Forgetfulness, Dementia, or Alzheimer’s Disease?

You are intent on going somewhere for a meaningful purpose. But when you reach your destination, you can’t recall why you needed to be there. Could this common occurrence be caused by age-related forgetfulness, a distraction that detoured your brain while you were multi-tasking, or dementia?

Jun 28, 2022

Ramsay Hunt Syndrome: What to Know

The virus that causes chickenpox can reactivate at any time, although your risk increases as you age. When it does reactivate, it can appear on several parts of the body. In rare cases, a shingles outbreak can affect a nerve near one of your ears. This is called Ramsay Hunt Syndrome.

Mar 02, 2022

Living in a COVID-19 Pandemic While Immunocompromised

The virus that causes COVID-19 impacts everyone differently. Most people will experience mild to moderate symptoms, or possibly no symptoms at all. But a large population is more vulnerable than most, and the outcome of infection can be quite devastating.

Jan 25, 2022

If BPH is Your Diagnosis, HoLEP May be Your Best Treatment Option

Have you been diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia? Are you looking for treatment options? If so, Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate surgery may be the solution for you.

Nov 19, 2021

Treating Urinary Incontinence After Prostate Surgery

Up to 10 percent of men will experience some degree of urinary incontinence after prostate cancer surgery. Benjamin McCormick, a University of Utah Health surgeon specializing in reconstructive urology discusses surgery options to for bladder control.

Sep 27, 2021

COVID-19 and Erectile Dysfunction: Fact or Fiction?

Researchers at University of Utah Health and around the world are continuing to investigate other ways that COVID-19 can impact patients long-term – namely, erectile dysfunction in men. Urologic surgeon Dr. Jim Hotaling, M.D., M.S., FECSM is helping educate patients and the community on whether there is a correlation between COVID and erectile dysfunction.

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Patient Story - Zoe’s Traumatic Brain Injury

Jun 30, 2022

More than 2 million Americans experience a brain injury each year. Some result in relatively short-term changes in day to day function, while others can lead to long-term challenges or disability. Zoe experienced a traumatic brain injury after a skiing accident. For the past year she’s be working hard to get her life back. The Scope has an in-depth discussion with Zoe to share her journey to recovery and speaks with her neurosurgeon, Ramesh Grandhi, MD, MS, to better understand the medical side of a brain injury. To find out more about Traumatic Brain Injury as well as the services offered through the brain injury program at Craig. H. Nielsen Rehabilitation Hospital visit: Brain Injury Symptoms

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107: The Microbiome and You

Jun 29, 2022

Your body is host to trillions of bacteria, funguses, viruses, and other microorganisms, creating an ecosystem that may impact many aspects of your health from metabolism to hormone regulation to mental health. John Pohl, MD, is back to tell the guys what the research shows about these tiny organisms in your gut and how you can foster a healthy microbiome.

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Family Planning Options Overview

Jun 29, 2022

Modern contraception allows men and women to have a child by choice, not by chance. But what family planning options are available? And how effective are they? Kirtly Parker Jones, MD, discusses the most common contraceptives available and how to choose the best one for you and your family.

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S5E25: Confessions of a Medical Resident

Jun 27, 2022

In the second part of our two-part fifth season finale, Margaux, Leen, and Harjit share stories about their experiences as medical residents, reflecting on how they've grown as both physicians and people. BOH's veteran voices discuss burnout—why they feel jaded and tired—and talk about discovering ways to go back to their passion for medicine and prioritizing patients in the new year.

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