Expert Health News & Information

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.

Oct 28, 2022

Empiece el resto de su vida en el Día Mundial del Ictus

El ictus, también conocido como un accidente -infarto o derrame- cerebrovascular, es una de las principales causas de discapacidad grave a largo plazo, y más de 795.000 estadounidenses sufren un ictus cada año. Mediante una mayor concienciación de la población sobre los signos y los factores de riesgo, podemos ayudar a reducir la carga global del ictus.

Oct 28, 2022

Start the Rest of Your Life on World Stroke Day

Stroke is a leading cause of serious long-term disability, and more than 795,000 Americans have a stroke each year. Through better public awareness of the signs and risk factors, we can help to reduce the global burden of stroke.

Oct 10, 2022

Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Promise Better Access and Awareness, But Proceed with Caution

Under a new rule, the FDA is poised to allow the over-the-counter (OTC) sale of hearing aids. While the new rule increases access and awareness about these devices, patients who may be experiencing hearing loss are urged to get tested by a professional.

Aug 09, 2022

Estos son tres señales de que puede tener viruela del mono

La viruela del mono es una rara infección vírica causada por un virus similar al que causa la viruela. Se transmite de persona a persona, cuando alguien tiene contacto con la erupción de una persona infectada, sus fluidos corporales o sus gotitas respiratorias. Hay muchos signos y síntomas de la viruela del mono. Aunque una persona puede no mostrar todos los signos de la infección, esto es lo que debe buscar...

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.

The Scope

120: Just a Bunch of Dudes Being Grateful

Nov 23, 2022

Do you know what's fun? Hearing guys talk about what they are grateful for in their lives. Who would have guessed? And many men are also surprised that simply expressing gratitude in writing improved their mood and reduced anger, stress, and anxiety. It might sound ridiculous, but it works. Learn how to get started with a gratitude practice, construct gratitude statements, and hear the WCAMH crew and their guests express gratitude for another person, a personal quality, and something of their own choosing.

Play Interview

How to Know if Your Child has an Eating Disorder

Nov 21, 2022

The rate of eating disorders among children under 12 has increased by 119% since 2020. Anorexia is the third most common chronic disorder among kids, behind asthma and obesity. Pediatrician Cindy Gellner, MD, explains what could be causing this increase and how to identify the most common red flags of potential eating disorders. She also talks about what steps can be taken to help your child get the care they need.

Play Interview

Effective Surgical Treatments for Severe Depression and OCD

Nov 18, 2022

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and major depressive disorder (MDD) are chronic and disabling conditions that can adversely impact your ability to function. When standard treatments fail, many suffering from OCD and MDD explore surgical treatment options. Neurosurgeon Ben Shofty, MD, discusses how advancements can potentially change the lives of people who suffer from these treatment-resistant psychiatric disorders.

Play Interview

How to Prevent Needle Phobia in Kids

Nov 15, 2022

No one likes to be poked with a needle, whether for a vaccine or a blood draw. But for children, getting a shot at the doctor's office can be frightening and lead to some emotional outbursts. Pediatrician Cindy Gellner, MD, explains what she does in her practice to ensure kids are not overly afraid of needles, and shares some tips for parents to get their child the medical treatment they need while avoiding a tantrum.

Play Interview
See More Health Interviews from The Scope