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Dec 18, 2020

Inspiring More Health, Less Medicine

The L.S. Skaggs Patient Wellness Center provides health and wellness programming for individuals in our community. Through an innovative inter-professional approach, students and faculty from the Colleges of Health, Pharmacy, Nursing, and the School of Dentistry work together to the benefits of our patients and clients.

Dec 11, 2020

Healthy Holiday Tips

The holidays are right around the corner! With all of the holiday treats, sweets, casseroles, and sugary drinks, it’s no wonder that we tend to gain weight this time of year. Follow these tips to have a healthy and delicious holiday season. Remember, the goal is not to deprive yourself, but rather to manage your portions and enjoy foods in moderation.

Jun 15, 2020

How Is the Pandemic Affecting Sleep?

Kelly Baron, PhD, MPH, DBSM, associate professor in the department of Family & Preventive Medicine at University of Utah Health, is conducting a research study on how sleep is affecting people's routines and offers us some advice on best ways to improve our sleep.

May 04, 2020

Alcoholism in the Season of COVID-19

Utah state liquor stores are seeing a spike in sales during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many are turning to alcohol for a variety of reasons. Some of it may be about stockpiling—but there can be cause for concern of substance abuse.

Feb 24, 2020

Suicide Prevention

Learn the signs so you can recognize when someone is in trouble.

Aug 13, 2019

Fighting Fire with Fire: Taking on Opioid Addiction

It seems counterintuitive to treat an addiction to a drug with another drug. However, that’s exactly the strategy in the current fight against the opioid epidemic.

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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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Dr. Michael Good Reflects on Night Rounding at Hospital

Dec 22, 2020

Dr. Michael Good recently rounded with the mobile nursing supervisor during a recent night shift at University of Utah Hospital. He shares what he saw during his three hours and shares a message for everyone who contributes to exceptional patient care.

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Well-Child Visits During COVID-19

Dec 21, 2020

Well-child visits are still happening, even during a global health pandemic. The good news is your doctor's office is probably one of the safest places to be during COVID-19 outside of your house. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner talks about what to expect during your child's visit, how doctors' offices are adjusting to COVID-19, and whether or not virtual well-child visits are a good alternative.

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Keeping Students and Teachers Safe During COVID-19

Dec 8, 2020

While the classroom may look different this year, school is still happening. As a parent, you worry your child might get infected if they are attending in-person classes. But if your child is remote learning, you worry they are not fully absorbing the learning materials. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner talks about how to keep both students and teachers safe—in the classroom and at home—during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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