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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 07, 2021

Why Does the LGBTQIA+ Community Suffer from Poor Mental Health at Higher Rates?

Everyone has a sexual orientation and gender identity, but people who identify as part of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA+) community are at higher mental health risk compared to others. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), "LGB adults are more than twice as likely as heterosexual adults to experience a mental health condition. Transgender individuals are nearly four times as likely as cisgender individuals to experience a mental health condition". Many factors aside, this is because many people identifying as LGBTQIA+ face discrimination, family rejection, harassment, and fear of violence.

Jun 25, 2021

Are You Burned Out?

So, how do you define burnout? What are the signs to look for? How do you cope? Tina Halliday, LCSW, Behavioral Sciences Manager at Huntsman Mental Health Institute, discusses burnout and offers some helpful tips and ways to combat this sense of hopelessness in the workplace.

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.

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What Is PCOS and How Can I Treat It?

Jul 22, 2021

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal disorder that happens to women of reproductive age. The disorder causes symptoms like irregular periods, acne, and headaches—it's also the most common cause of infertility in women. Women’s expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones explains how to diagnose PCOS and what treatments are available.

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What Your Cosmetic Surgeon Wants You to Know About Your Procedure

Jul 20, 2021

Cosmetic and reconstructive surgery is not a magic overnight process. To get results, these surgical procedures take a lot of time, after-care, and money. Dr. Courtney Crombie explains the realities of cosmetic procedures that all patients should know when considering an operation.

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The Dangers of Summer Heat Exposure

Jul 20, 2021

Spend enough time outside during the summer months and you may feel tired, thirsty, or a little nauseous. These are relatively common symptoms of heat exhaustion. But if your body temperature gets too high, you may experience potentially life-threatening heatstroke. Dr. Troy Madsen explains how to protect yourself and your loved ones from severe heat exposure.

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E19: 7 Domains of Personal Grooming

Jul 13, 2021

Grooming your private area is a, well... private matter. Some women may choose to remove unwanted hairs through trimming, shaving, waxing, lasers, and some other methods. Some may choose to leave those hairs entirely alone. All is fine. But, even grooming affects the seven domains of your health. Anthropologist and women’s health nurse practitioner Dr. Katie Ward joins this episode of 7 Domains of Women's Health to talk about the evolution of personal grooming and why women may choose to remove hair down there.

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