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Apr 28, 2022

Get the Most Out of Summer Camp for Your Child

Kids often come home from summer camp with new friendships and hobbies or skills, but they also learn a lot about themselves—developmentally. Research at University of Utah Health reveals summer camps can help facilitate social-emotional learning, perspective-taking, and healthy family separation.

Apr 27, 2022

Plug into Technology to Monitor Diabetes

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you know how important it is to actively manage your disease. Researchers at University of Utah Health are working to increase access to tools to help people better manage their disease.

Mar 07, 2022

COVID-19 Vaccines and Children

Children ages five years and older can now get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. How the vaccine can help protect your child and others from COVID-19.

Feb 16, 2022

La realidad sobre las vacunas COVID-19

La información sobre COVID-19 evoluciona constantemente. U of U Health aclara algunos de los mitos sobre las vacunas COVID-19.

Jan 03, 2022

Myocarditis: A Rare Occurrence Following COVID-19 Vaccination

Now that hundreds of millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the U.S., an abundance of safety data has been collected. While this data shows that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective at helping prevent infection, extremely rare adverse reactions can occur.

Sep 03, 2021

Lo que sabemos sobre las infecciones por COVID-19 en personas vacunadas y la variante Delta

Los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC), definen las infecciones en vacunados como la "detección de ARN o antígeno del SARS-CoV-2 en una muestra respiratoria recogida de una persona más de 14 días después de todas las dosis recomendadas de una vacuna Covid-19 autorizada por la FDA". En pocas palabras, un caso de infección en vacunados es cuando alguien da positivo dos o más semanas después de haber completado todas las dosis recomendadas de la vacuna Covid-19.

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Does My Child Have a Sensory Disorder?

May 18, 2022

Sensory disorders in children have recently been added as an official psychiatric diagnosis and are estimated to impact as many as 15% of kids in the US. These conditions are marked by a significant sensitivity to sounds, textures, tastes, or brightness and can be quite disruptive to their behavior and development. Pediatrician Cindy Gellner, MD, explains why these conditions are on the rise, and how a parent can identify and accommodate them.

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Contact Dermatitis Could Be the Culprit for Your Child’s Rash

May 18, 2022

Have you ever put a piece of clothing or jewelry on your child to have them break out in a rash or hives? It’s called contact dermatitis, and it’s more common than you may think. Cindy Gellner, MD, explains the condition and how you can treat and prevent those itchy rashes your kid may get with certain materials.

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S5E20: Advocating for Reproductive Justice

May 17, 2022

SisterSong—leader of the reproductive justice movement—defines reproductive justice as "the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities." But how do systems of oppression such as racism, ableism, and sexism, make it harder for some to access reproductive care? In S5E20, Lina and Hạ talk with Juliette Friedland, co-chair for diversity and inclusion at Optum UnitedHealth, about the disadvantages and inequalities of reproductive health, and the history and future of obstetrics and gynecology.

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101: Finding the Right Mental Health Person for You

May 17, 2022

Working on your mental health can be a long and difficult journey, so choosing the right professional that you feel comfortable with is important. Producer Mitch had to try out three specialists before he found someone he gelled with. Scott Langenecker, PhD, talks with the guys about how to make sure you and your mental health specialist are the right fit.

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