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Nov 12, 2020

Thinking About Gathering Indoors this Holiday Season? Think About the Air.

Before feasting with relatives from out of town—or friends from outside your social bubble—University of Utah Health specialists say there are a few things to keep in mind this holiday season. Learn about aerosols, airborne transmission of COVID-19 and precautions to take.

Jul 16, 2020

Should You Be Wearing Goggles With Your Face Mask to Prevent Catching COVID-19?

While the mouth and nose are thought to be the main entry points for catching the coronavirus, there’s also concern about the risk of contracting COVID-19 through the eyes. Experts at the Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah offer tips about when and where you should consider wearing goggles or wrap-around safety glasses for protection.

Jul 09, 2020

Recovered From COVID-19 but With an Uncertain Future

On March 13, Clement Chow found himself on the leading edge of a tidal wave as one of the first COVID-19 cases in Utah. Read his survivor story and about the work of physicians and scientists at University of Utah Health who are working hard to bring us to the other side of the pandemic.

Apr 29, 2020

Loss of Smell and COVID-19: What You Need to Know

Although it has yet to be proven, growing anecdotal evidence backed by emerging epidemiological findings suggests that anosmia—the loss of the sense of smell—could be one of the earliest telltale indicators of the viral disease in some people.

Apr 15, 2020

COVID-19 and Antibody Testing: What You Need to Know

Also called immunity testing or serological testing, antibody testing tells you if you had been infected in the past by the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 (also referred to as SARS CoV-2).

Feb 25, 2020

A Cancer Vaccine?

Our world was a much scarier place before vaccines. Polio, tetanus, and diphtheria are all among the afflictions that used to be major concerns for people everywhere. While these diseases do still exist, their infection rates and impact have been reduced to the point where most of us hardly give them a thought. That peace of mind is the result of vaccines.

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The Scope

How to Be Assertive About Your COVID Concerns This Holiday Season

Nov 20, 2020

As the holidays approach during the COVID-19 pandemic, many people find themselves trying to navigate how to celebrate with family safely—if they feel safe to meet up at all. Some family members may have different ideas about what it means to be safe during these times. Dr. Benjamin Chan shares his strategy of how to be assertive about your health concerns with your family during the holidays.

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It's Important to Follow-up with Your Doctor

Nov 19, 2020

Some patients, unfortunately, don't get better after the first doctor's appointment, and an estimated 30 percent of patients don't even fill their prescriptions. If your condition doesn't improve, your doctor needs to know. Women's health expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones talks about the importance of following up with your doctor after an initial visit.

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1: Redefining Diabetes

Nov 18, 2020

High-impact discoveries at University of Utah Health are transforming how we think about the causes of diabetes and solutions to combat disease. Through this interview with Scott Summers, learn how he, June Round, and Helena Safavi, and Maria and Matt Bettini are redefining diabetes.

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Fun Halloween Activities During COVID-19

Oct 26, 2020

Just because you're social distancing, doesn't mean you can't celebrate Halloween this year. There are a lot of fun Halloween activities you and your family can enjoy—even during a global health pandemic. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner has some dos and don'ts on how to celebrate Halloween during COVID-19.

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