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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.

Sep 02, 2021

What We Know About COVID-19 Breakthrough Infections and the Delta Variant

Misinformation is circulating that breakthrough cases demonstrate that COVID-19 vaccines are not effective. However, this is untrue. Breakthrough infections do not mean that the vaccines are failing.

Sep 01, 2021


Aún con la vacunación estamos viendo un incremento en el número de casos y hospitalizaciones por Covid-19. La doctora Elizabeth Moreno, MD, Profesora Adjunta (Clínica) en Medicina Familiar y Preventiva, nos habla sobre las causa de este incremento, la efectividad de la vacuna contra la variante Delta y nos explica porqué las mujeres embarazadas, o en periodo de lactancias, deberían vacunarse para proteger a sus bebés.

Aug 27, 2021

Understanding Emergency Use Authorization and Full Licensure of COVID-19 Vaccines

Medical professionals are again urging broad vaccination among Americans who have been waiting for full licensure of COVID-19 vaccines. On August 23, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is approved for individuals 16 years of age and older to help prevent COVID-19 disease.

Jul 12, 2021

Tres preguntas sobre las vacunas y los nuevos brotes Covid-19

Los nuevos brotes de Covid-19 en nuestra comunidad han causado gran preocupación, pero la llegada de la vacuna nos da esperanza de que próximamente podremos controlar esta terrible infección. El doctor Carlos Gomez, MD, de la División de Enfermedades Infecciosas de University of Utah Health contesta algunas de nuestras inquietudes.

May 24, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines and Children

Children age 12- to 15- years old can now get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine following Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the Food and Drug Administration. Results from a Phase 3 clinical trial testing the COVID-19 vaccine in this age group suggest it is highly effective at protecting them from disease.

The Scope

What the New FDA Salt Guidelines Means for You

Oct 21, 2021

Recent studies have shown that people in the U.S. consume too much salt in their daily diet, in some cases over 30% of the recommended amount. A high sodium diet can lead to serious health conditions like hypertension, heart disease, and stroke. In response, the FDA has issued new guidelines for food manufacturers and individuals about how much salt to put in food. Dr. Kirtly Jones explains what the new recommendations mean for you and your favorite foods.

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90: Mitch's Two Year Quitversary

Oct 19, 2021

After a decade of smoking and vaping, producer Mitch quit. Yet, it hasn't all been rainbows and unicorns. After two years, Mitch still finds himself struggling with occasional cravings. Cessation specialist Edlira Farka with Huntsman Cancer Institute's Center for HOPE Tobacco Cessation Program joins the celebration and explains why quitting smoking is a lifetime marathon, not a sprint.

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What You Need to Know About Fertility Treatments: After Age 40

Oct 14, 2021

For women over the age of 40 looking to get pregnant, it is important to start working with a fertility specialist sooner than later. The treatment options available become more limited as we age, so finding the right doctor to help with conception can be a crucial step in your fertility plan. Dr. Kirtly Jones speaks with fertility expert Dr. Erica Johnstone about helping women over 40 become pregnant.

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Sideshow: Battlefield Acupuncture

Oct 12, 2021

Troy shares a recent study that shows evidence that acupuncture of the ear may help treat back pain. But how does producer Mitch already know about battlefield acupuncture and how it’s practiced?

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