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Jan 29, 2021

Datos acerca de la vacuna

A medida que los sistemas de atención médica en todo el país trabajan para distribuir las vacunas COVID-19 de la manera más rápida y eficiente posible, hay mucha información que se comparte en las redes sociales y en línea. Parte de esta información puede crear temores sobre las vacunas e influir en la decisión de vacunarse o no.

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).

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Should I Talk to My Teen if I’m Worried That They’re Depressed?

Mar 5, 2021

If you suspect that your teenager may be suffering from depression, could talking to them about it make them feel worse? According to Dr. Thomas Conover, as a parent of a teen, communication is key and you should be able to ask your child about how they’re feeling. He explains strategies to talk to your teen about their mental health and how to identify when you should seek professional help.

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Seemingly Minor Sports Injuries You Should Have Examined

Mar 5, 2021

For many athletes, a little pain comes with the territory. But sometimes, that seemingly minor injury could actually be a sign of something significantly more serious. Athletic trainer Travis Nolan explains what types of injuries you can ice and rest, and which should be seen by a professional.

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Does Wave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction Work?

Mar 5, 2021

Wave therapy is a non-invasive procedure that has been shown to improve certain types of erectile dysfunction. However, not all wave therapy machines are equal. Dr. John Smith explains how the use of waves can help stimulate tissue and shares the questions you should ask to ensure that you are getting the very best treatment.

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Pioneering the Future: Inspired by Nature

Mar 3, 2021

Inspiration can come from many places—and that’s certainly true for U of U Health scientists following nature’s lead as they create new ways to treat and prevent disease. Seeking better medicines, they look to exotic marine animals, infectious pathogens, and our own immune systems. With chemical precision, they can improve the compounds they find in nature or design better ones, optimizing their function as potential drugs. Their creativity and persistence are not only uncovering prospective therapies for cancer and infectious disease—they are also expanding the ways scientists think about discovering and developing new drugs.

In this episode, host Kyle Wheeler interviews Margo Haygood, PhD and Eric Schmidt, PhD.

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