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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.

Jan 27, 2020

China’s Coronavirus: Answers From an Expert

An outbreak of a newly recognized coronavirus in the Chinese city of Wuhan is making international headlines. Already hundreds of people have been sickened and more than 80 have died as a result of the illness. Additional coronavirus patients have been found in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea and the United States.

Jan 16, 2020

Junior Jazz: Health on the Court

Your Junior Jazz player wants to own the court. Here are some conditioning drills for youth basketball players to help them stay healthy and active.

Dec 19, 2019

Asthma Could Give Rise to Childhood Obesity

Scientists at University of Utah Health have found evidence that asthma increases the risk for developing obesity in children.

Jun 24, 2019

Tiny Bubbles, Big Problems?

Could those little bubbles be damaging your teeth?

Jun 24, 2019

Where Does CBD Oil Make a Difference?

Few health-related products are as buzzed about—or as controversial—as cannabidiol, also known as CBD.

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The Scope

Stress Can Affect Your Sleep

Mar 30, 2020

Sleep is important for both our physical and mental health. But during times of stress and uncertainty, you might find you're not able to sleep, which can then start the cycle of worrying about not sleeping, which can then lead to more trouble sleeping—it’s a sleepless cycle. Sleep expert Dr. Kelly Baron talks about what you can do if stress or anxiety is affecting your sleep.

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ER or Not: I Think I Have Coronavirus

Mar 26, 2020

Should you go to the ER for COVID-19 symptoms? Emergency physician Dr. Troy Madsen says, “No.” However, there are exceptions—If you’re experiencing high fever or cough symptoms, please call 801-587-0712 before visiting the hospital. Dr. Madsen talks about testing guidelines and what you should do if you believe you have coronavirus.

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How to Eat to Control Your Cholesterol

Mar 10, 2020

High cholesterol levels can lead to cardiovascular disease, so it’s important to keep your levels low. What you eat can have a big impact on those numbers. But what should (and shouldn’t) you be eating to lower your cholesterol? Nutrition specialist Sharee Thompson shares the steps you should take to lower your LDL and start living a healthier life.

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New Focused Ultrasound Treatment to Eliminate Essential Tremor

Mar 10, 2020

Essential tremor is a debilitating neurological disorder that can make daily life difficult. Treatments typically include medications with severe side effects or open skull brain surgery. But a new technology allows surgeons to treat the condition without making a single incision. Dr. Matthew Alexander and Dr. John Rolston from University of Utah Health Clinical Neurosciences Center explain how focused ultrasound works and what it could mean for the future of medicine.

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