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May 11, 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.

May 10, 2021

El beneficio de reanudar el uso de la vacuna J&J COVID-19

Los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) y la Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos (FDA) recomendaron reanudar el uso de la vacuna de Johnson & Johnson el 23 de abril de 2021, tras una interrupción temporal.

May 07, 2021

The Benefit of Resuming Use of the J&J COVID-19 Vaccine

The CDC and the FDA recommended restarting use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on April 23, 2021, after a temporary pause. After carefully reviewing the data, the CDC and FDA determined that the benefits of getting the J&J vaccine far outweigh potential risks.

Apr 22, 2021

Esperando la inmunidad colectiva

Las vacunas contra la enfermedad Covid-19 están cada vez más disponibles con el objetivo de lograr la “inmunidad colectiva”, un punto en el que suficientes personas son inmunes al COVID-19 y el virus ya no puede propagarse. Pero todos somos parte de muchos rebaños: nuestras familias, nuestros amigos, nuestros lugares de trabajo y escuelas.

Apr 19, 2021

Mascarillas: Una herramienta esencial para finalizar la Pandemia

Desde el comienzo de la pandemia de Covid-19, los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) han reconocido que las mascarillas faciales, el distanciamiento físico, el lavado frecuente de manos, y quedarse en casa cuando uno está enfermo, son herramientas importantes para ayudar a reducir la propagación de Sars-CoV- 2. En combinación con las vacunas Covid-19, estas prácticas ayudarán a alcanzar la inmunidad colectiva y, finalmente, volver a la "normalidad".

Apr 14, 2021

Face Masks: An Essential Tool to Ending the Pandemic

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CDC recognized face masks, physical distancing, frequent hand washing, and staying home when sick as important tools in helping reduce the spread of Sars-CoV-2. Combined with COVID-19 vaccines, these practices will help reach herd immunity and eventually get us back to “normal.” But it’s too early to relax now.

The Scope

Can Mindfulness Practices Improve Physical Health?

May 14, 2021

Mindfulness practices can help with stress, depression, and anxiety—but research has shown that they can also help with physical conditions. Trinh Mai with University of Utah Health's Resiliency Center explores the treatment of chronic stress through mindfulness practices and how it can help manage health conditions like chronic pain, blood pressure, and heart disease.

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Breast Augmentation After Weight Loss

May 14, 2021

Women who have undergone a significant weight loss may also experience a loss in breast size or change in shape. After achieving your weight goal, you may no longer be filling your bra the way you’d like. Dr. Kirtly Jones speaks with Dr. Cori Agarwal, a cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon at U of U Health, to discuss what can happen to breast structure during significant weight loss and what options are available to get the body you want after losing fat.

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Are Dangerous Apps on Your Child’s Phone?

May 14, 2021

With so many apps, it can be hard as a parent to keep track of all of them. If your child has a smartphone, it may be tricky to decipher what each app does. Dr. Cindy Gellner discusses the programs that may look harmless but are definitely not for children. Learn how to spot these dangerous apps and keep your kids safe.

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How Much Elbow Pain Is OK for Baseball Pitchers?

May 14, 2021

For baseball pitchers, a little bit of elbow soreness is normal—after all, there's no crying in baseball. But for pitchers experiencing frequent moderate pain after six innings, it may be time to see a professional. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Peter Chalmers explains what to look for and why it’s important to get that pitcher’s elbow looked at so you don’t miss a season.

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