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Navigating your health can be difficult. HealthFeed is here to help. As the official blog of University of Utah Health, we are here to offer you information on the latest in medicine, research, nutrition, exercise, and more. We not only will give you the facts, but help you understand them in today’s world where headlines are changing every day.

Mar 24, 2021

Does My Child Have Little League Shoulder?

Is your child complaining about shoulder pain? If so, it might be a sign of little league shoulder.

Jan 14, 2021

Injury Prevention on the Slopes

Helmets, goggles, correctly fitted equipment, water and snacks—these are essentials as you get ready for a day on the slopes. A helmet will protect your head if you fall, and equipment that fits you will make the day easier on your body. But what are some simple ways to ensure you don’t end up hurt at the end of the day?

Nov 12, 2020

Hip Pain in Teenage Athletes

It’s no surprise hip pain is a common problem in teenage athletes. Between constant growth spurts and activity levels at an all-time high, sometimes the hip joint has a hard time working properly. It’s important to know the different types of hip pain and how to manage it.

Nov 05, 2020

Wearing a Mask at the Gym: The Do’s and Don’ts

With COVID-19 interrupting our daily routines, exercising is as important as ever not only for physical health, but mental health too. Exercising is a sure way to make you breath harder and may increase your perspiration which could make wearing a mask more difficult, but even more important in the long run. Dr. Christopher Gee MD, MPH, an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery answers questions about wearing a mask while in the gym.

Oct 23, 2020

Hip Pain & Hip Popping: Do You Need a Doctor?

You may have tried massages or stretching, but your hip pain isn’t going away. Find the source of your pain and learn from Doctor Chalmers when you might want to see a hip specialist.

Jul 16, 2020

Tips for Mountain Bike Safety

Mountain biking is an amazing sport and Utah is truly a world renown mecca for the sport. Mountain biking is a great way to get out into the mountains, improve fitness, enhance a feeling of well-being, and build confidence. However, mountain biking is not without risk. It’s an activity that requires specialized equipment and sometimes takes place on difficult terrain. Learn how you can best protect yourself while biking.

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How to Lose Weight When Diet and Exercise Isn’t Working

Apr 7, 2021

If you’ve tried diet and exercise and still can’t seem to lose the excess fat, you’re not alone. Obesity is a complicated condition that involves more factors than just activity and nutrition. Dr. Jennwood Chen explains how genetics and other health conditions may impact your weight as well as what options are available to help improve your health.

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Exercise Bands and Eye Injuries

Apr 5, 2021

Resistance bands are a great exercise and physical therapy tool—but can sometimes be dangerous. Emergency physician Dr. Troy Madsen talks about the types of eye injuries caused by exercise bands and how to protect yourself.

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Does Late Night Eating Lead to Weight Gain?

Apr 5, 2021

It's 9 p.m. and you're craving a snack. If you give in, will it lead to additional pounds around the middle? Listen to what nutritionist Thunder Jalili has to say about this common belief in this edition of Truth or Thunderdebunked.

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4 Research Supported Steps to Begin Your Weight Loss Journey

Mar 26, 2021

Whether you’re trying to lose weight to improve appearance or your health, getting started can be quite the challenge. Dr. Jennwood Chen from the University of Utah Health Weight Management Program shares four research supported strategies to help you find the inspiration, motivation, and knowledge to help achieve your weight loss goals.

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