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Sep 18, 2020

Exercise & Prevention: Keys to Maintaining Healthy Vision

You know regular exercise benefits your heart, lungs, energy level, and waistline. But did you know it can also help preserve your vision? From the minute you wake up until you go to sleep, your eyes work to bring you the world, delivering 80 percent of the information you take in every day. Fortunately, vision is the one sense you can deliberately protect and monitor.

Aug 03, 2020

How to Avoid Eye Strain Caused by Increased Screen Time Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Kids and adults are spending more screen time at home as the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into the new school year. One of the side-effects may be eye strain in the form of blurry vision, dry eyes, or even headaches. Griffin Jardine, MD, an ophthalmologist at the Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah, offers tips for avoiding the strain.

Jun 25, 2020

How to Avoid Eye Injuries from Fireworks

Every year around the Fourth of July, doctors see hundreds of preventable eye injuries caused by the unsafe handling of fireworks. Here’s what experts at the Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah say you should know about the dangers, how to prevent injuries, and what to do—and not to do—in case of injury.

Jun 17, 2020

Tips for Avoiding Foggy Eyeglasses When You Wear Your Face Mask

If you wear glasses and are helping slow the spread of coronavirus by wearing a mask, you’ve probably experienced foggy lenses the moment you put on the mask. What to do? An optical shop expert at the John A. Moran Eye Center shares some tips.

Jun 15, 2020

When to Consider Cataract Surgery: Coronavirus Update

When do you know it’s time for cataract surgery, especially with COVID-19 safety considerations? Experts at the Moran Eye Center share what they look for during comprehensive eye exams to develop treatment plans and offer tips for delaying cataracts.

May 29, 2020

Understanding COVID-19 Social Distancing Challenges for People With Vision Loss—and How to Help

Social distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic poses unique challenges for the blind and visually impaired. Experts and patients at the Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah discuss the challenges and how to help.

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The Scope

Detecting Hearing Loss in Newborns

Sep 28, 2020

Hearing loss is the second most common birth defect in newborns—1 in 500 is born without the ability to hear. All 50 states in the United States mandates Universal Newborn Hearing Screening, which detects hearing loss in all newborns born in hospitals. Dr. John Carey talks about when and how the screening occurs.

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Treating Erectile Dysfunction without Surgery

Sep 16, 2020

Erectile dysfunction can cause stress, self-confidence, and relationship problems. It's no wonder men are embarrassed to talk about it and often seek solutions on their own. Urologist Dr. John Smith says a majority of the patients he sees are for ED, so there is no need to be ashamed. Dr. Smith talks about how he diagnoses the possible causes, the first-line treatment options he recommends and assures men a doctor can find the best solution regardless of the cause.

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How to Get Your Child Off the Pacifier

Aug 27, 2020

For many parents, the pacifier was a godsend in helping soothe their infant—especially for those fussy late nights. But prolonged use of the binky may lead to dental problems and orthodontic work, and in some cases, even hinder speech development. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner explains when and why your child should stop using a pacifier and shares her strategies for getting your child off the binky for good.

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The Importance of Exercise for Aging Women

Aug 27, 2020

For women over 50, it’s “move it or lose it,” says women's health expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones. Weak bones from osteoporosis or creaky joints from arthritis are more likely to develop with age. The best way to prevent these conditions is exercise. Dr. Jones highlights the importance of exercise in aging women and offer some easy ways to keep yourself moving.

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