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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.

May 09, 2022

Experts Share Top Tips to Make Living with Low Vision Easier and Safer

Experts at the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah offer tips on everyday living with low vision, from simple tactile stickers to high-tech apps.

Apr 13, 2022

Let’s Talk About Dry Eye—It’s More Common in Women

Women are at higher risk of developing some eye diseases and conditions. Among them is dry eye syndrome, caused when the body doesn’t make enough tears to lubricate the eye naturally. Moran Eye Center ophthalmologist, Amy Lin, MD, discusses symptoms, causes and treatments.

Jan 07, 2022

Home Sweet Home Office: How to Avoid Digital Eye Strain

It looks like working from home—along with its challenges and benefits—isn’t going away anytime soon. Among the challenges, spending more time in front of computer and phone screens looms large. Meetings have migrated online, adding to the actual work we perform while looking at a screen. Some of us also spend more time streaming movies at home and less time outdoors, especially mid-winter. It all adds up to a surge in eye strain.

Dec 07, 2021

Best Eye-Safe Toy Holiday Gift Ideas

When it comes to the annual dilemma about buying eye-safe toys for everyone from toddlers to teens, John A. Moran Eye Center’s Griffin Jardine, MD, takes a cautious but realistic view. We've gathered an ophthalmologist-approved gift list of ideas for timeless, safe fun.

Nov 08, 2021

Can Reading In Low Light Harm Your Eyes? Top 10 Eye Health Myths Debunked

As with most complicated subjects, myths about vision and eye health abound. John A. Moran Eye Center optometrist Gabriel Hulewsky, OD, has heard them all, and he's here to debunk 10 of the most common misunderstandings.

Oct 19, 2021

What Is Myopia, And Why Does It Affect So Many Children? Screen Time Is A Growing Concern

Ophthalmologists say they’re seeing myopia, or nearsightedness, affect growing numbers of children and young people. John A. Moran Eye Center optometrist Shandi Beckwith, OD, specializes in myopia correction, specifically for children ages 8 to 12. Here she answers key questions and shares the latest treatment options.

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Why You Shouldn’t Pop that Cyst on Your Wrist

May 17, 2022

A ganglion cyst is a large fluid-filled cyst that forms on joints and is commonly found on wrists. Despite what you may see on social media, popping this type of growth with a needle or thumping it with a big book is the very last thing you want to do. Hand specialist Brad Rockwell, MD, explains what these cysts are, why it’s dangerous to pop them, and the type of doctor you should see for treatment.

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Long Haul COVID in Children

May 16, 2022

In general, kids do pretty well if they catch COVID-19. But Cindy Gellner, MD, is seeing a significant number of kids experiencing symptoms from the disease for weeks if not months after the initial infection. The ongoing symptoms seem to impact children regardless of how severe their illness was. Learn more about long-haul COVID in your children and what you can do to prevent and treat the symptoms.

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100: The Poop on Poop

May 12, 2022

Everybody poops. But did you realize the shape, size, smell, and frequency of your stool can say a lot about your overall health? Gastroenterologist John Pohl, MD, shares what a healthy poop should look like and when there are signs you should change your diet or talk to a doctor.

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S5E19: Narratives of our Matriarchs

May 10, 2022

Discovering where you come from contributes to knowing where you're heading. We are built from the generations before us—our mothers and grandmothers before them—through their sacrifices, pain, and all they've had to endure. Each mother loves and nurtures differently, and sometimes that love and nurture are affected by historical and cultural complexities. In S5E19, Hạ, Harjit, and Margaux dedicate a tribute to the matriarchs of their lives, sharing stories of generations prior and reflect on how they are shaped by the narratives of their ancestors.

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