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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.

Apr 06, 2021

Women’s Eye Health: What You Need to Know About Higher Risks

April is Women’s Eye Health & Safety Month. Why devote extra attention to the issue?

Mar 08, 2021

Do Your Eyes Look Tired? Eyelid Surgery May Be the Solution to Fix Your Droopy Eyes

Droopy or sagging eyelids can do more than make you look tired or older than you feel. They can also affect your vision. Find out if eye lift surgery is right for you.

Jan 15, 2021

New Year Resolutions to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

For many of us, tradition dictates starting the new year with resolutions for better health. Often, we promise ourselves we’ll get more exercise, eat a healthier diet, or quit smoking. And that’s all great—especially since the benefits of those resolutions have a ripple effect you may not expect: They all benefit our eyes.

Dec 08, 2020

Dry Eyes? Maybe It's Your Mask

Ophthalmologists have noticed an uptick in patients with new dry eye symptoms—especially among the elderly, immunocompromised, and clinical staff who wear masks almost full-time.

Nov 04, 2020

What is Diabetic Retinopathy?

Diabetes cases are growing rapidly across the world. In the United States alone, more than 34 million people have diabetes, and a significant percentage of people in the US may have elevated blood sugars without realizing it. Because having diabetes increases the risk of complications such as heart disease, eye disease, and kidney disease – it is important for people with diabetes to meet regularly with healthcare providers.

Oct 23, 2020

You've Heard of LASIK, but What About PRK?

You’ve probably heard ads encouraging you to “find out if LASIK is right for you.” But what if you find out it’s not? There’s good news. If you want to be less dependent on eyeglasses or contacts, you may have several other options.

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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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