Expert Health News & Information

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.

Aug 29, 2022

Scleral Contact Lenses Might be the Best Solution You’ve Never Heard of for Dry Eye and More

If you have steered clear of contact lenses in the past or struggled with dry eye disease, scleral lenses may be the answer. John A. Moran Eye Center contact lens specialist David Meyer, OD, FAAO, explains why they can be a great option.

Jul 27, 2022

Kids’ Eye and Vision Problems: What School Screenings Might Miss

As kids head back to school or jump in for the first time, it’s essential to ensure their vision is functioning correctly. And if they have issues, now is the time to do something about it. John A. Moran Eye Center optometrist Shandi M. Beckwith, OD discusses what you can expect from your child's school screening.

Jul 05, 2022

Grab Your Goggles: Summer Eye Safety Tips for Swimmers

Bodies of water—especially lakes and rivers—are contaminated with bacteria and organisms. If you swim in them, you're at a greater risk of developing an eye infection. John A. Moran Eye Center ophthalmologist Amy Lin, MD, discusses how you can protect your eyes this summer.

Jun 21, 2022

Nine Questions to Help You Choose a Cataract Surgeon (And the Answers You’ll Want to Hear)

John A. Moran Eye Center ophthalmologist and cataract specialist Rachel Simpson, MD, offers this list of questions to ask during your cataract consultation with a potential surgeon—along with the answers you want to hear.

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.

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The Wellness Bus Offers Free Nutrition Counseling Sessions in Utah

Sep 21, 2022

Eating a diet with good nutrition can be challenging. Luckily, experts can help us to eat healthier. The Wellness Bus travels around Utah offering free health screenings and education to members of the community. Clinical dietitian Alex Marie Hernandez works on the bus, and she shares her tips on eating healthier, avoiding common nutrition misconceptions, and improving your health with free nutrition counseling.

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How Do You Treat Parosmia or Loss of Smell?

Sep 21, 2022

Parosmia is a condition where a person’s sense of smell no longer works correctly. Caused by infections like COVID-19, head injuries, or other neurological conditions, this loss of smell can be an inconvenience for some— and a significant problem for the quality of life of others. Rhinologist Kristine Smith, MD, explains what parosmia is, what treatments are most effective, and lifestyle changes that may help you get through the condition.

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114: Could That Lump Be Male Breast Cancer?

Sep 20, 2022

It may be more rare, but men can develop cancer in their breast tissue. Unfortunately, the survival rate for men diagnosed with breast cancer is significantly lower than women. Why? According to cancer specialist Dr. Matt Covington, men are less likely to catch their cancer early enough for treatments to be effective. Learn what risk factors may increase your chance of breast cancer and how to check yourself for lumps.

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What Is Monkeypox and How Can You Keep Yourself Safe?

Sep 14, 2022

Monkeypox is a contagious viral infection that can lead to severe, scar-causing rashes. While the virus is not particularly life-threatening to most people, the painful symptoms can last for weeks. Virologists Sankar Swaminathan, MD, and Adam Spivak, MD, discuss how monkeypox spreads and what you can do to prevent an infection, along with dispelling some of the myths about the virus floating around the internet.

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