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Stress Can Affect Your Sleep

Mar 30, 2020

Sleep is important for both our physical and mental health. But during times of stress and uncertainty, you might find you're not able to sleep, which can then start the cycle of worrying about not sleeping, which can then lead to more trouble sleeping—it’s a sleepless cycle. Sleep expert Dr. Kelly Baron talks about what you can do if stress or anxiety is affecting your sleep.

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ER or Not: I Think I Have Coronavirus

Mar 26, 2020

Should you go to the ER for COVID-19 symptoms? Emergency physician Dr. Troy Madsen says, “No.” However, there are exceptions—If you’re experiencing high fever or cough symptoms, please call 801-587-0712 before visiting the hospital. Dr. Madsen talks about testing guidelines and what you should do if you believe you have coronavirus.

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How to Eat to Control Your Cholesterol

Mar 10, 2020

High cholesterol levels can lead to cardiovascular disease, so it’s important to keep your levels low. What you eat can have a big impact on those numbers. But what should (and shouldn’t) you be eating to lower your cholesterol? Nutrition specialist Sharee Thompson shares the steps you should take to lower your LDL and start living a healthier life.

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New Focused Ultrasound Treatment to Eliminate Essential Tremor

Mar 10, 2020

Essential tremor is a debilitating neurological disorder that can make daily life difficult. Treatments typically include medications with severe side effects or open skull brain surgery. But a new technology allows surgeons to treat the condition without making a single incision. Dr. Matthew Alexander and Dr. John Rolston from University of Utah Health Clinical Neurosciences Center explain how focused ultrasound works and what it could mean for the future of medicine.

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