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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.

Feb 25, 2021

COVID-19 and Mammogram Breast Cancer Screening: What You Should Know

Getting vaccinated for COVID-19 is a big step toward protecting yourself, your family, and your friends from the virus that causes this potentially deadly disease. But as well as the vaccine works, we still have a long way to go before we can shop, socialize, and travel without using face masks and practicing social distancing. Here are a few reasons why.

Feb 28, 2020

Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

The heart—that powerful muscle pumping life into every system in our bodies, including itself—deserves a lot of care and attention. Women are often less likely to pay attention to hear health, delaying needed exams and treatment.

Feb 18, 2020

Facts About Estrogen

There's a lot of conflicting information out there about this vital hormone.

Nov 07, 2019

If Mom Smokes Marijuana, Does the Baby Too?

Moms and moms-to-be want what’s best for their babies. To give them the best start in life they sacrifice their bodies—and their sleep—and give up a number of things. Sushi and alcohol are both on the list of things to avoid. So too, is marijuana.

Nov 04, 2019

How Does IVF Work?

IVF is most commonly used when a couple cannot conceive on their own. There are five main steps to in vitro fertilization including ovary stimulation, egg retrieval, sperm retrieval, egg fertilization, and embryo transfer. Learn more about the process.

Sep 24, 2019

Understanding PCOS

How we view PCOS is changing every day.

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Should I Talk to My Teen if I’m Worried That They’re Depressed?

Mar 5, 2021

If you suspect that your teenager may be suffering from depression, could talking to them about it make them feel worse? According to Dr. Thomas Conover, as a parent of a teen, communication is key and you should be able to ask your child about how they’re feeling. He explains strategies to talk to your teen about their mental health and how to identify when you should seek professional help.

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Seemingly Minor Sports Injuries You Should Have Examined

Mar 5, 2021

For many athletes, a little pain comes with the territory. But sometimes, that seemingly minor injury could actually be a sign of something significantly more serious. Athletic trainer Travis Nolan explains what types of injuries you can ice and rest, and which should be seen by a professional.

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Does Wave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction Work?

Mar 5, 2021

Wave therapy is a non-invasive procedure that has been shown to improve certain types of erectile dysfunction. However, not all wave therapy machines are equal. Dr. John Smith explains how the use of waves can help stimulate tissue and shares the questions you should ask to ensure that you are getting the very best treatment.

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Pioneering the Future: Inspired by Nature

Mar 3, 2021

Inspiration can come from many places—and that’s certainly true for U of U Health scientists following nature’s lead as they create new ways to treat and prevent disease. Seeking better medicines, they look to exotic marine animals, infectious pathogens, and our own immune systems. With chemical precision, they can improve the compounds they find in nature or design better ones, optimizing their function as potential drugs. Their creativity and persistence are not only uncovering prospective therapies for cancer and infectious disease—they are also expanding the ways scientists think about discovering and developing new drugs.

In this episode, host Kyle Wheeler interviews Margo Haygood, PhD and Eric Schmidt, PhD.

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