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Aug 05, 2021

COVID-19 y el embarazo: Mitos y realidades

La información errónea y perjudicial sobre el COVID-19 está impidiendo que la gente se vacune y de esta forma ayude a detener la transmisión del virus. Las doctoras de U of U Health ofrecen información sobre el embarazo, el COVID-19 y las vacunas.

Aug 05, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy: Myths and Facts

Damaging misinformation about COVID-19 is preventing people from getting vaccinated and ultimately helping stop transmission of the virus. Experts at University of Utah Health provides factual information surrounding pregnancy, COVID-19, and vaccines.

May 07, 2021

¿Le conviene la atención virtual o presencial?

La pandemia de COVID-19 ha creado mucha incertidumbre sobre el bienestar y la seguridad de nuestras comunidades. University of Utah Health anima a los pacientes que debido a los riesgos del COVID-19 están ansiosos por buscar atención médica para no retrasar su visita al doctor, lo que podría empeorar las cosas en el futuro. En U of U Health, los pacientes tienen la opción de ser atendidos por un médico en persona o virtualmente.

Apr 28, 2021

Is Virtual or In-Person Care Right for You?

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a lot of uncertainty about the wellness and safety of our communities. University of Utah Health encourages patients who are anxious about seeking care because of COVID-19 risks to not delay a doctor’s visit, which could ultimately make things worse in the future. At U of U Health, patients have the option to be seen by a physician in person or virtually.

Apr 05, 2021

Pregnant in a Pandemic

Pregnancy has its own unique challenges. Throw in a COVID-19 pandemic and the situation becomes more complicated. With little information available about how coronavirus impacts pregnant and lactating women, it’s important to rely on health care professionals for advice.

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.

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S5E4: Lina - Strength from Community

Nov 19, 2021

There's a skewed mindset that we need to give 100% all the time. But there's strength in admitting you're not at full capacity—even momentarily—and a break is needed. That's when community matters. Concluding the comeback of our IDENTITY SERIES—a three-parter exploring who we are as human beings—in S5E4, Lina talks to Noor Mashal about the strengths and struggles of their shared identity as Palestinians, and how the Israel–Palestine conflict impacts their personal and professional lives in medicine.

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Sideshow: How Prepared is Your Car for Winter Survival?

Nov 17, 2021

Winter driving can be dangerous—especially in the isolated highways in the western states. If you were to break down in the middle of nowhere in freezing temperatures, could you survive? Mountain medicine specialist, Dr. Graham BZ shares what he has in his trunk to keep safe and warm in the worst case scenario.

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S5E3: Mariam - Living Beyond Assimilation

Nov 12, 2021

Living as a minority in America, there can be pressures to conform and fit in with the majority. Continuing our IDENTITY SERIES—a three-parter exploring who we are as human beings—in S5E3, Mariam and Harjit talk about the complexities of being first-generation/immigrants in America, and how assimilation has impacted their experiences in both their personal and professional lives.

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How Do I Know if My Child Has Craniosynostosis?

Nov 10, 2021

A condition that causes a newborn’s skull to be misshapen, craniosynostosis occurs in about 1 in 2,000 births—and it should be treated. Plastic surgeon Dr. Faizi Siddiqi and neurosurgeon Dr. John R. Kestle discuss how to identify the condition, how it’s treated, and why it’s so important for your infant to have the procedure sooner rather than later.

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