August 2015

Most Recent Posts

  • New Hope for Women With PCOS

    Aug 31, 2015

    It is a condition that affects an estimated one in 10 women of reproductive age in the United States. However, little is known about the causes and proper diagnosis of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). However, that could be changing as researchers begin to understand possible genetic links to PCOS. ... Read more

  • Too Much Water? It's Possible, and a Problem

    Aug 27, 2015

    It’s something you hear at every sports practice, from peewee soccer to the high school football field: drink lots of water. While it’s good advice, it may be a bit misguided. ... Read more

  • We Are a Nation in Pain: 4 Ideas for Good “Pain Health”

    Aug 25, 2015

    One in 10 adult Americans suffer from constant chronic pain. What can you do about it? Read these four ideas on managing your "pain health."... Read more

  • Beware of the Backpack

    Aug 24, 2015

    If your child's backpack contains a small library, consider this: More than 7,300 kids are treated for backpack-related injuries annually. Learn how much weight is too much to carry and tips for lightening the load.... Read more

  • A Link Between Citrus and Skin Cancer?

    Aug 24, 2015

    Citrus fruits are touted for their health benefits, but could consuming too much actually put you at a higher risk for certain types of cancer? ... Read more

  • Blinded By a Flash? No, But Other Hazards Exist for Kids' Eyes

    Aug 24, 2015

    Every now and then, we hear a false alarm about children’s eye safety. It happened recently in China, when a major newspaper claimed a three-month-old infant had been blinded by a flashbulb. ... Read more

  • Jimmy Carter's Cancer Diagnosis: What We Know

    Aug 20, 2015

    Former President Jimmy Carter recently announced that he was diagnosed with cancer; today he publicized he is suffering from melanoma. ... Read more

  • Safety Checklist for Summer Pregnancies

    Aug 14, 2015

    Summer is here, and that means picnics and pool parties. But is it safe to use sunscreen and bug spray if you're pregnant? Should expectant moms take extra precautions at picnics? Jessica Pittman, M.D., an Ob-Gyn at University of Utah Health Care, explains.... Read more

  • How to Prevent and Treat Mosquito and Tick Bites

    Aug 14, 2015

    Insects are a part of nature but don't let them ruin your weekend! Learn how to prevent and treat bites from two pesky culprits. ... Read more

  • Pool Chemicals Send Thousands to ER Each Summer

    Aug 14, 2015

    Open chlorine containers and other swimming pool chemicals safely to avoid injuries such as burns and respiratory problems. ... Read more

  • Managing Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) With Diet

    Aug 13, 2015

    Do digestion problems have you writhing in pain after most meals? It's possible you have irritable bowel syndrome or IBS. Consider these diet hacks to help manage the symptoms.... Read more

  • How Pretzels and Q-tips Can Help Your Kid Master Handwriting

    Aug 11, 2015

    First- and second-graders met weekly this summer at the University of Utah Health Care Occupational Therapy Life Skills Clinic to improve their handwriting prowess at the clinic’s annual Rocking Handwriters summer group. ... Read more

  • A Problem With Pacifiers?

    Aug 11, 2015

    Every parent has an opinion on pacifiers – and many don’t keep them to themselves. ... Read more

  • Is Your Child Dehydrated?

    Aug 11, 2015

    Kids have different symptoms when it comes to dehydration. ... Read more

  • Miscarriage and Misconceptions

    Aug 11, 2015

    Miscarriage previously was the subject of whispered conversations. However, it may now be going mainstream. ... Read more

  • Your Emergency Care Guide

    Aug 07, 2015

    When an emergency strikes, should you go to primary care, urgent care or the emergency room? Download this checklist to use as a guide for common situations.... Read more

  • 8 Ways to Prevent Heartburn

    Aug 06, 2015

    These lifestyle and diet changes can help keep heartburn in check.... Read more

  • Oodles of Zoodles

    Aug 05, 2015

    Is your kitchen overrun with zucchini? If it isn’t yet, it will be soon as summer gardens reach their peak. Even if you don’t have a green thumb chances are you know someone trying to give the squash away. There are lots of ways to cook it: sauté, bake, or broil. Or, you try out one of the newest food trends – zoodles. ... Read more

  • When Picky Eating is a Problem

    Aug 04, 2015

    They are a problem for parents everywhere: children who just won’t eat. Or, if they do eat, they only eat a limited number of foods, only at certain times. For some it is bad enough that every meal becomes a battle for bites, and new research says severe food aversions may be a sign of more significant problems like anxiety, depression, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. ... Read more

  • Train Your Voice

    Aug 03, 2015

    Singing for a living is not easy specifically for your vocal folds. Many singers, like Sam Smith, Adele and Meghan Trainor have had to take time off and delay their tours because of strain and overuse of their vocal folds, which some call the “vocal-cord crisis.”... Read more