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  • Spot the Signs of Heat Exhaustion

    July 10, 2015

    Summer is here, and with it record-breaking heat. Scott McIntosh, M.D., an emergency room physician at University of Utah Health Care, discusses symptoms and treatment for heat exhaustion.... Read more

  • Health Care at Your Doorstep

    July 10, 2015

    Being a parent is a full-time job. Even on the good days, it seems like you’re always two steps behind. Here at University of Utah Health Care’s South Jordan Health Center, we’re making it easier on you. Here’s how.... Read more

  • Bandaging Basics

    June 30, 2015

    Children are prone to tumbles, cuts and scrapes, especially during the summer. Here is a step-by-step guide to properly bandage a minor wound.... Read more

  • Is It Safe to Drink from a Garden Hose?

    June 29, 2015

    When kids are playing outside or you’re working in the yard this summer, it might be tempting to sneak a sip of water from the garden hose. But here's what you might be drinking.... Read more

  • How to Stay Safe at Pools This Summer

    June 24, 2015

    Cryptosporidium is the leading cause of waterborne disease in people in the U.S. It is resistant to chlorine, but you can take these steps to protect your family at pools this summer.... Read more

  • Take a Road Trip to Wellness

    June 23, 2015

    Are you taking a family road trip this summer? Here are six ways to make this year’s trip healthier than the last. ... Read more

  • How Safe is DEET?

    June 16, 2015

    DEET, the active ingredient in many insect repellents, works effectively to ward off pesky mosquitoes and problematic ticks. But many are wary of this chemical’s effect on people. Here, learn the pros, cons and risks of DEET.... Read more

  • 4 Ways to Reduce Allergens at Home

    June 05, 2015

    Spring is in the air, but for many seasonal allergy sufferers, budding flowers and trees are not welcome sights. Here are four ways to reduce allergens at home. ... Read more

  • Is It a Cold … or Allergies?

    June 03, 2015

    You’re coughing and sneezing and your nose is runny. Should you reach for cold medicine or could it be allergies? Here are symptoms of each, so you can help tell them apart.... Read more

  • Tricks to Eating Better When Eating Out

    June 01, 2015

    If you aren’t careful, dining out can wreck your waistline. Here are some tips and tricks to eating better when dining out. ... Read more

  • Are You a Mosquito Magnet? Science May Finally Explain Why

    May 06, 2015

    If it seems like mosquitoes prefer snacking on you than on other people, you might want to read this.... Read more

  • 4 Causes of Constipation

    May 05, 2015

    It’s not something we like to talk about, but constipation happens—to some people more than others. Here are four of the top causes for constipation and tips for preventing it:... Read more

  • Junk Food: A Not-So-Pretty Perspective

    April 30, 2015

    You sat down to eat a few bites of ice cream and before you knew it, the whole pint was gone. Do you think a little extra exercise will negate what you ate? Think again. ... Read more

  • Why do I bruise so easily?

    April 30, 2015

    Have you ever found a bruise on your body and wondered how it got there? Here, we share reasons some people may bruise more easily than others. ... Read more

  • How well do hand sanitizers really work?

    April 27, 2015

    We all know how important it is to wash our hands before and after handling food and using the restroom. But how effective is hand sanitizer? Is it just as good as soap and water?... Read more

  • Pack Essentials for Day Hikers

    April 22, 2015

    Even if you're hiking close to home, the adventure could take an unexpected turn. Make sure you take these items with you. ... Read more

  • What Your Shoes Bring Home

    April 20, 2015

    As parents, we do our best to protect our kids against the spread of germs and disease. But when family members or friends wear their shoes indoors, they may be tracking in more than dirt. ... Read more

  • How to Spring-Clean for Better Health

    April 01, 2015

    Spring is in the air. It’s a time for new beginnings and also the perfect time to give your home a thorough spring-cleaning. Use this checklist to reduce allergens and germs, and keep your family healthy at home.... Read more

  • Concussion Cautions

    March 26, 2015

    Concussions are the most common type of brain injury. They can happen to anyone, and many go untreated. Here are common symptoms and tips for recovery.... Read more

  • Track Your Sleep for Better ZZZs

    March 17, 2015

    Do you have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep? Does sleep affect your mood? Use this tracker to monitor your sleep. Discuss the results with your doctor. ... Read more

  • 4 Surprising Home Remedies

    March 05, 2015

    What’s a good home remedy that will heal a wart? Or cure a cold sore, calm a sunburn or reduce foot odor? Find out here.... Read more

  • Fitness Through Housework

    March 05, 2015

    Find out how many calories you burn doing three different household chores, and how you can bump up the intensity level for each.... Read more

  • How a Common Drug Could Harm You

    February 23, 2015

    Acetaminophen is the most common drug in America, found in 600-plus medications. If taken correctly, it’s generally safe and effective. But people mistakenly overdose on the product, which can lead to liver failure.... Read more

  • 4 Home Remedies to Soothe a Sore Throat

    February 19, 2015

    If you wake up with scratchy, dry and irritated throat, here are four things you can try to help it feel better. ... Read more

  • Do You Have the Winter Blues?

    February 16, 2015

    Seasonal affective disorder affects more than 500,000 Americans, including many Utahns. Learns the symptoms and possible treatment options. ... Read more

  • 5 Germy Items You Probably Don’t Clean

    February 02, 2015

    When you think of areas at home that harbor germs, the bathroom might be top of mind. But here are five items at home that have more germs than your average toilet. ... Read more

  • Outdoor Fun at Your Doorstep: Winter Edition

    January 20, 2015

    It’s a winter wonderland, so bundle up and head outdoors to enjoy it. Here are eight fun, fat-burning activities within a 30-minute drive of Salt Lake City.... Read more

  • How to Dress for Success on the Slopes

    January 13, 2015

    Before you head to one of Utah's finest ski resorts, make sure you're dressed for success. Here's what you need to know before you go.... Read more

  • How to Prep for Powder

    January 13, 2015

    Ready to hit one of Utah's 15 ski resorts? Here's what you need to know to stay safe on the slopes.... Read more

  • What Driving Habit Is Deadliest?

    December 23, 2014

    You hear a lot about distracted driving these days. But driving drunk is still one of the most dangerous choices anyone can make behind the wheel. Here are the best ways to protect your family and yourself.... Read more

  • The Truth About 4 Holiday Myths

    December 23, 2014

    You’re sure to hear a lot of good stories around the holidays. But as you know: Not everything you hear this time of year is true. Here is the truth about four holiday myths.... Read more

  • Top 10 Ways to Prevent Colds and the Flu

    December 23, 2014

    If you’re like most people, you’re too busy to get sick. So it’s important to take every measure to stay well and protect your body from illnesses. Here's how.... Read more

  • 4 Sunless Sources for Vitamin D

    December 18, 2014

    Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that helps your body absorb calcium and strengthen your bones. Here's a list of four sources (not including the sun) that provide vitamin D. ... Read more

  • How Long Is It Safe to Eat Leftovers?

    November 30, 2014

    If you're still savoring leftovers from last week's Thanksgiving dinner, you might be putting yourself in danger. Find out how long leftovers keep.... Read more

  • 4 Tricks to a Thinner Thanksgiving

    November 24, 2014

    For most, Thanksgiving is a day of overindulgence. But here are some tricks that will help you enjoy the day without gaining weight.... Read more

  • Turkey Bowl Touchdown

    November 23, 2014

    There's no better way to burn off Thanksgiving dinner than to participate in a Turkey Bowl, a fun football game for family and friends. Here's how you can have a healthy and safe game this year: ... Read more

  • Tracking Your Family's Health Could Save Your Life

    November 21, 2014

    The more proactive you are about collecting your personal and family health history, the better the medical community can protect your health. This downloadable tracker will help you get started.... Read more

  • How Many Calories Do Americans Consume on Thanksgiving?

    November 19, 2014

    It's a staggering number, but here are a few tips to keep your waistline in check. ... Read more

  • Caution: Carbon Monoxide at Home

    November 17, 2014

    Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless and tasteless gas, and it is a leading cause of accidental deaths in the U.S. This checklist will help you protect your family.... Read more

  • The Truth About Vitamins

    November 17, 2014

    Nearly half the U.S. population takes vitamins, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But do we really need to take vitamins, and are we taking the right ones? Hear from an expert.... Read more

  • Your Home May Increase Your Risk for Cancer

    November 13, 2014

    Every year in the U.S., 16,000 to 24,000 nonsmokers die from lung cancer. The leading cause: Exposure to radon gas. See why it's a growing concern in Utah.... Read more

  • Did You Know That Only 5% of People Wash Their Hands Correctly?

    September 21, 2014

    Make sure you're one of them. Review proper hand-washing techniques to prevent disease and illness. ... Read more

  • Essentials for Traveling Abroad

    June 24, 2014

    Planning a trip abroad? First plan a visit to University of Utah Health Care's International Travel Clinic. Sankar Swaminathan, M.D., explains when you need to get your immunizations and how to reduce your odds of getting sick during and after your trip.... Read more

  • How to Stock Your First Aid Kit

    June 05, 2014

    Be prepared for scrapes, bites, stings and sprains this summer with a well-stocked first aid kit. Troy Madsen, M.D., reviews what your kit should contain to prepare for common outdoor injuries.... Read more

  • How to Reduce Your Risk of Campfire Injuries

    June 03, 2014

    Summer is a great time of year to head to the Wasatch Mountains for a weekend camping trip. And while it¿s fun to roast marshmallows over the campfire, it¿s also a place where many injuries occur. Brad Wiggins, R.N., explains how to keep your family safe.... Read more

  • Reduce Your Risk: Caution: Picnic Food Ahead

    May 21, 2014

    Warmer weather is a great time for picnics and BBQs, but it's also the time when you're most at risk for food poisoning. Here are some ways to reduce your risk. ... Read more

  • How to Make Grilled Foods Safer

    May 20, 2014

    Cooking meats at high temperatures creates chemicals that increase cancer risk in animals and possibly in humans. Rather than hanging up your briquettes, here is how to grill in good health.... Read more

  • Trail Safety Tips

    May 19, 2014

    It is the perfect time of year to get outside and enjoy all the great hiking trails that Utah has to offer, but make sure your adventure doesn¿t end in the emergency room. Here are the five most common trail injuries, and what hikers can do to avoid them.... Read more

  • Fun in 30 Minutes or Less

    May 13, 2014

    Here are seven fun, fat-burning activities within a 30-minute drive of Salt Lake City. See how your favorite activity stacks up, and pick a new one to try this week! ... Read more

  • Spreading a Message of Health

    May 13, 2014

    On May 10, 2014 the University of Utah Health Care marketing team had a presence all over the valley spreading a message of health. It was a great day to get out and be seen.... Read more

  • How Much Sugar Do You Drink?

    May 08, 2014

    About half of people in the U.S. age 2 and older consume sugar drinks daily, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Find out how much sugar lurks in your favorite drinks.... Read more

  • Stefanie Mathewson - My Living Donor Story

    April 25, 2014

    Stefanie tells her story on why she chose to help others and become a donor.... Read more

  • Denise Hunter - My Living Donor Story

    April 25, 2014

    Denise tells how she came to the decision to become a living kidney donor and how she hopes more will consider living kidney donation.... Read more

  • Sharing Your Wishes

    April 25, 2014

    Talking about advance healthcare directives is an important step that gives peace of mind.... Read more

  • A Bumpy Bedtime: Is it Serious?

    April 25, 2014

    You thought getting them to sleep when they were babies was tough. But as they grow, new concerns surface.... Read more

  • Hail to Kale!

    April 11, 2014

    Did you know kale is one of the healthiest foods in the world? Check out some of these delicious recipes.... Read more

  • Health at Home: Choose This Snack, Not That

    April 07, 2014

    Here are some healthy alternatives to vending machine snacks.... Read more

  • Health at Home: Get Up and Move

    April 02, 2014

    How can parents help get kids involved in physical activities?... Read more

  • Health at Home: Choose This Drink, Not That

    March 31, 2014

    Dr. Rick Henriksen shows a healthy alternative to the sugary smoothies we all like to drink. ... Read more

  • 10 Easy Pieces: Family Health Strategies

    March 21, 2014

    10 easy strategies a family can implement right now to be healthier.... Read more

  • Fast and Fresh Recipes: Foods That Fight Fat

    March 13, 2014

    Want to rev up your metabolism? Choose from these breakfast recipes to possibly kick it into higher gear.... Read more

  • Green Is Good: 4 Fantastic Foods

    March 11, 2014

    St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner. This year, skip the corned beef, lime-green mashed potatoes and clover-shaped cookies. Replace your meal with these natural greens that have surprising health benefits. ... Read more

  • Bully, Be Gone!

    March 11, 2014

    There's no magic bullet for warding off bullies. But thanks to a newfound sense of awareness and concern, families are taking a stand and working together to end bullying. Ready to join the movement?... Read more

  • Elisa Anguiano - My Donor Story

    March 10, 2014

    There is something so wonderful about the fact that you can save the lives of multiple people by simply being an organ donor.... Read more

  • Kitchen Culprits: Prevent Food-Borne Illness

    March 06, 2014

    You wouldn't chop your veggies in a bathroom, but your kitchen cutting board may host 200 times more bacteria than your toilet seat. Here are seven tips for cooking with confidence.... Read more

  • Snowblower Safety Tips

    February 27, 2014

    Clearing snow off your porch, driveway or sidewalk is easier with a snowblower; however, more than 5,700 people go to emergency rooms each year because of snowblower-related injuries. Here's how to steer clear of the ER this winter.... Read more

  • What Questions Do YOU Have About Heart Health?

    February 26, 2014

    VIDEO: The UUHC team hit the streets at City Creek Center on Valentine's Day to see how much shoppers know about heart health.... Read more

  • Guilt-Free Valentine's Treats

    February 13, 2014

    Valentine's Day doesn't have to be a diet-buster. Indulge with these recipes even the kids will love!... Read more

  • The Dinner Doc: Love Your Heart

    February 13, 2014

    This Valentine's Day, treat your heart right by adding these three doctor-approved foods to your plate.... Read more

  • Kid Pleasing Recipes

    January 28, 2014

    Three recipes for the busy parents who want to build balanced and nutritious meals ... Read more

  • Teach Your Kids About Germs

    January 15, 2014

    Cindy Gellner a Pediatrician at University Health Care gives parents some useful tips for teaching kids how to stop the spread of germs this flu season.... Read more

  • How to Protect Your Family During Salt Lake City's Winter Inversion

    December 06, 2013

    In winter, Salt Lake County's geography and weather combine to trap a layer of cold, polluted air below a lid of warm air. This reversal of normal weather patterns is known as an inversion, and can seriously threaten our health. Here's how to protect your family during this time.... Read more

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