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Handling Urinary Leakage

April 23, 2018

For some women, leaks happen. ... Read more

Is the Keto Diet the Secret Sauce to Weight Loss or Just Another Diet Fad?

March 13, 2018

The goal of this low-carb, high-fat diet is to help the body reach the body’s metabolic state called ketosis. ... Read more

What's Going on Down There? Hernias 101

February 22, 2018

Hernias occur more often than you may think. Having a better understanding of this condition and the repercussions of a hernia will shed light on this sometimes painful and surprisingly prevalent condition. ... Read more

Super Bowl LII: Your Guide to Avoiding a Heart Attack While Enjoying the Biggest Football Game of the Year

January 30, 2018

Did you know your risk of having a heart attack increases around the time of the Super Bowl? ... Read more

What You Need to Know About Glaucoma

January 22, 2018

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. ... Read more

University Hospital Earns CMS’s 5-Star Rating for Overall Quality

January 04, 2018

University Hospital has earned the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 5-Star rating for overall quality... Read more

Is That Morning “Eye Gunk” Normal?

January 03, 2018

Sleep in your eyes, sleep crust, sand, eye gunk—whatever you call it, we all get it—that crusty stuff in the corners of your eyes when you wake up in the morning. ... Read more

Avoiding an Eating Disorder Relapse During the Holidays

December 04, 2017

While difficult to navigate at the best of times, these disorders are an even heavier burden during the holiday season, a time that should be enjoyed, not endured. ... Read more

Moran Physicians Give the Gift of Sight this Holiday

December 02, 2017

What's it like to come out of blindness, seeing your grandchild's smile for the first time? Share the moment with Mary Reid, one of 19 uninsured Utahns in need who received the gift of sight during the John A. Moran Eye Center's Dec. 2 Operation Sight Day.... Read more

New David W. Bernolfo Global Vision Center Extends Moran’s Global Reach

November 27, 2017

The David W. Bernolfo Global Vision Center is providing the Johh A. Moran Eye Center’s outreach team with vital spaces and state-of-the-art equipment to improve eye care and education worldwide.... Read more

Thanksgiving by the Numbers

November 15, 2017

How many calories will you eat on Thanksgiving? ... Read more

Migraine Mayhem

November 15, 2017

Migraines are very different from headaches. ... Read more

Why So Many Utah Men Have Melanoma

October 13, 2017

Utah has had the nation's greatest incidence of melanoma from 2010 to 2014, the last year for which data is available. Its rates of melanoma have more than doubled in the past 17 years, from 20 to 42 cases for every 100,000 people, according to the Utah Department of Health and the Utah Cancer Registry.... Read more

5 Vision Myths Debunked

September 26, 2017

What is fact and what is fiction? ... Read more

Could a Low Sperm Count Mean More than Fertility Problems?

August 09, 2017

While decreased fertility is the first health concern people may associate with dropping sperm counts, it is not the only one. ... Read more

"Lost" Contact Lenses: A Cautionary Tale

July 17, 2017

Reports of doctors removing 27 disposable contact lenses from a 67-year-old British woman’s eye hit the news over the weekend. ... Read more

Should You Use Drops to Whiten Your Eyes?

June 07, 2017

John A. Moran Eye Center ophthalmologist, Amy Lin, MD, doesn’t think whitening drops are such a great thing, at least not all the time.... Read more

You Will Pay for Distracted Driving

April 24, 2017

The Trauma team at University of Utah Health is teaming up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to reach all drivers with an important warning: U Drive, U Text, U Pay. ... Read more

Do You Need a Prostate Cancer Screening?

April 12, 2017

Some say yes, and some say no. Why the differing opinions? ... Read more

Buzzed Driving is Bad Luck

March 17, 2017

We want you to be safe while celebrating this St. Patrick’s Day holiday. Keep the roads safe this holiday, and please don’t drink and drive. ... Read more

University of Utah Organ Transplant Patients Enjoy Some of Best Outcomes in Country, Data Shows

January 25, 2017

Nationally, the U ranks No. 5 among liver transplant programs and No. 8 among kidney transplant programs in surprise rankings... Read more

Yoga Benefits for Men

January 25, 2017

Yoga may not be the first exercise men think of doing it. However, they should consider it. ... Read more

Headphones and Your Hearing

January 12, 2017

As we fill our lives with an increasing number of devices that play music, stream video, and facilitate communication we are spending more time with headphones firmly on our ears – and this may not be a good thing.... Read more

Pitfalls of Holiday Parties

December 19, 2016

Some of the most common injuries, accidents and medical problems that can arise during the holiday season:... Read more

Retinal Detachment Sidelines Vikings Coach

December 14, 2016

Could it happen to you? ... Read more

Why Do We Have Bones?

November 29, 2016

What do you really know about bones? ... Read more

UUHC named an Anticoagulation Center of Excellence

October 26, 2016

The University of Utah Health Care Thrombosis Service has been named an Anticoagulation Center of Excellence after passing the Anticoagulation Forum’s assessment program. ... Read more

Stay Safe on Halloween

October 21, 2016

By being safe on a dark night, your kiddos will be happier and will possibly get more candy. ... Read more

Your First Pregnancy Appointment

October 04, 2016

What to expect... Read more

Kidney Stones and Roller Coasters

September 29, 2016

Kidney stones are a painful condition that affects more than 300,000 Americans a year. Now a new study suggests a fun day at the amusement park may help relieve them. ... Read more

U. Doctors Demonstrate New Laparoscopic Device in Mongolia in Front of Live Worldwide Audience

September 27, 2016

Tuesday in Töv Province, Mongolia, physicians from the University of Utah Center for Global Surgery will use a medical device invented on campus to perform surgery in front of a global classroom of students tuning in from potentially more than 50 countries via GIBLIB at 6 p.m. MT. ... Read more

The Rise of Fentanyl Deaths

August 29, 2016

As the opioid epidemic grows so does the spread of fentanyl. A new report in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report shows the number of drug products testing positive for fentanyl rose 426% between 2013 and 2014 nationwide. ... Read more

Money and Your Health

August 25, 2016

How much do you worry about money? ... Read more

5 Back-to-School Health Concerns

August 23, 2016

Whether you’re bittersweet or blissful now that the kids are back in class, you probably share a few typical concerns with every other parent.... Read more

Home, Dangerous Home?

July 21, 2016

Most of us think of home as a place to relax and put our feet up—a safe and comfortable cocoon where the thought of a potential eye injury may never even cross our minds. ... Read more

NIH Funds Zika Virus Study Involving U.S. Olympic Team

July 05, 2016

Researchers will monitor potential infections among group of U.S. athletes traveling to Brazil... Read more

Banned Blood: Why Not Everyone Can Donate

June 14, 2016

It’s World Blood Donor Day, yet not everybody can donate blood. ... Read more

Is It Cancer?

June 10, 2016

Cancer isn't always visible. ... Read more

My Child has Pink Eye! Should I Call a Doctor?

June 08, 2016

Pink eye is when one or both eyes look pink or red and may have a discharge. They may burn or itch or just feel really irritated. Sometimes the affected eye’s lashes get “crusty.” ... Read more

Don't Fall Victim to "Trauma Season"

May 26, 2016

Summer is rapidly approaching. Soon, kids will be out of school, barbecues will sizzle, and temperatures will climb. In health care, we refer to summer as “trauma season.” ... Read more

RedMed Clinic Taking Appointments

May 11, 2016

New University of Utah Employee Health Clinic Opens on Campus... Read more

Infants Much Less Likely to Get the Flu if Their Moms Are Vaccinated During Pregnancy

May 03, 2016

‘A Public Health Priority’ to get more pregnant women immunized, researches say... Read more

Melanoma Monday: What You Need to Know

May 02, 2016

The first Monday in May every year is known as Melanoma Monday – a day to spread awareness of the deadliest form of skin cancer. ... Read more

Contact Lens Wearers: Stay in Contact with your Eye Care Professional

April 08, 2016

Like regular eyeglasses, contact lenses can correct near or farsightedness and astigmatism, but, unlike regular glasses, they are actually medical devices that sit directly on your eye. ... Read more

The Fight Against Sepsis

March 30, 2016

Oscar winning actress Patty Duke lived an uncommon life. However, her death was caused by an all too common cause: sepsis. ... Read more

What is Meldonium?

March 08, 2016

Star tennis player Maria Sharapova is facing backlash – and losing endorsement deals – after revealing that she failed a drug test at this year’s Australian Open. ... Read more

Treating Winter Rosacea

January 05, 2016

Winter is a rough time for people with rosacea. The roughly 14 million sufferers in the U.S. brace for redness and bumps to appear on their skin during the cold and blustery weather. ... Read more

International Study Reveals New Genetic Clues to Age-Related Macular Degeneration

December 28, 2015

NIH-funded research provides framework for future studies of AMD biology, therapy... Read more

Keep an Eye on Your Makeup Routine

December 07, 2015

Go for the glam, but keep it clean. ... Read more

Rethinking Antibiotics to Treat Acne

November 06, 2015

Having acne means wearing your insecurities out in the open for everyone to see. Whether you are a teenager trying to make it through adolescence or an adult still struggling with their skin there may be a chance you aren’t receiving the remedy you need for your skin problem. ... Read more

Hodgkin's Lymphoma: Patient Age Matters

October 27, 2015

Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is considered to be a very curable and treatable form of cancer. That’s why it was shocking when it was announced Minnesota Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders passed away after battling the illness since earlier this summer. ... Read more

Technology to Crowdsource Complex Triggers of Pediatric Asthma

September 28, 2015

A team of University of Utah researchers has received a $5.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering to develop an informatics platform that will make it possible to crowdsource scientific data and, eventually, pinpoint the cause of a child’s asthma.... Read more

A Link Between Citrus and Skin Cancer?

August 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

Kids’ Eyeglasses: Fit is Everything

July 27, 2015

The stakes are incredibly high in the world of kids’ vision. Whether they have special needs or simply require a slight correction, their vision is constantly developing, so the wrong prescription or “slightly off” fit can actually cause further complications. ... Read more

Don't Fall in the Summer

June 24, 2015

When thinking of falls, many of us tend to think of slipping or falling on the ice or snow. Well, that is not entirely true. Last year, the University of Utah Health Care Trauma Services treated more than 300 patients that fell at home during the months of May through September. Many of the documented falls occurred while doing some form of activity such as walking or hiking. ... Read more

Can Your Eyes Get Sunburned?

June 22, 2015

We all know the sun can do a real number on unprotected skin. UV radiation can cause sunburns that actually change our DNA and put us at risk for skin cancer. But did you know that your eyes can get sunburned, too? The fact is, they are every bit as vulnerable as skin. ... Read more

Melanoma: Keep Your Enemy Close

June 12, 2015

Melissa was just 29 when she faced a diagnosis that would change her life. ... Read more

Colon Cancer: Know Your Risk

March 23, 2015

For those who are diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer (CRC), ask the surgeon or gastroenterologist to have the colon tumor tested for Lynch syndrome as well. ... Read more

Ensign College of Public Health, backed by the U, opens in Ghana

March 17, 2015

The University of Utah already has a foothold in Asia with its South Korea campus —and now is taking its first steps toward establishing itself in Africa. ... Read more

Concerns About ERCP Scopes

February 21, 2015

The FDA released a warning this week about possible contamination risks involved with specialized endoscopes after seven people became infected with an antibiotic resistant bacteria after undergoing procedures at a California hospital. ... Read more

Measles and the Vaccination Debate

February 04, 2015

There is an outbreak of measles in the United States, and along with it, a renewed debate over mandatory vaccines for preventable diseases. President Obama, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and too many pundits to list have all weighed in. All claim they are simply trying to protect children, and support the parents who love them. What is just rhetoric though, and what are the facts? ... Read more

Careful Who You Kiss Under the Mistletoe

December 17, 2014

If you happen to catch yourself under a mistletoe this Christmas, make sure you think twice about who you kiss. Butterflies aren’t the only thing you might take with you after that kiss. ... Read more

Did You Know 30% of College Students Suffer from Depression?

October 02, 2014

College is a time for change. For some students, tough transitions may trigger or unmask depression. Be on the lookout for these signs and symptoms.... Read more

Mini Medical School

August 15, 2014

University of Utah hosts inaugural Project Medical Education event to showcase complex process of medical education.... Read more

A Dangerous Challenge

July 31, 2014

The fire challenge is being undertaken by young people all across America. It could be deadly. ... Read more

Mind Over Bladder: Stress and Incontinence

June 26, 2014

Relaxing the mind may be powerful when it comes to reducing bladder urge issues, according to a new study completed at the University of Utah. ... Read more

Keep Your Mouth Shut: The Danger of Human Bites

June 24, 2014

It was the bite seen round the world. During today's World Cup match, Uruguay's Luis Suarez bit Italy's Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder during game play. ... Read more

Whooping Cough: Miserable and Potentially Fatal

June 18, 2014

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate¿ there is no question. Vaccinate. ... Read more

Melanoma Monday

May 05, 2014

It kills, on average, one American every hour. But Melanoma does not have to be fatal. If caught early the skin cancer is highly treatable.... Read more

Making History: Women and Stroke

February 11, 2014

AHA/ASA's new stroke prevention guidelines mark first time stroke prevention guidelines have been released specifically for women.... Read more

Defining diversity beyond race: A discussion of diversity in medical education

November 04, 2013

Dean Y. Li, M.D., chief scientific officer and vice dean of research at University of Utah Health Sciences interviews Sidra Qureshi, a fourth-year medical student at Texas A&M Medical Center. Sidra believes that medicine can - and should - take a leading role in promoting diversity and expanding the definition of diversity in healthcare. Broadening our definition, Sidra says, will increase trust in the healthcare system, improve patient care, and potentially reduce waste and errors. ... Read more

Hot Water Can Burn Like Fire

February 08, 2013

Staff in the Burn Center at University Hospital have seen countless injuries that could have been prevented. As we reach the end of burn awareness week, Annette Matherly, RN at the U's Burn Center, shares her story of a patient whose visit could have been avoided. ... Read more