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"Raw" Water Risks

January 04, 2018

Picture it: a cool, bubbling, crystal clear mountain spring. Nothing could be so pure or refreshing, right? ... Read more

Cooking with Cranberries

November 20, 2017

Cranberries are tasty -- and good for you. ... Read more

Snoring: What Causes It and How to Treat It

November 17, 2017

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the loudest snore recorded measured approximately 111.6 decibels. ... Read more

Know Your Numbers: How to Properly Take Your Blood Pressure

November 14, 2017

How you take your blood pressure can affect the outcome... Read more

Back to School Checklist

August 17, 2017

All the things your kid needs to go back to school. ... Read more

Tips for Better Diabetes Management

August 03, 2017

Here are just a few ways you can manage your diabetes.... Read more

Which Oil is the Best Oil?

June 19, 2017

If coconut oil isn’t the miracle food it has been touted to be, then what is the best oil to use? ... Read more

Gestational Diabetes: The Overlooked Form of Diabetes

May 09, 2017

Did you know you could have diabetes and not realize it? ... Read more

Don't Go Bacon My Heart

April 03, 2017

Is death by bacon possible? ... Read more

Your Mother's Eyes and Your Father's High Cholesterol

March 21, 2017

The Centers for Disease Control says that if you have a family health history of a chronic disease like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, or osteoporosis, you are more likely to get that disease yourself. ... Read more

Seven Reasons Why Loving Relationships Are Good For You

February 14, 2017

How loving relationships sustain us, define us, and keep us healthy. ... Read more

Debunking Detox Diets

February 02, 2017

Detoxing has been around for a little while, but this diet fad is still going strong. ... Read more

Six Ways to Dump-Proof Your New Year’s Resolutions

January 05, 2017

Remember those New Year’s resolutions you made? How many of those resolutions are still active? ... Read more

Why Do We Have Bones?

November 29, 2016

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

Debunking Old Wives Tales

November 11, 2016

They are pieces of advice we have all heard -- but how much is actually true? ... Read more

“That pizza was #delish!” What Do Tweets Say About Our Health?

October 17, 2016

"Coffee" was the most tweeted food in the continental U.S. from mid-2014 to mid-2015 followed by "beer" then "pizza". Besides hinting at which foods are popular, VPCAT scholar Quynh Nguyen, Ph.D., assistant professor at the University of Utah College of Health, and colleagues, are finding that tweets may reveal something about our health. A study published in JMIR Public Health and Surveillance reports that communities that tweeted more often about physical activities, or expressed positive sentiments about healthy foods, had better overall health.... Read more

Top 10 Health Concerns for Olympic Athletes

August 16, 2016

The first Olympic Games to be held in South America come with some unique challenges, along with the usual threats to health and safety that every Olympic Game presents.... Read more

Healthy Summer Smoothies

July 27, 2016

These smoothies will keep you cool, and give you a healthy boost. ... Read more

Atrial Fibrillation -- Are You at Risk?

July 06, 2016

Atrial fibrillation is a rhythm disorder of the heart characterized by extra heartbeats in the upper chambers of the heart. ... Read more

The Impacts of Plant Protein on Chronic Kidney Disease

January 05, 2016

Chronic kidney disease patients should consider adding more plant-based proteins such as beans and tofu to their diet. ... Read more

Sugar Free Drinks Can Still Damage Teeth

November 30, 2015

It is common knowledge that sugar-filled sodas, sports drinks, and juices are bad news when it comes to maintaining healthy teeth. Now, a study done by researchers at Melbourne University’s Oral Health Cooperative Research Center shows their sugar-free counterparts aren’t great for your teeth either. ... Read more

Death by Touchdown?

October 08, 2015

For some, a suspenseful game can lead to heart attack. ... Read more

Workplace Wellness Programs

September 14, 2014

Why investing in employee health pays off in the long run. ... Read more

Summer Treats or Dangerous Delectables?

June 23, 2014

They're summer staples: ice cream, corn dogs and Slurpees. But too much of these delectable treats could hijack your child's health; and result in some extra pounds. ... Read more

Strong Demand for Physician Assistants

April 10, 2014

Physician assistant degrees continue to be in strong demand, particularly at the University of Utah where more than 1,000 applicants are expected to contend for 44 slots next year.... Read more

Vivian Lee Testifies In Front of HHS About Research Funding

March 25, 2014

Dr. Vivian Lee, Senior Vice President for Health Sciences at the University of Utah, Dean of the University's School of Medicine, and CEO of University of Utah Health Care testified in front of a Health and Human Services subcommittee about funding for medical research and education. ... Read more