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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

Kidney Stones 101

December 06, 2017

Anyone who's ever had a kidney stone will tell you there's nothing else like it. ... Read more

What Can You Do About a Droopy Upper Eyelid?

October 25, 2017

When the upper eyelid droops over the eye, it’s called ptosis and it happens to people of all ages.... Read more

Aortic Advancements: Making Surgery Smaller

February 09, 2017

The impacts of aortic valve replacement are still big – but what has gotten smaller is the procedure. ... Read more

Huntsman Cancer Institute Scientists Identify Bone Degradation Process Within Metastatic Breast Cancer

January 25, 2017

Once breast cancer spreads through the body, it can degrade a patient’s healthy bones, causing numerous problems. Scientists at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah have identified a new way that bones get destroyed through cancer. And they’ve also learned how to block that destruction with a new drug. Initial tests with patients show promising results.... Read more

Standard of Care Anti-Clotting Drugs May Be Unnecessary for Most Surgery Patients

January 24, 2017

As many as three out of four surgery patients could be receiving anti-clotting medications that they do not need, according to a study led by investigators at the University of Utah School of Medicine.... Read more

Retinal Detachment Sidelines Vikings Coach

December 14, 2016

Could it happen to you? ... Read more

Common Colonoscopy Questions

March 11, 2016

If you are age 50 or over please schedule a colonoscopy. This is a life saving screening that can stop cancer before it forms or catch it in its earliest stages. ... Read more

Common Colorectal Cancer Questions

March 07, 2016

An estimated 136-thousand people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in the United States this year. Those patients will have a lot of questions. ... Read more

Polling Patient Opinions

September 25, 2014

Providers with University of Utah Health Care are trying to improve the patient experience, by asking the patients what they want. ... Read more

House Calls Go High Tech

May 13, 2014

Many families can spend hours traveling to the doctor's office to see their surgeon for their follow-up appointments. With parking and waiting in waiting room times, an entire work or school day can be lost. The whole process is expensive and time consuming.... Read more

A New, Minimally Invasive Procedure Reduces Risk and Hospital Stay

March 21, 2014

You've heard of brain aneurysm, but did you know you could also develop an abdominal aortic aneurysm?... Read more

Heart Valve Surgery at the U Gives Options to Those with Severe Aortic Stenosis

April 19, 2013

While some patients are limited in their options to ease symptoms of aortic stenosis, they may be candidates for a therapy known as TAVI, or transcatheter aortic valve implant ... Read more

The First Artificial Heart, 30 Years Later

December 02, 2012

Thirty years ago on Dec. 2, 1982, cardiothoracic surgeon William DeVries, M.D., carefully removed the ravaged heart of Dr. Barney Clark and replaced it with the world's first permanent artificial heart.... Read more