Free COVID-19 Testing for University of Utah Students, Faculty, and Staff Possible Through Technology and Teamwork

Feb 25, 2021

How do you make weekly asymptomatic COVID-19 testing available for 62,000 members of the University of Utah community? That is a story of innovation, cross-campus collaboration, and some cool technology. HSC Cores is mainly known for its laboratory services to support researchers across campus. But ...

Should You Surgically Correct a Deviated Septum?

Feb 23, 2021

In severe cases, a deviated septum can cause difficulty breathing, frequent nosebleeds, and difficulty sleeping. That small bit of bone and cartilage can have a big impact on your life. Dr. Marc Error highly advises a septoplasty for patients experiencing any breathing difficulties to improve their ...

Reducing Pandemic Fatigue in Your Kids

Feb 22, 2021

Pandemic fatigue is the mental exhaustion that comes from the sustained increase of stress and uncertainty during the global pandemic of COVID-19 and it can impact children just as much as adults. With few signs of the world returning to normal soon, how can you keep your kids spirits up? Dr. Cindy ...

What Are Those Dark Circles Under My Child's Eyes?

Feb 19, 2021

Does your child occasionally have discoloration on the skin beneath their eyes? It can be easy for a parent to worry, but dark circles are not a sign of anemia or a vitamin deficiency. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner explains the most common reasons for a child’s dark circles and what a parent can ...

Delaying Health Care Until COVID-19 Goes Away is a Bad Idea

Feb 19, 2021

Anxious about seeking health care because of COVID-19 risks? Neglecting a needed doctor's visit now could make things worse in the future. Dr. Jeanmarie Mayer, chief medical epidemiologist, says University of Utah Health is ready to safely care for you. She says now is the time to talk to your ...

New Research Shows Hormonal IUD Effective as Long-Term and Emergency Contraception

Feb 18, 2021

Research from the University of Utah and Planned Parenthood shows evidence that the hormonal intrauterine device or LNG-IUD is an effective option for both long-term and emergency contraception. Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones speaks with Dr. David Turok and what his team’s research means for women and ...

Dos and Don'ts in Case of Gasoline Poisoning

Feb 17, 2021

The University of Utah Poison Control Center speaks with people who accidentally swallow gasoline almost daily. But poison specialist Brad Dahl says it’s what many people do afterward that is most dangerous. He talks about what should be done if you swallow gasoline or get it on your eyes or skin....

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