Steps Hospitals Are Taking to Keep You Safe During COVID-19

Apr 8, 2020

Many hospitals around the country have rescheduled non-essential procedures due to coronavirus. But if you absolutely have to go into the hospital, you're probably wondering how safe you'll be from the disease. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tom Miller talks about the steps hospitals are taking to keep ...

Should I Get Tested for COVID-19?

Apr 7, 2020

If you're experiencing flu-like symptoms—such as fever, cough, or fatigue—but haven't traveled or been in contact with someone who has, should you get a coronavirus test? Chief Medical Officer of Ambulatory Care Dr. Richard Orlandi talks about when you should get tested for COVID-19....

Helping Children Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

Apr 6, 2020

It's a stressful time for many of us, even children. With most children having been sent home from school, stress and anxiety can run high. Child psychiatrist Dr. Benjamin Chan talks about what parents can do to help their kids during the COVID-19 pandemic....

What if You Have a Sprain or Fracture During COVID-19?

Apr 1, 2020

Accidents happen, even during this time of physical distancing. Where do you go for a broken bone, sprain, or other orthopedic injuries? Dr. Julia Rawlings explains how the University of Utah Orthopaedic Injury Clinic can treat most acute orthopedic injuries. At this time, the walk-in clinic is ...

Stress Can Affect Your Sleep

Mar 30, 2020

Sleep is important for both our physical and mental health. But during times of stress and uncertainty, you might find you're not able to sleep, which can then start the cycle of worrying about not sleeping, which can then lead to more trouble sleeping—it’s a sleepless cycle. Sleep expert Dr. ...

ER or Not: I Think I Have Coronavirus

Mar 27, 2020

Should you go to the ER for COVID-19 symptoms? Emergency physician Dr. Troy Madsen says, “No.” However, there are exceptions—If you’re experiencing high fever or cough symptoms, please call 801-587-0712 before visiting the hospital. Dr. Madsen talks about testing guidelines and what you ...

How to Eat to Control Your Cholesterol

Mar 24, 2020

High cholesterol levels can lead to cardiovascular disease, so it’s important to keep your levels low. What you eat can have a big impact on those numbers. But what should (and shouldn’t) you be eating to lower your cholesterol? Nutrition specialist Sharee Thompson shares the steps you should ...

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