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....

What Are Key Indicators of Depression in Teenagers?

Feb 16, 2021

As a parent, Identifying signs of clinical depression in your teenager can be quite difficult. Dr. Thomas Conover looks for negative changes in these key areas: school performance, participation in extracurriculars, social life, and family interactions. Learn how to assess these situations and when ...

Shin Splints or a Stress Fracture?

Feb 12, 2021

For runners, athletes, and other active people, shin splints can be a common soreness or pain that you learn to work through. Stress fractures can have similar signs and symptoms and shin splints, but are potentially much more serious and require weeks of treatment. Athletic trainer Travis Nolan ...

New Research Shows Potential Negative Effects of COVID-19 on Pregnancy

Feb 11, 2021

For women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are concerns about what risks you and your baby may face if you become infected. Women's health expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones speaks with Dr. Torri Metz to discuss her recently completed multi-center study...

ER vs. Urgent Care: Where Should I Go?

Feb 10, 2021

If you have a painful but minor injury such as a sprain or fracture, it might be faster to go to an urgent care office instead of the emergency room. Dr. Tom Miller talks to emergency room surgeon Dr. Robert Stephen about how to decide where to go when you have a minor emergency injury....

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