What is Funnel Chest and How is it Treated?

Feb 9, 2021

Pectus excavatum or funnel chest is a deformity that can cause a child’s ribs and breastbone to grow inward giving the chest wall a sunken appearance. In some cases the condition is merely cosmetic, in others it can lead to serious complications involving the heart and lungs. Dr. Stephen Fenton ...

Pioneering the Future: Better Health for Populations

Feb 8, 2021

Researchers at University of Utah Health keep their eyes on the big picture by tackling population-sized problems and ensuring their efforts add up to substantial impacts on public health. They pore over surveys from thousands of patients to understand their experiences with health care or ...

Preventing Suicide in Teens

Feb 8, 2021

Suicide can be a difficult topic to discuss with a teenager, but it is too important to ignore—especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Teen depression, self-harm, and suicide have seen a rise as teenagers are cut off from their sense of normal. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner shares her personal ...

How Physical Therapy Can Improve the Quality of Life for a Stroke Survivor

Feb 5, 2021

After suffering a stroke, many patients can become limited in their ability to do basic functions like walking and using one’s hands. Physical therapy can help stroke survivors get out of bed and back to life. Dr. Steven Edgley explains how techniques and technology has improved in the past decade...

My Period Came Early – Am I Normal?

Feb 4, 2021

Your menstrual cycle started too early, too late. There's too much, too little—it's irregular. Women's health expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones describes the conditions of a "normal" period, what's not normal, and when you may need to see a physician....

Utah Fetal Center: High-Risk Pregnancy Care in one Place

Jan 29, 2021

High-risk pregnancies require a team of experts to address both child and mother's needs before, during, and after delivery. Dr. Stephen Fenton is the founder and director of the Utah Fetal Center at Primary Children's Hospital. Dr. Fenton talks about some of the high-risk conditions the center ...

When Can I Stop Using Birth Control?

Jan 28, 2021

You’ve been good about family planning, You’ve had the children you want, when you want. You’ve always used birth control, but when can you stop? For most women, it is when they enter menopause, but some birth control methods can make it difficult to tell when you are menopausal. OBGYN Dr. ...

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