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Avoiding Sedatives' Dangerous Side Effects

Feb 26, 2019

Sedation is commonly used in the intensive care unit (ICU) to make patients who require mechanical ventilation more comfortable, and less anxious. But sedation can have serious side effects, including delirium, that can endanger a patient’s life. Dr. Richard Barton, Director of Surgical Critical ...

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Opportunities and Challenges of Genomic Medicine

Aug 23, 2016

Genome sequencing - reading our complete set of DNA instructions - is a powerful tool for understanding and diagnosing disease, and has become integral to precision medicine, a movement to bring the right treatment to the right person and the right time. Does that mean that everyone should have ...

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Med Student Mentor: The Advantages and Disadvantages of Being a Chief Resident

Feb 20, 2015

What do chief residents do and what are their roles on the medical team? If you’re considering whether or not becoming a chief resident is the right fit, the Residency Program Director for Internal Medicine at the University of Utah has some advice for you. Med Student Mentor Natasha Kwendakwema ...

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Is It Time To Have Your Genome Sequenced?

Oct 3, 2014

What is genome sequencing? How is it different from other kinds of genetic testing? And what can it really tell you about your health? Wendy Kohlmann, a genetic counselor at the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah, answers these questions and explains who should get it done, and ...

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Should Every Woman Undergo Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer?

Sep 26, 2014

Women who inherit certain mutations in the genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 are at high risk for developing breast or ovarian cancer at a young age. So why don’t all women undergo genetic testing to see if they are carriers? Wendy Kohlmann, a genetic counselor at the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the ...

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Scope or Scalpel? Patients Say, Cost Matters

Sep 19, 2014

Patients routinely choose between health care procedures without knowing how much they cost. At the same time, it would be unthinkable to shop for a car without being able to do a price comparison. Dr. Eric Scaife, pediatric surgeon at Primary Children’s Hospital and associate professor at the ...

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Combatting the Deadly Problem of Antibiotic Overuse

Mar 28, 2014

While antibiotics save lives, their overuse leads to outbreaks of hard to control, and sometimes deadly bacterial infections. The most common of these is Clostridium dificil, a toxic, naturally occurring bacteria that can take hold when antibiotics knock down healthy bacteria that normally live in ...

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