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With Cost Removed, Women Choose More Effective Contraceptive Methods

University of Utah Health developed the HER Salt Lake Contraceptive Initiative to evaluate women's contraception choices if cost is not a factor. The research findings are published in the February 22 issue of the American Journal of Public Health.
16-Feb-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Cascading Inflammation Associated with Lyme Arthritis Linked to Overactive Immune Response

Scientists at University of Utah Health believe they identified a mechanism that activates T cells, a key component of the immune system, which could explain the elusive link between a tick bite and persistent Lyme arthritis. The results are...
30-Jan-2018 5:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Catheter Ablation Better Than Pharmacological Atrial Fibrillation Therapies

A new study revealed patients receiving radiofrequency catheter ablation compared to traditional drug therapies for atrial fibrillation (AF), a contributing factor to heart failure, had significantly lower hospitalization and mortality rates. The...
26-Jan-2018 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Surprise: A Virus-Like Protein is Important for Cognition and Memory

A protein involved in cognition and storing long-term memories looks and acts like a protein from viruses. The protein, called Arc, has properties similar to those that viruses use for infecting host cells, and originated from a chance evolutionary...
4-Jan-2018 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

New App Motivates Type 2 Diabetes Patients to Be More Active

A research team led by scientists at University of Utah Health have developed an online interactive app to help motivate patients to be more physically activity to manage their disease.
10-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Bad Air Quality Along Utah’s Wasatch Front Causes More Than 200 Cases of Pneumonia Each Year

Air pollution erodes the health of adults over age 65, a population particularly vulnerable to the effects of pneumonia.
9-Jan-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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New Cancer Treatment Technology Coming to Utah

A new cancer treatment technology is one step closer to Salt Lake City. Today Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) announced a plan to add a proton therapy center to its Cancer Hospital. Huntsman Cancer Foundation, HCI...
22-Dec-2017 1:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Meet the Tiny Machines in Cells that Massacre Viruses

When viruses infect the body’s cells, those cells face a difficult problem. How can they destroy viruses without harming themselves? Scientists at University of Utah Health have found an answer by visualizing a tiny cellular machine that chops the...
18-Dec-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


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