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Researchers Identify Genetic Switch that Controls Conversion of Bad to Good Fat

Research findings opens opportunities to offer opportunities to develop new treatments to tackle metabolic diseases, like diabetes.
20-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Healing Power of a Smile: A Link Between Oral Care and Substance Abuse Recovery

A new study links the benefits of comprehensive oral care to the physical and emotional recovery of patients seeking treatment for substance use disorder.
16-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Children Who Use Asthma Tracking App Have Better Disease Control and Fewer Hospital Visits

An app that allows parents and doctors to monitor a child’s asthma has a big impact on managing the disease. When families monitored symptoms with eAsthma Tracker and adjusted care accordingly, children had better asthma control and made fewer...
15-May-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Opioids: Leading Cause of Pregnancy-Related Death in New Utah Moms

Postpartum women who have previously or currently struggle with substance abuse are at greater risk of overdosing.
6-May-2019 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Induced Labor Not More Expensive to Health Care System than Spontaneous Labor

The results of a joint study between University of Utah Health and Intermountain Healthcare show inducing labor one week early costs the same as waiting for spontaneous labor.
3-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

One in a Million

By the time Tyler turned 10, he lost his ability to walk, see, and hear, but the cause remained a mystery. His family eventually turned to University of Utah Health, where scientists searched Tyler’s DNA for clues to his condition. What they...
17-Apr-2019 2:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Pairing Music with Medication Offers Potential Therapeutic Strategy to Manage Pain

Researchers at University of Utah Health found pairing music with one of four pain medications offered a promising complementary strategy to treat pain.
25-Mar-2019 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Giving Intravenous Therapy to Children at Home is Costly, Lowers Parents’ Quality of Life

When treating patients, doctors sometimes overlook how their decisions impact a world they never see: a patient’s home life. In the case of some serious infections in children, oral antimicrobial drugs are just as good at treating these ailments...
25-Mar-2019 1:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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University of Utah Health is the only academic medical system in the Mountain West and home to nationally recognized training and research programs in its School of Medicine, School of Dentistry, and colleges of nursing, pharmacy and health. Its clinical system includes four hospitals and 12 multi-specialty centers. The Huntsman Cancer Institute and John A. Moran Eye Center are part of the University's health sciences system.


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