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Empowering Rural Doctors to Treat Advanced Heart Failure Improves Patient Outcomes

Travel restrictions imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19 are making it more difficult for some heart failure patients who have artificial heart pumps to participate in follow-up care at implantation centers far from their homes. But a new study...
27-Mar-2020 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Lack of Information Impedes Access to Food Pantries and Programs in Utah

Utah residents who have difficulty keeping their families fed could be missing a key ingredient: information. A University of Utah Health study finds that poor communications in at least 22 Utah communities could be hampering efforts to connect...
3-Mar-2020 1:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

No Benefit Found in Using Broad-spectrum Antibiotics as Initial Pneumonia Treatment

Doctors who use drugs that target antibiotic-resistant bacteria as a first-line defense against pneumonia should probably reconsider this approach, according to a new study of more than 88,000 veterans hospitalized with the disease. The study found...
26-Feb-2020 11:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Wearable Sensor Powered by AI Predicts Worsening Heart Failure Before Hospitalization

A new wearable sensor that works in conjunction with artificial intelligence technology could help doctors remotely detect critical changes in heart failure patients days before a health crisis occurs and could prevent hospitalization, according to...
23-Feb-2020 6:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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University of Utah Health Launches Rapid DNA Testing of Critically-Ill Newborns for Faster Diagnosis, Better Treatment

University of Utah Health today announced the launch of a project with a goal of quickly and accurately detecting genetic disorders among newborns in its neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Clinicians believe that bringing precision medicine to the...
18-Feb-2020 1:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Utah Researchers Discover a Key Protein in Endometrial Cancer Growth

New research, published today in the journal Cancer Research, outlines findings scientists hope will advance our understanding of endometrial cancer and lead to more effective treatments.
11-Feb-2020 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Discovery Paves Path Forward in the Fight Against the Deadliest Form of Malaria

Scientists have identified a key molecule involved in the development of cerebral malaria, a deadly form of the tropical disease. Further, they defined a potential drug target and way forward in alleviating this condition for which few targeted...
7-Feb-2020 4:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

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New CAR-T Target Yields Promising Results for Multiple Myeloma

In research published today in the journal Nature Communications, Utah-based scientists describe a novel way to treat cancers using chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy. Laboratory tests using mouse models and tumor cells from patients...
7-Feb-2020 3:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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5 Ways Scientists Are Addressing the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

23-Mar-2020 8:35 AM EDT

The Four Types of Love: Some Are Healthy, Some Are Not

As Valentine’s Day approaches, think about how you use the word “love” in your life. You love your significant other, your kids, your friends and your siblings in different ways. Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones from University of Utah Health talks...
11-Feb-2020 12:35 PM EST

China’s coronavirus: Answers from an expert

A virus spreading in China has the world on alert.
27-Jan-2020 12:20 PM EST

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Three Years’ Experience with Hospital Price Transparency @UofUHealth

25-Jun-2019 6:05 PM EDT

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HPV and Vaccine Hesitancy: Expert available to discuss why some people don’t vaccinate

4-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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Hazards of Having Bariatric Surgery Abroad Include Health Complications and a Heavy Financial Burden – Expert Available @UofUHealth

24-Jan-2019 12:05 AM EST

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Antoinette Laskey @uofuHealth believes corporal punishment is failing our children. Her editorial is available @JAMAPediatrics

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Experts Available from @UofUHealth - Small Device Could be a Big Advance for Treating Heart Failure

25-Sep-2018 11:05 PM EDT

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