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Autism in Utah 8-Year-Olds Far More Prevalent than Previously Reported

Autism prevalence among 8-year-old Utah children has risen by nearly 30% in less than a decade, according to a study of 11 communities nationwide, including Salt Lake City and surrounding counties, led by the Centers for Disease Control and...
1-Dec-2021 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Huntsman Cancer Institute Researchers Uncover Insights into How Moles Change into Melanoma

Melanoma researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute published a study that gives a new explanation of what causes moles to change into melanoma. These findings pave the way for more research into how to reduce the risk of melanoma, delay development,...
23-Nov-2021 1:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

Comprehensive COVID-19 ‘Long-Hauler’ Clinic Opens at U of U Health

The University of Utah post-COVID-19 care clinic has evaluated more than 80 Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 (PASC) patients a week since opening.
19-Nov-2021 8:25 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Human History and Migration of Disease: Study Tracks Spread of Young-Onset Heart Arrhythmia Across Continents

University of Utah Health scientists have documented the spread of a disease gene for the atrial fibrillation, a heart arrhythmia, across continents and over centuries. Understanding the geographic distribution and ancestry of disease could help...
8-Nov-2021 1:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study: In Much of the U.S., Virtual School Did Not Lower COVID-19 Case Rates in Surrounding Communities

New research suggests that in most regions, with the exception of the South, opening schools for in-person learning was not associated with an increase in COVID-19 case rates in the community.
3-Nov-2021 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Children, Adults Equally Vulnerable to Coronavirus Infection, But Children Less Likely to Become Sick

New research addresses the misconception that children are less susceptible to infection with the new coronavirus. According to a recent report in JAMA Pediatrics, children and adults have similar risks of becoming infected with SARS-CoV-2, but a...
1-Nov-2021 8:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

U of U Health leads national studies of “long COVID” in adults and during pregnancy

University of Utah Health scientists are on the leading edge of a pair of large studies investigating the long-term effects of COVID-19. The nationwide studies, supported by the National Institutes of Health, will attempt to answer key questions...
29-Oct-2021 4:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Artificial Intelligence-Based Technology Quickly Identifies Genetic Causes of Serious Disease

An artificial intelligence (AI)-based technology rapidly diagnoses rare disorders in critically ill children with high accuracy. The benchmark finding, published in Genomic Medicine, foreshadows the next phase of medicine, where technology helps...
12-Oct-2021 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Wildfire Smoke May Increase Risk to COVID-19 Infection

Wildfires are becoming more common and severe due to climate change and warmer and drier conditions in the West. As wildfire season rages in the United States, people are also at increased risk for COVID-19 infection due to wildfire smoke.
4-Sep-2020 2:35 PM EDT

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C): What You Need to Know

A panel of University of Utah Health and Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital experts answered questions about what is known about Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) so far.
25-May-2020 8:55 AM EDT

What is known about the childhood inflammatory condition linked to Covid-19, Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)?

21-May-2020 6:25 PM EDT

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COVID-19 Antibody Testing Needn’t be Perfect to Guide Public Health and Policy Decisions

While it’s too soon to use COVID-19 antibody testing to issue “immunity passports”, antibody tests that are available today are good enough to inform decisions about public health and relaxing social distancing interventions, says an...
19-May-2020 12:35 PM EDT

Expert @UofUHealth: New Coronavirus Unlikely to Have Escaped From Lab

4-May-2020 3:25 PM EDT

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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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University of Utah Health is the state’s only academic health care system, providing leading-edge and compassionate care for a referral area that encompasses 10 percent of the US, including Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, and much of Nevada. A hub for health sciences research and education in the region, U of U Health touts a $408 million research enterprise and trains the majority of Utah’s physicians, including more than 1,460 health care providers each year at its Colleges of Health, Nursing, and Pharmacy and Schools of Dentistry and Medicine. With more than 20,000 employees, the system includes 12 community clinics and five hospitals: University Hospital, Huntsman Mental Health Institute, Huntsman Cancer Hospital, University Orthopaedic Center, and the Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital. For 11 straight years, U of U Health has ranked among the top 10 US academic medical centers in the rigorous Vizient Quality and Accountability Study.



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