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  • ACL risk: Lower your chances of a dreaded ligament tear

    The following article is sponsored by University of Utah Health Care. Skyline High basketball player Sarah had no idea her knees collapsed inward when landing on her feet after jumping. It’s a tendency that makes her an at-risk athlete for tearing her anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, a dreaded injury in sports that can cost an athlete a full year of participation with one “pop.” “I was shocked. I thought I was a good lander,” said the sophomore guard-forward after […]

  • Seven mammogram myths

    The following article is sponsored by University of Utah HealthCare. Written by Libby Mitchell. Women in Utah are not getting mammograms.  We rank 49th in the nation when it comes to these screenings. 53% of women ages 40-49 do not get a mammogram each year. Up until recently, I was one of them. I had put off getting a mammogram for more than a year following my 40th birthday. I told myself that with no family history of breast cancer […]

  • Everything you need to know about ear infections

      The following article is sponsored by University of Utah Health Care. By Natalie Dicou Perhaps you’ve noticed your favorite toddler tugging at his ears recently or acting grouchy. There’s a chance your little one has a middle ear infection — or otitis media. We’re in the thick of the cold and flu season, and for children ages 18 months to about 4 years that means an uptick in earaches, which strike pint-sized patients far more frequently than adults and […]

  • How to avoid the ER this Winter

      The following article is sponsored by University of Utah Health Care. Tumbling off a slick roof while hanging Christmas lights, snowboarding into a thicket of jagged trees, slipping on ice — the holiday season is fraught with peril. But what are some of the most common reasons people visit the emergency room in early winter and how can you and your loved ones avoid landing there yourselves? University of Utah Health Care ER doctor Scott Youngquist, M.D., has the […]

  • Tips on treating eczema

    The following article is sponsored by University of Utah Health Care. In Utah, winter means skiing, snowboarding, Jazz games and Temple Square lights. For many people, it also means battling eczema — a.k.a. atopic dermatitis, which affects about 10 to 20 percent of infants and 3 percent of adults. Itchy flare-ups strike even short-term visitors to the nation’s second driest state. “A lot of patients will visit or move from other areas of the country and their eczema will flare […]

  • Preventing seasonal depression

    The following article is sponsored by University of Utah Health Care. By Seth Bracken Crowded malls, awkward encounters with the in-laws and increased pressure on the wallet and belt—ah, yes, the holidays fast approach. Let’s face it, they can be more hype than hope. Each year they seem to arrive a little earlier, with the obligatory parties, long shopping lists and new and expensive “must-have” gifts for the kids. To top it off, the “hap-hap-happiest time of the year” comes […]

  • Once a C-Section, not always a C-Section

    The following article is sponsored by University of Utah Health Care. Once upon a time in the world of maternal health, most doctors believed that women who had delivered babies through the surgical procedure known as a Cesarean section had sealed their fate for any future births. “For a long time, it was once a C-section, always a Cesarean delivery,” says Jessica Pittman, M.D. an obstetrician and gynecologist at University of Utah Health Care.  “That has changed.” Increasingly doctors now […]