Early placement of a hormonal IUD is a safe, long-term birth control method that does not negatively affect women who want to breastfeed their baby.... Read MoreFamily and Preventive Medicine
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Health Equity Physician-Researcher Named Chair of University of Utah Department of Family and Preventive Medicine
A prominent physician-researcher who has focused on improving the health of underserved and refugee populations and eliminating health disparities has been tapped to chair the University of Utah School of Medicine’s Department of Family and Preventive Medicine.... Read MoreSelect...
Nationally, the U ranks No. 5 among liver transplant programs and No. 8 among kidney transplant programs in surprise rankings... Read MoreSelect...
University of Utah Health Care CEO Vivian S. Lee Awarded Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology
Today it was announced that Vivian S. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., CEO of University of Utah Health Care and Senior Vice President of University of Utah Health Sciences is winner of a 2016 Governors Medal for Science and Technology in the special recognition category. She and 11 other recipients will be honored by Gov. Gary R. Herbert, along with the Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) initiative and the Governor’s Office for Economic Development (GOED), at a 30th anniversary awards dinner on Jan. 18.... Read More
Precision medicine promises health care tailored to every individual, a mission that opens exciting possibilities and poses unique challenges. How do we control cost, equalize access to care, and speed the journey to success? On Dec 1 and 2, 2016, scientists, doctors, lawyers, and ethicists from across the country met to discuss these topics, and more.... Read MoreHuman Genetics
For years, scientists have known that someone who is thin could still end up with diabetes. Yet an obese person may be surprisingly healthy. Now, new research led by scientists at University of Utah College of Health and published in Cell Metabolism points toward an answer to that riddle. An accumulation of a toxic class of fat metabolites, known as ceramides, may increase the risk for type 2 diabetes. ... Read More
A relatively healthy diet before pregnancy is linked to a lower rate of certain heart abnormalities in babies at birth, finds researchers at the University of Utah School of Medicine.... Read MorePediatrics
A high proportion of reproductive-age women may be experiencing pelvic pain that goes untreated, according to a study by researchers from the National Institutes of Health and the University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City.... Read MoreObstetrics and Gynecology