Utah is in the middle of an opioid epidemic. Opioid use in pregnancy increases the risk for multiple adverse outcomes including maternal death and neonatal abstinence syndrome. However, there are a lot of misconceptions about pregnant women who take opioids, the safety of different kinds of opioids and treatment options available for pregnant women.... Read More
Scientists and musicians are joining forces as part of the Sound Health Initiative, a partnership between the National Institutes of Health and the Kennedy Center, to study exactly how music affects the brain.... Read More
Scientists from University of Utah Health report that delivering a single dose of a nutritional supplement called L-carnitine to older mice restores a youthful ability to adapt to the cold. After treatment, they tolerate chilly conditions that would ordinarily trigger hypothermia.
... Read More
The following are prepared remarks by administrators from University of Utah Hospital and the University of Utah Department of Public Safety during a press conference on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017. ... Read More
It is important to note that during this incident, nursing and hospital administration were present and actively working to find a solution ultimately leading to the release of Nurse Wubbels. ... Read More
Review indicates need to further explore relationship between fat and cancer. Adipose tissue, or fat, may influence the development of cancer in diverse ways, depending on the type of fat and the location in the body, according to results of a systematic review published in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research... Read More
Radiofrequency catheter ablation lowered hospitalization and mortality rates by 47 and 44 percent respectively in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), a contributing factor to heart failure. ... Read More
Removing a single gene from the brains of mice and zebrafish causes these animals to become more anxious than normal. Researchers from University of Utah Health show that eliminating the gene encoding Lef1 disrupts the development of certain nerve cells in the hypothalamus that affect stress and anxiety. ... Read More
Two studies provide additional support for lowering systolic blood pressure to an intensive goal of 120 mmHg – far below the standard guidelines of 140 mmHg – to reduce the risk of heart disease in high-risk patients with hypertension. The new research shows that intensive blood pressure control is well-tolerated by patients and is cost-effective in terms of health-related quality of life and financial costs to the healthcare system.... Read More
With eyes to the sky and smiles that mirror the partial eclipse, hundreds of patients, doctors, nurses, and staff watched the celestial phenomenon from the patio of the Huntsman Cancer Institute.... Read More
Janet Hanson's journey, which began with the birth of her first child 57 years earlier, culminated with the discovery of a rare genetic mutation responsible for the constellation of symptoms that restricted, but never stopped her children from seeking the most out of life.... Read More
Janice Hanson's journey, which began with the birth of her first child 57 years earlier, culminated with the discovery of a rare genetic mutation responsible for the constellation of symptoms that restricted, but never stopped her children from seeking the most out of life.
... Read More
University of Utah Health Plans announced today it will remain in the federal health exchange, continuing to provide insurance to Utahns on the Affordable Care Act. Currently, U of U Health Plans serves 5,500 members through the exchange, and 130,276 members across all its health insurance products. Additionally, in 2018, U of U Health Plans will expand statewide, offering coverage in every county throughout the state. U of U Health Plans has expanded its presence each year since the opening of the exchange. ... Read More
Three new faculty join the Department of Psychiatry. Troy Hoff, DO, PhD, as an Assistant Professor (Clinical). Steve Sugden, MD, MPH, as am Assistant Professor (Clinical). And Kristen Pagel, MD, MPH, as an Assistant Professor (Clinical)... Read More
Mrs. Cándida Montilla de Medina, First Lady of the Dominican Republic, and her delegation visited Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah yesterday, Thursday, August 10.
During her visit, Mrs. Montilla de Medina toured HCI and met with physicians, researchers, Elder Ronald A. Rasband of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and members of the Huntsman family, including Jon M. Huntsman, Sr., to learn about HCI’s mission: to research cancer from its beginnings, develop new cancer treatments, and relieve the suffering of cancer patients.
... Read More