University of Utah Health cardiologist Stavros Drakos, MD, PhD, FACC is one of 27 cardiologists across the country being recognized by Forbes as an exemplary physician in the field of cardiology. ... Read More
U.S. News & World Report has released its 2017-2018 Best Hospital Rankings. For the fourth consecutive year, University of Utah Hospital was ranked No. 1 in Utah and in the Salt Lake City metro area. University of Utah’s Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) was also ranked number 38 in the country for cancer care, while the university’s Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) specialty was ranked 18th nationwide.... Read More
For some, the upcoming solar eclipse might be seen as a chance to ignore mom’s advice to never look directly into the sun. But experts at the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah warn onlookers not to be tempted, and they’re giving away 1,000 pairs of protective eyewear to help.
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Writer Sherry Young will speak at this year’s Seeds of Remembrance event, “Honoring Those Who Have Gone Before,” May 2 at 7 p.m. in the Annette Poulson Cumming College of Nursing Building, 10 South 2000 East.... Read More
More than 30 teams of medical, engineering and business students showcased their inventions at the program’s culminating event, and 14 walked away with cash prizes, which students will use in their efforts to take their products to the next level.... Read More
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 More
As commuters shimmy past large trucks on the road, they may glance over and wonder, “How safe is that driver next to me?” If the truck driver is in poor health, the answer could be: Not very. Commercial truck drivers with three or more medical conditions double to quadruple their chance for being in a crash than healthier drivers, reports a new study led by investigators at the University of Utah School of Medicine. ... Read More
After all the lifting, hauling and wrapping, worn out gift givers may blame the season’s physical strain for any shoulder soreness they are feeling. It turns out there could be another reason. A new study led by investigators at the University of Utah School of Medicine finds that individuals with symptoms that put them at increased risk for heart disease could be more likely to have shoulder problems, including joint pain and rotator cuff injury. ... Read More
In the past decade, ophthalmologists have been prescribing nutritional supplements to be taken daily to prevent or slow vision loss from age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Now, using nutritional supplements for eye health has become more common. But does increasing the recommended dose increase your protection? A case report appearing online in JAMA Ophthalmology from the Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah reveals what can happen when a patient takes more of a supplement than their body needs.
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In October, the Utah Hospital Association honored Van Vranken with the 2016 Distinguished Hospital Executive Award, which recognizes individuals who’ve made significant contributions to health care in our state.... Read More