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Commentary: Forget the comics, meet real Wonder Women

Imagine a dimly lit room, the air full of the sickly sweet stench of blood, masking or mingling with the smells of infection, vomit, urine and soiled linens. The walls, floors and ceiling of the hospital ward (if you can call it that) were filthy, and rodents scurried about, hiding under beds ...

Conquering Hearing Loss Using Your Medicare Benefits

Sponsored content from Pure Hearing. Sliding down the face of a mountain while bear-hugging the rocks tends to give you perspective. The sun was setting on a long day of adventuring in Moab, Utah, with two of my most fantastic adventure buddies. We had recently taken up the sport of ...

Wellness bus to continue statewide tour, make stop at Utah Capitol

SALT LAKE CITY — Caregivers from University of Utah Health will be at the Utah State Capitol Thursday morning to provide free health and dental screenings to the public. The four health buses will be on site from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. to offer dental screenings and exams, cancer screenings, ...

Commentary: Black History Month – Examining racism’s effects on health

While it’s important to honor and study the richness of Black history in the U.S., we must acknowledge that much of that history is tied to structural racism embedded in many of society’s systems. One example is the role of racism in health outcomes, and the resulting public health ...

Commentary: Learning how to rethink New Year’s resolutions

With January upon us and the bombardment of weight loss advertisements, we turn our thoughts, feelings and actions toward New Year’s resolutions. Many of us focus on losing weight, exercising or drinking more water. Some people move out of the physical realm and focus on inner peace or better ...

Commentary: Nursing and military history intertwine at Weber State

People who choose careers in nursing or the military are choosing a life of service — and sometimes those worlds intertwine. With Veterans Day approaching, the Annie Taylor Dee School of Nursing at Weber State University is reflecting on those who devoted themselves to saving and bettering ...

Concussions are treatable with red-light whole-body therapy with pulsing

Sponsored content from The Wellness Center. The following is a true story. It’s my story. It’s my husband’s story. It’s my children’s story. I hope it’s never your story. My strong, sweet, sassy daughter, Hannah Warburton, experienced one too many concussions. The result? Eight ...

Commentary: Lessons from history still used in nursing today

Dec. 7, 1941, is a date that lives in infamy for nearly every American. Movies have been made about it, memorials created, and history has established it as the date that moved the United States into World War II. What is not often recognized is the impact the Pearl Harbor attack had on nursing ...

Commentary: September is the time to prepare for the ‘zombie apocalypse’

“I don’t have a good feeling about this.” I can still recall making that statement in a December 2019 email exchange with my colleague, Dr. Valerie Gooder, after reading reports about a developing situation in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, where a cluster of patients was experiencing ...