Health

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Vaccines are being rolled out and warmer weather is approaching. Those are hopeful developments. What else should we know about Covid-19 in Utah right now?

The pandemic is coming up on the year mark. More than 500,000 have died in the U.S. and millions have been or are sick. The need for caregiving has increased.  Many of us are tired, mentally, emotionally, and physically. Stress and isolation and worry are taking a toll. Today we’re going to talk about mental health during the pandemic.

 

Sara Freeman is an Assistant Professor of Neurobiology at Utah State University. She studies the neurobiology of strong social bonds. Last year, during the height of the pandemic, her mother died. Sara Freeman wrote recently about science and grief and love in Utah State Magazine, in an article titled “Love and Loss During a Pandemic.” She’ll join us for the hour next time on Access Utah.

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The film Downwinders and the Radioactive West has been airing on PBS Utah. Today we’re going to review a different part of America’s nuclear history. Susan Dawson and Gary Madsen are retired Utah State University professors whose research and Congressional testimony contributed to passage of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act.

This special is part of UPR’s ongoing series Project Resilience. Project Resilience is made possible with support from the Utah State University Center for Persons With Disabilities.

Today we’ll talk with David Quammen about viruses in general and the SARS-CoV-2 virus specifically.

Free COVID-19 Testing Adds More Sites Across Utah

Jan 11, 2021

UPR received the following information from the Utah Department of Health: 

(Salt Lake City, UT) – The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) is offering free rapid antigen testing at many locations throughout the state of Utah. Sites are chosen based on high positivity rates, lower numbers of tests conducted, untreated wastewater sampling, and other surveillance data. Some locations will be drive-through while others will be conducted in buildings. We encourage everyone to continue to wear masks and social distance while waiting in lines.

With a surge in Covid-19 cases continuing in Utah and a vaccine on the horizon, we’ll look at the current situation and look ahead today. Our guest for the hour is Doctor Stuart Fischer, Medical Director of Bronx Gardens Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in New York City. We’ll talk about the impact of holiday travel on the spread of the virus, how people living with chronic conditions can stay healthy, and lessons learned from the pandemic, among many other topics.

 

Shalayne Smith Needham: On May 1, restrictions on restaurant dine-in options were lifted. Now that restaurant dining areas are opening up again, visitors should expect things to be different. 

Dr. Brian Nummer, a professor in the USU Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences Department joins us. 

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Shalayne Smith Needham: In stressful times, it's important to reach out to friends, family, and especially children who need guidance during these hard times. Callie Ward is an Extension assistant professor at Utah State University and specializes in family finance, family resource management, emergency preparedness and food preservation. Callie Ward joins us by phone from Garfield County. Thanks for being here. 

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Are restaurants safe for delivery and take out? Dr. Brian Nummer, an Associate Professor in the Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences Department at Utah State University, addresses this question.

Stop The Spread: Lessons Learned From Wildlife

Apr 29, 2020
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COVID-19 is zoonosis. Zoonosis is a disease that can be transmitted to humans from animals through eventual evolutionary changes, perhaps over decades. The virus eventually gained the ability to spread from human to human. The war between humans and these parasites has been a dominating force in both human and disease evolution.

Restaurant Focusing On Consumer Contact Surfaces

Apr 23, 2020
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On Wednesday, Utah State University’s Dr. Brian Nummer and other food science professors across the country gave a webinar on Food Safety and COVID-19.

Silicon Slopes Hosts COVID-19 Town Hall Today

Apr 22, 2020
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Silicon Slopes continues their COVID-19 virtual town hall series today at 4:00PM MDT.

Silicon Slopes Hosts COVID-19 Town Hall Today

Apr 20, 2020
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Silicon Slopes continues their COVID-19 virtual town halls today at 4:00PM. Today's town hall features updates from Senator Mitt Romney, Lieutenant Governer Spencer Cox, The Utah Department of Health, and others. 

Silicon Slopes Hosts COVID-19 Town Hall Today

Apr 13, 2020
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Silicon Slopes hosts a virtual town hall providing updates on the COVID-19 situation in Utah every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 4:00PM via YouTube.  Today's speakers include congressman Ben McAdams, Chad Westover, CEO of University of Utah Health Plans, Stacy Stanford, Health Policy Analyst, Utah Health Policy Project, and others.

Silicon Slopes Hosts COVID-19 Town Hall Today

Apr 8, 2020
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Silicon Slopes is hosting a virtual town hall today at 4:00PM MDT to discuss needs, updates, and questions regarding the COVID-19 situation in Utah. 

Cleaning With Coronavirus In Mind

Apr 7, 2020
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Hi everyone, it’s Teresa Hunsaker here from USU extension. Today I want to remind you how important it is to clean with the Coronavirus in mind.

Silicon Slopes Hosts COVID-19 Town Hall Today

Apr 6, 2020
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Silicon Slopes is hosting a virtual town hall today at 4:00PM MST to discuss needs, questions, and updates regarding the COVID-19 situation in Utah, including an update on the pandemic's economic impact.

Silicon Slopes Hosts COVID-19 Town Hall Today

Apr 3, 2020
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Silicon Slopes is hosting a virtual town hall today at 4:00PM MST to discuss needs, questions, and updates regarding the COVID-19 situation in Utah, including an update on the new TestUtah.com initiative.

Silicon Slopes Hosts COVID-19 Town Hall Today

Apr 1, 2020
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Silicon Slopes is hosting a Virtual Town Hall today at 4:00PM MST. They will be discussing the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to watch.

Information about the severity of the illness caused by the recent COVID-19 outbreak, and what to do if you think you have it, has been, at times conflicting. We’ve all been getting a lot of advice on how to avoid getting COVID-19, but what should you do if you think you might already be infected?

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Colleges and Universities in Utah, including the University of Utah, Utah State University, and Brigham Young University, announced Thursday they are no longer offering in-person classes for the time being. This in response to growing concerns about the spread of COVID-19, a strain of Coronavirus. Amanda DeRito works in Marketing and Communications at Utah State University. She says the change to online-only classes has caught professors and administrators off-guard.

In Governor Gary Herbert’s press conference today, members of the COVID-19 Community Task force gathered to make recommendations to Utah’s institutions of public and higher education. Updates were also given about how Utah plans to go about testing people for the virus. 

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Updated March 12, 2020

Classes Online March 18

Utah State University will move academic courses online on Wednesday, March 18. Classes on Friday, Monday and Tuesday, March 13, 16 and 17, will be canceled to allow faculty members time to move their classes into the online learning environment. This transition to online course delivery is part of USU’s efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to the campus community. The university will communicate directly with students as early as possible about when their classes will go online. 

Gubernatorial COVID-19 Press Conference: Watch Now

Mar 12, 2020

Today Governor Gary Herbert and the Utah COVID-19 Task Force addressed Utah residents regarding the state of emergency in Utah. Click the link to watch now.

Coronavirus Case Found In Morgan-Weber Area

Mar 10, 2020
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The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) and the Weber-Morgan Health Department (WMHD) Tuesday announced the state’s second case of COVID-19.

Hope And Healing: Communicating With Families After A Loved One Dies

Feb 27, 2020
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For emergency medicine doctors Adam Balls, MD, and Christopher Anderson, MD, medical school didn’t provide a lot of training on communicating to families after a loved one dies. But taking time to acknowledge and honor the life of the deceased—even briefly—has helped them process the experience better and have more empathy for those left behind.

Hope And Healing: Lightening Burdens

Feb 24, 2020
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Holly Moss-Rosen found herself taking her son, Alex, for leukemia treatments at a Utah hospital where she also works and cares for children with the disease. Colleague Kiley Patáno found little ways to make this family’s burden a little lighter.

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If you’re an active female and you’ve skipped a couple of periods, you might want to see a doctor. Amenorrhea can have serious implications for female athletes.

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