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 MoreFamily and Preventive Medicine
The College of Health is among the largest colleges and schools at the University with 2500 undergraduates and 600 graduate students. Degree options include 18 BA/BS degree emphases, 16 master’s degree programs, 3 clinical doctorates, and 5 PhD programs. This combination of graduate degrees, professional programs, and undergraduate majors uniquely positions the College to contribute to the clinical and research missions of Health Sciences and high impact educational practices on the main campus.
Concerned about both safety and the skyrocketing costs of EpiPen, University of Utah Health Care (UUHC) nurses were already searching for solutions before the media storm hit.... Read MoreFamily and Preventive Medicine
The American Academy of Pediatrics is now recommending babies sleep in the same room as their parents for at least the first six months of life, and optimally up to a year, to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). ... Read MorePediatrics
"Coffee" was the most tweeted food in the continental U.S. from mid-2014 to mid-2015 followed by "beer" then "pizza". Besides hinting at which foods are popular, VPCAT scholar Quynh Nguyen, Ph.D., assistant professor at the University of Utah College of Health, and colleagues, are finding that tweets may reveal something about our health. A study published in JMIR Public Health and Surveillance reports that communities that tweeted more often about physical activities, or expressed positive sentiments about healthy foods, had better overall health.... Read More
As the days count down to Election Day blood pressure is rising all across the country. So, how is one to remain sane among the chaos? ... Read More
There is one thing we will need throughout our lives though: a Poison Control Center able to answer questions and help with concerns 24 hours a day, seven days a week.... Read MoreFamily and Preventive Medicine