Health & Medicine

Halloween eye safety

You might see a lot of scary sights on Halloween—most of them fun and harmless. But one freaky sight you want to avoid is an eye infection caused by illegal colored contact lenses—also called “fashion” or “costume” lenses.


It’s not too late to clean up the air in Utah

On Oct. 3, the University of Utah hosted the first of a series of multidisciplinary summits on air quality. Titled “The Air We Breathe,” the symposium’s objectives were to build connections among researchers across our campus, catalyze new collaborations, coordinate research activities and communicate findings.


Cultivating joy through mindfulness

New research shows that a specific mind-body therapy, Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement, increases the brain’s response to natural, healthy rewards while also decreasing the brain’s response to opioid-related cues.


Pharmacy students awarded prestigious fellowship

These students were two of around 40 individuals selected nationwide from pharmacy schools across the United States to receive this accolade.


U researcher remembered for courageous life

Remembering U researcher Shuping “Sunshine” Wang who walked the courageous and difficult path of a Chinese whistleblower who was forced to start a new life for herself in the USA.


Is your itchy mouth caused by oral allergy syndrome?

Most people can recognize the typical signs of a food allergy: hives, swelling and difficulty breathing. But what if eating certain foods just makes your mouth itchy?


Resilient U: Get energized, feel connected, sleep better

Follow these five strategies to enhance your emotional well-being.


U conference brings muscular dystrophy families together

On Nov. 2, 2019, the Utah Program for Inherited Neuromuscular Disorders welcomes researchers, clinicians, patients and families living with muscular dystrophy.


Michael Deininger receives prestigious Rowley Prize

Deininger was recognized for his outstanding lifetime contributions to leukemia research.


Good elected to the Association of Academic Health Centers’ Board of Directors

Mike L. Good, CEO and senior vice president for University of Utah Health and dean of the School of Medicine, has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Association of Academic Health Centers.