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NAVIGATING THE NO-MAN’S-LAND BETWEEN PEDIATRICS AND ADULT CANCER CARE By Brynn Fowler, MPH; Anne Kirchhoff, Ph.D., MPH and Lor Randall, M.D. Patients diagnosed with cancer between the ages of 15-39 sometimes enter a “no-man’s-land” of cancer care. These adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients may not fit the usual profiles for either pediatric or adult […]

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 HELLO HAPPINESS By Kate O’Farrell, M.S., ACSM-CEP, PEAK Health and Fitness Are you looking for a little more happiness in your life? Who isn’t, right? Great news! There is an entire field of research dedicated to positive psychology and you can access it with the click of a mouse. Meet the happiness website: happify.com. Happify […]

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 STAYING HEALTHY AFTER A BREAK-UP By Chris Dilley There’s no doubt that our physical health is often influenced by our mental and emotional health. Research shows that depression has been linked to a number of physical ailments such as migraines, headaches, back pain, digestive issues and many others. The end of a relationship can often […]

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CYCLING SAFETY Every sport has its own unique set of challenges and cycling is no different. However, cycling is definitely unique in that it shares space with moving vehicles and can even match speed limit speeds. For that reason it is important to know a few basic safety concepts. Understanding cycling etiquette and traffic laws […]

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UNIVERSITY OF UTAH HEALTH PLANS MOBILE SERVICE AND SALES CENTER University of Utah Health Plans (UUHP) is looking for innovative ways to enhance consumer experience. One way they are accomplishing this is by taking their world-class customer service out of the office in Murray and hitting the road. UUHP is piloting a new mobile service […]

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WALKING AN EXTRA TWO MINUTES EACH HOUR MAY OFFSET HAZARDS OF SITTING TOO LONG By Julie Kiefer, Manager, Science Communications, University of Utah Health Sciences Office of Public Affairs A new study suggests that engaging in low intensity activities such as standing may not be enough to offset the health hazards of sitting for long […]

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