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A Throwback To House Calls: Doctors From University Of Utah Health Care Making The Rounds To New Moms At Home

New mom Tiana Van Dyke (left) talks with pediatrician Amy Williams, MD, during a check-up carried out at Van Dyke's home. University of Utah Health Care recently launched home visits for newborns. Source: Melinda Rogers/University of Utah Health Care

Lindsy Chatterton and her husband David were thrilled to welcome a third baby to their South Jordan family seven months ago. As the couple adjusted to the world of 2 am feedings and constant diaper changes, there was one aspect of life with a newborn that Lindsy dreaded: Bundling up her daughter —born a month [...]

Young Ovarian Cancer Patient Receives Help At UT Southwestern

21-year-old ovarian cancer survivor Katie Ballard at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Source: UT Southwestern

When Katie Ballard went to the emergency room at UT Southwestern Medical Center due to pain and swelling in her abdomen,ovarian cancer was the furthest thing from her mind. The 20-year-old SMU journalism major was just in the second week of her junior year when she noticed she had trouble urinating and was gaining weight. [...]

Scanning Babies’ Fingerprints Could Save Lives Through Vaccination Tracking

A health official in Benin, Africa scans a baby's fingerprints for the vaccination database.
Source: Sunpreet Arora

Each year 2.5 million children die worldwide because they do not receive life-saving vaccinations at the appropriate time. Anil Jain, Michigan State University professor, is developing a fingerprint-based recognition method to track vaccination schedules for infants and toddlers, which will increase immunization coverage and save lives. To increase coverage, the vaccines must be recorded and [...]

Tips For Breast Cancer Survivors On How To Cope With Changes

Tips are courtesy of. Dr. Camille Wortman, Stony Brook University's ​(SBU)​ grief expert. Source SBU

For upcoming Breast Cancer Awareness coverage, following are tips for breast cancer survivors on how to grieve losses they might have sustained before, during, and after treatment. These tips are courtesy of. Dr. Camille Wortman, Stony Brook University’s ​(SBU)​ grief expert and they are as follows: 1. Maintain close connections with friends and family members. [...]

COPD Patients Breathe Easier With Lung Flute, Study Shows

he Lung Flute® allows patients to clear lung mucus simply by blowing into the hand-held respiratory device.
Source: Image courtesy of University at Buffalo

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) report improved symptoms and health status when they use a hand-held respiratory device called the Lung Flute®, according to a new study by the University at Buffalo. Usually caused by smoking, COPD, which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema, is the third leading cause of death in the US. [...]