The Daily Utah Chronicle

Chavez: Curating Social Media Can Help You Feel Better

Chavez: Curating Social Media Can Help You Feel Better

By Paij Chavez

August 27, 2019

The media and advertising we are exposed to shape our worldview. Every day we are bombarded with images and stories that are trying to sell us something — food, fashion, lifestyle, etc. The continuous growth of marketing in social media is so pervasive that it takes strong intention to step back and...

Chavez: Seeking Help for Mental Health Should Be as Normal as Treating Physical Injuries

Chavez: Seeking Help for Mental Health Should Be as Normal as Treating Physical Injuries

By Paij Chavez

June 5, 2019

  Just as it is not looked down upon to visit your physician for a check-up, stitches or antibiotics, seeing a mental health professional should also be considered a normal, acceptable behavior. In theory, this view of mental health — that areas of the mind can be broken just as parts of the ...

Letter: Please, Stop Talking About the Size of my Body

Letter: Please, Stop Talking About the Size of my Body

By Guest Opinion

April 12, 2019

  This is a letter to the editor written by a student at the University of Utah. To submit a letter to the editor, email [email protected] Health takes many forms and cannot be predicted by body size. On April 4, the University of Utah hosted the "Body of Evidence" workshop creat...

Alvarado: External Appearance is Not an Indicator of Internal Health

Alvarado: External Appearance is Not an Indicator of Internal Health

By Andrea Alvarado

April 3, 2019

  There is a mistaken assumption that diets are inherently healthy. Even though a lifestyle change, such as a diet, might inspire people to incorporate beneficial habits in their daily lives, diets center on limiting the caloric consumption of individuals at all costs. The mentality of deprivi...

Alvarado: The Anti-Vaxx Movement Puts Us in the Middle Ages

Alvarado: The Anti-Vaxx Movement Puts Us in the Middle Ages

By Andrea Alvarado

March 9, 2019

  In 1998, Andrew Wakefield published an article, unaware of the serious repercussions his work would have in public health around the world. His study claimed to have found a correlation between autism and the MMR vaccine (which prevents measles, mumps and rubella). Since then, his article has bee...

Alvarado: A Healthy Body is More than a Dress Size

Alvarado: A Healthy Body is More than a Dress Size

By Andrea Alvarado

January 25, 2019

  For most of modern history, discussions surrounding the female body have been centered on its desirability rather than its health. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the weight loss industry, a booming business, will have a projected worth of over $250 billion by 2024. Popular culture i...

U Health Research Finds Link Between Air Pollution and Risk of Miscarriage

U Health Research Finds Link Between Air Pollution and Risk of Miscarriage

By Connor Applegate

January 18, 2019

  A research report from University of Utah Health published at the end of this last year found that pregnant women living along the Wasatch Front are at an increased risk for miscarriage following short-term exposure to air pollution. The paper examines a study conducted by the U of 1,300 women (al...

Inversion Season Fashion: Patterned Pollution Masks Give Options

Inversion Season Fashion: Patterned Pollution Masks Give Options

By Alaikia Marielle

January 17, 2019

  Salt Lake City natives are no stranger to the temperature inversion which occurs every winter and increases particulate pollution in the valley to sometimes dangerous levels. For those who are transplants to Salt Lake City, a temperature inversion is when a layer of warm air traps cold air in t...

Moving Beyond the Vending Machine: Healthy Campus Eating for the New Year

Moving Beyond the Vending Machine: Healthy Campus Eating for the New Year

By Palak Jayswal

January 11, 2019

  With the beginning of the new year, most of us have resolutions that we want to adopt. Whether they are physical or mental resolutions, anyone who has tried to adhere to a resolution before knows the task isn’t easy. Change isn’t something meant to happen overnight, which is why it’s ...

Apple Partners with UHealth

Apple Partners with UHealth

By Cara MacDonald

October 25, 2018

  The University of Utah health care system is always looking for new ways to make patient care simpler and more effective for their patients. This year, U health is teaming up with Apple and Zimmer Biomet (a medical device company) to create an app called “MyMobility.” The app will allow knee and hip...

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