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Tuesday: Health

Students with disabilities hope for ‘new normal’ in class

SALT LAKE CITY — Anna Stephens is a physics and astronomy student at the University of Utah. At first, she hated the idea of attending class remotely last school year. Stephens deals with chronic pain and fatigue. She’s also autistic and has ADHD. “In the past, I had not done well ...

Talk with the Doc: Football history and humor reviewed

We are now into our high school, college, and professional football seasons. Today, let's take a look at the history of football and offer some football humor and jokes as well. The sport we now know in the United States and enjoy watching as football was previously called gridiron football, ...

Health Matters: The art and science of improving body mechanics

How well do you walk? I’m not expecting an answer of course. The question is not only hypothetical, it is also nearly impossible for anyone to say. We rarely get the opportunity to objectively observe our own personal gait type. And how many of us critically assess the intricacies of how well ...

US hospitals hit with nurse staffing crisis amid COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a nurse staffing crisis that is forcing many U.S. hospitals to pay top dollar to get the help they need to handle the crush of patients this summer. The problem, health leaders say, is twofold: Nurses are quitting or retiring, exhausted or demoralized by the ...

Urology pearls: The mystery of the corkscrew hair, Part 1

George lived in a trailer park at the edge of a Midwestern town. He was 71 and alone. One neighbor said that George was a veteran. Another knew that his wife left him decades ago. “He used to work at General Motors, on the assembly line,” a third neighbor added. His niece came to visit ...

Health Matters: Many causes for ball of foot pain

What follows is a typical scenario, experienced by many Americans. An ordinary workday, like most others, except towards the end of your shift, a new sensation is experienced. A subtle ache is noted, arising from the ball of one foot. You pass it off as simply bad shoes, but it develops again ...