Helping Countries Devastated by COVID

In India alone, the death toll is likely over 1-2 million at this point. Official reports show 200,000, but in a country who resources are stretched to the brink, the official tallies likely do not reflect the thousands who cannot get care and die at home. We have provided a few ways to help and stay…

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To Normoglycemia and Beyond: Updates in Diabetes Therapy | Elizabeth Bald, PharmD, BCACP and Hanna Raber, PharmD

Dr. Elizabeth Bald works as an Assistant Professor (Clinical) at the University of Utah College of Pharmacy. She practices as a clinical pharmacist at the Madsen Family Medicine Clinic and uses collaborative practice agreements to manage a variety of disease states including diabetes, hypertension, asthma, smoking cessation, and osteoporosis. Dr. Bald received her PharmD from Drake University in Des…

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Unmet Needs and the Evolving Landscape in Acute Treatment of Migraine: Primary Care Professional on the Front Line | Susan Hutchinson, MD and Steward J. Tepper, MD

Susan Hutchinson, MD, is board certified in family medicine and has a subspecialty in headache. She is the founder and Director of the Orange County Migraine Headache Center in Irvine, California, and is also a volunteer faculty member in the Department of Family Medicine at UC-Irvine Medical Center. Dr. Hutchinson concentrates on the management of…

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What Family Physicians Should Know About Vaping | Thomas Ylioja, MSW, PhD

Thomas Ylioja, PhD, is the Clinical Director for Health Initiatives at National Jewish Health. He is a licensed social worker with years of health care practice and research experience, and expertise working with individuals who use tobacco and other substances. Dr. Ylioja focuses his work with people who have health disparities or who have social…

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COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

The COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer has started to find its way into the arms of physicians in Utah and around the country and the Moderna vaccine is not far behind. You likely saw news coverage and social media posts of some of your colleagues who work with the larger healthcare providers receiving their first of…

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Contraception for Medically Complex Patients | Lori Gawron, MD, MPH

University of Utah School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology lori.gawron@hsc.utah.edu Dr. Gawron is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Utah and Gynecology Section Chief at the Salt Lake City VA Medical Center. Her subspecialty training is in family planning and she has a clinical and research interest in complex contraception and reproductive planning…

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Pelvic Floor-The Forgotten Muscles | Gabriella Vargas MD, MS, FACS, FASCRS

Proliance Surgeons Puyallup Surgical Consultant Dr. Gabriela Vargas is a board certified general surgeon and colorectal surgery specialist.  Dr. Vargas earned her Medical and Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Utah and the University of Utah School of Medicine. She completed a general surgery residency at the University of Utah and a Colon &…

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