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Osteoporosis: Could selenium reduce risk?

A recent study from China finds an association between dietary intake of selenium and osteoporosis risk. Although the authors cannot determine whether the link is causal, they call for more investigation. Share on PinterestA new study asks whether selenium intake might link to osteoporosis risk. Throughout life, the body continuously breaks down bone, reabsorbs it,… Read More »

Initiatives help to reduce radiation exposure from imaging exams

National campaigns encouraging the more judicious use of radiological studies are having an impact in reducing Americans’ medical radiation doses. That’s the findings of a new report from the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, which was released this week. The results indicate the effectiveness of national initiatives—in particular, The Image Gently and Image… Read More »

Controlled Trial Study Shows Healthy Foods Reduce Depression

What you eat affects your mood and, beyond that, is powerful enough to influence symptoms of depression for better or for worse. Globally, healthy diets have shifted to diets that favor processed foods and refined sugars, and the burden of depression has also risen worldwide, with 300 million people affected.1 Depression among adolescents is also… Read More »

Health system uses Epic EHR, communications tech to reduce sepsis mortality rate by 20%

University of Utah Health is the Mountain West’s only academic health system, combining care, research and teaching. The health system frequently is ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals. THE PROBLEM In the U.S., sepsis is the most common cause of death among critically ill patients in noncoronary intensive care units – and… Read More »