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Unit on the Brink: E9 - Keeping the Faith

Months after the winter surge, hope was still hard to come by for many of the healthcare workers in the MICU. The new normal of the unit under COVID-19 was pushing even some of the most veteran staff…

From  Nathan Tanner on June 24th, 2021 18 plays 0  

The COVID Vaccine is Safe for Kids

Parents may have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines and whether or not they are safe for their kids. Although not as common as adults, children can still get severely sick from the…

From  Nathan Tanner on May 24th, 2021 27 plays 0  

Unit on the Brink: E8 - Saying Goodbye

During our visit to the MICU, the strain and struggle against an increasingly mortal virus was painfully apparent. During the Winter surge of 2020, nurses and frontline workers faced death in a…

From  Nathan Tanner on April 15th, 2021 22 plays 0  

Unit on the Brink: E7 - Here with the COVID

By December of 2020, the winter surge of COVID-19 patients had finally arrived in Utah and frontline workers at University Hospital were bearing the brunt of a new wave of critically ill patients.…

From  Nathan Tanner on April 1st, 2021 17 plays 0  

Free COVID-19 Testing for University of Utah Students, Faculty, and Staff Possible Through Technology and Teamwork

How do you make weekly asymptomatic COVID-19 testing available for 62,000 members of the University of Utah community? That is a story of innovation, cross-campus collaboration, and some cool…

From  Nathan Tanner on February 25th, 2021 18 plays 0  

Reducing Pandemic Fatigue in Your Kids

Pandemic fatigue is the mental exhaustion that comes from the sustained increase of stress and uncertainty during the global pandemic of COVID-19 and it can impact children just as much as adults.…

From  Nathan Tanner on February 22nd, 2021 81 plays 0  

Well-Child Visits During COVID-19

Well-child visits are still happening, even during a global health pandemic. The good news is your doctor's office is probably one of the safest places to be during COVID-19 outside of your…

From  Nathan Tanner on December 21st, 2020 28 plays 0  

Keeper of the Keys

Armed with an arsenal of cleaners, a regiment of protocols, and a wealth of knowledge about microscopic enemies, the technicians at Environmental Services are tasked with ensuring the safety of each…

From  Nathan Tanner on December 18th, 2020 97 plays 0  

Keeping Students and Teachers Safe During COVID-19

While the classroom may look different this year, school is still happening. As a parent, you worry your child might get infected if they are attending in-person classes. But if your child is remote…

From  Nathan Tanner on December 9th, 2020 31 plays 0  

How to Be Assertive About Your COVID Concerns This Holiday Season

As the holidays approach during the COVID-19 pandemic, many people find themselves trying to navigate how to celebrate with family safely—if they feel safe to meet up at all. Some family…

From  Nathan Tanner on November 20th, 2020 61 plays 0  

60: Coping with COVID-19

For Troy, COVID-19 is a part of his life every day as an emergency room doctor. Troy talks to Scot about the kinds of COVID cases he sees in the ER, how COVID is unlike any other disease he's…

From  Nathan Tanner on November 18th, 2020 26 plays 0  

Fun Halloween Activities During COVID-19

Just because you're social distancing, doesn't mean you can't celebrate Halloween this year. There are a lot of fun Halloween activities you and your family can enjoy—even during…

From  Nathan Tanner on October 27th, 2020 85 plays 0  

Unit on the Brink: E6 - Waiting to Exhale

Inside the University Hospital Medical Intensive unit, the summer months are typically their “off-season,” with low-numbers of critical patients. It was a few months to take a breath and…

From  Nathan Tanner on October 7th, 2020 162 plays 0  

Is Trick-or-Treating Safe During COVID-19?

Deciding how you and your family are going to celebrate Halloween during a global health pandemic depends on your specific situation and how risk-tolerant you are. Infectious disease physician Dr.…

From  Nathan Tanner on October 5th, 2020 120 plays 0  

Unit on the Brink: E5 - Keepers of Hope

An ambulance pulled up to University Hospital, carrying a man experiencing severe pains in his chest and shortness of breath. The 42-year-old veteran had felt fine a few days prior - a little…

From  Nathan Tanner on September 24th, 2020 64 plays 0  

Unit on the Brink: E4 - The Last Resort

By April, the governor’s stay-at-home directive seemed to be working. New COVID-19 positive cases appeared to be leveling off. But the new rules aimed at keeping everyone safe had also led to…

From  Nathan Tanner on September 15th, 2020 45 plays 0