Health & Medicine

No benefit found in using broad-spectrum antibiotics as initial pneumonia treatment

Pneumonia patients given drugs that target antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the first few days after hospitalization fared no better than those receiving standard medical care.


Wearable sensor powered by AI predicts worsening heart failure before hospitalization

A wearable sensor that works in conjunction with artificial intelligence technology could help detect critical changes in heart failure patients days before a health crisis.


Four experts on mental health sit on a panel at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. From left to right they are: moderator Kenneth Rosenburg, psychiatrist and filmmaker; James Ashworth, interim chair of the Department of Psychology at the U; Deborah Yurgelun-Todd, psychiatrist and researcher at the U; Paula Cook, addiction specialist at the University Neuropsychiatric Institute; and Christena Huntsman Durham, vice chairperson and executive vice president of the Huntsman Foundation, which recently gave an unprecedented $150 million to establish the Huntsman Mental Health Institute at the U.

Destigmatizing mental illness

U of U Health partnered with Sundance for a panel of experts on the front lines of the mental illness epidemic in Utah.


Campus update on COVID-19 (coronavirus) planning

Important information for our campus community is included here.  


A baby born premature with a nasal cannula, in a bassinet

U of U Hospital launches rapid DNA testing of critically ill newborns for faster diagnosis, better treatment

A pilot project at University of Utah Health aims to quickly detect genetic disorders among newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).


Health resources for students

Do you know where to go for help on campus?


Cells infected with the malaria parasite appear darker and misshapen in a field of healthy cells under a microscope.

Discovery paves path forward in the fight against the deadliest form of malaria

Scientists have identified how cerebral malaria, a deadly form of the tropical disease, develops and have defined a potential drug target toward alleviating this condition for which few targeted treatments are available.


Coronavirus concerns

Answers to common questions about coronavirus.


Improving mental health support for students

JED is a nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide among our nation’s teens and young adults.


A new perspective on aging

According to a research team led by scientists at University of Utah Health aging can stem from too much of a good thing.