The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine was founded in 1970, making it one of the oldest and most established family medicine departments in the country. Michael Magill, MD, has been the department chairman since 1995.
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Medical researchers seeking to find answers for our nation’s growing heart failure epidemic have long focused on why patients’ heart conditions get worse. But might shifting to studying why they get better be the key to discovering a new crop of game-changing treatment approaches?... Read More
Truck drivers who are frequently fatigued after work, use cell phones while driving, or have an elevated pulse pressure – a potential predictor of cardiovascular disease - may be at increased risk for getting into truck accidents, according to a study by the Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (RMCOEH) at the University of Utah School of Medicine and published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (JOEM). ... Read More