Surae Chinn, ABC4 Utah

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Past articles by Surae:

Utah’s largest convention back this year with big celebrities

(Good Things Utah) Pop culture fans from around the world are gathering for another year of wonder at the 2022 FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention. Now the most attended convention in the state of Utah, FanX 2022 will be bigger than ever, featuring the greatest in geek and pop culture with vendors, artists, and events. […] → Read More

Tangy Dijon Beef Stew

MIDVALE, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – January is National Slow Cooker Month and National Soup Month as well. While some argue stew is not soup, we’re going to count it as such on The Daily Dish and celebrate both with this recipe. This delicious dish is courtesy of a classic stew recipe published in the Better […] → Read More

Avoiding frostbite and hypothermia in cold weather

(CLEVELAND CLINIC) — When temperatures dip – extreme cold can make the outdoors go from uncomfortable, to dangerous, in an instant. According to Baruch Fertel, M.D., of Cleveland Clinic, prolonged exposure to the cold puts people at high risk for frostbite. He said frostbite occurs when a limb, or a body part, is exposed to […] → Read More

COVID-19 and achieving herd immunity

COVID-19 case numbers are rising in all parts of the United States. But is there a way we could determine how much of the population has been infected with the virus and achieve that all-important herd immunity? → Read More

COVID-19 safety for college kids returning home for Thanksgiving

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – As college students prepare for thanksgiving break– extra precautions should be taken to protect loved ones at home. Joseph Khabbaza, MD, of Cleveland Clinic, said students attending classes in-person, may fall into a higher risk category of being carriers of COVID-19. “Anyone who’s in full-time school, that’s going […] → Read More

Protecting against COVID-19 this Halloween

(CLEVELAND CLINIC) — Halloween is just around the corner and it’s sure to look and feel much different this year due to the pandemic. Many cities are taking precautions, but what can parents do to keep their little ghosts and goblins safe? “There are so many Halloween costumes and masks available out there for kids […] → Read More

Baseball player throws again after losing hand in lawnmower accident

(CLEVELAND CLINIC) – The World Series starts this week and millions of baseball fans are expected to tune in. Luke Brittian is one of those fans who always wanted to play in the big leagues until he lost his hand in a freak accident. “To me baseball is just a way of life,” said Luke. […] → Read More

Does Elderberry reduce severity and duration of Flu?

Elderberry is becoming a popular natural remedy during cold and flu season - but does it work? One recent study examines whether elderberry extract decreases severity and duration of the flu. → Read More

Keeping kids motivated during remote learning

(CLEVELAND CLINIC) — A new school year has begun – but instead of being in a classroom, many students are learning from home. So, how do you keep them motivated when they’ll have all kinds of new distractions? “Children are motivated by feeling like they have a choice and a say in how the day […] → Read More

Girls diagnosed with autism later than boys, study says

(CLEVELAND CLINIC) — About 1 in every 59 U.S. children are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Now, a recent study shows, on average, girls are typically diagnosed with autism about a year and half later than boys. Veena Ahuja, M.D., of Cleveland Clinic Children’s, who did not take part in the study, said girls […] → Read More

Flu and COVID-19 could spread through dust

(CNN) — Flu season and COVID-19 are about to collide. Dr. Vivek Murthy, former U.S. Surgeon General, “Their symptoms will be hard to distinguish from COVID-19 symptoms. A new study suggests flu and maybe even other viruses can spread on dust particles. Both are contagious respiratory illnesses but are caused by different viruses. It’s already […] → Read More

Cloth masks performed well, study says

(CLEVELAND CLINIC) — A mask is a must-have when leaving the house these days. But, you might be wondering what type of mask provides the best protection? According to Raed Dweik, MD, of Cleveland Clinic, whether your mask is homemade or store-bought, evidence shows wearing one makes a difference. “The spread of the virus really […] → Read More

Quick testing, reporting apps key to COVID-19 contact tracing

(CNN) - Contact tracing is an important tool to help stop the spread of COVID-19, but a new study suggests two things are standing in the way of it being most effective. → Read More

COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted immunization efforts

(CNN) -- The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted immunization efforts worldwide. According to a new report from the world's top health organizations. → Read More

Ideas to celebrate the Fourth of July!

Celebrating may be different this year, but there are still options! Here are some ideas for you to make it a wonderful holiday. 4th of July Ice Cream Social at FatCats in Millcreek! Saturday, July 4th from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. The ice cream social includes $10 Arcade Card, round of glow golf, glow […] → Read More

Doctor finds 2-foot-long phone charger in man’s bladder after complaints of abdominal pain

A doctor in northeast India surgically removed a 2-foot-long charging cable from a patient's body after the man inserted it into his penis and the cord wound up inside his bladder, the surgeon told CNN Monday. → Read More

How a hug can help your child

(CLEVELAND CLINIC)- Everyone needs a good hug every now and then. And, according to Emily Mudd, Ph.D., of Cleveland Clinic Children’s, when we hug our children, it actually helps them regulate their emotions, and helps their brains develop. “We know that even from the moment we’re born, that touch, physical touch, attention, and hugs, are […] → Read More

Full Medicaid expansion to be implemented in Utah

(Utah Department of Health Press Release)- The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) today received approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to implement full Medicaid expansion in the state. The expansion will extend Medicaid eligibility to Utah adults whose annual income is up to 138% of the federal poverty level ($16,753 for […] → Read More

Holiday heart syndrome: Don’t miss a beat this season

(Cleveland Clinic)- Overindulging in holiday food and drink can mean trouble for your health – especially for those with heart problems. According to Cleveland Clinic’s Leslie Cho, M.D., ‘holiday heart syndrome’ is common this time of year – and easily avoided if folks are mindful about what they eat. “One of the things we always […] → Read More

Here’s how to prevent impacts of bad air days

MURRAY, Utah (Intermountain Healthcare) — For people with underlying health conditions like asthma, COPD, heart disease, and stroke, the poor air quality in Utah can worsen these health issues. Even those who don’t suffer from these conditions should limit their exposure when air quality is poor. Air pollution can actually cause childhood asthma, and in […] → Read More