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Summary: The Scope Health Sciences Radio highlights the topics you want to know about to live a happier and healthier life and informs you about leading-edge research and trends in medicine. The opinions expressed are those of our physicians and do not necessarily reflect those of The University of Utah.
Menopause commonly comes with symptoms such as hot flashes, anxiety, and headaches. Women's expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones speaks with Dr. Lisa Taylor-Swanson, an acupuncturist, about acupuncture and herbal medicines, and how the two can help women with menopause. Learn about the options available for alternative and complementary medicines for women experiencing menopause.
Emergency rooms and clinics sometimes use glue rather than stitches for smaller lacerations. On today's Health Minute, emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen share one of his favorite health hacks: using super glue to save a trip to the ER.
Sometimes you can't visit your doctor, but a physician assistant most likely is available. Patients often wonder whether PAs are just as qualified as regular doctors. On this Health Minute, Dr. Jennifer Coombs, Ph.D, explains why PAs are qualified, and why patients often say they're just as satisfied with a PA's care. Learn more about this topic in the full-length interview.
Diet and exercise go a long way to making a healthy heart. But for many of us with busy schedules, fitting in the recommended 30 minutes a day may seem impossible. On today's Health Minute, Dr. Anna Catino has some quick tips for how to fit in more activity throughout the day with a few simple changes to your daily routine.
Fruit juices are a staple of childhood. Your parents gave it to you when you were growing up and you’ve probably let your kids drink fruit juices. But new guidelines suggest completely cutting fruit juices from your child’s diet. On today's Health Minute, pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner explains why fruit juice is nicknamed "liquid candy."
A choking child can be very scary for a parent. In children, choking on a rubber balloon is the leading cause of death for non-food objects. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner says parents should avoid giving kids foods that can be a choking hazard, such as gum, hard candy, or popcorn. Learn what other things can cause kids to choke, and what parents can do to prevent choking.
Should you seek emergency help if you have somehow swallowed a chicken bone? On today's Health Minute, emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen tells you how to know if a trip to the ER is needed for a swallowed chicken bone.
Somehow, you got sprayed with pepper spray. It’s in your eye, it stings, and you’re probably feeling really uncomfortable. But is getting pepper strayed a reason to go to the ER? Emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen says, “probably not.” Hear what you can do at home, and when a trip to the ER might be needed for pepper spray.
The position of physician assistant turns 50 this week. PAs have become a common member of healthcare teams across the nation, and you’ve likely been treated by one. But where did the position come from? And what role will PAs play as healthcare evolves? Physician assistant Jennifer Coombs talks about the history and future role of physician assistants.
Sometimes children can’t help themselves and they may say hurtful things to you. How should you react? On today's Health Minute, child psychiatrist Dr. Benjamin Chan offers advice for handling a verbal temper tantrum, and how parents should process the child’s words.
Health is more than just your physical wellbeing. Health is more than how many steps you’ve walked or how many calories you’ve eaten for the day. The Center of Excellence in Women’s Health at University of Utah Health defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being.” Women’s expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones talks about the seven domains of women’s health and why it's actually unhealthy to be obsessed with your health.
Regular exercise is a critical component to controlling diabetes, along with a healthy diet. On today's Health Minute, endocrinologist Dr. Tim Graham explains how exercise can help people with pre-diabetes avoid the worsening condition of diabetes.
An organ donation from a single person can save the lives of up to eight other people. But one of the reasons that keep people from becoming a donor is the misconception that once doctors know you’re a donor, they are less likely to try and save your life. On this Health Minute, Dr. Jeffrey Campsen, organ transplant surgeon at University of Utah Health, explains the protections in place for an organ donor.
According to OB/GYN Dr. Melani Harker, the No. 1 health tip for women is to “drink more water.” On today's Health Minute, learn about the health benefits of proper hydration as well as how much water you really should be drinking in a day.
Older siblings might not always be thrilled with the arrival of a new baby. Sibling rivalry could kick in, but there are steps parents can take to ease the transition and allay your older child's concerns. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner says involving your older child with preparations, such as choosing a name or gift for the new baby, can help. Learn some other actions parents can take to help older children adjust to a new baby in the family.