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Sep 22, 2021

Talking About Suicide - The Conversation That Could End Up Saving a Life

Why is it so hard to talk about suicide? Starting the conversation with someone having suicidal thoughts is never easy, but it is important and could be lifesaving.

Sep 16, 2021

Conmociones Cerebrales: Cómo Pueden Afectarle Ahora Y Después

Una conmoción cerebral es una forma leve de lesión cerebral traumática (LCT) que afecta el funcionamiento del cerebro. Estos efectos pueden ser a corto plazo, durando solo unas horas o un par de días, o posiblemente causar problemas a largo plazo.

Sep 14, 2021

HPV Vaccination Can Prevent Cancers Later in Your Child’s Life

Although children younger than 12 years old aren’t eligible to receive COViD-19 vaccinations, pediatricians say that other routine adolescent immunizations should continue to be administered as scheduled. Hear from our experts on why vaccinations are vital to protect your children.

Sep 09, 2021

Lung transplant: Is it for you?

Undergoing lung transplant surgery is a highly complex and life-changing experience — affecting a patient's quality of life. That’s what drives Dr. Matthew Morrell, a pulmonologist and Medical Director of the Lung Transplant Program at University of Utah Health.

Sep 07, 2021

What Is Thyroid Eye Disease, and When Does It Require Surgery?

When thyroid disorders result in eye disease, things can get complicated. In extreme cases, a highly specialized surgery can offer life-changing relief.

Sep 03, 2021

Parosmia After COVID-19: What Is It and How Long Will It Last?

One of the earlier warning signs of COVID-19 disease was a loss of taste and smell. Most patients recover from this, but some report they now experience an unpleasant new symptom called parosmia. It’s a condition where otherwise normal smells now smell unpleasant or even disgusting. Dr. Richard Orlandi discusses what parosmia is and what you can expect from it.

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Dizziness in Children

Sep 24, 2021

Your teenager complains of constant dizzy spells or vertigo. Could it be a symptom of something serious? According to Dr. Cindy Gellner, dizziness is a pretty common condition—especially for adolescents. Learn more about the causes of dizziness in children and treatments that can help.

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How to Spot Dementia and Other Age-Related Cognitive Disorders

Sep 24, 2021

Consistently forgetting common words or even where you placed your keys? These could be signs of an age-related cognitive condition—or just a normal part of aging. Dr. Michelle Sorweid identifies mental difficulties that are just “senior moments” and those that are worth a look by a specialist. Learn the common symptoms to look for (in yourself and in loved ones) as well as strategies to help with cognitive disorders.

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88: Did You Call My Liver Fat?

Sep 21, 2021

Listener Brett was recently diagnosed with liver disease due to excess body fat. A fatty liver diagnosis could severely impact his quality of life, but he’s not quite sure what to do now. Dr. Susan Pohl shares her expertise to explain what causes excess fat in the liver and what you can do to improve and prevent the disease.

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Sideshow: Scot Swallows a Crown

Sep 14, 2021

Dental crowns are notoriously expensive and a hassle to have installed. Say one were to fall out and you accidentally swallowed it, what would you do? Scot, Troy, and Mitch brainstorm foreign object retrieval methods and learn when you should go to the ER if you swallow something you shouldn’t.

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