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Jun 14, 2021

Heat Stroke: More Serious Than You Think

The weather is heating up, and as the temperature rises, so does the risk of heat stroke. We aren’t talking about simply feeling hot, or uncomfortable, or sweating excessively.

Jun 08, 2021

45 Is the New 50

Every year, around 145,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer. More than 50,000 people die from it. But the good news is that colorectal cancer can be found through routine screenings long before you show any symptoms. Learn more about colorectal cancer.

Jun 08, 2021

Bed Sharing With Your Baby

For new parents, getting sleep with a baby is near non-existent. And how can you make sure baby gets the safest sleep? Find out the latest guidelines for bed sharing with your baby.

Jun 08, 2021

¿Sufre de alergias estacionales? No está solo.

La temporada de primavera es una de las principales causas de los brotes de esas molestas alergias ambientales. Cuando los árboles y las plantas salen de su fase de letargo, también pueden hacer que la gente se sienta bastante mal. También es muy común que las alergias se desencadenen en verano y otoño. La buena noticia es que hay muchas cosas que pueden ayudar a aliviar el sufrimiento.

Jun 08, 2021

Experiencing seasonal allergies? You aren’t alone.

Spring season is a major contributor to flare-ups of those pesky environmental allergies. As trees and plants come out of their dormant phase, they also can make people feel quite miserable. It’s also very common for allergies to trigger in the summer and fall. The good news—there’s a lot of things that can help relieve the misery.

Jun 07, 2021

Los avances sobre el Covid-19 y las vacunas entre los adultos mayores

El impacto de la enfermedad del Covid-19 entre los adultos mayores en Utah se ve muy diferente hoy que en el otoño y principios del invierno de 2020. El número de casos, hospitalizaciones y muertes por COVID-19 ha disminuido drásticamente entre los adultos mayores de 70 años desde febrero de 2021 tras el despliegue de las vacunas COVID-19. Más del 80% de los adultos mayores han sido vacunados en Utah.

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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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