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Jun 07, 2021

Take Control of Your Health During Men’s Health

June is Men’s Health Month, making it a great time for men to get schedule preventive health checkups. Only three out of five men get an annual physical and more than 40 percent of men only go to the doctor when they have a serious medical condition.

Jun 03, 2021

Eye Whitening Drops: What You Need to Know

Looking to reduce eye redness? Just how effective are those eye-whitening drops? Even though fashion decrees it, you may want to carefully consider the side effects. And what about eye-brightening drops? Find out everything you need to know here.

Jun 01, 2021

COVID-19 and Vaccines Among Older Adults

The impact of COVID-19 among older adults in Utah looks a lot different today than in the fall and early winter of 2020. The number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths have dramatically dropped among adults aged 70 and older since February 2021 following the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines. More than 80 percent of older adults have now been vaccinated in Utah.

May 26, 2021

Seguridad y prevención de quemaduras en verano

El verano es una época maravillosa del año. Es el momento de disfrutar del aire libre, de celebrar con los amigos y la familia, y de relajarse mientras los niños están fuera de la escuela. Sin embargo, los incendios y las quemaduras no se toman vacaciones en verano. Para ayudar a garantizar que todos se puedan divertir mientras se mantienen a salvo, lea estos consejos y recomendaciones de seguridad.

May 24, 2021

Vacunas COVID-19 y niños

Los niños de 12 a 15 años ahora pueden recibir la vacuna Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 luego de la Autorización de uso de emergencia de la Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos. Los resultados de un ensayo clínico de Fase 3 de la vacuna COVID-19 en este grupo de edad sugieren que es muy eficaz para protegerlos de enfermedades.

May 24, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines and Children

Children age 12- to 15- years old can now get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine following Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the Food and Drug Administration. Results from a Phase 3 clinical trial testing the COVID-19 vaccine in this age group suggest it is highly effective at protecting them from disease.

The Scope

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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