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Jun 25, 2021

Recreating Safely in the Heat

The heat of summer has quickly arrived, sending families outside to enjoy the outdoors. Before heading out, it’s important to plan ahead according to the activity you are participating in. Heat illness and heat stroke can pose a serious and life-threatening risk to your health.

Jun 25, 2021

Are You Burned Out?

So, how do you define burnout? What are the signs to look for? How do you cope? Tina Halliday, LCSW, Behavioral Sciences Manager at Huntsman Mental Health Institute, discusses burnout and offers some helpful tips and ways to combat this sense of hopelessness in the workplace.

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.

The Scope

What the New FDA Salt Guidelines Means for You

Oct 21, 2021

Recent studies have shown that people in the U.S. consume too much salt in their daily diet, in some cases over 30% of the recommended amount. A high sodium diet can lead to serious health conditions like hypertension, heart disease, and stroke. In response, the FDA has issued new guidelines for food manufacturers and individuals about how much salt to put in food. Dr. Kirtly Jones explains what the new recommendations mean for you and your favorite foods.

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90: Mitch's Two Year Quitversary

Oct 19, 2021

After a decade of smoking and vaping, producer Mitch quit. Yet, it hasn't all been rainbows and unicorns. After two years, Mitch still finds himself struggling with occasional cravings. Cessation specialist Edlira Farka with Huntsman Cancer Institute's Center for HOPE Tobacco Cessation Program joins the celebration and explains why quitting smoking is a lifetime marathon, not a sprint.

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What You Need to Know About Fertility Treatments: After Age 40

Oct 14, 2021

For women over the age of 40 looking to get pregnant, it is important to start working with a fertility specialist sooner than later. The treatment options available become more limited as we age, so finding the right doctor to help with conception can be a crucial step in your fertility plan. Dr. Kirtly Jones speaks with fertility expert Dr. Erica Johnstone about helping women over 40 become pregnant.

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Sideshow: Battlefield Acupuncture

Oct 12, 2021

Troy shares a recent study that shows evidence that acupuncture of the ear may help treat back pain. But how does producer Mitch already know about battlefield acupuncture and how it’s practiced?

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