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Mar 22, 2022

Dementia and Behavior Changes at Sundown

Doctors aren’t quite sure what causes sundowner’s syndrome, but they do know people with Alzheimer’s disease are prone to develop it, especially in the mid to late-stages of the disease. Sundowner’s refers to a phenomenon that many patients with dementia experience around the time the sun is going down.

Dec 06, 2021

Long-Term Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury

One in sixty people in the U.S lives with a traumatic brain injury related disability. Kelsi Schiltz, a University of Utah Health physical therapy doctor specializing in care for people with neurologic conditions discusses the long-term effects of living with brain injuries.

Nov 09, 2021

Hope and progress: Caring for Someone with a Spinal Cord Injury

Venessa Lee, MD works with spinal cord injury patients at the Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital, the only Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) accredited Spinal Cord Specialty Program in Utah and many of the surrounding states. Lee discusses what it's like to work with patients and families in their recovery.

Nov 05, 2021

What to do for a Pinched Nerve in Your Back

Are you reading this while sitting slouched at a desk? Sit up straight to protect yourself! Zachary McCormick, a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) physician with the University of Utah Health Spine Services team discusses what the causes pinched nerves in your back and how to possibly prevent them.

Feb 11, 2021

What to Do During and After a Seizure

A seizure is a medical condition that causes abnormal activity and/or body movements after a sudden and uncontrolled disturbance in your brain. It’s important to recognize the signs of a seizure and understand what to do if you or someone around you is experiencing one.

Oct 21, 2019

Living With Epilepsy: How to Reduce the Risks

Complications of Epilepsy are always possible, including SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy), but there may be some things you can do to reduce the risks.

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How to Choose a Lung Transplant Program

Sep 28, 2022

Deciding where to have a lung transplant procedure for lung disease is can have a big impact on the transplant outcome. Matthew Morrell, MD, medical director of the lung transplant program at University of Utah Health, discusses what to look for in a lung transplant center to improve the chance of a match, minimize the possibility of rejection, and maximize your life expectancy and quality.

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S5 Extra: The Cold Opens

Sep 27, 2022

Cold opens are a technique commonly used in television storytelling to grab the audience’s attention and keep them from channel surfing. BUNDLE OF HERS uses cold opens as well—the random bit before the intro music starts. During the early episodes, in an effort to have more comfortable conversations, our producer gave us talking points before each episode. From how our days went, to our worst phobias. Five seasons in, we've gradually gotten accustomed to cold opens and start each episode with the most random discussions that sometimes have absolutely nothing to do with the episodes' topics. Twenty-five episodes in season five mean 25 cold opens—all together in one place—these are the conversations before the conversation.

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115: What the Heck is Ketosis?

Sep 27, 2022

If the ads are to be believed, it seems like everyone is doing some sort of low-carb or "keto" diet. Is it just a fad diet of the moment or does ketosis actually promote weight loss? Nutritionist Thunder Jalili, PhD, joins the guys to discuss the science behind ketosis, whether he would recommend it, and the potential dangers and benefits of a strict no carb diet.

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The Wellness Bus Offers Free Nutrition Counseling Sessions in Utah

Sep 21, 2022

Eating a diet with good nutrition can be challenging. Luckily, experts can help us to eat healthier. The Wellness Bus travels around Utah offering free health screenings and education to members of the community. Clinical dietitian Alex Marie Hernandez works on the bus, and she shares her tips on eating healthier, avoiding common nutrition misconceptions, and improving your health with free nutrition counseling.

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