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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

Learn how 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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102: Men's Health Essentials — Testosterone

May 24, 2022

Seems like every ad you see these days has some new claim about testosterone. It’ll give you energy, build muscle, keep you young, and so on. But is any of that true? John Smith, MD, give the guys the lowdown on testosterone replacement therapy and what it can actually do for men with low levels of the hormone.

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Does My Child Have a Sensory Disorder?

May 18, 2022

Sensory disorders in children have recently been added as an official psychiatric diagnosis and are estimated to impact as many as 15% of kids in the US. These conditions are marked by a significant sensitivity to sounds, textures, tastes, or brightness and can be quite disruptive to their behavior and development. Pediatrician Cindy Gellner, MD, explains why these conditions are on the rise, and how a parent can identify and accommodate them.

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Contact Dermatitis Could Be the Culprit for Your Child’s Rash

May 18, 2022

Have you ever put a piece of clothing or jewelry on your child to have them break out in a rash or hives? It’s called contact dermatitis, and it’s more common than you may think. Cindy Gellner, MD, explains the condition and how you can treat and prevent those itchy rashes your kid may get with certain materials.

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S5E20: Advocating for Reproductive Justice

May 17, 2022

SisterSong—leader of the reproductive justice movement—defines reproductive justice as "the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities." But how do systems of oppression such as racism, ableism, and sexism, make it harder for some to access reproductive care? In S5E20, Lina and Hạ talk with Juliette Friedland, co-chair for diversity and inclusion at Optum UnitedHealth, about the disadvantages and inequalities of reproductive health, and the history and future of obstetrics and gynecology.

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