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Will a Septoplasty Fix Snoring and Improve Sleep?

Jan 22, 2021

The nasal surgery to straighten a deviated septum, or a septoplasty, is commonly thought of as a way to improve a person’s sleep. According to ENT physician Dr. Marc Error, the surgery is not a reliable treatment for sleep issues. Find out what the procedure is good at treating and what non-surgical options are available to improve your sleep.

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Pioneering the Future: From Basic Discovery to Bedside

Jan 20, 2021

In this episode, host Kyle Wheeler interviews Wesley Sundquist, PhD. Dr. Sundquist is the Samuels Professor and Co-Chair of the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Utah. He is also a member of the Cell Response and Regulation Program at Huntsman Cancer Institute.

Kyle and Dr. Sundquist discuss the ordeal of discovery and how a career’s worth of workcan lead to interventions. Additionally, they discuss Dr. Sundquist’s work on HIV that has led to Gilead developing a new intervention. Dr. Sundquist also shares thoughts on the impressive work on HIV done by the Michael Kay, MD, PhD lab.

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What Is Pigeon Chest and How Is it Treated?

Jan 20, 2021

Pectus carinatum or pigeon chest, is a genetic disorder that makes the chest wall jut out during puberty. While the condition may cause only minor physical issues, it can have a significant impact on a teenager’s self-esteem. Pediatric surgeon Dr. Stephen Fenton explains what causes the condition and what corrective treatments are available.

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Does My Child Need an Emotional Support Animal?

Jan 12, 2021

Animals can provide comfort, this is a fact. But an emotional support animal is not a pet or a service animal and requires specific training and certification. Some parents may think to request a letter from their child's pediatrician if the child has an emotional disability and a pet helps calm their symptoms—pediatrician Dr. Cindy Geller talks about the criteria for a diagnosis that qualifies your child for an emotional support animal.

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