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Jan 14, 2021

Injury Prevention on the Slopes

Helmets, goggles, correctly fitted equipment, water and snacks—these are essentials as you get ready for a day on the slopes. A helmet will protect your head if you fall, and equipment that fits you will make the day easier on your body. But what are some simple ways to ensure you don’t end up hurt at the end of the day?

Nov 12, 2020

Hip Pain in Teenage Athletes

It’s no surprise hip pain is a common problem in teenage athletes. Between constant growth spurts and activity levels at an all-time high, sometimes the hip joint has a hard time working properly. It’s important to know the different types of hip pain and how to manage it.

Nov 05, 2020

Wearing a Mask at the Gym: The Do’s and Don’ts

With COVID-19 interrupting our daily routines, exercising is as important as ever not only for physical health, but mental health too. Exercising is a sure way to make you breath harder and may increase your perspiration which could make wearing a mask more difficult, but even more important in the long run. Dr. Christopher Gee MD, MPH, an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery answers questions about wearing a mask while in the gym.

Oct 23, 2020

Hip Pain & Hip Popping: Do You Need a Doctor?

You may have tried massages or stretching, but your hip pain isn’t going away. Find the source of your pain and learn from Doctor Chalmers when you might want to see a hip specialist.

Jul 16, 2020

Tips for Mountain Bike Safety

Mountain biking is an amazing sport and Utah is truly a world renown mecca for the sport. Mountain biking is a great way to get out into the mountains, improve fitness, enhance a feeling of well-being, and build confidence. However, mountain biking is not without risk. It’s an activity that requires specialized equipment and sometimes takes place on difficult terrain. Learn how you can best protect yourself while biking.

Jan 10, 2020

Why Do My Joints Hurt in the Winter?

The cold weather can make your joints feel frozen.

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The Scope

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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