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Sep 16, 2021

Conmociones Cerebrales: Cómo Pueden Afectarle Ahora Y Después

Una conmoción cerebral es una forma leve de lesión cerebral traumática (LCT) que afecta el funcionamiento del cerebro. Estos efectos pueden ser a corto plazo, durando solo unas horas o un par de días, o posiblemente causar problemas a largo plazo.

Jul 29, 2021

Pop Goes the Shoulder– Now What?

If you are worried you have a shoulder dislocation, don’t panic, but do get specialized care right away.

Mar 24, 2021

Does My Child Have Little League Shoulder?

Is your child complaining about shoulder pain? If so, it might be a sign of little league shoulder.

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.

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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