ER or Not: I Got Someone Else's Blood on Me

Nov 16, 2018

You just got someone else’s blood on you. Now you’re wondering if you need to go to the ER or whether you can wipe it off and go on with the rest of your day. Emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen talks through the scenario and factors that will make a difference in the decision of whether to...

The Skinny on Snot: What Your Child's Mucus Says About Their Health

Nov 15, 2018

It’s kind of gross to talk about, but you can learn a lot from snot. While mucus may be a bit of an annoyance, it plays an important role in your child’s body. Mucus lines organs with a protective layer, keeping dust and dirt out to help fight off infections. But not all mucus are the same. ...

When Should a Woman See a Doctor for Problems Down Below?

Nov 13, 2018

It can be hard to tell if problems like vaginal itching or changes in your discharge are minor issues that will go away on their own, or if they’re the result of something more serious. Women's health expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones gives if/then scenarios for potential vaginal issues. Listen to ...

How to Treat Skin Conditions on the Foot

Nov 12, 2018

Foot skin issues are common among teenagers—and no, it’s not always athlete’s foot. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner talks about three common foot skin issues in teenagers, and how to identify and treat those issues without a trip to the doctor....

Recovering From Sinus Surgery

Nov 9, 2018

If you’re going to undergo endoscopic sinus surgery, you may have some questions regarding your recovery. Will you have extensive bandaging and bruising? How long before you can go back to work? Sinus surgeon Dr. Richard Orlandi answers some common questions regarding recovery from sinus surgery ...

Can Women Get Kidney Stones?

Nov 8, 2018

Kdney stones have been referred to as “the worst pain in the world,” (besides childbirth, of course) and are becoming more common, especially in women. Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones talks about these painful little stones, their causes, and how you can avoid being one in 12 women who get kidney ...

Who Should Remove My Wisdom Teeth?

Nov 7, 2018

Wisdom tooth extraction is almost a rite of passage for many Americans. Dr. Bryce Williams talks about why it’s important to have them removed. He also describes the difference between dentists and oral surgeons and offers some insight about which may be a better choice if you are having this ...

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