Alzheimer's Disease: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Dec 2, 2020

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive disease of the brain that causes loss of nerve cells, and as a result, patients first develop difficulty with memory. Dr. Norman Foster, director of the Center for Alzheimer Care, Imaging, and Research at University of Utah, talks about the characteristics of ...

Hemorrhoids—or Something Else?

Nov 25, 2020

If you’re experiencing severe rectal pain, you might think it’s hemorrhoids, but it could be something worse. Dr. Tom Miller and Dr. Bartley Pickron talk about how to distinguish between common hemorrhoids and more serious conditions. They also discuss treatments and relief for pain, as well as ...

It's Important to Follow-up with Your Doctor

Nov 20, 2020

Some patients, unfortunately, don't get better after the first doctor's appointment, and an estimated 30 percent of patients don't even fill their prescriptions. If your condition doesn't improve, your doctor needs to know. Women's health expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones talks about the importance of ...

How to Be Assertive About Your COVID Concerns This Holiday Season

Nov 20, 2020

As the holidays approach during the COVID-19 pandemic, many people find themselves trying to navigate how to celebrate with family safely—if they feel safe to meet up at all. Some family members may have different ideas about what it means to be safe during these times. Dr. Benjamin Chan shares ...

1: Redefining Diabetes

Nov 18, 2020

High-impact discoveries at University of Utah Health are transforming how we think about the causes of diabetes and solutions to combat disease. Through this interview with Scott Summers, learn how he, June Round, ...

When Does My Child Need to Go to the ER for a Nose Injury?

Nov 16, 2020

Does your child’s nose seem to be a trauma magnet, constantly getting bumped, bruised, and bloodied? It’s pretty typical for kids to hurt their nose as they play and explore. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner talks about how you should treat your child’s injured nose at home and when it’s time ...

Why Do Women Have Hot Flashes?

Nov 12, 2020

6,000 women in the United States enter menopause each day. One-third of all women in the United States will be postmenopausal by 2020—most are baby boomers. Menopause symptoms, such as hot flashes, can last as long as fifteen years and can cause significant distress. Women's health expert Dr. ...

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