Smartphones Can Help Prevent Childhood Obesity

Oct 22, 2018

Nearly 13 million children and adolescents in the United States are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control. It may seem counterintuitive, but pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner says technologies such as smartphones and fitness trackers can actually help kids watch their own weight by ...

New Shingles Vaccine: Who's it For and What it Does

Oct 19, 2018

Shingles is the reactivation of chickenpox—a virus most people get during childhood—and older people are at a higher risk of getting the infection. Should you receive the new shingles shot even if you’ve already been vaccinated? If you're over 50 years of age, probably. Dr. Tom Miller weights ...

Seasonal Affective Disorder Affects Women More Than Men

Oct 18, 2018

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) can occur between longer periods of darkness and extremely cold temperatures. According to women's health expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones, the symptoms of SAD primarily affects women. Dr. Jones talks about how to mitigate feelings of depression and hopelessness ...

ER or Not: I Electrocuted Myself!

Oct 16, 2018

Playing novice electrician? Stuck something in an outlet you shouldn’t have? Emergency physician Dr. Troy Madsen explores the potential health risks you may face after experiencing even just a minor electrical shock. And spoiler: You should go to the hospital....

Teens Are At Risk for STDs

Oct 15, 2018

Just like adults, teenagers are susceptible to receiving sexually transmitted infections (STIs), also known as sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Some STIs are curable and have detectable symptoms, but others can last a lifetime and have no known cure. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner talks about ...

Rubbing Your Eyes Is Bad

Oct 12, 2018

The occasional “knuckle rub” to an itching eye can feel relieving, especially as allergy season starts. But according to Dr. Mark Mifflin, professor of ophthalmology, chronic eye itching can lead to serious, irreparable damage to your eyes. Dr. Tom Miller talks to Dr. Mifflin about what can ...

Listener Question: How to Take Car Keys Away from Elderly Parent?

Oct 9, 2018

As your loved ones get older, there’s a good chance they will begin losing their vision, and in turn, their ability to drive safely degrades. But taking away the car keys from a loved one can be an emotional and challenging event. Lisa Ord, patient support program director for The Moran Eye ...

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