My Child Has Night Terrors—What Can I Do?

Jun 29, 2020

It can be hard to watch your child have night terrors: when they scream and cry inconsolably at night. Dr. Cindy Gellner explains why a small percent of children experience these and how you can help when it happens. Although night terrors usually stop eventually, there are some signs that it’s ...

What is the Best Way to Manage Your Allergy Symptoms?

Jun 26, 2020

Unfortunately, there is no cure for allergies—you can only manage the symptoms. The best allergy management is to avoid the allergen entirely, but that can sometimes be impossible. Allergy expert Dr. Gretchen Oakley explains how sprays, pills, and eye drops can be a part of your allergy management...

ER or Not: Infected Ear Piercing

Jun 19, 2020

Your recent ear piercing is red and swollen and you suspect it might be infected — should you go to the emergency room? On this ER or Not, emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen discusses the potential serious complications that can come from an infection of the ear, including hearing loss and ...

A Cleft Team Can Improve Your Child’s Cleft Palate or Cleft Lip Treatment

Jun 16, 2020

The first three months of development are crucial for parents with a child born with cleft palate or cleft lip. The steps taken during this time can significantly impact the success of future corrective procedures. Dr. Barbu Gociman, University of Utah Health surgeon and member of the Cleft Palate ...

Mental Wellness in Older Adults During COVID-19

Jun 16, 2020

Feelings of anxiety and isolation can be prevalent in individuals over the age of 65. For this older group, shelter-in-place orders during the COVID-19 pandemic can make the feelings of being disconnected and anxious even worse. How can you make sure that your older loved ones are keeping mentally ...

Depression in Children on the Rise — How to Help Your Child with Their Mental Health

Jun 15, 2020

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 3.2 million kids aged 12 to 17 have had a depressive episode in the last year. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner explains what depression looks like in children and how you as a parent can help your child’s mental health....

Is an Enlarged Prostate a Serious Medical Condition?

Jun 12, 2020

Frequent urination, feeling you always have to go, weak stream, dribbling, and waking up in the middle of the night are all symptoms of an enlarged prostate. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or enlarged prostate, is more common than most men realize. And without treatment, it could lead to a more...

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