Should I Get Blood Tests at My Annual Checkup?

Nov 20, 2018

Some doctors will want to take blood or urine tests at your yearly checkup for a number of reasons. Dr. Tom Miller talks to Dr. Jerry Hussong, a pathologist who often processes those tests, about their value. Learn how to prepare for these types of tests and whether it’s worth it to continue ...

Parenting Preteens: Advice from a Pediatrician

Nov 19, 2018

"They grow up so fast." For some parents, this fact of life makes it difficult to stop micromanaging their teens; for other parents, it causes them to stop teaching life skills at a crucial stage of development. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner helps parents find the golden mean of parenting preteens ...

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 ...

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