Debunking Old Wives’ Tales: Summer Safety Tips for Your Kids

Aug 20, 2018

Summer is a time for kids to go outdoors and have fun. But as a parent, you want to make sure they’re safe out there. Does your child really need to wait 30 minutes after eating to swim? Should they get a base tan? Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner examines some of the more common summertime safety ...

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How Long Until Food Poisoning Takes Effect?

Aug 17, 2018

Sometimes we eat something we wish we hadn't. Emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen says food poisoning generally takes about six hours to take effect, but most people get through it all right. Learn about the symptoms of food poisoning and things you can do to help yourself get through it....

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Vision Loss Can Lead to Visual Hallucinations

Aug 15, 2018

Sometimes when people lose their vision, they can begin to have hallucinations. It’s called Charles Bonet Syndrome (CBS) and is more common than you think. It may sound scary but it’s quite harmless—and you're definitely not crazy. Lisa Ord, Ph.D., a clinical social worker and director of the ...

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How to Treat a Broken Bone that Didn't Heal Correctly

Aug 14, 2018

Broken bones can occasionally heal in the wrong position, forming a “malunion” or “malalignment” after treatment. These misaligned bones can cause further problems and pain in the body. Dr. Tom Miller talks to orthopedic surgeon Dr. Justin Haller about what causes these bones to heal ...

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The Importance of Your Child’s Well Visits

Aug 13, 2018

Parents know to take their kid to their pediatrician when they’re sick, but children should also be visiting regularly even when they seem healthy. Your child’s well visit is much more than just a physical. Dr. Cindy Gellner explains what pediatricians are checking for during your child’s ...

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Tubal Ligation or Tubal Removal: Which Procedure is Right For Me?

Aug 9, 2018

There are two sterilization methods for women who choose to end childbearing: ligation and removal. Tubal sterilization can also decrease a woman's risk of some types of ovarian cancer by 30-50 percent. Women's health expert Dr. Kirtly Paker Jones discuss the differences between tubal ligation ...

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Is it Dangerous to Be a Chronic Short Sleeper?

Aug 8, 2018

Most research says getting less than the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep a night can be detrimental to your health. But as many as 10 percent of Americans report that getting six hours or less a night seems more than enough. Researchers Paula Williams and Brian Curtis discuss their study on...

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