Will a Septoplasty Fix Snoring and Improve Sleep?

Jan 22, 2021

The nasal surgery to straighten a deviated septum, or a septoplasty, is commonly thought of as a way to improve a person’s sleep. According to ENT physician Dr. Marc Error, the surgery is not a reliable treatment for sleep issues. Find out what the procedure is good at treating and what ...

What Is Pigeon Chest and How Is it Treated?

Jan 19, 2021

Pectus carinatum or pigeon chest, is a genetic disorder that makes the chest wall jut out during puberty. While the condition may cause only minor physical issues, it can have a significant impact on a teenager’s self-esteem. Pediatric surgeon Dr. Stephen Fenton explains what causes the condition ...

Pioneering the Future: From Basic Discovery to Bedside

Jan 19, 2021

In this episode, host Kyle Wheeler interviews Wesley Sundquist, PhD. Dr. Sundquist is the Samuels Professor and Co-Chair of the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Utah. He is also a member of the Cell Response and Regulation Program at Huntsman Cancer Institute. Kyle and Dr. Sundquist ...

Tips for Spotting Eye Issues in Children

Jan 18, 2021

Newborns can’t always control their developing eyes and sometimes go cross-eyed. But if your child is older than two months and you notice her or his eyes looking in different directions, something else might be going on. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner describes how to tell if your child’s eyes ...

How to Reduce Your Risk of Stroke

Jan 15, 2021

The same risk factors that cause stroke can make you susceptible for repeat occurrences. Stroke specialist Dr. Dana Dewitt and Dr. Tom Miller talk about the importance of knowing the risk factors. They also discuss how to reduce your risk for stroke....

How Long After a Miscarriage to Try Again?

Jan 14, 2021

Sadly, miscarriages do occur for expecting mothers, and many women commonly want to know how long they must wait before trying to get pregnant again. Women's health expert, Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones says the most common recommendation in the United States is three months. Learn what conditions can ...

ER or Not: Heart Racing

Jan 13, 2021

If you find your heart suddenly racing, is that cause for concern? Whether to worry or not depends on other symptoms and how long the racing lasts. Emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen talks about some potentially serious conditions you should be mindful of, and how ER doctors might treat them....

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