Mapping Moles Is an Effective Way to Fight Skin Cancer

May 21, 2019

People with more moles than average might have a hard time trying to keep track of changes during self-examinations for skin cancer. Dr. Doug Grossman from Huntsman Cancer Institute introduces a technique called mole mapping to determine when anomalies on the skin might require surgery or when they ...

Enhance Mental Well-Being with Meaningful Experiences

May 21, 2019

You may be working on being physically fit—working out, eating better, kicking bad habits—but have you thought about how to keep yourself mentally fit? On this Health Minute, psychologist Dr. Michael McIntosh explains how incorporating 'planned positive outreach' is the best thing you can add to...

How to Identify Your Child's Food Allergy

May 20, 2019

Food allergies can be a serious concern for parents. They can cause upset tummies, rashes, and in some extreme cases, life-threatening symptoms. How can you identify food allergies in your young child? On this Health Minute, pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner share ways parents can diagnose a food ...

Baby Boomers Should Test for Hepatitis C

May 17, 2019

One in 25 baby boomers (people born between 1945 and '65) test positive for hepatitis C. It's the most common chronic blood-borne pathogen and the most common cause of chronic liver disease or liver cancer. Once you've contracted it, it doesn't go away. Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones explains why baby ...

Screening Can Prevent Osteoporosis

May 17, 2019

The thought of a parent or grandparent falling can be a scary one, but if they have osteoporosis it can make a bad situation even worse. On today's Health Minute, Dr. Tom Miller explains what can cause the loss of bone density as well as what can be done to diagnose and help prevent osteoporosis....

Surgery Can Relieve the Pain of Some Types of Hand Arthritis

May 16, 2019

Most people with hand arthritis just live with it. However, there are two types of surgery that can effectively eliminate arthritis pain and improve your quality of life. Dr. Tom Miller talks to orthopedic surgeon and hand expert Dr. Douglas Hutchinson about these operations and what conservative ...

Drug Overdose Prevention: Talk to Someone

May 16, 2019

Accidental drug overdoses are one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Unfortunately too often, people think of drug addictions as a moral failing rather than a medical condition that needs treatment. On today's Health Minute, Dr. Joseph Watson talks about why it's critical people ...

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