You Should Now Get Your Colorectal Cancer Screenings at 45

Jun 18, 2021

Forty-five is the new fifty, at least when it comes to screening for colorectal cancer. New guidelines from the American Cancer Society suggest patients start screening for deadly cancer earlier. Dr. Priyanka Kanth from Huntsman Cancer Institute explains why the change in the screening age and how ...

How to Talk to Your Doctor about Headaches

Jun 18, 2021

Headaches are very common, with many treatment options available. Yet, many people suffer with headache pain without ever speaking to a doctor. Don’t suffer in silence. Headache specialist Dr. Karly Pippitt shares the best strategies to prepare for a discussion with your doctor about your ...

Breast Reconstructive Surgery: During or After a Mastectomy?

Jun 17, 2021

Many women with breast cancer want to have a bilateral mastectomy even if they only have one breast affected by cancer. No matter what you choose, there are support groups, doctors and even tattoo artists at Huntsman Cancer Institute who will give you the best treatment and recovery possible. In ...

You Might Not Be Drinking Enough Water When You Hike

Jun 16, 2021

In Utah’s dry climate, you might not notice how much water you’re losing through sweat. Even for short, hour-long hikes, dehydration can set in faster than you realize, which can lead to serious complications like heat stroke and exhaustion. Dr. Emily Harold, sports medicine specialist at the ...

How Much Elbow Pain is Okay for Baseball Pitchers?

Jun 16, 2021

For baseball pitchers, a little bit of elbow soreness is normal—after all, there's no crying in baseball. But for pitchers experiencing frequent moderate pain after six innings, it may be time to see a professional. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Peter Chalmers explains what to look for and why it’s ...

How to Treat Heat Stroke

Jun 15, 2021

Heavy exertion in the heat can lead to heat stroke. Some of the symptoms can include nausea, lightheadedness, and fatigue. Emergency physician Dr. Scott Youngquist explains what actions you should take and how emergency physicians might treat a person with heat stroke....

Sideshow: Ginger for Migraines

Jun 15, 2021

Mitch and Troy are back from speaking with their doctors about their migraines. They share their experience and treatment. Troy shares a medical article about the effectiveness of treating headaches with over the counter ginger supplements....

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