Improving our Nation’s Heart Health: A Conversation with NHLBI Director, Gary Gibbons

Jan 23, 2019

Despite major advances in treating and preventing heart disease, the condition is still a leading cause of death in the U.S. At the Utah Cardiac Recovery Symposium, Dr. Gary Gibbons, director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, outlined the institute’s strategic vision for improving ...

How to Stick to a Healthy Diet

Jan 22, 2019

Improving one's diet is a common New Year's resolution. But our fast-paced, busy lives make it seemingly impossible to stick to a healthful diet, right? Not according to dietitian Kary Woodruff, who says knowing what makes a healthy meal can make eating healthfully easy. Find out how to best prepare...

Health Minute: Could Your Thyroid Sabotage Your Diet?

Jan 22, 2019

You diet and exercise, but can’t seem to lose any weight. Could your thyroid be to blame? On today's Health Minute, Dr. Dev Abraham explains why a thyroid condition is probably not the cause for your weight gain and suggests a strategy for losing that stubborn fat. Learn more about this topic in ...

Health Minute: What's Normal When Your Kid Has a Stomach Bug?

Jan 21, 2019

When a child starts throwing up or has diarrhea from a stomach bug, it can make parents nervous. On today's Health Minute, pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner explains what to normally expect when a child catches a stomach bug, how best to treat the child, and what symptoms to look for that are not ...

Health Minute: 3 Home Remedies for Period Pain

Jan 18, 2019

Aches. Cramps. Bloating. It’s that time of the month again. On today's Health Minute, Dr. Kirtly Paker Jones shares three OBGYN-approved home remedies to relieve some of the pains caused by your period. Learn more about this topic in the full-length inteview....

Health Hack: Use Cardboard and a T-Shirt to Help with a Broken Bone

Jan 18, 2019

Broken bones hurt all the way up until you get a cast on it. On today’s Health Hack, emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen explains how to make a simple DIY splint to help immobilize an injured limb while you wait for treatment....

You Are More Likely to Die from an Opioid Overdose than a Car Crash

Jan 18, 2019

It may shock you, but recent studies show you are more likely to die from an opioid overdose than automobile accidents, falls or even a firearm assault. Pediatric emergency medicine physician Dr. Jennifer Plumb talks about the extreme dangers of opioids, and how changing our way of thinking can make...

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