Health Care Should be About Keeping People Healthy

Feb 21, 2019

It may seem like a no-brainer, but the idea of health care keeping people healthy is sparking a serious discussion in the medical field. On this Health Minute, Dr. Nirav Shah, chief operating officer for Kaiser Permanente, discusses a shifting set of values in health care analysis and what it means ...

Should You Go to the Doctor If You Have A Cold?

Feb 20, 2019

Should you go to the doctor for the cold? It’s a pretty common question. After all, colds can be miserable and who wouldn’t want to feel better. Find out if a trip to your physician's office is worh it. Dr. Tom Miller talks about things you can do to make a cold more bearable and if antibiotics ...

3 Lifestyle Changes You Should Make Before Pregnancy

Feb 20, 2019

As a woman trying to get pregnant, you’ve probably read plenty of books about what to do during pregnancy and after. But there are things you should be doing before you get pregnant, too. On today's Health Minute, Dr. Trevor Wilde shares three lifestyle changes you should start making now, before ...

The Differences Between Allergic Rhinitis and Sinusitis

Feb 19, 2019

When you start sneezing and your nose starts running, is it allergies or a sinus infection? It can be difficult to distinguish the two, especially during the colder months. Dr. Tom Miller talks to otolaryngologist, Dr. Jeremiah Alt, about the differences between allergic rhinitis versus the common ...

Too Much Salt Is Bad

Feb 19, 2019

Americans generally eat lots of salt—often in the form of processed foods—and this can lead to high blood pressure and hypertension. On today's Health Minute, Dr. Tom Miller explains what you can do to keep your daily dose of salt at a minimum....

When to Take a Vomiting Child to the Hospital

Feb 18, 2019

When a child gets sick and throws up, it can cause great concern for parents. On today's Health Minute, pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner explains the warning signs of vomiting in a child that may require emergency medical attention. Learn more about this health topic in the full-length interview....

What Are Those Floaters in My Vision?

Feb 15, 2019

Some people may have experienced small black or gray spots or specks that weave in and out of their vision on occasion. They’re called eye floaters and they’re quite common. On this Health Minute, ophthalmologist Dr. Brian Zaugg talks about what exactly eye floaters are and whether or not they ...

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