ER or Not: Leg Swollen After a Long Car Drive

Oct 16, 2020

After sitting for a long time you notice one leg is swollen and your calf is painful. Should you go to the ER? Emergency room physician Troy Madsen says the risk of a blood clot in your leg from sitting too long is reason to visit the ER. Find out why sitting for a long time during a car drive or ...

Breast Cancer in Men

Oct 15, 2020

Men make up one percent of all breast cancer cases in the United States. When it comes to breast cancer, the signs, symptoms, and treatments of the condition are the same for men as they are for women. So should men be getting tested for breast cancer as well? Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones explores breast...

How to Treat Your Child’s Cold Sore

Oct 12, 2020

Most adults have had a cold sore at some point—cold sores are very common. But what can you do as a parent if your child develops cold sores? Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner explains how core sores are triggered in children and how you can prevent and treat your child’s cold sores....

Is Trick-or-Treating Safe During COVID-19?

Oct 6, 2020

Deciding how you and your family are going to celebrate Halloween during a global health pandemic depends on your specific situation and how risk-tolerant you are. Infectious disease physician Dr. Hannah Imlay talks about the three things to take into consideration when determining the risk level of...

What Makes a Genius? A Conversation with MacArthur Fellow, Nels Elde

Oct 6, 2020

MacArthur Fellows, recipients of the highly-regarded “genius grants”, are chosen for their extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits. So, what makes someone a “genius”? In a conversation with 2020 fellow and U of U Health evolutionary geneticist Nels Elde, PhD, he ...

How to Get Rid of Floaters in My Eyes?

Sep 30, 2020

People may often see little moving proteins—called floaters—in their eyes. Ophthalmologist Dr. Brian Zaugg explains what floaters are, why they occur, and why they generally occur more in older people. He'll also tells you some tips for managing floaters....

Detecting Hearing Loss in Newborns

Sep 28, 2020

Hearing loss is the second most common birth defect in newborns—1 in 500 is born without the ability to hear. All 50 states in the United States mandates Universal Newborn Hearing Screening, which detects hearing loss in all newborns born in hospitals. Dr. John Carey talks about when and how the ...

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