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...

Health Minute: Preventing Hair Loss

Jan 17, 2019

Hair loss happens to 80 percent of men at some point in their life. Dermatologist Dr. David Smart says there are habits that can be adopted to slow the process, such as washing hair with anti-dandruff shampoo. On this Health Minute, Dr. Smart has quick tips for reducing hair loss....

Will You Actually Live Longer if You Quit Smoking?

Jan 16, 2019

We all know smoking cigarettes is bad for you. It causes significant health problems including lung cancer and COPD. Lung tissue, once damaged, cannot repair itself. So if you quit smoking, will it really help you live longer? Dr. Tom Miller talks to Dr. Nate Hatton, pulmonary specialist at ...

Health Minute: What to Do If You Think You Might Have a Concussion

Jan 16, 2019

A concussion is not the type of injury you should just walk off. Unseen complications from a head injury could become dangerous and even fatal. On this Health Minute, Dr. Greg Hawryluk discusses why it is so important to get to a doctor as soon as you suspect a concussion. Learn more about this ...

Glass-front Fireplaces Can Cause Serious Burns

Jan 15, 2019

Because they can reach temperatures up to 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit, glass-front gas fireplaces are responsible for many preventable burn injuries to children each year. Jordan Green shares the harrowing experience of his infant son who burned his hand one morning and faced a long and painful period ...

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