ER or Not: I Think I Have Coronavirus

Mar 27, 2020

Should you go to the ER for COVID-19 symptoms? Emergency physician Dr. Troy Madsen says, “No.” However, there are exceptions—If you’re experiencing high fever or cough symptoms, please call 801-587-0712 before visiting the hospital. Dr. Madsen talks about testing guidelines and what you ...

How to Eat to Control Your Cholesterol

Mar 24, 2020

High cholesterol levels can lead to cardiovascular disease, so it’s important to keep your levels low. What you eat can have a big impact on those numbers. But what should (and shouldn’t) you be eating to lower your cholesterol? Nutrition specialist Sharee Thompson shares the steps you should ...

How a Registered Dietitian Can Help with More Than Just Losing Weight

Mar 13, 2020

What you eat impacts your health beyond gaining weight. An RDN can teach you to eat to treat physical ailments like kidney disease and cancer to mental health issues like ADHD and depression and a variety of other conditions. Sharee Thompson explains how a qualified registered dietitian can help ...

New Focused Ultrasound Treatment to Eliminate Essential Tremor

Mar 11, 2020

Essential tremor is a debilitating neurological disorder that can make daily life difficult. Treatments typically include medications with severe side effects or open skull brain surgery. But a new technology allows surgeons to treat the condition without making a single incision. Dr. Matthew ...

Vasectomy or Tubal Ligation? What Is the Best Option for You and Your Partner?

Mar 4, 2020

Your family is complete—you and your partner are considering permanent birth control. Does the father get a vasectomy, or does the mother get a tubal ligation? According to Dr. Alex Pastuszak, the decision should be easy. He explains why he’s strongly in favor of vasectomy and the reasons why it...

6 Reasons Women Love Men Who Get a Vasectomy

Feb 26, 2020

Vasectomies make men sexy. At least according to urologist and reproductive specialist Dr. Alexander Pastuszak. Dr. Pastuszak discusses six reasons why women might want men to get the procedure, as well as strategies for how a woman can start the discussion about permanent birth control with her ...

Small Breast Sizes Are Also at Risk of Breast Cancer

Feb 20, 2020

When it comes to developing breast cancer, size does not matter. A smaller breast does not lead to a smaller risk of developing a tumor. Women's health expert, Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones speaks with breast imaging specialist Dr. Helene Mrose about what really impacts the chances of developing breast ...

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