Health Consequences of Feeling Lonely

Jul 23, 2020

Nearly half of Americans are lonely. According to Merriam-Webster's definition, loneliness is "being without company, cut off from others; sadness from being alone." Loneliness is common and can lead to both poor social and health consequences beyond mental health. Women's health expert Dr. Kirtly ...

ER or Not: I Swallowed a Chicken Bone!

Jul 22, 2020

In this episode of ER or Not, we find out what sorts of trouble you could be in if you accidentally swallowed the not-so-tasty part of a chicken wing. Should you go to the ER immediately or wait for the situation to pass? Dr. Troy Madsen has the answers....

ER vs. Urgent Care: Where Should I Go?

Jul 21, 2020

If you have a painful but minor injury such as a sprain or fracture, it might be faster to go to an urgent care office instead of the emergency room. Dr. Tom Miller talks to emergency room surgeon Dr. Robert Stephen about how to decide where to go when you have a minor emergency injury....

Does an Expensive Mask Better Reduce the Spread of COVID-19?

Jul 17, 2020

Wearing face masks can help reduce the chance of spreading coronavirus, but what kind of mask is best? According to Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tom Miller, a cheap and simple cloth mask is just as effective at minimizing virus spread while out in public as the expensive models you see online. Learn ...

My Finger is Swollen – Am I Normal?

Jul 16, 2020

It can be common for a finger to swell up due to an insect bite or injury, but what if it swells up suddenly without any known cause? Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones goes through the steps to determine what might have caused the swelling and addresses whether or not sudden swelling of the finger is ...

The Importance of Walking Speed for Stroke Victims

Jul 15, 2020

Walking is something many of us take for granted. For a stroke survivor, walking is a crucial component to their recovery and lifetime health. Dr. Tom Miller talks to the Director of Stroke Rehabilitation at the University of Utah and stroke survivor Dr. Steven R. Edgley about the importance of ...

Treating Your Child’s Bug Bites

Jul 13, 2020

Summer weather can often lead to bug bites. What do you do if your child gets bit by an insect while playing outside? From mosquito bites to a bite from a black widow, pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner talks about the most effective treatments for bug bites....

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