Well-Child Visits During COVID-19

Dec 21, 2020

Well-child visits are still happening, even during a global health pandemic. The good news is your doctor's office is probably one of the safest places to be during COVID-19 outside of your house. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner talks about what to expect during your child's visit, how doctors' ...

Keeping Students and Teachers Safe During COVID-19

Dec 9, 2020

While the classroom may look different this year, school is still happening. As a parent, you worry your child might get infected if they are attending in-person classes. But if your child is remote learning, you worry they are not fully absorbing the learning materials. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy ...

Healing a Pulled Hamstring

Dec 7, 2020

Is a pulled hamstring—also called a strained hamstring—something you can treat on your own, or should you see a doctor? Athletic trainer Travis Nolan shares how to determine when you should seek help, why it is essential to do the proper stretching and physical therapy, and how long it takes for...

Alzheimer's Disease: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Dec 2, 2020

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive disease of the brain that causes loss of nerve cells, and as a result, patients first develop difficulty with memory. Dr. Norman Foster, director of the Center for Alzheimer Care, Imaging, and Research at University of Utah, talks about the characteristics of ...

Hemorrhoids—or Something Else?

Nov 25, 2020

If you’re experiencing severe rectal pain, you might think it’s hemorrhoids, but it could be something worse. Dr. Tom Miller and Dr. Bartley Pickron talk about how to distinguish between common hemorrhoids and more serious conditions. They also discuss treatments and relief for pain, as well as ...

It's Important to Follow-up with Your Doctor

Nov 20, 2020

Some patients, unfortunately, don't get better after the first doctor's appointment, and an estimated 30 percent of patients don't even fill their prescriptions. If your condition doesn't improve, your doctor needs to know. Women's health expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones talks about the importance of ...

How to Be Assertive About Your COVID Concerns This Holiday Season

Nov 20, 2020

As the holidays approach during the COVID-19 pandemic, many people find themselves trying to navigate how to celebrate with family safely—if they feel safe to meet up at all. Some family members may have different ideas about what it means to be safe during these times. Dr. Benjamin Chan shares ...

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