Sideshow: Scot Swallows a Crown

Sep 14, 2021

Dental crowns are notoriously expensive and a hassle to have installed. Say one were to fall out and you accidentally swallowed it, what would you do? Scot, Troy, and Mitch brainstorm foreign object retrieval methods and learn when you should go to the ER if you swallow something you shouldn’t....

What to Expect When Your Son Reaches Puberty

Sep 13, 2021

As a boy begins to mature, their body and mind go through a lot of changes. It can be tough not only for kids but for their parents too. From growth spurts - and the appetites to match - to strange smells to general moodiness, Dr. Cindy Gellner shares her expertise to prepare parents for raising a ...

E23: 7 Domains of Vaccination

Sep 13, 2021

As a society, we have seen many health crises—smallpox, measles, polio, influenza, and most recently, COVID-19. With viruses and diseases also come vaccinations. But with how much we know, there is still so much we don't know about our immune system. How do vaccines work to protect us against ...

The COVID Vaccine is Safe During Pregnancy

Sep 9, 2021

During pregnancy, your top priority is to keep your child safe and healthy. We know the dangers of COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. But is the vaccine safe for you and your developing child? Dr. Kirtly Jones shares the latest research about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant ...

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement—Is It Right For Me?

Sep 8, 2021

Just a few years ago, treating critical aortic stenosis required surgery. Now, there’s transcatheter aortic valve replacement, which allows for treatment of the heart’s blocked valve without actual surgery. Dr. Tom Miller talks to cardiologist, Dr. Jim Fang about this new procedure, how it’s ...

How the Aging Brain Program Can Help with Memory Disorders

Sep 3, 2021

Memory changes are common but not necessarily a normal part of the aging process. Many issues related to an aging brain can be treated—and in some cases prevented. Geriatric specialist Dr. Michelle Sorweid explains how the Aging Brain Program at University of Utah Health can help diagnose and ...

What to Expect After Endoscopic Spine Surgery

Sep 1, 2021

Recent biomedical advancements now allow for certain spinal surgeries to be performed via a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure. For patients undergoing endoscopic spine surgery, Dr. Mark Mahan explains what to expect during your recovery—including recovery times of only a week or two....

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