Seven Questions for a Cardiologist

Jan 27, 2021

On this episode of Seven Questions for a Specialist, cardiologist Dr. John Ryan answers what he thinks is the best—and worst—thing you can do for your heart, why he chose to specialize in cardiology and what advancements he's most excited about in the field of cardiology....

ER or Not: Broken Blood Vessel in Eye

Jan 26, 2021

A broken blood vessel in the eye can look nasty. But is it worth a trip to the ER? Emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen talks about when you should seek emergency help and when you can just see your ophthalmologist....

Moody Teenager or Depression?

Jan 25, 2021

Most teenagers experience changes in their mood and emotions during puberty, whether it be trying to isolate themselves in their room, not wanting to do things with the family, or general irritability. These can also be the signs of depression. Psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Conover explains what questions...

Will a Septoplasty Fix Snoring and Improve Sleep?

Jan 22, 2021

The nasal surgery to straighten a deviated septum, or a septoplasty, is commonly thought of as a way to improve a person’s sleep. According to ENT physician Dr. Marc Error, the surgery is not a reliable treatment for sleep issues. Find out what the procedure is good at treating and what ...

What Is Pigeon Chest and How Is it Treated?

Jan 19, 2021

Pectus carinatum or pigeon chest, is a genetic disorder that makes the chest wall jut out during puberty. While the condition may cause only minor physical issues, it can have a significant impact on a teenager’s self-esteem. Pediatric surgeon Dr. Stephen Fenton explains what causes the condition ...

Pioneering the Future: From Basic Discovery to Bedside

Jan 19, 2021

The scientific laboratory is the birthplace of new ideas, rooted in a fundamental understanding of how nature works. While impactful on its own, sometimes discovery is just the beginning. Translatingideas to interventions for improving human health takes added insight and dogged perseverance. In ...

Tips for Spotting Eye Issues in Children

Jan 18, 2021

Newborns can’t always control their developing eyes and sometimes go cross-eyed. But if your child is older than two months and you notice her or his eyes looking in different directions, something else might be going on. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner describes how to tell if your child’s eyes ...

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