Menopause and Hormonal Therapy

Jun 19, 2019

How do you know if hormonal therapy is right for you? On today's Health Minute, women's expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones explains why estrogen hormonal therapy is an effective way to treat symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes and dryness. Learn more about this health topic in the full-length ...

What to Do When Your Child Chips or Knocks Out a Tooth

Jun 19, 2019

Kids can be rambunctious and rowdy. Especially during the warm summer months when they're outside playing sports and running around. When they eventually take a spill that knocks out a tooth, do you know what to do? Pediatric dental specialist Dr. Hans Reinemer explains what you need to do for ...

Out Hiking and Got Bitten By A Rattlesnake. What Next?

Jun 18, 2019

What you learned as a Scout on how to handle snakebites probably won’t come in handy and can even make the situation worse. Brad Dahl with the Utah Poison Control Center says once you’ve been bitten, those venom extraction kits won’t help much either. He’ll tell you what you should—and ...

Do I Have Food Poisoning?

Jun 18, 2019

Nauseous? Stomach cramps? Vomiting? Could it be food poisoning? On today's Health Minute, emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen explains how to tell if your symptoms could be from food poisoning after you ate something questionable. Learn how long until food poisoning takes effect and how long ...

4 Tips to Protect Your Skin from the Sun

Jun 17, 2019

Skin cancer is one of the most common and potentially dangerous forms of cancer in the United States. It's also one of the most preventable if you take steps to protect yourself from harmful UV rays. On today's Health Minute, dermatologist Dr. Christopher Hull shares four simple ways you can protect...

There Are Health Benefits to Quitting Smoking—Regardless of When You Quit

Jun 14, 2019

Smoking is harmful to your body and causes an overall decline in quality of life. On today's Health Minute, pulmonary specialist Dr. Nate Hatton explains the health benefits of quitting smoking, regardless of how long you've been smoking. Learn more about this health topic in the full-length ...

Should I Go to the ER for Really Bad Back Pain?

Jun 13, 2019

You’re experiencing extreme pain in your back—is it bad enough that you should go to an emergency room? On this Health Minute, we play "ER or Not" with emergency physician Dr. Troy Madsen, as he shares what symptoms you should be on the look out for to see if your back pain is something more ...

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