What Are Those Floaters in My Vision?

Feb 15, 2019

Some people may have experienced small black or gray spots or specks that weave in and out of their vision on occasion. They’re called eye floaters and they’re quite common. On this Health Minute, ophthalmologist Dr. Brian Zaugg talks about what exactly eye floaters are and whether or not they ...

Valentine's Day Expectations

Feb 14, 2019

Valentine's Day can be stressful for everyone involved. Decisions, such as where to go for dinner, whether to get a gift or not and if flowers should be sent can turn Valentine's Day into a nightmare. But it doesn’t have to be that way. On today's Health Minute, Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones has a ...

If You Get Winded Easily It Might Be Pulmonary Hypertension

Feb 13, 2019

Do you find yourself short of breath, even from a slow walk with the dog? Do you have to catch your breath at the top of a short staircase? Pulmonary hypertension might be the cause. It can limit your quality of life and, untreated, eventually, lead to heart failure. Dr. Nathan Hatton says, unlike ...

Organ Donation Myth Debunked

Feb 13, 2019

An organ donation from a single person can save the lives of up to eight other people. But one of the reasons that keep people from becoming a donor is the misconception that once doctors know you’re a donor, they are less likely to try and save your life. On this Health Minute, Dr. Jeffrey ...

Everything You Need to Know About Tendinitis and Its Treatment

Feb 12, 2019

If you suffer from pain in a certain area during exercise, it could be tendinitis (also called tendonitis) or something worse. Sports medicine orthopedic specialist Dr. David Petron talks about some misconceptions with tendinitis, including a lengthy list of long-term and short-term treatments....

What to do if You're Shot by Cupid's Arrow

Feb 12, 2019

Getting shot by Cupid with an arrow of love is one thing. Getting shot by a real arrow is something else entirely. On today's Valentine's Day Health Minute, emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen explains what to do if you're—somehow— shot by an arrow. Learn more about this health topic on ...

A Broken Heart is Dangerous

Feb 11, 2019

Can someone really die of a broken heart? It seems too poetic to be true, but broken heart syndrome is very real and very dangerous. Dr. John Ryan, cardiologist with University of Utah Health joins this Health Minute to describe the condition. Learn more about this health topic in the full-length ...

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