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 ...

FDA Approves New Treatment for Postpartum Depression

Jun 13, 2019

Postpartum depression is overwhelming depression and the inability to care for yourself and your newborn—about 1 in 7 women will suffer from postpartum depression after giving birth. Progesterone is the most common hormone in pregnancy, and the dramatic drop in progesterone after giving birth may ...

The Must-knows of Prostate Cancer Screenings

Jun 12, 2019

If you’re a man and live long enough, you’re likely to get prostate cancer. But when should you get screened and what does a positive screening mean? Dr. Jonathan Tward from Huntsman Cancer Institute tells you the effectiveness of prostate cancer screening. He also discusses the potential ...

My Child Knocked Out a Tooth

Jun 12, 2019

Maybe your child took a hard spill while skiing or a direct hit during a game of football, but you find him with a tooth in his hand rather than his mouth. On today's Health Minute, dentist Dr. Hans Reinemer walks us through the steps to save that tooth....

Ice or Heat for a Sprained Ankle?

Jun 11, 2019

You’ve sprained your ankle. It hurts and is swollen and needs some relief. Are you supposed to put it on ice or apply heat? On this Health Minute, Dr. Emily Harold, sports medicine physician at University of Utah Health, has the answer. Learn more about this health topic in the full-length ...

4 Sneaky Ways to Get Your Kids Active

Jun 10, 2019

In these days of tablets and video games, getting your kids active may be like pulling teeth. On this Health Minute, pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner has four ways you can sneak physical activity into their regular routine....

Keep Your Bones Strong as You Age

Jun 7, 2019

As we age, our bones can become weaker and brittle. For older women especially, osteoporosis can be a real concern. On today's Health Minute, ...

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