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Dementia with Lewy Bodies

Jul 14, 2014

Dementia with Lewy Bodies is the second most common form of neurodegenerative disorder. University of Utah Health Care provides one of only five clinics in the world specializing in this form of dementia. Dr. Rudolfo Savica explains this disease, which is much more common than one might think. He ...

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Five Risk Factors for Stroke

Jul 1, 2014

Your likelihood of suffering a stroke later in life may hinge on what you’re doing right now. Dr. Tom Miller explores the risk factors for stroke with Dr. Dana Dewitt. They discuss the importance of proper monitoring. They also talk about some behavior changes you can make to improve your chances ...

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When the Epilepsy Researcher Becomes the Patient

Jun 27, 2014

A scientist’s thirty-year career researching epilepsy has taken on new meaning since he started having seizures four years ago. H. Steve White, Ph.D., Director of the Anticonvulsant Drug Development Program at the University of Utah, analyzes his condition with the insights of an expert and ...

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The Benefits of Deep Brain Stimulation for Patients With Parkinson’s Disease

May 13, 2014

Parkinson’s disease isn’t easy to continually treat, but deep brain stimulation can help with tremors and slowness of movement. Dr. Tom Miller speaks with Dr. Lauren Schrock about the procedure and the benefits of deep brain stimulation for patients with Parkinson’s disease....

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Imaging: A New Way to Diagnose Autism?

Apr 30, 2014

An autism diagnosis typically comes from a child’s primary care physician, but there might be a new way to tell if a child has autism. Dr. Jeffrey Anderson says this new method of looking at the brain could be up to 90 percent accurate. He’ll tell you how an MRI can detect autism in the brain, ...

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Are Your Headaches Severe Enough to Visit a Doctor?

Apr 29, 2014

Headaches are a major public health issue. Everything from your daily caffeine intake to the amount of sleep you get can contribute to headaches. Dr. Tom Miller and nurse practitioner Susan Baggaley, M.S.N., discuss the differences between daily headaches and migraines and offer advice on when a ...

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Could A New Blood Test Detect Alzheimer's?

Apr 22, 2014

In what some researchers call a landmark discovery, a new blood test to detect Alzheimer’s disease might become available. But is it really a landmark? If so, how soon might we see this type of test in clinics and hospitals? Listen as Dr. Norman Foster discusses whether this potential test is ...

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