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Inheriting Behaviors

Mar 7, 2014

Your upbringing is not the only thing that influences your demeanor. Dr. Christopher Gregg, a professor in neurobiology and anatomy, is researching patterns of inheritance that have long term effects on behavior. His surprising research findings may lead to new approaches for determining the causes ...

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Chronic Migraines: A Tidal Wave of Activity in the Brain

Feb 24, 2014

An estimated 36 million people in the U.S. suffer from chronic migraines, an illness for which there are limited medications and no cure. Dr. K.C. Brennan describes a migraine as a tidal wave of activity that turns up the volume of the senses in the brain and debilitates many people. Listen as Dr. ...

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From the Frontlines: February

Feb 21, 2014

Lots of ski injuries in the month of February, and surprisingly many of them aren’t happening on the Black Diamonds or Double Black Diamonds ski trails. Emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen talks about why he thinks there seems to be an increase in ski accidents coming into the ER this year. ...

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Skiing and Snowboarding: Why Helmets Aren’t Enough

Feb 17, 2014

Helmet use is higher than ever, but there has been no reduction in the number of skiing or snowboarding injuries or fatalities. So what’s going on? Dr. Tom Miller asked Neurosurgeon Dr. William Couldwell why helmets don’t seem to be enough and what he thinks needs to be done about it....

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Is it a Headache or Migraine?

Feb 4, 2014

Headaches may be one of the most common illnesses; almost everyone gets them. But what do you do when headaches are so severe and debilitating that they become migraines? Dr. Tom Miller discusses the two types of headaches that are most common, what triggers them, preventions and treatments, and how...

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Battle of the Sexes: The Difference Between Migraines in Men and Women

Oct 8, 2013

Dr. Kirtly Jones from the University of Utah distinguishes between women's migraines and men's migraines. She also provides tips for dealing with the pain that comes from what can be a debhilitating condition for some patients....

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Why a Motorcycle Helmet Can Save Your Life

Sep 25, 2013

Dr. Troy Madsen of the University of Utah has treated countless patients injured in motorcycle accidents. He weighs in on why the simple act of wearing a helmet can make a big difference in the event of an accident....

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