Latest Digestive Health Shows

Frequent Heartburn? You May Want to Visit Your Doctor

Oct 21, 2014

Frequent recurring heartburn can lead to serious, even life-threatening complications. Gastroenterologist Dr. Kathleen Boynton talks with Dr. Tom Miller about the warning signs, diagnosis and treatment for chronic heartburn. They discuss screenings, endoscopies, and prescription medication for ...

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Pancreas Transplant: An Alternative Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes

Sep 10, 2014

The University of Utah now performs pancreas transplants for qualified patients with type 1 diabetes. When other therapies have been exhausted, a pancreas transplant can eliminate the need for insulin pumps or injections. Transplant surgeon Dr. Jeffery Campsen explains the benefits of the procedure ...

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Organ Transplantation: A Complex Process Explained

Jul 15, 2014

An organ transplant can give patients a new lease on life, but the surgery and the processes surrounding it can be daunting. Transplant doctor Jeffery Campsen and staff discuss the transplant process: from the initial contact and selection to recovering from surgery and beyond....

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Proper Diet Is Critical for Patients with Liver Disease

Jun 30, 2014

For patients struggling with liver disease, diet can become a matter of life and death. Dr. Juan Gallegos talks about how daily food choices can impact the diseased liver. He also gives some tips for improving diet and prolonging the lives of patients with liver disease....

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Autotransplantation to Alleviate Pain, Save Kidneys

Jun 2, 2014

Patients that have undergone repeated operations for kidney stones can develop severe, chronic and inexplicable pain. Dr. Blake Hamilton specializes in a remarkable procedure called autotransplantation, which can ease pain and save functioning kidneys. Listen in as Dr. Jeffery Campsen and Dr. ...

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Is There A Proper Way to Chew Food?

May 8, 2014

Your mother told you to chew each bite 10 times, but is that really necessary? Does chewing really break down nutrients for easier digestion? Dietician Stacey McIntosh talks about the truths and myths behind these old wives’ tales. She also tells us why it’s healthier and safer to take our time ...

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ER or Not: I Swallowed a Toothpick

Apr 16, 2014

What happens if you swallow a toothpick? Is it dangerous? Emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen tells you if this is a problem serious enough for the ER....

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