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Baby Boomers Should Test for Hepatitis C

Jul 27, 2017

One in 25 baby boomers (people born between 1945 and '65) test positive for hepatitis C. It's the most common chronic blood-borne pathogen and the most common cause of chronic liver disease or liver cancer. Once you've contracted it, it doesn't go away. Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones explains why baby ...

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How Do I Treat Poison Ivy?

Jul 21, 2017

We’ve all heard nightmare stories of falling into poison ivy and the terrible, itchy rashes that ensued. The poisonous plant can seem downright terrifying. But how bad is poison ivy really? Emergency room physician Dr. Scott Youngquist describes what you can expect after touching poison ivy and ...

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Patients with Diabetes Are Treated Differently in the ER

Jul 7, 2017

A trip to the ER is different for patients with diabetes compared to those without. Diabetes can lead to more serious complications doctors would be concerned about, as well as influence diagnostics and potential treatments. Emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen explains why it’s important your...

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The Real Problem of the Opioid Epidemic: Bad Pain Treatment

Jul 5, 2017

Around 2 million people in the United States are addicted to prescription painkillers, with 52,000 accidental opioid overdose deaths in 2015. According to Mark Ilgen, associate professor of psychiatry at University of Michigan, the problem isn’t the medication itself, but how doctors treat pain. ...

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Fourth of July Dangers

Jun 30, 2017

Independence Day means fun with fireworks for many. But unfortunately, the Fourth of July also commonly brings burns and eye injuries to the ER. Emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen discusses some of the less obvious—but frequent—injuries that can occur when people are not careful with ...

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Listener Question: How Can I Help My Dad's Physical Therapy While He's Recovering from a Stroke?

Jun 28, 2017

Once an older adult goes home from the hospital after suffering a stroke, their family can be in the best position to continue the care. Randy Carson, a neuro-clinical specialist in physical therapy, describes ways family members can prepare to continue caring safely for a parent post-stroke....

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What to Do When Someone is Having a Severe Asthma Attack

Jun 23, 2017

A severe asthma attack can be dangerous and an alarming situation for both the victim and those around them. Do you know what to do if you find yourself needing to assist someone during an asthma attack? Emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen walks through step-by-step what you should do to assess...

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