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You Should Be Skeptical About Supplements

Jun 15, 2017

Supplements can be purchased for everything from libido enhancement to boosting athletic performance. But are they good for you? Women's health expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones points out that dietary supplements are associated with 50,000 adverse reactions every year and have been known to contain ...

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Health Minute: Measuring Blood Pressure at Home

Jun 15, 2017

Should you invest in a blood pressure cuff? On today's Health Minute, Dr. Tom Miller goes through the benefits of taking your blood pressure at home and how it can be an effective tool to help you work towards lowering those numbers....

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Health Minute: Best Way to Quit Smoking

Jun 14, 2017

There are different ways to quit smoking. Which one works best according to science? On today's Health Minute, cardiologist Dr. Clint Allred talks about the method of quitting tobacco that has been shown the most effective according to research. Learn more about this topic in the full-length ...

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eCPR: New Emergency Room Technique for Resuscitating Patients

Jun 6, 2017

Increasingly, physicians are using a new technique, extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation—eCPR—to resuscitate patients. The technique involves a machine that withdraws and pumps oxygenated blood back into a patient's body under pressure. According to emergency room physician Dr. Scott ...

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Signs and Symptoms of a Poisonous Spider Bite

Jun 2, 2017

In the United States, there are two breeds of poisonous spiders to be worried about: the black widow and the brown recluse. We’ve all heard horror stories about these creepy creatures, but what really happens if you get bit by one? And what can doctors do about it? Emergency physician Dr. Troy ...

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What an Appointment with a Genetic Counselor Looks Like

May 24, 2017

A genetic test can reveal a person's vulnerability to cancer or other potential health risks. A genetic counselor is someone who administers genetic testing and consults with patients about how to interpret their test results. Whitney Espinel, a genetic counselor at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, ...

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Don’t Let a Helmet Make You Think You’re Invincible

May 19, 2017

Helmets are a vital piece of safety equipment for many activities and may save your life. But we may be depending on helmets a little too much. Emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen shares some of his first-hand experiences with helmet safety from the ER. He reminds listeners to still play it ...

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