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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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Health Minute: ER or Not - Stomach Pain

May 19, 2017

When might stomach pain be serious enough to go to the ER? On this Health Minute, emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen lists some indicators to look for if the stomach pain could warrant an immediate trip to the doctor....

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Listener Question: Can I Get the Same Bug if I Have Different Symptoms?

May 2, 2017

This week’s listener question is about colds and flus and whether or not two people can have different symptoms with the same disease. You had a headache and stuffy nose, but your loved one has a fever and upset stomach. Is it from the same bug? Dr. Tom Miller has the answers about individual ...

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ER or Not: Infected Ear Piercing

Apr 28, 2017

Your recent ear piercing is red and swollen and you suspect it might be infected — should you go to the emergency room? On this ER or Not, emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen discusses the potential serious complications that can come from an infection of the ear, including hearing loss and ...

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Protect Yourself from Hantavirus

Apr 7, 2017

Spring is here and it’s time to start that spring cleaning. But if you come across mouse droppings you could be exposed to hantavirus. Emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen discuss the virus and simple cleaning steps you can take if you find mouse droppings....

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Listener Question: Should I Worry if I Still Have a Cough After a Cold?

Apr 4, 2017

You got over a cold but still have a nagging cough. Is it something to worry about? Dr. Tom Miller answers this listener question and explains why viral infections can sometimes lead to long-lasting coughs. Find out what you can — or can't do — about it, and whether it's something to be ...

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What’s That Ringing in My Ears?

Mar 24, 2017

Do your ears ring after a noisy concert or because of a loud work environment? Could it indicate something serious? Hear what emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen says ear ringing can mean, whether it's something to worry about, and some actions you can take if you are concerned....

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