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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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In-vitro Gametogenesis: Making Babies From Skin Cells

Jun 22, 2017

Scientists have shown that they can create fertile eggs from "pluripotent" skin stem cells—cells that can form into any type of embryonic cell. The potential for this kind of regenerative medicine could also help treat diseases. For example, stem cells can now restore healthy bone marrow in ...

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Should I Be Worried About My Child “Dry Drowning?”

Jun 16, 2017

You’ve seen the alarming headlines about “dry drowning” in which a child passes away days after inhaling water. It’s definitely a nightmare scenario, but does it really happen? The short answer: not exactly. What actually happened is called “secondary drowning,” and it is preventable if ...

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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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