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Physicians' perspectives on the health and medical issues that impact you and your family. With access to over 1,000 board-certified physicians trained in 200 medical specialties from University of Utah Health, Health Minute helps you better understand your health and the health topics you’re hearing about. Produced by The Scope Radio, Health Minute is a daily prescription of practical advice so you can live a happier and healthier life.

Latest Episodes

What's Causing My Sore Throat?

Nov 11, 2021

Most sore throats are caused by viruses and usually don't require a trip to the doctor. However, University of Utah physician Dr. Tom Miller says if you have the symptoms of strep throat, that may be serious enough for a clinic visit. On today's Health Minute, Dr. Miller explains what strep throat ...

Is it a Wrist Sprain or Fracture?

Nov 10, 2021

The difference between a wrist sprain and a wrist fracture can mean a big difference in treatment. On today’s Health Minute, Dr. Troy Madsen explains how to easily identify the difference and maybe save yourself a trip to the ER....

My Child Accidentally Took My Opioid Pain Pills

Nov 9, 2021

Kids get into everything. Dirt. Cosmetics. And on occasion, pain pills. On today's Health Minute, Dr. Jennifer Plumb talks about how to be prepared in the chance your child consumes something they shouldn't....

3 Home Remedies for Period Pain

Nov 8, 2021

Aches. Cramps. Bloating. It’s that time of the month again. On today's Health Minute, Dr. Kirtly Paker Jones shares three OBGYN-approved home remedies to relieve some of the pains caused by your period. Learn more about this health topic in the full-length inteview....

Prevent Dry Skin in the Winter

Nov 5, 2021

During the cold winter months, our skin can become drier and itchier. On today's Health Minute, dermatologist Dr. Emily McKenzie explains why winter conditions can wreak havoc on your skin and a few simple tips to help alleviate the effects....

Controlling Your Diabetes

Nov 2, 2021

Even if you already have diabetes, it's not too late to make positive lifestyle changes that can impact your quality of life. On today's Health Minute, Dr. Steven Lofgran shares some positive changes that can come from controlling your diabetes....

How to Stop Severe Bleeding

Nov 1, 2021

How do you stop bleeding from a severe injury? On today’s Health Minute, emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen talks through the important steps that could save a life and how to avoid common, potentially catastrophic, mistakes when it comes to severe bleedings....