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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

3 Tips for Reducing Prescription Drug Costs

Sep 17, 2021

Prescription medicines can be expensive. But there are some things you can do to stretch your dollar and get the best deal. On this Health Minute, Dr. Erin Fox, PharmD at University of Utah and Director of Drug Information Services, gives three tips to reduce prescription drug costs....

Growing Pains in Children

Sep 16, 2021

According to pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner, 25-40 percent of children will experience growing pains during big growth spurts as they develop. On today's Health Minute, find out what is actually causing your chid’s growing pains and some simple ways you can help relieve the symptoms. Learn more ...

Exercise During Pregnancy? Benefits and Limitations

Sep 15, 2021

There seems to be so many things you’re not supposed to do during pregnancy: Don’t eat shellfish. Don’t get a manicure. No rollercoasters. But what about exercise? On this Health Minute, perinatologist Dr. Amy Sullivan insists pregnancy shouldn’t slow you down and discusses the benefits of ...

When to Call 911 for Unsafe Drinking

Sep 14, 2021

If you ever find yourself with someone who has drunk so much alcohol they are not responding, what should you do? On today's Health Minute, emergency physician Dr. Troy Madsen explains how extreme drinking can be life-threatening....

5 Things to Improve Your Health

Sep 10, 2021

New Years' resolutions to be healthier are hard to keep, but there are a few simple lifestyle habits that can really make a difference. On today's Health Minute, Dr. Tom Miller lists five things that will immediately improve your health....

Older Adults Should Not Use Sleep Aids

Sep 9, 2021

Over-the-counter sleep aids may seem like a simple solution if you’re having trouble sleeping, but for older adults, sleep aids can be dangerous. On today’s Health Minute, Dr. Natalie Sanders warns of the potential dangers of sleep aids for elders....

Preventing Dry Eye

Sep 8, 2021

Dry eye is an irritating problem that seems to get worse when the weather changes. But the primary cause of itchy, red eyes is looking at electronic screens. On today's Health Minute, Dr. Jeff Pettey explains the causes of dry eyes and the best method to treat it....