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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

Kid Got Something Stuck in Ear

Apr 8, 2021

Should you go to the ER if your kid has something stuck in his ear? On today's Health Minute, emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen explains what you should—and should not—try at home to dislodge whatever has been stuck in your child's ear before a trip to the emergency room....

Letting Your Child in Bed After a Nightmare

Apr 6, 2021

Nightmares can be scary, especially for your child. They may come running to your bed seeking comfort. But child psychologist Dr. Benjamin Chan says you shouldn't let your child into your bed after a nightmare. On today's Health Minute, find out why your child should stay in their own bed after a ...

How to Age Successfully

Apr 5, 2021

We're all getting old—but how can an aging adult stay healthy, avoid disease, and maintain an independent lifestyle for as long as possible? On today's Health Minute, geriatrician Dr. Natalie Sanders gives three tips for successful aging....

How to Buy Supplements Safely

Apr 2, 2021

There is currently no formal law regulating dietary supplements in the United States. On Health Minute, Dr. Erin Fox shares what you should be looking for on that vitamin bottle to make sure you’re really getting what you paid for and keep yourself safe when shopping for supplements....

Stressing About Stress

Apr 1, 2021

Stress is something we all experience at some time or another. Stress can come from work, family, and even stress itself. On this Health Minute, psychiatrist Dr. Paul Thielking explains stress levels and when you should seek out professional help for your stress....

Computer Eye Syndrome

Mar 31, 2021

A Nielsen survey estimates the average American looks at some sort of screen for an upwards of ten hours a day. All that screen time could be impacting your health. On this Health Minute, Dr. Brian Zaugg, an ophthalmologist at Moran Eye Center explains how screens can affect your health and the ...

Health Is More Than Your Blood Pressure

Mar 30, 2021

Health is more than just your physical condition. Keeping yourself healthy also depends on balancing your emotional health, social health, intellectual health and environmental health, along with your financial and spiritual life. On today's Health Minute, Dr. Kirtly Jones talks about why we should ...