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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 Lifestyle Changes You Should Make Before Pregnancy

Mar 26, 2021

As a woman trying to get pregnant, you’ve probably read plenty of books about what to do during pregnancy and after. But there are things you should be doing before you get pregnant, too. On today's Health Minute, Dr. Trevor Wilde shares three lifestyle changes you should start making now, before ...

What Does a Physician Assistant Do?

Mar 25, 2021

Sometimes you can't visit your doctor, but a physician assistant most likely is available. Patients often wonder whether PAs are just as qualified as regular doctors. On this Health Minute, Dr. Jennifer Coombs, Ph.D, explains why PAs are qualified, and why patients often say they're just as ...

How to Help Someone During a Heart Attack

Mar 24, 2021

When a person suffers a heart attack, time is of the essence. Getting treatment fast could save a life. On today’s Health Minute, emergency physician Dr. Troy Madsen explains how to quickly identify a heart attack and what you should do until help arrives....

Out of Breath After a Flight of Stairs? It Could be Heart Disease

Mar 23, 2021

Do you ever have discomfort in your chest after a long walk? Out of breath after going up a flight of stairs? These may be potential warning signs of coronary disease. On today's Health Minute, Dr. Steven Lofgren talks about the seemingly minor signs of heart diseases you should be on the lookout ...

Screening Can Prevent Osteoporosis

Mar 22, 2021

The thought of a parent or grandparent falling can be a scary one, but if they have osteoporosis it can make a bad situation even worse. On today's Health Minute, Dr. Tom Miller explains what can cause the loss of bone density as well as what can be done to diagnose and help prevent osteoporosis....

3 Considerations for Choosing the Right Mattress

Mar 19, 2021

A big part of getting a good night’s sleep is what you sleep on. Having the right mattress can lead to better quality sleep and all the health benefits that come with it. On today's Health Minute, sleep expert Dr. Milton Chua shares the three things you need to know to pick the best mattress for ...

Helicopter Parenting

Mar 18, 2021

Raising children is difficult. You want to give them space, but you also want to keep a close eye on them as well. On this Health Minute, pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner talks about how to raise your children without becoming a helicopter parent. Learn more about this health topic in the full-length...