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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

How Much is Too Much Alcohol?

Mar 8, 2021

Red wine has been said to help prevent heart diseases, and beer may combat diabetes. But how much should you actually be drinking? On today's Health Minute, Dr. Tom Miller discusses his medical recommendations on alcohol consumption and defines how much is too much....

Women Get Colon Cancer, Too

Mar 5, 2021

Colorectal cancer affects 1 in 24 women in the United States. On today's Health Minute, women's expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones explain when women should start getting checked for colon cancer and the potentially lifesaving importance of screenings....

Recognizing a Stroke FAST

Mar 4, 2021

When it comes to a stroke, time is of the essence. The faster treatment can be administered the less likely the victim is to suffer long-term or life-threatening effects. But if you or a loved one were experiencing a stroke would you know what to look for? On this Health Minute, Dr. Jennifer ...

30 Minutes of Exercise for Healthier Heart

Mar 3, 2021

Keeping your heart healthy takes less exercise than you might expect. Even a short brisk walk can do wonders for your cardiovascular health. On this Health Minute, cardiologist Dr. John Ryan talks about how even moderate activity a few times a week can help keep your heart strong....

Symptoms of Colon Cancer

Mar 1, 2021

A growing rate of young people are developing colorectal cancer. On today's Health Minute, gastroenterologist Dr. Andrew Gawron reviews the warning signs of colon cancer and stresses the importance of knowing your own family medical history for a screening. Learn more about this health topic in the...

Swallowing Problems

Feb 26, 2021

Swallowing problems can make eating difficult and can be complex to diagnose and treat. On this Health Minute, laryngologist Dr. Katherine Kendall says if you think you have a swallowing problem, a modified barium swallowing study from a specializing laryngologist or speech pathologist can help you ...

Get More Green in Your Diet

Feb 25, 2021

Leafy greens are great for your health. They’re full of nutrients and fiber and can have a positive influence on the biome in your gut. But how can you get enough greens without eating nothing but salad? On today's Health Minute, registered dietitian Theresa Dvorak shares some easy ways you can ...