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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

Use RULER to Manage Anxiety

Feb 15, 2021

Women are more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with anxiety than men. On this Health Minute, women's health expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones, talks about the reasons why and offer suggests for women to manage anxiety. Learn more about this health topic in the full-length interview....

Your Microbiome and Why it Matters

Feb 12, 2021

We’ve heard about it in the news and it sounds important, but do you know what your microbiome is? On this Health Minute, Dr. Kathleen Boynton, gastroenterologist at University of Utah Health, talks about the microorganisms in your gut and how they may play a bigger role in your health than we ...

How Much Sleep Do Kids Really Need?

Feb 11, 2021

How much sleep your child needs is different for every phase of their development, from infant to the teen years. On today’s Health Minute, Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner details exactly how much sleep your child should be getting, as well as some tips to make sure they really are getting the type...

Hot Showers Can Dry Out Your Skin

Feb 10, 2021

A nice, long, hot shower might be relaxing, but it could also cause dry and itchy skin. On today's Health Minute, dermatologist Dr. Emily McKenzie share the truth about how your showering habits may be doing more harm than good....

Gaining Weight After Giving Birth

Feb 9, 2021

Some women may actually gain more weight after giving birth. How come? On today's Health Minute, OB-GYN Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones explains why hormonal changes, lack of sleep, or stress can lead to weight gain in new mothers....

How to Stay Safe on the Slopes as a Beginning Skier

Feb 8, 2021

So you’ve decided this is the year you learn to ski. But being prepared to ski safely is a lot more than just having the gear and the season pass. Preparation goes a long way to keep safe from injury and enjoy your time on the mountain. On today’s Health Minute, Dr. Linda Scholl explains the ...

Organ Donation Myth Debunked

Feb 5, 2021

An organ donation from a single person can save the lives of up to eight other people. But one of the reasons that keep people from becoming a donor is the misconception that once doctors know you’re a donor, they are less likely to try and save your life. On this Health Minute, Dr. Jeffrey ...