The Specialists

with Dr. Tom Miller

Dr. Tom Miller, Chief Medical Officer and Internal Medicine at University of Utah Hospital, talks to medical experts about a wide array of health topics.

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Latest Shows

Should You Go to the Doctor If You Have A Cold?

Feb 20, 2019

Should you go to the doctor for the cold? It’s a pretty common question. After all, colds can be miserable and who wouldn’t want to feel better. Find out if a trip to your physician's office is worh it. Dr. Tom Miller talks about things you can do to make a cold more bearable and if antibiotics ...

The Differences Between Allergic Rhinitis and Sinusitis

Feb 19, 2019

When you start sneezing and your nose starts running, is it allergies or a sinus infection? It can be difficult to distinguish the two, especially during the colder months. Dr. Tom Miller talks to otolaryngologist, Dr. Jeremiah Alt, about the differences between allergic rhinitis versus the common c ...

If You Get Winded Easily It Might Be Pulmonary Hypertension

Feb 13, 2019

Do you find yourself short of breath, even from a slow walk with the dog? Do you have to catch your breath at the top of a short staircase? Pulmonary hypertension might be the cause. It can limit your quality of life and, untreated, eventually, lead to heart failure. Dr. Nathan Hatton says, unlike h ...

What Could Be Causing Your Chronic Cough?

Feb 6, 2019

Have a cough that just won’t seem to go away? Has it lasted longer than eight weeks? You should go to your doctor. Any coughs lasting more than eight weeks is considered chronic and is not likely to go away on its own, and the cause of the cough might surprise you. Dr. Tom Miller shares the most c ...

Does Gargling Salt Water Help a Sore Throat?

Jan 31, 2019

One of the more common home remedies for a sore throat is gargling salt water. Is this actually true? Dr. Tom Miller discusses whether or not this folk remedy is useful and examines a few other possible ways to alleviate the symptoms of a sore throat. ...

Does a Deviated Septum Need to Be Fixed?

Jan 23, 2019

Do you have trouble breathing from one, or both sides of your nose? Some might be born with it, or it could be a result caused by an accident to the nose. It’s a deviated septum—a destruction of the nasal bone—and it’s not something you can see just from looking at the nose. Dr. Tom Miller t ...

Will You Actually Live Longer if You Quit Smoking?

Jan 16, 2019

We all know smoking cigarettes is bad for you. It cause significant health problems including lung cancer and COPD. Lung tissue, once damaged, cannot repair itself. So if you quit smoking, will it really help you live longer? Dr. Tom Miller talks to Dr. Nate Hatton, pulmonary specialist at Universit ...

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