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.


Latest Shows

Should I Get Blood Tests at My Annual Checkup?

Nov 20, 2018

Some doctors will want to take blood or urine tests at your yearly checkup for a number of reasons. Dr. Tom Miller talks to Dr. Jerry Hussong, a pathologist who often processes those tests, about their value. Learn how ...

Let a Broken Collarbone Heal Naturally, or Not?

Oct 26, 2018

A broken collarbone, or clavical, is a common sports injury and, traditionally, people let the break heal naturally. But, sometimes, surgery is best to maintain shoulder functionality and avoid later discomfort. Dr. Tom ...

Listener Question: What to do if I Can't Go to Sleep?

Oct 24, 2018

Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your health. But sometimes it can feel impossible to fall asleep at night. Dr. Tom Miller shares a few simple tips to help you fall ...

New Shingles Vaccine: Who's it For and What it Does

Oct 19, 2018

Shingles is the reactivation of chickenpox—a virus most people get during childhood—and older people are at a higher risk of getting the infection. Should you receive the new shingles shot even if you’ve already been vaccinated? If you're over 50 years of age, probably.

Rubbing Your Eyes Is Bad

Oct 12, 2018

The occasional “knuckle rub” to an itching eye can feel relieving, especially as allergy season starts. But according to Dr. Mark Mifflin, professor of ophthalmology, chronic eye itching can lead to serious, ...

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