with Dr. Troy Madsen

How can you tell if it's heartburn or a heart attack? What do you do if someone you love has a stoke? Dr. Troy Madsen, Emergency Department physician, answers these questions and more. He'll give you perspective and information to help you decide if it's really an emergency and what to do in those situations. From falls to the flu, Dr. Madsen will keep you informed about the common reasons why people end up in the ER so you can avoid a trip there yourself.

Latest Shows

Three Symptoms that Could Be More Serious During the Holidays

Dec 22, 2021

During the holidays people sometimes ignore symptoms that could be serious for their health. University of Utah Health Care emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen talks about three potentially risky symptoms commonly felt during the Holidays but that often get overlooked. Find out what they are an ...

Health Hack: Super Glue For Cuts

Oct 5, 2021

Emergency rooms and clinics sometimes use glue rather than stitches for smaller lacerations. On today's Health Minute, emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen share one of his favorite health hacks: using super glue to save a trip to the ER. ...

ER or Not: Toothache

Aug 27, 2021

Should you go to the ER if you have a really bad toothache? Find out in this episode of ER or Not with emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen from the University of Utah Hospital. ...

Heat Stroke In Young Athletes

Aug 6, 2021

If your child plays outdoor sports, it's important to make sure their body doesn't get too warm. Emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen talks about the difference between heat exhaustion verses heat stroke. Learn what heat stroke is, what it does, the symptoms, and what to do if your young athlete ...

ER or Not: Heatstroke

Jun 30, 2021

During the summer months, heat exposure can be common. But could it be life-threatening? According to emergency physician Dr. Troy Madsen, heatstroke is an extremely dangerous condition that can lead to organ and brain damage. Learn how to identify the symptoms of heatstroke, prevent overheating, an ...

Could I Have Rabies? What to Look For and Steps to Take After an Animal Bite

Mar 10, 2021

Rabies is a very serious virus. Once a person is infected, there is not much a doctor can do to treat it. If a dog, cat, bat, or other mammal you might suspect has rabies has bitten you, get to the doctor. The first dose of the vaccine should be administered within the first 24 hours after exposure. ...

ER or Not: Broken Blood Vessel in Eye

Jan 26, 2021

A broken blood vessel in the eye can look nasty. But is it worth a trip to the ER? Emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen talks about when you should seek emergency help and when you can just see your ophthalmologist. ...

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