with Julie Kiefer, Ph.D.

Hear about the latest scientific discoveries, and what they mean to you. Julie Kiefer, Ph.D., explores the story behind the story with scientists who talk about their ideas, inspirations, and innovations. She also takes on issues that impact science, and how it's done.


Latest Shows

Rising Costs Force Some with Diabetes to Sacrifice Basic Needs for Medicine

Aug 12, 2019

Millions of Americans with diabetes inject themselves with insulin every day, or multiple times a day, to manage their disease. While that’s hard enough the soaring price of the drug has made things that much harder. Nurse practitioner and researcher Dr. Michelle Litchman discusses the plight of p ...

Avoiding Sedatives' Dangerous Side Effects

Feb 26, 2019

Sedation is commonly used in the intensive care unit (ICU) to make patients who require mechanical ventilation more comfortable, and less anxious. But sedation can have serious side effects, including delirium, that can endanger a patient’s life. Dr. Richard Barton, Director of Surgical Critical C ...

A Holistic Approach to Back Pain

Jan 30, 2019

Anyone who has had back pain—and that’s nearly all of us—knows how debilitating it can be. Even more frustrating is that for many, that pain comes back, again and again, no matter what they try. Julie Fritz, Ph.D., associate dean for research in the College of Health talks about what makes bac ...

Improving our Nation’s Heart Health: A Conversation with NHLBI Director, Gary Gibbons

Jan 23, 2019

Despite major advances in treating and preventing heart disease, the condition is still a leading cause of death in the U.S. At the Utah Cardiac Recovery Symposium, Dr. Gary Gibbons, director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, outlined the institute’s strategic vision for improving ...

Will Personalized Medicine Improve Population Health?

Feb 23, 2018

The United States infant mortality rate ranks among the worst for wealthy nations, a clear sign that our nation’s health needs improving. This year’s Frontiers in Precision Medicine III symposium will focus on combining the best approaches from two seemingly disparate disciplines—population he ...

Catheter Ablation Works Better Than Traditional Atrial Fibrillation Therapies, Study Shows

Jan 31, 2018

A new study reveals that patients receiving radiofrequency catheter ablation compared to traditional drug therapies for atrial fibrillation (AF), a contributing factor to heart failure, have significantly lower hospitalization and mortality rates. The findings are published in the New England Journa ...

Blood Pressure Control and Long-Term Health

Nov 14, 2017

High blood pressure is a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and can lead to potentially life-threatening heart attacks and strokes. A clinical trial called SPRINT has changed the way doctors look at blood pressure for long-term patient health. The Scope Radio's Julie Kiefer speaks with Dr ...

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