Focused, precise, informative. With access to over 1,000 board-certified physicians trained in 200 medical specialties from University of Utah Health, The Health Minute helps you better understand your health and the health topics you’re hearing about. Every day we get physicians’ perspectives on the health and medical issues that impact you and your family. Produced by The Scope Radio, The Health Minute is a daily prescription of practical advice so you can live a happier and healthier life.

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Electronic Devices Could Be Ruining Your Child's Quality of Sleep

Jun 21, 2019

Your kids need a lot of sleep—a recommended nine to eleven hours. But electronic devices could be ruining their quality of sleep. On this Health Minute, pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner explains why screen time before bed can impact their sleep cycle as well as some simple bedtime rules to keep your ...

Signs of Drowning

Jun 20, 2019

When most people think of drowning, they think of yelling and splashings like we see in movies. According to Dr. Scott Youngquist, drowning is actually “dramatically undramatic.” On today's Health Minute, learn how to spot a real drowning. Learn more about this health topic in the full-length i ...

Menopause and Hormonal Therapy

Jun 19, 2019

How do you know if hormonal therapy is right for you? On today's Health Minute, women's expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones explains why estrogen hormonal therapy is an effective way to treat symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes and dryness. Learn more about this health topic in the full-length ...

Do I Have Food Poisoning?

Jun 18, 2019

Nauseous? Stomach cramps? Vomiting? Could it be food poisoning? On today's Health Minute, emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen explains how to tell if your symptoms could be from food poisoning after you ate something questionable. Learn how long until food poisoning takes effect and how long yo ...

4 Tips to Protect Your Skin from the Sun

Jun 17, 2019

Skin cancer is one of the most common and potentially dangerous forms of cancer in the United States. It's also one of the most preventable if you take steps to protect yourself from harmful UV rays. On today's Health Minute, dermatologist Dr. Christopher Hull shares four simple ways you can protect ...

There Are Health Benefits to Quitting Smoking—Regardless of When You Quit

Jun 14, 2019

Smoking is harmful to your body and causes an overall decline in quality of life. On today's Health Minute, pulmonary specialist Dr. Nate Hatton explains the health benefits of quitting smoking, regardless of how long you've been smoking. Learn more about this health topic in the full-length interv ...

Should I Go to the ER for Really Bad Back Pain?

Jun 13, 2019

You’re experiencing extreme pain in your back—is it bad enough that you should go to an emergency room? On this Health Minute, we play "ER or Not" with emergency physician Dr. Troy Madsen, as he shares what symptoms you should be on the look out for to see if your back pain is something more ser ...

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