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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Protect Your Eyes from UV Ray Damage

May 24, 2019

Wearing sunglasses goes beyond comfort, they also prevent UV rays from damaging your eyes. On today's Health Minute, eye expert Dr. Jeff Pettey explains some of the serious and potentially permanent damages the sun’s rays can cause to your eyes and how you can prevent. ...

The Differences Between Sunscreens

May 23, 2019

Not all sunscreens are created equal. In fact, some sunscreens are actually ineffective. On today's Health Minute, skin cancer expert, Dr. Doug Grossman from Huntsman Cancer Institute explains why mineral-based sunscreens work well and why they are worth the extra cost. Learn more about this health ...

How to Help Someone During a Severe Asthma Attack

May 22, 2019

Asthma kills thousands of Americans each year—many of which are avoidable if the right steps are taken. On today's Health Minute, emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen explains the steps you should take immediately if you are around someone during a severe asthma attack. ...

Enhance Mental Well-Being with Meaningful Experiences

May 21, 2019

You may be working on being physically fit—working out, eating better, kicking bad habits—but have you thought about how to keep yourself mentally fit? On this Health Minute, psychologist Dr. Michael McIntosh explains how incorporating 'planned positive outreach' is the best thing you can add to ...

How to Identify Your Child's Food Allergy

May 20, 2019

Food allergies can be a serious concern for parents. They can cause upset tummies, rashes, and in some extreme cases, life-threatening symptoms. How can you identify food allergies in your young child? On this Health Minute, pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner share ways parents can diagnose a food aller ...

Screening Can Prevent Osteoporosis

May 17, 2019

The thought of a parent or grandparent falling can be a scary one, but if they have osteoporosis it can make a bad situation even worse. On today's Health Minute, Dr. Tom Miller explains what can cause the loss of bone density as well as what can be done to diagnose and help prevent osteoporosis. ...

Drug Overdose Prevention: Talk to Someone

May 16, 2019

Accidental drug overdoses are one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Unfortunately too often, people think of drug addictions as a moral failing rather than a medical condition that needs treatment. On today's Health Minute, Dr. Joseph Watson talks about why it's critical people wi ...

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