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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Health Hack: How Much Ibuprofen Should You Really Take?

Aug 23, 2019

Ibuprofen is a great over-the-counter option to relieve pain, fever, and inflammation. But if you take too much, you could suffer some negative side effects. In today’s Health Hack, Dr. Madsen explains how much ibuprofen you should really take to get maximum relief without any side effects. ...

Health Minute: Will a Hernia Go Away on Its Own?

Aug 21, 2019

If you have a hernia and it’s causing you pain, you need to get it treated. Hernias will not go away on their own. Learn what treatment options are available from surgeon Dr. Rodney Barker in 60 seconds on this Health Minute. ...

How to Tell if I Have a Hernia

Jul 25, 2019

Hernias are a common condition and can form in anyone regardless of age or gender. On today's Health Minute, Dr. Rodney Barker talks about how to identify whether or not you have the condition and how to best treat hernias. Learn more about this health topic in the full-length interview. ...

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 ...

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