The Health Minute

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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A Broken Heart is Dangerous

Feb 11, 2019

Can someone really die of a broken heart? It seems too poetic to be true, but broken heart syndrome is very real and very dangerous. Dr. John Ryan, cardiologist with University of Utah Health joins this Health Minute to describe the condition. Learn more about this health topic in the full-length i ...

Make Handwashing Fun for Your Kids

Feb 8, 2019

Washing your hands well and often is one of the important things you can do for your health—especially for children. But as a parent, how can you motivate your children to wash their hands and do it correctly? On today’s Health Minute, pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner shares some fun tips for maki ...

Prevent Dry Skin in the Winter

Feb 7, 2019

During the cold winter months, our skin can become drier and itchier. On today's Health Minute, dermatologist Dr. Emily McKenzie explains why winter conditions can wreak havoc on your skin and a few simple tips to help alleviate the effects. ...

Stopping the Habit of Throat Clearing

Feb 6, 2019

Sometimes a cold, cough or something breathed in will cause you to constantly clear your throat. On this Health Minute, laryngologist Dr. Katherine Kendall says it can become a habitual response rather than an actual need. Learn some tips for breaking the habit. ...

Broken Blood Vessel in the Eye

Feb 5, 2019

A broken blood vessel in the eye can look quite painful and obvious. But is it serious enough for emergency medical attention? On today's Health Minute, emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen explains whether or not a broken blood vessel is something you should be worried about. Learn more about ...

Women Are More at Risk for Heart Diseases Than Men

Feb 4, 2019

Heart diseases are the No. 1 killer of women—causing more deaths than all cancers combined. On today's Health Minute, women's health expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones explains why post-menopausal women are more at risk than their male counterparts, and what women can do to prevent heart diseases. Le ...

The Super Bowl and Heart Attacks

Feb 1, 2019

Super Bowl Sunday can cause heart attacks. On today's Health Minute, cardiologist Dr. John Ryan explains why heart attacks among Super Bowl fans are a recognized risk. Learn more about this health topic in the full-length interview. ...

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