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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Deadly Dangers of Sleep Apnea

Apr 25, 2018

Sleep apnea is a common breathing disorder that causes pauses and shallow breaths while you sleep. But sleep apnea can be more than just discomfort during sleep. On today's Health Minute, Dr. Jeffery Zollinger explains the potentially deadly effects of sleep apnea and what you can do to ...

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Debunking Immunization Fears

Apr 24, 2018

In recent years, some parents have expressed concerns that vaccine immunizations might harm their children. But a majority of all medical professionals agree the proven benefits of immunizations vastly outweigh the risks. On today's Health Minute,

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How to Age Successfully

Apr 23, 2018

We're all getting old—but how can an aging adult stay healthy, avoid disease, and maintain an independent lifestyle for as long as possible? On today's Health Minute, geriatrician Dr. Natalie Sanders gives three ...

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How to Prevent Kidney Stones

Apr 20, 2018

In the past few years, doctors have seen a 30 percent increase to kidney stone cases in the United States. On this Health Minute, urologist Dr. Gary Faerber explains the cause of this increase and shares some tips ...

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When Should You See a Doctor About Hip Pain?

Apr 19, 2018

Sore and creaky joints are parts of getting older, but could that aching hip be signs of something more serious? On today’s Health Minute, Dr. Mattheau Eysser describes the signs of hip arthritis and when you should see a doctor about treating your joint pain. ...

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When to Call 911 for Unsafe Drinking

Apr 18, 2018

If you ever find yourself with someone who has drunk so much alcohol they are not responding, what should you do? On today's Health Minute, emergency physician Dr. Troy Madsen explains how extreme drinking can be ...

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Organ Donation Myth Debunked

Apr 17, 2018

An organ donation from a single person can save the lives of up to eight other people. But one of the reasons that keep people from becoming a donor is the misconception that once doctors know you’re a donor, they are less likely to try and save your life. On this Health Minute,

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