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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Preventing Hair Loss

Jan 17, 2019

Hair loss happens to 80 percent of men at some point in their life. Dermatologist Dr. David Smart says there are habits that can be adopted to slow the process, such as washing hair with anti-dandruff shampoo. On this Health Minute, Dr. Smart has quick tips for reducing hair loss. ...

What to Do If You Think You Might Have a Concussion

Jan 16, 2019

A concussion is not the type of injury you should just walk off. Unseen complications from a head injury could become dangerous and even fatal. On this Health Minute, Dr. Greg Hawryluk discusses why it is so important to get to a doctor as soon as you suspect a concussion. Learn more about this hea ...

Can the Same Illness Have Different Symptoms?

Jan 15, 2019

You had a headache and stuffy nose, but your loved one has a fever and upset stomach. Could it be the same bug? On today's Health Minute, Dr. Tom Miller has the answers about individual symptoms and talks about whether or not you were really the one who got your loved one sick. ...

Kids Should Be Playing Multiple Sports

Jan 14, 2019

Sports medicine physician Dr. Nick Monson says a growing pool of research shows playing multiple sports can help children not only avoid injuries or burnout, but also develop an array of skills that can strengthen performance in their preferred sport. Learn more about this health topic in the full- ...

Earache Complaints from a Child

Jan 11, 2019

Parents often worry whether or not their child's earache complaint requires an urgent trip to the ER. On today's Health Minute, pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner tells parents the signs to look for to determine if the child's pain could be an ear infection. ...

Treating Adult Acne

Jan 10, 2019

Acne can happen at any age, even as an adult. On this Health Minute, Dr. David Smart shares some ways to fight those breakouts and how to know when it’s time to visit your dermatologist for more serious treatment. ...

Home DNA Test Comes Back Positive for a Health Condition

Jan 9, 2019

An online or at-home genetic test shows you're at risk of acquiring a disease—now what? On today's Health Minute, genetic counselor Dr. Amanda Gammon tells you how to receive more guidance on managing a health risk that may in your family. Learn more about this health topic in the full-length int ...

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