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ER or Not: When Should I Go to the Emergency Room?

The ER is for emergencies—we know this. But which health conditions classify as "emergencies" can be confusing. During the COVID-19 pandemic, especially, it's important to know…

From  Nathan Tanner on April 20th, 2020 237 plays 0  

ER or Not: I Think I Have Coronavirus

Should you go to the ER for COVID-19 symptoms? Emergency physician Dr. Troy Madsen says, “No.” However, there are exceptions—If you’re experiencing high fever or cough…

From  Nathan Tanner on March 27th, 2020 42 plays 0  

3 Things that Can Kill Young, Healthy People

Generally, people who are young and healthy aren't necessarily prone to dying—but, there are still exceptions. Emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen talks about the top three health…

From  Nathan Tanner on June 6th, 2019 211 plays 0  

Health Hack: How to Treat a Broken Toe at Home

Have you stubbed your toe bad enough you think you may have broken it? Save yourself an expensive trip to the ER—emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen explains how you can do the same…

From  Nathan Tanner on December 13th, 2018 358 plays 0  

Treating Head Injuries in the ER

Often, people with a head injury come into the ER convinced they need a CAT scan—but a lot of the times, they don't. Emergency room physician assistant Lindsay Hogan discuss how doctors…

From  Nathan Tanner on September 17th, 2018 3 plays 0  

When to Call 911 for Unsafe Drinking

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…

From  Nathan Tanner on April 13th, 2018 40 plays 0  

How to Administer Naloxone for an Opioid Overdose

Opioid overdoses are a fairly common occurrence in the United States. Overdoses occur not only with illicit drugs but with prescription painkillers as well. On today’s Health Minute, emergency…

From  Nathan Tanner on April 9th, 2018 45 plays 0  

How to Help Someone During a Severe Asthma Attack

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…

From  Nathan Tanner on March 23rd, 2018 57 plays 0  

How to Easily Stop Nausea and Vomiting

Nausea is a very common condition in the emergency room. But according to Dr. Troy Madsen, there's actually not much an ER doctor can do to help with the symptoms. Save yourself a trip to the…

From  Nathan Tanner on March 16th, 2018 228 plays 0  

How to Stop Severe Bleeding

How do you stop bleeding from a severe injury? On today’s Health Minute, emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen talks through the important steps that could save a life and how to avoid…

From  Nathan Tanner on March 4th, 2018 58 plays 0  

ER or Not: Stomach Pains

Stomach pain is one of the most common reasons for an ER visit. Yet, a majority of those cases are not actually emergencies. On today’s Health Minute, emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen…

From  Nathan Tanner on February 26th, 2018 68 plays 0  

What to do if You're Shot by Cupid's Arrow

Getting shot by Cupid with an arrow of love is one thing. Getting shot by a real arrow is something else entirely. On today's Valentine's Day Health Minute, emergency room physician Dr.…

From  Nathan Tanner on February 9th, 2018 59 plays 0  

Broken Blood Vessel in the Eye

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…

From  Nathan Tanner on February 2nd, 2018 349 plays 0  

How to Recognize a Stroke FAST

A stroke cuts off blood flow to the brain and can be deadly if not attended to promptly. On today's Health Minute, emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen explains why it's crucial to…

From  Nathan Tanner on January 29th, 2018 105 plays 0  

ER or Not: Severe Tooth Pain

Should you seek emergency medical help if you have an extreme toothache? On today's Health Minute, emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen explains what an ER can and cannot do for your severe…

From  Nathan Tanner on January 16th, 2018 205 plays 0  

Depression from an ER Perspective

Depression can be a very serious mental condition that affects many people. On today’s Health Minute, emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen discusses how to recognize the warning signs and…

From  Nathan Tanner on January 4th, 2018 75 plays 0