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ER or Not: Heatstroke

During the summer months, heat exposure can be common. But could it be life-threatening? According to emergency physician Dr. Troy Madsen, heatstroke is an extremely dangerous condition that can lead…

From  Nathan Tanner on June 29th, 2021 32 plays 0  

Health Hack: Bring an Antibiotic When Traveling Abroad

What would you do if you develop a urinary tract infection while traveling abroad? On today’s Health Hack, emergency physician Dr. Troy Madsen explains why bringing an antibiotic with you when…

From  Nathan Tanner on May 2nd, 2019 31 plays 0  

Health Hack: Removing a Foreign Object Stuck in Child's Nose

Your child stuck something small deep up their nose. So far up there, you can’t seem to retrieve it. Emergency physician Dr. Troy Madsen shares a useful—but kind of gross—health…

From  Nathan Tanner on April 23rd, 2019 108 plays 0  

Health Hack: Lose Weight By Cutting Soda

If you’re struggling to lose weight, today’s Health Hack may be for you. Dr. Troy Madsen explains how cutting one large soda a day can lead to losing up to a pound a week.

From  Nathan Tanner on March 20th, 2019 49 plays 0  

Health Hack: Cotton Swab to Stop an Ingrown Toenail

An ingrown toenail can be extremely painful and, in some cases, require antibiotics and a procedure. On today’s Health Hack with Dr. Troy Madsen, learn how to stop an ingrown toenail before…

From  Nathan Tanner on March 8th, 2019 592 plays 0  

Health Hack: Ibuprofen Instead of Opioids

Emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen shares a recent eye-opening study about using over-the-counter pain relievers rather than opioids. Learn how to safely treat your pain on this Health Hack.

From  Nathan Tanner on March 1st, 2019 86 plays 0  

Health Hack: Use Cardboard and a T-Shirt to Help with a Broken Bone

Broken bones hurt all the way up until you get a cast on it. On today’s Health Hack, emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen explains how to make a simple DIY splint to help immobilize an…

From  Nathan Tanner on January 11th, 2019 32 plays 0  

How to Not Get Hurt on E-Scooters

The presence of electric scooters are increasing in a lot of cities, and with them comes the increase in related injuries coming into ERs. Emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen talks about…

From  Nathan Tanner on November 30th, 2018 38 plays 0  

New Shingles Vaccine: Who's it For and What it Does

Shingles is the reactivation of chickenpox—a virus most people get during childhood—and older people are at a higher risk of getting the infection. Should you receive the new shingles…

From  Nathan Tanner on October 19th, 2018 515 plays 0  

Common ATV Injuries and Preventions

The use of helmets is surprisingly decreasing in the state of Utah. Zac Robinson, from University of Utah Health Trauma Services, talks about common off-road vehicle injuries and preventions, and…

From  Nathan Tanner on September 17th, 2018 1 plays 0  

Late Night Snacks Could Increase Your Chance of Breast Cancer

A recent large-scale study is showing a connection between the eating habits of women and the chance of developing breast cancer. More surprisingly, eating junk food late at night may increase your…

From  Nathan Tanner on August 14th, 2018 53 plays 0  

Items to Include in a Disaster First Aid Kit

If you live in an area that is at risk of a natural disaster, what should you stock in your disaster preparedness first aid kit? On today's Health Minute, emergency room physician Dr. Scott…

From  Nathan Tanner on March 30th, 2018 16 plays 0  

Diet and Exercise Can Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

Up to 30% of all cancers in the United States are related to low physical activity, poor nutrition or excessive weight. These health factors are some of the major in?luences on your chance of…

From  Nathan Tanner on April 28th, 2017 45 plays 0  

Common Bike Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Summer is here, and for many that means getting back on the bicycle and enjoying the outdoors. For ER doctors, it means seeing more patients injuring themselves on those bicycles. Emergency room…

From  Nathan Tanner on April 14th, 2017 195 plays 0  

Protect Yourself from Hantavirus

Spring is here and it’s time to start that spring cleaning. But if you come across mouse droppings you could be exposed to hantavirus. Emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen discuss the virus…

From  Nathan Tanner on March 31st, 2017 665 plays 0  

Health Minute: 3 Ways to Avoid the Flu

You can prevent yourself from the flu—to a degree—but what if a co-worker goes to work with the flu? On today's Health Minute, internist Dr. Tom Miller tells you three ways to avoid…

From  Nathan Tanner on March 3rd, 2017 151 plays 0