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Is My Child Breathing Carbon Dioxide When Wearing a Mask?

Evidence shows that masks work at preventing the spread of COVID-19. But could wearing a mask increase the amount of carbon dioxide your kid breathes during the day? Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner…

From  Nathan Tanner on August 30th, 2021 401 plays 0  

Women Are More Likely to Get Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women, killing more women each year than breast, ovarian, and uterine cancer combined. Yet, lung cancer is also the most preventable cancer.…

From  Nathan Tanner on June 5th, 2018 434 plays 0  

Treating COPD

Smoking increases your risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD,) which can harm your quality of life, even long after quitting. On today's Health Minute, Steven Lofgran, MD, explains…

From  Nathan Tanner on March 9th, 2018 11 plays 0  

There Are Health Benefits to Quitting Smoking—Regardless of When You Quit

Smoking is harmful to your body and causes an overall decline in quality of life. On today's Health Minute, pulmonary specialist Dr. Nate Hatton explains the health benefits of quitting smoking,…

From  Nathan Tanner on February 26th, 2018 21 plays 0  

Treating CTEPH Without an Organ Transplant

Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is a serious lung condition that can arise after an individual suffers a pulmonary embolism. The condition can lead to a buildup of tissue in the…

From  Nathan Tanner on April 14th, 2017 37 plays 0  

What is CTEPH and How Do I Know If I Should Get Checked?

Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is a potentially serious lung condition that could impact your life. But you may have never heard of it. In fact, your doctor may not have even…

From  Nathan Tanner on February 9th, 2017 109 plays 0  

Will You Actually Live Longer if You Quit Smoking?

We all know smoking cigarettes is bad for you. It cause significant health problems including lung cancer and COPD. Lung tissue, once damaged, cannot repair itself. So if you quit smoking, will it…

From  Nathan Tanner on November 7th, 2016 190 plays 0  

The Weather Conditions That Cause Inversions Explained

There are two components to Utah's inversions. We can see one of them: the pollution that causes the nasty-looking air. The other is the meteorological conditions that trap the pollution. We…

From  Nathan Tanner on February 29th, 2016 30 plays 0  

Is Surgery Needed to Treat Lung Cancer?

Surgery has been shown to be a very effective treatment for curing lung cancer patients with localized, non-small cell lung cancer. Even though it is the most common type of lung…

From  Nathan Tanner on February 29th, 2016 41 plays 0  

If You Get Winded Easily It Might Be Pulmonary Hypertension

Do you find yourself short of breath, even from a slow walk with the dog? Do you have to catch your breath at the top of a short staircase? Pulmonary hypertension might be the cause. It can limit…

From  Nathan Tanner on February 8th, 2016 2,298 plays 0  

8,000-Year-Old Mutation Key to Human Life at High Altitudes

In an environment where others struggle to survive, Tibetans thrive in the thin air on the Tibetan Plateau, with an average elevation of 14,800 feet. A study led by University of Utah scientists is…

From  Nathan Tanner on August 15th, 2014 130 plays 0  

Yard Care Substance Safety

You’re spraying your lawn with weed killer when a gust of wind blows some of the chemical back into your face and eyes. How much trouble are you in? Poison Specialist Brad Dahl discusses yard…

From  Nathan Tanner on June 16th, 2014 641 plays 0  

How Bad Air Quality Affects Your Health

We know the air is bad if we can see it. But what’s actually in the air? Kerry Kelly, associate director of the Program for Air Quality, Health, and Society, answers questions about inversion,…

From  Nathan Tanner on March 13th, 2014 26 plays 0  

Can Asthma be Cured?

Asthma causes people to have shortness of breath, wheezing, or repeated coughing episodes, and it’s commonly diagnosed at a young age. Dr. Cindy Gellner talks about the signs and symptoms of…

From  Nathan Tanner on February 3rd, 2014 251 plays 0  

Should Kids be Outside During Inversions?

Utah’s winter air inversion affects kids differently than it does adults, especially kids with breathing problems like asthma. So on a day with heavy inversion, is it safe for your child to be…

From  Nathan Tanner on January 23rd, 2014 61 plays 0  

Inversion December

Coughing, wheezing, trouble breathing, congestion, and watery eyes – it must be inversion season. Emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen talks about inversion threats to your health,…

From  Nathan Tanner on December 31st, 2013 62 plays 0