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The Scope Health Sciences Radio “Science and Research” podcast reports on the latest medical discoveries and breakthroughs in addition to discussing in-depth health topics. The opinions expressed in this podcast do not necessarily reflect those of The University of Utah.

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The Scope Health Sciences Radio “Science and Research” podcast reports on the latest medical discoveries and breakthroughs in addition to discussing in-depth health topics. The opinions expressed in this podcast do not necessarily reflect those of The University of Utah.

    Did Scientists Really Find a Universal Cancer Treatment?

    Did Scientists Really Find a Universal Cancer Treatment?

    Headlines are talking about a new one-size-fits-all type of cancer treatment. Are these claims real or are they just hype? Dr. John Phillips, professor of hematology at University of Utah Health has been involved with the potentially groundbreaking research. Learn more about what this study really means for cancer treatment and patients.

    • 11 min
    Rising Costs Force Some with Diabetes to Sacrifice Basic Needs for Medicine

    Rising Costs Force Some with Diabetes to Sacrifice Basic Needs for Medicine

    Millions of Americans with diabetes inject themselves with insulin every day, or multiple times a day, to manage their disease. While that’s hard enough the soaring price of the drug has made things that much harder. Nurse practitioner and researcher Dr. Michelle Litchman discusses the plight of people with diabetes who are having to undergo extremes such as foregoing basic needs and taking part in underground trading just to stay healthy.

    • 12 min
    Avoiding Sedatives' Dangerous Side Effects

    Avoiding Sedatives' Dangerous Side Effects

    Sedation is commonly used in the intensive care unit (ICU) to make patients who require mechanical ventilation more comfortable, and less anxious. But sedation can have serious side effects, including delirium, that can endanger a patient’s life. Dr. Richard Barton, Director of Surgical Critical Care at University of Utah Health, and Nick Lonardo, Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator, describe the hazards and how to avoid them. The research behind their recommendations was published in the American Journal of Respiratory Critical Care Medicine.

    • 7 min
    A Holistic Approach to Back Pain

    A Holistic Approach to Back Pain

    Anyone who has had back pain—and that’s nearly all of us—knows how debilitating it can be. Even more frustrating is that for many, that pain comes back, again and again, no matter what they try. Julie Fritz, Ph.D., associate dean for research in the College of Health talks about what makes back pain, and back pain treatment, different. She explains why the way to make progress is to match the right methods—be it physical therapy, mindfulness, or a combination of approaches—to the right person.

    • 6 min
    Improving our Nation’s Heart Health: A Conversation with NHLBI Director, Gary Gibbons

    Improving our Nation’s Heart Health: A Conversation with NHLBI Director, Gary Gibbons

    Despite major advances in treating and preventing heart disease, the condition is still a leading cause of death in the U.S. At the Utah Cardiac Recovery Symposium, Dr. Gary Gibbons, director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, outlined the institute’s strategic vision for improving the health of Americans in a conversation with Dr. Stavros Drakos, a cardiologist and professor of Internal Medicine at University of Utah Health.

    Photo credit: National Institutes of Health

    • 11 min
    Will Personalized Medicine Improve Population Health?

    Will Personalized Medicine Improve Population Health?

    The United States infant mortality rate ranks among the worst for wealthy nations, a clear sign that our nation’s health needs improving. This year’s Frontiers in Precision Medicine III symposium will focus on combining the best approaches from two seemingly disparate disciplines—population health and individualized medicine—to pave the way toward a brighter future. Symposium organizer and assistant professor of Population Health Sciences Adam Bress, Pharm D, explains controversies that will be addressed in dynamic and interactive panel-based discussions led by national experts in the fields of health disparities, big data, direct-to-consumer genetic testing, and more. The symposium will be held on March 16, 2018 on the University of Utah campus. Registration is free, and CME credits are available.

    • 7 min

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