Sinopsis

How can you tell if it's heartburn or a heart attack? What do you do if someone you love has a stoke? Dr. Troy Madsen, Emergency Department physician, answers these questions and more. He'll give you perspective and information to help you decide if it's really an emergency and what to do in those situations. From falls to the flu, Dr. Madsen will keep you informed about the common reasons why people end up in the ER so you can avoid a trip there yourself.

Episodios

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

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

    20/04/2020 Duración: 02min

    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 the guidelines of coming into the ER. Emergency physician Dr. Troy Madsen talks about the ABC(and D)s of when you should go to the emergency room.

  • Health Hack: Sit Less at Work

    Health Hack: Sit Less at Work

    28/06/2019 Duración: 01min

    Sitting for long periods of time may be as harmful to your health as obesity and smoking. On today’s Health Hack, Dr. Troy Madsen has a few ways you can get up and moving throughout the day to stay healthy.

  • 3 Things that Can Kill Young, Healthy People

    3 Things that Can Kill Young, Healthy People

    07/06/2019 Duración: 05min

    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 conditions that can kill people who are otherwise healthy and the warning signs that may be overlooked or mistaken for other conditions.

  • Health Hack: Bring an Antibiotic When Traveling Abroad

    Health Hack: Bring an Antibiotic When Traveling Abroad

    03/05/2019 Duración: 01min

    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 traveling may save your vacation.

  • Health Hack: Removing a Foreign Object Stuck in Childs Nose

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

    26/04/2019 Duración: 01min

    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 hack that may save you a costly trip to the emergency room.

  • Health Hack: Lose Weight By Cutting Soda

    Health Hack: Lose Weight By Cutting Soda

    22/03/2019 Duración: 01min

    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.

  • How to Easily Stop Nausea and Vomiting

    How to Easily Stop Nausea and Vomiting

    15/03/2019 Duración: 01min

    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 ER—on today's Health Minute, learn what over-the-counter medication may ease your nausea at home.

  • Health Hack: Cotton Swab to Stop an Ingrown Toenail

    Health Hack: Cotton Swab to Stop an Ingrown Toenail

    08/03/2019 Duración: 01min

    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 they even start.

  • Health Hack: Ibuprofen Instead of Opioids

    Health Hack: Ibuprofen Instead of Opioids

    01/03/2019 Duración: 01min

    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.

  • Health Hack: 3 Servings of Vegetables Per Day

    Health Hack: 3 Servings of Vegetables Per Day

    08/02/2019 Duración: 01min

    Three or four servings of fruit and vegetables may be all you need in a day for significant health benefits. Dr. Troy Madsen shares some easy ways to get your daily recommended servings on this Health Hack.

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

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

    18/01/2019 Duración: 01min

    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 injured limb while you wait for treatment.

  • Health Hack: Yoga to Help With Lower Back Pain

    Health Hack: Yoga to Help With Lower Back Pain

    28/12/2018 Duración: 01min

    Chronic lower back pain is one of the most common types of pain in the United States. Emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen says yoga can reduce lower back pain and may be a cheaper alternative to the typical treatments of physical therapy and painkillers for relief.

  • Health Hack: How to Treat a Broken Toe at Home

    Health Hack: How to Treat a Broken Toe at Home

    14/12/2018 Duración: 01min

    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 procedure you'd receive at an urgent care.

  • How to Not Get Hurt on E-Scooters

    How to Not Get Hurt on E-Scooters

    30/11/2018 Duración: 04min

    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 who's actually getting injured by electric scooters, the types of injuries, and how you can prevent yourself from ending up in the ER.

  • ER or Not: Food Stuck in Your Throat

    ER or Not: Food Stuck in Your Throat

    03/08/2018 Duración: 04min

    You have a piece of food stuck in your throat. Maybe a piece of steak you didn’t chew well enough. It isn’t blocking your airway, but it’s definitely not going anywhere anytime soon. Should you go to the ER? Emergency physician Dr. Troy Madsen tells us when that lodged bit of food is an emergency and shares a surprising at-home remedy to try.

  • ER or Not: I’ve Been Stabbed with a Pencil

    ER or Not: I’ve Been Stabbed with a Pencil

    20/07/2018 Duración: 03min

    In one way or another, you find yourself punctured with a freshly sharpened No. 2 pencil. There might even be a bit of a dark spot from the graphite underneath the skin. Are you in danger of lead poisoning? Should you go to the emergency room immediately? On this episode of ER or Not, Dr. Troy Madsen settles your childhood fears about pencil-related injuries.

  • 4 Tell-Tale Signs You Have Strep Throat

    4 Tell-Tale Signs You Have Strep Throat

    06/07/2018 Duración: 06min

    Strep throat is a bacterial infection of the tonsils that is relatively common. It’s contagious and can lead to a very sore throat, so the earlier it’s treated, the better. Emergency physician Dr. Troy Madsen discusses four tell-tale signs you should be looking for to determine if you have strep throat and how to treat it.

  • ER or Not: I Swallowed a Chicken Bone!

    ER or Not: I Swallowed a Chicken Bone!

    20/06/2018 Duración: 04min

    In this episode of ER or Not, we find out what sorts of trouble you could be in if you accidentally swallowed the not-so-tasty part of a chicken wing. Should you go to the ER immediately or wait for the situation to pass? Dr. Troy Madsen has the answers.

  • Running Probably Wont Ruin Your Knees

    Running Probably Won't Ruin Your Knees

    15/06/2018 Duración: 06min

    It may seem like a given—if you run long distances regularly, then you’ll eventually need a knee replacement. But from a doctor's perspective, that's actually not true. Emergency physician Dr. Troy Madsen, a runner, looks at the research on knee damage and running. He shares his findings and why he thinks running is a great way to stay healthy.

  • Chest Pain That Isn’t Caused by a Heart Attack

    Chest Pain That Isn’t Caused by a Heart Attack

    12/06/2018 Duración: 06min

    You feel a pain in your chest and left arm. You immediately start worrying that you're having a heart attack. At what point do chest pains equal a heart attack? Emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen shares what chest pains can mean. He also discusses the symptoms and feelings of a heart attack versus "regular" chest pain.

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