The higher the SPF - the better? We'll ‘Ask the Doctor’ for tips to protect your skin in the sun.
When it comes to side-effects of diabetes and high blood pressure - your eye sight might not come to mind. But, if left untreated, your eyes could be in danger.
Prevention is key when it comes to colon cancer which is the third leading cause of cancer deaths among women - behind breast and lung cancer.
Chronic pain can be debilitating. But now high-frequency technology may be able to help more people than before - live pain-free and without opioids.
The American Heart Association released new hypertension guidelines last week - which means some of us have to watch our blood pressure more closely. Learn more in our Ask the Doctor segment.
Chronic pain and mental illness is a daily battle for millions of people. However, relief is coming from a drug you might not expect called Ketamine. When two Reno doctors observed the profound benefits it had on patients, they wanted to make this therapy available to those who are suffering here in northern Nevada. We take you inside Sierra Ketamine Clinics for Health Watch.
Getting your child vaccinated for the flu season might be just as easy as dropping them off at school.
It's part of the natural aging process. When we lose volume in our lower face, you can get the appearance of a double chin. But there's a way to get rid of the excess fat without surgery.
Many things can contribute to neck and arm pain. ROC Spine Surgeon, Dr. Ben Bjerke talks about some causes and treatment in our Ask the Doctor segment.
Washoe County is reporting an increase of infectious syphilis cases since 2013. Find out the signs, symptoms, tests and treatment options in tonight's Ask the Doctor. Lines are open between 5-6 p.m. at (775) 858-2222.
Are you insulin resistant? It is estimated more than 85-million American adults are pre-diabetic and over time, if not managed, insulin resistance can lead to pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes. To learn more, we are having a member of Renown's Endocrinology team on our Ask the Doctor segment tonight. Call (775) 858-2222 between 5-6 p.m.
While concussions are common, researchers say every concussion injures your brain to some extent. A concussion is defined as a traumatic brain injury – like a blow or jolt to the head. We are talking about the signs and symptoms of concussion in tonight’s Ask the Doctor segment with Neurosurgeon, Dr. Marshall Tolbert. He works for Sierra Neurosurgery Group. To speak with him, call (775) 858-2222 between 5 – 6 p.m.
Open enrollment for Medicare is underway. If you just turned 65 or have a disability - this is the time to shop around for your health coverage. Learn more in our Ask the Doctor segment.
If you have Medicare, you are required to see your doctor for a wellness visit every year - even if you are feeling healthy. Find out about the tests and screenings you should expect in tonight’s Ask the Doctor. The Medical Director of Renown Medical Group will be taking your calls at (775) 858-2222 between 5 – 6 p.m.
In tonight's Ask the Doctor, we will sit down with Northern Nevada Medical Center Physical Therapist, Chris Kegler who does not just focus on what hurts, he is also SFMA certified to assess the entire body to target the source of your pain. To speak with him, call (775) 858-2222 between 5 - 6 p.m.
Zika Virus and West Nile Virus are both confirmed in Washoe County. Washoe County's Director of Epidemiology and Public Health Preparedness will be available to answer your questions at (775) 858-2222 between 5 - 6 p.m.
Dr. Chelsea Dean says ignore the recently headlines about the inefficacy of flossing. Find out why in tonight's Ask the Doctor segment at 5.
Should you give your kids fluoride or not? And when can they start brushing on their own? Find out in tonight’s Ask the Doctor segment.
The discovery of BOTOX to treat migraines was an accident. Medical professionals say some people getting injections for wrinkles noticed improvement in the number of headaches they had after BOTOX.
Millions of Americans have varicose veins. While you might assume these enlarged veins, which are most commonly found in the legs, are a cosmetic issue, they can lead to serious complications if left untreated. Learn about some treatment options in tonight's Ask the Doctor.
How often do you look closely at your skin? A change in a mole or a sore that doesn't heal could be signs of skin cancer. Find out more in our Ask the Doctor segment.
When someone has a stroke, every extra minute you wait increases the risk of permanent brain damage. Find out the warning signs in our Ask the Doctor segment.
Do you know the warning signs of depression? Behavioral health is the focus of tonight's Ask the Doctor segment.
If you have plans to take your family out of the country for summer vacation, find out which vaccinations you need for your destination. Dr. Jeremy Bearfield is our Ask the Doctor guest tonight. To speak with him call (775) 858-2222 between 5 – 6 p.m.
If you are dealing with swollen, itchy eyes, a runny nose and a sore throat – you are not alone! Many Northern Nevadans are sniffling and sneezing this allergy season. We have tips to curb your symptoms in tonight's Ask the Doctor.
For years, women have been told to get an annual pap test and a pelvic exam. Some organizations, however, like the American College of Physicians, recommends against getting them so frequently. We asked Northern Nevada Medical Group’s Dr. Amanda Magrini to join us for Ask the Doctor to discuss these guidelines and cervical cancer.
A female adult with recent travel history to a Zika-affected country is the first confirmed Zika case in Washoe County according to health officials.
Whether you're a seasoned athlete or a weekend warrior, injuries happen. You can find out more about concussions during tonight’s Ask the Doctor segment.
Does your loved one get lost in familiar places? Are they repeating the same story over and over? You might consider an assessment for Alzheimer's. How it's being done here in town in tonight's Ask the Doctor.
A 2,000-year-old Chinese practice is being integrated into modern medicine. Learn more about acupuncture in tonight's Ask the Doctor.
Like many cancers, lung cancer is not often detected early. Screening is available to find it in its earliest stages. Find out if you or a loved one is a candidate in tonight's Ask the Doctor.
Many unexpected things happen in life, but colon cancer doesn't have to be one of them. How to prevent this type of cancer in tonight's Ask the Doctor.
This week kicks off National Nutrition Month. So in tonight's Ask the Doctor segment, we're talking about new healthy eating habits you can introduce to your family.
The signs of a heart attack can be different for women than men. What they are and how soon you should seek medical attention in tonight's Ask the Doctor.