Career questions for a radiologist.

Questions Answered by Dr. James Schmutz, MD, Neuroradiologist How many years of school does it take to become a Radiologist after high school? Undergraduate college degree 4 years + medical school 4 years + 1 year internship + 4 years radiology residency (+ optional fellowship in a subspecialty 1-2 years) = 13 years (or 14-15 years with…

Will Vitamin C help me get over my cold?

Question Answered by Tamara Cox, RN, Eastern Idaho Public Health Department Continued from last week Vitamin C: Vitamin C is a popular treatment for the common cold, whether by orange juice or in tablet form. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), vitamin C is considered “possibly effective” for treat the common cold, but is ineffective…

Will zinc and echinacea help me get over my cold?

Question Answered by Tamara Cox, RN, Eastern Idaho Public Health Department Is it feed a cold and starve a fever, or is it starve a cold and feed a fever? In the past, that was the main concern when dealing with the dreaded cold. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) there are over 200 different…

Is there anywhere on Earth high enough in elevation that you can see through the thin air into the blackness of space?

Question answered by Dr. Brian Tonks, Astronomy Professor, BYU-Idaho The highest point on Earth is the peak of Mt. Everest, 29,029 feet (8850 meters) above sea level. At this elevation, the atmosphere is thin compared to at sea level. Pictures taken from the top of Everest on a clear day distinctly show that the sky…