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As a Boise State football player, Matt Kaiserman suffered a career-ending concussion. Now the VP/COO at Saltzer Health, he educates the community about prevention.

BSU Football Player

Matt Kaiserman was enjoying a stand-out season as a Boise State football player when he suffered a career-ending head injury in a post-season bowl game. Now the vice president/chief operating officer of Saltzer Health, Kaiserman is passionate about concussion prevention.  As a guest on the KTVB Medical Minute, Kaiserman told host Mellisa Paul that concussions…

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What Are Vaccines and Why Are They Important? Vaccine Facts


With a growing number of parents, families, and public figures questioning how best to care for children, it becomes crucial for parents to obtain factual information about vaccines. There are various myths associated with vaccinations in modern medicine that might deter individuals from getting vaccines. With measles outbreaks cropping up more frequently, it becomes increasingly…

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Measles Outbreak: Symptoms and Vaccine Information for Children and Adults


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has measured the greatest number of measles cases since 1992, spanning confirmation in 30 states. The outbreak of this disease is alarming, especially considering that it was declared eliminated from the U.S. in 2000 due to the widespread implementation of the measles vaccination. Dr. John Kaiser, OB/GYN…

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What Is Diabetes? Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment


Diabetes is a condition that affects how the body processes insulin. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas. Your body uses insulin to convert glucose (sugar) into energy, and your cells use insulin to store and metabolize glucose. Insulin is like the key that unlocks the cell door for glucose to get in and…

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