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Jan 30, 2023

A Frozen Shoulder Is More than Just a Cold Shoulder

Whether you find the snow outside delightful or frightful, you should probably try to avoid the cold if you have a frozen shoulder. A frozen shoulder is an often-painful condition that can be exacerbated by the cold and may feel worse at night.

Jan 26, 2023

¿Qué sobre qué? Que significan los números de la medición de presión arterial

Durante una visita al médico, le colocarán un manguito inflable alrededor del brazo que se va apretando lentamente a medida que lee su presión arterial. El profesional sanitario que lo mide le indicará un número sobre otro. Pero, ¿qué significan esas cifras en cuanto a su salud?

Jan 26, 2023

Baby’s First Assessment: The APGAR Score

The APGAR is given one minute after birth and then again at five minutes after birth. It's one of the most common newborn assessments. Here's how it works.

Jan 25, 2023

Primeras vacunas del bebé

Tener un recién nacido es un momento muy feliz para los padres, pero puede resultar abrumador estar pendiente de las citas con el pediatra y las vacunas. Aquí tiene una guía rápida de lo que debe esperar para garantizar la salud de su pequeño.

Jan 25, 2023

Immunizations Help Ensure Your Growing Baby’s Health

The first year of a child’s life goes by quickly for parents as they keep track of their baby’s developmental milestones. But the first year also brings what may seem like constant trips to the pediatrician, many of which involve immunizations. Here's what to expect.

Jan 24, 2023

Newborn Health Screenings Identify Health Issues Early On

Your doctor will perform several types of checkups and screenings on your newborn baby to identify many possible diseases or conditions. We’ll talk about a few of the important ones here.

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Surgical Options for Long-Term Symptoms of Bell's Palsy

Jan 25, 2023

Bell's palsy is a rare disorder that impacts the functioning of the nerve that controls the movement of the face. For a majority of patients, facial paralysis and other side effects will improve within a few weeks to a couple of months. But for a small number of patients, it can last even longer, requiring a surgical procedure to help their quality of life. Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Sarah Akkina, MD, discusses "facial reanimation" and the many surgical options available to treat the debilitating effects of long-term Bell's palsy and give patients back their ability to smile.

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S6E4: Navigating Shame in Medicine

Jan 24, 2023

Shame is an emotional experience when our social bonds are threatened—it is a feeling of distress, even humiliation, and is often caused by the consciousness of wrong. Shame exists in all communities, even medicine, and usually, involves someone else's point of view. In S6E4, Leen, Harjit, and Lina share experiences of shame in their personal and professional lives, and discuss how to process shame in the field of medicine.

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129: Why Goals Fail and How to Fix That

Jan 24, 2023

Are your wellness goals not going the way you hoped? It's ok. Setting and achieving a goal isn't as easy as you might think. The Who Cares guys talk through some strategies to help you develop better goals to increase your chance of success. They also offer tips to get back on track when you slip up or fall short of achieving your goals.

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S6E3: The Identities of a Doctor

Jan 17, 2023

Conforming to the system and society's expectations to achieve success and respect is not a new concept. As medical students and residents, there are certain boxes and identities we are expected to fit into. But more often than not, conforming to the status quo further separates us from the communities we hope to take care of. In S6E3, Lina, Hạ, and Leen discuss finding strength and empowerment in their authentic selves, and share stories of restricted identities and how the experiences affect their work in medicine and patient care.

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