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May 09, 2022

Experts Share Top Tips to Make Living with Low Vision Easier and Safer

Experts at the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah offer tips on everyday living with low vision, from simple tactile stickers to high-tech apps.

May 06, 2022

Llegar al corazón del problema: La insuficiencia cardíaca crónica

La insuficiencia cardíaca crónica afecta aproximadamente a 6,2 millones de estadounidenses, según los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades. La buena noticia es que el tratamiento temprano y los cambios en el estilo de vida pueden alargar la vida.

May 06, 2022

Are All Fats Bad?

Each of us has probably heard to limit our intake of high-fat foods to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and obesity. But does that mean we should avoid all fat?

May 05, 2022

Rescate a su adolescente de un trastorno alimentario

Los adolescentes suelen tener fuertes reacciones emocionales acompañadas de sentimientos de frustración, agobio, mal humor, cansancio y enfado. Como padre, ¿cómo puede saber si los factores de estrés físico y psicológico han llevado a su hijo adolescente a recurrir a los trastornos alimentarios?

May 05, 2022

Get Back on Your Feet: Six Tips for a Smooth Recovery after Knee Surgery

When it comes to knee surgery to recovery, patience and due diligence are key—especially during the first three critical weeks that account for 70 percent of healing.

May 04, 2022

Rescue Your Teen from an Eating Disorder

Teenagers often have strong emotional reactions accompanied by feelings of being frustrated, overwhelmed, moody, tired, and angry. As a parent, how can you tell if physical and psychological stressors have led your teen to resort to eating disorders?

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Contact Dermatitis Could Be the Culprit for Your Child’s Rash

May 18, 2022

Have you ever put a piece of clothing or jewelry on your child to have them break out in a rash or hives? It’s called contact dermatitis, and it’s more common than you may think. Cindy Gellner, MD, explains the condition and how you can treat and prevent those itchy rashes your kid may get with certain materials.

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101: Finding the Right Mental Health Person for You

May 17, 2022

Working on your mental health can be a long and difficult journey, so choosing the right professional that you feel comfortable with is important. Producer Mitch had to try out three specialists before he found someone he gelled with. Scott Langenecker, PhD, talks with the guys about how to make sure you and your mental health specialist are the right fit.

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Why You Shouldn’t Pop that Cyst on Your Wrist

May 17, 2022

A ganglion cyst is a large fluid-filled cyst that forms on joints and is commonly found on wrists. Despite what you may see on social media, popping this type of growth with a needle or thumping it with a big book is the very last thing you want to do. Hand specialist Brad Rockwell, MD, explains what these cysts are, why it’s dangerous to pop them, and the type of doctor you should see for treatment.

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Long Haul COVID in Children

May 16, 2022

In general, kids do pretty well if they catch COVID-19. But Cindy Gellner, MD, is seeing a significant number of kids experiencing symptoms from the disease for weeks if not months after the initial infection. The ongoing symptoms seem to impact children regardless of how severe their illness was. Learn more about long-haul COVID in your children and what you can do to prevent and treat the symptoms.

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