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Jun 29, 2022

Rehabilitation to the Rescue When Your Life Suddenly Changes

If you are in great physical condition, exercise regularly, and have a positive outlook on life, rehabilitation may not be on your radar. In an instant, however, your life can change and you may lose the physical, mental, or cognitive abilities you depend on to function in your daily life. And, in the next blink of an eye, you might need to seek rehabilitation services to return to leading a full and productive life.

Jun 28, 2022

Ramsay Hunt Syndrome: What to Know

The virus that causes chickenpox can reactivate at any time, although your risk increases as you age. When it does reactivate, it can appear on several parts of the body. In rare cases, a shingles outbreak can affect a nerve near one of your ears. This is called Ramsay Hunt Syndrome.

Jun 23, 2022

Las vacunas COVID-19 y los niños

Los niños de 5 años en adelante pueden recibir la vacuna COVID-19 de Pfizer-BioNTech. Y los niños de 12 a 17 años pueden recibir una vacuna de refuerzo. Los CDC recomiendan que todas las personas que reúnan los requisitos necesarios se vacunen contra COVID-19 y reciban una vacuna de refuerzo para ayudar a protegerlos contra el virus.

Jun 23, 2022

COVID-19 Vaccines and Children

Children ages 6 months and older can now get a COVID-19 vaccine. Learn how the vaccine can help protect your child and others from COVID-19.

Jun 22, 2022

Manténgase alejado del 'crypto' en las piscinas este verano

Si se enfermó después de un día de piscina, es posible que haya contraído una enfermedad intestinal desagradable. Durante los meses de verano se diagnostican más casos de criptosporidiosis o "cripto."

Jun 21, 2022

Nine Questions to Help You Choose a Cataract Surgeon (And the Answers You’ll Want to Hear)

John A. Moran Eye Center ophthalmologist and cataract specialist Rachel Simpson, MD, offers this list of questions to ask during your cataract consultation with a potential surgeon—along with the answers you want to hear.

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107: The Microbiome and You

Jun 29, 2022

Your body is host to trillions of bacteria, funguses, viruses, and other microorganisms, creating an ecosystem that may impact many aspects of your health from metabolism to hormone regulation to mental health. John Pohl, MD, is back to tell the guys what the research shows about these tiny organisms in your gut and how you can foster a healthy microbiome.

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How to Plan Your Family as a Woman

Jun 29, 2022

Modern contraception allows men and women to have a child by choice, not by chance. But what family planning options are available? And how effective are they? Kirtly Parker Jones, MD, discusses the most common contraceptives available and how to choose the best one for you and your family.

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S5E25: Confessions of a Medical Resident

Jun 27, 2022

In the second part of our two-part fifth season finale, Margaux, Leen, and Harjit share stories about their experiences as medical residents, reflecting on how they've grown as both physicians and people. BOH's veteran voices discuss burnout—why they feel jaded and tired—and talk about discovering ways to go back to their passion for medicine and prioritizing patients in the new year.

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S5E24: Confessions of a Medical Student 2.0

Jun 27, 2022

In the first part of our two-part fifth season finale, Mariam, Hạ, and Lina look back on their first season of sharing narratives and stories on BUNDLE OF HERS, and talk about the importance of community as they reflect on the highs and lows of medical school. In true confession form, the newest voices of BOH go through some of their expectations for medical school vs reality—rounding out the season with manifestations for the next year.

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