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May 24, 2022

The Fight to Eliminate Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Stigma and Discrimination   

We are in the midst of a mental health crisis, and the way we talk about it may be hurting more than helping. Stigma perpetuates a vicious cycle that, for years, has continually prevented people from finding help when they need it. And while outdated beliefs are beginning to shift, every time others discriminate or health insurance does not adequately cover treatments, a person feels reluctant to seek help and stigma lives on. 

May 19, 2022

Escasez de fórmulas para bebés: Lo que hay que hacer y lo que no hay que hacer

La escasez de leche de fórmula para bebés en todo el país está creando estantes vacíos en las tiendas y planteando preguntas a los padres sobre cómo proporcionar una nutrición adecuada a sus bebés. Antes de buscar otros alternativos, comuníquese con su proveedor de atención médica para determinar qué es lo mejor para su hijo y asegurarse de que sus necesidades nutricionales están cubiertas.

May 19, 2022

Baby Formula Shortage: The Do’s and Don’ts

A nationwide shortage of baby formula is creating empty store shelves and raising questions among parents about how to provide babies with proper nutrition. Before switching to alternative means, here's what you should and shouldn't do to keep your baby safe and healthy.

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?

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102: Men's Health Essentials — Testosterone

May 24, 2022

Seems like every ad you see these days has some new claim about testosterone. It’ll give you energy, build muscle, keep you young, and so on. But is any of that true? John Smith, MD, give the guys the lowdown on testosterone replacement therapy and what it can actually do for men with low levels of the hormone.

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Does My Child Have a Sensory Disorder?

May 18, 2022

Sensory disorders in children have recently been added as an official psychiatric diagnosis and are estimated to impact as many as 15% of kids in the US. These conditions are marked by a significant sensitivity to sounds, textures, tastes, or brightness and can be quite disruptive to their behavior and development. Pediatrician Cindy Gellner, MD, explains why these conditions are on the rise, and how a parent can identify and accommodate them.

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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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S5E20: Advocating for Reproductive Justice

May 17, 2022

SisterSong—leader of the reproductive justice movement—defines reproductive justice as "the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities." But how do systems of oppression such as racism, ableism, and sexism, make it harder for some to access reproductive care? In S5E20, Lina and Hạ talk with Juliette Friedland, co-chair for diversity and inclusion at Optum UnitedHealth, about the disadvantages and inequalities of reproductive health, and the history and future of obstetrics and gynecology.

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