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Aug 11, 2022

Five Tips for Avoiding Summer Sports Injuries

Staying active in the summer heat can be tricky, especially in many parts of the country with consistent triple-digit temperatures. Here are some injury prevention tips to help keep you in the game all summer long.

Aug 10, 2022

¿Tengo viruela del mono? Estas son las cuatro preguntas que hay que tener en cuenta

Una rara infección vírica se ha convertido en una emergencia sanitaria mundial. El virus de la viruela del mono no es tan transmisible como el COVID-19, pero algunas personas están en riesgo y deben tomar precauciones, incluyendo la vacunación si cumplen los criterios de elegibilidad. Si sospecha que ha estado expuesto a la viruela del mono o que podría estar infectado, aquí tiene cuatro preguntas que debe tener en cuenta...

Aug 10, 2022

Do I Have Monkeypox? Here Are Four Questions to Consider

A rare viral infection has now become a global health emergency. The monkeypox virus is not nearly as transmissible as COVID-19, but certain people are at risk and should take precautions, including getting vaccinated if they meet the eligibility criteria. If you suspect you may have been exposed to monkeypox or could possibly be infected, here are four questions to consider...

Aug 09, 2022

Estos son tres signos de que puede tener viruela del mono

La viruela del mono es una rara infección vírica causada por un virus similar al que causa la viruela. Se transmite de persona a persona, cuando alguien tiene contacto con la erupción de una persona infectada, sus fluidos corporales o sus gotitas respiratorias. Hay muchos signos y síntomas de la viruela del mono. Aunque una persona puede no mostrar todos los signos de la infección, esto es lo que debe buscar...

Aug 09, 2022

Here Are Three Signs You May Have Monkeypox

Monkeypox is a rare viral infection that is caused by a virus similar to the one that causes smallpox. It is spread from person to person when someone has contact with an infected person’s rash, bodily fluids, or respiratory droplets. There are many signs and symptoms of monkeypox. While a person may not show all signs of infection, here is what you should look for...

Aug 09, 2022

Se avecinan días soleados cuando se protege la cara

Quemaduras de sol. Manchas marrones. Piel seca. Poros dilatados. Arrugas. Cáncer de piel. Todos estos son señales de un exceso de sol en nuestro rostro. Pero no podemos vivir encerrados cuando las actividades pueden mejorar nuestra salud mental y física. Eso sí, no se olvide de protegerse del sol, ¡sobre todo la cara!

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The Basics: Your Child’s Vaccination Schedule

Aug 10, 2022

For new parents, it can be hard to keep your child’s vaccines straight. When do they get DTAP? What is MMR? Does my child really need all of these shots? Pediatrician Cindy Gellner, MD, has the answers about vaccines for kids—from birth to college. On this episode of The Basics, learn more about recommended vaccines, when they should be received, and how to ensure your kid grows up with the maximum protection against infections.

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What Vitamins and Supplements for Men Actually Work?

Aug 10, 2022

Supplements marketed to men come with plenty of promises. Get stronger. Feel younger. Live longer. But which claims are backed by research—and which are nothing more than empty promises? Thunder Jalili, PhD, a nutritionist and professor at University of Utah Health, discusses the two supplements with the most evidence for health benefits—and which supplements men should avoid.

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Warning Signs for Someone Struggling with Mental Health

Aug 10, 2022

Sometimes a mental health crisis is serious enough that it requires immediate professional intervention. This can protect the person in crisis and the people around them. Natalie McClintock, L.C.S.W., Sometimes a mental health crisis is serious enough that it requires immediate professional intervention. This can protect the person in crisis and the people around them.
If you suspect that you or a loved on is experiencing a mental health crisis or having thoughts of self-harm or suicide, call 988 to reach the national Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.

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How to Take Care of Your Joint Replacement

Aug 10, 2022

As technologies and practices advance, more people than ever before are receiving joint replacements. These implants are also being done much earlier in life. How do you take care of a joint replacement so it lasts as long as possible? Orthopedic surgeon Michael J. Archibeck, MD walks through the steps of a successful joint replacement procedure so patients can keep the implant working and live a fully functional life.

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