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Aug 08, 2022

Sunny Days Ahead When You Protect Your Face

Sunburn. Brown spots. Dry skin. Enlarged pores. Wrinkles. Skin cancer. All of these are signs of too much sun on our faces. But we can’t live indoors when outdoor activities can improve our mental and physical health. Just don’t forget to protect yourself from the sun—especially your face!

Aug 04, 2022

¡Las bayas son buenas para ti!

Las investigaciones a largo plazo demuestran que una dieta saludable que incluya muchas frutas, especialmente arándanos y fresas, puede ayudar a prevenir la aparición de enfermedades del corazón.

Aug 03, 2022

Research Suggests Eating Blueberries, Strawberries Can Lower Heart Disease Risk

Long-term research shows that a healthy diet that includes plenty of fruits, especially blueberries and strawberries, can help prevent the onset of heart disease.

Aug 02, 2022

Pásame el protector solar, ¡Por favor!

Cuando pase tiempo al aire libre, recuerde llevar protección solar, un sombrero y ropa protectora. Incluso en otoño e invierno, los días más fríos no protegen la piel expuesta.

Aug 01, 2022

Pass the Sunscreen, Please!

When you spend time outdoors, remember to wear sunscreen, a hat, and protective clothing. Even in the fall and winter, cooler days do not give us a pass on “screen time” for exposed skin.

Jul 29, 2022

Variante BA.5

La ola de Omicron no ha terminado. Y la variante más reciente puede ser la cepa más contagiosa del virus SARS-CoV-2 hasta ahora. La subvariante BA.5 es ahora la cepa predominante del COVID-19 en los Estados Unidos.

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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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