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Jul 29, 2022

BA.5 COVID-19 Variant

The Omicron wave of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is not over. And the newest variant may be the most contagious strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus yet. The BA.5 subvariant is now the predominant strain of COVID-19 in the United States.

Jul 28, 2022

Capacite a su hijo para superar la obesidad

Si su hijo está luchando contra la obesidad y los problemas de salud mental asociados a ella, usted puede capacitarle para alcanzar y mantener un peso saludable al tiempo que aumenta su confianza en sí mismo.

Jul 28, 2022

Empower Your Child to Overcome Obesity

If your child is struggling with obesity and any associated mental health issues, you can empower them to reach and maintain a healthy weight while boosting their self-confidence.

Jul 27, 2022

Kids’ Eye and Vision Problems: What School Screenings Might Miss

As kids head back to school or jump in for the first time, it’s essential to ensure their vision is functioning correctly. And if they have issues, now is the time to do something about it. John A. Moran Eye Center optometrist Shandi M. Beckwith, OD discusses what you can expect from your child's school screening.

Jul 27, 2022

TBI Patients Continue to Need Friends and Family Support

If you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury, your friends and family will be relieved once you’re in recovery and may think that you no longer need their constant support and concern. However, recovery from a TBI can take up to two years.

Jul 22, 2022

988: El nuevo número para ayuda en crisis de salud mental

El 988 es el nuevo número de tres dígitos que ofrece recursos de salud mental accesibles para salvar vidas. Este nuevo número reemplazará la Línea Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio existente y está disponible para llamadas, mensajes de texto y chats para aquellos que enfrentan una crisis de salud mental y también para sus familias o seres queridos.

The Scope

113: Just How Painful is a Kidney Stone?

Aug 16, 2022

Did you know a kidney stone is more painful than childbirth and the amputation of a finger? Troy has seen the pain first hand in the ER. Urologist John Smith, MD, is back to explain what causes kidney stones, how they’re treated and - most importantly - four ways to prevent a stone from forming.

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What to Do After Your Teen Runs Away

Aug 12, 2022

If your teen has run away from home, the first priority is finding them and ensuring they’re safe. But what should you do after they safely return home? Amanda McNab, MSW, LCSW, suggests the steps parents should take to understand why your teenager ran away in the first place—and start to rebuild the relationship in a healthy way to prevent future runaways.

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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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