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May 05, 2022

Get Back on Your Feet: Six Tips for a Smooth Recovery after Knee Surgery

When it comes to knee surgery to recovery, patience and due diligence are key—especially during the first three critical weeks that account for 70 percent of healing.

May 04, 2022

Rescue Your Teen from an Eating Disorder

Teenagers often have strong emotional reactions accompanied by feelings of being frustrated, overwhelmed, moody, tired, and angry. As a parent, how can you tell if physical and psychological stressors have led your teen to resort to eating disorders?

May 02, 2022

Microtia Treatments Help Ears Look and Hear Better

Microtia is a rare disorder encompassing a spectrum of congenital ear malformations or even absence of the visible part of the external outer ear. Learn the causes, diagnosis, and treatment options for microtia.

Apr 28, 2022

Mental Health Is Just As Important As Your Physical Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and a time for us to prioritize our physical and psychological well-being. Together we can address the stigma associated with mental health and substance use disorders, and learn how to take better care of those we serve, ourselves, and each other.

Apr 28, 2022

La buena nutrición es la mejor medicina

Las dietas con alto contenido en grasa, sodio, azúcar y alimentos procesados y rápidos están relacionadas con enfermedades crónicas como las cardiovasculares, la diabetes, la obesidad, las enfermedades renales y ciertos tipos de cáncer. Si modifica su dieta, puede prevenir esas enfermedades crónicas o mejorar su salud y los resultados del tratamiento de esas enfermedades.

Apr 28, 2022

Good Nutrition is the Best Medicine

Diets high in fat, sodium, sugar, and processed and fast foods are linked to chronic conditions such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity, kidney disease, and certain cancers. By tweaking your diet, you can prevent those chronic conditions or improve your health and treatment outcomes for those conditions.

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S5E23: Healing Intergenerational Trauma

Jun 22, 2022

Trauma—physical, emotional, and mental—can be passed down to us from our parents and family members in the way we are raised. As defined by the Office for Institutional Equity at Duke—Inter-generational trauma is a concept developed to help explain years of generational challenges within families. It is the transmission or sending down to younger generations, of the oppressive or traumatic effects of a historical event. In an intimate conversation, Mariam and Lina reflect on intergenerational trauma from their lived experiences as immigrants, and talk about the importance of trauma-informed healthcare.

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106: Robb Has a Heart Attack

Jun 21, 2022

Despite years of healthy living that is downright enviable, listener Robb recently had a life-threatening "turning point" that has left him with a new appreciation for his health. Hear one man's experience with a heart attack and the change in attitude it's inspired in his own life.

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The Basics: Why is Your Baby Crying?

Jun 21, 2022

New parents may be surprised at just how often their baby cries. It is their main form of communication after all. Hungry, bored, in need of a diaper change, they will cry for many reasons - and often. Pediatrician Cindy Gellner, MD, goes over the basics of crying for parents. From newborn to teenager, learn how to understand your child’s crying and how best to respond with advice from an expert.

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E32: 7 Domains of Crying

Jun 16, 2022

Humans are the only species that cry emotional tears, and we don't make them until around two months old—around the same time the "social smile" appears. As humans age, we often keep the emotional tears but leave the crying out loud behind. Some cry more than others. Some don't cry at all. Anthropologist Polly Wiessner, actress-turned-reverend Carolyn Swift Jones, and Scot Singpiel and Mitch Sears—hosts of Who Cares About Men's Health?— join this episode of 7 Domains of Women's Health to talk about why we cry, what it signals to others, and crying's effects and impacts on our health.

Listen to Dr. Jones talk with the Who Cares guys about how emotional availability can improve your life on Who Cares About Men's Health.

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