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Jun 30, 2022

Encontrarse con animales silvestres: Consejos de seguridad

Mientras exploras la naturaleza, siempre existe la posibilidad de encontrarse con diferentes tipos de animales silvestres. Y es probable que no estés preparado para un encuentro con un animal grande como un oso o un puma. Aquí hay algunos pasos que puedes seguir para manejar estas situaciones.

Jun 30, 2022

Encountering Wildlife: Safety Tips

While exploring the wild, there is always the possibility of running into different types of wildlife. You may not be prepared for an encounter with a large animal such as a bear or a cougar. Here are some steps you can take to handle these situations.

Jun 30, 2022

Vacuna del COVID-19 y los niños de 6 meses a 5 años: Preguntas y respuestas

Las vacunas del COVID-19 de Pfizer-BioNTech y Moderna están disponibles para niños de 6 meses a 17 años. Aquí encontrarás preguntas y respuestas sobre las vacunas para los niños de 6 meses a 5 años.

Jun 29, 2022

Rehabilitation to the Rescue When Your Life Suddenly Changes

If you are in great physical condition, exercise regularly, and have a positive outlook on life, rehabilitation may not be on your radar. In an instant, however, your life can change and you may lose the physical, mental, or cognitive abilities you depend on to function in your daily life. And, in the next blink of an eye, you might need to seek rehabilitation services to return to leading a full and productive life.

Jun 28, 2022

Ramsay Hunt Syndrome: What to Know

The virus that causes chickenpox can reactivate at any time, although your risk increases as you age. When it does reactivate, it can appear on several parts of the body. In rare cases, a shingles outbreak can affect a nerve near one of your ears. This is called Ramsay Hunt Syndrome.

Jun 23, 2022

Las vacunas COVID-19 y los niños

Los niños de 5 años en adelante pueden recibir la vacuna COVID-19 de Pfizer-BioNTech. Y los niños de 12 a 17 años pueden recibir una vacuna de refuerzo. Los CDC recomiendan que todas las personas que reúnan los requisitos necesarios se vacunen contra COVID-19 y reciban una vacuna de refuerzo para ayudar a protegerlos contra el virus.

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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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