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Jun 21, 2022

Nine Questions to Help You Choose a Cataract Surgeon (And the Answers You’ll Want to Hear)

John A. Moran Eye Center ophthalmologist and cataract specialist Rachel Simpson, MD, offers this list of questions to ask during your cataract consultation with a potential surgeon—along with the answers you want to hear.

Jun 21, 2022

Los cinco pasos principales para prevenir un accidente cerebrovascular

Mayo es el Mes de la Concienciación sobre los Accidentes -infarto o derrame- Cerebrovasculares, un recordatorio anual para protegerse a sí mismo y a sus seres queridos de sufrir un accidente cerebrovascular. A continuación se enumeran cinco formas de reducir el riesgo de sufrir un infarto cerebral, también conocido como un ictus, y mejorar su salud en general.

Jun 21, 2022

Top Five Steps for Preventing a Stroke

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. And every 3.5 minutes, someone dies of stroke. Here are five ways to lower your risk of stroke and boost your overall health.

Jun 17, 2022

Embrace Your Face to Uncover Skin Solutions

When you look at your face in the mirror, do you tend to focus on your blemishes such as acne scarring, redness, hyperpigmentation, broken blood vessels, or uneven skin texture? A wide variety of aesthetic services can treat your skin, boost your confidence, and improve your quality of life.

Jun 09, 2022

Escriba su camino a la felicidad

Cuando reflexiona sobre su día, ¿qué es lo que más destaca? Lo más probable es que sea algo negativo porque nuestros cebreros están programados a aferarnos a lo malo más que a lo bueno. Aquí hay un método para mejorar su salud mental y traer esos momentos positivos a la vanguardia de su mente.

Jun 09, 2022

Write Your Way to Happiness

When you reflect on your day, what stands out the most? Chances are, it’s something negative—because our brains are wired to latch onto the bad more than the good. Here is a method to boost your mental health by bringing those positive moments to the forefront.

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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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