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Aug 09, 2022

Se avecinan días soleados cuando se protege la cara

Quemaduras de sol. Manchas marrones. Piel seca. Poros dilatados. Arrugas. Cáncer de piel. Todos estos son señales de un exceso de sol en nuestro rostro. Pero no podemos vivir encerrados cuando las actividades pueden mejorar nuestra salud mental y física. Eso sí, no se olvide de protegerse del sol, ¡sobre todo la cara!

Jul 20, 2022

Sun Safety Tips For You and Your Family

Summer has arrived—and that means long hours of sun and fun at backyard barbecues, water parks, and ballparks. If you’re out in the sun, be sure to follow these protection tips.

Jun 08, 2021

45 Is the New 50

Every year, around 145,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer. More than 50,000 people die from it. But the good news is that colorectal cancer can be found through routine screenings long before you show any symptoms. Learn more about colorectal cancer.

Feb 24, 2020

Cancer and Acupuncture

Many patients find the practice beneficial.

Aug 20, 2019

Preserving Fertility Through Cancer Treatment

One of the most pressing issues facing young patients treated for cancer is that the very treatment that saves their life may affect their ability to have children in the future.

Mar 07, 2019

Why Is Pancreatic Cancer So Deadly?

Compared to other cancers, pancreatic cancer is relatively rare. But it is the third leading cause of cancer death in the United States.

The Scope

Surgical Options for Long-Term Symptoms of Bell's Palsy

Jan 25, 2023

Bell's palsy is a rare disorder that impacts the functioning of the nerve that controls the movement of the face. For a majority of patients, facial paralysis and other side effects will improve within a few weeks to a couple of months. But for a small number of patients, it can last even longer, requiring a surgical procedure to help their quality of life. Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Sarah Akkina, MD, discusses "facial reanimation" and the many surgical options available to treat the debilitating effects of long-term Bell's palsy and give patients back their ability to smile.

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S6E4: Navigating Shame in Medicine

Jan 24, 2023

Shame is an emotional experience when our social bonds are threatened—it is a feeling of distress, even humiliation, and is often caused by the consciousness of wrong. Shame exists in all communities, even medicine, and usually, involves someone else's point of view. In S6E4, Leen, Harjit, and Lina share experiences of shame in their personal and professional lives, and discuss how to process shame in the field of medicine.

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129: Why Goals Fail and How to Fix That

Jan 24, 2023

Are your wellness goals not going the way you hoped? It's ok. Setting and achieving a goal isn't as easy as you might think. The Who Cares guys talk through some strategies to help you develop better goals to increase your chance of success. They also offer tips to get back on track when you slip up or fall short of achieving your goals.

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S6E3: The Identities of a Doctor

Jan 17, 2023

Conforming to the system and society's expectations to achieve success and respect is not a new concept. As medical students and residents, there are certain boxes and identities we are expected to fit into. But more often than not, conforming to the status quo further separates us from the communities we hope to take care of. In S6E3, Lina, Hạ, and Leen discuss finding strength and empowerment in their authentic selves, and share stories of restricted identities and how the experiences affect their work in medicine and patient care.

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