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Aug 08, 2022

Sunny Days Ahead When You Protect Your Face

Sunburn. Brown spots. Dry skin. Enlarged pores. Wrinkles. Skin cancer. All of these are signs of too much sun on our faces. But we can’t live indoors when outdoor activities can improve our mental and physical health. Just don’t forget to protect yourself from the sun—especially your face!

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.

Mar 15, 2022

¿Se le está cayendo el pelo después de COVID-19? Hay buenas noticias

Los efectos secundarios a largo plazo tras la infección por COVID-19 han causado muchos síntomas devastadores, desde la pérdida del gusto y el olfato hasta la niebla cerebral y la fatiga. La pérdida de cabello también se ha reportado como un síntoma común.

Feb 02, 2022

Four Sun Protection Tips for Winter

While it may feel like the sun is in hiding during the winter, in reality, UV rays can penetrate through clouds and fog, leaving your skin vulnerable to their harmful effects. Here are four ways you can protect your skin from the winter sun.

Mar 08, 2021

Choosing the Right Breast Surgeon

Choosing a surgeon for your breast augmentation can be difficult and time consuming. With so many things to consider – facility, surgeon qualifications and experience, previous work – it’s important that you do your research.

Nov 12, 2020

The 411 on Laser Hair Removal

Body hair—it’s something we spend lots of time, energy, and money on removing. Whether you’re tired of shaving your legs or armpits or pained by waxing that upper lip, laser hair removal may be a good choice for you.

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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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