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Jan 20, 2023

DEA: La máquina que puede salvar su vida (y la de otros)

Suelen estar colocados a la vista y en lugares públicos. Tanto si se ha fijado en ellos como si no, su finalidad es salvar su vida y la de los demás. En lugar de esperar a que acudan profesionales médicos cualificados, puede utilizar un DEA para aumentar las probabilidades de supervivencia.

Jan 19, 2023

Save a Life by Learning CPR

About 9 in 10 people who have cardiac arrest outside the hospital die, according to theCDC. However, CPR can improve those odds, doubling or tripling a person’s chance of survival.

May 06, 2022

Llegar al corazón del problema: La insuficiencia cardíaca crónica

La insuficiencia cardíaca crónica afecta aproximadamente a 6,2 millones de estadounidenses, según los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades. La buena noticia es que el tratamiento temprano y los cambios en el estilo de vida pueden alargar la vida.

Apr 14, 2022

Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Chronic Heart Failure

Chronic heart failure, also known simply as heart failure, affects approximately 6.2 million Americans. The good news is that early treatment and lifestyle changes can extend your life.

Mar 02, 2022

Treating Aortic Valve Problems – Is TAVR for Me?

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement, or TAVR, is a minimally invasive heart procedure that replaces a thickened aortic valve that can’t fully open. Learn more about TAVR and its benefits.

Jan 31, 2022

COVID-19 Increasing Stroke Risks in People of All Ages

The COVID-19 pandemic has been unpredictable as more is learned about the varied side effects of the virus. One surprising finding is the heightened risk of stroke and heart attack—and not just for older adults.

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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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