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May 04, 2022

Rescue Your Teen from an Eating Disorder

Teenagers often have strong emotional reactions accompanied by feelings of being frustrated, overwhelmed, moody, tired, and angry. As a parent, how can you tell if physical and psychological stressors have led your teen to resort to eating disorders?

Apr 28, 2022

Mental Health Is Just As Important As Your Physical Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and a time for us to prioritize our physical and psychological well-being. Together we can address the stigma associated with mental health and substance use disorders, and learn how to take better care of those we serve, ourselves, and each other.

Apr 19, 2022

Feeling Stressed? Give Yourself a Break

Americans are reporting overwhelming stress levels due to financial concerns, inflation, COVID-19, the war in Ukraine, and more. Enduring extraordinary stress for multiple years has long-lasting effects. But we can take simple steps now to reduce stress in our daily lives.

Mar 01, 2022

Síntomas bipolares en los adolescents: Señales tempranas y diagnóstico

Es habitual que los adolescentes pasen por altibajos emocionales y hagan cosas que no parecen racionales. Pero a veces, el comportamiento de un adolescente es tan errático que le hace preguntarse: ¿Es un comportamiento típico de los adolescentes? ¿O el comportamiento podría parecerse a los síntomas bipolares en los adolescentes?

Feb 16, 2022

Cómo reconocer y recuperarse del trauma del parto

Incluso en las mejores circunstancias, dar a luz puede ser un reto físico y emocional. Pero para algunas mujeres, la experiencia puede ser tan traumática que afecta a su salud mental y a su capacidad para cuidar de sí mismas y de sus bebés.

Feb 16, 2022

Bipolar Symptoms in Teens: Early Signs and Diagnosis

Learn the two hallmark signs of bipolar disorder in teens along with other symptoms to look for early on.

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Does My Child Have a Sensory Disorder?

May 18, 2022

Sensory disorders in children have recently been added as an official psychiatric diagnosis and are estimated to impact as many as 15% of kids in the US. These conditions are marked by a significant sensitivity to sounds, textures, tastes, or brightness and can be quite disruptive to their behavior and development. Pediatrician Cindy Gellner, MD, explains why these conditions are on the rise, and how a parent can identify and accommodate them.

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Contact Dermatitis Could Be the Culprit for Your Child’s Rash

May 18, 2022

Have you ever put a piece of clothing or jewelry on your child to have them break out in a rash or hives? It’s called contact dermatitis, and it’s more common than you may think. Cindy Gellner, MD, explains the condition and how you can treat and prevent those itchy rashes your kid may get with certain materials.

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S5E20: Advocating for Reproductive Justice

May 17, 2022

SisterSong—leader of the reproductive justice movement—defines reproductive justice as "the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities." But how do systems of oppression such as racism, ableism, and sexism, make it harder for some to access reproductive care? In S5E20, Lina and Hạ talk with Juliette Friedland, co-chair for diversity and inclusion at Optum UnitedHealth, about the disadvantages and inequalities of reproductive health, and the history and future of obstetrics and gynecology.

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101: Finding the Right Mental Health Person for You

May 17, 2022

Working on your mental health can be a long and difficult journey, so choosing the right professional that you feel comfortable with is important. Producer Mitch had to try out three specialists before he found someone he gelled with. Scott Langenecker, PhD, talks with the guys about how to make sure you and your mental health specialist are the right fit.

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