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Jan 20, 2023

The Impact of Social Media on Teens’ Mental Health

Research has shown that young adults who use social media are three times as likely to suffer from depression, putting a large portion of the population at risk for suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

Dec 22, 2022

El tratamiento de la salud mental: 5 preguntas sobre la terapia

El tratamiento para la salud mental suele ser un tema desconocido para muchas personas, pero no hay por qué tenerle miedo a lo desconocido. Es importante reconocer que todos podemos sufrir problemas de la salud mental y es importante buscar ayuda. Hay varios tratamientos para la salud mental y hablar con un terapeuta o asesor es uno de ellos.

Dec 16, 2022

Helping Older Adults Navigate the Holiday Season

The happiest time of the year can come with mixed feelings for some older adults. They might feel lonely, miss loved ones who have passed, or feel self-conscious about their age. As we plan for and celebrate the upcoming holiday season, it’s important that we consider the mental health of the older adults in our life.

Dec 12, 2022

Helping Individuals with Autism Have a Happy Holiday Season

We all know that the holiday season can be a bit stressful, but for some neurodivergent individuals, stress is compounded by disrupted routines and overstimulation. Awareness, preparation, and flexibility are key to enjoying this festive time of year.

Dec 06, 2022

Entender y superar la depresión navideña

Las fiestas llenan el aire de felicidad y alegría, pero también pueden conllevar estrés y tristeza para muchas personas, especialmente para aquellas que padecen una enfermedad mental subyacente.

Dec 06, 2022

Understanding and Overcoming the Holiday Blues

The holidays fill the air with happiness and cheer, but they can also carry stress and sadness for many people, especially those who deal with an underlying mental health condition. Experts at Huntsman Mental Health Institute share how to cope with the holiday blues.

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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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