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Jan 20, 2023

Las mascarillas: Una herramienta importante para frenar la propagación del virus

La pandemia de COVID-19 puso de relieve la importancia de usar una mascarilla para ayudar a detener la transmisión de los virus respiratorios, incluidos los de la gripe y el VRS. Es una de las medidas de prevención que puede proteger a las personas de infectarse y contagiar a otras.

Jan 20, 2023

Face Masks: An Important Tool to Slow Down Virus Spread

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of wearing a face mask to help stop transmission of respiratory viruses, including flu and RSV. Here’s what you should know about face masks and when to consider wearing one.

Dec 02, 2022

Viajar con medicamentos

Hay mucho que considerar al empacar para un viaje. La forma en la que guarda sus medicamentos es importante. Estos son algunos consejos sobre cómo protegerse y proteger sus medicamentos.

Dec 02, 2022

Traveling With Medications

There's a lot to consider when packing for a trip. How you store your medications is important. Erin Fox, PharmD, senior director of Drug Information and Support Services at University of Utah Health, provides tips for protecting yourself and your meds.

Nov 10, 2022

Making Brain Research Smarter—Advances in Autism Research

Scientists at University of Utah Health are generating clumps of human brain cells in a dish that resemble some features of a growing human brain. This innovation is improving brain research and helping us understand how conditions of the brain—including autism—may develop.

Aug 04, 2022

¡Las bayas son buenas para ti!

Las investigaciones a largo plazo demuestran que una dieta saludable que incluya muchas frutas, especialmente arándanos y fresas, puede ayudar a prevenir la aparición de enfermedades del corazón.

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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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