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Apr 04, 2022

Hamstrings Need Love Too!

You probably don’t think about your hamstrings much unless you’re an athlete, but this group of three muscles is responsible for movement when we run, walk, sit, or squat.

Mar 08, 2022

Hip Pain in Teenage Athletes

It’s no surprise hip pain is a common problem in teenage athletes. Between constant growth spurts and activity levels at an all-time high, sometimes the hip joint has a hard time working properly. It’s important to know the different types of hip pain and how to manage it.

Nov 05, 2021

Top 5 Most Common Sport Injuries

When we play sports, we don’t plan to get hurt, yet there are common athletic injuries doctors see time and again. Justin Ernat, a University of Utah Health sports medicine surgeon talks about the five most common sports injuries he sees.

Nov 02, 2021

What to Do When Your Child Sprains Their Ankle

Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries in children. This isn’t a surprise when you consider all the running, jumping, and playing they do—whether it’s on a soccer field or at home in their back yard. Joy English, MD, a Sports Medicine Specialist and Medical Director of the Orthopaedic Injury Clinic, weighs in on the topic.

Sep 16, 2021

Conmociones Cerebrales: Cómo Pueden Afectarle Ahora Y Después

Una conmoción cerebral es una forma leve de lesión cerebral traumática (LCT) que afecta el funcionamiento del cerebro. Estos efectos pueden ser a corto plazo, durando solo unas horas o un par de días, o posiblemente causar problemas a largo plazo.

Jul 29, 2021

Pop Goes the Shoulder– Now What?

If you are worried you have a shoulder dislocation, don’t panic, but do get specialized care right away.

The Scope

102: Men's Health Essentials — Testosterone

May 24, 2022

Seems like every ad you see these days has some new claim about testosterone. It’ll give you energy, build muscle, keep you young, and so on. But is any of that true? John Smith, MD, give the guys the lowdown on testosterone replacement therapy and what it can actually do for men with low levels of the hormone.

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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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