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Jan 16, 2023

Four Stretching Myths Exposed

It’s important to stretch to maintain healthy joints and appropriate mobility for physical activity. But how long should you stretch for? And should you always stretch before exercise?

Jan 04, 2023

Get Ready to Run

When you are sedentary the idea of running more than a couple feet can seem daunting. However, there is an easy way to get up, get moving, and improve your stamina.

Oct 24, 2022

5 Tips for an Injury-Free Lacrosse Season

Lacrosse is a thrilling, fast-moving sport to both play and watch. Although the rules of the game differ between girls and boys, all athletes are prone to injuries as they dodge and dart across the field with sticks and solid rubber balls. Here are a few safety tips to keep you in the game all season long.

Sep 08, 2022

Stay Off The Bench: Baseball Injury Prevention

Whether you are playing little league, high school, college, or Major League Baseball there are several common injuries to be aware of.

Sep 08, 2022

Ponte un objetivo para prevenir las 5 lesiones más comunes en el fútbol

Las lesiones en el fútbol suelen ser agudas o acumulativas. Las lesiones agudas son traumáticas, mientras que las acumulativas son el resultado de una tensión repetitiva sobre un músculo, una articulación o un tejido conectivo desencadenante que puede agravar progresivamente las molestias, el dolor y el deterioro físico. Aquí están las cinco lesiones agudas de fútbol más comunes.

Sep 07, 2022

Set a Goal to Prevent the 5 Most Common Soccer Injuries

Soccer injuries are generally either acute or cumulative. Acute injuries are traumatic while cumulative injuries result from repetitive stress on a muscle, joint, or connective tissue trigger that can progressively worsen aches, pain, and physical impairment. Here are the five most common acute soccer injuries.

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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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