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Jan 23, 2023

Hacer ejercicio durante el embarazo: Lo que debe saber

Muchas mujeres embarazadas, sobre todo las primerizas, tienen dudas sobre la actividad física durante el embarazo. Hacer ejercicio durante el embarazo es seguro para la madre y el bebé. Siga estas pautas para un embarazo seguro y saludable.

Jan 23, 2023

Exercising While Pregnant: What You Need to Know

Many expecting women, especially first-time mothers, have questions about physical activity during pregnancy. Exercising while pregnant is safe for mom and baby. Follow these guidelines for a safe and healthy pregnancy.

Jan 12, 2023

¿Se le hace difícil hacer ejercicio? Podría estar deshidratado

El agua constituye más de dos tercios del cuerpo humano. Sin embargo, perdemos agua de nuestro cuerpo todos los días al sudar, respirar, ir al baño y a través de las lágrimas y la saliva. Por eso es importante reponer la cantidad suficiente de agua.

Jan 09, 2023

Tough Workouts? You Could Be Dehydrated

Water makes up over two-thirds of the human body. Yet, we lose water from our bodies every day through sweating, breathing, using the restroom, and through our tears and saliva. That’s why it’s important to replenish your body by drinking enough water.

Jan 04, 2023

What You Need to Know About Kegel Exercises

The pelvic floor muscles may be the most neglected and least thought about. But they are one of the most important muscle groups in our bodies, supporting bladder, bowel, and sexual function for everyone.

Dec 14, 2022

Stiff-Person Syndrome: What is it and is it Common?

Recently, Celine Dion announced that she has been diagnosed with a neurological disorder called Stiff-person syndrome (SPS). Experts at U of U Health explain the rare condition.

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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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