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, ...

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...

S6E4: Navigating Shame in Medicine

Jan 23, 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 ...

What Could Be Causing Your Chronic Cough?

Jan 20, 2023

Have a cough that won’t seem to go away? Has it lasted longer than eight weeks? You should go to your doctor. Any cough lasting more than eight weeks is considered chronic and is not likely to go away on its own, and the cause of the cough might surprise you. Tom Miller, MD, shares the most ...

128: A Hierarchy of Health

Jan 17, 2023

When you decide it's time to start improving your health, what's the best first step? Is it improving your diet? Hitting the gym more often? Quitting smoking? Deciding where to start can be a bit overwhelming. The Who Cares guys discuss what has worked best for them and Dr. Troy Madsen turns to the ...

S6E3: The Identities of a Doctor

Jan 16, 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 ...

What is Causing Your Child’s Chronic Headaches?

Jan 13, 2023

As a parent, you worry when your child feels ill. If your child is suffering from painful, chronic headaches, you may assume the worst. But the cause of your child’s pain may be something much more simple. Pediatrician Cindy Gellner, MD, explains how stress, anxiety, and screen time may be causing...

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