What Is Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

Feb 8, 2023

If you or someone you know is affected by age-related macular degeneration (AMD), you understand how much it can impact the quality of day-to-day life. While the condition is mostly connected to aging, there are ways to prevent, treat, and slow the condition. Ophthalmologist Monika Fleckenstein, MD,...

130: It's a Struggle to be Healthy. Here's Why.

Feb 7, 2023

Regardless of where you are right now, improving your health is a constant "work in progress." Why is it so hard to be better with sleep, activity, nutrition, or mental health? The Who Cares guys discuss their individual struggles with health and the larger social pressures that work against us. ...

What to Do if Your Child Gets Scalded

Feb 6, 2023

Scalds are the most common burn injury for children under five, they are painful and can be life-changing. Unfortunately, it’s easier then you think for a child to suffer severe burns from hot drinks, bathwater, and microwave foods. Prevention is always the best first step, but if your child did ...

S6E6: The Impact of War on Medicine and Identity

Feb 6, 2023

Everyone is shaped by war in one form or another, regardless of background or origin. War not only affects those on the battlefield but also weighs on citizens and communities. As healthcare providers, there is a need to be mindful of the trauma experienced by patients and to approach their care ...

Scalding: Prevent Your Child From a Kitchen Burn

Feb 3, 2023

There’s nothing more devastating than seeing your child suffer a painful, life-changing scalding burn injury. Most parents think it will never happen to their child. That’s what Taylor Vowles thought. Hear his story about the day his son got second-degree scald burns over 8% of his body. Listen ...

What Is Bell's Palsy?

Feb 1, 2023

Bell's palsy can be a sudden and surprising condition, rapidly causing facial weakness and muscle twitching. But understanding the causes, symptoms, and treatment options is key to diagnosing and managing this condition. Sarah Akkina, MD, director of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery in the ...

S6E5: Advocacy in Medical Education

Jan 30, 2023

Advocacy work can sometimes be conflated with identity. When you have placed so much time and energy into something, it can be easy for it to consume all of who you are. But you are more than your advocacy work, and your continued drive to create change does not have to be all that you are. In S6E5,...

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