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From the Experts

Just Keep Swimming: Water Safety for Kids
Whether you’re vacationing or staying close to home, keep your kids safe and healthy this summer.
How to Protect Your Eyes From the Summer Sun
Sunglasses are not just a fashion statement, but an essential preventive healthcare tool.
Navigating Post-Partum Life in a Post-Pandemic World
Reintegrating into post-pandemic life, especially for those with a newborn, starts with baby steps.
A TikTok Doctor Discusses LGBTQ+ Care and Providers Being Better Allies
Dr. Austin Chiang was nominated by GLAAD for “TikTok Queer Advocate of the Year.” Here, he shares what the recognition means for him and changes he wants to see.
As We Emerge From the Pandemic, Who Is at Risk for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?
A traumatic event can cause PTSD, but so can unrelenting stress, such as what we’ve experienced during the COVID pandemic.
Coming Out: Tips & Tools for Supporting LGBTQ+ Family & Friends
A licensed clinical social worker discusses the experience of “coming out” and how you can support and be an ally to LGBTQ+ family members and friends.
Here’s Your Who, Where and When Guide to Getting Tested For HIV
An infectious disease physician answers some common questions about testing, plus what treatment options are available if you test positive.
How the Pandemic Has Taken a Toll on Men’s Mental Health
Men’s mental health has been disproportionately affected during COVID-19. Here, a mental health technician discusses stigma around seeking professional help and how to recognize the signs that someone is struggling.
Coping with Social Anxiety as COVID-19 Restrictions Are Lifted
Restrictions being lifted can be anxiety inducing and stressful and having the tools to cope with these feelings can help socialization feel more accessible and comfortable.
How to Cope While Caregiving for a Stroke Patient
Occupational and physical therapy experts provide tips for balancing self-care with helping loved ones on their road to recovery.
The Truth About Post-COVID Invulnerability, Vaccine Shedding
and More
Some recovered COVID-19 patients are vaccine-hesitant. Here’s why they shouldn’t be.