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From the Experts

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.
Time is Brain: Why It’s Important to Get Treated for Stroke ASAP
Knowing the telltale signs of a stroke is critical to getting immediate medical attention. Read on to understand what happens during a stroke and lifesaving treatment options.
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.
Will the COVID-19 Vaccine Affect Your Period?
Changes to your menstrual cycle can be scary, but we’re here to clarify what these changes could mean if you just got vaccinated.
Is it Seasonal Allergies or COVID-19?
Loss of smell can happen with seasonal allergy, but may also be an early sign of COVID-19 disease. Doctors weigh in for the answers.
Summer Safety Guide 2021: What’s Safe and What’s Not in the ‘New Normal’?
With COVID-19 still prevalent, it’s important to understand what summer activities are safe—whether you are vaccinated or not.  
Finding Safe Sources of Stroke Support During COVID-19
In the United States, someone has a stroke every 40 seconds. Despite its rank as the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S., life after a stroke is manageable with the right tools, resources and support.
Facts and Myths About Organ Donation
Critically ill patients in need of an organ transplant are in a race against time, though many are not registered to donate due to fear of the unknown.
When to Schedule a Mammogram Screening After Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine
Not sure if you can get a mammogram screening after your COVID-19 vaccine? Here’s what to know.