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What’s the Scoop on Poop

Posted 12/30/2016 by UHBlog

What’s the Scoop on Poop?

Changes in color, consistency or frequency of bowel movements can indicate underlying health issues.

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The Post-Holiday Blues

Posted 12/28/2016 by UHBlog

The Post-Holiday Blues

The post-holiday season can be especially hard for caregivers as the difficulties of caring for a sick or aging loved one resume.

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Winter Workouts You Can Do In Your Home

Posted 12/27/2016 by UHBlog

Winter Workouts You Can Do In Your Home

Don’t want to exercise in the cold? There are some easy ways to get a workout in without leaving the comfort of home.

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Should You Exercise When You’re Sick?

Posted 12/26/2016 by UHBlog

Should You Exercise When You’re Sick?

Learn how to know if you are too sick to work out – and how long you should wait before resuming your exercise routine.

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What? 6 Signs You Need a Hearing Test

Posted 12/23/2016 by UHBlog

What? 6 Signs You Need a Hearing Test

Hearing loss is a common experience for many aging boomers and seniors. Learn to recognize the signs.

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Top 7 Health Concerns for Women

Posted 12/21/2016 by UHBlog

Top 7 Health Concerns for Women

Many women are so busy they put their health on the back burner. But it’s important to see a doctor regularly, especially when it comes to these common concerns.

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The Truth about Bacon: Breakfast of Champions?

Posted 12/20/2016 by UHBlog

The Truth About Bacon

Learn the right way to enjoy this breakfast favorite – in moderation.

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What a Crock Pot! Try These Slow Cooker Recipes

Posted 12/16/2016 by UHBlog

What a Crock Pot! Try These Slow Cooker Recipes

These easy and delicious crock pot recipes are perfect for a cold winter’s day.

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Plate Attention! Mindful Eating

Posted 12/15/2016 by UHBlog

Plate Attention! Mindful Eating

Take the time to slow down and really enjoy the food you are eating this holiday season.

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Top 5 Health Concerns for Men

Posted 12/14/2016 by UHBlog

Top 5 Health Concerns for Men

Men are most likely to talk to their physician about these concerns and conditions.

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Are You a Fat Burner or a Sugar Burner?

Posted 12/13/2016 by UHBlog

Are You a Fat Burner or a Sugar Burner

This metabolic classification determines whether your body uses sugar or fat as its main source of energy.

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How to Combat a Common Cause of Vertigo

Posted 12/12/2016 by UHBlog

How to Combat a Common Cause of Vertigo

This feeling of dizziness becomes more common as we age, but there are effective treatments available for vertigo.

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When to See a Doctor about Moles and Changes in Your Skin

Posted 12/9/2016 by UHBlog

When to See a Doctor about Moles and Changes in Your Skin

How do you know when a mole needs to be checked by a dermatologist? Learn to recognize the signs.

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8 Questions You’re Embarrassed to Ask Your Gynecologist

Posted 12/8/2016 by UHBlog

8 Questions You’re Embarrassed to Ask Your Gynecologist

An expert answers some of the most common questions women have about sexual health – but are too embarrassed to ask.

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8 Ways to Boost Your Child’s Immunity

Posted 12/7/2016 by UHBlog

8 Ways to Boost Your Child’s Immunity

A healthy immune system is key to helping prevent infections, viruses and other childhood illnesses.

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Manners Still Matter

Posted 12/6/2016 by UHBlog

Manners Still Matter

Teaching your children politeness, kindness and manners is an important aspect of their social development.

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7 Things to Make for Dinner in Less than 30 Minutes

Posted 12/5/2016 by UHBlog

7 Things to Make for Dinner in Less than 30 Minutes

With a little planning ahead, you can prepare a quick and nutritious meal for your family every night.

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5 Common Body Language Mistakes

Posted 12/2/2016 by UHBlog

5 Common Body Language Mistakes

Is your body language sending the wrong message? Learn about some of the ways to avoid mixing your signals.

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Practical Advice for Raising Kids in the Digital Age

Posted 12/1/2016 by UHBlog

Practical Advice for Raising Kids in the Digital AgeHow much screen time is too much? New guidelines for parents give suggestions on how much children should be viewing.

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All smiles: Early diagnosis gives young girl with autism a fresh start

Posted 12/1/2016 by LULU ZHAO, MD
Obstetrician/Gynecologist, UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

All smiles: Early diagnosis gives young girl with autism a fresh start.

Heather Bogle knew something wasn’t quite right with the development of her daughter. After months of worry, Heather decided to find a different pediatrician.

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How teens hide harmful behaviors online

Posted 12/1/2016 by SARA LEE, MD
Pediatrician, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

How teens hide harmful behaviors online

In today’s digital world, kids and teens often sort out their identities online. And some social media platforms have a darker side, often hidden from parents’ view.

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5 positive discipline tips to help kids thrive

Posted 12/1/2016 by LOLITA MCDAVID, MD
Pediatrician, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Professor, Cast Western Reserve University School of Medicine

5 positive discipline tips to help kids thrive

In the short term, spanking causes aggression, physical trauma, and even trouble with thinking and learning. Later in life, it can result in mental health problems and antisocial behavior.

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Young female athletes face a unique set of health risks

Posted 12/1/2016 by AMANDA WEISS KELLY, MD
Chief of Pediatric Sports Medicine, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Young female athletes face a unique set of health risks

Sports participation can put female athletes at risk for the female athlete triad, a syndrome involving the three interrelated components of energy availability, menstrual function and bone health.

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More than 15% of U.S. kids have a cognitive disorder

Posted 12/1/2016 by UHBlog

More than 15% of U.S. kids have a cognitive disorder

Researchers surveyed parents of 2- to 8-year-olds nationwide. About 15 percent of the parents reported their child was diagnosed with at least one mental, behavioral or developmental disorder.

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A checklist to help you spot hearing loss

Posted 12/1/2016 by TODD OTTESON, MD
Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Associate
Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

A checklist to help you spot hearing loss

Even in the earliest months of life, babies begin learning how to communicate by listening to and imitating the sounds they hear around them. But if your baby has a hearing problem, his or her ability to speak and understand language could be affected.

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Don’t let germs rule your household this winter

Posted 12/1/2016 by JASON TATKA, DO
Pediatrician, Rainbow Portage Pediatrics

Don’t let germs rule your household this winter

Children fill your home with laughter, love – and respiratory infections, according to a new study.

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Preventing peanut allergies with peanuts

Posted 12/1/2016 by UHBlog

Preventing peanut allergies with peanuts

More kids than ever have peanut allergies. Now, health experts are advising a new way of preventing them – with peanut butter.

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Natural birth after a C-section: Can it work for you?

Posted 12/1/2016 by KATHERINE AUSTINSON, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife, UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Natural birth after a C-section: Can it work for you?

Just because you delivered one baby via cesarean section doesn’t mean you can’t try a vaginal birth for your next child. Vaginal birth after cesarean, or VBAC, is recommended as a safe delivery option for most women.

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Best Holiday Gifts for Athletes

Posted 11/30/2016 by UHBlog

Best Holiday Gifts for Athletes

Have an athlete on your holiday list? Find the perfect fitness-themed gift.

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What to Do When Your Child Comes Out

Posted 11/29/2016 by UHBlog

What to Do When Your Child Comes Out

How a parent reacts to a child’s coming out can have a lifelong impact on the relationship.

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Do Not Resuscitate Does Not Mean End of Care

Posted 11/28/2016 by UHBlog

Do Not Resuscitate Does Not Mean End of Care

What is a DNR order and how does it affect care? A geriatric specialist answers these and other questions about this medical document.

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Frequent Forgetfulness? Should I Tell My Doctor?

Posted 11/25/2016 by UHBlog

Frequent Forgetfulness? Should I Tell My Doctor?

Worried about memory loss? Know what signs to look for and ways you can help delay the onset of dementia.

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Health Benefits of Pet Companionship

Posted 11/23/2016 by UHBlog

Health Benefits of Pet Companionship

Having a four-legged friend has emotional, mental and even physical benefits.

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Help Me Help You

Posted 11/23/2016 by UHBlog

Help Me Help You: What You Can Do to Make Your Doctor Visit Successful

Get the most out of your doctor’s appointment by preparing ahead of time and making each minute of the visit count.

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Want to Get Pregnant? Try Acupuncture

Posted 11/22/2016 by UHBlog

Want to Get Pregnant? Try Acupuncture

Acupuncture can benefit women who are trying to get pregnant or undergoing fertility treatments.

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Burn, Baby, Burn: Just How Accurate are Those Calorie Counters?

Posted 11/21/2016 by UHBlog

Burn, Baby, Burn: Just How Accurate are Those Calorie Counters?

Can the calorie counter on your treadmill or wearable device really be depended upon for accuracy? An expert weighs in.

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Why More Boomers are Getting Plastic Surgery

Posted 11/18/2016 by UHBlog

Why More Boomers are Getting Plastic Surgery

From Botox to tummy tucks to facelifts, baby boomers are increasingly turning to plastic surgery to help them look as youthful as the feel.

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How to Take the Stress Out of the Holidays for Kids

Posted 11/17/2016 by UHBlog

How to Take the Stress Out of the Holidays for Kids

The whirlwind of activities surrounding the holiday season can cause stress for kids as well as adults.

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Have a Holiday Heart to Heart

Posted 11/16/2016 by UHBlog

Have a Holiday Heart to Heart

Ask questions about your family’s medical history to learn more about your own health risks.

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An Athletes’ Guide to Holiday Feasting

Posted 11/15/2016 by UHBlog

An Athlete’s Guide to Holiday Feasting

Planning ahead and making wise substitutions can help you enjoy holiday favorites without overindulging.

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