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Eating for Your Sport

Posted 3/17/2017 by UHBlog

Eating for Your Sport

Make sure you’re giving yourself a competitive edge by choosing the right types of food.

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Men and Bariatric Surgery

Posted 3/16/2017 by UHBlog

Men and Bariatric Surgery

More men are turning to bariatric surgery to help them lose weight.

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Coping with Anxious Kids

Posted 3/15/2017 by UHBlog

Coping with Anxious Kids

Learn how to recognize when your child is displaying signs of excessive fear, worry or anxiety.

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5 Ways Exercise Can Help You Tame Diabetes

Posted 3/14/2017 by UHBlog

5 Ways Exercise Can Help You Tame Diabetes

If you have diabetes, help keep your blood sugar in check through regular exercise.

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Transitioning From the Treadmill to the Road

Posted 3/10/2017 by UHBlog

Transitioning From the Treadmill to the Road

The arrival of warmer weather is a good time to consider outdoor running.

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How to Become a Better Listener

Posted 3/9/2017 by UHBlog

How to Become a Better Listener

Being a good listener is important in developing and maintaining relationships.

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Snuff Out Smoking

Posted 3/8/2017 by UHBlog

Snuff Out Smoking

Follow these tips to help discourage your kids from smoking and encourage them to choose healthier behaviors instead

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Do Breast Self-Exams Pass the Test?

Posted 3/6/2017 by UHBlog

Do Breast Self-Exams Pass the Test?

Find out more about breast self-exams and their role in identifying breast cancer.

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How to stay healthy in your 30s

Posted 3/1/2017 by NATALIE THOMAS, DO
Family Medicine Physician, UH Family Medicine Specialists in Westlake

How to stay healthy in your 30s

Follow these five health tips to make your 30s your best decade yet.

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Does my child have an anxiety disorder?

Posted 3/1/2017 by STEPHANIE POPE, MD
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Senior Instructor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Does my child have an anxiety disorder?

Small worries are normal for kids and teens. But when worry morphs into distress so that everyday life is difficult, anxiety may be controlling parts of his or her life.

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6 ways to boost your child’s gut health

Posted 3/1/2017 by JONATHAN MOSES, MD
Pediatric Gastroenterologist, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

6 ways to boost your child’s gut health

Whether you’re concerned about constipation or tummy aches, or just want to bolster your child’s digestive health to promote optimal health, these tips from University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s pediatric gastroenterologist Jonathan Moses, MD, can help.

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5 medicines you shouldn’t give your preschooler

Posted 3/1/2017 by ANGELA HARDMAN, MD
Pediatrician, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Pediatricenter
Clinical Instructor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

5 medicines you shouldn’t give your preschooler

Each year, medicines given to help children send many to the emergency room instead.

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Only 2 HPV vaccine shots needed for kids 14 and younger

Posted 3/1/2017 by UHBlog

Only 2 HPV vaccine shots needed for kids 14 and younger

In October, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidelines for HPV vaccine use.

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Petting zoos are popular with kids – and germs

Posted 3/1/2017 by UHBlog

Petting zoos are popular with kids – and germs

There are few sights more adorable than watching your little one snuggle that cute baby chick at a petting zoo. But animals – even healthy ones – shed a variety of bacteria that can be toxic to your toddler.

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The right call

Posted 3/1/2017 by SARAH PLUMMER, MD
Pediatric Cardiologist, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

and ERIC DEVANEY, MD
Chief, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Clinical Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

The right call

Dameyonna Willis knew something was wrong with her baby. UH doctors had the answers – and saved the infant's life.

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Half of U.S. kids aren’t hydrated enough

Posted 3/1/2017 by UHBlog

Half of U.S. kids aren’t hydrated enough

Kids need plenty of H2O to grow, but a surprising new study finds about half of them aren’t getting it.

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The truth about springtime sniffles

Posted 3/1/2017 by KATHRYN RUDA WESSELL, DO
Pediatric Allergist, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

The truth about springtime sniffles

Knowing the difference can guide you to the right quick-relief steps, help prevent future symptoms, and even head off complications like ear infections, sinus infections and worsening asthma.

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Cut back on germs

Posted 3/1/2017 by UHBlog

Clean these places to cut back on germs.

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How to Keep Your Child’s Schedule in Balance

Posted 2/28/2017 by UHBlog

How to Keep Your Child’s Schedule in Balance

Is your kid participating in too many activities? Learn how to scale back and find a balance – for your sake and your child’s.

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4 Spring Training Tips from MLB Strength Coaches

Posted 2/27/2017 by UHBlog

4 Spring Training Tips from MLB Strength Coaches

Get your body in condition for softball and baseball season with these tips from the experts.

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Signs Your Young Child May be Having Seizures

Posted 2/24/2017 by UHBlog

Signs Your Young Child May be Having Seizures

Some types of seizures are fairly common in infants and young children.

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Fertility Treatment Calculator May Help Predict Pregnancy

Posted 2/22/2017 by UHBlog

Fertility Treatment Calculator May Help Predict Pregnancy

A new fertility calculator can help determine a woman’s chances of getting pregnant through in vitro fertilization.

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March Man-Ness

Posted 2/21/2017 by UHBlog

March Man-Ness

In the tournament of life, think of yourself as a player and your doctor – and follow this game plan for victory.

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Functional Training vs Traditional Strength Training

Posted 2/20/2017 by UHBlog

Functional Training vs. Traditional Strength Training

Adding functional training to your workout routine can enhance your athletic performance.

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When Your Child’s Ear Infection Means It’s Time to See an ENT

Posted 2/17/2017 by UHBlog

When Your Child's Ear Infection Means It's Time to See an ENT

If your child has had three or more ear infections in a six-month period, it may be time to see an ear, nose and throat specialist.

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What You Need to Know About Pneumonia

Posted 2/16/2017 by UHBlog

What You Need to Know About Pneumonia

Pneumonia is a potentially deadly infection of the lungs, and certain populations are more at risk.

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Why You Shouldn’t Sleep in the Same Bed as Your Partner

Posted 2/14/2017 by UHBlog

Why You Shouldn't Sleep in the Same Bed as Your Partner

If your partner’s snoring, tossing and turning, or other behaviors are preventing you from getting a good night’s sleep, it may be time to seek help.

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Foam Rolling for Athletes

Posted 2/13/2017 by UHBlog

Foam Rolling for Athletes

Foam rolling is a technique athletes can use to help release muscle knots and prevent injuries.

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When Hearts Grow Up

Posted 2/10/2017 by UHBlog

When Hearts Grow Up: Helping Your Child Plan for Life with Congenital Heart Disease

It is important to teach children with congenital heart disease about their limitations and how to manage their health as they become more independent.

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Don't Get Stent Out of Shape

Posted 2/9/2017 by UHBlog

Don't Get Stent Out of Shape

UH is one of the first hospitals in the country to use a new kind of absorbable stent for treating heart disease patients.

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6 Food-Drug Combinations That Could Be Dangerous

Posted 2/8/2017 by UHBlog

6 Food-Drug Combinations That Could Be Dangerous

Learn what foods can prevent certain medications from being effective.

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Simple Steps to Prevent Diabetes

Posted 2/7/2017 by UHBlog

Simple Steps to Prevent Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is on the rise among Americans, but there are some steps you can take to help prevent developing it.

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Why Music Makes Exercise Easier

Posted 2/6/2017 by UHBlog

Why Music Makes Exercise Easier

Music and movement goes hand in hand, which is why music can give your workout an extra boost.

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8 Must-Know Facts About Joint Replacements

Posted 2/3/2017 by UHBlog

8 Must-Know Facts About Joint Replacements

Help ensure that your knee or hip replacement is successful by following these guidelines.

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Easing into a New Fitness Routine

Posted 1/31/2017 by UHBlog

Easing into a New Fitness Routine

If you are trying to get back in shape after a period of not working out, the key is to be patient, methodical – and don’t overdo it.

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7 Things You Can Do to Lose 10 Pounds

Posted 1/30/2017 by UHBlog

7 Things You Can Do to Lose 10 Pounds

Setting realistic goals and holding yourself accountable are just a couple strategies for helping you lose weight and keep it off.

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Chilly vs. Chili: Eating for Cold Weather Exercise

Posted 1/27/2017 by UHBlog

Chilly vs. Chili: Eating for Cold Weather Exercise

Find out how to make sure your body is properly fueled for outdoor activities this winter.

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What Type of Athletes Are at Greater Risk for Heart Attacks

Posted 1/26/2017 by UHBlog

What Type of Athletes Are at Greater Risk for Heart Attacks?

While endurance sports do not bring on heart attacks in otherwise healthy people, certain categories of athletes may be more at risk.

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5 Simple Movements to Reduce Neck and Shoulder Tension

Posted 1/25/2017 by UHBlog

5 Simple Movements to Reduce Neck and Shoulder Tension

Stress causing you to tense up? Try these techniques for relieving neck and shoulder tension.

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4 Things Every Retiree Should Do

Posted 1/24/2017 by UHBlog

4 Things Every Retiree Should Do

Preparing for your retirement means investing in your own health and happiness as well as your retirement plan.

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