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Second Chances

Posted 1/1/2018 by UHBlog

Jennifer Giesel consulting

After beating cancer as a young adult, Jennifer Giesel supports young patients throughout their cancer experience.

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Good Food Found Lacking in Kids’ Diets

Posted 1/1/2018 by Janet Kramer, MPH, RDN, LD
Clinical Dietitian, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

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Many young children aren’t being exposed to the foods that will set them on a healthy path – especially fruits and vegetables.

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Grade School Bullying Can Lead to High School Substance Abuse

Posted 1/1/2018 by Kimberly Burkhart, PhD
Pediatric Psychologist, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

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School bullying is a serious problem that affects as many as one in three children in the U.S. New research links early childhood bullying to an increased risk for substance abuse in high school.

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For Love of the Game: How to Help Your Child Choose a Sport

Posted 1/1/2018 by Susannah Briskin, MD
Pediatric Sports Medicine Specialist, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s
Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

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Here’s how you can help your kids find the sports that speak to them.

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What to Expect from High-Risk Pregnancy Care

Posted 1/1/2018 by Ellie Ragsdale, MD
Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist, UH MacDonald Women's Hospital
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

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If you’re a mother-to-be whose pregnancy isn’t routine, your doctor or nurse-midwife may refer you to a maternal-fetal medicine specialist (MFM) for extra care.

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Manage Your Child’s Health, Anytime

Posted 1/1/2018 by UHBlog

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Accessible from any computer, tablet or smartphone, the University Hospitals MyUHCare Personal Health Record (PHR) allows you to receive lab and radiology results, email a doctor, refill a prescription, request or change appointments and so much more – all from the comfort of home or on the go, available 24/7.

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Cold or Flu? Here’s How to Tell

Posted 1/1/2018 by UHBlog

Cold or Flu? Here’s How to Tell.

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Watch Out for These 4 Holiday Choking Hazards

Posted 1/1/2018 by UHBlog

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Watch out for these potential choking hazards.

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Cotton Swabs Linked to Child Ear Injuries

Posted 1/1/2018 by Jay Shah, MD
Pediatric Otolaryngologist, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

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A common cleaning method – scrubbing inside the ear with a cotton swab – could be doing more harm than good.

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New Advice on Preventing SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Infant Deaths

Posted 1/1/2018 by UHBlog

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Taking these precautions can also help keep your baby safe.

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No Pain, No Gain

Posted 12/29/2017 by UHBlog

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Separate fact from myth when it comes to post-workout muscle soreness.

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A Stress-Free Start To The New Year

Posted 12/28/2017 by UHBlog

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Make reducing stress for your employees a priority in the New Year.

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Chair Yoga

Posted 12/27/2017 by UHBlog

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Chair yoga can be a great way for people with physical limitations or other health issues to safely improve strength and flexibility.

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New Year, New You

Posted 12/26/2017 by UHBlog

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Ring in the New Year by ridding yourself of negative self-talk and setting attainable goals.

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Sore Point: Dealing with Back Pain

Posted 12/22/2017 by UHBlog

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Back pain is one of the most common complaints but fortunately in most cases treatment can be simple and effective.

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Avoiding the Junk Food Trap

Posted 12/21/2017 by UHBlog

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Take aim at childhood obesity by substituting healthy snacks for junk food.

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Knee and Hip Arthritis

Posted 12/20/2017 by UHBlog

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Knee and hip pain can be treated using a variety of methods, from medication and injections to joint replacement surgery.

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The Diabetes Epidemic

Posted 12/19/2017 by UHBlog

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The diabetes epidemic in this country is growing; fortunately, prevention and control can help lessen the risk of developing serious complications.

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Better Than Burpees

Posted 12/18/2017 by UHBlog

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Learn about some high-intensity exercises that are good alternatives to the dreaded burpee.

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Safe Snow Play in the Winter

Posted 12/15/2017 by UHBlog

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Playing outdoors can be a great way to keep kids active this winter, as long as you take the proper safety precautions.

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Occupational Health vs ER vs Urgent Care

Posted 12/14/2017 by UHBlog

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An occupational health program can save employers both time and money when it comes to work-related illnesses and injuries.

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5 Signs of Osteoporosis

Posted 12/13/2017 by UHBlog

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Learn about the early warning signs of osteoporosis and about ways to help keep your bones healthy and strong.

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7 Ways Music Affects Your Brain

Posted 12/12/2017 by UHBlog

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Listening to music releases chemicals in the brain that can promote both mental and physical well-being.

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3 Ways to Protect Knees

Posted 12/11/2017 by UHBlog

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Knee injuries are common among athletes both young and old. Find out how you can prevent wear and tear on your joints.

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Signs Your Child Has ADHD

Posted 12/7/2017 by UHBlog

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Attention issues and impulse control are classic signs that a child may have ADHD. Learn about other behaviors that may signal a problem.

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‘ACHOO!’

Posted 12/6/2017 by UHBlog

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Colds are mainly mild viruses that go away on their own in a few days, but a lingering cold may require a trip to the doctor.

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8 Reasons You’re Peeing So Much

Posted 12/5/2017 by UHBlog

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Find yourself taking frequent trips to bathroom? Here are some potential culprits.

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Broken Bones? Torn Tendons?

Posted 12/4/2017 by UHBlog

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The Orthopedic Injury Clinic fast-tracks care for simple and complex injuries, with same-day appointments with a specialist and surgery within 24 hours.

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Scrooging Your Health? The Benefits of Giving Back

Posted 11/30/2017 by UHBlog

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Being generous with your time and helping others can benefit yourself as well – mentally, emotionally and physically.

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Low-Sugar Holiday Sweets

Posted 11/29/2017 by UHBlog

Tarts topped with berries

Holiday feasting can be a tough time for diabetics and pre-diabetics. Learn how to navigate the sugar minefield.

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Healthy Holiday Habits

Posted 11/28/2017 by UHBlog

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The holiday season can often lead to stressed and distracted workers. You can help by promoting wellness among your staff.

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Passport to a Healthy Work Trip

Posted 11/27/2017 by UHBlog

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Preparing for an international work trip should include a travel medicine consultation.

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Make the Season Brighter

Posted 11/23/2017 by UHBlog

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Be proactive to help stop the winter blues in their tracks.

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Beating Your Biological Clock

Posted 11/22/2017 by UHBlog

Pregnant woman with partner at waterfront

Women over 35 may have a harder time conceiving and more risks during pregnancy, but there are some safe methods for beating the biological clock.

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A New Asthma Treatment Alternative

Posted 11/21/2017 by UHBlog

Close-up of man using inhaler

A procedure called bronchial thermoplasty has shown promising results in helping to control symptoms and improve quality of life for asthmatics.

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Is 20 Minutes Enough?

Posted 11/20/2017 by UHBlog

Woman and man on treadmils

Is 20 minutes of cardiovascular exercise a day all you need to maintain good health? Experts say that all depends.

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Extreme Holiday Side Dish Makeover

Posted 11/17/2017 by UHBlog

Extreme Holiday Side Dish Makeover

Make your favorite holiday foods healthier without sacrificing flavor.

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Bladder Control

Posted 11/16/2017 by UHBlog

Bladder Control

Bladder control issues are common among both men and women, especially as we age. Fortunately there are effective treatment options available.

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Midwives 101

Posted 11/15/2017 by UHBlog

Midwives 101

What health services can a midwife deliver?

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The Health Care Transformation

Posted 11/14/2017 by UHBlog

The Health Care Transformation

Technology is making accessing health care easier than ever. Find out about some of the virtual services UH provides.

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