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Talking With Someone Who Has Cancer

Posted 7/18/2016 by UHBlog

Talking with a family member or friend can help someone diagnosed with cancer cope with the range of emotions he or she is feeling.

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Concussions: Signs and Symptoms

Posted 7/15/2016 by UHBlog

Concussions: Signs and Symptoms

Concerned about your young athlete suffering a concussion?

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Understanding Growth Charts

Posted 7/14/2016 by UHBlog

Understanding Growth Charts

Growth charts help doctors track your child’s individual growth patterns over the years.

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Stop the Leak: How Pelvic Floor Therapy Can Remedy Incontinence

Posted 7/13/2016 by UHBlog

Stop the Leak: How Pelvic Floor Therapy Can Remedy Incontinence

Anyone who has suffered from urinary incontinence knows it’s nothing to sneeze at.

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5 Healthy Smoothies Recipes

Posted 7/12/2016 by UHBlog

5 Healthy Smoothies Recipes

Five smoothie combinations that are sure to satisfy you.

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Lactic Acid Myths: The Truth Behind Your Sore Muscles

Posted 7/11/2016 by UHBlog

Lactic Acid Myths: The Truth Behind Your Sore Muscles

Get some relief from your soreness.

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5 Ways to Keep Your Back Healthy and Happy

Posted 7/9/2016 by UHBlog

5 Ways to Keep Your Back Healthy and Happy

How daily habits lead to back pain.

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The Benefits of Group Acupuncture

Posted 7/7/2016 by UHBlog

The Benefits of Group Acupuncture

Group acupuncture sessions are rising in popularity.

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6 Ways to Improve Sleep Before You Medicate

Posted 7/6/2016 by UHBlog

6 Ways to Improve Sleep Before You Medicate

Find safe and healthy options to help you sleep better.

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Do You Have a Dad Bod?

Posted 7/5/2016 by UHBlog

Do You Have a Dad Bod?

Fatherhood and bulging bellies needn’t go hand-in-hand.

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Are You An Accident Waiting to Happen? What to Do about These Common Injuries for Men

Posted 7/4/2016 by UHBlog

Are You An Accident Waiting to Happen? What to Do about These Common Injuries for Men

Men are at an increased risk for some types of injuries.

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Not Just for Regularity Anymore – Meta Heart Health

Posted 7/1/2016 by UHBlog

Not Just for Regularity Anymore - Meta Heart Health

Not only will you be more “regular” by eating fiber, but you may be able to control your high bad cholesterol (LDL) as well.

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Let Your Mind Take a Coffee Break with Mindfulness

Posted 6/30/2016 by UHBlog

Enhancing Work Performance Through Mindfulness

Is workplace stress negatively affecting your life and health?

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The Power of Gratitude

Posted 6/29/2016 by UHBlog

The Power of Gratitude

Counting your blessings can reap dividends. That’s because gratitude can help you attain inner peace, contentment and more meaningful social relationships.

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Summertime: A time for increased activity or a time of increase obesity related behaviors?

Posted 6/27/2016 by Ginger Fiscella, Exercise Physiologist for Healthy Kids

Schools out for summer! What to do? The beach, flying kites, not coming home until the street lights come on, right? Wrong! According to a study from Columbia University, children are more likely to engage in activities that contribute to obesity including watching TV, consuming meals that are higher in sugar, and decrease in exercise levels. So what can we do?

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Stress Management

Posted 6/24/2016 by UHBlog

Both during and after treatment, it’s normal to have stress over all the life changes you are going through. Anxiety means you have extra worry, can’t relax, and feel tense.

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Seniors and Alcohol: How Much Is Too Much?

Posted 6/24/2016 by UHBlog

Seniors and Alcohol: How much is too much?

Multiple studies reveal that problem drinking and alcohol abuse among people over 65 are increasing.

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Keeping Your Sanity When a Loved One Has Dementia

Posted 6/23/2016 by UHBlog

Keeping Your Sanity When a Love One has Dementia

Staying on top of your loved one’s care is important, but it shouldn’t come at the expense of your own well-being.

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Why Does It Still Hurt?

Posted 6/22/2016 by UHBlog

Why does it still hurt? (Dealing with chronic pain)

Believe it or not, pain is normally a good thing.

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Swimming Safety: Keeping Your Child’s Head Above Water

Posted 6/21/2016 by UHBlog

Swimming safety

Drowning is a leading cause of death in children between the ages of 1 and 4 years old, and for every child who dies from drowning, another five receive emergency department care for near-drowning injuries.

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Why Blasting Your iPod Can Damage Your Hearing

Posted 6/20/2016 by UHBlog

Why Blasting Your iPod Now Can Damage Your Hearing

Cranking tunes on a portable music player can help keep you energized while jogging, cutting the grass or walking the dog, but it also can cause hearing loss.

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Sibling Rivalry Remedies

Posted 6/17/2016 by UHBlog

Sibling Rivalry Remedies

If families are nature’s masterpieces, then every parent knows when sibling rivalry is in the picture, it can take years for the paint to dry.

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Help! My Child is Overweight

Posted 6/15/2016 by UHBlog

Help! My child is overweight

You can help your child lose weight and get healthy with the right plan. We can help.

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Which Supplements Do You Really Need

Posted 6/14/2016 by UHBlog

Which Supplements Do You Really Need?

As an athlete, you’re bombarded with ads for vitamins and supplements to keep your body on its A-game. How do you sort the frivolous from the necessary and supplement the gaps in your diet?

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Keep kids from piling on pounds this summer

Posted 6/13/2016 by JASON TATKA, DO, FAAP
Pediatrician, Rainbow Portage Pediatrics

They may have a break from math class, but kids still do some adding over summer break. Problem is, what they tally is extra pounds, a new analysis shows.

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Look out for lead

Posted 6/13/2016 by APARNA BOLE, MD
General Pediatrician, Medical Director of Community Integration, UH Rainbow Babies & Children's
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

If you live in an older house or apartment, you might have a big problem on your hands that you have not realized: lead.

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My child snores – should I be worried?

Posted 6/13/2016 by CAROL ROSEN, MD
Medical Director, Pediatric Sleep Center, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

You may be surprised if you hear the sound of snoring from your child’s bedroom. Yet it is not unusual: about 10 percent of children snore regularly. In many cases, childhood snoring is no cause for concern. But snoring can sometimes be the sign of obstructive sleep apnea, a sleep disorder that can cause serious medical problems if not treated.

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3 new screenings for tweens and teens

Posted 6/13/2016 by JO ANN JACKSON, MD
Pediatrician, University Premier Pediatricians
Clinical Instructor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Height, weight, hearing, vision – by the time your child is a tween, you’re used to the drill of a regular checkup. Next time you head to the pediatrician, though, you may notice a few new screenings. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently revised the schedule of preventive care all kids should receive. Now, they say, pediatricians should check kids annually for three grown-up-sounding health problems.

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Health Briefs

Posted 6/13/2016 by UHBlog

University Hospitals will open Ohio’s first proton therapy center in July, providing convenient access for patients and families at the Angie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and UH Seidman Cancer Center.

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Pregnant women and new moms can benefit from this key screening

Posted 6/13/2016 by SHERYL KINGSBERG, PHD
Chief, OB/GYN Behavioral Medicine, UH MacDonald Women's Hospital
Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

If you are suffering from depression during pregnancy or after childbirth, you aren’t alone. Depression is one of the most common complications of pregnancy, and many new moms have feelings of sadness and anxiety. If untreated, depression can harm women and their children. Yet many women don't seek help for it. That’s why the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has updated their depression screening guidelines.

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Wet your kid’s whistle with water

Posted 6/13/2016 by Raichal Mathew, MD
Pediatrician, Rainbow Heights Pediatrics
Clinical Instructor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Do your children drink enough water? According to a study in the American Journal of Public Health, more than half of U.S. children and adolescents are not adequately hydrated, meaning they probably don’t drink enough water. This could have serious consequences for their health and development.

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Take steps to slash kids’ risk for kidney stones

Posted 6/13/2016 by TAMAR SPRINGEL, MD
Pediatric Nephrologist, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

The pain strikes suddenly, does not let up and usually comes with a wave of nausea and vomiting. An increasing number of kids and teens have experienced the agony of kidney stones. Now health experts have concerns about their long-term health.

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A bright future ahead

Posted 6/13/2016 by NEHA SHETH, MD
Pediatrician, Northeast Pediatrics
Clinical Instructor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Some people say that a mother knows her child better than anyone, picking up on subtle changes that others may not notice. Such was the case for Amy Corbett. She saw a brief glow in the left eye of her then 2-year-old daughter, Myla, that she had not noticed before. Thinking she was seeing things, Amy let it go. But when it happened again, Amy knew she needed to act.

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4 Ways to Slash Pelvic Pain

Posted 6/13/2016 by UHBlog

Three ways to Slash Pelvic Pain

If you regularly miss work, change your plans and/or suffer from qualify-of-life issues because of pelvic pain, you’re not alone.

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Fitness Summer Gear Guide

Posted 6/10/2016 by UHBlog

Fitness Summer Gear Guide

It’s the perfect time of year to exercise outdoors. Do you know what gear you need to stay safe and injury-free while you train for your sport?

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Coming Out To Your Provider

Posted 6/9/2016 by UHBlog

For LGBT people with cancer, coming out to your health care provider can be an important step on the cancer journey. When LGBT people don’t have a health care provider that they can trust, they are less likely to make or keep appointments. They may not feel safe sharing info that a provider needs to give complete care. Finding an LGBT-positive provider allows you to use all of the support that is offered. It means that you can focus on coping with your cancer and treatment instead of worrying about keeping who you are, and the meaningful people in your life, a secret.

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But I Hate Exercising: Five Tips for Motivating Couch Potatoes

Posted 6/9/2016 by UHBlog

But I Hate Exercising! 5 Tips for Motivating Couch Potatoes

Unsure if you’re healthy enough to exercise, or even have the drive to get started?

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How to Protect Your Largest Organ

Posted 6/8/2016 by UHBlog

How to Protect Your Largest Organ (skin protection)

How you treat your skin now can help to ensure fun summers for years to come.

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The 20-Minute Water Workout

Posted 6/7/2016 by UHBlog

The 20-minute Water Workout

Sometimes it’s good to make waves, especially when diving into a water exercise program.

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Life After Joint Replacement Surgery

Posted 5/31/2016 by UHBlog

Life After Joint Replacement Surgery

It’s all about quality of life.

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