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I Have the Shakes

Posted 8/11/2017 by UHBlog

I Have the Shakes

Know these nine early warning signs of Parkinson’s disease.

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Trying for Another Baby

Posted 8/10/2017 by UHBlog

Trying for Another Baby?

Fertility problems after your first pregnancy are more common than you think.

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Snacks On, Snacks Off

Posted 8/7/2017 by UHBlog

Snacks On, Snacks Off

Satisfy the munchies without derailing your workout.

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Back to School Checklist

Posted 7/28/2017 by UHBlog

Back to School Checklist

Start the school year off right.

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Good Sleep Hygiene: Five Tips to Better Your Shut-Eye

Posted 7/27/2017 by UHBlog

Good Sleep Hygiene: Five Tips to Better Your Shuteye

Following these simple tips can make it easier to get a good night's sleep.

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The Most Common Office Injuries

Posted 7/26/2017 by UHBlog

The Most Common Office Injuries

Even a typical office can be the site of workplace injuries.

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Prepping Your Workplace for Flu Season

Posted 7/25/2017 by UHBlog

Prepping Your Workplace for Flu Season

What can you do to ensure a healthy, productive workplace this flu season?

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Workplace Wellness Program Mistakes to Avoid

Posted 7/24/2017 by UHBlog

Workplace Wellness Program Mistakes to Avoid

Workplace wellness programs can be a great way to improve employee health and morale – but only if implemented correctly.

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New Law Tackles Sports Risk

Posted 7/21/2017 by UHBlog

New Law Tackles Sports Risk

Lindsay's Law requires parents, coaches and administrators to protect young athletes through sudden cardiac arrest education and training.

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Creepy Crawly

Posted 7/20/2017 by UHBlog

Creepy Crawly

Nice weather often means more time outdoors – which can also mean more encounters with stinging or biting insects.

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Running Late

Posted 7/19/2017 by UHBlog

Running Late?

Understanding why you’re always late can be the first step to being on time.

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What’s the Hottest New Sport?

Posted 7/18/2017 by UHBlog

What's the Hottest New Sport?

Pickleball is easy to learn and fun for all ages.

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Give the New Flu Vaccine a Shot

Posted 7/17/2017 by UHBlog

Give the New Flu Vaccine a Shot

Get vaccinated now, before flu season begins.

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Wearable Technology

Posted 7/14/2017 by UHBlog

Wearable Technology

Fitness trackers seem to be everywhere and tout benefits such as helping you move more and monitor your sleep patterns – but which features do you really need?

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Aging Sperm Count

Posted 7/13/2017 by UHBlog

Aging Sperm Count

It's not just women who have to worry about their ticking reproductive clock – learn what men need to know about aging and sperm function.

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Pick Me a Winner

Posted 7/12/2017 by UHBlog

Pick Me a Winner

Incorporate more fresh fruits and veggies into your diet with these tips for picking perfect produce and keeping it fresh.

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Sibling Support

Posted 7/11/2017 by UHBlog

Sibling Support

While siblings of a child with autism spectrum disorder can find the situation challenging, parents can take steps to help everyone in the family understand autism and feel valued and appreciated.

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Free Weights vs. Machines

Posted 7/7/2017 by UHBlog

Free Weights vs. Machines

Are free weights exercises better than machines? Learn the pros and cons of both weight training methods.

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Cheating Cancer

Posted 7/6/2017 by UHBlog

Cheating Cancer

Cancer screening increases the chances of detecting certain cancers early.

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8 Stress-Busting Exercises You Can Do at Work

Posted 7/5/2017 by UHBlog

8 Stress-Busting Exercises You Can Do at Work

Follow these simple tips to help relieve your stress at work.

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Why You Need Electrolytes

Posted 7/4/2017 by UHBlog

Why You Need Electrolytes

Found in blood and cells, electrolytes are essential to physical activity because they regulate bodily fluids, yet many athletes neglect consistent electrolyte replenishment.

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Millennials and Colon Cancer

Posted 7/3/2017 by UHBlog

Millennials and Colon Cancer

A recent study shows that colorectal cancer is much more prevalent in millennials than previously thought. What are the signs, and what can you do to lower your risk?

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How to Prep for an OSHA Audit

Posted 6/30/2017 by UHBlog

How to Prep for an OSHA Audit

To make sure an OSHA audit goes smoothly, follow these essential steps.

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How Sleep Apnea Impacts Your Drivers

Posted 6/29/2017 by UHBlog

How Sleep Apnea Impacts Your Drivers

Untreated sleep apnea can lead to daytime sleepiness and reduce drivers’ reaction times, which could cause costly accidents.

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Worried About Lung Cancer?

Posted 6/28/2017 by UHBlog

Worried About Lung Cancer?

Low-dose computed tomography can detect lung cancer even before symptoms develop.

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Tenuous Tendons?

Posted 6/26/2017 by UHBlog

Tenuous Tendons?

There’s now a minimally invasive option for possible relief from tendonitis with quicker recovery and less pain than traditional surgery.

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Can You Be Too Thin?

Posted 6/22/2017 by UHBlog

Can You Be Too Thin?

A geriatric medicine specialist weighs in on the recent study that being underweight can put you at greater risk for dementia.

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Nine Reasons to Zumba

Posted 6/21/2017 by UHBlog

Nine Reasons to Zumba

Find out why this dance-inspired workout is winning over fitness enthusiasts worldwide.

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Standing Firm

Posted 6/20/2017 by UHBlog

Standing Firm

Occasional erectile dysfunction (ED) can be common, but ongoing ED could be a sign of mental or physical conditions, including cardiovascular problems. Learn more.

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Peak Performance

Posted 6/19/2017 by UHBlog

Peak Performance

Interested in improving your athleticism? A sports performance program might be right for you.

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Go Out With a Bang

Posted 6/16/2017 by UHBlog

Go Out With a Bang

Keep your family safe this Fourth of July by following these fireworks safety tips.

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3 Tips to Prevent Heat Stroke

Posted 6/15/2017 by UHBlog

3 Tips to Prevent Heat Stroke

When temperatures heat up this summer, ensure your employees follow these safety precautions to prevent heat stroke and other heat-related illnesses.

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Top After-Work Routines

Posted 6/14/2017 by UHBlog

Top After-Work Routines

Put a priority on self-care. Try these tips to establish an after-work routine to de-stress and improve your mood.

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Don’t Cross Your Heart

Posted 6/13/2017 by UHBlog

Don’t Cross Your Heart

Find out more about how online heart disease risk-assessment tools can be a starting point for better heart health.

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Train Like a Marine

Posted 6/12/2017 by UHBlog

Train Like a Marine

Military-style workouts can take your body to the next level of fitness, but make sure you know what to expect before you enlist.

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Helping Your Teen Fight Cancer

Posted 6/9/2017 by UHBlog

Helping Your Teen Fight Cancer

Often caught between pediatric and adult oncology worlds, teen cancer patients face special challenges – but you can help them fight cancer successfully.

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Cauliflower Power

Posted 6/5/2017 by UHBlog

Cauliflower Power

Check out these three recipes starring superfood cauliflower.

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ER, Urgent Care or Smartphone?

Posted 6/2/2017 by UHBlog

ER, Urgent Care or Smartphone?

Your choices for medical care extend beyond the doctor’s office. UH offers patient-centric health care options that work for you and around your schedule.

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40 awesome things to do this summer

Posted 6/1/2017 by UHBlog

40 awesome things to do this summer.

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3 health scares: What’s really an emergency?

Posted 6/1/2017 by Jerri Rose, MD
Pediatric Emergency Medicine, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

In the heat of the moment, it can be tough to know when a situation requires immediate emergency room treatment or can be treated with a bandage and a hug. Here are three common health scares and the best ways to handle them.

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