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New Agreement Expands Patient Coverage Under Medical Mutual of Ohio Plan

Posted 9/28/2017 by UHBlog

New Agreement Expands Patient Coverage Under Medical Mutual of Ohio Plan

University Hospitals now welcomes Medical Mutual SuperMed members to all UH locations.

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Haven’t Seen Your Doctor

Posted 9/21/2017 by UHBlog

Haven't Seen Your Doctor?

A yearly physical is the best way to help prevent medical problems before they start.

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“Unforgettable” – How Music Benefits Seniors

Posted 9/19/2017 by UHBlog

Unforgettable

Can music improve brain health?

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Keep Your Ticker Healthy

Posted 9/14/2017 by UHBlog

Keep Your Ticker Healthy

Follow these 7 steps to reduce your risk for heart disease.

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Are You at Risk for AFib

Posted 9/11/2017 by UHBlog

Are You at Risk for AFib?

Certain factors may increase your risk of developing abnormal heart rhythm.

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Acid Reflux Got You Down?

Posted 8/25/2017 by UHBlog

Acid Reflux Got You Down?

These diet and lifestyle changes may provide relief.

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Trivial Pursuits?

Posted 8/22/2017 by UHBlog

Trivial Pursuits?

Playing games may be beneficial for brain health.

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Dont Get Derailed by Kidney Stones

Posted 8/18/2017 by UHBlog

Don’t Get Derailed By Kidney Stones

What causes kidney stones, and how can you reduce your risk?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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My Doctor Is Out

Posted 5/26/2017 by UHBlog

My Doctor Is Out

Your doctor’s visit may not include a doctor. Find out how the role of CNPs and PAs has expanded.

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Top 8 Summer Health Tips

Posted 5/18/2017 by UHBlog

Top 8 Summer Health Tips

With rising temperatures comes an increased risk of heat-related illness for seniors. Learn the signs of heat stroke and how to stay safe this summer.

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To Do or Dialysis

Posted 5/17/2017 by UHBlog

To Do or Dialysis

Learn the warning signs of kidney disease and steps you can take to prevent it.

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Excess Weight and Stroke

Posted 5/11/2017 by UHBlog

Excess Weight and Stroke

Learn how your weight can affect your risk for stroke and the lifestyle changes you can make today to lower your risk.

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9 Signs You May Have Sleep Apnea

Posted 4/28/2017 by UHBlog

9 Signs You May Have Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea affects 18 million Americans. Learn more about this common sleep disorder.

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6 Tips for Morning Stiffness Relief

Posted 4/19/2017 by UHBlog

6 Tips for Morning Stiffness Relief

These simple lifestyle tips can help relieve and minimize morning joint pain.

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Don’t Fear the Colonoscopy

Posted 4/18/2017 by UHBlog

Don't Fear the Colonoscopy

Educate yourself about what to expect…and why this test could save your life.

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Gas Mask: What Your Flatulence Says about Your Health

Posted 4/7/2017 by UHBlog

What Your Flatulence Says about Your Health

While flatulence can be embarrassing, it’s usually just a sign of your digestive system at work.

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As More Boomers Retire: What You Need To Do To Prepare

Posted 3/31/2017 by UHBlog

As More Boomers Retire: What You Need To Do To Prepare

With more and more Americans now living into their 90s, it’s important to start early when preparing for life after retirement.

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Vaccinations Aren’t Just for Kids

Posted 3/21/2017 by UHBlog

Vaccinations Aren't Just for Kids

It is important for older adults to get vaccines that can prevent them from developing serious illnesses..

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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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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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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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What Your Skin Reveals about Your Health as You Age

Posted 1/23/2017 by UHBlog

What Your Skin Reveals about Your Health as You Age

Learn what underlying health conditions can be revealed through the skin, and how to care for your skin as you age.

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To Shovel or Not to Shovel: When to Check with a Doctor Before a Strenuous Activity

Posted 1/16/2017 by UHBlog

To Shovel or Not to Shovel: When to Check with a Doctor Before a Strenuous Activity

The cold weather, ice and snow becomes more of a health and safety issue as we age.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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An Empty Nest Doesn’t Mean an Empty Life

Posted 10/18/2016 by UHBlog

An Empty Nest Doesn’t Mean an Empty Life

It may take some adjusting, but parents can experience a new and exciting phase in life after their youngest moves out.

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The Aging Eye

Posted 10/13/2016 by UHBlog

The Aging Eye

As we age, not only may our vision be affected, but we become more susceptible to other eye-related conditions.

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Medicare Recipients: Are You Taking Advantage of This Free Benefit?

Posted 10/6/2016 by UHBlog

Medicare Recipients: Are You Taking Advantage of This Free Benefit?

A “Welcome to Medicare” visit offers recipients a baseline assessment and can help them develop a plan for remaining healthy and independent.

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Acupuncture Cools Hot Flashes

Posted 9/26/2016 by UHBlog

Acupuncture Cools Hot Flashes

Looking for relief from hot flashes or other symptoms of menopause? You may want to give acupuncture a try.

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You’re Not 20 Anymore: Tips for Older Athletes

Posted 9/21/2016 by UHBlog

You're Not 20 Anymore: Tips for Older Athletes

: Physical fitness is important at any age, but make sure you know your body’s limitations before that workout.

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Salt: How Much Is Too Much?

Posted 9/20/2016 by UHBlog

Salt: How Much Is Too Much?

Learn how much salt should be included in a healthy diet – and who may need to watch their salt intake.

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