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What does it mean if you have dense breasts?

Posted 7/1/2018 by Donna Plecha, MD
Medical Director, Breast Imaging, University Hospitals Breast Center
Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

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Almost half of all women who get mammograms are found to have dense breasts, and many don’t know what it means.

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Her First Ob-Gyn Visit

Posted 6/22/2018 by UHBlog

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Once your daughter reaches adolescence, it’s important that gynecological health be addressed during regular doctor visits.

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Is Soda Wrecking Your Face?

Posted 6/20/2018 by UHBlog

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You know that sugary drinks can be bad for your diet, but did you know they could be bad for your skin as well?

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Audiologist vs ENT Specialist

Posted 6/19/2018 by UHBlog

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Concerned about hearing loss? Getting answers from the right specialists in the first step.

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Choosing the Right Bariatric Surgery

Posted 6/14/2018 by UHBlog

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When it comes to weight loss procedures, there are many different options available.

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Out of Balance

Posted 6/6/2018 by UHBlog

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Do you have trouble with dizziness or balance? It may be an inner ear problem that can be corrected through vestibular therapy.

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What is Convenient Care?

Posted 6/4/2018 by UHBlog

Infographic: What is Convenient Care?

And when should you use it?

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Coffee and Brain Health

Posted 5/29/2018 by UHBlog

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Is your coffee habit actually helping to ward off certain neurological disorders?

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Gym Membership Neglect

Posted 5/28/2018 by UHBlog

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Signing up for gym membership to be more healthy is one thing. Actually pushing yourself to go is another.

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IBD and Heart Attacks

Posted 5/22/2018 by UHBlog

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Researchers at UH led a study that suggests a link between inflammatory bowel disease and heart disease.

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Too Much Ibuprofen?

Posted 5/7/2018 by UHBlog

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Ibuprofen is a popular and effective over-the-counter pain reliever, but it may not be the safest option for some people.

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Calorie Controversy

Posted 4/25/2018 by UHBlog

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Counting calories can make you more aware of what and how much you are eating, and can help you meet your goals.

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Seasonal Allergies

Posted 4/18/2018 by UHBlog

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The flowers and trees blooming may not be just a welcome sign of spring if you suffer from seasonal allergies.

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Your First Mammogram

Posted 4/12/2018 by UHBlog

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Physicians say most women should begin getting an annual mammogram starting at age 40. Find out more about other recommendations.

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Nine Stroke Warning Signs

Posted 4/11/2018 by UHBlog

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The earlier a stroke is treated, the better chance of a full recovery. Know the warning signs.

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How to deal when others tell you how to raise your baby

Posted 4/1/2018 by Jason Tatka, DO
Pediatrician, UH Rainbow Portage Pediatrics

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When you become a parent, it often feels like everyone around you has an opinion about all things baby-related.

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High blood sugar in pregnancy could affect baby’s heart

Posted 4/1/2018 by UHBlog

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Having high blood sugar in early pregnancy could put your baby at higher risk for heart defects.

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Dead Bedroom?

Posted 3/27/2018 by UHBlog

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Is lack of a sex life putting a strain on your relationship? Learn how to communicate with your partner and identify the root cause of the problem.

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Seven Rules for Kidney Health

Posted 3/26/2018 by UHBlog

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Having healthy, functioning kidneys is important to your overall well-being. Learn how to optimize your kidney health.

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Young Women and Heart Disease

Posted 2/6/2018 by UHBlog

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Heart attacks in women under 50 are twice as likely to result in death, yet many women still ignore the signs.

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5 Things You Need to Know about HPV

Posted 1/25/2018 by UHBlog

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HPV, or human papillomavirus, is the most common sexually transmitted disease, yet there are still many misconceptions surrounding the virus.

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Go Heavy or Go Home

Posted 1/12/2018 by UHBlog

Woman weight training

Weight training is not just for the guys; women can benefit from strength training as well.

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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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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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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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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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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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Beating Your Biological Clock

Posted 11/22/2017 by UHBlog

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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

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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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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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Know Your Numbers

Posted 10/18/2017 by UHBlog

Know Your Numbers

Knowing your biometric health screening numbers can help you understand whether you are at risk for chronic conditions – and how to prevent or treat them.

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Why Do We Have Nightmares?

Posted 10/16/2017 by UHBlog

Why Do We Have Nightmares?

Scary dreams are unsettling but are usually not dangerous. However, frequent nightmares or acting out during sleep can be signs of an underlying issue.

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When Should You Have a Stress Test?

Posted 10/9/2017 by UHBlog

When Should You Have a Stress Test?

Experiencing shortness of breath or chest pains? Get answers with a stress test.

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Managing the Change

Posted 9/29/2017 by UHBlog

Managing the Change

Learn how to cope with hot flashes and other menopause symptoms.

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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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Is I-480 Hazardous to Your Health?

Posted 9/8/2017 by UHBlog

Is I-480 Hazardous to Your Health?

Your morning commute may be making you more than just car sick. Learn how to enjoy the drive.

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Mama Drama

Posted 9/6/2017 by UHBlog

Mama Drama

Don't let over-competition spoil your next playdate.

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Are Edibles More Credible?

Posted 8/24/2017 by UHBlog

Are Edibles More Credible?

Edibles are becoming a popular alternative to smoking marijuana.

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Sniffing Out Sinus Surgery

Posted 8/23/2017 by UHBlog

Sniffing Out Sinus Surgery

Is sinus surgery an option for the millions of Americans affected by sinusitis?

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