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Cotton Swabs and Ear Injuries

Posted 4/6/2018 by UHBlog

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Pediatricians warn against using cotton swabs to clean out ear wax.

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Your Hair and Your Health

Posted 4/5/2018 by UHBlog

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Thinning hair can occur in both men and women as a normal part of aging, but it can also signal an underlying health problem.

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A family affair: Rainbow specialists offer the full gamut of resources to empower families to control Type 1 diabetes

Posted 4/1/2018 by Jamie Wood, MD
Medical Director, Pediatric Diabetes Program, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Sarah MacLeish, DO
Pediatric Endocrinologist, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

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Braydan seemed like he was always thirsty and going to the bathroom often. After checking his blood sugar levels, Braydan was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

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Are sugary foods putting your children at risk for heart disease?

Posted 4/1/2018 by Andrew Dodgen, MD
Pediatric Cardiologist, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

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New guidelines on the amounts of sugar children should consume indicate that most kids will need to cut back on their sugar intake.

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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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3 things you need to know about HPV

Posted 4/1/2018 by Kimberly Gecsi, MD
Obstetrician/Gynecologist, University Hospitals Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

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Despite its prevalence, there remains a lot of misconceptions and myths surrounding HPV.

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Plant power: Plant-based eating for the whole family

Posted 4/1/2018 by Janet Kramer, MPH, RDN, LD
Clinical Dietitian, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

Whether you’re thinking about transitioning your family to plant-based cuisine exclusively or just a few days a week, you might be wondering whether you need to have special considerations for your youngest eaters.

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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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4 big myths about asthma

Posted 4/1/2018 by Kristie Ross, MD
Clinical Director, Pediatric Pulmonology and Allergy and Immunology, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

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Here are four common myths, along with the facts, about living with asthma.

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Uproot your couch potatoes

Posted 4/1/2018 by Kathryn Tegeder, MD
Pediatrician, Medina Pediatrics
Clinical Instructor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

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Sneak fitness into their days with “microbursts” of activity.

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Pitch Count and Rest Recommendations

Posted 3/30/2018 by UHBlog

Pitch count and rest recommendations

Pitch Count and Rest Recommendations

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Inevitable Obesity?

Posted 3/29/2018 by UHBlog

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Simple intervention on the parents’ part can help prevent childhood obesity, which could have long-term effects as they grow up.

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At-Home Sleep Apnea Testing

Posted 3/28/2018 by UHBlog

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At-home testing for sleep apnea can be a way for companies to identify employees with sleep problems – but the test isn’t for everyone.

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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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Running Partners?

Posted 3/23/2018 by UHBlog

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Taking up running with your child can be a healthy family activity, but make sure it’s something both of you want to do.

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Exercising Through the Years

Posted 3/22/2018 by UHBlog

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You’re never too old or out of shape to start a healthy exercise routine.

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Gotta Tabata

Posted 3/21/2018 by UHBlog

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Tabata is a popular type of high-intensity interval training that combines short bursts of intense activity with periods of rest, and can be modified for any fitness level.

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Enter Sandman

Posted 3/19/2018 by UHBlog

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While melatonin supplements can help children who have trouble sleeping, developing good sleep habits and routines is the best way to ensure your child gets enough shut-eye.

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Chic-Chicory, Chic-Chicory

Posted 3/16/2018 by UHBlog

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Chicory, a leafy green related to popular salad stars endive and radicchio, may be next big thing in health food.

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Tummy Trouble

Posted 3/14/2018 by UHBlog

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If your child has frequent stomach aches, it could be irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS.

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Never Too Late to Donate

Posted 3/13/2018 by UHBlog

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You’re never too old to sign up to be an organ donor and potentially save someone’s life.

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Enter Sandman: The Truth About Melatonin

Posted 3/12/2018 by UHBlog

Sleeping tablets

Thinking of taking melatonin to help you sleep? Here’s what you need to know.

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Under Pressure

Posted 2/9/2018 by UHBlog

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Employee stress can affect your company’s bottom line.

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It’s Never Too Late to Quit

Posted 2/8/2018 by UHBlog

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Even people who don’t quit smoking until middle aged or older can reap the benefits of a smoke-free lifestyle.

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Hearing Loss and Dementia

Posted 2/7/2018 by UHBlog

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Older adults who suffer from hearing loss may have a higher risk of developing dementia.

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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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Microtears and Mass

Posted 2/5/2018 by UHBlog

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Building muscle mass requires tearing and repairing muscle tissue. Learn techniques to do this safely and effectively.

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Responding to Workplace Injuries

Posted 2/2/2018 by UHBlog

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As an employer, it is important to understand how to document and report workplace injuries, as well as helping to prevent them in the first place.

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Narcan on Hand?

Posted 2/1/2018 by UHBlog

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In the midst of a growing opioid crisis, many employers are choosing to have the overdose-reversing drug Narcan on hand at the workplace.

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5 Healthy Habits for Seniors

Posted 1/31/2018 by UHBlog

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As we get older it’s important to maintain good health practices or even create new ones.

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Healthy Hearts

Posted 1/30/2018 by UHBlog

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Help your employees develop heart-healthy habits by encouraging them to eat health, exercise and quit smoking.

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Waist Not, Want Not

Posted 1/29/2018 by UHBlog

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Rising obesity rates in the U.S. means expanding waistlines – which can be an indicator of potential health risks.

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Benefits of Bone Broth

Posted 1/26/2018 by UHBlog

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One of the latest health food crazes is bone broth. Learn about the potential health benefits and how to make it at home.

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5 Things You Need to Know about HPV

Posted 1/25/2018 by UHBlog

Woman consulting with practitioner

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

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Drug Testing 101

Posted 1/24/2018 by UHBlog

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Learn the basics about drug testing for your employees.

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Your Personal Health Record

Posted 1/22/2018 by UHBlog

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The MyUHCare Personal Health Record makes it easier for you to access and manage your health care right from your computer or phone.

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Healing Heels

Posted 1/19/2018 by UHBlog

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Sharp persistent heel pain can be a sign of plantar fasciitis. Find out what causes this painful condition and how it can be treated.

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The HPV Vaccine

Posted 1/18/2018 by UHBlog

Middle-aged couple enjoying a walk

The HPV vaccine can help prevent certain cancers and other diseases. Learn more about this vaccine and why your child should get it.

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Recovering From a Heart Attack

Posted 1/17/2018 by UHBlog

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Rehab after a heart attack or other cardiac episode is key to both recovery and preventing future problems.

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13 Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted 1/15/2018 by UHBlog

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Forgetfulness, confusion and social withdrawal of just a few examples of early warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease.

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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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Tonsil Time

Posted 1/11/2018 by UHBlog

Young girl having her tonsils examined

Removing the tonsils may be an option if your child has recurrent throat infections or sleep problems.

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Feeling Sluggish?

Posted 1/10/2018 by UHBlog

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Thyroid imbalance symptoms can include fatigue, weight changes and even depression. Learn about potential treatments for thyroid disorders.

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Tackling Multitasking

Posted 1/8/2018 by UHBlog

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In today’s busy world, multitasking seems unavoidable, but it can also lead to unhealthy stress. Learn how to deal with the demands while keeping your sanity.

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