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Switch Up Your Exercise Habits to Optimize Your Fitness Routine

Posted 7/30/2018 by UHBlog

Young couple exercising in the park

Mixing up your exercise routine can help keep you from getting bored with your workout and can also prevent overuse injuries.

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Farmers Market

Posted 7/27/2018 by UHBlog

Greengrocer preparing organic fresh agricultural product at farmer market

Visiting a farmer’s market is a great way to incorporate freshly picked produce and other nutritious foods into your diet.

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How to Help Your Child Transition from Pediatric to Adult Health Care

Posted 7/26/2018 by UHBlog

Doctor is checking a young patient

As your child gets older, it’s important to help them become more independent when it comes to their healthcare.

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How Music Can Help with Healing After a Stroke

Posted 7/25/2018 by UHBlog

Senior couple in earphones enjoying music

Music therapy can help people who have suffered a stroke or brain injury recover speech and movement by triggering connections in the brain.

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6 Best Tips on How to Run with Your Dog

Posted 7/24/2018 by UHBlog

Man runs with dog near the sea

Man’s best friend can also make an excellent workout partner.

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Brussels Sprouts: Small But Mighty Source of Nutrition

Posted 7/23/2018 by UHBlog

Homemade roasted green brussel sprouts in a bowl

This tiny vegetable, once spurned but now gaining in popularity, is full of tasty health benefits.

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How to Guide Your Child Toward Potty Training Success

Posted 7/19/2018 by UHBlog

18-month-old toddler baby boy child sitting on potty and reading book with young dad in living room at home

It’s important to approach potty training your child with a lot of patience and to start the process only when he or she is ready.

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Dry Eye Syndrome

Posted 7/18/2018 by UHBlog

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Get relief from dry, irritated eyes.

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How Simple Diet Changes Can Help Control Your Diabetes

Posted 7/17/2018 by UHBlog

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People with diabetes can greatly improve their health and well-being by avoiding foods that can trigger blood sugar spikes.

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The Best Fuel for Your Athletic Performance

Posted 7/16/2018 by UHBlog

Athletic man adding fruits to jar of milk

Eating a balanced, healthy diet and drinking plenty of fluids is an important part of fueling your workout.

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Do Your Children Fear Needles? How a Needle-Free Blood Draw May Help

Posted 7/13/2018 by UHBlog

Doctor in surgery examining young girl

An innovative solution allows children in the hospital to have blood drawn with fewer needle pokes.

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A breath of fresh air

Posted 7/12/2018 by Ramy Sabe, MD
Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Aerodigestive Clinic at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Exhuberant young child in sunglasses

Pediatric Aerodigestive Program provides collaborative care for Cleveland toddler with complex airway and digestive conditions.

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Why a Senior Assessment Might Be Right for You

Posted 7/11/2018 by UHBlog

Senior couple visiting a doctor

A senior assessment can help seniors and their families evaluate health and safety concerns that could put them at risk.

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How a CRP Test Can Help You Avoid Heart Disease

Posted 7/10/2018 by UHBlog

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A simple test for inflammation can help determine whether you are at risk for heart disease.

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Why Alcohol Can Impact Your Athletic Performance

Posted 7/9/2018 by UHBlog

Runners tying their running shoes and getting ready for long run

Find out why reaching for a cold beer after a big race might not be the best idea.

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7 Tips to Keep Your Summer Eating On Track

Posted 7/6/2018 by UHBlog

Tasty meat on the grill outdoors

Don’t neglect your healthy eating habits during the lazy days of summer.

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When should my child see a pediatric specialist?

Posted 7/1/2018 by Andrew Hertz, MD
Pediatrician, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Clinical
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Child dressed as surgeon

Sometimes, your child might have a problem that warrants a visit to a pediatric specialist.

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They grow so fast: A parent’s guide to growth charts

Posted 7/1/2018 by Dieter Sumerauer, MD
Regional Medical Director, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Primary Care Institute
Clinical Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Young child measuring herself against wall

It’s important to track a child’s growth rate over time, but keep in mind that no one number tells the whole story.

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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

Nurse watches as patient undergoes mammogram

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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Are you starting baby on solids at the right time?

Posted 7/1/2018 by UHBlog

Infant being fed baby food

Researchers have determined that about 16 percent of parents introduced solid foods too early.

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Brush Up on Children’s Dental Emergencies

Posted 7/1/2018 by UHBlog

Infographic: Brush Up on Children's Dental Emergencies

If your child has a dental emergency, follow these three steps.

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Food allergy bullying: A growing problem

Posted 7/1/2018 by Kathryn Ruda Wessell, DO
Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Specialist, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Child holding injector in lunch box

Food allergies are everywhere, and that’s led to a side effect more surprising than rashes or throat swelling: food bullying.

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4 tips to manage your child’s summer sleep schedule

Posted 7/1/2018 by Carol Rosen, MD
Director, Pediatric Sleep Center, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s
Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Illustration of young girl dreaming

For many kids, summer is a time to enjoy the longer days by staying up later with friends or family. Here are a few tips to make sure your kids get sound sleep throughout the summer and return to a routine once school starts.

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EpiPen Jr. vs. EpiPen

Posted 6/29/2018 by UHBlog

Doctor in surgery examining young girl

Researchers at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital developed a new, smaller EpiPen specifically designed for infants and toddlers with life-threatening allergies.

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Home Work?

Posted 6/27/2018 by UHBlog

Busy family home with mother working as father prepares meal

Telecommuting is becoming much more common among U.S. companies and can help reduce employee stress and burnout.

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Walking on Sunshine

Posted 6/26/2018 by UHBlog

Parents with adult offspring walking on beach

Taking a walk can provide a multitude of benefits, both physical and mental, including reducing stress, improving mood, and increasing productivity.

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Rotator Cuff Repairs

Posted 6/25/2018 by UHBlog

Male doctor shaking hands with patient on hospital bed

Rotator cuff injuries are among the most common causes of shoulder pain. The good news is there are many effective treatment options.

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Her First Ob-Gyn Visit

Posted 6/22/2018 by UHBlog

Mother talking with child

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

Woman hand giving glass soft drinks with ice, on wooden table in restaurant

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

Otoscope and Hearing Aid with test results

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

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Feel the Burn

Posted 6/18/2018 by UHBlog

Young couple exercising in the park

Make sure to take precautions when working out during hot summer days to avoid overheating.

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Moving Out of Your Home?

Posted 6/15/2018 by UHBlog

Young carer walking with the elderly woman in the park

From the most independent retirees to those that need additional care, there is a senior living community that’s right for you or your loved one.

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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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Get in Golf Shape

Posted 6/11/2018 by UHBlog

High overhead angle view of golfer hitting golf ball on fairway green grass

Working with a physical therapist can help work on your golf swing to avoid injury and improve your game.

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Men and Depression

Posted 6/11/2018 by UHBlog

Worried man sitting on sofa

The statistics about men, depression and suicide attempts are startling. Know how to recognize the signs, and how to get help.

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Dementia and Your Diet

Posted 6/8/2018 by UHBlog

Older couple in kitchen fixing a healthy meal

While no diet has been proven to prevent Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, certain foods can boost your brain power.

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Setting the Record Straight About Drowning

Posted 6/7/2018 by UHBlog

Young Family Relaxing In Swimming Pool

Experts say instances of so-called “dry drowning” are extremely rare, but parents should make water safety a priority.

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Out of Balance

Posted 6/6/2018 by UHBlog

Sad senior man sitting on bed contemplating

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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7 Things You Need to Know About Joint Replacement

Posted 6/5/2018 by UHBlog

Grandparents Giving Granddaughter A Shoulder Ride In Park

If constant pain has you considering a knee or hip replacement, here are some things you need to know about this surgery.

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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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Healthy Picnics

Posted 5/31/2018 by UHBlog

Multi-generational family enjoying picnic in park together

With picnic season in full swing, make sure your al fresco meal is safe, nutritious and delicious.

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Coffee and Brain Health

Posted 5/29/2018 by UHBlog

Coffee and french croissants for breakfast

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

Exercise equipment

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

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Employer Challenges That Really Work

Posted 5/25/2018 by UHBlog

Cheerful African-American office worker giving high five to colleagues and looking at camera

Workplace challenges are a fun way to encourage healthier behaviors in your employees through friendly competition.

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IBD and Heart Attacks

Posted 5/22/2018 by UHBlog

Doctor typing information on Laptop in Hospital office

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

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