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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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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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Tales of a Torn Meniscus

Posted 5/21/2018 by UHBlog

Man having a pain in his knee

A torn meniscus is one of the most common knee injuries and can occur either suddenly or develop over time.

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Opioids vs. Common Painkillers

Posted 5/18/2018 by UHBlog

Close up of a doctor’s and patient’s hands while discussing medical records after health examination

With the opioid epidemic in Ohio and around the nation, physicians are more often turning toward non-opioid painkillers and other non-addictive pain management techniques.

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The Widowhood Effect

Posted 5/16/2018 by UHBlog

Mature woman with a photo in her hands looking thoughtfully to the side

When one loses a spouse, their emotional and physical health may suffer as they grieve. Find out how you can help a loved one through the process.

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Ways Your Body Gets Better with Age

Posted 5/15/2018 by UHBlog

Woman embracing husband sitting on the couch

Life isn’t over just because you’re getting older. In fact, it may just be getting better.

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The Beef with Beef

Posted 5/14/2018 by UHBlog

Grilled pork steak with fresh salad

There are still ways to incorporate red meat into your diet in a healthy way.

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The Benefits of Workplace Ergonomics

Posted 5/11/2018 by UHBlog

Businessman in suit standing in office with hands crossed on chest

Making small changes to make the workplace more ergonomic can go a long way in preventing injuries.

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Diabetes Risks for Children

Posted 5/10/2018 by UHBlog

Happy family enjoying at home with their daughter

The rate of diabetes in children is increasing. Know what signs to look for.

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Is 60 the New 40?

Posted 5/9/2018 by UHBlog

Pleasant older man on the way to work, standing in the kitchen with his wife

The goalposts just keep moving.

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What Your Handwriting May Say About Your Health

Posted 5/8/2018 by UHBlog

Elderly man signing medical papers at the doctor's office

When a person’s handwriting becomes shaky or illegible, it could be a sign of a neurological disorder such as Parkinson’s disease.

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Too Much Ibuprofen?

Posted 5/7/2018 by UHBlog

Over-the-counter medication emerging from opened bottle

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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Not-So-Funny Bone

Posted 4/30/2018 by UHBlog

Tennis player clutching elbow

When elbow pain strikes, it’s most likely not a serious condition requiring surgery. Find out what the culprit could be.

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Allergies and Age

Posted 4/27/2018 by UHBlog

Dandelion blowing in the breeze

Both indoor and outdoor allergies often develop during childhood but there are ways to help prevent and manage symptoms.

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Concussions in the Workplace

Posted 4/26/2018 by UHBlog

Stressed office worker holding temples

Being proactive about preventing workplace injuries, including concussions, can help keep your employees safe on the job.

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Calorie Controversy

Posted 4/25/2018 by UHBlog

Vegetables and nuts atop a digital scale

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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Orange Theory

Posted 4/23/2018 by UHBlog

People doing pushups in exercise class

High-intensity interval training can help you continue to burn calories even after your workout is over.

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Bedwetting or Something Else – A UTI?

Posted 4/20/2018 by UHBlog

Sad child resting head on mother's lap

If your child is suddenly wetting the bed again well after potty-training, it could be as sign that he or she has a urinary tract infection.

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Standing Up to Sitting

Posted 4/19/2018 by UHBlog

Man sitting at desk in office

Sitting at your desk for eight hours a day can have unhealthy consequences, but there are ways to incorporate more activity into your workday.

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Seasonal Allergies

Posted 4/18/2018 by UHBlog

Dandelion blowing in the breeze

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

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Silver Tsunami

Posted 4/17/2018 by UHBlog

View of Cuyahoga River and Cleveland

As more and more Baby Boomers turn 65 every day, it’s important that they get connected to the care and services that will keep them healthy and active through their golden years.

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Stem Cells and Sports

Posted 4/16/2018 by UHBlog

Woman and man doing one-armed push-ups

From student athletes to the pros, stem cell therapy is becoming an increasingly popular treatment for a wide range of sports injuries.

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