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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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“13 Reasons Why”

Posted 8/14/2017 by UHBlog

13 Reasons Why

How to talk to your teens about this Netflix miniseries and teen suicide.

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Smartphones and Brain Health

Posted 3/23/2017 by UHBlog

Smartphones and Brain Health

The ubiquity of smartphones comes with both positive and negative consequences.

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The Power of Playing

Posted 1/11/2017 by UHBlog

The Power of PlayingWhen was the last time you played like a kid? Experts says making time to play is beneficial to your well-being.

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The Post-Holiday Blues

Posted 12/28/2016 by UHBlog

The Post-Holiday Blues

The post-holiday season can be especially hard for caregivers as the difficulties of caring for a sick or aging loved one resume.

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Health Benefits of Pet Companionship

Posted 11/23/2016 by UHBlog

Health Benefits of Pet Companionship

Having a four-legged friend has emotional, mental and even physical benefits.

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Perfectionist? Try Being Good Enough

Posted 11/8/2016 by UHBlog

Perfectionist? Try Being Good Enough.

Striving to be perfect in everything you do can lead to unhealthy stress and anxiety.

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One Too Many: How to Know If You’re Drinking Too Much

Posted 9/19/2016 by UHBlog

One Too Many: How to Know If You're Drinking Too Much

Even if the amount you consume doesn’t amount to binge drinking, alcohol use can become a problem.

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Let Your Mind Take a Coffee Break with Mindfulness

Posted 6/30/2016 by UHBlog

Enhancing Work Performance Through Mindfulness

Is workplace stress negatively affecting your life and health?

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What Is HeartMath and Why Does it Matter?

Posted 2/23/2016 by UHBlog

What Is HeartMath and Why Does it Matter?

Learn how to effectively react to stress and improve your long-term wellness.

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Enhancing Daily Joy Through Mindfulness

Posted 2/22/2016 by UHBlog

Can you enhance your feelings of joy through the practice of mindfulness? Ask us. If you feel stressed from a sense that you’re thinking too much, or feel that your mind is too busy, this may be affecting your personal happiness, says mindfulness coordinator Suzanne Cushwa Rusnak, MEd, MSSA. “When we stop to notice, we’re usually thinking ahead to the future – planning, worrying, or of the past – remembering, regretting,” she says. “When we know intelle...

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Take Control of Your Stress

Posted 1/28/2016 by UHBlog

Everyone experiences stress at times, but simple practical tools can build your stress resilience. Learn how through our workshops. Did you know that 80 to 90 percent of primary care doctor visits are related to conditions caused and/or exacerbated by stress? From high blood pressure to heart disease, and weight gain to stomach problems, stress that isn't managed can lead to ill health, dissatisfaction, poor engagement and lower performance. While it’s unlikely your stressors will vanish,...

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Learn Mindfulness Fundamentals

Posted 1/27/2016 by UHBlog

Is stress negatively affecting your life and health? Learn how to take control. If you made a promise to yourself this year to take control of your life, a course in mindfulness can put you on the path to success. According to Suzanne Cushwa Rusnak, MEd, MSSA, people who participate in mindfulness training learn skills that many say alter their lives and lead to improved self-care and well-being. “Most people who practice mindfulness say they have an improved sense of well-being, and that...

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Try the Mind Diet – A Smart Way to Eat

Posted 1/22/2016 by UHBlog

Learn how to keep your cognitive skills sharp and reduce the risk of dementia. Nutritional researchers have discovered that just a few tweaks to a grocery list may be the way to slow normal brain aging and cognitive decline. “The Mind Diet is a healthy, largely plant-based diet that can be very helpful for brain health,” says registered and licensed dietitian Joyce Kavaras, RD, LD. “The results from the initial study are very promising.” The Mind Diet is an acronym for M...

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8 Surprising Health Benefits of Massage Therapy

Posted 10/27/2015 by UHBlog

If you suffer from chronic pain, depression or unmanageable stress, learn how massage therapy can help. What’s the lowdown on a rubdown? Whether you're an armchair quarterback or an active athlete, a therapeutic massage given by a licensed massage therapist might be just what the doctor ordered. According to massage therapist Jane Smith, a growing body of evidence suggests that therapeutic massage is just the ticket when it comes to reducing muscle tension, easing chronic pain and creating...

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3 Strategies to Stop Toxic Thinking in Its Tracks

Posted 9/29/2015 by UHBlog

Are negative thoughts consuming you? We can help you change the way you think. For nearly three decades, researchers have intensely studied the science of positive psychology. And for good reason: left unchecked, toxic thinking can suck the joy from your life and may even contribute to stress and illness. According to stress resilience specialist Heidi Weiker, MSSA, studies show that 90 percent of our thoughts are negative. The vast majority of that negativity – over 80 percent – is...

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5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Mind Sharp

Posted 8/28/2015 by UHBlog

Are your brain cells firing on all cylinders? For help with staying mentally sharp as you age, ask us. Have you ever heard the term, use it or lose it? When it comes to mind matters, that saying is your ticket to staying sharp mentally. Researchers used to think that you were born with a limited number of neurons, which are cells that serve as information messengers in your brain. According to neuropsychologist Paula Ogrocki, PhD, scientists now realize that you generate neurons into adulthood ...

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Kick the Habit with Hypnotherapy

Posted 4/9/2015 by UHBlog

Clinical hypnotherapy can help with self-awareness and healing. Learn how. You’ve probably heard of hypnotherapy, but if you're like a lot of people, you aren't sure what it is and how it helps. Hypnotherapy, also called hypnosis, became widespread in the late 1800s and harnesses the power of the mind and its ability to affect bodily functions and symptoms. “Hypnosis is the power to change a person’s thought patterns through a combination of positive suggestions and relaxatio...

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Recovering from the Loss of a Loved One

Posted 4/2/2015 by UHBlog

Losing a loved one hurts. See us if you need help adjusting. One sad truth about aging is the inevitability of losing the people you love. The grief and mourning after a loved one’s death are difficult challenges to face. “Even though we understand that death is a normal part of life, it’s always difficult dealing with the pain of death,” says psychologist Jeffrey Janata, PhD. “Your grief can be particularly intense as you struggle with shock, confusion and a sense...

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Mindfulness: Get Focused and Clear the Clutter

Posted 3/4/2015 by UHBlog

If too many distractions are stressing you out, you might want to see your doctor. Are you someone who talks on the phone, responds to emails and texts, all while conversing with a colleague, client or friend? If you find yourself constantly shifting your attention from one thing to the next, the practice of mindfulness can help you manage this. "Mindfulness is a way of being fully present,” says Francoise Adan, MD."It heightens awareness and focuses us on the moment at hand. Mindfulness ...

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Acupuncture Cures for Seasonal Affective Disorder

Posted 3/3/2015 by UHBlog

Acupuncture treats the blahs, including seasonal affective disorder (SAD). When the Beatles sang, "It's been a long cold lonely winter," they might have been singing about Northeast Ohio. "Our winter season is so long and Cleveland is one of the cloudiest cities to live in," says licensed acupuncturist Julia Proctor. "Some people get depressed by this lack of natural sunlight." The condition has a name, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), and it's a type of depression that affects people in th...

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