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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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Men and Bariatric Surgery

Posted 3/16/2017 by UHBlog

Men and Bariatric Surgery

More men are turning to bariatric surgery to help them lose weight.

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Help! My Child is Overweight

Posted 6/15/2016 by UHBlog

Help! My child is overweight

You can help your child lose weight and get healthy with the right plan. We can help.

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High Cholesterol: Is Your Child at Risk?

Posted 4/18/2016 by UHBlog

High Cholesterol: Is Your Child at Risk?

Is your child at risk?

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6 Tips to Get Your Kid Off Games and Get Active

Posted 2/12/2016 by UHBlog

Are you worried your child is spending too many hours staring at a video game screen and not enough time outdoors? We can help. While your child’s thumbs might be getting a workout pressing down constantly on a game pad, it’s the neglect of the rest of the body that concerns health care providers most. Increasingly, children spend a lot of time playing video games. “Childhood obesity is becoming such an epidemic in this country,” says pediatric certified nurse practition...

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Am I Really Overweight?

Posted 2/11/2016 by UHBlog

How do you know if you’re pleasantly plump or super stout? We can help you understand this and other “weighty” health issues. Although Ohio has the eighth highest obesity rate in the U.S., you may not view yourself as heavy. That’s because a distorted self-perception is more common than you think. Many people are “fat blind” and unable to recognize themselves as overweight or obese. If you want to know if you’re among the one in three Ohioans who fall i...

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The Bigger Your Belly the Greater the Danger

Posted 9/15/2014 by UHBlog

Can you pinch an inch in your tummy? If so, it may be time to talk to the doc. There is a clear correlation between belly fat and health – and slimming down is key to reducing your risks, says internal medicine specialist Alan Wiggers, DO. Dr. Wiggers says there are two kinds of fat in the stomach: the outside layer of fat that you can grab hold of and the inside central fat packed around the organs. It’s this inside fat that is most problematic – but a belly bulge that you ca...

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