After spending the summer riding bikes, swimming, and playing sports, heading back to the classroom can be a difficult transition for kids. From poor posture as a result of sitting in desks all day to sports injuries in student athletes, there are a variety of safety concerns that both parents and kids should be aware of before the first day of school begins. Read below for some tips that can help every kid stay safe this upcoming school year.
The University of Toledo Medical Center’s Adult Detoxification Inpatient Unit provides medical management of withdrawal for adults18 years and older. It is currently the only hospital-based inpatient unit in the area and one that is not integrated with other inpatient psychiatric services. Since opening at the end of March, the unit has already admitted more than 200 patients.
There’s a lot of talk on the internet and TV about brain-training to keep our cognitive abilities sharp as our brains age. To keep our brains in shape, we’re told what to eat, what to drink, what to read, what games to play, and to keep physically exercising. Did you know that good hearing ability plays an important role in keeping our cognitive abilities sharp?
The loss of a young life to suicide has become an all-too-common headline, including here in our own community. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 2,000 young Americans die each year from suicide—the third leading cause of death for people between the ages of 15 and 24 behind accidents and homicide. To help bring much-needed attention to this tragedy and ways it can be prevented, September has been designated National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.
This month I want to share thoughts on three areas: balance, dizziness, and concussions.
A balance disorder is a condition that makes you feel unsteady or dizzy. If you are standing, sitting, or lying down, you might feel as if you are moving, spinning, or floating. If you are walking, you might suddenly feel as if you are tipping over.