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New ProMedica program standardizes high-quality care for fragility fracture

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in September

Most people are aware that the risk of debilitating fracture increases with advancing age. However, the scope of this problem is even greater than many realize. According to ProMedica orthopedic surgeon Jeffrey Bair, MD, one in three women and one in five men will experience what is known as a fragility fracture—defined as a fracture that results from a fall from standing height or less—over the course of their lifetime. In fact, studies have revealed that there are more cases of fragility fracture each year than heart attack, stroke, or breast cancer.

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Acupuncture, what’s up with it?

Written by by Douglas A. Schwan, DC, Dip ac. Posted in September

Acupuncture is a type of Eastern Medicine that has been practiced for over 2,000 years. Eastern Medicine can incorporate the use of herbs, nutrition, and certain drugs, but most people are more familiar with the use of fine needles to stimulate certain points on the body to aid in health.

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Dr. Banker answers patient FAQs on hormone replacement therapy

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in September

In the August issue of Healthy Living News, Dr. Wade Banker of Luxe Laser Vein & Body Center shared his insights on the benefits of hormone replacement therapy. Based on the overwhelming response and the number of inquiries he has since received on the topic, it’s clear that interest in hormone replacement therapy runs high in our community. So, to build on the information in last month’s article, what follows are the most common questions Dr. Banker has received on this subject along with his expert answers:

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Spiritually Speaking | There’s no place like home

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in September

Real estate ads offer houses for sale, not homes. A house is a garment, easily put off or on, casually bought and sold; a home is skin…. When the shell you live in has taken on the savor of your love, when your dwelling has become a taproot, then your house is a home.

—Scott Russell Sanders

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Sound Advice from Northwest Ohio Hearing Clinic

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in September

Q: I just returned from a family visit at my sister’s house, and I was sad to witness my niece eating dinner by herself. She said it bothered her to hear forks and knives scratching against the dishes. My sister indicated my niece suffered from misophonia. Could you please tell me a little bit about misophonia and what can be done to treat it? It’s so sad to see the family separated, even from a seemingly simple activity like dinner.

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Heartland can help with balance, dizziness, and concussion

Written by by Jim Berger. Posted in September

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.

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Walt’s Corner

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in September

Turn to this tantalizing column each month for a healthy, flavorful recipe from Walt Churchill’s Market—like this one for Baked Eggplant Parmesan.

Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Ingredients:

3 eggplant, peeled and thinly sliced

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nobody's perfect | The therapeutic power of a homegrown tomato

Written by Sister Karen Zielinski, OSF. Posted in September

For some, summertime means a more lenient dress code at work, flexible hours, and visits to the local ice cream store. For some, summer starts when they eat watermelon at a family picnic, spitting the seeds out on the lawn as far as they can. For others it’s the Fourth of July fireworks, a grilled hamburger or hotdog and fresh sweet corn, and then reading a book outside on their deck or lawn chair. But they’re wrong.

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