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Heartland’s hints for getting back on track to better health

Written by by Jim Berger. Posted in January

Happy 2018! May it be a year filled with much joy and happiness!

I have had the joy of providing health, wellness, and therapy tips for over 10 years in Healthy Living News. I have shared many insights into therapy services and treatment approaches, as well as nutrition, eating, and exercise. I am so fortunate to be able to have shared and look forward to continuing in 2018.

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Resolve to lower your cancer risk this New Year

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in January

New Year’s resolutions often revolve around making healthier lifestyle choices that help us look and feel better, such as shedding extra pounds and exercising more. But adopting healthy habits, or abandoning unhealthy ones, can also have an impact on our risk of developing cancer. While there isn’t always a simple cause-and-effect relationship between lifestyle and cancer, factors that are within our control, such as tobacco use, obesity, alcohol consumption, sun exposure, and others, are known to influence the risk of certain forms of cancer—in some cases significantly.

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Sound Advice

Written by by Randa Mansour Shousher, AuD, CCC-A. Posted in January

Q: Why does a unilateral hearing loss cause my child to have problems if they hear normally from the other ear?

A: Since infant hearing screenings have become more common, hearing loss is being identified very early on. Out of every 1,000 births, two babies are identified with a hearing loss in one ear. The child may demonstrate difficulties, and it becomes a concern for parents and teachers alike.

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Spiritually Speaking: Arm yourselves…with love and mercy

Written by By Sister Mary Thill. Posted in January

No human being should suffer what we suffered.

—­Satsuko Thurlow, Hiroshima survivor

To all those who make unjust use of the weapons of this world, I make this appeal: lay down these instruments of death! Arm yourselves instead with righteousness, with love and mercy, the authentic guarantors of peace.

—Pope Francis

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nobody's perfect | I can’t sleep!

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in January

“Dad, is there a disease called bursitis number 9?”

It was about 6:00 am, and he was in the bathroom shaving before going to work. I was five years old and woke up, disturbed about a dream that my dad had a very serious disease by that name. I was upset and wanted to know if my dad was sick with Bursitis Number 9.

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DiVa™—Groundbreaking technology for your most sensitive, intimate issues

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in January

Groundbreaking technology for your most sensitive, intimate issues

In January 2018, Blush Aesthetics is proud to start offering DiVa™ and DiVa Tyte.™ These state-of-the-art technologies and techniques provide the best treatment in vaginal rejuvenation. You read that right—vaginal rejuvenation! Just like every other part of the body, the vagina changes with age, but additional decline in vaginal health may be caused by other events in a woman’s life:

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Mercy Health dermatologist encourages year-round sun safety

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in January

Most people are aware of the importance of protecting their skin from the sun’s harmful rays when heading for the beach or taking part in other outdoor activities in the summer months. But Mercy Health dermatologist Krishna Mutgi, MD, reminds Healthy Living News readers that skin damage from sun exposure is not strictly a summertime phenomenon. Rather, it’s a year-round concern—even in winter and on cloudy or overcast days.

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Go M.A.D. to make a difference in your health and fitness

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in January

Upon first seeing the name Go M.A.D. Fitness, people might mistakenly assume that this brand-new, locally owned and operated fitness club, located at 5215 Monroe Street in Toledo, is about high-intensity workouts and over-the-top physical challenges. However, if you ask Go M.A.D. Fitness founder and owner Jason Reinhardt to explain the name, he’ll tell you “M.A.D.” is not an adjective describing a particular fitness approach or mindset. Rather, it’s an acronym that challenges members to “Make A Difference” and improve the quality of their lives.

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Cosmetic procedures when time is of the essence

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in January

Life’s special events—weddings, class reunions, holiday get-togethers, anniversaries, etc.—have a funny way of sneaking up on us. When we mark an event on the calendar, it seems so far in the future, but before we know it, that red-letter day is right around the corner. If getting ready for a special event involves undergoing a cosmetic procedure so we can look and feel our best, this time crunch can make us think twice about attending.

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Mercy Health concierge service lightens the day-to-day load for cancer patients

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in January

Cancer treatment can be a long and arduous journey that demands most of a patient’s physical and emotional energy. Little is left in reserve for tackling all the day-to-day chores, errands, and obligations that continually crop up. To help ease the daily burden for cancer patients and their families so they can focus on fighting the disease and getting better, Mercy Health has partnered with Best Upon Request to provide concierge services at the Mercy Health Cancer Center.

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How to prepare for the healthiest possible pregnancy

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in January

A healthy pregnancy isn’t just about the lifestyle decisions women make after they see a positive result on a pregnancy test. In fact, according to ProMedica obstetrician/gynecologist Brittany Denny, DO, planning and preparing for a healthy pregnancy should begin well in advance of conception.

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