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Smoking avoidance still the best defense against lung cancer

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in November

As we recognize Lung Cancer Awareness Month, there’s both good and bad news with respect to this disease. The good news is, the rate of new lung cancer cases is on the decline, largely because more and more people are getting the message about the serious health risks associated with smoking. The bad news is, too many people continue to lose their lives to lung cancer, which remains the leading cause of cancer death in the US.

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Toledo Clinic ENT Sinus Center of Excellence now offers revolutionary In-Office Balloon Sinuplasty

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in November

More than 37 million Americans suffer with chronic rhinosinusitis, a persistent inflammation of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses that causes a wide range of unpleasant physical symptoms, such as headache, facial pressure and pain, sinus drainage, nasal congestion, reduced sense of smell and taste, tooth pain, bad breath, and fatigue. These recurrent symptoms can significantly interfere with daily activities and diminish one’s quality of life.

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Non-invasive or minimally-invasive fat removal: Which choice is right for you?

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in November

Dr. Banker from Luxe Laser Vein and Body Center offers some insight into non-invasive and minimally-invasive fat-removal options available to patients, and why a patient might be a better candidate for one or the other. Procedures in each of these broader categories can play an important role in helping people achieve the look they desire, and can be used together when appropriate. In order to make the best decision among the available fat-removal options, Dr. Banker points out that you should always speak with a physician that has both options, thus avoiding any bias.

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Proper precautions and home safety assessment help Laurels client maintain rehab gains

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in November

Clients who come to The Laurels of Toledo for rehabilitation following surgery, injury, or illness can expect the therapy staff to do their utmost to help them regain function and get back to their normal activities of daily living. The right exercises and cutting-edge therapy equipment are vital components of that process. However, they don’t represent the entire rehab picture. In order to protect a good clinical/surgical outcome, maintain the gains achieved during rehab, as well as make a safe transition back home, it’s essential for rehab clients to observe certain precautions every step of the way.

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The top five conditions treated with acupuncture

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

Acupuncture is effective in treating a wide range of conditions. Some of them might even surprise you. Here are the top five:

1. Infertility

For thousands of years, acupuncture, in combination with other adjuncts of Oriental Medicine, has been successfully used to treat infertility. Researchers are beginning to study the effects that acupuncture produces in a woman’s body.

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The role of physical therapy in managing diabetes

Written by by Jim Berger. Posted in November

Ihave been writing the last few months about specific diseases such as Alzheimer’s and cancer and the role physical therapy plays in addressing the individual’s ability to perform functional daily living tasks. This month I’ll continue to focus on the role of physical therapy in the management of chronic disease, specifically diabetes.

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Mercy Health offers low-dose CT screening for patients at high risk of lung cancer

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in November

According to Mercy Health pulmonologist James Tita, DO, approximately 85 percent of lung cancer patients are diagnosed when the disease is already at an advanced stage, meaning it cannot be cured. This trend is, in part, attributable to the fact that in its earliest, most treatable stages, lung cancer typically causes no symptoms. What’s more, for many decades, effort and research directed at developing an effective screening test for lung cancer proved largely unfruitful.

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ProMedica hernia program harnesses power and precision of robotics

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in November

Hernia—a tissue or organ bulging through the wall of a body cavity—is not only a very common medical complaint, but also among the most common reasons people undergo surgery. According to ProMedica surgeon Tahir Jamil, MD, there are many different forms of hernia but the three types seen most frequently among the general public include those that stem from a previous surgery (e.g. surgery to treat colon cancer involving an incision in the belly), those that develop near the belly button, and those occurring in the groin.