February

Your cosmetic and skin-care questions answered

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in February

As we move into February, the month of the Valentine, I would like to address some questions about what types of tools we have to help you love your look.

“I want my lips to look like they did 10 years ago. I want them enhanced, but super natural. I have only seen poorly done lips, so I am scared. How can I make sure that my lips look natural but plump too?”

–Emily G, 24

Wise words from Otterbein | Doctor-patient communication…Can we talk?

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in February

See if this sounds familiar: You have a medical appointment. You check in at the front desk on time and take a seat. You wait for quite a long time, and then finally your name is called. You go to the exam room, and the nurse comes in, asks a few questions, and takes your blood pressure. You wait some more. The doctor comes in, asks a few more questions, writes a prescription, and is gone. You leave the office with more questions than answers. You aren’t quite satisfied.

UTMC program provides much-needed specialty care for adults with congenital heart defects

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in February

According to the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA), Congenital heart defects (CHD)—problems with the heart’s structure that are present at birth—are the most common birth defects, occurring in nearly one out of every 100 babies. Holes in the heart and misplaced, malformed, and/or missing valves, vessels, and heart chambers are among the most common CHDs, and many CHD cases involve a combination of these problems.

Obesity and cancer risk: What’s the connection?

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in February

Most people are well aware there’s a strong link between excess body weight and chronic health issues like high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes. Perhaps less well known is that obesity and cancer risk are also strongly correlated. In fact, according to Dr. Bradley Sachs of The Toledo Clinic Cancer Centers, it’s estimated that approximately 20% of cancer cases in the US can be attributed to excess body weight. Furthermore, studies have shown that people who are overweight or obese generally have a higher risk of cancer recurrence and less favorable treatment outcomes.

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