Health and Beauty

Healthy body, healthy pocketbook

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Health and Beauty

Many people have a clear vision of what their ideal retirement looks like. Some desire vacation homes in tropical destinations, while others plan to spend quality time with their grandchildren and family. We know that many of these dreams will come with a price tag, but of all the activities in retirement that you’re saving for, have you considered the costs associated with necessary services, like health care?

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CBD and tinnitus

Written by Shelly Horvat, AuD, CCC-A. Posted in Health and Beauty

There are anecdotal reports that CBD oil can relieve tinnitus. As people seek relief from their tinnitus, some are trying alternative treatments like CBD or THC oil. Although CBD oil is being promoted to help relieve tinnitus, research suggest that cannabinoids such as CBD and THC may worsen or aggravate tinnitus rather than alleviate it.

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Five common fitness mistakes that undermine motivation

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Health and Beauty

We’re just one month away from the inevitable deluge of TV ads urging us to get in shape and shed pounds for the New Year. Savvy marketers know that all that holiday overindulgence comes with a hefty dose of post-holiday guilt—and a burst of motivation to reverse course and build a stronger, healthier body. Of course, we’ll need to buy all the latest, greatest fitness equipment to reach that goal.

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The full scoop on safe snow shoveling

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Health and Beauty

Every winter, snow shoveling causes more than its share of injuries, ranging from strained or pulled muscles to thrown-out backs. Also, after a heavy snowfall, it’s not unusual to hear news reports of people who suffer heart attacks—sometimes fatal—while shoveling. These avoidable injuries and tragedies occur because it’s easy to underestimate how the sudden, intense exertion of snow shoveling taxes the body—especially when that body has been otherwise sedentary for most of the year.

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The primary care doctor: your healthcare QB

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Health and Beauty

For many years, our nation’s healthcare system has been trending toward a more specialized—or even subspecialized—model, with a focus on a particular organ or system of the body. But the job of a primary care physician is to look at the whole body—giving you just one of many reasons for establishing a relationship with one if you haven’t done so already.

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Considerations for holiday travel during COVID-19

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Health and Beauty

Visiting with family over the holidays is a vital tradition that provides an opportunity to set aside the everyday grind and enjoy a little togetherness with the people who know and understand us best. Of course, gathering with extended family often requires at least some form of travel—whether by car across town or by plane across the country. Unfortunately, with the cloud of COVID-19 still hovering over us, holiday travel is significantly more complicated than usual this year.

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Seven tips to keep your teen driver safe this winter

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Health and Beauty

Learning to drive is an important and exciting rite of passage for every teenager. For parents of teens, however, the excitement is tempered by the knowledge that their child will now be exposed to all the hazards of the highway. Of course, these driving dangers are greatly compounded once winter weather sets in, as it soon will in Northwest Ohio. Driving in winter conditions can be a harrowing experience for the most seasoned driver, let alone for a young person taking to the roads for the first time. The following tips will help keep your teen driver safe when faced with slick or snowy driving conditions:

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Holiday Hearing Tips

Written by Dianna Randolph, AuD, CCC-A. Posted in Health and Beauty

We’ve all had the experience of being together with family during the holiday season and there is Grandma or Grandpa sitting quietly in the corner alone. You might think he or she isn’t feeling good and wants to be left alone or is mad about getting the wrong gift. But did you ever think your grandparent might be suffering from a hearing loss that is making him or her anxious and quiet?

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Tips to help your senior loved one sidestep medication errors

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Health and Beauty

It’s not uncommon for older adults to take multiple medications to treat the various chronic health conditions that tend to develop as we age. Unfortunately, the more medications an individual takes, the greater their risk of medication errors, especially when factors such as memory loss or dementia enter the equation. At best, medication errors deprive people of the desired benefit and yield a less favorable outcome. At worst, they can lead to serious health consequences, possibly even death.

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The hurdles of mental health and social media use in the COVID-19 pandemic

Written by Leeann Beach, LPC. Posted in Health and Beauty

Dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic over the last seven months, we’ve found ourselves wading through the murky waters of loneliness, disconnection, uncertainty, frustration, and loss. The face-to-face human interaction that once existed in our lives before March 2020 was quickly ripped away and replaced with a screen for many of us. With these increased feelings, our tolerance level in handling difficult interactions and opposing views on social-media platforms has decreased. We lack filters where we once enforced them, we start waging war on the words of others, and we dissect the dissonance between us and our friends and family we once thought were so aligned with us. The correlation between our current mental health and our social-media usage in this time of the pandemic is alarming.

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