Health and Beauty

Fall activities and noise exposure

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

Fall is my favorite time of year. The weather is cooler, the leaves are changing colors, and there are some activities that I enjoy that only occur in the fall, like football games. With some fall activities, there is a possible risk of excessive noise exposure. This article will discuss some the more popular fall activities that may expose you to damaging noise without you even realizing it. Some of these activities are football games (including the marching band), hunting, and yard work.

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DYS celebrates 37 years of service during Diabetes Awareness Month

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Health and Beauty

Diabetes Youth Services (DYS) is celebrating all youth living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and their families during November’s Diabetes Awareness Month. Youth living with T1D require persistent, 24/7 care and a deep understanding of how their bodies function at a young age. We celebrate their tenacity, strength, and desire to be more than just a person living with T1D.

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Local urogynecologist and physical therapist empower women with advanced care and education

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Health and Beauty

Though COVID-19 temporarily shut down their respective practices, Andrew Croak, DO, MS, FACOOG, of the Northwest Ohio Center for Urogynecology and Women’s Health, and Karen Liberi, MS, MPT, WCS, of the Northwest Ohio Center for Pelvic Rehabilitation and Wellness are once again operating at full capacity and combining their extensive expertise to promote women’s health in our region.

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Don't forget, it's flu season

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Health and Beauty

With the whole world laser focused on the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it’s easy to forget that we’re entering another flu season this month. But the seasonal flu is nothing to sneeze at. Notwithstanding the severity of COVID-19, influenza remains a significant health concern that sickens many and claims numerous lives each year.

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Genetic testing expands horizons of cancer care and prevention

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Health and Beauty

Many factors can increase the risk of developing cancer, including some that people are able to modify through lifestyle changes and others that are beyond their control. Among the risk factors people can’t control are inherited genetic mutations that are known to increase susceptibility to certain forms of cancer—for example, mutations of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which are associated with greater susceptibility to breast cancer and other forms of cancer.

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Eating Well - It’s not all downhill from here!

Written by Laurie Syring, RD/LD. Posted in Health and Beauty

September is Healthy Aging Month, an annual observance designed to focus national attention on the positive aspects of growing older. Among these positive aspects are the contributions older Americans make to our community every day. Indeed, seniors make their mark by donating their time, talents, and experience to benefit society in all kinds of ways. This might include volunteering at hospitals or art museums, serving as crossing guards for school-aged kids, delivering meals to homebound individuals, and various other activities.

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Fall allergies and hearing loss

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

As the heat of summer winds down, everyone is looking forward to cool fall days and nights. For people who suffer from seasonal allergies, though, fall brings on more allergy symptoms. Ragweed is the biggest allergy trigger in the fall. Though it usually starts to release pollen with cool nights and warm days in August, it can last into September and October. About 75% of people with spring allergies also have reactions to ragweed.

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Sound Advice from Northwest Ohio Hearing Clinic

Written by Randa Mansour-Shousher, AuD, CCC-A. Posted in Health and Beauty

Q: When I was younger, I had major bouts of middle ear infections, some of which were treated and some of which didn’t cause pain and went unidentified. I remember my ears feeling plugged and not being able to hear very well. I just went to have my ears assessed, and they are suspecting a hearing loss caused by a cholesteatoma. Would you mind explaining what that means?

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