Health and Beauty

Keep an eye out for hand, foot, and mouth disease

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Health and Beauty

After spending the morning in daycare, six-year-old Derek came home complaining that his throat hurt and looking exhausted. Assuming he had probably just “overdone it” playing with the other kids, his mom got him settled on the couch and slipped a thermometer in his mouth. To her surprise, he was running a high temperature, so she called Derek’s pediatrician to schedule an appointment for early the following day.

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Protect your dog from summer’s heat

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Health and Beauty

Think how miserable you feel in summer when the air temperature and relative humidity are on the rise. Now, think how much worse you’d feel under those same conditions if your body happened to be covered with a thick layer of fur, you lacked the ability to speak, and you had to depend on a completely unrelated species to perceive and respond to your need to drink water, get out of the scorching sun, and cool off. That’s the reality for the dogs (and other furry pets) in our care—and it’s the responsibility of every dog owner to take proper precautions to protect their beloved pet from heat-related illness or injury. Here’s how:

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Your prostate health, part 2 - Understanding benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Health and Beauty

HLN recently had the pleasure of sitting down with UTMC urologic oncologist Firas Petros, MD, and Puneet Sindhwani, MD, chairman of the UTMC department of urology, to discuss various aspects of prostate health. In part 1 of this series, which appeared in the April 2020 issue of Healthy Living News, Dr. Petros shared his expert insights on prostate cancer diagnosis and genetic testing. This month, Dr. Sindhwani discusses the diagnosis, symptoms, and advanced treatment options for benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH.

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Protect your hearing while exercising

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

We’ve all been cooped up during the COVID-19 quarantine and are looking to go back to the gym to exercise. As audiologists, we encourage people to exercise and keep fit because we know that regular exercise helps reduce your risk for other diseases shown to increase the risk of hearing loss: diabetes, heart disease, and other diseases related to blood vessels. Many people turn to the gym for cycling, kickboxing, step aerobics, dance, or working out with earbuds or headphones in the ears. These classes often crank up the music to levels that are harmful to the ears. This loud noise exposure can cause gradual hearing loss and ringing in the ears that goes unnoticed until damage is permanent.

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We hope you are well!

Written by Marie Zanfardino, MA, LPCC. Posted in Health and Beauty

Today more than ever, the need for hope that there will be brighter days ahead burns inside us all. The timelessness of the power of positivity in the works of Norman Vincent Peale can be a guiding light. Yes Norman, there is power in positive thinking! Not only that, positivity begets positivity and negativity begets negativity. You can spiral your mood up to the sun or down to the depths of darkness. There is power in thinking, and you can develop a habit of thinking positively or negatively.

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Causes and treatment of cancer pain explained

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Health and Beauty

Cancer-related pain can be associated with a wide range of potential causes and is highly variable from patient to patient. Fortunately, the therapies and modalities available for treating different forms of cancer pain today are equally diverse, so the vast majority of patients can get effective relief from their pain and experience the highest possible quality of life as they battle the disease.

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