Health and Beauty

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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It’s in your power to prevent lung cancer

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Health and Beauty

According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is by far the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women in the United States, surpassing colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. In 2020 alone, it is estimated that there will be 228,820 new cases of lung cancer and approximately 135,720 deaths from the disease. Despite these sobering statistics, the vast majority (though not all) of lung cancer cases could be prevented through one particular lifestyle choice—smoking avoidance. Though there are other risk factors for lung cancer, approximately 90 percent of all diagnosed cases are associated with tobacco smoking, including secondhand exposure to smoke.

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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: My husband was involved in a pretty serious automobile accident where the airbag deployed. He is very lucky to be alive and walked away from the accident with what we thought was little harm. I took him right away to the emergency room for an examination even though EMS evaluated him on the scene. By the time we arrived at the hospital, he started to complain that he felt like he had tinnitus. My question is, could the airbag be the cause of his tinnitus?

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Health screenings prevent suffering and save lives

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Health and Beauty

When you’re feeling perfectly fit and healthy, getting screened for a disease or disorder might seem unnecessary. After all, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” right? But as any healthcare professional will tell you, the whole point of health screenings is either to identify risk factors for a disease before it develops or to catch an existing but as-yet undetected problem at the earliest possible stage, before symptoms arise.

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How what you eat impacts your hearing

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

Many of us are being very health conscience these days. You may be watching your diet due to existing health issues, or you may just want to stay healthy, lose weight, and keep it off. Whatever the reason, there are many health benefits to a healthy diet and lifestyle, but have you ever thought that what you eat may impact your hearing health?

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Don’t let the bedbugs bite!

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Health and Beauty

“Good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bedbugs bite!” For decades, parents have shared this peculiar little proverb with their children at tuck-in time. Naturally, most kids dismiss it as just some quaint, old-fashioned rhyme with no modern-day relevance, along the lines of “Ring around the rosie.” However, these tiny bloodsuckers continue to be a problem in the modern day and can be tough to eradicate once established.

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Seasonal allergy sufferers: Get ready for ragweed!

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Health and Beauty

A major trigger of seasonal allergy symptoms is just beginning to take flight. From around mid-August until the first killing frost, a particularly irritating pollen will be spreading far and wide through the air, making a significant percentage of Americans miserable with symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion, eye irritation and puffiness, itchy nose and throat, headaches, and asthma flare-ups.

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