Health and Beauty

Coping with increased parental stress during COVID-19

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Health and Beauty

With COVID-19 (and now summer break) keeping kids home from school and many parents either required to work from home or out of work altogether, families throughout our community—and, indeed, all over the world—are experiencing a degree of stress that most have never encountered before. Many are struggling to cope with this “new normal,” and it’s having a significant impact on family dynamics.

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Breast cancer—early detection makes all the difference

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Health and Beauty

There is no question that breast cancer is a major public health issue. Diagnosed in about one out of every eight women, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women and the second most common cancer overall (not including non-melanoma skin cancers). While significant advances have been made in breast cancer treatments and survivorship, relaxed vigilance is never an option with this disease. The best possible outcomes are achieved when the cancer is detected and effective treatment is begun early in the disease process.

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The many benefits of bicycling

Written by Erica Martin, MD. Posted in Health and Beauty

Many of us remember the thrill of getting our first bicycle. Even more thrilling, our first bicycle ride! I certainly remember both of these events—my first bicycle was entirely pastel in color and had a jaunty flowered basket on the front. My first bicycle ride was a mix of pure terror (what if I fall?) and excitement (finally, a taste of freedom!).

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Dispelling the myths about mental illness

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Health and Beauty

When someone is diagnosed with a serious medical ailment, such as heart disease, diabetes, or cancer, the typical reaction from family, friends, and acquaintances is sympathy and support. However, a diagnosis of mental illness oftentimes elicits a very different type of response, ranging from wariness and suspicion to outright fear and even discrimination. As a result of this stigma, people with mental illness too often feel ashamed, suffer in silence, and avoid seeking vital treatment.

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Don’t let the coronavirus delay your move to senior living

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Health and Beauty

With the COVID-19 pandemic currently in full swing, and older adults being especially vulnerable to the disease, now might not seem like the best time to consider making the move to a senior living community. However, when you weigh the risks and benefits of moving to a community versus waiting out the pandemic at home, for many individuals it still makes more sense on balance to start exploring the option of moving.

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Five reasons men should adopt women’s approach to preventive healthcare

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Health and Beauty

Despite the fact that, on average, men tend to live shorter lives and become sick and disabled earlier than women do, they’re far less inclined than women to seek routine preventive healthcare and screenings. Even when they’re experiencing pain or other physical symptoms, men often shrug off seeing a doctor for evaluation and treatment. Women, on the other hand, are more likely to have learned and internalized the importance of preventive healthcare from a relatively young age.

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Summer shouldn’t be wheezin’ season for asthma sufferers

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Health and Beauty

For people with asthma, the arrival of summer, which is right around the corner here in Northwest Ohio, can coincide with a worsening of symptoms—the wheezing, chest tightness, coughing, and breathlessness that make their lives miserable. Not only does summer’s hot, humid weather aggravate this chronic pulmonary condition, but so does the higher presence of airborne allergens and irritants. For those with exercise-induced asthma, the otherwise healthy act of becoming more active in summertime can even trigger symptoms.

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