Health and Beauty

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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Healthy boundaries and social distancing

Written by Cynthia F. Kenny, MA, LPCC-S, CCTP. Posted in Health and Beauty

When I volunteered to write an article about interpersonal boundaries back in December of this year, I, like the rest of the world, had no idea that when it came time to publish in May, we would all be experiencing a global pandemic. Thus, the article I originally intended to write would have been very different from the one I am writing now.

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The Devil and Mrs. Jones

Written by Chris Stieben. Posted in Health and Beauty

Part 3

Mrs. Jones and her family made the decision to go home with nursing care and therapies. Many consumers make the decision to receive their Medicare services in their own home. It is important to do the research on home care agencies just like you would a nursing home in order to select a home health company that can meet the needs of the older adult accessing their services.

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The dangers of quiet cars

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

As anyone living near a busy street knows, motor vehicles make noise and that noise can disrupt your life, causing lack of sleep, reduced concentration, and irritation. The advent of today’s new electric vehicles and quiet gas-powered and hybrid vehicles is bringing vehicle noise levels down to a welcome level of quiet for many people. Quiet vehicles do, however, have two dangerous and deadly down sides.

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The Devil and Mrs. Jones Part 2

Written by Chris Stieben. Posted in Health and Beauty

We pick up with Mrs. Jones a week later, and she has had a couple falls in the last week. She has some confusion and trouble urinating. Her children take her to the urgent care, and the doctors decide to send her straight to the hospital. At the hospital, Mrs. Jones undergoes urinalysis and complete blood count testing, and it is found that she has a blood infection and will need intravenous antibiotics.

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Dr. Banker discusses downtime and restrictions for common cosmetic procedures

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Health and Beauty

At this time of year—with tax returns hitting the mailboxes and bathing suit season right around the corner—Luxe Laser Vein & Body Center always sees a significant increase in clients seeking cosmetic procedures. In addition to inquiring about what happens during the procedures and the results they can expect, clients usually want to know how much time they’ll need to take off work or any other restrictions that might apply after the procedure. Oftentimes they’re surprised to learn that many of today’s popular cosmetic procedures have minimal or no associated downtime and restrictions.

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Your prostate health, part 1 – prostate diagnosis and personalized care

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 and the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate issues. In the first installment of this two-part series, we’ll share our questions and Dr. Petros’ expert answers on prostate cancer diagnosis and genetic testing:

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