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Cancer Connection in Our Community – Living with cancer as a chronic illness, Series 1

Written by Jean Schoen. Posted in Our Community

“‘Cancer' is a word, not a sentence.” So many of us associate cancer with impending death, but this is just not the case anymore. Numerous people are living many years with Stage 4 or advanced cancer. With the progress of clinical trials and immunotherapy treatment, cancer patients are living longer in spite of an end-stage diagnosis. How does one live with cancer as a chronic illness? Let’s ask the people who are doing it.

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Sound Advice from Northwest Ohio Hearing Clinic

Written by Randa Mansour-Shousher, AuD, CCC-A. Posted in Our Community

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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UTMC poised to meet the challenge of depression in older adults

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Our Community

Depression is a common issue among older adults that can have a dramatic impact on their health, well-being, and quality of life. Unfortunately, depression in this population is all too easily dismissed as “just a normal part of getting older” or mistaken for other age-related problems, such as dementia. What’s more, due to the long-term social isolation imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the rate of depression has been rising overall and taking an especially heavy toll on those ages 65 and older. However, it’s important to be aware that depression is not a normal aspect of the aging process and expert help is available in our community for those who experience it.

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Today’s radiation therapy offers superior safety, accuracy, and outcomes

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Our Community

Radiation therapy is a long-established, highly effective tool for treating various forms of cancer that yields results similar to surgery while sparing healthy tissue and organs. What’s more, in recent years, tremendous advances in technology and technique have revolutionized the field of radiation oncology, allowing for much more accurate and targeted treatments and yielding optimal outcomes for patients.

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V Project strives to achieve victory over COVID through vaccination

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Our Community

SINCE THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC BEGAN approximately a year ago, we’ve been faced with more questions than answers: How long will this continue? How can we protect ourselves? How many people will get sick? How many will lose their lives? Then, toward the end of the infamous year 2020, we finally got one of the answers we were hoping for in the form of two very safe and effective vaccines against COVID—one produced by Pfizer, the other by Moderna, with still others in the pipeline.

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The village movement, Part 2 of 2

Written by Daniel J. Jachimiak, BA. Posted in Our Community

For every retiree that packs up and moves to Florida, Arizona, or some other warm-weather spot, another four or five prefer to stay right where they are. But as they grow older, many people find themselves needing more help, whether it’s a referral to someone who can fix a leaky toilet, a ride to the doctor, or simply a few friends to keep them company.

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