Health and Beauty

Fragility fractures and the “season of falls”

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Health and Beauty

As we embark upon another long Northwest Ohio winter, we can expect slick, icy conditions to prevail at some point in the season, putting area residents at increased risk of slip-and-fall accidents. For people with strong, healthy bones, a simple slip and fall usually just results in a bruised ego—and, potentially, a sore backside—but for individuals predisposed to fragility fractures, this common mishap can prove to be debilitating or even life-threatening.

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Eating Well - Shedding pounds after the lockdowns

Written by Laurie Syring, RD/LD. Posted in Health and Beauty

By now, we’re all ready to say goodbye (good riddance?) to 2020. It was an extremely stressful year for so many reasons, particularly the COVID-19 pandemic, which imposed severe limits on our activities. Not surprisingly, many people fell short of their weight and fitness goals this past year. If you embraced the 2020 chaos and refused to let it derail your weight-loss or weight-maintenance efforts, congratulations and keep on keeping on! On the other hand, if you’re thinking, “Ok, it’s time to reel it back in,” you have some decisions to make.

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Protect your home and family from radon

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Health and Beauty

Mention an invisible, odorless, tasteless gas that can be harmful to your health, and most people will automatically think of carbon monoxide (CO). This is understandable since CO is highly dangerous and can cause sudden illness, even death, before anyone realizes they’re inhaling it. However, CO isn’t the only insidious, potentially harmful gas that can be a problem in your home. Radon, when present at a sufficiently high level, can also have an adverse impact on the health of a home’s occupants.

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Regular exercise plays a vital role in cancer prevention

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Health and Beauty

Most people are aware that regular exercise improves cardiovascular health, assists in maintaining an appropriate body weight, strengthens muscles and bones, and boosts emotional well-being. Perhaps somewhat less well known is the fact that, in addition to these and many other health benefits, exercise can also play an important role in cancer prevention.

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Quitting smoking doesn’t have to expand your waistline

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Health and Beauty

Kicking the smoking habit is one of the healthiest choices you can make—and with the New Year just one month away, a whole lot of people are contemplating quitting right now. Trouble is, in addition to symptoms like frustration and irritability, headaches, difficulty sleeping, and occasionally intense cravings to light up, smoking cessation can also lead to weight gain.

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Healthy body, healthy pocketbook

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Health and Beauty

Many people have a clear vision of what their ideal retirement looks like. Some desire vacation homes in tropical destinations, while others plan to spend quality time with their grandchildren and family. We know that many of these dreams will come with a price tag, but of all the activities in retirement that you’re saving for, have you considered the costs associated with necessary services, like health care?

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CBD and tinnitus

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

There are anecdotal reports that CBD oil can relieve tinnitus. As people seek relief from their tinnitus, some are trying alternative treatments like CBD or THC oil. Although CBD oil is being promoted to help relieve tinnitus, research suggest that cannabinoids such as CBD and THC may worsen or aggravate tinnitus rather than alleviate it.

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Five common fitness mistakes that undermine motivation

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Health and Beauty

We’re just one month away from the inevitable deluge of TV ads urging us to get in shape and shed pounds for the New Year. Savvy marketers know that all that holiday overindulgence comes with a hefty dose of post-holiday guilt—and a burst of motivation to reverse course and build a stronger, healthier body. Of course, we’ll need to buy all the latest, greatest fitness equipment to reach that goal.

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