July 28, 2014

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Soccer Has Its Injuries

Soccer is a great way to build endurance, improve speed and promote fitness all while building the friendships associated with a team sport.  Soccer is considered a safe sport, but you can still get hurt. Soccer involves quick start and stop motions, and physical contact which can lead to injuries.  Common soccer injuries include:   Read More…

WIC Expands Guidelines; Helping More Get A Healthy Start

Good nutrition is especially important for infants, toddlers and young children, as they need various vitamins and minerals in balanced proportions to help their bodies and minds develop and mature. Giving your child a healthy and balanced diet, even during prenatal growth, will help create good nutrition habits for the future. Why is nutrition important? Read More…

Avoiding breakfast traps

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By: Dr. Lisa Herbert   Often people will skip breakfast in an attempt to lose weight.  Bad idea! Why? After sleeping all night your blood sugar levels have started to get low enough that your body goes into survival mode.  Anything left over, your body puts into reserve as body fat.  Skip breakfast and that Read More…

Ask the Doc

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Joseph Scarcella, MD, Cleveland Clinic orthopedic surgeon at Medina Hospital     Q. Is total knee replacement the best treatment for me right now? What other treatments should I think about? A. The top complaint that precedes the request for total knee replacement is pain. I recommend conservative non-operative care first. Take over the counter Read More…

Focus on fruit as summertime treat

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My kids love having ice cream, especially in the summer. But I want to get them to eat more fresh fruit. Any tips? Packed with nutrients, fresh fruit is a smart choice to satisfy a summertime sweet tooth. The produce aisle is well-stocked with kid-friendly berries, grapes, melons, peaches, plums, pears, cherries and plenty of Read More…

Edward Otanicar is Altercare of Wadsworth’s Latest Therapy Superstar

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When Ed Otanicar came to Altercare of Wadsworth with chronic, low-back sacrum pain, he thought he would never bowl again. This 85 year old had been an avid bowler for most of his life and, having bowled all over Akron, he couldn’t fathom the thought of not being able to meet his fellow league bowlers Read More…

Fostering healthy eating habits in children

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If kids had their way, pizza, chicken fingers and french fries would make up a significant portion of their diets. But parents know they must make kids’ culinary choices for them so youngsters get all of the vitamins and nutrients they need to grow up strong and healthy. Parents also tend to know how difficult Read More…

Vegetarianism

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There are many health benefits associated with vegetarianism. Research indicates that vegetarians have lower levels of LDL, or “bad” cholesterol, and obesity rates are generally lower among vegetarians than their meat-eating counterparts. In addition, vegetarians have reduced incidences of type 2 diabetes and lower blood pressure than meat eaters. However, unless their diets are well Read More…

Soccer and Foot Pain

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Some of the common injuries associated with youth soccer players are plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, and severs disease.  These injuries develop as a result of excessive running or jumping which can cause undue stress to the various structures around the foot and ankle.Furthermore, poor flexibility of the calf muscles (gastroc and soleus) and the Achilles Read More…

Safety First! – MCBDD Offers Safety Town for Children with Special Needs

As part of the Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities’ 2013 Safety Town+Plus program children worked with volunteers from the Granger Fire Department to learn about fire safety.

Medina, Ohio, July 2, 2014 – The Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities (MCBDD) is gearing up for another Safety Town+PLUS to be held the week of July 25 at the Medina County Achievement Center (4691 Windfall Road, Medina). Children with developmental disabilities from across MedinaCounty are invited to participate in the five-day program, each Read More…