August 22, 2014

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Most Nutricious

FarmersMarket1

Trying to list the “best” fruits and vegetables is always going to vary depending on the criteria used. Sometimes those lists rank produce according to their vitamin and fiber content; sometimes they focus on in-season produce. Often, such lists are generated according to the antioxidants in different foods. Those are typically based on a food’s Read More…

A few of my favorite things…

Submitted by Lisa Herbert I often get asked by patients for advice on pillows, mattresses, and all sorts of health related things.  While I usually steer clear of naming brands and would rather offer people a variety of choices so they can select what works best for them, this time, I’m going to be specific.  Read More…

The debate over foods containing GMOs continues

SunsetHarvest

The foods people eat and how those foods are grown and manufactured has long been a topic of contention. Recently, the subject of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, has garnered its share of attention. GMOs are organisms that have been altered via genetic engineering. Foods that contain GMOs have been produced in part in a Read More…

Altercare of Wadsworth is Honored

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The Ohio Committee for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves (ESGR) and the NE Ohio Volunteers recognized Altercare of Wadsworth with the Patriot Award on Friday, July 25, 2014. The Patriot Award is given to those employers who recognize the benefits of hiring from the Guard and Reserves. These employers provide flexibility to Read More…

When is the right time to leave ‘home’?

TeaTime

Few people like to admit their age is affecting them. However, as we age, certain abilities become compromised, and it may no longer be practical for aging men and women to remain in their homes, or at least live there alone. Comfortable living alone may be a signal to an older adult that he or Read More…

What to look for in an elder care facility

HelpingElderlyMan

As men and women enter their golden years, many decide they can no longer maintain their homes and choose to downgrade to something smaller, be it an apartment or a condominium. For millions of others, health plays a significant role when deciding where to move when it’s time to sell their homes. According to the Read More…

Ask the Doc

Joseph Scarcella, MD, Cleveland Clinic orthopaedic 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 Read More…

These are not your grandmother’s retirement homes

HealthyStroll

As the Baby Boomer generation enters retirement age, there has been an increased demand for services that meet the needs of this segment of the population. Amenities such as active-living communities that boast top-of-the-line features typically are the first things individuals seek. Age-restricted, 55-plus communities cater to what the name implies — people who are Read More…

Differentiating colic from acid reflux

Mother&Baby

If infants were born with an instruction manual, early parenting would be much less stressful. Unfortunately for new mothers and fathers, tending to a baby is often a system of trial and error. Every child is different, and what works for one may not work for the other. Similarly, a child may be born who Read More…

Honey – Not for Infants

Honey has long been touted for its medicinal qualities, but the United States Department of Health and Human Services still warns parents of infants to avoid feeding honey to children. That warning was issued because honey can give infants botulism, a rare paralytic illness cause by a nerve toxin. Spores of botulism are found in Read More…