November 20, 2014

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The 100% Preventable Birth Defect

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It is estimated that each year, approximately 160,000 babies are born in the U.S. with birth defects. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is one of the few birth defects which is 100 percent preventable. The only reason a baby is born with FAS is because its mother drank alcohol while pregnant. Every year on September 9, Read More…

Fetal Alcohol Introduction

September is when we observe Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Day when we remind mothers-to-be about the importance of avoiding alcohol during pregnancy. The Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities is joining the cause to increase awareness of the risks of drinking alcohol while pregnant by providing these informational articles to the public. These two stories Read More…

Alcohol and Pregnancy, Just the Facts

Alcohol use by pregnant women is a major public health problem that affects about 1% of the 4 million annual births in the United States. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) are a group of conditions that can affect a person whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. These effects can include alcohol-related birth defects, alcohol-related brain Read More…

An Invisible Disability

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014 – For over a decade now, the call has gone out every year on the ninth day of the ninth month warning women about the dangers of drinking while pregnant, yet Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) remains stubbornly below the national radar, some health officials say. Almost 30 years after the U.S. Read More…

Field of Dreams

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Absolute Hospice Inc. makes baseball wish come true for local patient   Aug. 20, Canton, Ohio – When the Akron RubberDucks defeated the New Hampshire Fisher Cats on Sunday, Aug. 10, 62-year-old hospice patient Danel Segedi was there to celebrate. It was a moment he’d never forget and one made possible by My Heart’s Desire, Read More…

Calcium and vitamin D important throughout life

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Calcium and vitamin D are frequently touted for their ability to improve bone health. While consuming foods rich in vitamin D and calcium is especially important for aging women, both vitamin D and calcium also help to keep the body strong and vital at any age. Calcium and vitamin D help fight bone loss, and Read More…

Understanding and Preventing Osteoporosis

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Most adults recall a time or times when their mothers insisted they drink their milk. Though it might not have been preferred at the time, adults might now recognize Mom was doing her best to help her kids build and maintain strong bones. Those who didn’t listen to Mommy dearest might find themselves among 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 over the counter Read More…

The Growing problem of Peanut Allergies

Parents tend to be quite familiar with food allergies. In an effort to protect youngsters, schools have begun to crack down more regularly on foods that tend to cause allergic reactions, often placing restrictions on what children can bring in for lunches or snacks. Parents and children who grew up around peanut and tree nut Read More…

New recommendations on dental X-rays could be on the horizon

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A visit to the dentist often involves a check-up and a routine cleaning. Many dentists prefer to do annual X-rays as part of preventative care — helping to diagnose oral problems that cannot be seen by the naked eye. However, new developments may change the frequency of dental X-rays.   The American Dental Association has Read More…