September 1, 2014

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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…

How to start babies on solid foods

Baby

As many new parents can attest, a new baby brings with it many mysteries. Considering children do not come with instruction manuals, it’s up to Mom and Dad to learn the ropes through trial and error and with some advice from pediatricians, friends and relatives. One error new parents commonly make is introducing solid foods Read More…

Safety first at u-pick farms

AppleBasket

I’m taking my children to pick-your-own farms for the first time this summer. Any tips? First — have fun! Of course, that’s the whole point, with the added benefit of getting the freshest produce possible. But you also need to keep in mind some food safety considerations. Although consuming fruits and vegetables is associated with Read More…

What’s in Season Calendar

FruitBasket

Fruits and vegetables typically grown in Ohio are listed below. Their availability varies according to growing conditions, time of the year and where you live. Many fruits and vegetables are available beyond the indicated harvest periods. Apples Aug – Nov Asparagus        Apr – Jun Beans (Lima)    Jul – Sep Beans (Pole)     Jun – Sep Beans Read More…

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…