Expert Health Articles

  • SIDS & Safe Sleep Practices for Infants
    There has been a recent increase in cases of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in our community. SIDS is the leading cause of death for children under the age of one. These losses are heartbreaking for the families and for our community. While not every infant death has a preventable cause, the majority of them are associated with risk factors, including unsafe sleep.
    Read More >
  • Avoiding Heat Illness in Working Environments
    The body normally cools itself by sweating. During hot weather, especially in high humidity, sweating isn’t enough. Body temperature can rise to dangerous levels if precautions are not taken. Workers exposed to hot and humid conditions are at risk of heat illness, particularly to those doing heavy work tasks or using bulky protective clothing and equipment.
    Read More >
  • Physical Activity Decreases Pain and Enhances Quality of Life
    In June 2023, Medscape Medical News reported adults who consistently engage in moderate physical activity experienced the highest pain tolerances, while even light exercise demonstrated significant improvements in pain levels.
    Read More >
  • Avoiding Burnout
    Burnout is “A state of physical or emotional exhaustion that also involves a sense of reduced accomplishment and loss of personal identity.” We see this in family life, work life and even as a whole community. How do we know if we’re suffering from burnout? Here are just a few signs: fatigue, this does not mean just sleepy, but also unmotivated or lack of energy; feeling apathetic or dissatisfied with work; headaches; cynical outlook; changes in sleep pattern.
    Read More >
  • Little League Elbow
    It’s spring in northwest Ohio, and that means track, softball and baseball seasons are underway. Unfortunately, that also means injuries. A common injury, which occurs in young athletes, at this time of year is “little league elbow.” This occurs most commonly in the ages of nine to 14 because the bones of the elbow at this age are not fully developed. These young pitchers often have joint laxity, open growth plates and immature bones.
    Read More >
  • Treating Aches and Pains Throughout the Winter Months
    While the winter months may bring about increasing aches and pains, patients should be aware that there are multiple treatments that can provide relief when home remedies no longer help. The tools utilized for pain relief, such as radiofrequency ablations, are plentiful, and these tools are safe, effective and covered by most insurance plans. Don’t let the Ohio winters get the best of you!
    Read More >
  • Back Injury Prevention
    You’ve heard of a “pain in the neck,” but did you know that back pain is more common, affecting eight out of every 10 adults during their lifetime? With a statistic like that, learning to prevent back injuries is important to your health and well-being.
    Read More >
  • Stop the Bleed
    Bleeding is one of the leading causes of preventable trauma deaths before reaching a hospital. Fortunately, with proper training, equipment and a willingness to help, all individuals can learn to help stop a life-threatening bleed. This knowledge can benefit people with sudden injuries such as accidental cuts from kitchen knives, chainsaw accidents or gunshot wounds. Become equipped to help save a life and stop the bleed.
    Read More >
  • Pull Right for Sirens and Lights
    During emergencies, seconds count. That is why it is crucial for drivers to follow the rules of the road by pulling to the right for emergency vehicles with activated lights and sirens. This article discusses the “do’s” and “don’ts” of moving over for emergency vehicles. Assist both first responders and victims in emergency situations by following these rules.
    Read More >
  • Athletic Concussions (Part 2)
    This continuation of “Athletic Concussions” discusses how research has affected the evaluation and treatment of concussions in athletes. Over the past few years, research has revealed at least six different subtypes of concussion syndromes, each with their own symptoms and unique treatment methods. Additionally, research has found that previous rest methods for athletes are not sufficient, and new techniques have been developed. If you or a loved one experiences concussion symptoms, speak to your provider right away.
    Read More >
  • Athletic Concussions (Part 1)
    Concussions have been a major topic in sports for the last few years. Research on concussions has taught us more about the evaluation and management of concussions than ever before. Certain symptoms act as signs of concussion, and players experiencing these symptoms should be taken out of the game and seen by a physician. Currently, tests are still being developed to tell if a patient has a concussion, but physicians still rely on reviewing the patient’s history and examination.
    Read More >
  • Summer Exercise and Heat Illness
    Many people enjoy taking advantage of summer’s warm temperatures by exercising outdoors. However, exercising in the heat increases the risk of heat illness, including heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Heat cramps are muscle spasms caused by being overly hot, heat exhaustion is dehydration as a result of excessive sweating, and heat stroke—the most serious heat illness—occurs when the body can no longer maintain a normal temperature and extreme symptoms occur. Take preventative actions to reduce your risk of heat illness before exercising outside.
    Read More >
  • If You Think You Are Having A Heart Attack – Call 9-1-1
    Imagine in the middle of the night you are jolted awake by an unfamiliar queasy feeling. A throbbing pressure begins to fill your chest, and your arm begins to tingle with a sensation similar to pins and needles.
    Read More >
  • Safe Driving: Seatbelts, Alcohol and Distracted Driving
    Consider these factors before and when driving a vehicle, to ensure the safest experience possible for yourself and others.
    Read More >
  • Diabetic Wounds
    Diabetes commonly causes nerve damage that creates a loss of sensation in the lower extremities. Wounds that heal quickly and without problem for non-diabetic people can become especially troublesome for those with diabetes. In fact, they can become serious infections.
    Read More >
  • Fall Prevention Awareness
    Did you know that September is Fall Prevention Awareness Month and September 22, the first day of fall, is designated by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) as Fall Prevention Awareness Day?
    Read More >
Page Of