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  • Putting your best foot forward this summer

    Posted 26 April 2016 by Jeffrey T. Junko, MD
    Jeff Junko

    As the weather gets warmer, more and more people will be outside participating in a range of summer activities, from sports to hikes and even gardening. While this is certainly good for your health, summer can also lead to a number of foot and ankle injuries. Ankle Sprains A sprained ankle occurs when the ankle rolls towards the outside of the foot, most often during physical activity, and it is one of the most common foot injuries. While a mild sprain is often nothing to worry about, a mor...

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  • What is a Women’s Health hospitalist?

    Posted 19 April 2016 by Alexander P. Ormond III M.D.
    Alexander Ormond

    You may have heard the term hospitalist and wondered what it means. A hospitalist is a physician that specializes in taking care of patients during a hospital stay for a medical problem. They usually do not have a private practice outside of the hospital and work 8-12 hour shifts with at least one present at all times to deal with acute problems and to evaluate the patient’s condition and answer questions.  There are also hospitalists within the field of obstetrics and gynecology, but...

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  • Thinking ahead - social media accounts when you die

    Posted 15 April 2016 by Cindy Rodeman
    Healthcare Decisions Day

    In the past few years, social media has become a major factor in our everyday lives. We post our thoughts and photos of big moments and some not so big moments for our family, friends and the world to view. But have you thought about what happens to your account when you die? Is your Facebook account how you want others to remember you? Last year, a very good friend of mine, Beth, passed after a long terrible illness. During the months up until her death, she would update her status on Facebook....

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  • Meditation: relax and reduce stress

    Posted 12 April 2016 by Summa Health
    Meditation

    If stress has you anxious, tense and worried, consider trying meditation. It’s simple and inexpensive and doesn’t require any special equipment. Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years and was originally meant to help deepen understanding of the sacred and mystical forces of life. These days, meditation is commonly used for relaxation and stress reduction. During meditation, you focus your attention and clear your mind of the information overload that builds up every...

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  • Does talcum powder cause ovarian cancer?

    Posted 7 April 2016 by Robin A. Laskey, M.D.
    Robin Laskey

    Recently, there has been a lot of media attention about a possible link between genital talcum powder use and the development of ovarian cancer. However, this topic is not new and researchers have been investigating whether such an association exists for decades. Unfortunately, the studies that have been done to date show mixed results. The cause and effect relationship between talcum powder and ovarian cancer is not as clear cut as with other exposures and cancer formation – such as ciga...

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  • Caring for the family

    Posted 5 April 2016 by Anne Valeri, DO, FAAFP
    Anne Valeri

    Late one holiday evening, I sat waiting in my patient’s hospital room. The atmosphere was charged with a quiet anticipation as we closely watched the monitors attached to her. We tended to her physically and emotionally, knowing the next few hours and days would be an exhausting blur for her. I thought with longing about the holiday celebrations I was missing that night, but I quickly put that longing aside as I reflected on the reason why I was there. "This," I thought, "is what my job is...

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  • Five misconceptions about health disparities

    Posted 1 April 2016 by Roberto Lebron, M.D.
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    April is National Minority Health Month, a time to raise awareness about the health disparities that continue to affect minority populations. Many people hear the term “health disparities” and aren’t even aware of what it means. The hard truth is they exist. Not all patients receive the same level of high quality treatment—or in some cases, receive treatment at all. These disparities can lead to shorter life expectancy and higher rates of diabetes, cancer, heart disease, ...

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  • Don’t Judge the Book, or the Cover

    Posted 30 March 2016 by Susan To, MBA
    Come Out for Health

    Last month, my husband and I headed down to Columbus to see my in-laws. And by in-laws, I mean a sprawling family of parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, and the long awaited start of a new generation (We have babies in the family again!).  We get everyone together a few times a year—on this occasion it was to celebrate the Lunar New Year. This time of year is full of tradition for our family. First, the house gets a deep, deep clean. Next, we decorate with fresh fruit, flower...

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  • National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Health Awareness Week

    Posted 28 March 2016 by Michele L. McCarroll, Ph.D.
    Come Out for Health

    This week, Summa Flourish will highlight National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Health Awareness, a call to action for community members, advocates and healthcare providers to recognize health and wellness as an essential part of the social justice movement for LGBT individuals and families. It is important to continue supporting the goal of health awareness, which is to increase the visibility of the specific health concerns of LGBT patients. Essentially, healthcare providers sh...

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  • Choosing home care for you or your family

    Posted 24 March 2016 by Cindy Struk, MSN, RN, Ph.D.
    Cynthia Struck

    Choosing home care for your family can be very stressful as the majority of us are confronted with this decision at a time when we haven’t had much chance to think about it. You may face this decision when your family member has been recently hospitalized, or is going home following a surgery and will need follow-up care at home in order to recover.  Typically you are approached with a list of home care agencies and will be asked by the social worker, or other healthcare professional...

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