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Common Chemicals in Your Home & How to Get Rid of Them

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Tue, Apr 25, 2017

If you’re like most homeowners or renters, you probably have taken some care to choose the furnishings and decor. Yes, that gray sectional with its decorative pillows and complementary rug look great in your family room, but do you know what’s in them?

While we’re used to looking at food labels, we might not be apt to investigate what exactly is in our furniture, carpet or even laundry soap. Though the amount of chemicals we’re exposed to in our homes is usually at very low levels, knowing symptoms of harmful chemical exposure to watch for can help you stay healthy, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Topics: healthy living

Gut Bacteria: What It Is and Why We Have It

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Gut microbiota is a community of microorganisms that live in our intestines. They are unique to each of us individually, but these little bugs perform the same functions — they are specially conditioned to help our bodies. Let’s take a look at how they work.

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Topics: diet, Good digestive health

Supersizing the Superbug: 4 Myths about Antibiotics

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Tue, Apr 18, 2017

People have many misconceptions about taking antibiotics. We often wonder: When should I take them? Is it OK to save some for later? Can I use them for a cold or viral infection?

To shed some light on this often cloudy subject, we’ll debunk several myths about antibiotics.

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Topics: healthy life

Which Milk is Healthiest? 5 Choices Examined

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Thu, Apr 13, 2017

Roam the aisles of the grocery store and you’re confronted with an array of milk products — some from animals, some from plants — which may leave you confused by the dizzying array of stuff available to put in your daily bowl of shredded wheat. Fear not! We break it down for you.

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Topics: healthy eating, eating healthy, eat healthy

5 Serious Symptoms in Children That Warrant Medical Attention

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Tue, Apr 11, 2017

As a parent, it can be tough to figure out what exactly is ailing your child. Maybe they don’t have the ability to effectively describe what they’re feeling or they’re showing symptoms you’ve never seen before. Should you call the doctor? Head to the ER? Wait it out?

To help ease your mind, here are five serious symptoms in children that either warrant a call to the doctor or urgent medical care.

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Topics: pediatrics, children's health

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