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Teach a Family History Health Lesson on Thanksgiving Day

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Thu, Nov 16, 2017

Thanksgiving Day is one of the rare occasions you may have everyone in the family in the same room at the same time. That’s why the U.S. Surgeon General made Thanksgiving Day “National Family History Day” in 2004. It’s a chance for you and your family to talk about the diseases and health conditions that run in your family.

By discussing and documenting your own family health history, you’re taking the first step to living a longer, healthier life. Your family history can tell you a lot about what health problems you may encounter. By checking into your past, you will have a better gauge of what the future may hold.

So here’s how you can jump start the conversation about family history at your dinner table this Thanksgiving.

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Topics: healthy life

Physicians of North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group Named Top Doctors

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Tue, Oct 03, 2017

Nine doctors with North Ohio Heart/Ohio Medical Group are among the nearly 885 top physicians in 70 specialities selected for Cleveland Magazine’s annual list of top doctors.

Cardiologists Kara Quan, David Joyce, Geetha Mohan, Michael Vacante and Philip Wendschuh were honored along with family medicine doctors Matthew Schaeffer and Deborah Vicario and internal medicine physicians Mohammed Khan and Kala Ravichandran. They are joined by more than 300 physicians from University Hospitals.

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Topics: healthy life

What Happens When You Get Sunburned

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

Sometimes, even with your best protection efforts, it happens: You get sunburned. While on the surface, it’s easy to see the effects of sunburn — red, irritated skin that aches and is hot to the touch — most of us never stop to consider what actually happens to our bodies when we get sunburned. Sure, we know that sun protection is important and sunburn is best avoided. But do we really know why?

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Topics: healthy life, sun damage

3 Breathing Exercises for Stress Relief

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Thu, May 25, 2017

Breathing is the most important function of the human body. It not only keeps us alive; it can also improve our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. People who do breathing exercises regularly find that proper breathing can alleviate stress, anxiety, anger, and even depression. Here are 3 breathing exercises that you can do to get rid of stress for a healthy life:

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Topics: depression, healthy life, stress

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

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