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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

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D in the Winter?

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Thu, Dec 08, 2016

Making sure your body has the vitamin D it needs is easier during the warm, summer months—you can just spend time outside! But now that colder winter weather is here, getting the vitamin D your body needs is a bigger challenge. Not only do the cold temperatures cause us to want to stay inside, but shorter days mean there’s already less sun to go around in the first place. Plus, for most parts of the United States, winter sun rays are more indirect than summer sun rays—meaning your body already isn’t absorbing as many UVB rays as during the summer months.

But why is vitamin D so important? Let’s investigate.

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Topics: vitamin D, healthy life

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