Health

Introducing: Health Hugs from Move That Mountain Health Coaching, by Natalie

Hug 1: Eating fruits and veggies in their peak season offer the most nutrients and best flavors over those bought out of season from unnatural farming. This time of year, we have the yummiest fruits available, soon apples and fall veggies will be here. Enjoy our fresh summer fruits while in season. 

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Volume 9, Issue 8, Posted 9:04 AM, 08.04.2018

Deer Bring Ticks

(Please see this link to a New York Times Science article about deer bringing ticks and disease into suburbs.  I see a lot of deer between E. 250th and E. 272nd.  ) 

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Volume 9, Issue 6, Posted 11:05 AM, 06.07.2018

Laughter as a Spiritual Gift

Have you been blessed to know someone who laughs often and as such you find yourself laughing too, or at least smiling?  Laughter is a true spiritual gift that is meant to be shared.  You may say "there is nothing to laugh about".  How about just laughing for the sake of energizing your body and mind?  Yes, when you are having a down moment or day, place your hands on your belly, your abdomen, and do a deep belly laugh.  We`ve seen enough Santa movies to know that kind of laugh.  It's fun and energizing as you become more comfortable doing this movement.  Your natural sound is Ho Ho Ho.  Next, move your hands up to your heart area and laugh again with the sounds Ha Ha Ha.   Don't stop until you reach your head with the next sound of He He He.  By now your hands are on top of your head and you are feeling a little silly but more energized than before.  These are the foundational steps to Laughter Yoga which when practiced often has encouraged the sense of  "feeling better`.  When we feel better we are more likely and able to enjoy the day.  Try this laughter practice with friends and family.   Laugh through a song instead of singing the words especially at a birthday party.  Or just laugh...it's fun and healthy for you. 

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Volume 9, Issue 6, Posted 11:05 AM, 06.07.2018

Senator Kenny Yuko Hosting Euclid Opiate Town Hall

Ohio Senator Kenny Yuko and Moore Counseling & Mediation Services, Inc. will co-host an opiate town hall on Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.  The town hall is yet another opportunity for community members, leaders, law enforcement and treatment providers to come together to fight the opiate epidemic together.

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Volume 9, Issue 5, Posted 4:48 PM, 05.10.2018

Big Heart Yoga: some changes made but everything Euclid loves is staying the same

Job stress took Kerianne Sidoti to the mat, the yoga mat. The slang "go to the mat"points to fighting, struggle. The surprise for Kerianne was that the yoga mat gave her the opposite. It gave her: relaxing, opening, strength and discovery - discovering how her body works, how her mind works. That discovery translated into the A-word, Awareness.

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Volume 9, Issue 3, Posted 11:09 AM, 03.10.2018

National Infant Immunization Week 2018 Is April 21st Through April 28th

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrate the achievements of immunization programs and their partners in promoting healthy communities.

 Since 1994, hundreds of communities across the United States have joined together to celebrate the critical role vaccination plays in protecting our children, communities, and public health.

 Learn about the vaccines your baby needs from a reliable source.  CDC’s vaccine website for parents explains the diseases vaccines prevent, immunization schedule, possible side effects, how to comfort your baby during vaccine visits, and more:  www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/index.html

 Join the Cuyahoga County Board of Health in our effort to keep children in Northeast Ohio healthy by making sure your baby is up to date on all recommended vaccines.

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Volume 9, Issue 3, Posted 11:09 AM, 03.10.2018

Flu Prevention Tips

WHY GET A FLU SHOT?

Flu shots work well to protect many people. 

If more people get the flu shot, it’s harder for the virus to spread. 

By staying healthy, you can help to keep your family members and co-workers from getting sick. 

If you do get the flu, a flu shot will make your symptoms less severe. 

There is a place near you that offers the flu shot.

Visit https://vaccinefinder.org to see a list.

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Volume 9, Issue 1, Posted 4:06 PM, 01.15.2018

2018 Medicare Changes

Seniors can celebrate their two percent raise in social security benefit starting with their January payments. Typically, the increase came with a corresponding increase in the cost of the Part B which nullified any advantage, but this year some of the costs will remain the same.

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Volume 8, Issue 12, Posted 10:03 AM, 12.08.2017

A Guide to Grieving During the Holidays

Many people think about making resolutions in the New Year. Lose weight, eat better, exercise more and spend less are common examples of resolutions long forgotten by the first of February. For those grieving a death, resolutions may be the farthest thing from the mind. But perhaps your resolution might be mindfully adjusting to the absence of your loved one. Adjusting to the loss includes making meaning of the life changes brought on by the death. Here are some things to consider:

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Volume 8, Issue 12, Posted 10:03 AM, 12.08.2017

Medication Madness

When Marie was discharged from the hospital, she had prescriptions for ingesting twenty one pills a day, from nine different bottles. The directives were as varied as the drugs: take three or four times a day, or every twelve hours, in the morning/evening/with meals, along with listed times of when the last dose was dispensed. It was overwhelming and mistakes were made.

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Volume 8, Issue 11, Posted 1:17 PM, 11.03.2017

Free Art Therapy Workshops Offer Hope and Healing

Are you grieving the loss of a love one?  Healing Arts Workshops use art therapy to provide grieving people with a creative outlet for their feelings. The free workshops are offered by Hospice of the Western Reserve to any adult in the community who is grieving a loss.  Anyone can enroll, whether or not they had a loved one cared for hospice. No art experience is necessary. The workshops are made possible through funding from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 4:31 PM, 09.14.2017

Picking An Exercise

In chiropractic we focus on getting our patients to be active and perform as many of their daily activities as possible. Many times people come in and they are looking to make pain go away so that they can begin to do more exercise.  Many times we get asked: what the best form of exercise?

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Volume 8, Issue 8, Posted 12:15 PM, 08.04.2017

Pregnant Women Needed for Research Study!

We are looking for pregnant women who are interested in participating in a research study. Our goal is to better understand the relationship between physical and mental stress and mental health.

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 11:11 AM, 07.07.2017

Biking

Biking is a great activity for people who may have low back, knee, or other lower limb issues because it does not cause excessive jolting like running will do. However, back and neck pain from biking can occur and is a problem that chiropractors help with.  Your posture and the bike that you use are common mistakes that people make which may lead to back pain.

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 11:11 AM, 07.07.2017

Rights To Rehab

In 2007, Glenda Jimmo, a 78 year old mother of four was denied necessary  at  home skilled care for  home health services on the basis of non-improvement.  She suffered from a partially amputated leg and was legally blind from complications due to diabetes. After multiple appeals to Medicare were exhausted to no avail, Glenda sought help from Legal Aid in Vermont in January of 2011.

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 5:55 PM, 06.13.2017

VA Benefits & Medicare

The Veterans Administration is a great resource for our retired veterans, but is it enough to offer full coverage for all their benefits or are there some gaps in the coverage you may need?

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 4:01 PM, 05.07.2017

Attention Golfers!

Chiropractic has been helping golfers deal with low back pain long time now! Back pain is the most common injury that a golfer will experience. The golf swing puts stress onto the spine.

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 4:01 PM, 05.07.2017

Children’s Grief Support Camps Provide Support Amid Beauty of Nature

Looking for a summer camp to support a grieving child or teen, or a meaningful way for your whole family to memorialize a loved one? One of the lesser known community services offered by Hospice of the Western Reserve’s bereavement center is a series of children’s grief support camps and family days held in beautiful natural settings throughout Northern Ohio.

The camps are offered at a nominal cost and are made possible through the support of the Conway Family Foundation, Christ Child Society of the Western Reserve, CRL David Foundation, the Goldner Family and many individual donors. No connection to hospice services is necessary to attend one of the camps.

This summer, camps are planned in a variety of natural outdoor settings to help children share their feelings and ask questions in safe, supportive environments. All of the camps are led by trained grief support professionals experienced in working with children and teens. Two family days – appropriate for children and adults of all ages – are also planned. For more information or to register for one of the camps, call 216.486.6838.

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 4:01 PM, 05.07.2017

How Much Will You Pay for Your Part B?

Charlie is 64 and preparing for Medicare and retirement. He scans the internet availing himself with a multitude of minutiae in his attempt to bolster his balustrade for surviving retirement and living on a limited income.  He weighs the pros and cons of a proposed buy out from the company, when to start his social security benefit and how to structure his debt with his future lifestyle.

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 5:16 PM, 04.11.2017

Learn To Run For Fun!

Once the weather warms up we notice how much the winter slows us down. If you are just a beginner in running, then there are some things to keep in mind. Stretching is great, but you do want a 3-5 minute light warm up (jog, jumping jacks, etc.) for your muscles before doing a deep stretch. This will help prevent injuries and give you a better stretch.

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 5:16 PM, 04.11.2017

Autism Treatment Success Awareness

Autism Awareness must be more than just disorder awareness. It must be about educating the village on what to do, how to act, where to go and how to help. I do not have a child with autism, but I do have three children. I don’t have a niece or nephew with autism, but I do have a niece and nephews. I know what autism is, but I don’t know what to do about it, how to treat it or how to help a family with a child with autism…up until now.

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 5:16 PM, 04.11.2017

Spine Friendly Gardening Tips

Gardening can be a fun hobby, healthy activity, and helps get you out of the house after a long winter! There are a few things to keep in mind while getting out into the garden to help avoid back pain. After being held in the house all winter your back will thank you if you stretch, especially in the direction of any activity you will be doing that day. Before you get started, make sure your tools are sharpened. As you get started with the real work, use shorter strokes with your tools and take a few extra breaks until you get back into the swing of things. It’s a good idea to switch positions or take a break every 20-30 minutes. If you are going to be down near the ground for a long time, sit on a stool! Extreme bending for 2 hours isn’t great for even a “good” spine. Keep a good posture as often as possible, and remember that bending and twisting at the same time is a bad for your spine. When lifting, keep heavier objects close to your body, and tighten up your abs to take pressure off of your spine. Use a wheelbarrow or get some help if you are unsure or think there is a risk of injury. If you get persistent low back or neck pain after tilling the garden, then it is a good idea to get the spine checked out! Call our office for an appointment at 216-938-7889 or check us out on our website infieldchiropracticclinic.com. We are located in downtown Euclid, feel free to stop by and check us out!

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Volume 8, Issue 3, Posted 4:01 PM, 03.09.2017

Under Observation

Sara was experiencing extreme pain in her lower back and went to the emergency room. She resided in a Cleveland area hospital for five days and had back surgery to alleviate her condition.  Unfortunately, she was never admitted to the hospital, even though she occupied a room for five days. Original Medicare states that a patient must be admitted for three days to be eligible for the skilled nursing benefit, otherwise known as rehab.

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Volume 8, Issue 3, Posted 4:01 PM, 03.09.2017

Rose-Mary Enhances Care for Children

Rose-Mary is transforming the way it provides for children with developmental disabilities in Cuyahoga County. The agency recently transferred all of its residents who resided at the main facility into seven new innovative community homes, and it is expanding trauma responsive care training to all employees. 

The seven new community homes, which were opened during the second half of 2016 at locations throughout Cuyahoga County, each house four to six children or young adults. Previously, all of Rose-Mary’s young residents lived in the Rose-Mary Center in Euclid. The change from a single, large facility to multiple smaller homes will help better integrate the children with their communities. Further, Rose-Mary staff members at each location will be able to develop programs specific to their homes. This will help them build stronger relationships with the children and their families. 

“We are continuing the ministry that is Rose-Mary, and moving it forward,” said Gina Kerman, Executive Director at Rose-Mary. “We believe that all people should have a place to call home, whether or not they have a disability. We work with the children and adults to form connections that are only possible by shopping, working, and playing in the communities where they live, just like we do.” 

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Volume 8, Issue 3, Posted 4:01 PM, 03.09.2017

How to Starve Prostate Cancer

Euclid resident Larry Day was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer in 2013. “My PSA tests were normal. I thought I just had an enlarged prostate,” he says.

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Volume 7, Issue 10, Posted 7:46 PM, 10.03.2016

Bushels of New Vendors at the 2016 Euclid Farmers' Market

Let’s ask the sun to shine every Friday from June 3 to October 7 so all can enjoy the Euclid Farmers’ Market! Visit each week as the market evolves with the season. Look for flowers and plants for the garden as well as berries early in the season, and then more produce as the summer unfolds. Local singer-songwriter Bill Hatch performs the second Friday of every month from 4-6 PM.

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Volume 7, Issue 6, Posted 10:44 AM, 06.11.2016

Updates and Announcements from Your Neighborhood Hospital

Euclid Hospital has been the primary source of healthcare for the Collinwood and Euclid communities for over 100 years.  Recently, we were awarded the Blue Cross Blue Shield Distinction Center designation, which honors healthcare facilities that meet nationally established criteria in delivering quality, specialized care safely and effectively. We’ve also made the grade when it comes to patient safety by becoming one of only 44 organizations in Ohio to earn an “A” rating in the recent Leapfrog Hospital survey.

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Volume 7, Issue 5, Posted 5:03 PM, 05.05.2016

Ultimate Body Transformers Hosts Free Event at Sims Park

Ultimate Body Transformers, LLC, a Euclid-based fitness studio, dedicated to providing holistic, organicand sustainable health habits for everyday people, this week announced they will be hosting a FREE event at Sims Park this May 27, 2016.  The only plant-based fitness center in Northeast Ohio, Ultimate Body Transformers provides all needed nutritional info for members right from their facility.

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Volume 7, Issue 5, Posted 5:03 PM, 05.05.2016

Euclid Hospital Hosts Stroke Awareness Event May 26

Euclid Hospital caregivers Jessica Tramontozzi, RN, CCM, Primary Stroke Program Manager and Kurt Karis, Clinical Data Abstractor, recently went to Euclid City Hall to meet with Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer Gail regarding stroke awareness.

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Volume 7, Issue 5, Posted 5:03 PM, 05.05.2016

“Have You Heard? CVS Pharmacy Offers Hearing Services”

Having a hearing evaluation is as important as having an eye examination. There are many causes of hearing loss and only a thorough hearing examination can determine the nature and degree of hearing loss and treatment options. Chronic health conditions may contribute to hearing loss such as diabetes and heart disease. Among seniors, hearing loss is one of the most prevalent medical conditions following arthritis and hypertension (University of California, San Francisco, Department of Neurology)

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Volume 7, Issue 4, Posted 6:02 PM, 04.06.2016

Communicating with Dementia

Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions, and body language.  As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect.  Mount St. Joseph Rehab Center at 21800 Chardon Road in Euclid, will host an evening event with the Alzheimer’s Association to explore and identify strategies. Strategies can help you to connect and communicate at each stage of this disease.  The community is welcome to attend this free event and light refreshments will be served.  The event will be held on Tuesday, March 29 at 7:00 p.m.  Please call 800-272-3900 to RSVP. 

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Volume 7, Issue 3, Posted 1:22 PM, 03.06.2016

Euclid Veteran Honored with Trip to Nation's Capital

Artis Smith, a Euclid resident, ViaQuest hospice patient and Vietnam veteran, was nominated and selected to participate in the Honor Flight Cleveland’s TLC, “Their Last Chance,” program. Through this program, the Honor Flight pays tribute to our veterans by providing them with an all-expenses-paid day trip to Washington D.C. Once there, they tour the capital and visit the various memorials that pay tribute to their service.

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Volume 7, Issue 1, Posted 5:30 PM, 01.02.2016

How to Prevent Falls

As the winter season approaches and the snow and ice start to fall, it is time to place extra focus on reducing your risk of falling.  The rehabilitation team from Mount St. Joseph Rehab Center would like to share these fall prevention tips.

1) Keep moving – exercise and physical fitness help to improve balance and prevent falls

2) Wear sensible shoes with good traction, indoors and out

3) Clear pathways – keep boxes, newspapers, electrical cords, tables and rugs out of high traffic areas.  Keep your driveways and sidewalks clear of snow and ice.

4) Light up your living space – use adequate lighting in and around your home, day and night, to allow you to see obstacles and changes in surfaces.

5) Use an assistive device to help with balance if you are at risk for falling.

6) Speak to your doctor about physical therapy if you fall often or present with decreased balance.

Be careful and stay safe!

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Volume 6, Issue 12, Posted 4:50 PM, 12.06.2015