Health

Cleveland Clinic Euclid Hospital, others, receive A's in latest Leapfrog Group Safety Grade

Cleveland Clinic Euclid Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.  Other east side Cleveland Clinic hospitals receiving A grades include Main Campus, Hillcrest, South Pointe and Marymount Hospitals.

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Volume 11, Issue 6, Posted 11:49 AM, 06.07.2020

Can a Weak Core Leave your Back Feeling Sore?

     Did you know that if your core is strong and well-conditioned, there is a lesser likelihood for flare ups of low back pain? Your abdominal muscles work in conjunction with your lumbar paraspinal muscles to help stabilize your lumbar spine.

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Volume 11, Issue 6, Posted 11:49 AM, 06.07.2020

Coping with Stress and Anxiety

Many people are casually aware of Moore Counseling and Mediation Services (MCMS). I would be willing to guess that most people look at us as a drug and alcohol treatment center and aren’t aware of the range of other services we provide.

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Volume 11, Issue 5, Posted 5:48 PM, 05.07.2020

Can I still Volunteer?

Research shows that people who volunteer are more healthier mentally and physically because they have something to look forward to. They have an outlet to offer their skills, talents, time and energy for a specific cause.

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Volume 11, Issue 5, Posted 5:48 PM, 05.07.2020

Cloth Masks Needed for Visitors and Hospice Home Care Family Members

Hospice of the Western Reserve (HWR)  is asking for the community’s support to pitch in and make hand-made, fabric face masks. The masks will be distributed to the nonprofit agency’s visitors and home care family members to assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

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Volume 11, Issue 5, Posted 5:48 PM, 05.07.2020

A Spiritual Journey to Being Awakened

WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER... Words that reflect the energy of a one world society created by one infinite source.  The following prayer is offered to support that awareness and serves to help us  heal through Divine universal love. 

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Volume 11, Issue 5, Posted 5:48 PM, 05.07.2020

Show yourself what you are made of with Free Spring Coaching

More than ever thriving and surviving are for front in our lives. While we as a community and World wait for the outcome of this pandemic we still must LIVE, ADJUST and become POSITIVE for ourselves to show family and friends we can be resourceful and resilient.

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Volume 11, Issue 4, Posted 4:26 PM, 04.01.2020

Cleveland Clinic Launches Eight-Week Health Challenge in Euclid / Collinwood

Cleveland Clinic is offering a free eight-week health challenge for the Euclid / Collinwood communities. This fun competition will build on the success of the 2019 health challenge, which saw participants lower their blood pressure, lose weight and learn how to lead a healthy lifestyle. The next challenge kicks off on March 4, 2020 with an event from 5:30-8:30pm at Euclid Hospital Waltz Auditorium, 18901 Lake Shore Boulevard in Euclid. The kick-off event will include an introduction to the program, initial health screenings, educational information and light refreshments. The eight-week program includes group exercise sessions and health talks with Cleveland Clinic caregivers and other lifestyle management professionals in the community. Pre - and post-challenge health screenings are performed to help participants track their progress and celebrate their success. The program is free, but registration is required. To register or for more information, visit clevelandclinic.org/HCI, call 216.692.8969, or email acoughli@ccf.org or mmack@ccf.org.

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 5:26 PM, 03.09.2020

Heroin Epidemic: It won't happen to my kid

There is a Heroin Epidemic that is killing our kids, and it isn't going away, it's only getting worse.  No one wants to talk about it and everyone thinks it won't affect them.  I used to think that way until 2012 when I found out my daughter was using and less than 9 months later we lost her to an overdose. Back then it was just the beginning of Heroin taking a hold in cities all across our country, and I knew nothing about the drug much less how to help my daughter. Now you have Fentanyl mixed with Heroin and the deaths are increasing. 

You probably think "It won't happen to my kid", and I pray it doesn't because the loss is devastating.  But odds are the life of someone you love or know will be changed because of Heroin.  So what can you do to help them?  You can start by not being ashamed because of their addiction.  If you are ashamed or afraid to talk about it how can you expect an addict to feel comfortable enough to ask you for help.

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 5:25 PM, 03.09.2020

Coronavirus: How to Build Your Immune System

The onset of the Coronavirus and its rapid spread has caused much concern.  What everyone needs to realize is that your immune system must be strengthened to protect yourself.

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 5:25 PM, 03.09.2020

Let's Get Really Honest

I am Natalie-Jo  Flynn Founder and CEO of Move That Mountain Health & Life Coaching.  It is my mission to spark curiosity towards wellness in our community and inspire you to beome the CEO of your health and wellness. 

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 5:25 PM, 03.09.2020

Cleveland Clinic Euclid Hospital Cares for the Community

Cleveland Clinic Euclid Hospital has been part of the Euclid and Collinwood communities since 1952 when it moved from Glenville to its current location.  The hospital has a strong history of caring for the community, which is a tradition that continues today. Nationally renowned specialties include sub-acute (skilled nursing) care, neuro-rehabilitation, emergency medicine, senior behavioral health, geriatric assessment, orthopaedics and outpatient rehabilitation.  The hospital continues to invest in improving the services offered for patients.  In fall of 2019, Euclid Hospital opened a new Senior Behavioral Medicine Unit.  The $3.1 million investment created increased living space for Euclid Hospital behavioral medicine patients with rooms, dining and common areas.  Currently, a $1 million inpatient pharmacy upgrade is underway, to be completed in April, and a $600,000 renovation to the aquatic therapy pool is scheduled to begin this spring. 

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 5:25 PM, 03.09.2020

University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s caps 18-month strategic growth with acquisition of two prominent pediatric practices

CLEVELAND – After 18 months of strategic growth initiatives, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s (UH Rainbow) now provides comprehensive and integrated care to more children in Northeast Ohio than ever before.  The physicians of two prominent practices – Green Road Pediatrics in South Euclid and KidsFirst Pediatrics in Willoughby Hills – chose to join UH Rainbow for the more than 20,000 children they see annually.

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Volume 11, Issue 2, Posted 5:53 PM, 02.05.2020

Be Sugar Wise

I am Natalie-Jo Founder and CEO of Move That Mountain Health & Life Coaching.  It is such a privilege to write this column each month for the past 19 months and counting. 

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Volume 11, Issue 2, Posted 5:53 PM, 02.05.2020

Cleveland Clinic Euclid Hospital, others, receive A's in latest Leapfrog Group Safety Grade

Cleveland Clinic Euclid Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ in the fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care (Leapfrog news release).  Other east side Cleveland Clinic hospitals receiving A grades include Main Campus, Hillcrest, South Pointe and Marymount Hospitals.

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Volume 10, Issue 12, Posted 6:26 PM, 12.02.2019

December Happy Hippy Mama

Happy December All,

We are happy and excited to welcome the Christmas season into our home.  The guests from out of town, the delicious food, and the fun outings top our list. Gift-giving and receiving is fun, but it is the joy of spending time together with family and friends that warms my heart. 

I am looking forward to cookie baking, tree trimming, and gift wrapping with those I love. At the same time, I am aware of the need to slow down, breathe, and remember what this season is truly about.  To remember that pausing and taking care of myself is equally important. Life is short, enjoy the holidays, don’t kill yourself trying to make them perfect. You are enough. :) 

This month I am sharing part of an article I wrote for Wish Cleveland, about three businesses (who would be great to support during this busy holiday season)  that are using the social enterprise model.  They seek to balance successful businesses with social goals. They work to tackle social problems, improve people's lives and futures, support local communities, and/or help the environment in ways that benefit their neighbors and their neighborhoods.  Amazing right? 

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Volume 10, Issue 12, Posted 6:26 PM, 12.02.2019

Glimpses of the Stars by James Page

I turst we all survived the retrograde Mercury period in one piece even though in my experience there was a power outage in my apartment complex and some computer and printer issues at a community center I use frequently as well as some irritating delays and interruptions several times as I went through my daily routine.

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Volume 10, Issue 12, Posted 6:26 PM, 12.02.2019

A Spiritual Journey to Awaken the Real You

Tis the season to be jolly?   How many times have you heard that and said "Bha Humbug!" The true meaning of this joy-filled season becomes manifest within you as you give, unconditionally, gifts of yourself... through impersonal love, peace and liberty to all.  The gifts of compassion, wisdom and encouragement, gift wrapped in love, are the pathways to living the true spirit of the many new births through world philosophies and religions that are taking place this month.  Whether you celebrate Christmas, Kwanzaa, Dwalii, Hanukah or another spiritual practice, the guidance to true joy is by going within to see the radiant spirit within all of creation.  Blessings to you this joyous season.

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Volume 10, Issue 12, Posted 6:26 PM, 12.02.2019

Holiday Grief

Most people are excited and happy during the holiday season.  This unfortunately is not the case for everyone.  Many people dread the holidays.  For some of us the holidays bring memories of loved ones who are no longer with us.  Others may be grieving the loss of the way things used to be, as a result of a divorce, separation, or other loss.  Whatever the situation, we should remember and respect those that may be grieving during this season.  Grief is a normal reaction to loss of any kind.  Grief is painful.  It is experiencing one of the most painful emotions in life.  Be kind to yourself if you are grieving and try not to judge yourself.  There is no recipe for the grieving process.  I often tell my clients to allow themselves to feel and experience their grief.  Many people find ways to do this by honoring the memories of the past.   Holidays can magnify the loss and we may find ourselves wanting to isolate and avoid the celebrations.

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Volume 10, Issue 12, Posted 6:26 PM, 12.02.2019

Treating the Whole You with Synergy

While a holistic and interdisciplinary approach to physical therapy sets Synergy Physical Therapy and Wellness apart from other practices, there is still so much more to be found at Synergy with their different treatment styles and services offered.

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Volume 10, Issue 11, Posted 4:14 PM, 11.11.2019

A Spiritual Journey to Awaken the Real You

This season traditionally is a time of harvesting the rewards from the seeds that you planted throughout the year.   Is this true for you?  Have you made progress or accomplished what you had planned for yourself and your family?  Human nature gives us opportunity to procrastinate.  We can all be guilty of putting off difficult tasks or difficult discussions in the desire to change behaviors, attitudes and commitments thereby  living a healthier and more fulfilling life. 

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Volume 10, Issue 11, Posted 4:14 PM, 11.11.2019

How we eat matters

Hello Holiday Season 2019- Are you Destined to repeat an unwanted scenario?

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Volume 10, Issue 11, Posted 4:14 PM, 11.11.2019

Glimpses of the Stars

Mercury retrograde and the astrological phenomenon known as Retrogradation is reflective of what is happening this Fall season.   This is one of the more specific astrological influences which is being discussed more and more in the public circle.

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Volume 10, Issue 11, Posted 4:14 PM, 11.11.2019

Celebrating Recovery

National Recovery Month is a national observance held every September to shed light on the fact that those with mental and substance use disorders are able to live healthy and rewarding lives with the assistance of substance use treatment and behavioral health services. This observance celebrates the millions of Americans who are in recovery from behavioral health and substance use disorders, reminding us that treatment is effective, and that people can, and do, recover.

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Volume 10, Issue 10, Posted 10:31 AM, 10.06.2019

Which Health Nut Are You?

There are many types of health nuts - I am a combo of several! Are YOU any of these health nuts?

My cousins are the oxalate educators & avoiders- for good reason- especially concerning kidney stones and other ailments usually unknowingly caused by high oxalate diets.

Then I know some people that blame all their ailments on parasites. And they know how to hopefully avoid them and kill them off if they inhabit their bodies.

Then there’s the “candida soldiers” who avoid any foods that make yeast grow! Good idea!  Check out “The Yeast Connection” by William Crook.

We all know those vegans who think all meats are unhealthy - (my opinion some are! ) and they eat anything that never had a face - plus and I agree -it’s cruel to animals,  ( but I still eat some, & occasionally feel guilty) But the Bible says it’s okay.

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Volume 10, Issue 10, Posted 10:31 AM, 10.06.2019

Eat The Rainbow

As your local Health and Wellness coach I listen to the concerns of our community, You want to be healthier, change your habits, you know what to do but just cannot seem to do it and stick to it. 

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Volume 10, Issue 10, Posted 10:31 AM, 10.06.2019

Hospice of the Western Reserve Earns National Honor for Innovative Palliative Care Program

Western Reserve Navigator (WRN), a home-based palliative care program provided by Hospice of the Western Reserve, was recognized as one of three programs in the U.S. expanding the reach of palliative and end-of-life care in their community. Palliative care focuses on providing relief from symptoms and improving the quality of life for people living with advanced illness.

The Circle of Life Award®, now in its 20th year, shines a light on programs and organizations that can serve as models or inspiration for other providers. Hospice of the Western Reserve received the award Friday, July 26, at the American Hospital Association’s annual Leadership Summit in San Diego.

 “The work of this year’s honorees represents the most innovative and creative thinking in end-of-life care,” said AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack. “Through the use of technology, integrated systems of care and community support, these programs have raised the bar for meeting the needs of patients and their families.”  

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Volume 10, Issue 9, Posted 5:24 PM, 09.08.2019