Now that you are pregnant or have recently given birth, your friends and family might joke that “You’ll never sleep again.” While that might be true—and frustrating—don’t be tempted to jeopardize a safe sleep environment in an effort to get your baby to fall asleep. Angie Quirk, RN, director of Lake Health Maternal and Child Services, explains the basics of safe sleep:
A stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain is blocked or bursts, depriving the brain of oxygen. Brain damage can occur within minutes.
Stroke is the nation’s leading cause of adult disability and the third leading cause of death. Early diagnosis and treatment can help lessen a stroke’s long-term effects and increase the chances of survival. Many people having a stroke can’t help themselves. That’s why you should learn the symptoms of a stroke and act FAST*.
When it comes to taking care of ourselves, most women tend to worry more about the health of others than their own. Having a yearly wellness check-up may be an addition to your already overwhelming to-do list, but it’s important to make sure you're in good health before you can take care of others.
Lake Health General Surgeon Eveline Klenotic, DO, explains the importance of breast health and the facts and risk factors of breast cancer:
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month! Did you know early colon cancer often has no symptoms?
Foot pain and foot disorders are common as we get older, making walking or even getting out of a chair difficult. This pain can lead to decreased mobility, which can result in weight gain, weakness and worsening heart health. Melissa Gulosh, DPM, shares important information about common foot problems and treatment options:
An occasional case of the "winter blues" is normal as we deal with the dreary days of winter in Northeast Ohio, but seasonal affective disorder can be much more serious and long-lasting.
Neelima Rao, MD, a primary care physician with Lake Health Physician Group Internal Medicine at Perrico Health Campus, explains seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and how it can be treated:
If you have osteoporosis-or are at risk for developing it-you may wonder what types of exercise are beneficial for you. Following your doctor’s advice for medication, nutrition and exercise can help strengthen your bones and prevent fractures.
Anne Owens, BSN, MA, ERYT, a registered yoga teacher with Lake Health, explains how yoga can be safe and improve bone density:
We all look forward to the warm days of summer! Sunshine, longer days and warmer weather make spending time outside extra enjoyable. However, for those who like to exercise or work outside, it is important to realize the possible risks.