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What Are the Risk Factors for Breast Cancer?

Posted by Lake Health on Sep 27, 2018 11:33:00 AM

Topics: Wellness, Cancer, Women's Health

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:

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How Do You Build Healthy Bones?

Posted by Integrative Medicine Team on Aug 29, 2018 11:06:00 AM

Topics: Wellness, Nutrition

As we venture through life, we may start to notice that we tend to break bones easier than before. This is due to the loss of bone density. Bone density is the amount of calcium and other minerals found in your bones. We start to lose that density over time.

Melinda Wivell, RDN, LD, a registered dietitian with the Lake Health Integrative Medicine team, give tips on foods and other sources that are enriched with calcium and vitamin D to help maintain your bone density.

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My Vegetarian Child Is Going Off To Camp: How Can I Help Them Plan Meals?

Posted by Integrative Medicine Team on Aug 7, 2018 2:02:00 PM

Topics: Wellness, Healthy Diet, Nutrition, Kids, Parenting

As a parent, you want your child to eat healthy and nutritious foods that give them the energy they need to play and grow. A plant-based diet is one of these options. Spending a week at camp is a tradition that many children love – it provides new adventures, fun friendships and a chance to enjoy activities independently from their parents. If your child follows a vegetarian or vegan eating style, you may worry he or she will go hungry at sleepaway camp. Melinda Wivell, RDN, LD, a registered dietitian with the Lake Health Integrative Medicine team, gives her top tips for sticking to a plant-based eating style away from home:

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Plant-based Diets for Children: Healthy or Not?

Posted by Integrative Medicine Team on Jul 31, 2018 1:31:00 PM

Topics: Wellness, Nutrition, Kids

Childhood obesity is on the rise in the United States. Even the prevalence of pre-diabetes and diabetes is increasing in children. Families are busier than ever, while also more sedentary than previous generations. School lunch choices are mostly processed, fatty, sugary foods.

Melinda Wivell, RDN, LD, a registered dietitian with the Lake Health Integrative Medicine team, discusses how a plant-based diet for elementary aged children can be a healthy alternative to the traditional American diet:

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Stress-free Summers

Posted by Integrative Medicine Team on Jul 14, 2018 2:18:00 PM

Topics: Wellness, Kids

Summer can disrupt your normal routine. Summer break for kids, yard work, fairs and festivals, picnics, reunions, family vacations and a chance to enjoy longer days – summer is chock full of unique activities you don’t want to miss. This can certainly add stress as we try to fit everything in! That’s why it’s important to manage your time well during the summer, so you can focus on enjoying the season. Emma Giardini, a wellness coach with the Lake Health Integrative Medicine team, gives her top tips for getting the most out of the season with less stress:

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Understanding and Treating Seasonal Depression

Posted by Lake Health on Mar 8, 2018 2:22:00 PM

Topics: Wellness, Mental Health

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:

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What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Posted by Integrative Medicine Team on Dec 27, 2017 3:11:00 PM

Topics: Wellness, Integrative Medicine


Naturopathic medicine is a unique practice of medicine that combines natural therapeutic techniques with traditional medicine. Jacob Wolf, ND, LAc, Dipl OM, naturopathic provider and licensed oriental medicine provider, answers common questions about naturopathy: 

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Managing Stress Naturally

Posted by Integrative Medicine Team on Dec 21, 2017 6:35:00 PM

Topics: Wellness, Integrative Medicine, Stress


Everyday stress can take a toll. Jacob
 Wolf, naturopathic provider at Lake Health, talks about the “rest and digest” state of your nervous system and how to reach this more relaxed state. Deep breathing, acupuncture and herbal tea can all help reduce stress. Hear more about Jacob’s approach to decreasing stress:

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What Can Acupuncture Treat?

Posted by Integrative Medicine Team on Dec 18, 2017 2:09:00 PM

Topics: Wellness, Integrative Medicine

When you think of acupuncture, you may think of pain relief. Acupuncture can effectively help manage pain, plus a lot more. Susan Kim, DC, FIAMA, CCN, CSCS, explains how acupuncture can treat a wide variety of issues, such as migraines and infertility: 

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Treating Fibromyalgia with Acupuncture

Posted by Integrative Medicine Team on Dec 14, 2017 6:37:00 PM

Topics: Wellness, Integrative Medicine

Over 3.7 million Americans suffer with diagnosed fibromyalgia. It’s a common and chronic condition that causes pain and tenderness in joints, muscles and tendons. Acupuncture may help. Susan Kim, DC, FIAMA, CCN, CSCS, explains how: 

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