Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness

5 Key Ways to Lose Weight After 50

If you think your weight gain may have something to do with midlife stress (aging parents, college tuition bills and managerial responsibilities at work, anyone?), this approach may be especially helpful to have in your weight-loss toolbox. ...
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Join Our Team; The 2018 Cleveland Walk to End Alzheimer’s

We’re team players at Northeast Ohio Boomer and Beyond and Parent magazines. And we want YOU on OUR team!
Join us on Saturday, Oct. 13 for the 2018 Cleveland Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Register to walk with our team (go to the drop-down menu and check Northeast Ohio Parent/Boomer under “Local Teams”) and meet us at the Great Lakes Science Center.
On-site registration is at 8 a.m., the kickoff ceremony is at 10, followed by the walk through downtown Cleveland. Stay for the after-party events.
Not a walker? Consider a donation to this terrific cause. Just check the box online to donate through our team.
Walkers raising $50 or more will get a free limited-edition Boomer and Beyond T-shirt.
To join our team and for more information go act.alz.or
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Shape Up for Summer; Eat at Home

Meals made at home need not mirror those ordered in restaurants. On the contrary, simple is better when it comes to home cooking. Plan your entire meal around a couple of pieces of fresh produce and a wholesome, lean protein. No need for complicated sauces or sides — these are where the harmful calories hide, anyway. ...
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Dental Emergencies: Chip Shape

Broken teeth that remain in one piece have a good chance at replacement, as long as the tooth is kept moist, clean and is placed back in the socket in about an hour's time.   Fractured teeth can be restored, regardless of the time that has passed, as long as good tooth structure remains. The fractured piece can be bonded to the tooth or a composite plastic can replace the structure of the missing tooth. ...
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Shoulder Bursitis: Ask the Ortho

Ask the Orthopedist

 

QUESTION

Why does my shoulder hurt when I lay on my side?

 

ANSWER

The shoulder is a complex joint. It encompasses the union of bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons. Inside the shoulder is also bursa, tiny sacs of fluid that help reduce the friction between moving parts around the shoulder. Bursa serve as a cushion for the moving rotator cuff tendons. The bursa can become painful when inflamed due to an injury, overuse or condition such as rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis.

 

Certain movements may be more painful than others. Patients in our office typically complain of pain when lying on their side, pain when they lift their arm, open a door or carry a heavy object. There may also be some swelling in the area that hurts.

 

Shoulder bursitis can happen to anyone, but those at a higher risk tend to be athletes, farmers, carpenters, gardeners, factory workers and others who perform a specific shoulder movement on a frequent basis.

 

The first step in care for bursitis pain is simply to rest the shoulder and avoid the motions that cause pain as much as you can.

 

Some patients find that wearing a shoulder sling helps make sure they are resting the arm. Ice the area when painful and take over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen or naproxen. Stretching may also help if the bursitis is caused by muscle tightness or a strength imbalance. Your doctor may also give you a localized corticosteroid injection to manage the pain and to control inflammation.

 

When these conservative measures do not provide relief, you may consider regenerative medicine treatments using your own body cells. This treatment works by activating the body’s natural healing process to reduce painful inflammation and activate healing. It involves a relatively simple procedure that takes plasma-rich platelets (PRP) from your own blood and injects them into the shoulder joint after separating them in a centrifuge.

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Hearing Loss, Hearing Gain; Be Your Own Advocate

Tell people what it is like to live with hearing loss. Share information about your experience of wearing hearing aids, including how they work and how they have helped you. Also, point out the limitations of hearing aids; some people may believe that because you wear hearing aids then you should have no difficulty hearing in any situation. ...
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Finding Support for Long-Term Care: Get Help from a Pro – or Two

Planning is also necessary for end-of-life issues. Do I have legal documents for Power of Attorney for healthcare, Durable Power of Attorney for finances and a  Living Will?  Has a trust been set up to protect loved ones? ...
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Don’t Let Heat-Related Illnesses Cramp Your Summer Style

Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to get a drink, by then, Dr. Waters says it’s already too late because the body is showing signs of dehydration –it’s best to drink water frequently to avoid thirst. ...
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