July 28, 2014

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What’s in an Apple?

I am sure you have all heard the saying; “An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away” in truth there is a great deal of credibility to this statement. • Apples do not have fat, cholesterol or sodium… this means that apples may help you maintain healthy heart and a healthy weight. • Apples do Read More…

The Healing Powers of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

By Maureen Keshock, M.D. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has its roots back to 1662, with the construction of a pressurized room by an English physician named Henshaw. The room was pressurized by bellows that raised the air pressure a few pounds per square inch above ambient pressure. Patients in hyperbaric treatment nowadays are placed in a Read More…

Physical Therapy and Low Back Pain

Dr. Gale Hazen If you have experienced low back pain, you are not alone. Approximately one quarter of Americans report experiencing low back pain within the past 3 months at any given time.* Low back pain occurs due to overuse, strain, or injury. This includes too much bending, twisting, lifting, and even too much sitting. Read More…

More Fillers, Botox, in Lieu of Surgery for Facial Rejuvenation

By Norberto R. Marfori, M.D., F.A.C.S. As the specialty of aesthetic surgery evolves to non or mini invasive intervention there is now an overwhelming demand for facial rejuvenation and shorter downtime. With todays technology and advanced medical knowledge there are several treatments available to patients where they can have many procedures done right in the Read More…

The Flu Season Has Arrived

By Ken Pearce Lorain County General Health District Fall is the time of year when many people decide whether or not to get their seasonal flu shots. This year is a little different because people are faced with an additional decision about the H1N1 vaccine. Decisions regarding seasonal flu are usually made by those over Read More…

Love Your Legs Again

By Dr. Dvora Nelson Many people notice the appearance of their veins but they may not appreciate the symptoms that come along with having varicose veins. Swelling, itching, aching and cramps in your leg can all be from varicose veins. Sometimes the pain can be worse at night with restless legs and itching when you Read More…

Retinal Detachment: A Medical Emergency

By David G. Miller, M.D. Retinal detachment is an uncommon but serious medical emergency. It can cause irreversible blindness unless repaired promptly and correctly. The retina is a thin, light-sensitive tissue that lines the back of the eye, almost like wallpaper. It is similar to the film in a camera, developing images and sending them Read More…

BOTOX Cosmetic, Latisse and More…

By K. Anne Jacobs MD, FACS When dealing with this complicated life, it is so important to feel good mentally and physically. Did you ever guess it would be this stressful everyday with children, work, a spouse or an ex-spouse? To handle all of these issues you need to be at the top of your Read More…

Vaccines reduce dangerous diseases

Dr. Paula M. Farner The goal of flu vaccine is to eradicate the disease from the entire world. Dangerous diseases have been reduced because of effective vaccines. Influenza viral infections cause fever, chills, headache, body aches and a cough. Pneumonia and encephalitis due to influenza cause 36,000 deaths annually in the United States alone. Transmission Read More…

Local Physicians Educate the Community

By Eileen Novello Executive Director, Lorain County Medical Society In 2009 the Lorain County Medical Society has focused on educating the citizens of Lorain County. Our theme has been “Be the Best You Can be: Good Sense=Good Health”. Our physicians held two forums open to all citizens, the educational programs were held at DeLuca’s Place Read More…