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Having ‘the talk’ with your aging parents

Monday, November 23, 2015
Have you had the talk? Not that talk with your children. The other talk. The delicate and compassionate talk with your aging parents. Just as you can’t prepare for parenthood, there’s no way to prepare how to become a parent to your parent.

1 birthday + 1 little girl = 75 books for sick children

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Paige is like most second graders. She likes Oreos and Swedish Fish and reading. But, she and her parents have this kooky habit when it comes to birthday presents.

Battling breast cancer – a husband's perspective

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Thousands of breast cancer survivor stories are told every day across the country – inspirational tales of hope, courage and survival.

Mammograms save lives

Monday, October 19, 2015
There’s a huge push during October to help people focus on breast health, breast cancer, and the importance of mammograms. But the truth is, a lot of us would rather wear pink and support breast cancer awareness than have a mammogram.

The purple ribbon tells a story

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Domestic violence is no small problem. It affects one in four women in the United States, and one in seven men. During Domestic Violence Awareness month – and all year long – here are 10 important facts to keep in mind about domestic violence.

Hunting Ridge Elementary Group Pays It Forward (with Lemons)

Thursday, August 13, 2015
When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade, right? Learn from these cool kids.

The skinny on second opinions

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Take 60 seconds to read Lori Anderson’s take on this important topic.

Tougher than cancer

Monday, May 18, 2015
Lori Anderson was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer in 2013. Today, Lori is in complete remission and credits...

Happy Nurses' Week: Part II

Saturday, May 9, 2015
Most of us would probably agree that nobody decides to become a nurse because of the allure and glamour. Here’s a real look at why these nurses signed on, plus their thoughts on what has changed and what has stayed the same in the field of nursing.

Happy Nurses' Week: Part I of NCH Series

Friday, May 8, 2015
If you’ve ever wondered what makes nurses tick, read our tribute blog in honor of National Nurses’ Week. Get their perspective on why they do what they do.

Take control of your health: cancer prevention

Friday, April 10, 2015
Panayota Kleinman, M.D. , director of Medical Staff Services at NCH, will discuss cancer prevention and cancer detection at a free seminar.

It's all about moving forward: My fitness story

Monday, March 23, 2015
Lorna Im, M.D., an anesthesiologist on the medical staff at NCH, is passionate about fitness.

Nervous stomach or something more? The Doctor is In!

Monday, March 16, 2015
Most people should have their first screening colonoscopy at the age of 50.

Pay attention to your colon

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Learn more about good colon health from NCH Gastroenterologist Ami Behara, M.D.

If it can happen to me...

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Pam Goorsky was glad she visited her NCH cardiologist after noticing a funny feeling in her throat.

Be a Quitter: Make the Decision to Stop Smoking

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Quitting smoking isn't easy, and it can be even harder to do alone. The physical addiction to nicotine and the habit of smoking that may have been a part of your life for many years makes it challenging when you want to quit – but NOT impossible.

Be a Loser: Think of losing weight as a lifestyle change

Friday, February 13, 2015
Losing weight isn’t about fitting into the jeans you wore in high school. It’s about getting to a healthy weight for your height, age and gender.

Know your numbers. Know your risk for heart disease.

Thursday, February 12, 2015
It might surprise you to know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. – more than all cancers combined. Knowing your risk factors can help you stay heart healthy.

The beat goes on: cardiothoracic care at NCH

Monday, February 2, 2015
Vu Hoang, M.D., is one of the newest heart surgeons at NCH.

Blanketing patients with kindness: It's going around!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Last April, Brianna Rider-Leiner had an unexpected visit to NCH’s Emergency Department. Knocked flat with stomach flu symptoms and dehydration, the spunky middle schooler was admitted to the Pediatric Unit for observation.

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