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Talking turkey

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If you’re feeling a bit uneasy about cooking for Thanksgiving, we understand. It’s a lot of pressure. How do you cook it? How do you serve it? How do you accommodate family and friends who are watching their waistlines? Tip No. 1: If you don’t need to present the whole turkey for carving at the table, cook a turkey breast instead. If you start with a fresh turkey breast, you don’t have to worry about thawing it in time to cook for dinner. It will probably come with directions and a pop-up timer, but here are the basics: A 5-pound …Read More >

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Learning to walk again

Categories: News  /  rehabilitation  /  Technology  /  trauma

For those who’ve found it hard to walk after an injury or a stroke, technology can help them relearn how to walk. The Ekso exoskeleton is a kind of wearable robot that allows patients to stand and walk. Sensors in the device control its movements as the patient shifts weight. “It’s kind of a training tool to help the patient figure out how to weight shift so that they can get back to the normal pattern of walking,” said Gabrielle Canales, a physical therapist at University Health System’s Reeves Rehabilitation Center, where the device is used. Ms. Canales has been …Read More >

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Health in the headlines

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Need to catch up on the latest health news? We’ve gathered the highlights for you. Remember Tupperware parties? The latest trend is geared toward women who are postponing motherhood. Is your pill squealing on you? The FDA approved a new digital pill that tells your doctor if and when you’ve swallowed your medicine. Need another reason to see someone about your sleep apnea? It might raise the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Thought you had your blood pressure under control? Maybe not. Is pop fizzling? Fewer Americans are choosing soft drinks. And is too much screen time making your kid depressed? …Read More >

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The best fright is fun fright. How to be safe on Halloween

Categories: Children's Health  /  Emergency care  /  News  /  trauma

Halloween is supposed to be spooky fun. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the busiest nights of the year for emergency departments — including University Hospital’s. It’s not hard to understand why. Lots and lots of happy, energetic kids are circulating through neighborhoods after dark, their excitement overcoming any sense of caution when darting across streets to demand candy at the next available house with decorations and a bright porch light. “Halloween can be the deadliest night of the year for our children,” said Jennifer Northway, director of University Health System’s Injury Prevention Program. “Make sure they are safe.” The chances of …Read More >

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Coming together to fight opioid addiction

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Opioid misuse and addiction is a national crisis worthy of worthy of the attention it’s starting to receive both locally and nationally, a panel of experts said Thursday night. “For me to put it into context, the opioid crisis we discuss tonight is the largest drug epidemic our country has ever seen,” said Dr. Bryan Alsip, executive vice president and chief medical officer of University Health System. “And to give you a comparison, in 2016 more people died from opioid overdose deaths than died from motor vehicle accidents in 1972 or HIV/AIDS in 1995, which were both the peaks of …Read More >

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