Health & Wellness

Helping children cope with loss

While adults experience grief as a prolonged, deep sadness that incorporates shock, disbelief, anger and acceptance (rarely in any orderly pattern), children experience grief in “bearable bits.” A child will seem to bounce from intensity to levity. Somehow, thankfully, children are self-propelled to keep being kids, even in the face of painful realities. 

Experts suggest following a child’s lead in terms of how deeply to talk about loss. The adult’s job is to listen more, talk less. If your child needs concrete answers, it is sometimes helpful to use a medical term to clarify the uniqueness of the situation and to reassure that other loved ones (and your child) are healthy and safe.

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Volume 7, Issue 7, Posted 1:48 PM, 06.30.2014

2014 Screen-Free Week May 5-11

What if we turned off our televisions, computers, smart phones, hand-help electronic devices and video games (except for necessary work) for seven straight days? Perhaps the following: better sleep, increased brain activity, live conversations, walks taken, gardens tended, homes repaired, books read, games played, creativity and exploration, and meaningful connections between families and friends.

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Volume 7, Issue 5, Posted 12:12 PM, 05.05.2014

Dick Mann Memorial Run April 26 benefits kids cancer foundation

Cleveland Heights High School will host the Dick Mann Memorial Fun Run, a two-mile road race/walk, on Saturday, April 26, at 9 a.m. The race honors the  late Dick Mann, track coaching legend, and will benefit University Hospitals Iris S. & Bert Wolstein’s Kids Kicking Cancer Foundation. Awards will be given for the top male and female finisher in each age group.

The Heights High track invitational, the 31st annual Weingart Relays, will take place after the memorial run.

The race will start behind Heights High, on Washington Boulevard, and will end at the Heights High track. The course will cover two miles of Cleveland Heights streets, and will pass through Cain Park.

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Volume 7, Issue 5, Posted 9:38 AM, 04.22.2014

Cleveland Heights programs encourage bicycling

Over the past several years, Cleveland Heights has become measurably more bicycle-friendly according to the League of American Bicyclists, which recognized the city as a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community in autumn 2013, up from an honorable mention grade in 2010.

In the future, the City of Cleveland Heights plans to continue improving infrastructure for bicyclists. The Heights Bicycle Coalition (HBC) will encourage bicycling with group rides and other programs, while the city, the schools and HBC will educate Heights residents of all ages on bicycling and its benefits as a healthy and environmentally-friendly activity.

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Volume 7, Issue 4, Posted 3:15 PM, 03.31.2014

Founder of Center for Integrative Medicine to speak at Fairmount Presbyterian Church Sept. 18

Dr. Mimi Guarneri, a national pioneer in integrative medicine, will be the guest speaker at a William Birkett Williams public lecture at Fairmount Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. She will speak on the topic "Treating the Whole Person: Body, Mind and Spirit."

The lecture, part of Fairmount’s ongoing William Birkett Williams Lecture Series, is free and open to the public.

A cardiologist, Guarneri is the founder and past medical director of the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine in San Diego and the president of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. Integrative medicine addresses the lifestyle and emotional and spiritual needs of patients, as well as their physical needs.

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Volume 6, Issue 10, Posted 12:47 PM, 09.13.2013

Local author to deliver keynote at next Heights Holistic Fair

Warren Grossman, a well-known author and speaker who lives in Shaker Heights, will present a talk titled "Healing is Natural" at the upcoming Heights Holistic Fair.

The fair, the third in a series this year, will be held Oct. 12 and 13 at the Open Office Community Space, located in the former Coventry School building at 2843 Washington Blvd. in Cleveland Heights. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. 

Grossman, author of To Be Healed by the Earth and Earth/Heart, will discuss tools found in nature for healthier, happier living. He will also lead an interactive workshop, "Strong, Pain-Free Feet," sharing methods for relieving foot pain and building a strong foundation to support the body.

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Volume 6, Issue 10, Posted 4:19 PM, 10.01.2013

Join the CureSearch for Childrenís Cancer Walk

Join the 4th annual CureSearch for Children’s Cancer Walk on Saturday, Sept. 28 at Wade Oval, University Circle. Here are some reasons to participate:

  • Besides accidents, cancer is the leading cause of death in children, more than all other childhood diseases combined.
  • Drug companies invest next to nothing on research into children’s cancers. They see no profit in it. While the pharmaceutical industry provides up to 60 percent of the research and development for adult cancer, it provides virtually none for children’s cancer. Most treatments for childhood cancers are modified from adult versions.
  • Despite this disparity in the private sector, the National Cancer Institute spends less than 4 percent of its budget on children’s cancer, and, given the current climate in Washington, its budget is being cut even further.
  • The incidence of pediatric cancer has increased by about 30 percent over the last several years. It is unclear why.
  • Cure rates have increased dramatically, rising from 30 percent to 78 percent in the last three decades. Yet 74 percent of childhood cancer survivors suffer from chronic illnesses, and 40 percent from life-threatening illnesses.
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Volume 6, Issue 9, Posted 10:31 AM, 08.30.2013

Heights senior sprints for gold

At age 70, Stephen Robbins is on fire.

A celebrated author of organizational behavior and management, retired San Diego State University professor, 2005 inductee into the Masters Hall of Fame and a Cleveland Heights resident for five years, Robbins is not one to rest on the laurels of past achievements. Many years ago, Robbins set out to become what he calls “the world's fastest Medicare recipient.”

At this year’s National Senior Games, hosted in Cleveland, Robbins won gold medals in the 100- and 200-meter sprint events. He finished the 100-meter sprint in 13.09 seconds and the 200-meter in 27.33 seconds.

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Volume 6, Issue 9, Posted 10:06 AM, 08.13.2013

Heights residents eligible for free medical services at North Coast Health Ministry

North Coast Health Ministry (NCHM), a faith-based charitable health center in Lakewood, now offers its services to low-income, uninsured residents of Cleveland Heights and University Heights.

Previously, NCHM services were available only to individuals who resided in any of the 17 zip codes in northwestern Cuyahoga and eastern Lorain counties. In May, NCHM eliminated zip code restrictions from its patient eligibility guidelines, enabling it to serve all of northeast Ohio.   

“Our mission has always been about increasing access to health care for the underserved,” said Lee Elmore, NCHM executive director. “The elimination of zip code restrictions will allow us to better meet our community’s changing gaps in need as the health-care environment evolves.”

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Volume 6, Issue 7, Posted 10:23 AM, 06.10.2013

Free Mobile Health Fair on June 22

A free Mobile Health Fair offering health screenings and education will be held Saturday, June 22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Forest Hill Church, Presbyterian, in Cleveland Heights.

Free screenings will include measurements of blood pressure; height, weight, and body mass index; vision, including glaucoma, random dot E, near visual and distance acuity; basic hearing; oral screenings for dental issues; and glucose testing.

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Volume 6, Issue 6, Posted 3:00 PM, 05.30.2013

Second Heights Holistic Fair adds activities, sponsors and a local cause

Building on the success of the first Heights Holistic Fair held in February, a second, expanded fair will be held on April 13 and 14. The fair will take place in the heart of the Coventry neighborhood, and will offer a wider range of information and activities for all ages. It will also serve as a platform to generate donations to Friends of Heights Libraries.

According to event organizer Judith Eugene of Cleveland Heights, products, services and information on holistic health and sustainable living will be offered. Experts will be on hand both days to provide information on a variety of topics.

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Volume 6, Issue 4, Posted 12:49 PM, 03.28.2013

Local resident organizes area's first Holistic Health Fair for Feb. 23 and 24

The first Holistic Fair to be hosted in Cleveland Heights will be held Feb. 23 and 24 at The Unity Center of the Heights, 2653 South Taylor Road. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 2 to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Visitors will have the chance to experience products and services from vendors offering aromatherapy, alternative healing products, raw food, yoga, Reiki, natural pet care, organic clothing, crystals and jewelry.

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Volume 6, Issue 2, Posted 11:47 AM, 01.31.2013

The Affordable Care Act: What's in it for you?

Americans held their collective breath awaiting the decision of the Supreme Court on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka Obamacare. The answer came back on June 28: the historic reform of our healthcare system was upheld as the law of the land.

Passed by Congress in 2010 amid much sound and fury, the ACA affects almost all Americans. Whether you consider healthcare reform a piñata or Pandora’s box, it is important to understand the provisions and benefits contained in the law and how it will affect you and the people you care about.

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Volume 5, Issue 8, Posted 11:32 AM, 08.06.2012

Bike to Work Day Coffee Station

The Heights Bicycle Coalition hosted a morning coffee and snack tent on Bike to Work Day, May 18, at the top of Edgehill Road. Over 65 cyclists stopped for coffee, pastry and fruit.

The intersection of Edgehill and Overlook roads is the busiest intersection for cyclists in Northeast Ohio. Many of the cyclist who had time to stop were going to ther jobs at CWRU, University Hospitals, The Cleveland Clinic or downtown. The project was co-sponsored by Phoenix Coffee and FutureHeights.

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Volume 5, Issue 6, Posted 8:35 AM, 05.21.2012

New practice offers homeopathic care in the Heights

Although the Law of Similars may sound like something mathematical, it's actually the underlying philosophy of homeopathy, a type of wellness care that uses natural substances to stimulate the body’s immune system. The idea behind the Law of Similars is that a material that causes certain symptoms in a healthy person can, in extremely small doses, cure those same symptoms in an ill person. In other words, the thing that’s making someone sick can also help make that person better.

Area residents interested in exploring homeopathy can now visit Heights Family Health, located in The Heights Medical Center Building in the Cedar Fairmount district. Established by University Heights resident Patti Carlyle in November 2011, the practice addresses a wide range of conditions.

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Volume 5, Issue 4, Posted 11:25 AM, 04.04.2012

PBS series examines impact of the built environment on public health

In a new TV series to air on public television in February, host and narrator Dr. Richard Jackson examines the impact the built environment has on key public health indicators. The film highlights the growing recognition that decisions about land use, community design, and transportation planning have a direct effect on physical and mental health, including the rate of obesity, the incidence of chronic diseases, such as asthma, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and pedestrian injury and fatality.

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Volume 5, Issue 3, Posted 12:33 PM, 01.31.2012

Be a part of Family Wellness Walks

According to the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, childhood obesity has tripled in the past 30 years. In 2008, about 19.6 percent of children between the ages of 6 and 19 were obese.

To combat that trend, the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) awarded ten grants to PTAs across the nation—including the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Council of PTAs—to implement wellness initiatives.  

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Volume 5, Issue 3, Posted 5:00 PM, 02.29.2012

Leading Ladies and PTA host wellness challenge

Childhood and teenage obesity is on the rise throughout the nation. Developing healthy lifestyles is an initiative of both the national Parent Teacher Association and First Lady Michelle Obama. In an effort to support that initiative, Leading Ladies Inc., the empowerment club at Cleveland Heights High School will collaborate with the local PTA to bring the 4th annual Healthy Lifestyles Wellness Challenge to the community.

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Volume 4, Issue 10, Posted 2:05 PM, 09.27.2011

A well-kept secret: Judson community wellness program helps members stay fit

Here is a little-known fact: Judson Park, a residential retirement facility, offers a fitness program open to the public. 

Currently, 125 community members, ranging in age from 50 to over 80, participate during the week. Classes include water aerobics, power walking and arthritis exercise in the pool, strength training, pilates, yoga, and a balance clinic on land. No contract is required. There is an enrollment fee of $60, and members pay $55/month for unlimited access to classes, the pool and exercise room.

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Volume 4, Issue 10, Posted 9:33 AM, 09.23.2011

Do you know who will make your health care decisions if you cannot?

Ohio law recognizes two types of advance directives a person can use to express their health care wishes in the event they are involved in an accident, fall into a coma, or are otherwise unable to make their own decisions. These are the health care power of attorney and the living will. The two documents are different, but both are important to have, especially if you are in a committed unmarried relationship or have religious concerns about medical procedures.

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Volume 4, Issue 8, Posted 12:49 PM, 08.02.2011

Cleveland Heights Bicycle Coalition invites cyclists to quarterly meeting

Interested in knowing more about bicycle commuting? The Cleveland Heights Bicycle Coalition's quarterly meeting on July 20 at 7 p.m. at Dennison Park (corner of Monticello Boulevard and S. Belvoir Blvd.) will feature presentations by three experienced bike commuters. The riders will talk about how they commute to work by bike – their processes, equipment and routes.

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Volume 4, Issue 8, Posted 9:24 AM, 07.19.2011

CHBC urges residents to try bicycle commuting

Commuting by bicycle is growing in popularity as more and more people recognize it as a healthy and an environmentally sound way to get to work. Experienced bicycle commuters enjoy combining their travel time with a workout. They say it is a great way to transition to and from work, arriving at work ready to settle in and having time after work to de-stress before arriving home.

Most bike commuters combine bike commuting with public transportation and/or a car.

Three local bicycle commuters give their stories below. They will also give short presentations and answer questions at the July 20 Cleveland Heights Bicycle Coalition quarterly meeting. (see sidebar below)

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Volume 4, Issue 7, Posted 10:56 AM, 07.05.2011

Control mosquitoes naturally

Its name comes from the Spanish for "little fly." It is so agile it can fly through a rain shower without getting wet! Only the female sucks human blood.

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Volume 4, Issue 7, Posted 2:52 PM, 07.04.2011

Now is the time to get on your bike and ride!

The popularity of cycling is soaring as more and more people recognize the benefits of bicycling for recreation and commuting. According to the Northeast Ohio Coordinating Agency, the number of bicyclists in Cuyahoga County increased by around 50 percent between 2006 and 2010.

Recognizing this trend, Cleveland Heights City Council proclaimed May “Bike Month." This proclamation highlights a key strength the city can build on. According to various government studies, Cleveland Heights has the busiest bicycle routes in the region. It also ranks high both locally and nationally, in bicycle usage for commuting.

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Volume 4, Issue 5, Posted 11:14 AM, 05.03.2011

Long distance bike tour featured at CHBC meeting

The Cleveland Heights Bicycle Coalition will host its quarterly meeting at 6:30 p.m., on Thursday, April 21, at Jimmy O’Neill's Tavern, 2195 Lee Road. Doug Bahniuk, voted one of Cleveland's Most Interesting People by Cleveland Magazine (Jan, 2011), will discuss long distance bike touring and his work to raise funds for Parkinson’s research. CHBC board members will also talk about progress in local bicycle advocacy.

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Volume 4, Issue 4, Posted 9:30 AM, 04.11.2011

Keep your New Year's resolution with Team In Training

It's time once again to reflect on your goals for the New Year. If getting fit and healthy is on your list for 2011, then it's time to join The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training (TNT) program.

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Volume 4, Issue 3, Posted 2:22 PM, 01.07.2011

Cleveland Heights is tops in walkability

A new neighborhood-quality metric is commanding the attention of home buyers, according to such influential publications as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and–The Heights Observer.

The news is that home buyers are paying more attention than ever to walkability. Fewer and fewer people in the market for a house want large lots in remote places, where little is going on. Several factors make walkable neighborhoods more attractive, including a desire to avoid traffic congestion, an aversion to having to drive everywhere, and rising oil prices. Walkable neighborhoods also tend to have vibrant street life and a friendly character.

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Volume 4, Issue 3, Posted 10:03 AM, 03.01.2011

Efforts continue to prevent closing of Huron trauma center

Last October it was announced that Cleveland Clinic would be closing the Level II trauma center at Huron Hospital, and trauma cases would be moved to a new facility at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights. This announcement came as a shock to many East Cleveland residents who view the trauma center as an important part of their community and its health and safety. The closing of the trauma center will have an effect on many other suburbs, including Cleveland Heights and University Heights.

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Volume 4, Issue 3, Posted 11:24 PM, 02.21.2011

Kuk Sool Won master leads martial arts classes at Cleveland Heights Community Center

Robert Carson, martial arts instructor at the Cleveland Heights Community Center and director of NEON Health Services, was promoted to master level, fifth degree black belt at the 2010 World Kuk Sool Association Tournament and Master Demonstration in Houston, Texas.

Seven of Carson’s students also attended and earned first degree black belts: Tony Calabro and daughter Sydney; David Pritts and daughter Ava and son Will Pritts; Caroline Koepke; and Nate Wilson. Carson and his students all live in Cleveland Heights.

 

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Volume 4, Issue 2, Posted 3:04 PM, 01.18.2011

Heights High club tackles adolescent obesity

No doubt you’ve heard statements like these: "Kids don’t get enough exercise" and "Teenagers spend most of their free time on the couch or on the computer while eating junk food." Unfortunately, they are all too true! Childhood and teen obesity is on the rise across the nation. Developing healthy lifestyles has become a major initiative of the national Parent Teacher Association and First Lady Michelle Obama.

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Volume 3, Issue 11, Posted 5:48 PM, 10.07.2010

Train with TNT to change your life, raise funds to change the lives of others

Some people do it just to get off the couch and improve their health. Some people do it because their life has been touched by a blood cancer and want to make a difference. And some people do it for the camaraderie and the fun of being with others. For whatever reason, when you join Team in Training it gets us all closer to a world without cancer.

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Volume 3, Issue 11, Posted 3:37 PM, 10.16.2010

Geauga Family Farms offers winter CSA

Sad to see the summer farmer's market season coming to an end? Can’t get enough of those delicious fresh vegetables? The Geauga Family Farms Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program is expanding its program to include the winter season. Enliven holiday meals with certified organic goodness, laugh at Northeast Ohio’s winter as you enjoy local produce, or just get your fix of the good stuff as long as possible (next summer season is only 35 weeks away).

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Volume 3, Issue 10, Posted 2:19 PM, 09.23.2010

Seeing where 'it' goes at Sewer District event

“Where does it go?” Citizens of Northeast Ohio can now get the answer to this popular–yet seldom asked–question.

The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District is opening its doors to the general public at its “Where Does It Go?” open house on Saturday, Aug. 7, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Guests are invited to take a walking tour of the Easterly Wastewater Treatment Plant, where all Cleveland Heights water goes for processing. The tour will include an overview of the extensive process required to clean water, how garbage and waste are managed, and how public health and the environment are protected in the process.

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Volume 3, Issue 8, Posted 10:49 AM, 07.15.2010

Join the Racquettes tennis

The Racquettes will be hitting those tennis balls again this summer. We encourage women who love tennis and camaraderie to join us from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Cain Park tennis courts. This group has been around since the 1970s and prides itself on its inclusiveness and diversity. We have fun while honing our serves, lobs and cross-court strokes, and we reward ourselves at the end of the season with a scrumptious lunch at a local Cleveland Heights eatery.
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Volume 3, Issue 6, Posted 4:27 PM, 05.19.2010

Help for those who lost a loved one in the Haitian and Chilean earthquakes

Emotional support is available for those who lost family members in the Haitian or Chilean earthquakes at the Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Bereavement Center.

“Losing a loved one in a natural disaster such as these devastating earthquakes can shatter one’s sense of well-being,” said Diane Snyder Cowan, bereavement center director.” Seeking individual counseling or a support group can help.”

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Volume 3, Issue 5, Posted 12:14 PM, 03.02.2010

Miracles Happen Run/Walk to raise funds for breast cancer research

The second annual Miracles Happen 5K Run/Walk is set for Sunday, May 23 through the scenic streets of Cleveland Heights.

The event will benefit the Diana Hyland Miracle Fund, whose mission is to advance research for recurrent breast cancer -- focusing on new theories, trials and treatments aimed at managing the cancer and extending lives.

The Miracle Fund was created in memory of Diana Hyland of Shaker Heights who sadly lost her battle with the devastating disease of metastatic breast cancer on Oct. 27, 2008. 

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Volume 3, Issue 5, Posted 11:19 PM, 04.20.2010

Engine 2 author Rip Esselstyn comes to University Heights

With the introduction of a new Health Starts Here initiative, a multifaceted program including education, support tools and store events that support healthy eating, Whole Foods Market is now deepening its commitment to healthy eating. To kick off the initiative and unveil the Cedar Center store’s newly constructed Health Starts Here reference hub, health partner Rip Esselstyn (author, The Engine 2 Diet) will visit University Heights in May for a series of community events.

The "Engine 2 Challenge" Public Program and Reception, on Monday, May 3, 7 to 9 p.m., takes place at John Carroll University's Dolan Center for Science and Technology, and is an engaging and inspiring presentation by the author and Texas firefighter, whose 28-day lifestyle plan can help with weight loss, lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of disease.

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Volume 3, Issue 4, Posted 2:15 PM, 04.23.2010

Free Health Clinics on May 1 and 2

CH-UH students proudly help with preparations for MedWorks event

Too many Northeast Ohio residents have to do without health care because they lack insurance. So when students in the A.V.I.D. program at Cleveland Heights High School were asked to volunteer their time to help with the preparations for the upcoming MedWorks event to be held at the Cleveland Free Clinic, they happily volunteered.

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Volume 3, Issue 4, Posted 10:42 AM, 04.15.2010

CSA programs bring the farm to you

Do you know where your food comes from? Would you like to find a more sustainable way to bring food to your table? The Geauga Family Farms Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program is bringing fresh, organic produce to several pick-up points throughout the Heights for the 2010 season.
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Volume 3, Issue 4, Posted 8:56 AM, 03.25.2010

Community swim program at CHHS

Cleveland Heights High School, in cooperation with the cities of Cleveland Heights and University Heights, will be offering community swim programs starting April 6 and running through June 5.
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Volume 3, Issue 4, Posted 4:05 PM, 03.17.2010

Losing my father: Comprehensive geriatric assessment identifies nature of dimentia

Dementia means "deprived of mind." It is not a disease itself, but a range of symptoms that characterize several diseases and conditions, all of which are identified by declining intellectual functioning that goes beyond normal aging. The decline is severe enough to interfere with the ability to perform routine day-to-day activities.
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Volume 2, Issue 12, Posted 5:23 PM, 11.16.2009

Losing my father: Look for the warning signs

“Dad, who is this,” I asked pointing to a recent photo. “That’s you,” my father answered. “Who am I,” I asked. “You’re my daughter.” After what seemed like an eternity, my father looked at me with sheer sadness and pain. “I don’t know your name.” I took his hand. “It’s OK, Pop.”

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Volume 2, Issue 11, Posted 3:43 PM, 11.04.2009

Losing my father: dealing with Alzheimerís disease

"Your father tried to cut the grass this morning with his car. He thought it was the riding mower," my mother said. "Well," I replied, "at least he didn’t cut the grass too short." She laughed briefly, then began to cry. "It’s getting harder," she said. "I know mom . . . I know."
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Volume 2, Issue 9, Posted 11:45 AM, 07.17.2009

Romance Telepathy

You and your mate don’t have to be separated by land or sea to feel like you’re in a long distance relationship. Sometimes even living in the same house can feel miles apart. Different work shifts, busy schedules and fatigue can separate you. When this happens, a simple technique called "romance telepathy" can go a long way to keep you and your mate feeling connected.

My first exposure to romance telepathy was serendipitous. My mom had died in 1995 and I was cleaning out her attic. I opened an old shoebox to discover over 100 letters my dad had written to her during World War II. In one of the letters, he suggested romance telepathy as a way to stay connected to her. Here is an excerpt from that letter:

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Volume 2, Issue 8, Posted 12:12 PM, 07.28.2009

Fight Alzheimer's by exercising the brain

"What can I do to protect myself from Alzheimer's?" is a tricky question to answer, since there is no “magic bullet” to prevent people from developing this devastating disease that affects approximately 4.5 million people in the U.S.

The standard response, based on current research, is: eat a healthy diet — lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low amounts of saturated fat — control your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, exercise your body and brain, and cultivate a close network of friends and acquaintances.

A recent study comparing the long term effects of social, physical and cognitive activity in mice showed that cognitive activity was the best protector against developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in the future. 

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Volume 2, Issue 7, Posted 1:22 PM, 06.03.2009

Miracles Happen Run/Walk raises funds for local metastatic breast cancer research

The inaugural Miracles Happen 5K Run/Walk on May 31 drew 400 participants who enjoyed the scenic route through Cleveland Heights from Beaumont School to Nighttown.

The event raised more than $55,000 to benefit the Diana Hyland Miracle Fund, whose mission is to advance research for recurrent breast cancer -- focusing on new theories, trials and treatments aimed at managing the cancer and extending lives. The goal of the Fund is to raise $1 million to partially establish an Endowed Chair in Metastatic Breast Cancer Research at University Hospitals Ireland Cancer Center under the direction of Dr. Paula Silverman.

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Volume 2, Issue 7, Posted 10:42 PM, 06.22.2009

Free health care from RAM Ohio - EVENT CANCELLED due to concerns of Swine Flu

Cleveland boasts some of the strongest medical resources in the country but has thousands of residents who go without necessary medical treatment. Cleveland Heights resident Zac Ponsky is doing something to change that.

He is organizing many of the area's world-class physicians, dentists and optometrists to provide the uninsured and the underinsured with access to free health care on May 2 and 3 at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds.
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Volume 2, Issue 4, Posted 1:15 PM, 03.27.2009

Walk + Roll comes to Cleveland Heights

Walk+Roll, a fun event that encourages people to walk and bicycle in their daily lives, is coming to the Heights.  On Sunday, July 19, from 1 to 5 p.m., the City of Cleveland Heights will host its first Walk+Roll in Cain Park.
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Volume 2, Issue 2, Posted 3:57 PM, 02.12.2009

Bad mood - more than the winter blues?

Do you dread winters in the Heights? Have you been sitting on the couch alone, shoveling in Doritos, while dodging invitations from friends? If you find yourself unusually unmotivated, eating and sleeping more and socializing less, you might be one of many affected with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
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Volume 2, Issue 2, Posted 6:11 PM, 12.19.2008

Rockefeller Gardens' Homewood Residence hosts open house

Join us for an Open House on Oct. 23, 2008 from 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Please come see what sets Homewood Residence Rockefeller Gardens apart from the competition.  You will have the opportunity to meet the staff, visit with our residents, ask questions, and tour our beautiful community.

Complimentary refreshments will be served at 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Karlene or Angela at 216-321-6331.

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Volume 1, Issue 7, Posted 2:11 PM, 09.29.2008

Cedar Hill Walking Club seeks new members

The newly formed Cedar Hill Walking Club departs at 6:00 a.m. Mon-Fri. from Starbucks at Cedar and Fairmount and returns by 7:00 a.m. You'll get a great workout and still have plenty of time to get ready for the work day. There are numerous routes to choose from and they are all beautiful. Join us and start your day feeling great! One hour destination walks include University Circle (Wade Oval or Reflecting Pool), Case Western University Campus, Little Italy, Coventry, Shaker Square, Shaker Lakes, and many more, as yet, uncharted routes. Great opportunity to see fascinating sculptural art and amazing architecture as you get a wonderful aerobic workout. For more information, contact Tawny Ratner at tawnyratner@yahoo.com. or Michelle Anselmo at chicagofrogs@mac.com.
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Volume 1, Issue 6, Posted 10:04 AM, 08.08.2008