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How to Taper Off Opioid Medications Safely

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Whitney Luke, MD, a board certified pain medicine and addiction medicine specialist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, explains how to properly taper opioid medication.

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19-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 719285

Foods to avoid when you have the flu

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Kasey Vavrek, a registered dietitian at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, explains the worst and best foods when you have the flu.

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19-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 705878

Stop smoking without packing on the pounds

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Smoking is a hard habit to kick but when you do, the health benefits are almost immediate. As you re-invent yourself as a non-smoker, here are three straightforward ways to combat weight gain and keep you distracted while coming off that smoking habit.

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31-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 705879

Tips for making resolutions work

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Now is the time many people make New Year’s resolutions.Studies have shown that about 41 percent of people make New Year’s resolutions, but only about 8 percent are successful in achieving their goals. For this New Year, revise your goal-setting process for optimal results.

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31-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST
Newswise: How Does Social Drinking Become Problematic as We Age?

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How Does Social Drinking Become Problematic as We Age?

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

As we age, we become more vulnerable to developing an alcohol use disorder, more commonly known as alcoholism. Your body processes alcohol less efficiently the older you get. Also, seniors may be drinking more to seek relief from the boredom, loneliness and grief that are common with aging.

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28-Dec-2018 9:00 AM EST
Newswise: My Cold Is Gone, So Why Am I Still Coughing?

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My Cold Is Gone, So Why Am I Still Coughing?

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

One of the classic cold symptoms is a cough. Usually after a week or so, the cold runs its course and most of the symptoms go away. But for some people, the cough remains. So why do we cough and what can we do about it? Here are five things you should know about that persistent cough.

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27-Dec-2018 4:05 PM EST
Newswise: How to move mindfully into the New Year

Article ID: 705837

How to move mindfully into the New Year

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

As we embark on 2019, it’s easy to become stressed out by the many demands on our time and energy. Why not try practicing mindfulness to create the kind of New Year that you really want? This will require effort, intention and reflection.

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27-Dec-2018 12:30 PM EST

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Newswise: How Can Palliative Medicine Help with End-of-Life Decisions?

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How Can Palliative Medicine Help with End-of-Life Decisions?

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

It’s never too early to start thinking about end-of-life decisions. The palliative care team can help guide this discussion to learn more about the patient’s values, goals and preferences, which can help clarify these end-of-life decisions.

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27-Dec-2018 12:00 PM EST
Newswise: Whole30-style diets: The good, the bad and the healthy

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Whole30-style diets: The good, the bad and the healthy

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Restrictive, whole-foods diets like Whole30 are popular choices for those looking to reset their food choices, especially as New Year’s resolutions. It’s important, though, to recognize that highly restrictive diets can have more risks than benefits – and healthy compromises do exist.

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27-Dec-2018 10:00 AM EST
Newswise: How to Avoid Food Allergy Traps at Holiday Gatherings

Article ID: 705560

How to Avoid Food Allergy Traps at Holiday Gatherings

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Eating is a cultural part of our holiday traditions but, for more and more Americans, a simple holiday gathering could lead to a medical emergency with a bite of the wrong food.

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17-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST

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