February Health Notes

. February 3, 2017.
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Toledo Hospital named a top 50 heart hospital

ProMedica Toledo Hospital was named one of the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, a subsidiary of IBM. Hospitals named to the top 50 have lower re-admission rates for heart attacks and heart failure, higher inpatient survival rates, fewer patients with complications, and shorter hospital stays.

Ability Center’s Equipment Loan Program

The Ability Center has a equipment loan program that enhances mobility for people in the area by loaning or gifting durable medical equipment. The Ability Center accepts donations of new and used pieces that make living comfortable for those that need it. They also host a database on their website for individuals seeking to buy or sell disability equipment. They accept crutches, canes, commode chairs, bath equipment, portable ramps, walkers and wheelchairs and other pieces. abiltycenter.org or 419-885-5733

Good News – Baby Boomers Less Likely to Have Strokes

According to Joel N. Swerdel, a Ph.D. candidate at the Rutgers University School of Public Health, over the past 20 years, the rate of stroke more than doubled in those 35-39, doubled in those 40-44 and increased in people 45 to 54 years. The rate of stroke declined in those 55 and older. Mr. Swerdel warns that people under 50 need to be aware of this increased stroke risk for young adults, as the outcomes of a stroke can be more destructive than a heart attack.

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Big City Taste: Manhattan’s Revitalizes Uptown Adams Street

Manhattan’s Pub and Cheer on Adams Street in Uptown opened in December, 2002 and recently celebrated its 15th anniversary. Toledo native, Zach Lahey, the restaurant’s owner and general manager explains, “For almost ten years, it was a major struggle to keep the doors open, to really find our place in the micro-neighborhood (Uptown) that we’re in.”

Dear Mayo Clinic: Controlling Symptoms of GERD

DEAR MAYO CLINIC,
I’m 62 years old and am having difficulty keeping healthy weight on due to GERD and reflux. I am really confused about what foods and beverages I should avoid, and what foods will not make my reflux act up. What do you recommend mature adults who have this condition avoid, and what healthy food are best for my situation?

Legends of the Lake: Discovering Lake Erie’s Nautical History

A new Lake Erie shipwreck discovery in July, 2015, by the Cleveland Underwater Explorers (CLUE) spurred Toledo’s National Museum of the Great Lakes to raise funding to excavate and investigate the unique find. The discovery attracted national news headlines because, let’s face it, a shipwreck is intriguing.