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North Coast Aikikai offers the Japanese martial art of aikido, which puts the focus on using an opponent’s force against them

The world could use a lot more of avoiding conflict and resolving differences in a peaceful way. That’s the goal of the Japanese martial art of aikido, which, unlike other practices, is non-violent, non-combative and non-competitive. As one of the oldest operating martial arts schools in Lake County, dating back 50 years, North Coast Aikikai...

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Hearing loss and dementia

Untreated hearing loss can be fatiguing, frustrating and lead to feelings of loneliness, social isolation, stress and depression. Landmark longitudinal studies by Frank Lin, Ph.D., and his team at Johns Hopkins have found that hearing loss is the largest modifiable risk factor for dementia. Their research showed that as the degree of hearing loss...

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Although October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, every turned page on the calendar represents an opportunity to stay healthy

Although October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, Dr. Flamur Semaj cautions that women need to be aware of any changes in their breast health—every month. As a diagnostic and interventional radiologist at University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center, a Campus of UH Regional Hospitals, he applauds the spotlight turned on breast...

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Testing the invisible sense

My family and I just returned from a wonderful northwestern road trip where we visited the Badlands, Mount Rushmore, Devil’s Tower, Grant Teton and eventually Yellowstone. It was a once-in-a-lifetime trip, especially for our seven-year-old son. The more than 3,500 miles of mountainous vistas, emerald-green meadows, waterfalls, geysers, hot...

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The highly skilled orthopedic surgeons at UH Geauga Medical Center have gone high tech

Most surgeons would agree with what Aristotle said 2,000 years ago—“the hand is the tool of tools.” And while there is no replacing the skilled hands of a surgeon, when paired with a robotic arm in today’s modern medicine, it can lead to even better outcomes. This summer, University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center, a Campus of UH...

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