Helpful Information For First-Time College Students

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universityLearn about common health issues facing first-time college students and proactive steps you can take from a Mercy Health expert in new video. Video becomes available on social media this week.

Mercy Health (formerly Catholic Health Partners) – a Catholic healthcare ministry serving Ohio and Kentucky – has devoted the eighth of its monthly Mercy Health: Helping You Be Well videos to preparing first-time college students for healthy school careers. More than one in 10 college students suffer from anxiety-related problems.

In a concise video on Mercy Health’s YouTube channel, a Mercy Health expert addresses these questions:

* What kinds of health issues do college freshmen face?

* As parents, what can we do to help prevent these health issues and be supportive?

* What are the warning signs?

* What are some ways a student can get mentally ready for college?

An infographic with skin cancer facts is available at http://bit.ly/1IoTgic. Mercy Health is also sharing helpful information throughout the month on its social media channels.

Mercy Health: Helping You Be Well, which spotlights key health issues and tips for healthy living, debuted in December. The videos feature Mercy Health physician experts who are committed to making lives better – mind, body and spirit.

About Mercy Health

Mercy Health (formerly Catholic Health Partners) is the largest health system in Ohio and one of the largest health systems in the United States, employing more than 32,000 employees in Ohio and Kentucky. With $6 billion in assets, Mercy Health operates about 450 health facilities, including 23 hospitals, eight senior living communities, five hospice programs and seven home health agencies. Truven Health Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) consistently rates Mercy Health among the nation’s top health systems for clinical quality and efficiency. In keeping with its mission, Mercy Health provides about $1 million per day in community benefit services. Mercy Health’s bonds are rated AA- by Standard & Poor’s and Fitch, and A1 by Moody’s. Mercy Health also partners with HealthSpan which provides health maintenance organization and insurance coverage. Mercy Health is a founding member of Health Innovations Ohio, which focuses on providing health services that result in higher quality, better health and greater value. For more information, visit http://www.mercy.com or connect with Mercy Health on Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest and Twitter (@LivingMercyHlth).

Everlast Climbing Brings Rock Climbing Information To Conference

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groupkidswbgEverlast Climbing provided a climbing wall training for physical educators at the TAHPERD Summer Conference, helping to enhance physical education instruction for Texas students.

The 31st TAHPERD Summer Conference was held at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center in San Marcos by the Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (TAHPERD). Professional educators for health, physical education, recreation, and dance from all points in Texas and from grade levels kindergarten through university, gathered to exchange innovative teaching ideas, recent research, and to discuss important issues facing Texas children. The epidemic of childhood obesity continues to be a concern. Conference attendees discussed the latest research showing the more physical fit a student is the better they perform academically, have fewer absences, and are less likely to have discipline problems. Other attendee programs addressed quality instruction, exemplary health and physical education programs, and the new innovations in teaching tools.

The teachers and administrators reaffirmed their dedication to the important task of educating Texas children for the 2015-16 school year. The professional attendees created strategies and exchanged ideas and activities to assure their students would receive quality instruction to build healthy life habits in physical activity and nutrition.

Dr. Debbie Rhea, Associate Dean and Professor at Texas Christian University and President of TAHPERD, unveiled her theme for 2015, “Igniting the Spark.” She explained, “Children lead healthier adult lives when they receive quality physical education, health instruction, and opportunities to be physically active during their school years. The relationship between being physically fit and academic achievement is evident and must be implemented in our schools.”

Jeremiah Neville, Director of Outside Sales for Everlast Climbing was a featured speaker at the two-day event which offered over 70 different presentations. Neville’s education session was entitled “School of Rock…Climbing: How to ‘Rock’ Your Traverse Wall” and provided best-practice protocols and activities for using a horizontal climbing wall in a K-6 physical education program. “Attendees appreciated learning new ways to use their climbing walls to help improve student engagement and fitness levels.” Everlast Climbing provides numerous education sessions every year at state AHPERD/SHAPE America Conventions as part of its quest to improve youth fitness in partnership with physical educators.

Videos Provide Helpful Information About Childhood Obesity

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obesityLearn about childhood obesity causes, trends and prevention from Mercy Health expert. Mercy Health published a video last week about childhood obesity.

Mercy Health (formerly Catholic Health Partners) – a Catholic healthcare ministry serving Ohio and Kentucky – has devoted the sixth of its monthly Mercy Health: Helping You Be Well videos to childhood obesity issues. Experts say one in three youngsters is overweight or obese.

In a concise video on Mercy Health’s YouTube channel, a Mercy Health expert addresses these childhood obesity-related questions:

* Why is childhood obesity worse now than when we were kids?

* How can we get kids to eat better?

* Should I cut out sweets altogether?

* Won’t most kids just outgrow it?

* What can we do as parents to prevent childhood obesity?

An infographic with childhood obesity facts is available at http://bit.ly/1PIVcsx. Mercy Health is also sharing helpful information throughout the month on its social media channels.

Mercy Health: Helping You Be Well, which spotlights key health issues and tips for healthy living, debuted in December. The videos feature Mercy Health physician experts who are committed to making lives better – mind, body and spirit.

About Mercy Health

Mercy Health (formerly Catholic Health Partners) is the largest health system in Ohio and one of the largest health systems in the United States, employing more than 32,000 employees in Ohio and Kentucky. With $6 billion in assets, Mercy Health operates about 450 health facilities, including 23 hospitals, eight senior living communities, five hospice programs and seven home health agencies. Truven Health Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) consistently rates Mercy Health among the nation’s top health systems for clinical quality and efficiency. In keeping with its mission, Mercy Health providesabout $1 million per day in community benefit services. Mercy Health’s bonds are rated AA- by Standard & Poor’s and Fitch, and A1 by Moody’s. Mercy Health also partners with HealthSpan which provides health maintenance organization and insurance coverage. Mercy Health is a founding member of Health Innovations Ohio, which focuses on providing health services that result in higher quality, better health and greater value. For more information, visit http://www.mercy.com or connect with Mercy Health on Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest and Twitter (@LivingMercyHlth).

Helpful Information About Diabetes

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diabetesglucoseLearn about diabetes causes, prevention tips, treatment from Mercy Health experts. Mercy Health (formerly Catholic Health Partners) – a Catholic healthcare ministry serving Ohio and Kentucky – has devoted the fifth of its monthly Mercy Health: Helping You Be Well videos to diabetes awareness.

Mercy Health (formerly Catholic Health Partners) – a Catholic healthcare ministry serving Ohio and Kentucky – has devoted the fifth of its monthly Mercy Health: Helping You Be Well videos to diabetes awareness. Diabetes, the seventh-leading cause of death in the United States, affects 29.1 million Americans.

In four concise videos on Mercy Health’s YouTube channel, Mercy Health experts explain the causes of diabetes, offer prevention ideas, and describe treatments and ways to manage their side effects.

An infographic with diabetes facts is available at http://bit.ly/1GN4Ns7. Mercy Health is also sharing helpful information throughout the month on its social media channels.

Mercy Health: Helping You Be Well, which spotlights key health issues and tips for healthy living, debuted in December. The videos feature Mercy Health physician experts who are committed to making lives better – mind, body and spirit.

About Mercy Health

Mercy Health (formerly Catholic Health Partners) is the largest health system in Ohio and one of the largest health systems in the United States, employing more than 32,000 employees in Ohio and Kentucky. With $6 billion in assets, Mercy Health operates about 450 health facilities, including 23 hospitals, eight senior living communities, five hospice programs and seven home health agencies. Truven Health Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) consistently rates Mercy Health among the nation’s top health systems for clinical quality and efficiency. In keeping with its mission, Mercy Health provided about $1 million per day in community benefit services. Mercy Health’s bonds are rated AA- by Standard & Poor’s and Fitch, and A1 by Moody’s. Mercy Health also partners with HealthSpan which provides health maintenance organization and insurance coverage. Mercy Health is a founding member of Health Innovations Ohio, which focuses on providing health services that result in higher quality, better health and greater value. For more information, visit http://www.mercy.com or connect with Mercy Health on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest and Twitter (@LivingMercyHlth).

Guest Post – Caren Lee, Tonsil Cancer Symptoms And Early Signs

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tonsilsTonsil cancer can occur in any of the three types of tonsils – palatine tonsils, lingual tonsils, and pharyngeal tonsils. The most common of all is palatine tonsil cancer. It is important that we learn the symptoms and early signs of cancer, and tonsil cancer is no exception. Understanding the symptoms at an early stage ensures that effective treatment can be sought for, which offer promising results.

Most of the tumors originating in tonsil are squamous cell carcinomas, arising in the lining tissues of the mouth. Smoking and drinking alcohol can be risk factors for such cancer to develop. There is a wide range of symptoms presented by this cancer.

Early Signs and Symptoms:

Sore Throat:

This is one of the most common symptoms of tonsil cancer. Soreness in throat is persistent and does not heal easily with medicines. Even after healing, it frequently recurs. Severe sore my cause discomfort while drinking liquid.

Enlarged Lymph Nodes:

As in any cancer types, noticeable cell growth is observed in the throat region. This can cause discomfort in ear too. Although the cell growth can be non-malignant, but if it is malignant, it does not go off with several antibiotic medicines. Usually, the swollen lymph node appears on the right side of the neck.

Difficulty in Swallowing Food:

This can be an early sign of the malignant development in tonsil. A person suffering from cancerous growth in tonsil area may face severe difficulty in swallowing food. Enlargement in tonsils can result in discomfort while swallowing saliva or liquid.

Enlarged Tonsils:

Tonsils may enlarge due to tonsil stones, which is common in young children. Tonsil stones are caused due to eating excessive ice creams, food items sour in taste or due to infection. However, with a recommended dose of antibiotics the stones should disappear. If it does not clear off after a few days, it needs a careful examination, as it may need a surgery or could be a tumorous growth.

Dryness and Irritation:

Cancer of the tonsils may present dryness of the throat that can be accompanied by irritation. Irritation, dryness and redness of the throat may cause difficulty in swallowing.

Fatigue:

Fatigue for a couple of weeks and a low grade temperature can show up as an early sign of cancer of the tonsil. Fatigue that does not go off even after proper rest and food intake is usually associated with some serious ailment. So do not neglect these symptoms and seek medical assistance as soon as possible.

Ear Pain:

Acute ear pain in one or both ears is observed by most of the cancer patients. Swollen tonsils and enlarged lymph nodes cause persistent ear pain that does not go with a course of antibiotics.

Bad Breath:

This is an alarming symptom of tonsil cancer and thus, should be addressed with proper medical
attention. Enlargement of lymph nodes and sore throat causes infections to develop in the mouth. These infections can be persistent too and result in foul breath. If bad breath does not even go off after brushing after meals or frequently rinsing mouth, seek medical help to diagnose the root cause.

Difficulty Breathing:

Difficulty in breathing and other respiratory problems are the most severe symptoms of cancer of the tonsils. These symptoms demand immediate medical care.
Tonsil cancer is some of the uncommon cancer types. Like all other cancer types, it is best treated if detected at an early stage. For this, be vigilant to the above given symptoms and the early signs of cancer.

– I’m Caren Lee and I’m studying on various cancers. I write about cancers causes, symptoms, and treatments that help people in getting adequate knowledge about the disease. I consider the reader comments even more important than my own posts! For more information, go to: cancer8.com