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ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz _1234567890-. D1Tuesday September 1 2015 Akron Beacon Journal INFORMING. ENGAGING. ESSENTIAL. An Akron Beacon Journal Advertising Special Section Your Health Calendar Continues on page D2 VACCINES Article on pg. D4 Ab is not usually a life-threatening event however it can cause serious symptoms and complications. This includes bothersome symptoms such as palpitations a feeling of ones heart beating rapidly shortness of breath chest pain and lightheadedness to name a few. While most people have one or more of these symptoms some people have no symptoms at all. Most concerning however is the fact that people with Ab can be up to ve times more likely to have a stroke than people without Ab. As a result Ab is a leading cause of stroke. What happens when you have Ab Ab occurs when the hearts upper chambers atria develop a chaotic electrical rhythm. This causes them to quiver instead of beat effectively. This can cause blood to pool and possibly clot which could lead to a stroke. Normally the heart contracts and relaxes in a coordinated rhythm however Ab interferes with the hearts normal electrical signals causing an irregular rapid heartbeat. Under some conditions almost all heart tissue is capable of starting a heartbeat or becoming the pacemaker center. An arrhythmia occurs when The hearts natural pacemaker center develops an abnormal rate. The normal conduction pathways for the electrical impulses are too slow or interrupted. Another part of the heart takes over as pacemaker center. Are you at risk for Ab About 3 million Americans suffer from Ab and that number is likely to double by 2035. The following factors increase your risk for Ab Risk increases with age especially after 65 years History of heart disease heart attack heart surgery or heart valve problems High blood pressure hypertension Chronic conditions such as thyroid problems sleep apnea and other medical problems Alcohol consumption especially chronic heavy consumption or intermittent binge drinking for some people drinking alcohol can trigger an episode of Ab Family history Episodes may come and go in a matter of hours or symptoms may persist for longer periods until treated. Atrial brillation Ab is a type of heart rhythm disorder also known as arrhythmia. This abnormal rhythm of the heart causes the heart to beat rapidly and pump blood less effectively. Ab is the most common type of arrhythmia. HOW TO KNOW IF ITS AfibRobert Schweikert MD Robert Schweikert MD is a board certied and fellowship trained cardiologist who specializes in treating heart rhythm disorders including Ab. He serves as the chief of cardiology at Akron General. In addition he is an associate clinical professor at Northeast Ohio Medical University and is actively involved with the American Heart Association. Robert Schweikert MD FARMERS MARKET The Akron General Farmers Market has returned to the Health Well- ness Center West. The vendors will sell fresh local farm produce owers herbs farm goods and baked goods. Support local growers while purchasing healthy foods for you and your family. When Tuesdays now through Sept. 22 Time 3-6 p.m. Where Parking lot on the west side of Health Wellness Center West 4125 Medina Road Akron Callus 330-665-8100 SOAP BOX DERBY SENIOR DAY Seniors from Northeast Ohio are invited to Derby Downs for the Soap Box Derby Senior Day presented by Akron General and the City of Akron. Ticket includes a trip down Derby Downs in an adult Soap Box Derby car as well as access to health screenings and health information. Complimentary lunch will be served between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the Derby Downs Headquarters ofce and will be sold the day of the event until supplies run out. When Sept. 3 rain date Sept. 10 Time 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Where Soap Box Derby 789 Derby Downs Drive Akron Cost 12 AKRON GENERAL WELLNESS WALK RUN Celebrate an active lifestyle for you and your family with the Akron General Wellness Walk Run a 5K event for individuals of all ages and athletic abili- ties. Whether you are just getting started or you are an experienced runner sign up to enjoy a scenic multi-terrain course on the Akron General Wellness Trails in Stow. The race will benet Akron Generals Mufns for Mammograms program which helps uninsured and underinsured women qualify for a free mammogram. . Each participant will receive an ofcial race T-shirt a delicious nish-line mufn Metropolis popcorn and more. There will be a live DJ a massage table and loads of information available. Winners in each age group will be awarded prizes and a rafe will be held for all participants. Pre-registration closes Friday Sept. 4 at 1 p.m. Same-day registration is available at 8 a.m. When Sept. 5 Time 8 a.m. day-of registration 9 a.m. race start 10 a.m. post-race event Where Stow City Hall 3760 Darrow Road Stow startnish Callus 330-344-1442 Onlineakrongeneral.orgwellnessrun Continues on page D2 www.akrongeneral.orgheart ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz _1234567890-. Akron Beacon Journal INFORMING. ENGAGING. ESSENTIAL.D2 Tuesday September 1 2015 Continued from page D1 What are Ab symptoms Palpitations are the most recognizable symptom. Other symptoms may include weakness fatigue lightheadedness confusion shortness of breath or chest pain. Call 911 for emergency medical help if you experience chest pain which may be a sign of a heart attack. If you think you are experiencing Ab especially for the rst time seek urgent medical care. You might require a referral to see an appropriate heart specialist possibly an electrophysiologist who has specialized training and expertise in diagnosing and treating heart rhythm disorders. Restoring the right rhythm Treatments for Ab involve three important areas controlling the pulse rate protecting against stroke and consideration to restoring or resetting the hearts rhythm. A doctor can determine the best course of treatment for you which may include one or more of the following options Lifestyle modications including a heart-healthy low-sodium diet exercise smoking cessation or avoiding excessive alcohol and caffeine intake Medications can be used to slow down the rapid heart rate associated with Ab help prevent stroke and in some cases help restore and maintain normal rhythm. The medication used to prevent stroke might involve low-dose aspirin for lower-risk patients or anticoagulant drugs recently approved by the FDA. An outpatient procedure called electrical cardioversion restores normal heart rhythm using a precise electric shock delivered to the chest while the patient is asleep and under sedation. A minimally invasive procedure called catheter ablation delivers a burst of energy to the hearts atria through a thin exible wire which is inserted into a blood vessel. This treatment destroys tissue that triggers the abnormal electrical signals that cause Ab. The Ab ablation procedure has been shown to be a safe and effective alternative for some patients in whom medications have failed. Surgery to disrupt the electrical pathways that cause Ab A pacemaker can be implanted to help regulate the hearts rhythm Listen to Your Body Dont ignore a racing uttering heartbeat or other signs of Ab. Treatment may help you feel better now and prevent more serious complications down the road. If you have these symptoms be sure to talk to your doctor today. Source American Journal of Cardiology December 2009. This information is meant for educational purposes only and should not be considered specic medical advice. Your Health Calendar NUFIT NUTRITION FITNESS EDUCATION FOR A NEW YOU This free monthly program provides information about the latest topics in nutrition and tness. NuFit is held at Akron General Health Wellness Centers in Montrose West Stow North and Green. The September nutrition topic will be The Paleo Diet and the tness topic will be CrossFit vs. Functional Fitness. Bring a friend and enjoy a healthy snack Time 6-7 p.m. When Sept. 1 North Sept. 8 West Sept. 22 Green Callus North 330-945-3100 West 330-665-8100 Green 330-896-5000 FREE WOMENS BREAST CANCER SCREENING Akron Generals McDowell Cancer Institute will offer free clinical breast exams for women. If a screening mammogram is needed women will have the opportunity to schedule a mammogram or needed follow-up tests. Women will also receive information on breast self-exams and a free well- ness journal to track their preventative screenings. Free parking. When Sept. 12 Time10 a.m. -1 p.m. Where Akron General Medical Center Breast Health Center Ambulatory Care Center Bldg 1 Akron General Ave. Akron Callus 330-344-AGMC 2462 BARIATRIC WEIGHT-LOSS SURGERY INFO SESSION Led by Surgeon and Medical Director Walter Chlysta MD FACS these free sessions give an overview of the different types of weight-loss surgeries offered and the support provided by Akron Generals Bariatric Center. The risks benets and possible outcomes of surgery will also be discussed. Post-operative patients will share their stories as well. When Sept. 15 Time6 p.m. WhereAkron General Medical Center Boardroom 1 Akron General Ave. Akron Callus 330-344-1950 Onlineakrongeneral.orgobesity QUIT SMOKING Akron General is pleased to offer community residents a FREE six-session smoking cessation class using the American Lung Associations Freedom from Smoking program. Taught by Tobacco Treatment Specialists. When Tuesdays Sept. 8 - Oct. 13 additional class on the Thursday of the fourth week Time 530-7 p.m. Where Akron General Medical Center Heart Vascular Center Cardiac Class- room 1 Akron General Ave. Akron Cost FREE Callus 330-344-AGMC 2462 Continues on page D4 Continued from page D1 DINING WITH DIABETES A cooking series for those with diabetes or people who are at risk for diabetes. Includes cooking demonstrations taste testing and healthy meal planning all presented by certied diabetes educators and a professional chef. When Tuesday Sept. 8 15 Time 6 - 8 p.m. Where Akron General Medical Center Frasche Classroom 1 Akron General Ave. Akron Cost10 for both nights Call 330-344-AGMC 2462 BRAIN SPINE HEALTH SERIES EPILEPSY Akron Generals Neuroscience Institute offers access to some of the regions most advanced care for the brain and spine. Join us for our free Brain Spine Health Series. The September event will focus on Epilepsy and will feature a panel of physician experts. The evening will be facilitated by WKYC Senior Health Correspondent Monica Robins. Reservations requested. Free parking. When Sept. 9 Time430 p.m. health info tables and light refreshments 530 -730 p.m. panel discussion Where Akron General Medical Center Conference Center Auditorium Cost FREE Callus330-344-3100 BABY CARE FOR BEGINNERS Expectant parents grandparents and others can practice feeding bathing diapering swaddling and holding a baby. Also learn about safety home preparation and when to call the doctor. When Sept. 14 Time 6-9 p.m. Where Akron General Medical Center 1 Akron General Ave. Akron Cost35 per couple Callus 330-344-BABY 2229 Online akrongeneral.orgwelcomebaby HEARTBURN INFORMATION SESSION Join us for a lecture and discussion led by our team of experts Jeffrey Neher MD Charudutt Paranjape MD Richard Salvino MD and William Papouras MD. The physicians will present information about GERD heartburn acid reux and Barretts esophagus as well as review the latest treatment options including inci- sionless surgery and radiofrequency ablation. When Sept. 17 Time 6 p.m. Where Akron General Health Wellness Center West 4125 Medina Road Akron Cost FREE Callus 330-344-BURN 2876 SUGAR SCHOOL Want to know what to eat to help control your blood sugar and lose weight Sugar School will teach you in just one night. Reservations are required. When Sept. 24 or Nov. 5 Time7-9 p.m. WhereLodi Community Hospital 225 Elyria St. Lodi Cost20 per person 30 per couple Call 330-948-5546 HOW TO KNOW IF ITS Afib Summit County Breast and Cervical Cancer Project BCCP Invites you to join us TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 29 2015 Location JOY PARK COMMUNITY CENTER 825 Fuller Street Akron OH 44312 900-300pm Breast Cancer Awareness Fair In Recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month Call today to schedule an appointment for the ON-SITE Mammogram Van and to see if you qualify for the Pink Ribbon Breast and Cervical Cancer Project. All insurances are accepted. Walk-ins are welcome. CALL NOW TO SCHEDULE 330-926-5750. The 25th person to call and schedule a mammogram and keep the appointment will receive a 25.00 gift card. Nutritional education health beauty tips BCCP enrollment Free on-site breast screenings rafes and giveaways and much much more HealthcareHealthcare Q AQ AQ A Be featured in a medical eld specic advertising space to be recognized as an expert in your eld Join our Healthcare Q A For more information contact Akron Beacon Journal Advertising at 330-996-3410. FAMILY MEDICINE Richard H. Gunning M.D. 195 Wadsworth Road Suite 402 Wadsworth Ohio 44281 330 331-7207 Richard H. Gunning M.D. A QSCABIES Scabies is an itchy rash caused by a mite which can be spread from person to person through direct contact. It can be spread sexually as well. Scabies can be easily spread rapidly within institutions including nursing homes and schools where outbreaks are common. Although commonly seen within the nger webs and skin folds and around tight-tting clothing such as around socks and underwear the rash can occur anywhere. The rash may not show up for several weeks to months after initial exposure and the itch is frequently worse at night. Often the condition cannot be diagnosed except by microscope. Treatment includes prescription creams such as Elimite Lindane or Eurax but if severe it may sometimes require oral antiparasite medication. Although there is no over-the-counter remedy for scabies over-the-counter antihistamines can certainly help with the itch. Scratching the itch can destroy the tunnels caused by the mite but it can also infect the skin with staph infections. If you suspect a scabies rash you best see your doctor. A AUDIOLOGY Diane McClusky MIRACLE-EAR CENTER 3725 S. Cleveland-Massillon Rd Norton OH 44203 330-871-9914 Diane McClusky Owner Q What are the signs of hearing loss Diane McClusky The indications of hearing loss are unique for everyone. Most people who begin to question the quality of their hearing share certain common symptoms. Typical clues include Particular words or portions of words are difcult for you to understand. You may be able to hear someone speaking but you cannot distinguish the specic words. You request others to repeat themselves too frequently. Phone calls are hard for you to fully understand. Youve turned the TV or radio up to levels that annoy others. You have difculty hearing clearly in noisy environments. You nd yourself avoiding conversation and social interaction. Social situations can be tiring and stressful if you do not hear well. At Miracle-Ear hearing evaluations are always free and conducted by highly-trained licensed professionals. AUDIOLOGY Karl D. Schwarze MD FACP Is it safe to use herbal supplements if I have kidney disease A NEPHROLOGY Q Karl D. Schwarze MD FACP Board Certied in Nephrology Critical Care Medicine and Internal Medicine The Kidney Health Group 1 Park West Blvd. Suite 330 Akron OH 44320 Phone 234-312-9318 Fax 330-861-6800 No. Some people are advocates for taking these supplements for their health but if you have kidney disease you should not take them. Some of these products may actual harm your kidney andor make the kidney disease worse. Also remember the kidneys are responsible for clearing waste products from the blood. Damaged kidneys do not clear waste products as well. Facts concerning herbal supplements The food and drug administration FDA does not regulate herbal supplements in terms of content or pureness. Some herbal supplements contain aristolochic acid which is harmful to the kidneys. 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Have both feet measured every time you buy shoes your feet will change in shape and size over the course of your lifetime. 4. Always stand and walk during the tting process to be sure the shoe ts properly and feels comfortable. 5. Be sure to bring any orthotic inlay or brace with you as they may affect the size you will need. ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz _1234567890-. D3Tuesday September 1 2015 Akron Beacon Journal INFORMING. ENGAGING. ESSENTIAL. Ingredients 4 large fresh peaches 2 teaspoons granulated sugar pinch salt 2 cups plain greek yogurt 2 tablespoons honey 12 cup granola Delicious recipe provided by Roasted Peach Parfaits Recipe by Meredith Steele In Sock Monkey Slippers Yield 4 servings Instructions 1. Preheat oven to 425F. Slice peaches into large bite size pieces. Place on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper and sprinkle with sugar and salt. Place in the oven and roast for 20 to 25 minutes until the peaches caramelize and lose their juices. Pour the peaches with juice in a bowl. 2. While the peaches are roasting combine honey and yogurt in a medium bowl. 3. In 8 ounce glasses or parfait cups assemble the parfaits by adding a layer of yogurt to the bottom of the glasses. Next add a few spoonfuls of the peaches on top of the yogurt and then add a spoonful of granola on top of the peaches. Repeat layers until the serving glasses are full. Top the parfaits with a spoonful of peaches and a sprinkle of granola. Serve. Knudson Jewelers Tri County Plaza 1500 Canton Rd. Akron 44312 330-784-7431 Every Second Counts In A Medical Emergency ... Medic Aware Jewelry Is There To Help. We carry several types of medic aware bracelets necklaces and ID Tags for Men and Women. We also provide custom engraving services for these and other jewelry. There is limited time during a medical emergency dont leave anything to guesswork. Every Second Counts In A Medical Emergency Prostate Cancer Awareness A fifty-one year old man has been diagnosed with the first stage of prostate cancer. He is lucky because his doctor caught it early. This is the key factor in the surviv- al rate of all cancers and especially prostate cancer early detection. There are five grades or stages of prostate cancer. Patients usu- ally are unaware of early stages because symptoms such as pain are often non-existent. Cancercenter. com reports these five grades Grade 1 The cancerous prostate closely resembles normal prostate tissues. The glands are small well formed and closely packed. Grade 2 The tissue still has well- formed glands but they are larger and have more tissue between them. Grade 3 The tissue still has recognizable glands but the cells are darker. At high magnifica- tion some of the cells have left the glands and are beginning to invade surrounding tissue. Grade 4 The tissue has few rec- ognizable glands. Many cells are invading the surrounding tissue. Grade 5 The tissue does not have recognizable glands. There are of- ten just sheets of cells throughout the surrounding tissue. Making an educated treatment decision begins with the stage or progression of the disease involves using the results from your diagnostic tests. As with any cancer treatment the sooner the patient gets started the better his chance of survival. According to there are five things every man diagnosed with Prostate Cancer should do 1. Learn about prostate cancer as well as the available treatment op- tions and potential side effects 2. Research which programs are well-established with data to sup- port quality outcomes 3. Get a second opinion from a Pa- thologist andor Oncologist who is an expert in prostate cancer 4. Ask about the probability or chance of a zero PSA 15 years after treatment 5. Decide on treatment based on which doctor can give you the best chance of having a zero PSA 15 years after treat- ment. A prostate examine is essential once a man reaches the age of 45. Doctors recom- mend an exam every five years after that. The exam itself is relatively simple A mild anesthesia is administered to put the patient into a twi- light state and the proctologist performs the examination which takes about fifteen minutes. You will need to arrange for a ride home since you may be somewhat groggy after the exam. Prostate cancer is often consid- ered slowly progressive. Get the exam done and give yourself and your loved ones peace of mind. Sources and www. By Dave Materna Special to the Akron Beacon Journal Miracle-Ear Center Norton Greenridge Plaza 3725 Cleve-Mass. Road Norton OH 44203 330 Miracle-Ear Center Kent-Ravenna 2637 State Rt. 59 Ravenna OH 44266 330 Miracle-Ear Center Canton 4351 Dressler Rd. NW Canton OH 44718 330 Miracle-Ear Center Tallmadge 161 Northwest Ave Suite 101 Tallmadge OH 44278 330 Miracle-Ear Center Fairlawn 2950 W. Market StreetSuite L Fairlawn OH 44333 330 Richard H. Gunning M.D. 195 Wadsworth Road Suite 402 Wadsworth Ohio 44281 330 AUDIOLOGY 31278743127874 HEALTHCAREDIRECTORY Longs Shoes 3260 Kent Rd. Stow Ohio 44224 330 Preti B. Chaturvedi MD FACP FASN Board Certied Internal MedicineNephrology The Kidney Health Group 1 Park West Blvd. Suite 330 Akron OH 44320 234 Karl D. Schwarze MD FACP Board Certied Critical Care Medicine Internal MedicineNephrology The Kidney Health Group 1 Park West Blvd. Suite 330 Akron OH 44320 234 PODIATRY NEPHROLOGY Would you like to be part of our expert directory Call 330-996-3410 to nd out how INTERNAL MEDICINE ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz _1234567890-. Akron Beacon Journal INFORMING. ENGAGING. ESSENTIAL.D4 Tuesday September 1 2015 VACCINES Now that it is back to school time there are all sorts of things to do shopping for last-minute supplies running to sports practices orientations and scheduling those back-to- school haircuts. It could also mean that your child is due for his or her recommended vac- cinations. Any medical professional will tell you it is easier to prevent a disease than to treat it after it occurs. That is what vaccines do they work with your bodys natural defenses to develop immunity and can prevent dangerous andor deadly diseases. Some diseases that used to be common like polio diphtheria and measles can now be prevented and are becoming very rare in the U.S. largely because we have been vaccinating against them. Like any medication vaccines can cause side effects but most side effects are very mild. The safety and effectiveness of vaccines are continuously evaluated and monitored. The most common side effects are redness or sore- ness where the shot was given fussiness andor a low-grade fever. In recent years vaccinations have become a topic of much debate and in some cases heated arguments. Sometimes the messages in the media can be confusing and its hard to know what sources to believe. Get the facts Finding credible vaccine information When trying to evaluate whether information on the internet is credible the Ameri- can Academy of Pediatrics has suggested that you ask yourself the following questions. Who is providing the in- formation The source of the information should be clear. Be cautious of information from unnamed sources. Is the information based on sound medical research For example the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides content that is re- searched written and approved by experts in the eld physi- cians researchers epidemi- ologists and analysts. Other reliable sources include The American Academy of Pediatrics httpwww2.aap. orgimmunizationfamilies evaluatingwebinfo.html The Immunization Action Coalition httpwww.vac- cineinformation.orginternet- immunization-info The National Network for Immunization Information Is the information up to date Reliable sites show when they were last updated so you know you are getting the most up to date information. Does the information make sense If you nd information that is too good or bad to be true it probably is. You should be able to follow up on the information through posted contact information. As a parent you want to do what is best for your child. Now more than ever we have information at our ngertips. It is important to get the facts from a reliable source examine the evidence for yourself and discuss any question or con- cerns with your childs health care provider. Your Health Calendar AKRON GENERAL WELLNESS FAIR IN GREEN Dont miss this fun healthy family affair Support a healthier lifestyle for you your family and community during our family health fair. This indooroutdoor event is sure to have something for everyone in- formation tables physicians various screenings demonstrations lectures and fun activities for kids including open access to LifeStyles the Rock Wall gymnasium and pools When Sept. 26 Time10 a.m. 2 p.m. WhereHealth Wellness Center Green 1946 Town Park Blvd. Uniontown Cost Free MUFFINS FOR MAMMOGRAMS 2015 NEW FLAVOR THIS YEAR Akron General and Main Street Gourmet have teamed up together for the past 23 years for Mufns for Mammograms which helps pay for screening mammograms for women who do not have insurance. This year we will once again be offering the traditional blueberry mufn and will also offer double chocolate Advance orders are now being accepted for 150 or more via the online form at www.akronge- neral.orgmufns. Orders must be received by Sept. 28. Or if you dont want to place a pre-order mark your calendar to come to the same-day mufn sale on Wednesday Oct. 14 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at ve convenient Akron General locations Akron General Medical Center Lodi Com- munity Hospital and at our Health Wellness Centers in west Akron Stow and Green. Call 330-344-7170 for more details Robert Rzewnicki is chief medical ofcer for Medical Mutual of Ohio responsible for overseeing all clinical aspects of the companys care management credentialing quality improvement and medical policy function. Dr. Rzewnicki originally joined Medical Mutual in 1987 as physician advisor. He was named to his current position in 1993. In addition to his post at Medical Mutual he is an actively practicing rheumatologist and served as director Continuing Medical Education for St Vincent Charity Medical Center for 25 years. 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