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Health emergencies and COVID-19

Avoiding medical care because of fears of contracting COVID-19 could mean the difference between life and death. For major medical issues such as heart attack and stroke, the benefits of quickly getting care are much, much higher, said Dr. B.J. Hicks, OhioHealth vascular neurologist and co-director of the Comprehensive Stroke Program at Riverside Methodist Hospital, […]

What if some of these COVID changes actually stick?

What if we learned some permanent lessons from the pandemic? I recently went to Target – something I’ve done far less frequently in the time of COVID-19 – and as I waited in line, I noticed an associate sanitizing the shopping carts.  And it struck me: Why couldn’t this be a regular thing? Extra sanitation […]

Allergies in kids and adults

While many people discover their allergies as children, adults are not immune from developing them. The immune system you’re born with can change over time, so while children can grow out of allergies, adults may experience first-time allergies. “Believe it or not, yes! It is possible for adults to develop seasonal allergies when they never […]

Dyslexia: What to do after a diagnosis

When a child is struggling in school, a diagnosis of dyslexia can be a sign of hope. “Believe it or not, the first piece of advice is to be grateful. Having a name for the reason a child is struggling is an important first step to getting services and support,” said Sheldon H. Horowitz, senior […]

Bitsy McCann: I’m fortunate to have my feelings get hurt

I work. A lot. Can we talk about that for just a few? I promise it’ll lead to parenthood, just stay with me here.  Let’s jump back to the week after Thanksgiving 2014. I had just been let go from a short stint at a financial firm, was drowning in self-pity, and was eating half […]

Tashia James: I want my son to be seen for his kind character

After a lifetime of forgetting to feed fish, failing to water plants, and returning infants their caretakers the moment they cried or soiled their diapers, I was positive motherhood was not going to be a part of my story.  The universe had a different plan for me at age of 24 when my son arrived […]

Money lessons for kids of all ages

Finances have been on a lot of people’s minds since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. While adults have more complex financial issues to worry about, teaching kids the basics of personal finance early and throughout their educational careers carries tangible benefits into their adult lives. Here are five money lessons for kids of all […]