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Doctors Orders | Top 10 Ways to Put Your Doctor Out of Business, Part 1

The current economy is gloomy. But the health care business is booming. Thanks to our glutinous western eating habits and couch and mouse potato lifestyles, which include iPad’s, iPod’s, computers, TVs with remote control and lack of exercise, doctors are in high demand. Three of four people will die of heart disease, diabetes or stroke—which are typically self-induced chronic diseases that can be avoided by lifestyle.
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NEON Health Centers: Full-Service, Affordable Care

People fall off health insurance plans for all sorts of reasons. But, fortunately, in our community, Northeast Ohio Neighborhood Health Services can catch them. There is no shortage of people to catch either. The 2010 census found that almost 50 million Americans and 1.5 million Ohioans had no health insurance that year. By now, those numbers may be even be higher. So it's a good thing NEON's.
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Parent Involvement 101 – Love Yourself First

On most commercial airlines, there is a safety demonstration before the airplane takes flight. The flight attendant says: "In the event of cabin depressurization, the oxygen mask will automatically drop. Place the mask on yourself, and then help your child or others who may need assistance." The message? We can’t help anyone else, even those we love deeply, if we haven’t fully secured our own safety and.
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‘Be Still and Know…’

Mindfulness Mindfulness is defined as being consciously in the moment and fully aware of our surroundings and actions. When you say the word “mindfulness” out loud, slowly, what comes to your mind?  In the busy activity of your day, does mindfulness seem attainable? How about in the heat of an argument? Or, is mindfulness a more elusive state, only characteristic of solitude? Recently, someone asked my daughter to.
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Untouchable Boxing Academy in Central Sends 4 Youths to Nat’l Tournament

Teammates, from left to right, De'Andre Williams, 11, Khalil Osaze, 12, Tiarra Conwell, 11, and Dazzlin Turner, 15, of Untouchable Boxing Academy at the Lonnie Burton Recreation Center at East 46th Street and Quincy Avenue. They are contenders for the championship title in the 2012 National Silver Gloves Tournament, held this month in Independence, Missouri. Look for an update about them in our March issue.  Photo.
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A New Year’s Resolution for Education

As we begin to reflect on 2011, let us take a moment to recognize the many contributions that were made to ensure that the children in our communities were given the opportunity to maximize on their dreams and aspirations through a quality education. Perhaps as an educator, you spent countless hours outside the classroom to enhance and support the development of your students. Or maybe you.
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Our Arts Columnist on Free Fun In University Circle

During the holidays, we bake cookies, sing our favorite carols, plan our shopping lists for family and friends and try to dodge that winter weather. After attending University Circle’s Holiday CircleFest on Dec. 4, I found out that our neighborhood is chockfull of surprisingly great talent. And the event was free. A shuttle carried people to different places in University Circle. With something to do.
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“Are You Digging Your Grave With Your Fork?”

This year take on an oath and pledge. Make a promise to yourself to try one new healthy habit each week and stick with it.  Annually, we all make resolutions usually related to our financial, spiritual, educational or physical health. I want you to think about your most important possession: your health. It’s the most important asset you possess and it trumps everything else in life..
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Tri-C ArtsPrep, Arts Education for Pre-K to High School Students

Cuyahoga Community College's ArtsPrep program provides year-round weekly dance and theater arts classes. The program also offers instrumental classes in orchestral, rock, or jazz music. And beginning in January, children as young as three years old can participate because Suzuki education is coming to ArtsPrep T.O.P. (The Orchestra Program). Suzuki students have started music lessons as young as age two. John Eby, ArtsPrep Director of Arts Administration, welcomed audience.
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Helen S. Brown Senior Center, A Neighborhood Treasure

I’ve passed the Helen S. Brown Senior Center (HSB) countless times without once stepping inside. So until now I’ve been clueless about an incredible East Cleveland resource that's available for residents ages fifty-five and up.   WHen I recently dropped by, I talked with seniors and Kevin Valentine, the HSB director. Valentine is also the East Cleveland Director of Senior Services. In the latter role, he.
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Maxine Walker Giddings: Dignified Protester During the 1960’s Sit-ins

Diane Nash and the Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian electrified the audience earlier this fall during their speaking engagement at Case Western Reserve University's Ford Theater. CWRU's Social Justice Institute and Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity, Facing History and Ourselves, Olivet Institutional Baptist Church and WVIZ PBS/ideastream sponsored the duo’s Sept. 30 speaking engagement, which was free, open to the public and centered on the award-winning.
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East Cleveland Neighborhood Center

East Cleveland Neighborhood Center is proud to announce its partnership with the Cleveland Foodbank to provide the Backpack for Kids program. The program provides participating students with a small bag of food for the weekend. The program is meant to ensure students have access to meals they would normally receive in school. The bags might include pasta, spaghetti sauce, peanut butter, bread, cereal, canned mixed fruit.
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East Cleveland’s Building 20 Townhomes–Your Thoughts?

By M. LaVora Perry It’s good to have a housing development that is new and nice to bring revenue into the community. East Cleveland needs an improvement. It’s good to bring in different cultures… expand, bring in some of the people from University Circle.  -Shanita Laney, age 27       There are a lot of low-income people that live in East Cleveland that can benefit.  Whosoever has money.
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Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens

By M. LaVora Perry          More from this series According to Dr. Robert Findling, M.D., Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, in children, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) may be misdiagnosed as Bipolar, or Bipolar may be misdiagnosed as ADHD. Furthermore, children and teens can have symptoms that seem like those of Bipolar or.
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Free College Classes for Public High School Students

The clock is ticking if you’re a high school student looking to take college classes for free. That is, if you want to start in January 2012. I discovered Ohio’s Post Secondary Enrollment Options Program, commonly called PSEOP, last year. Through PSEOP, ninth to 12th graders enrolled in public schools can take college classes, get college textbooks, and earn credit toward associate’s and bachelor’s degrees—all for.
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