Examining Alice

by Guest Blogger April 23, 2015
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Today’s blog entry  is from Joseph Zarconi, M.D., who is currently in his 21st year as Chief Academic Officer at Summa Health System. He is a graduate of NEOMED and completed his internal medicine residency at Summa.  A practicing nephrologist, he remains active publishing and teaching students and residents in areas focused on medical education, […]

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It’s Baby Time!

by Summa Flourish April 21, 2015
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Do you know the current most popular girl’s name for newborns? How about the most popular boy’s name from the last 100 years? Hint: it’s not John! How many multiples were born at Summa last year? Find these answers and more below.  

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“Home Birth or Hospital Birth: That is the Question.” Part 5 of 5

by Guest Blogger April 17, 2015
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This month, we are featuring a five-part blog series on home birth versus hospital birth to help educate our readers on this hot topic. In the first installment of the series, we explored the evolution of childbirth and key statistics of trends. In the second installment, we discussed the benefits of each choice and options […]

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“Home Birth or Hospital Birth: That is the Question.” Part 4 of 5

by Guest Blogger April 16, 2015
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This month, we are featuring a five-part blog series on home birth versus hospital birth to help educate our readers on this hot topic. In the first installment of the series, we explored the evolution of childbirth and key statistics of trends. In the second installment, we discussed the benefits of each choice and options […]

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“Home Birth or Hospital Birth: That is the Question.” Part 3 of 5

by Guest Blogger April 15, 2015
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This month, we are featuring a five-part blog series on home birth versus hospital birth to help educate our readers on this hot topic. In the first installment of the series, we explored the evolution of childbirth and key statistics of trends. In the second installment, we discussed the benefits of each choice and options […]

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“Home Birth or Hospital Birth: That is the Question.” Part 2 of 5

by Guest Blogger April 14, 2015
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This month, we are featuring a five-part blog series on home birth versus hospital birth to help educate our readers on this hot topic. In the first installment of the series, we explored the evolution of childbirth and key statistics of trends. In this second installment, we discuss the benefits of each choice and options […]

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“Home Birth or Hospital Birth: That is the Question.” Part 1 of 5

by Guest Blogger April 13, 2015
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This month, we are featuring a five-part blog series on home birth versus hospital birth to help educate our readers on this hot topic. Guest bloggers include Steven M. Gorsuch, M.D, Attending Physician, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chief, Gynecology, Summa Akron City Hospital; Jennifer Doyle, MSN, WHNP-BC, Perinatal Outreach Educator/APN, Women’s Health Services, Summa Akron City […]

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I am so tired. Is it my thyroid?

by Guest Blogger April 7, 2015
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Can I have thyroid dysfunction even if my thyroid lab results are normal? This is a question I have heard many times in my practice. The simple answer is no. The thyroid is a gland located in the lower part of the neck just below the voice box that controls various bodily functions including growth […]

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Have you had “THE TALK” with your loved ones?

by Michele L. McCarroll Ph.D. April 2, 2015
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No – I don’t mean the SEX talk! Yes- I do mean the “what happens when I die” talk. Now, I don’t want to get into the question of religion or spiritual beliefs about what happens after we die; however, I am more concerned about the arrangements that need to be completed once your soul […]

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