‘Morning Sickness’

by Guest Blogger December 23, 2014
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The first challenge for many expectant moms usually involves the management of nausea and vomiting in the first trimester. The popular news story of Princess Catherine suffering from morning sickness so severe that she is unable to tend to her royal duties may mirror the experience of many other expectant mothers (small differences include the […]

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How to be safe when ‘decking your halls’

by Summa Flourish December 9, 2014
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It’s that time of year when we get our home all “decked out” in holiday décor. But, with all the excitement it can be very easy to lose sight of how to safely hang a wreath or safeguard a string of lights on the tree.  Here are a few tips from Summa Health System that […]

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WAGtime Pet Partner Visitation Program

by Summa Flourish October 23, 2014
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Summa Health System is always looking for volunteers, including man’s best friend – dogs! Why not bring your dog to the hospital to visit patients and brighten their day? The WAGtime pet program of Summa Health System allows teams of pet owners and their dogs to visit with patients and family members within Summa Akron City, St. […]

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2014 ’30 for the Future’: Summa’s Dr. Roulette

by Summa Flourish October 2, 2014

Each year, the Greater Akron (OH) Chamber recognizes 30 young professionals(ages 25-39) in Summit, Medina, and Portage counties with the “30 for the Future” Award. The “30 for the Future” award is part of the Chamber’s strategy to attract and retain talent in the region. The award honors young professionals who are trendsetters in their […]

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So you’re a European gynecologist?

by Guest Blogger June 12, 2014
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Now that we have introductions out of the way, I would like to spend some time discussing the field of urogynecology.  Interestingly after inquiring about my profession, more people then I can count have mistakenly deduced that I received my gynecology training is some far-off European country.  In reality, urogynecology (not Euro-gynecology!) is a subspecialty […]

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Dr. Mary South joins the Summa Women’s Health team

by Guest Blogger June 10, 2014
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Only 8 days into my employment at Summa and I was asked to submit writings to Flourish! I am very excited to be part of this fun venture!  First, I want to introduce myself. I am a urogynecologist specializing in female pelvic floor disorders and have been practicing for the past 6 years in Cincinnati. Although […]

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5 Things to Know About Changes in Breast Cancer Radiation

by Guest Blogger March 18, 2014
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Excluding skin cancer, breast cancer represents the most common cancer diagnosis for women. Many women who are diagnosed with breast cancer will need radiation therapy as part of their treatment following any type of breast surgery. Traditional radiation therapy usually requires 5-7 weeks. This can result in some women not receiving therapy due to concerns […]

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We are the voice to stop stroke…together

by Guest Blogger February 25, 2014
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I recently returned from the International Stroke Conference and have a lot of important information to share with Flourish readers. Every year, over 5,000 people attend this conference. Physicians, nurses, scientists, statisticians, EMS personal, pharmaceutical companies… you name it. There we were, all in tune with the conference slogan, “Together to Stop Stroke”. Exchanging ideas, […]

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Did you make your 2014 resolutions?

by Summa Flourish January 2, 2014
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Happy 2014! We hope you’re ready for the year ahead. Did you make your list of resolutions? You know…the inevitable list of ways you are going to try to improve your life in the New Year? Did you know that people who make resolutions are 10 times more likely to reach their goals than those people […]

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