RMH Blog

Fainting (Syncope) in Kids

By Adam Powell, MD, pediatric cardiologist at Cincinnati Children’s Pediatric Fainting (Syncope): Fainting (also called syncope) is very common in the teenage and young adult years.  Around 20% of young adults report having passed out at least once in their life.  Fortunately, fainting is rarely a sign of a dangerous […]

Cooking with an air fryer

Every year or so a new fad hits the small appliance market. The air fryer is one of the most recent must-haves, but is it a fad? Or is it a healthy cooking appliance deserving of valuable real estate on your crowded kitchen counter? Before answering that question, here are […]

Child Safety and Over the Counter Medications

Over the counter medications are medications that can be purchased without a prescription. However, this does not mean that they are harmless. When it comes to treating children with a cough, cold or the flu, parents need to be aware that some over the counter medications are not safe for […]

Diabetes and Exercise

Pre-diabetics who want to avoid or delay the onset of diabetes should know that  exercise has been show to play a major role in its prevention and control. Both aerobic and strength training help improve insulin action. Since the effect is short term, however, to maintain the improvement, diabetics and […]

Winter Pattern Season Affective Disorder

December 21 is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year. On Dec 22, daylight will last just a little bit longer. The trend will continue until June 20, the Summer Solstice and longest day of the year. During this time of year, some people suffer from a seasonal […]

Managing Holiday Stress – Don’t Go Overboard

If the holidays feel like a roller coaster you board on Thanksgiving Day and ride until January, maybe it’s time to rethink your celebrations. Too often the holidays become a time of “too much”. Too much food. Too much alcohol. Too much partying until the wee hours. All of this […]

What is a “board certified” healthcare provider?

The journey to becoming a doctor includes a four year college, four years of medical school, one year of internship and a residency.  The length of residency varies according to the specialty. A family practice residency lasts for three years. An oncology residency lasts five years. A pediatric cardiology residency […]

Holiday Stress- the “Pinterest Problem”

Pinterest is a great place to get ideas for the holidays. Need a last minute centerpiece? Use some Pinterest magic: turn a few wine glasses upside down, put Christmas tree bulbs under the goblets and tie bows around the stems. Need a last minute dessert? Grab a mug cake recipe […]

Adapt to cold weather with layered clothing

There is an old saying to the effect that, there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing. If Indiana weather were more extreme, all Hoosiers would be forced to invest in heavy duty winter clothing. However, even in Indiana, being properly dressed can give us the freedom […]

Managing Holiday Stress – Personal Relationships

Having family come together for the holidays can be wonderful, but it can also be frustrating. Whether we’re avoiding heated political discussions, over-imbibing cousins or 150 mile days spent attending three Christmas dinners, the holidays can put as much stress on our personal relationships as they do on our stomachs […]