Spice things up with these salt alternatives:

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We all know we should eat a little less salt, but nonetheless, we love it in everything. From French fries to pizza, we need to taste the savory flavor. If we have too much of it, like anything else, it could lead to health problems. These include high blood pressure, high sodium levels and chronic kidney disease. The alternative options below are recommended by the British Heart Foundation to prevent all the negative health effects that consuming too much salt can cause.  

Take our quiz below to see if you can determine the healthiest option.  

 

We want to take preventive action now, so we do not have to worry about the future. These simple alternatives can help you control your diet and prevent future health problems.   

Spice things up with these salt alternatives:

(Quiz) Take our quiz to see which salt alternatives can help you control your diet and prevent future health problems.  

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Thai Trinh, M.D., Earns Fellow Designation

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Thai Trinh, M.D., FAANA, Orthopedic Surgeon with Genesis Orthopedic Sports Medicine, recently earned the fellow designation from the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA). The designation demonstrates Trinh’s dedication to arthroscopy, a minimally invasive diagnostic and treatment procedure, and his skill and leadership in the orthopedic field.

 

“We are pleased that Dr. Trinh’s efforts to provide high-quality orthopedic care using minimally invasive techniques like arthroscopy have been recognized by the AANA,” said Carley Gutridge, Director, Genesis Orthopedic Services. “His skill, leadership and dedication to his patients make him an excellent surgeon, and we are proud he is part of our outstanding Orthopedic Team.”

 

The Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) is an international professional organization of more than 5,000 orthopedic surgeons and other medical professionals who are committed to advancing the field of minimally invasive orthopedic surgery to improve patient outcomes.

 

Visit genesishcs.org/orthopedic to learn more about the Genesis Orthopedic Center and the Orthopedic Team.

 

Dr. Thai Trinh

Awarded by Arthroscopy Association of North America

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Surviving the test of time

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Why you should give Tai Chi a try  

In recent years, there has been a growing interest in alternative exercise options for adults. One such option gaining popularity is Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese martial art that combines slow, flowing movements with deep breathing and meditation. Here are some of the physical, mental and emotional benefits people discover when they start to learn centuries-old Tai Chi movements.  

Improved balance and flexibility 

Numerous studies have shown that regular practice of Tai Chi can significantly improve balance and flexibility in adults of all ages. This is particularly beneficial for older adults, as it reduces the risk of falls and related injuries. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that Tai Chi reduced the risk of falls in older adults by 47%. 

 

Increased strength and endurance 

Despite its gentle appearance, Tai Chi engages multiple muscle groups, improving strength and endurance. Research suggests that Tai Chi can enhance upper and lower body strength, which is vital for maintaining functional independence.

 

Reduced pain and joint stiffness

Individuals with chronic conditions such as arthritis often experience joint pain and stiffness.  

Tai Chi has been found to alleviate these symptoms, offering a low-impact exercise option that promotes joint mobility and reduces discomfort.  

 

Stress reduction 

Tai Chi incorporates mindfulness and meditation, promoting relaxation and reducing stress levels.  

 

Cognitive function 

Research suggests that Tai Chi may have positive effects on cognitive function, including attention, memory and executive function. It is believed that the combination of physical movement and mental focus in Tai Chi contributes to these cognitive benefits. 

 

Sleep quality 

Insomnia and poor sleep quality are common issues among adults. Tai Chi has been shown to improve sleep patterns, leading to better overall sleep quality and increased energy levels during the day. 

 

Whether you are a young adult looking for a low-impact exercise option or an older adult aiming to maintain functional independence, Tai Chi can be a valuable addition to your fitness routine.  

 


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Here are some of the physical, mental and emotional benefits people discover when they start to learn centuries-old Tai Chi movements.  

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The best-kept secret for anti-aging is already in your cabinet

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From serums to surgery, there is a huge industry dedicated to anti-aging skincare. However, one of the easiest and most affordable ways to prevent your skin from appearing wrinkled may already be in your home – sunscreen. 

Really? Sunscreen?

Yes, really. You already know sunscreen can significantly decrease your risk of skin cancers and skin damage from the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. Sunscreen also offers anti-aging benefits to our skin. According to a study from the National Library of Medicine, sunscreen can prevent premature skin aging caused by ultraviolet radiation, including wrinkles, telangiectasia and pigmentary alterations. 

There are more options for sunscreen than ever

Don’t worry – if the idea of putting on goopy, white sunscreen or sticky spray sunscreen every day makes you shudder, many other options are just as effective. 

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, many sunscreens now blur the line between skincare and sunscreen, offering different formulas that are more lightweight on the skin or pull double duty and offer additional benefits to your skin. 

When you’re choosing a sunscreen, the American Academy of Dermatology Association recommends choosing one with at least 30 SPF and broad spectrum protection (protects against UVA and UVB rays). If you have questions about a particular sunscreen or if it will be effective, talk to your primary care provider. 

So next time you decide to skip sunscreen because your sunburn won’t be “that bad” or “it’s not even that hot out,” remember these benefits to your skin. You might discover you’re a bigger fan of sunscreen than you thought. 

 


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Keep your feet and toes in tip-top shape

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Your feet carry you everywhere. Make sure you give them the love they deserve. Here are some easy tips from the American Academy of Dermatology to care for your feet and prevent some of the most common issues.  

 

Wear shoes that fit properly  

Wearing the right pair of shoes goes a long way to prevent problems like corns and blisters. When choosing your shoes, you want to make sure they aren’t too loose or too tight. Get your feet measured to ensure you have the perfect fit. Want more tips for choosing the right shoes? We’ve got you covered.  

Trim your toenails  

If your toenails are too long, it can also cause corns. It can also lead to ingrown toenails, which can be painful. Keep your toenails short by trimming them regularly. Trim your toenails by cutting them straight across. Make sure to sanitize your nail tools after use.  

Moisturize your feet after bathing  

One of the easiest ways to deal with dry or cracked heels is to moisturize them. Instead of applying it on dry skin, apply the cream after your shower or bath when your feet are still damp to lock in the moisture. Look for moisturizers with 10-25% urea, alpha hydroxy acid, or salicylic acid.  

Wear shower shoes or sandals in areas like gyms, locker rooms and pools  

Spending time in humid environments like spas and locker rooms can increase your risk for nail fungus and athlete’s foot. Wearing flip-flops or shower shoes instead of walking around barefoot can keep your feet safe.  

Keep a clean, fresh pair of socks  

No one likes the feeling of wet socks, but worse than that, excess moisture can lead to nail fungus. Change your socks after working out or doing yard work. Wearing moisture-wicking socks can also keep your socks fresh longer.  

If you have any questions or concerns about the health of your feet, contact your primary care provider or dermatologist. 

 

Keep your feet and toes in tip-top shape 

Your feet carry you everywhere. Make sure you give them the love they deserve.

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Because of you, we are a Top 50 Heart Hospital for the 2nd year in a row

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In addition to rating hospitals, Fortune Magazine and PINC AI also rate the Top 50 Heart Hospitals because heart disease is the deadliest thing facing adults in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), someone has a heart attack every 40 seconds.  

 

The seriousness of heart disease is also why, with your support, Genesis HealthCare System established the Heart & Vascular Institute. We adhere to the highest standards when recruiting physicians, surgeons and team members. We continually adopt proven new procedures and offer several minimally invasive options for common heart-related ailments.

 

Between the hundreds of team members who support our Heart & Vascular Institute and the thousands of community members who trust us with their health, we have the honor of being a Top 50 Heart Hospital for the second year in a row.

 

What does Top 50 Heart Hospital mean?

  • 28% fewer acute myocardial infarction (AMI) deaths and 50% fewer coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) deaths.

  • 32% fewer percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) and 38% fewer CABG  patients with complications. Higher 30-day survival rates for acute myocardial infarction (AMI), heart failure (HF) and CABG patients (0.3 to 0.7% higher).

  • Higher 30-day survival rates for acute myocardial infarction (AMI), heart failure (HF) and CABG patients (0.3 to 0.7% higher).

  • Lower 30-day readmission rates for AMI, HF and CABG patients (0.4 to 0.8% points lower).

  • Shorter average lengths of stay between patient groups – 0.3 for AMI, 0.6 for HF, 0.3 for PCI and one full day for CABG.

  • $2,503 to $9,931 less in total costs per patient case.

  • Patients had a better experience at top performing hospitals compared to the remaining peer hospitals, with a top-box Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) score of 71% versus 67%.

 

 

Top 50 Heart Hospital 2nd year

Between the hundreds of team members who support our Heart & Vascular Institute and the thousands of community members who trust us with their health, we have the honor of being a Top 50 Heart Hospital for the second year in a row.

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Salem, Bashar

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Bashar Salem, MD
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945 Bethesda Dr
Ste 260
Zanesville, OH 43701
United States

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1841306958
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2010 - 2013 Case Western Reserve University Program

Medical Education

1994 - 2001 Faculty Of Medicine (Aleppo, Syria)

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2003 - 2006 University of Texas Medical School at Houston

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Aronson, Sarah C.

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