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Misconceptions surrounding health and medicine are common. Get the straight science – with compassion – from the Healthy@UH podcast, featuring medical experts and expertise from University Hospitals

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Misconceptions surrounding health and medicine are common. Get the straight science – with compassion – from the Healthy@UH podcast, featuring medical experts and expertise from University Hospitals

    Back Pain Remedies: What Works, What Doesn't

    Back Pain Remedies: What Works, What Doesn't

    Chances are, you or someone you know suffers from back pain. Back pain can affect people who are active and those who are sedentary, though for different reasons. So what should you do when back pain strikes? Get a softer – or firmer – mattress? Stand at your computer rather than sit? Hang upside down? Research shows that some of these solutions work while others are a waste of time and money. UH physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist A. Paul Gazzillo, MD, sorts through popular back pain remedies and identifies the symptoms that signal it’s time to see a spine specialist.

    • 12 min
    The Evidence for Acupuncture

    The Evidence for Acupuncture

    Acupuncture is a 5,000-year-old healing practice used to treat such diverse conditions as pain, digestive problems, respiratory disorders, anxiety, depression, headaches and migraines. Is there a place for this ancient approach in modern medicine? Acupuncturist Christine Kaiser, MS, LAc, LCH, FABORM, of the UH Connor Integrative Health Institute, describes two recent studies – one comparing acupuncture to intravenous morphine in the ER, the other on whether acupuncture is more than just a placebo effect – that provide some compelling evidence of the therapy’s effectiveness.

    • 11 min
    Feeling the Need to Detox? Here's the Real Truth

    Feeling the Need to Detox? Here's the Real Truth

    Detox diets, regimens and supplements are supposed to rid your body of toxins acquired from food, your lifestyle or the environment. Proponents also say detoxing – or cleansing – can improve your health and promote weight loss. But what does the research say about detoxes and cleanses? And are these methods and supplements safe? UH physician and toxicologist Ryan Marino, MD, provides a science-based perspective.

    • 12 min
    Vaping: Safe Alternative to Smoking or Hazardous to Your Health?

    Vaping: Safe Alternative to Smoking or Hazardous to Your Health?

    Not so long ago, vaping – or inhaling vapor from an electronic cigarette – was seen as a healthier alternative to smoking cigarettes made with tobacco. After all, solid research showed that smoking tobacco causes lung disease and cancer. But recent reports have linked serious lung injury – and even deaths – to vaping. UH emergency room physician Benjamin Boswell, DO, explains how e-cigarettes cause illness and why people are coming to the ER after vaping.

    • 10 min
    Kids and Screen Time

    Kids and Screen Time

    Many parents try to limit the time their children spend online gaming or watching videos, especially before bedtime, in the belief that too much screen time is bad for their kids’ mental and physical health.A recent study, however, turns that belief on its head, saying researchers could find no evidence that time on electronic devices has any negative effect on teens’ well-being.Carolyn Ievers-Landis, PhD, a clinical psychologist at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s, discusses why parents should pay attention to the study’s results and how to keep screen time from becoming a parent-child battleground.

    • 16 min
    Burnout and Overuse Injuries in Young Athletes

    Burnout and Overuse Injuries in Young Athletes

    As parents, we want to encourage our kids to participate in sports. There are great health advantages to exercising and being active. And, for some kids, there is the chance to play in college or earn scholarships.However, with the increasing pressure on kids and parents to participate in club, travel or year-round teams, burnout and overuse injuries are becoming more common in younger athletes. James Voos, MD, Chairman, Department of Orthopedic Surgery at University Hospitals, gives advice on what we can do about it.

    • 13 min

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