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“He told me to go home and live the remainder of my life, which he estimated to be two to three months,” recalls Collins. Instead, he went home and made an appointment with Jason Smith, M.D., a cardiologist at The Christ Hospital, to seek a second opinion.

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According to Michael Lawson Swank, M.D., orthopedic surgeon with Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, before the pandemic, hospitals sent 50% to 60% of patients home in the same day following a joint surgery when 80% to 90% could have been discharged in the same day. “It was just inertia, really,” says Swank, who found that patients felt more comfortable with that plan since the coronavirus loomed.

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“At a basic level, you can think of dry eye as a plumbing problem,” says Kavitha Sivaraman, M.D., a cornea specialist at Cincinnati Eye Institute (CEI). “It’s an imbalance between the rate at which tears are produced and how rapidly they are eliminated from the surface of the eye.”

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The Christ Hospital has created disease-specific programs for patient care, several of which include heart failure, women’s heart health and complex coronary intervention. In doing so, they have developed miniature Centers of Excellence, each of which is led by a nationally networked physician champion who is supported by clinical coordinators and advanced practice providers, all of whom are disease specific. 

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As a sixth grader, Hannah Schube remembers how she was forced into a new lifestyle after she learned that she had Type 1 diabetes.

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A new technology has entered the facial rejuvenation scene in the Cincinnati area. Donath Facial Plastic Surgery has introduced the radio-frequency face tightening device, EmbraceRF, to its arsenal of revitalization tools. This makes Alexander Donath, M.D., F.A.C.S., the first to offer this kind of treatment locally.

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Lindner Center of HOPE is not unlike the massive trees that line its driveway and paths — a mighty oak with mature branches that has grown into a haven offering the myriad of answers and assistance necessary to brave the various, challenging mental health storms that life may bring.

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Nearly 50,000 people in Cincinnati are living with dementia. The number is expected to triple by 2050, but will we be ready?

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You’ve changed your diet and you’ve been working out regularly, but that stubborn belly fat still won’t disappear. It might be time to try a different solution, and with summer fast approaching, there’s no better time to turn to a medical spa for the latest in body sculpting treatments.

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For 35 years, OHC (Oncology Hematology Care Inc.) employees have touched the hearts of their patients and their family members. OHC patient Mary Kleespies is a perfect example.

Helping her patients look and feel their best is one of Dr. Shalini Gupta’s greatest joys. Utilizing the most up-to-date and proven procedures to achieve her patients’ goals, Dr. Gupta — among the most well-established cosmetic dermatology and laser practices in the Cincinnati, Dayton and No…