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Rosary Hall group uses art therapy to help patients in treatment for drug addiction

Rosary Hall has been at the forefront of treating alcoholism and drug dependency for more than 60 years, so it's no surprise the program is using a new approach - art therapy - to help work toward recovery. Some of this inspiring artwork was on display at a reception at the SPACES Gallery in Cleveland in June. Both Cleveland 19 News and The Plain Dealer ran stories about the art therapy program. ...Continue →

Something in my back is exploded!

Robert F. McLain, M.D., a spine surgeon in the Spine and Orthopedic Institute at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, recently published the following article to provide information regarding cervical disc injury, cervical fusion, disc replacement surgery and more. Dr. McLain has more than 20 years of experience in disc replacement surgery, and has served as an instructor and educator in disc replacement surgical training, as Principal Investigator for an FDA cervical disc replacement clinical trial, and provides both lumbar and cervical disc replacement to carefully selected patients who need those procedures. ...Continue →

Back pain at work: Preventing pain and injury

Nearly 40 million Americans – or more than 25 percent of the workforce – suffer from chronic lower back pain, according to new research. Millions of workers, particularly those in heavy labor-related jobs, either miss work or are forced to change jobs every year because of their pain. However, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s orthopedic spine surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Shall said there is help for those who suffer from work-related back pain and tips to avoid injury on the job. ...Continue →

Health Literacy Institute at St. Vincent Charity Featured at National Health Literacy Conference

Since 2007, the Health Literacy Institute at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center has been dedicated to improving health through better education. Karen Komondor, director, organizational development, at the Health Literacy Institute was invited to speak at the recent Institute for Healthcare Advancement’s Health Literacy Conference in Costa Mesa, California. The conference draws participants from around the world to discuss practical health literacy solutions. ...Continue →

Rosary Hall's Dr. Ted Parran provides expert opinion to committee on qualifying conditions for medical marijuana use

A committee of health care professionals recently recommended that the State Medical Board of Ohio vote next month to include anxiety and autism spectrum disorder as qualifying conditions for medical marijuana use. Dr. Ted Parran, co-associate medical director of Rosary Hall at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, was asked by the Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee to give his expert opinion on whether these conditions should be added to the more than 20 conditions already approved for marijuana treatment in Ohio. ...Continue →

Surgery Not Always Best Approach to Ankle Injury

Tristan Van Natta was two days away from competing in the Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships in St. Petersburg, Russia, when a crooked landing led to a severe ankle sprain. The resolute athlete refused to see a doctor, knowing that a diagnosis could prevent her from competing. Back home, the first doctor Tristan saw recommended surgery for ligament and tendon tears. She went to Dr. Michael Canales at the Spine and Orthopedic Institute for a second opinion. He didn't think surgery was necessary. ...Continue →

May is Mental Health Month - Focus on #4Mind4Body for Balanced Mental Health

Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. So much of what we do physically impacts us mentally - it’s important to pay attention to both your physical health and your mental health, which can help you achieve overall wellness and set you on a path to recovery. This May is Mental Health Month and St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, with Mental Health America (MHA), is raising awareness about the connection between physical health and mental health. ...Continue →

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, April 27

Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. That's dangerous and often tragic. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. ...Continue →

Tips for surviving a severe allergy season

Seasonal allergies affect as many as 30 percent of adults and 40 percent of children - that's more than 50 million people - in the United States. Dr. Keyvan Ravakhah, internal medicine specialist, provides some tips for relief during allergy season. ...Continue →

Cleveland Improbable Players offer reality of addiction and recovery in dramatization at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

Cleveland’s Plain Dealer joined addition treatment caregivers and clients of Rosary Hall this week to view a dramatic performance staged by the Improbable Players. The professional troupe brings a raw, riveting message about addiction to schools and stages across communities hit hard by the opioid epidemic. ...Continue →

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