Healthy Vitals

Healthy Vitals

Inspiring patient stories, helpful insights, and health tips from Summa Health thought leaders to give you actionable steps to improve your overall health and strengthen the pulse of our community.


February 27, 2024

The podcast features Dr. Yoleetah Ilodi, discussing diversity and inclusion in medical education at Summa Health. Dr. Ilodi addresses obstacles faced by underrepresented minorities, emphasizing the importance of diversity for better patient outc...

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Trigger Warning: This episode discusses pregnancy and infant loss, which may be triggering for some listeners.

In this episode, we delve into the often unspoken reality of pregnancy and infant loss. We discuss the importance of co...

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Join Dr. Rathna Shenoy, Amy Hirnikl, Education and Injury Prevention Coordinator, and Alexandra Carpenter, Trauma Program Manager, to discuss fall prevention for seniors.

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Dr. Hite discusses HIV and AIDS, explains how the infection progresses, answers frequently asked questions, and reminds viewers about prevention and treatment options.

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November 27, 2023

Join Audiologist Dr. Amy Welman and Audiologist Dr. Gabrielle King to discuss the impact of hearing loss.

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You've probably heard of "Spring Cleaning" but what about decluttering before the cold weather begins? Ashley Krul dives into the benefits of organizing and decluttering your space leading into the Winter months.

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Obesity drugs like Wegovy and Ozempic have ushered in a new age medical weight loss. In this episode, obesity medicine specialist Dr. Kenneth Wells, explains how these medications work, how they should be used and what patients should know...

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Dr. Desai answers your questions about radiation therapy and discusses advancements in treatment technology.

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This podcast episode delves into breast density, covering its types, detection methods, significance for screenings, misconceptions, and risk reduction. Learn about dense breast screenings, recent Ohio legislation expanding coverage, and proactive...

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Join us as we explore PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), a powerful tool in preventing HIV infection. We'll cover its definition and remarkable effectiveness in reducing the risk of HIV transmission.

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In this episode, we explore the Rainbow Tour, a groundbreaking initiative aimed at promoting education and awareness about the proper use of pronouns and understanding SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity). Visit and fill out ...

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Unveiling Summa Health's Epic implementation and MyChart portal. Get exclusive insights on the game-changing impact for patients and providers from Elbridge Locklear, Senior Vice President and...

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Wellness has become a buzzword we hear a lot about, but maybe we don’t know precisely what it means. It can also mean different things to different people. Today’s guest, Ashley Krul, program coordinator of employee wellness at Summa Health, discusses the ...

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Dr. Aziken, a cardiothoracic surgeon at Summa Health, reviews the importance of lung cancer screenings, who is at risk of developing lung cancer, some of advancements in the treatment of lung cancer and debunks c...

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how-to-care-for-aging-parents-or-loved-onesIn this episode, Dr. Gabrielle Ruff leads a discussion focusing on advice for caregivers of aging parents/relatives.
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minority-health-month-and-the-social-determinants-of-healthIn this episode, we will hear from Iriel Hopkins: Summa Health System Director of Community Relations and Diversity, and Marlo Schmidt: Summa Health System Director of Community Benefits. They will be discussing the social determinant...
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how-does-a-hospital-owned-healthcare-insurance-company-provide-better-service-and-qualityOur goal is to bring forth a leadership perspective of the businesses, provide insight on what success means to each and how the community benefits from the plans and its providers.
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an-introduction-to-mindfulness-and-its-health-benefitsIn this episode, Certified Mindfulness Teacher and Life Coach Shannon Speaks leads a discussion focusing on the practice of mindfulness, and the many health benefits of this practice.
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treatment-options-for-a-lumbar-herniated-discPain and symptoms from a spinal lumbar herniated disc can be easily mistaken by patients. Joining us today is Summa Health neurosurgeon Dr. Paul Hartzfeld, who will answer some of the most commonly asked questions about treatment for lumbar herniat...
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celebrating-women-in-healthcareIn this episode, we are celebrating women physicians. Dr. Cheryl Johnson and Dr. Jacqueline Tulodzieski-Ahlstrom lead an interactive discussion focusing on what brought them to their careers in medicine, and what they love about working at Summa Health.
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