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Starting Your Path to Good Health

The path to good health is different for every person. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center can help you develop a plan for wellness that builds on your personal interests to meet your personal goals. And there's no better moment to get started than now.

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Know Your Numbers

5 Numbers YouNeed To Know

Take charge of your wellness and know your numbers, what they mean and how they impact your health. Knowing your blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and BMI is important for overall wellness.

Blood Pressure

Top number under 120, bottom number (diastolic) under 80

Cholesterol

Total number less than 200 (HDL>60; LDL<100)

Blood sugar

Less than 100 (after fasting for 8 hours)

Body mass index (BMI)

18.5-24.9 is normal; 25.0-29.9 is overweight; 30+ is obese

Waist size

Women less than 35", Men less than 40"

6 symptoms of a heart attack

If one or more regions of your heart muscle are deprived of a flow of oxygenated blood, you may have a heart attack. The symptoms you are most likely to have include:

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Pressure
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2
Tightness
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3
Pain
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4
squeezing
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5
Chest Pain
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6
Fainting
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7 symptoms of Depression

Depression can have different causes, and each person copes with depression in a different way. Commonly described symptoms of depression include ongoing feelings of sadness, helplessness, hopelessness and irritability.

Sadness

Persistent sadness, anxiousness, or empty mood.

Loss of interest

Loss of interest and pleasure in activities formerly enjoyed.

Energy Loss

Decreased energy, fatigue, being "slowed down".

Worthlessness

Persistent feelings of worthlessness.

Weight Change

Noticeable change of appetite, with either significant weight loss or weight gain.

Difficulty Sleeping

Fitful sleep, inability to sleep, early morning awakening, or sleeping too much.

Suicidal Thoughts

Recurring thoughts of death or suicide, wishing to die, or attempting suicide.


Living Well

Living well encompasses all aspects of health, from eating right to staying active. Learning how to manage all aspects of your health will help you live a healthy lifestyle.

Staying Active

Ohio State's Ross Heart Hospital invites you to join us in the fight against heart disease by taking steps to live a healthier lifestyle and to make positive changes within your power.

Ohio State's Ross Heart Hospital Wellness Series invites you to take
the challenge for a healthier heart by participating in a variety of events
including 5Ks, mud runs and a triathlon on June 22, 2014.

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PelotoniaRide. Donate. volunteer.

August 8 - 10, 2014

Pelotonia is a grassroots bike tour with one goal: end cancer. Pelotonia raises millions of dollars each year for cancer research. Pelotonia's operation expenses are covered by funding partners so every rider raised dollar goes directly to fund research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Eating healthy

Eating healthy can be challenge, and sometimes a food's nutrition labeling can be difficult to understand. Is this good for me or not? To help make eating right easier, Seasons Cafe in University Hospital is now offering Healthy Choice - Buckeye Approved food items. These options have been selected based on guidelines developed by the nutrition experts of Ohio State's Nutrition Services and the IDEA Studio for Health Care.

The goal of this new program is to make healthier food choices much easier to spot. These food items are in a designated cooler - just look for Brutus!

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Programs to Better Health

When it comes to working out, the most important factor is that you enjoy it. From yoga classes and spa treatments to weight management programs and fitness classes - Ohio State has many options to put you on the path to better health, and help you enjoy the journey.

Weight Management

Ohio State has 4 non-surgical programs to help you meet your lifestyle goals.

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Integrative medicine

Choose from 126 classes annually at the OSU Center for Integrative Health and Wellness.

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SPA Treatments

The Department of Plastic Surgery offers 17 spa treatments to rejuvenate yourself.

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Prevention

Focus on Prevention

Stop an injury or disease before it stops you; disease and injury
prevention is a key factor in maintaining wellness.

Thyroid

Up to 50% of women 60 or older have a thyroid nodule. View the Center for Women's Health thyroid nodule educational video.

Stroke

There are 16 indicators for risk of stroke. Find out if you're at risk for stroke by taking our risk assessment quiz.

Stress

Stress can make women 29% less likely to get pregnant. Try using stress reduction techniques like yoga, meditation and mindfulness.


Manage your Health

OSUMyChart is a secure portal that allows you to access a portion of your healthcare information and allows you to communicate with your Ohio State providers. With OSUMyChart you have the ability to:

Message your healthcare provider
Request appointments
Renew prescriptions
View test results
Access on any device

Partners in Health

We all know the numbers of good health - what healthy blood pressure looks like, or cholesterol, blood sugar or BMI. But the path to good health is different for every person. Ohio State can help you develop a plan for wellness that builds on your personal interests to meet your personal goals.
There's no better moment to get started than now.

A feeling of weight or pressure in your chest that lasts more than a few minutes

Don't delay, call 911 at the
first sign of symptoms.

Tightness in your chest that causes discomfort or pain.

Don't delay, call 911 at the
first sign of symptoms.

Pain or discomfort that spreads to the shoulders, neck, arms or jaw.

Don't delay, call 911 at the
first sign of symptoms.

The feeling that your chest is being squeezed.

Don't delay, call 911 at the
first sign of symptoms.

Chest pressure or pain that occurs with any of these symptoms:

  • Sweating, clammy skin and/or paleness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Unexplained weakness or fatigue
  • Rapid or irregular pulse

Don't delay, call 911 at the
first sign of symptoms.

Fainting may result from lack of oxygen flowing to the heart.

Don't delay, call 911 at the
first sign of symptoms.

Ohio State has 4 non-surgical programs to help you meet your lifestyle goals. The Comprehensive Weight Management Program has helped thousands of people safely and successfully lose weight by offering a complete wellness and total health approach.

To learn about our free weight management information sessions click here or call 614-366-6675.

Choose from 126 classes annually at the OSU Center for Integrative Health and Wellness.

The OSU Center for Integrative Health and Wellness offers health classes to enhance quality of life. Qualified instructors offer a variety of classes that focus on physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and social well-being.

To learn more or to sign up for our classes click here call 614-293-9777.

The Department of Plastic Surgery at Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center offers a wide range of rejuvenating spa treatments for all ages and body types.

To make an appointment for spa services, call 614-293-8566.