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Your better body—with help from the Fitness Center at University Hospitals Avon Health Center

“I can and I will” is the mantra Joyce Shellenberger lives by. With her personal trainer Linda Lavalle by her side rep by rep, she works out 5-6 days per week at the Fitness Center at University Hospitals Avon Health Center and has never felt better. A pharmacist who is on her feet all day, Joyce has fallen arches and ankle issues that held...

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Gandalf’s Pub & Restaurant rocks its third anniversary and plays host to one of Cleveland’s favorite holidays—St. Patrick’s Day

“There is nothing better than St. Patrick’s Day in Cleveland on a Saturday,” says Sean Lackey, who, along with his wife, Michelle, owns Gandalf’s Pub & Restaurant. “We practice here all year long.” This cozy neighborhood eatery serves Irish favorites such as Vienna Corned Beef Boxtys, Shepherd’s Pie and Irish Nachos year-round, and...

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Apex Dermatology: This is Marlise

It can be said that behind every successful doctor is a terrific nurse. At Apex Dermatology, that especially holds true. Dr. Jorge Garcia-Zuazaga has surrounded himself with certified nurse practitioners who boast impressive credentials as well as the compassionate demeanor that is the hallmark of all five of his skincare offices. “All of...

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At the Fitness Center at University Hospitals Avon Health Center, the focus is on teaching members how to live, look and love life—better

It may be a little more ambitious than most New Year’s resolutions, but Brad Calabrese is resolute to try all of the 120 group exercise classes this year at the Fitness Center at University Hospitals Avon Health Center. As general manager of the fitness center, he already knows the classes can help people stay fit, but he wants to experience...

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A free leg screening from Medina Vein Center can change your life

When Strongsville resident Tom was suffering from leg pain, he thought it was just a part of aging. It proved to be much more. “I was aware of the pain in my leg and just thought it came with age,” he says. “But my wife called a doctor for a screening and we found out that I had blockage. Now I feel 10 years younger.” Thanks to an...

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