Dr. Seth Levine writes a monthly medical column. He joined University Hospitals, and the practice of Dr. George Topalsky, in 2015. Levine grew up in Solon and serves the Cleveland community as a practicing internal medicine physician at the UH Internal Medicine Center in Independence.

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Compassion is the ability to understand the emotional state of another person. Understanding this definition can provide the means for us to help and support others, and in turn, will make this world a much better place. Recognizing that we, as humans, are innately similar to one another, an…

Surround yourself in an environment of health. It does all start at home. Work to create an environment low in stress, such as making your morning coffee pot ready to brew the night before. Meal prepping on Sunday. Ensuring all under your roof are also living clean, healthy lives such as not…

The sweet spot, a saying in baseball, when you hit that perfect home run off the barrel of the bat. In golf, to those fellow golfers, when you hit the perfect 7 iron on a par 3 onto the green with a rainbowesque trajectory. In soccer, it’s when the laces of the shoe connect just perfectly wi…