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Your Guide to Being Well and Staying Healthy

Welcome to the Southern Ohio Medical Center Health Encyclopedia. Through this page, you can learn more about diseases and conditions, surgeries and procedures, medicines, nutritional supplements, and topical wellness issues. We thank you for taking the time to visit our website, and hope you’ll take a moment to learn more about what SOMC has to offer.

Health Tip of the Day

How to Read to Your Child

  • Look for books you both love: Ask friends, teachers or librarians; look for award-winning books; check book reviews; or have your children pick out their own books.

  • Point out objects in the pictures as you read; look for activity books that let the child participate; have your child help turn the pages.

  • Follow the words with your finger so your child develops a sense that the words go from left to right.

  • Read slowly.

  • Look for repetition or rhymes in the stories.