Planning for Flu Season Starts Now (PKG)

CLEVELAND – Getting back into the swing of the school year includes protecting your family from viruses. But even though cold and flu season may seem far away, now is the time to think about flu vaccines. According to Frank Esper M.D., of Cleveland Clinic Children’s, it’s best to have children receive their flu vaccines … Read More

Making the Grade: Healthy Back to School Prep (PKG)

CLEVELAND – Back-to-school is a busy time for parents and children alike. But as schedules change and a new school year begins, Kimberly Giuliano, M.D., of Cleveland Clinic Children’s said it’s important to make sure everyone is prepared for a safe and healthy start to the school year. This includes talking to kids about what … Read More

Don’t Let Rotten Food Spoil Your Summer Fun (PKG)

CLEVELAND – For those whose end of summer plans include a backyard bash or packing up the camper for a trip, putting food safety at the top of the ‘to-do’ list should be a priority. That’s because, according to Cleveland Clinic’s Baruch Fertel, M.D., bacteria such as salmonella and E. coli thrive in warm environments. … Read More

Frozen Treats with a Healthier Twist (PKG)

CLEVELAND – Cool treats are a great way to beat the heat – what’s not so great are the calories and artificial colors, flavors, and sweeteners that often come along with them. Kristin Kirkpatrick, R.D., of Cleveland Clinic, said if ice cream is a summertime vice – natural ingredients are best. “I would rather you … Read More

Electricity Helps Control Man’s Brain Tumor

CLEVELAND – July 17 is Glioblastoma Awareness Day. Glioblastoma is a rare, aggressive type of brain tumor. Once diagnosed, survival is typically measured in months, for many. But Jerry Bennett, 50, is beating the odds – with electricity. Bennett, who resides in Ottawa Lake, Michigan, was diagnosed with glioblastoma two years ago. What first began as … Read More

Enjoy a Festive Fourth with Safe Fireworks (PKG)

CLEVELAND – There’s no better time than the Fourth of July to enjoy a good fireworks display. Experts agree that the safest way to do so is to leave it to the professionals and attend a public display. However, if plans include a few backyard firecrackers, Cleveland Clinic’s Baruch Fertel, M.D., said first and foremost, … Read More

Ditch the Dreaded ‘Dad Bod’ (PKG)

CLEVELAND – Becoming a dad, especially for the first time, is a celebrated occasion. What’s not as celebrated is the ‘dad bod’ that can follow in the years to come. Cleveland Clinic’s Dan Allan, M.D., said weight gain, especially in the abdomen – is more than just a physique problem – it can lead to … Read More