Artificial Sweeteners Tied to Increased Stroke Risk

CLEVELAND – As a kid, you were probably told to eat less sugar. So as adults, we often reach for sugar substitutes, in the hopes that they will be a little healthier. But, according to a recent study, artificial sweeteners can actually increase our health risks. “Whether you are choosing something that has real sugar, artificial … Read More

Kids Fare Better When Connected to Nature

CLEVELAND – On Earth Day, parents often remind their children to think about ways in which their actions can impact the earth. But according to a recent study, connecting with nature can help our kids’ brains in return. The study surveyed 493 families of young children between the ages of 2-5. Parents answered questions about how … Read More

Why Measles is So Dangerous

CLEVELAND – According to the latest report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of reported measles cases in the U.S. has reached 555. The measles outbreak has now spread to 20 states. According to Camille Sabella, M.D., an infectious disease expert at Cleveland Clinic Children’s, measles can look at like … Read More

Spring Cleaning: Declutter your Home and Mind

CLEVELAND – For many of us, the renewal of spring and the rise in temperatures signals that it’s time to get into ‘spring cleaning’ mode. And according to Scott Bea, PsyD, of Cleveland Clinic, spring cleaning isn’t just good for our homes, it can actually lift our moods. “We’re shut in a lot during the … Read More

Healthy Prep for Severe Weather

CLEVELAND – Whether you’re bracing for a flood, tornado or storm – hazardous weather conditions can be found in every part of the country. So, it’s important to be prepared when severe weather strikes. Baruch Fertel, M.D., an emergency physician at Cleveland Clinic, said it’s critical to have medical information handy in case of emergency, especially … Read More

Keep Outdoor Allergens from Coming Indoors

CLEVELAND – Approximately 50 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies. Whether it’s trees, grass or ragweed causing allergy symptoms, one thing is for sure – it’s best to leave outdoor allergens…outdoors. Cleveland Clinic allergist Sandra Hong, M.D., said one way outdoor allergens make their way inside are on our furry friends. “If you have pets, … Read More

Research: Runners Live Longer

CLEVELAND – Running is one of the most common forms of exercise – from casual jogging to ultra-marathoners – runners are everywhere. But can running actually help us live longer? According to research, the answer is ‘yes.’ Cleveland Clinic’s Donald Ford, M.D., MBA, said running is good for our longevity because it exercises the heart muscle. … Read More

Study Links Unstable Income to Heart Risks

CLEVELAND – Preparing for Tax Day can bring a lot of stress to those who are sweating over their finances. According to a recent study, fluctuating income can actually put our health at risk.  The study looked at 3,937 adults between the ages of 23-35. “They found with more income volatility, there was a higher risk … Read More

Study: Elderly Fractures Linked to Dog-Walking

CLEVELAND – Man’s best friend often brings love, affection and companionship. But for the elderly – a dog can also bring a trip to the emergency room, according to one recent study. It shows dog walking-related fractures are common in older people. Chad Deal, M.D., of Cleveland Clinic, did not take part in the study, but … Read More