Can Exercise Predict How Long You’ll Live?

CLEVELAND – Some say age is just a number – and now, new research is showing this may be true. A new study suggests an ‘estimated age’ based on an exercise stress test may be a better predictor of how long a person will live compared to their actual age. “Age is one of the most … Read More

Curbing Chocolate Cravings on Valentine’s Day

CLEVELAND – Valentine’s Day is often celebrated with chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. And if you love chocolate – it turns out that you’re not alone. According to Susan Albers, a psychologist at Cleveland Clinic who specializes in eating issues and mindful eating, a recent poll shows that chocolate is the number one craved food in … Read More

How Marital Stress Impacts Health

CLEVELAND – Valentine’s Day may not be so lovey-dovey if there’s stress in your marriage. Every married couple experiences conflict but when a couple has constant, unrelenting marital stress it not only takes a toll on their emotional health, but can impact their physical health as well. Cleveland Clinic’s Ted Raddell, Ph.D., said the quality of … Read More

Avoid Slips and Falls during Icy Conditions

CLEVELAND – When a winter storm bearing heavy amounts of ice and snow makes its way through your neighborhood, getting where you need to go can be tricky. But as we age, ice-covered sidewalks and driveways can become more than just a nuisance. According to Ronan Factora, M.D., of Cleveland Clinic, people over the age … Read More

Can We Become Addicted to Social Media?

CLEVELAND – Social media has become so ingrained in our culture, that it’s easy to forget that it hasn’t been around for very long. It’s so new, that, according to Joseph Rock, PsyD of Cleveland Clinic, the research is just emerging on how our behaviors surrounding social media could be measured against standards for being diagnosed … Read More

Report Shows Rise in Yoga, Meditation among Children

CLEVELAND – According to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, the number of children using yoga and meditation is rising. Judi Bar, yoga program manager at Cleveland Clinic, said kids often think yoga is fun, but it can also teach them effective ways to manage stress and self-soothe. “There’s a natural curiosity … Read More

Study: Sleep Apnea More Dangerous for Women’s Hearts

CLEVELAND – Obstructive sleep apnea, which is often accompanied by severe snoring, is a common, yet dangerous sleep disorder that involves short periods of stopped breathing during sleep. According to one recent study, the condition may put people, especially women, at risk for heart problems. The study looked at data on 4,877 people available through UK … Read More

Study: U.S. Adults are Sitting Too Much

CLEVELAND – We all know that sitting too much is bad for our health, but just how many hours do we spend sitting each day? A recent study says the answer, for many of us, is more than we should. The study looked at data on 5,923 adults who took part in a national survey. “The … Read More