Can Running Help You Live Longer?

CLEVELAND – People who made resolutions to be more active in 2020, may want to consider running. One recent study suggests running – even in small doses – may help people live longer. Dominic King, D.O., of Cleveland Clinic, said any type of exercise is healthy, but running is a great whole-body workout. “It’s a great … Read More

Trouble with Weight Loss? Look at your Nighttime Habits

CLEVELAND – Are you stepping on the scale in the morning, and feeling frustrated when the number isn’t budging? It‘s possible habits from the night before are to blame. According to Kasey Goodpaster, Ph.D., of Cleveland Clinic, it’s easy to rack up excess calories in the evening, especially if watching TV is part of a … Read More

Coronavirus in the U.S. – What you Need to Know

CLEVELAND – In recent weeks, a new respiratory virus, known as the ’2019 Novel Coronavirus’ – was identified in China. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the virus has made its way to the U.S., as the first case was confirmed in Washington state Tuesday. According to Steven Gordon, M.D., of … Read More

How a Hug can Help Your Child

CLEVELAND – January 21 is National Hugging Day. Everyone needs a good hug every now and then. And, according to Emily Mudd, Ph.D., of Cleveland Clinic Children’s, when we hug our children, it actually helps them regulate their emotions, and helps their brains develop. “We know that even from the moment we’re born, that touch, … Read More

Feeling Down and Sluggish? Your Thyroid Could be to Blame

CLEVELAND – January is Thyroid Awareness Month. While up to 20 million Americans have thyroid disease, according to Shirisha Avadhanula, M.D., of Cleveland Clinic, often times, it’s easy to miss. Because the symptoms of thyroid disease often mirror symptoms for other ailments, such as irritable bowel syndrome or even depression, she said people may not … Read More

Make Popcorn a Healthy Treat

CLEVELAND – Sunday January 19 is National Popcorn Day. And while popcorn may not always have the reputation of being a ‘health food,’ according to Cleveland Clinic’s Ariana Fiorita, RD, it does have some health benefits. It all comes down to where it comes from and how it’s made. “You can buy the organic kernels … Read More

Teen Screen Time Impacts Sugar, Caffeine Intake

CLEVELAND – Energy drinks and sodas, notoriously high in sugar and caffeine, are popular drinks among teenagers. Now, a recent study looks at how teens’ screen habits might impact how many energy drinks and sodas they’re drinking. The study looked at survey data from students in grades 8-10 across the U.S. from 2013 to 2016. Researchers … Read More

Trouble Sleeping? Study Says Warm Bath May Help

CLEVELAND – Is tossing and turning common before dozing off to sleep? According to a recent study, taking a warm bath might help folks get some rest. The research looked at data from several previous studies. Researchers found that a warm bath, or shower, between 104-109 degrees Fahrenheit could help people fall asleep about 10 minutes … Read More

Can a ‘Dry January’ Benefit your Health?

CLEVELAND – Was your December marked by holiday over-indulgence? If so, you may be one of the many adults trying a ‘Dry January’ – and avoiding any alcohol for the entire first month of the year. But can it really help someone’s health? According to Jamile Wakim-Fleming, M.D., of Cleveland Clinic, going ‘dry’ can decrease liver … Read More