Why it’s Important to get COVID-19 Boosters

CLEVELAND – With more people out and about now that many restrictions have lifted, it’s important to make sure you’re up-to-date on your COVID-19 vaccine booster. As Kristin Englund, MD, infectious disease specialist with Cleveland Clinic explains, the vaccine’s efficacy can wane over time, so the booster is necessary to help protect you. “Really the … Read More

How Social Media Videos Can Impact a Child’s Attention Span

CLEVELAND – Many kids these days spend hours on social media platforms aimlessly scrolling through video after video, but some reports suggest that it could actually be harming their attention span. “The impact of screens is certainly profound because what happens with screens is attention is taken away from face-to-face interactions and it’s given over … Read More

Why Migraines May be Worse in the Summer

CLEVELAND – If you suffer from migraines or know someone who does, you may have noticed that they seem to get worse during the summer time. So, why is that? “Weather is a very important factor and element when it comes to migraine occurrence,” explained Emad Estemalik, MD, headache specialist for Cleveland Clinic. “Especially around seasonal … Read More

How to Combat Boredom with your Kids this Summer

CLEVELAND – Now that school is out for the summer, a lot of parents are probably starting to hear their kids complain that they’re bored. Thankfully, Gina Robinson, MD, pediatrician for Cleveland Clinic Children’s, has some healthy tips to keep them entertained. “Going to the park, going to the playground, swimming, a lot of communities … Read More

Survey Shows Lack of Brain Health Awareness Among Women PKG

CLEVELAND – Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women, but according to a new Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement at Cleveland Clinic survey, 82% of women aren’t even aware that they’re at greater risk for developing the disease. “I was surprised by how many women didn’t know they were at risk for Alzheimer’s disease to … Read More

How Genetics Play Role in Developing Melanoma

CLEVELAND – A recent study from Cleveland Clinic shows that melanoma, which is the most serious type of skin cancer, isn’t just caused by environmental factors. Researchers discovered genetics can also play a role. “What we found was that one in six people who have melanoma and other cancers running in their family have a … Read More

Staying Cool as the Temperatures Heat Up

CLEVELAND – The summer temperatures are heating up, which means it’s important to make sure you’re cooling down. Otherwise you could risk getting dehydrated, or even more dangerous, having a heat stroke. “Heat stroke can be life-threatening. The core body temperature rises. People are not sweating anymore. They can have loss of consciousness at the … Read More

Summer Bike Helmet Safety for Kids

CLEVELAND – Before your kids hop on their bikes and ride off into the summer sunset, there’s something parents need to check – their helmets! “You want to see if there’s any cracks, any dents in your helmet. Because believe it or not, helmets are only good for one accident, because if they’re deformed then … Read More