Keeping Food Out of the Bacteria Danger Zone

CLEVELAND – Enjoying a meal at a summer cookout is fun but spending the evening in the bathroom isn’t. Food that isn’t kept at a safe temperature can grow bacteria and make us sick. Julia Zumpano, RD, a registered dietitian with Cleveland Clinic, said some summertime staples are more susceptible to bacteria growth than others. … Read More

How to Safely Use Pool Chemicals

CLEVELAND – Pool chemicals are in high demand this summer, and it’s important people know how to safely use them. If mixed the wrong way, you could get hurt. “There are some shortages in the supply chain and there may not be as many chemicals available, and people still want to use their pool. People … Read More

What to Consider Before Attending a Wedding

CLEVELAND – Many couples who had put their wedding plans on hold last year are finally getting the chance to say, “I do.” It’s an exciting time, but some of their guests may still be nervous about COVID-19. “If you are fully vaccinated with a normal immune system, it is very unlikely that you are … Read More

Save Hot Dogs for Special Occasions

CLEVELAND – July 21 is National Hot Dog Day and if you enjoy this summertime staple – moderation is key. However delicious hot dogs might be, it’s important to remember they’re processed meats, which aren’t healthy if eaten regularly. “They can lead to elevated blood pressure values, blood cholesterol values, specifically bad levels of cholesterol,” … Read More

Healthy Ways to Keep Your Kids Entertained this Summer

CLEVELAND – July is National Anti-Boredom Month, and there are probably a lot of parents looking for ways to keep their kids entertained this summer. Gina Robinson, MD, pediatrician for Cleveland Clinic Children’s, has some helpful advice. “Now is a nice time to be outside, so you can paint outside. You can get bubbles. They … Read More

Safety Tips for Summer Camp

CLEVELAND – Many summer camps are in full swing after having to abruptly close last year due to the pandemic. While it’s exciting news for campers, some parents may still be nervous about COVID-19. “I would really look at the safety guidelines on a camp-to-camp basis and trust your gut. If you feel like the … Read More

Air Quality Alert: Impact on Asthma and Allergies

CLEVELAND – We’ve all heard an ‘Air Quality Alert’ mentioned during a weather forecast. But what does it mean and how might it impact your health? Sumita Khatri, MD, a respiratory specialist with Cleveland Clinic, said even people who are generally healthy may want to avoid being outdoors when air quality is poor, but certain … Read More

Declutter Your Home, Destress Your Mind

CLEVELAND – Who doesn’t love a clean, organized space?  It turns out decluttering your home may declutter your mind as well. Dawn Potter, PsyD, of Cleveland Clinic said some people find cleaning is a good way to manage stress. “A lot of people, when they are faced with other problems that maybe they can’t address … Read More

Summer Colds Common as COVID-19 Restrictions Ease

CLEVELAND – If you’re feeling a little under the weather this summer, you’re not alone. Neha Vyas, MD, a family medicine specialist with Cleveland Clinic, said there are a handful of viruses going around since coronavirus restrictions have eased. “We’re not socially distancing as much as we were before. We don’t wear our masks as often. … Read More