Preparation is Key for Winter Weather Commutes

CLEVELAND – No one enjoys a long commute courtesy of old man winter. But aside from being a wintry inconvenience, according to Tom Waters, M.D., of Cleveland Clinic, traveling in tricky weather conditions can be downright dangerous if you’re driving around without an emergency kit. “We always hear these stories about people who get stuck … Read More

Study: Yo-Yo Numbers Not Good for Heart Health

CLEVELAND – We all know that ‘yo-yo’ dieting doesn’t work well for our waistlines. But according to one recent study, in addition to weight, when our health ‘numbers’ – such as blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels – fluctuate, it can be dangerous for our hearts. The study looked at data from 6,748,773 people for about … Read More

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