How to Improve Brain Health Today

CLEVELAND – June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, one in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. Marwan Sabbagh, M.D., director of Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, said there are lifestyle habits people can incorporate, today, to possibly reduce risk for cognitive decline, and … Read More

Study Looks at Kids and Summer Diet, Weight Gain

CLEVELAND – Despite the warmer weather and the freedom to play all day, research has shown that many children actually gain weight when they’re not in school. In fact, a recent study shows many kids struggle when it comes to eating a healthy diet during summer months. The study looked at 218 children over a six-year … Read More

Steer Clear of a Sore Back this Summer

CLEVELAND – With the official start of summer just around the corner, many of us are busy sprucing up our yards. But, hauling mulch and planting can take a toll on the back. Santhosh Thomas, D.O., MBA, of Cleveland Clinic said people can avoid letting their flower beds get the best of them by using … Read More

Why Children Tattle (And When it’s Okay)

CLEVELAND – Every parent or teacher has, at one time or another, heard the familiar cry of, “I’m telling!” But is tattling a normal part of childhood? Or is it a problem in the making? According to Kate Eshleman, PsyD, of Cleveland Clinic Children’s, for young children, tattling is an appropriate part of their development. … Read More

Ditch the Dreaded ‘Dad Bod’ (PKG)

CLEVELAND – Becoming a dad, especially for the first time, is a celebrated occasion. What’s not as celebrated is the ‘dad bod’ that can follow in the years to come. Cleveland Clinic’s Dan Allan, M.D., said weight gain, especially in the abdomen – is more than just a physique problem – it can lead to … Read More

C-section Delivery May Up Risks for Moms Over 35

CLEVELAND – Cesarean delivery – also known as a ‘C-section’ is associated with a higher risk of maternal death, according to one recent study. Jeffrey Chapa, M.D., a maternal-fetal medicine expert at Cleveland Clinic, did not take part in the study, but said the risks were varied for women based on their age. “They found that … Read More

Tick Avoidance for the Great Outdoors

CLEVELAND – If spending time outdoors, there’s a good chance someone will be exposed to ticks and the diseases they carry – like Lyme disease. In fact, reports from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Health and Human Services show infected ticks are populating more areas across the country than ever … Read More