Is Air Frying a Healthy Choice?

CLEVELAND – Air fryers are taking kitchen countertops by storm. An air fryer is basically a smaller, faster version of a convection oven. The devices circulate high heat and make foods crispy – similar to frying. But there’s one major difference between traditional frying and air frying, according to Kristin Kirkpatrick, RD, of Cleveland Clinic. “It’s … Read More

Report: More Middle Age Americans are Dying from Heart Disease

CLEVELAND – A recent vital statistics report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates cancer and heart disease remain the two leading causes of death for middle-aged Americans. However, while cancer death rates are declining, the opposite is true for heart disease deaths. “Middle aged Americans are dying more frequently, over the … Read More

Trip across the globe gives man second chance at life

CLEVELAND – At just 15 years old, Ajit Tolani noticed one day while showering that his hand was turning blue. Soon after, doctors near his home in India diagnosed him with scleroderma, a rare autoimmune disease that can cause skin and other parts of the body to thicken and harden. Despite the diagnosis, his condition remained stable … Read More

Petting Zoo Pitfalls: Keep Germs from Coming Home with You

CLEVELAND – Many families enjoy visiting petting zoos during the summer. But, research has shown bacteria and germs can make their way from cute fuzzy animals onto your children and into your home. According to Frank Esper, M.D., of Cleveland Clinic Children’s, this typically happens when children touch an animal, and then touch their mouths. … Read More

Weighing In: Do I Need a BMI scale?

CLEVELAND – When it comes to managing weight at home, the options for digital scales are seemingly endless. But can scales that reportedly measure things like body mass index and body fat percentage be helpful? Several studies have looked at different digital ‘body fat’ scales and how they stack up compared to the types of devices … Read More

Research: Ultra-Processed Diet Can Cause Weight Gain

CLEVELAND – ‘Ultra-processed’ is a term used to describe foods that have been plugged full of additives and contain very little whole food ingredients. Now, a recent study says that eating a diet high in ultra-processed foods can lead to weight gain.  The study looked at a group of adults in their thirties. “One diet was … Read More

Tick Bite Triage – Do’s and Don’ts

CLEVELAND – Disease carrying ticks can be found in more places than ever before – and disease cases from ticks have doubled, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Cleveland Clinic’s Alan Taege, M.D., said if someone finds a tick on their skin, it’s important to know how to remove it safely … Read More