Coping with Depression During the Holidays

CLEVELAND – When you think about the holidays, happiness probably comes to mind.  But for some people, this time of year can be difficult.  “I think for a lot of people, it reminds them of the folks who are not in their lives anymore,” said Kia-Rai Prewitt, PhD, psychologist for Cleveland Clinic. “A lot of people … Read More

How Rural Living Can Impact Brain Health

CLEVELAND – November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Previous research has shown that those living in rural areas may be at higher risk for developing the disease. However, a Cleveland Clinic study has made a new discovery. “We looked at the memory function for individuals who are enrolled in our rural focused study and compared that … Read More

Signs of Seasonal Depression and How to Cope

CLEVELAND – The days feel shorter now that Daylight Saving Time has ended until next spring. And for some, all the changes this time of year can trigger seasonal depression, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD). “The weather’s changing, it’s dark and cloudy. There might be a lot of rain. Depending on where you live, there … Read More

Why a ‘Sleep Divorce’ is Beneficial for Some

CLEVELAND – A recent study found that more than one-third of Americans opt for a ‘sleep divorce’ – which means they sleep separately from their partner at night. “I hear it from more and more people that it’s more comfortable for whatever reason to not share their beds together, but it’s for a variety reasons,” … Read More

Avoid Back Pain while Raking Leaves

CLEVELAND – The weather is getting colder and the leaves are quickly falling, giving many homeowners a new chore for the weekends.  But before you grab that rake or leaf blower, it’s important to make sure you warm up first – otherwise you could get hurt.  “We often underestimate maybe the ease of it. ‘Oh, I’m … Read More

Top Three Anti-Aging Mistakes

CLEVELAND – November is Healthy Skin Month. If you’re hoping to keep a youthful glow, here are three anti-aging mistakes you should try to avoid. First up, not reapplying sunscreen throughout the day. “A lot of people I see will wear their sunscreen first thing in the morning,” said Shilpi Khetarpal, MD, dermatologist for Cleveland … Read More