Avoid Crowds to Prevent Illness Spread

CLEVELAND – The luck of the Irish couldn’t save many Saint Patrick’s Day parades from getting canceled this year, due to the threat of coronavirus, or COVID-19. But before you head out to find an alternative celebration, experts agree it’s best to avoid large crowds or crowded places. “We’re trying to use some common sense, … Read More

Good Hand Washing is the Best Way to Stay Healthy (PKG)

CLEVELAND – Everyone is concerned about staying healthy in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. But experts agree, one of the best things we all can do to prevent the transmission of any illness is to practice good hand hygiene. “Wash your hands, with any soap, twenty seconds at least, or use an alcohol-based sanitizer … Read More

Skip the ‘Fry’ in Your Fish Fry

CLEVELAND – Tis’ the season for a Lenten fish fry. While fish is an important part of a heart-healthy diet, according to Kate Patton, a registered dietitian at Cleveland Clinic, the type of fish we eat makes a difference for our overall health. “We know from a lot of research that the omega-3 fats found … Read More

Top Places Germs Hide in Your Office

CLEVELAND – Do you ever think about cleaning your office? According to Cleveland Clinic’s Dan Allan, M.D., our work environments are literally covered in germs and bacteria. And many times, germs can be found in the places where we eat. “Bacteria are going to be everywhere, so if you don’t wash your hands before eating, … Read More

Stay Healthy While Caring for a Sick Child (PKG)

CLEVELAND – Every parent knows when they send their child off to school or daycare, at some point, they’re going to come home with a virus. But having a sick child at home doesn’t necessarily mean the entire family should catch the bug. According to Frank Esper, M.D., of Cleveland Clinic Children’s, the best way … Read More

Is Napping Good for Heart Health?

CLEVELAND – Are you known to doze off for an afternoon power nap? According to a recent study, your heart may be better or worse off – depending on how much you’re napping. The study looked at 3,462 people and surveyed them on their napping habits over a five-year period. “Individuals who were napping maybe … Read More

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Reducing Your Risk (PKG)

CLEVELAND – For months, we’ve heard about the spread of the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, the new respiratory virus originating in China late last year. Now that the virus has spread to the U.S., many people want to know how to protect themselves. According to Robert Wyllie, M.D., of Cleveland Clinic, experts know the virus can … Read More

Plan Ahead to Avoid Time-Change Misery (PKG)

CLEVELAND – The beginning of daylight saving time marks the unofficial beginning of spring. And while later sunsets are a welcome sight, what’s not so welcome is the tired, dragging feeling that follows a ‘lost’ hour of sleep. According to Harneet Walia, M.D., of Cleveland Clinic, people who already don’t get enough sleep will feel … Read More