How Diet May Impact Dementia Risk

CLEVELAND – Can diet play a role when it comes to your risk of developing dementia? A recent study found you may be increasing your risk of cognitive decline if more than 20 percent of your daily calories come from ultra-processed foods. “These foods have been processed many times and often contain a lot of … Read More

Importance of Routine Checkups for Women

CLEVELAND – It is National Women’s Health Week, which is a good time to remind women about making their health a priority and scheduling those routine checkups they might have put off during the pandemic. “A lot of women do get caught up in everything and they think, ‘Oh I’ll deal with it when I … Read More

Bike Helmet Safety for Kids

CLEVELAND – Before your kids hop on their bikes and ride off into the sunset, there’s something parents need to check – their helmets! “You want to see if there’s any cracks, any dents in your helmet. Because believe it or not, helmets are only good for one accident, because if they’re deformed then they’re … Read More

Why More Young People are Having Strokes

CLEVELAND – May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Abbas Kharal, MD, a neurologist with Cleveland Clinic, emphasizes it’s a good time to remind people about the signs and symptoms of a stroke and that anyone can have one – even younger people. “No age group is immune to having strokes, and we’re surprisingly seeing a … Read More

How to Keep your Bones Strong as you get Older

CLEVELAND – May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month. Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens bones, making them more susceptible to sudden and unexpected fractures. Ardeshir Hashmi, MD, Section Chief of Geriatrics for Cleveland Clinic, said some people may not even know they have it. “Unfortunately, most people find out the hard way. They … Read More

Three Ways to Relieve Common Aches and Pains

CLEVELAND – Do you struggle with sore, achy muscles and joints? Andrew Bang, DC, a chiropractor with Cleveland Clinic, says there are three things you can try to ease common aches and pains. First, he recommends trying heat. “If we can get the heat to help penetrate those areas where you have pain, you have … Read More

Prevention Tips for Tick Bites and Lyme Disease

CLEVELAND – Warmer weather means people are ready to get outside, but it’s also time for ticks. Cleveland Clinic’s Dan Sullivan, MD, reminds us that these critters can transmit Lyme disease. “The early symptoms are the ones where you may have the neck stiffness, the muscle aches, a low-grade fever, the change in appetite, that … Read More

Dangers of Melanoma and How to Prevent it

CLEVELAND – Melanoma Monday is recognized on the first Monday of May each year. It’s the deadliest form of skin cancer but has a 99% cure rate if caught early. “Melanoma varies in terms of how aggressive it can be. If caught early, it can be removed from the skin and doesn’t have any long-term … Read More