Improving your Gut Health in the New Year

CLEVELAND – If getting healthy was your new year’s resolution, it’s important to make sure you’re also paying special attention to your gut health. “Gut health is important because it harnesses 80% of our immune boosting cells,” said Julia Zumpano, RD, registered dietitian for Cleveland Clinic. “So most of our immune system is in our … Read More

How to Increase Your Vitamin D Intake this Winter

CLEVELAND – Sunny days are in short supply with winter here, and that means many people aren’t getting enough vitamin D.  So, how can this impact our health?  “Vitamin D is essential, especially when we’re talking about bone density. It works really well with calcium. A lot of times what happens is if we’re not … Read More

Alzheimer’s Drug Receives Accelerated FDA Approval

CLEVELAND – According to the CDC, an estimated 6.5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease – which does not have a cure. However, researchers are hopeful about a new medication that could possibly help slow its progression in certain individuals.  “When we say Alzheimer’s, it’s a large spectrum, so there are very early stages … Read More

Preventing Carbon Monoxide Exposure in your Home

CLEVELAND – As you heat your homes this winter, it’s important to make sure you’re taking the right precautions to help prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. According to the CDC, roughly 50,000 people in the United States go to the emergency department every year for it.  “What carbon monoxide does is it displaces oxygen in your … Read More

Genetic Cause Links COVID-19 and MIS-C in Children

CLEVELAND – Research has found a possible genetic cause for why some children who’ve had COVID-19 infection also develop multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C). For those unfamiliar, MIS-C is a rare but potentially life-threatening condition which can impact different parts of the body, like the heart, lungs and brain. “The exciting thing about this study is it’s … Read More

Why Parents Shouldn’t Delay Childhood Immunizations

CLEVELAND – With the new year underway, now is a good time for parents to check with their pediatrician about childhood immunizations. According to Kimberly Giuliano, MD, pediatrician with Cleveland Clinic Children’s, there has been a noticeable decline with some vaccines, and the pandemic is partially to blame. “The other challenge that we’re starting to … Read More

Important Health Screenings for the New Year

CLEVELAND – With 2023 officially here, many people are kicking off their New Year’s resolutions. And now is the perfect time to make sure you’re prioritizing your health. “I encourage everyone to put their health first as a New Year’s resolution,” Marianne Sumego, MD, primary care physician with Cleveland Clinic said. “The good news is … Read More

Benefits of Participating in Dry January

CLEVELAND – The new year has arrived and as people make their new year’s resolutions, you may hear some talking about participating in Dry January. For those unfamiliar, it means not drinking any alcohol for the entire month. Alan Berki, who is a drug and alcohol rehab counselor with Cleveland Clinic, said there are many … Read More

What People Should Know about Cardiac Arrest

CLEVELAND – After Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin went into cardiac arrest during Monday night’s game against the Bengals, many fans are left with a lot of questions — like what exactly is cardiac arrest? “Cardiac arrest is a sudden electrical problem with the heart, so the heart electricity becomes so chaotic that the heart … Read More