Study Finds Link Between COVID and Risk for Hypertension

CLEVELAND – Researchers are continuing to learn more about the long-term effects of COVID-19. Now, a new study shows the virus has been associated with a risk for developing hypertension, otherwise known as high blood pressure. “This study provides another important piece of evidence detailing the impact of COVID-19 on cardiometabolic health within the United … Read More

Woman Pregnant with Twins gets Brain Tumor Removed

CLEVELAND — Jeanette Davila recalls the excruciating pain she endured before being diagnosed with a brain tumor. “At first, it almost started feeling like migraine headaches and then as I got into my third trimester, I started feeling like a really bad pounding feeling in my head,” she said. The 30-year-old was pregnant with twins … Read More

Focus on Fiber for a Healthy Breakfast

CLEVELAND – We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and Beth Czerwony, RD, a registered dietician with Cleveland Clinic, couldn’t agree more. But she warns that not all breakfast foods are created equal. “The marketing is outstanding with a lot of these products, and they really make it look … Read More

How Having a Pet Can Benefit your Health

CLEVELAND – Many people will be celebrating their four-legged friends on National Dog Day this Saturday. But whether you’re a dog or cat person, simply having a pet can positively impact your health. “Pet ownership can ease depression, improve mood, reduce stress and even encourage physical activity,” explained Dr. Kenneth Koncilja with Cleveland Clinic. We … Read More

Culprits that Cause Bad Breath

CLEVELAND – Having halitosis, which is chronic bad breath, can be pretty embarrassing. And if you think it’s only caused by the kinds of food you eat, guess again. Karyn Kahn, DDS, dentist with Cleveland Clinic explains, there can be many culprits, like the bacteria in your mouth. “This bacteria then metabolizes the sugar and … Read More

Avoiding Risk of Infections while Getting Pedicure

CLEVELAND – Getting a pedicure is a good way to destress. But, it can also be a headache if you end up walking out with an injury or infection. To avoid this, Joy Rowland, DPM, a podiatrist with Cleveland Clinic, encourages people to do some research beforehand. “Those wanting to get a pedicure should look … Read More

Tips for Stocking your Medicine Cabinet

CLEVELAND – We keep all sorts of things in our medicine cabinets – but what’s really essential to have on hand? Neha Vyas, MD, family medicine physician for Cleveland Clinic, said adhesive bandages are a must, but if they’re always falling off, you may want to try the liquid kind. “They actually make liquid bandages, … Read More

Health Benefits of Playing Youth Sports

CLEVELAND – Sports can be a great way for kids to stay active, but there are a lot of other benefits too. For example, Matthew Sacco, PhD, psychologist with Cleveland Clinic, said sports can teach children about the importance of teamwork. “You’re trying to figure out how to solve problems, how to work together, sometimes … Read More

How to Tell if a Child’s Sport Injury is Serious

CLEVELAND – Bumps, bruises, sprains and strains – just some of the minor injuries a young athlete could suffer when playing a sport. But how can a parent tell if their child’s injury is more serious? “Anytime a child is complaining of pain, that complaint needs to be taken seriously. So, if something is not … Read More

Study Explores Deep Brain Stimulation for Stroke Patients

CLEVELAND – Statistics show someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds in the United States, and stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability. Now, a Cleveland Clinic study is exploring the use of deep brain stimulation to help those who’ve suffered a stroke recover. “Deep brain stimulation is a little bit like a pacemaker inside … Read More