Study Links Unstable Income to Heart Risks

CLEVELAND – Preparing for Tax Day can bring a lot of stress to those who are sweating over their finances. According to a recent study, fluctuating income can actually put our health at risk.  The study looked at 3,937 adults between the ages of 23-35. “They found with more income volatility, there was a higher risk … Read More

Study: Elderly Fractures Linked to Dog-Walking

CLEVELAND – Man’s best friend often brings love, affection and companionship. But for the elderly – a dog can also bring a trip to the emergency room, according to one recent study. It shows dog walking-related fractures are common in older people. Chad Deal, M.D., of Cleveland Clinic, did not take part in the study, but … Read More

Physician Group Issues New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

CLEVELAND – The American College of Physicians has issued new screening guidelines for women of average risk of developing breast cancer. Part of the new guidelines recommend an average-risk woman begin mammogram screenings every-other-year beginning at age 50. The guidelines also suggest an average-risk woman, who does not have breast symptoms, should have a conversation with … Read More

FDA Warns Against Using Teething Jewelry

CLEVELAND – Watching an infant struggle with the aches and pains of teething can be tough. But according to a recent warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), parents should avoid giving their infants teething bracelets, necklaces or other jewelry marketed for relieving tooth pain. The warning was issued after the organization received multiple … Read More

Study: Parkinson’s Risk Lower for Active Men

CLEVELAND – We all know that exercise does a body good. According to a recent study, exercise may also have a protective effect when it comes to preventing Parkinson’s disease – a chronic, progressive disease of the brain. “The risk of developing Parkinson’s was essentially 21 percent less if you exercised than if you didn’t,” … Read More

Study: One in Five Deaths Linked to Poor Diet

CLEVELAND – It’s no secret that eating a diet full of sugary drinks, processed meat and sodium is not the best choice for our overall health. Now, a new study shows a diet loaded with excessive unhealthy foods, and not enough good foods, is associated with one in five deaths worldwide. “We know that sugar is … Read More

Breakfast-Skipping Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

CLEVELAND – Growing up, your mother probably insisted that breakfast was the ‘most important meal of the day.’ According to a recent study, mom may be right. The study looked at data on 96,175 people to see if skipping breakfast had an impact on their health. “What they found, was that the more people skipped breakfast … Read More

Using Technology to Tackle Autism

CLEVELAND – Technology and devices in the hands of small children can sometimes get a bad rap. But experts say that advances in technology are making it easier to diagnose autism and treat symptoms. According to Veena Ahuja, M.D., of Cleveland Clinic Children’s, experts can use special cameras to track a child’s eye gaze, which has … Read More

April Fools’ Day: A Good Laugh is Good for You

CLEVELAND – April Fools’ Day is, of course, known for its celebration of mischief. But according to Scott Bea, PsyD, of Cleveland Clinic, you don’t have to be a certified prankster to reap the benefits of some harmless practical joking. “Humor, in general, whether its April Fools’ Day or some other experience of humor, tends … Read More