Getting Over the Fear of Stepping on the Scale

CLEVELAND – For many of us, checking our weight on the bathroom scale can be anxiety-producing. According to Leslie Heinberg, Ph.D., Director of Enterprise Weight Management at Cleveland Clinic, knowing your weight is important, but sometimes the scale isn’t always telling the whole story. “The scale is a horrible barometer of behavior change,” said Dr. … Read More

Study: People Treated on Stroke Ambulance Recover Better

CLEVELAND – About two million brain cells die each minute during a stroke, which is why quick treatment is critical when a stroke is suspected. Now, new research shows when a high-tech stroke ambulance, known as a mobile stroke unit, arrives on the scene, stroke victims are diagnosed and treated faster. Andrew Russman, D.O., Medical Director … Read More

Take Care of Yourself While Caring for Baby

CLEVELAND – When a new baby comes home, the caring, the worrying, and the sleepless nights can make it easy for new moms to put their own health on the back burner. Adjusting to a new life and responsibilities can seem very overwhelming – especially for first time moms. “It’s very easy for a lot of … Read More

Uptick in Youth Suicides Linked to TV Show

CLEVELAND – Sadly, thousands of teenagers commit suicide each year in the U.S. Now new research shows the release of the television series ‘13 Reasons Why’ – which depicts the struggles and suicide of a fictional teenage girl – was associated with a 28.9 percent increase in youth suicide rates in the month following the show’s … Read More

FDA Aims to Ensure Sunscreens are Safe and Effective

CLEVELAND – Proper sunscreen application is vital to protecting our skin from sun damage and skin cancer. But, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the essential requirements for over-the-counter sunscreen products have not been updated in decades. Now, the organization has proposed a new set of regulations to ensure that what we’re putting … Read More