Why Measles is So Dangerous

CLEVELAND – According to the latest report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of reported measles cases in the U.S. has reached 555. The measles outbreak has now spread to 20 states. According to Camille Sabella, M.D., an infectious disease expert at Cleveland Clinic Children’s, measles can look at like … Read More

Spring Cleaning: Declutter your Home and Mind

CLEVELAND – For many of us, the renewal of spring and the rise in temperatures signals that it’s time to get into ‘spring cleaning’ mode. And according to Scott Bea, PsyD, of Cleveland Clinic, spring cleaning isn’t just good for our homes, it can actually lift our moods. “We’re shut in a lot during the … Read More

Healthy Prep for Severe Weather

CLEVELAND – Whether you’re bracing for a flood, tornado or storm – hazardous weather conditions can be found in every part of the country. So, it’s important to be prepared when severe weather strikes. Baruch Fertel, M.D., an emergency physician at Cleveland Clinic, said it’s critical to have medical information handy in case of emergency, especially … Read More

Keep Outdoor Allergens from Coming Indoors

CLEVELAND – Approximately 50 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies. Whether it’s trees, grass or ragweed causing allergy symptoms, one thing is for sure – it’s best to leave outdoor allergens…outdoors. Cleveland Clinic allergist Sandra Hong, M.D., said one way outdoor allergens make their way inside are on our furry friends. “If you have pets, … Read More

Research: Runners Live Longer

CLEVELAND – Running is one of the most common forms of exercise – from casual jogging to ultra-marathoners – runners are everywhere. But can running actually help us live longer? According to research, the answer is ‘yes.’ Cleveland Clinic’s Donald Ford, M.D., MBA, said running is good for our longevity because it exercises the heart muscle. … Read More

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