How Ultra-Processed Foods Impact Colorectal Cancer Risk

CLEVELAND – Processed foods are convenient for a fast meal, but research continues to show how they can negatively impact our health.  Recently, a study revealed ultra-processed foods might increase colorectal cancer risk for some people. “Men actually have a higher risk when they have a diet pattern that includes a lot of ultra-processed foods,” … Read More

Keeping your Kids Busy during Winter Break

CLEVELAND – If your little ones are going to be home for holiday break, you’re sure to hear them say “I’m bored!” at least a couple of times, if not more! So, what are some healthy ways to help keep them entertained? “I think cooking is a great activity. This time of year people make … Read More

Tips for Getting a Better Night’s Sleep

CLEVELAND – You’re not alone if you struggle to get a good night’s sleep. Cleveland Clinic sleep specialist Michelle Drerup, PsyD, explained about 30% of adults have symptoms of insomnia. So, how long should it take the average person to fall asleep?  “Most people, if they don’t have any sleep difficulties, probably fall asleep within … Read More

Keep Toy Safety Top of Mind

CLEVELAND – December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month and according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 200,000 toy-related injuries were treated in Emergency Departments in 2021.  Roopa Thakur, MD, a pediatrician with Cleveland Clinic Children’s, said it’s important to think about toy safety when picking out the perfect present.  “If you’re thinking about … Read More

Baby with RSV Suffers Severe Complications PKG

CLEVELAND – Samantha Schumann holds her son Max close as she reflects on his life-threatening battle with RSV. He contracted the respiratory virus back in October when he was just five weeks old. “He started breathing heavily. His eyes got really red. He was really congested. He was coughing.” His symptoms continued to get worse, … Read More

Coping with Holiday Party Anxiety

CLEVELAND – Many people look forward to celebrating the holidays with family and friends, but for some, those festivities can make them feel anxious. “So, some common causes could be social anxiety. If you’re going to a holiday party with a lot of people where you don’t know some of the people or all of … Read More

Why Socialization is Important for Older Adults

CLEVELAND – With the holidays quickly approaching and the colder weather here to stay, it’s important to make sure the older adults in your life are still socializing. “One of the things we learned during the pandemic is that social isolation is a really big problem and it’s probably one of the most recognized contributors … Read More

Thoughtful Holiday Gifts that Won’t Break the Bank

CLEVELAND – If you’re not sure what to get your loved ones for the holidays, there are plenty of ways to show you care that don’t require buying anything. Susan Albers, PsyD, psychologist with Cleveland Clinic said you could do something to help them out instead. “Some of the best gifts are not the most … Read More

Why you Shouldn’t Skip the Flu Shot this Year

CLEVELAND – If you haven’t gotten your flu shot yet, now is the time to do so, especially with it being National Influenza Vaccination Week. According to the CDC, 38,000 hospitalizations and 2,100 deaths from flu have been reported already this season, and that number continues to climb. “When it comes to the flu vaccine, … Read More

Study Finds No Link Between COVID-19 and Diabetes

CLEVELAND – A recent Cleveland Clinic study looked at whether those who contract COVID-19 are at higher risker for developing Type 2 diabetes. And according to the findings, that does not appear to be the case. “What we found was that we’re identifying more cases of Type 2 diabetes, but we don’t think it was … Read More