CLEVELAND – Is tossing and turning common before dozing off to sleep? According to a recent study, taking a warm bath might help folks get some rest. The research looked at data from several previous studies. Researchers found that a warm bath, or shower, between 104-109 degrees Fahrenheit could help people fall asleep about 10 minutes … Read More
Daily Health Stories
Can a ‘Dry January’ Benefit your Health?
CLEVELAND – Was your December marked by holiday over-indulgence? If so, you may be one of the many adults trying a ‘Dry January’ – and avoiding any alcohol for the entire first month of the year. But can it really help someone’s health? According to Jamile Wakim-Fleming, M.D., of Cleveland Clinic, going ‘dry’ can decrease liver … Read More
Custom 3D stent is breath of fresh air for lung cancer survivor
CLEVELAND – In 2003, Keith Medovich, in his forties, fought off a lung cancer diagnosis through rounds chemotherapy and radiation. And while the treatments were ultimately successful, in 2015, he began having trouble breathing. As it turned out, despite being cured of his cancer, Medovich was one of a rare group of people who suffer long-term … Read More
Robotic Exoskeleton Helps Woman, with MS, Walk (PKG)
CLEVELAND – Kathy Miska, 56, of Strongsville, Ohio is fighting multiple sclerosis one step at a time. Multiple sclerosis, or MS, disrupts signals from the brain and often robs people of their mobility. Miska is one of five MS patients at Cleveland Clinic taking part in a research study to see if a special robotic brace, … Read More
Is My Kid Contagious?
CLEVELAND – When a child comes home from school with a runny nose and a cough, it’s usually a common cold. But, according Frank Esper, M.D., of Cleveland Clinic Children’s, pretty much everything that makes your child sick has the potential to spread to others. “Everything is contagious if it’s an infection,” he said. “Whether … Read More
Do You Know What’s in Your Child’s Food?
CLEVELAND – Shopping for your family at the grocery store has never been more complicated. With labels screaming ‘low calorie,’ low sugar,’ and ‘reduced fat’ – how can we really know what’s in the foods we’re buying for our families? According to Diana Schnee, RD, of Cleveland Clinic Children’s, it’s important for parents to read between … Read More
What is the Keto Diet?
CLEVELAND – Are you one of the millions of Americans eyeing a new diet in the New Year? One of the most ‘searched for’ diets online in 2019 was the keto diet. But just what, exactly, does a keto diet look like? According to Cleveland Clinic’s Camille Skoda, RD, the keto diet involves reducing carbohydrate intake … Read More
Keeping Weight Off in the New Year (for Good) (PKG)
CLEVELAND – A New Year means a ‘new you.’ It’s no wonder that weight-loss is often cited as the number one New Year’s resolution for Americans. But even if we manage to lose a few pounds, sometimes keeping weight off can be just as difficult. According to Leslie Heinberg, Ph.D., of Cleveland Clinic, the first step … Read More
Healthy diet, timely treatment spare grandfather from diabetic blindness
CLEVELAND – In 2000, Mark Campbell, while in his early thirties, was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, and occurs when the body doesn’t properly make use of the insulin it produces. Despite years of extensive cardio workouts and weight lifting, in addition to taking prescribed medications, the … Read More
Study Links Vaping and Long-Term Health Consequences
CLEVELAND – Many smokers start the New Year with a resolution to kick the habit. But, can using electronic cigarettes help bridge the gap between being a smoker and a non-smoker? According to a recent study, it may do more harm than good. The study looked at 32,000 U.S. adults, none of whom had previously been … Read More