Study Suggests Teens are About as Active as Seniors

CLEVELAND – September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and a new study indicates that many teens are getting even less exercise than the average adult. The study looked at data from 12,529 participants of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) between 2003-2006. Researchers found that on average, 19-year-olds were about as active … Read More

Grandparents who Babysit Grandkids May Live Longer

CLEVELAND – According to a recent study, grandparents who help watch their grandkids or who provide support to others may actually live longer than other seniors. Ronan Factora, M.D., of Cleveland Clinic did not take part in the study, but said there are several reasons why seniors reap the health rewards of caregiving. “We know that … Read More

Can moderate drinking impact brain function?

CLEVELAND – Many of us subscribe to the theory that a glass of wine a night might be good for our health, but a recent study is suggesting that even moderate drinking could have a negative impact on our brains. The study, which was part of a larger study on aging, looked at how much alcohol … Read More

FDA approves first ‘living’ therapy to fight cancer

CLEVELAND – On Wednesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new treatment designed to help children and young adults battling recurrence of the most common type of childhood cancer. According to Mikkael Sekeres, M.D., of Cleveland Clinic, CAR-T cell therapy is a form of ‘living therapy’ where cells are removed from a patient’s … Read More