Study Links Suicide-Related Searches to TV Series Release

CLEVELAND – September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness month. Sadly, thousands of teenagers commit suicide each year in the United States. Now recent research shows that the release of the television series “13 Reasons Why”, which depicts the struggles and suicide of a fictional teenage girl, was associated with an uptick in the number of online … Read More

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

Colon Cancer Deaths on the Rise for Younger Adults

CLEVELAND – Colon cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers in the U.S. with about 140,000 new cases detected each year. And while overall rates for colon cancer are declining, a new study is showing a disturbing trend. Alok Khorana, M.D., of Cleveland Clinic, did not take part in the study, but said the … Read More