Health & Fitness

Why You Shouldn’t Spank Your Kids and What To Do Instead

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 1/27 12:40A Children's Health Team
It’s time for parents to abandon the old adage that kids “deserve a good spanking” every once in a while. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a strong statement in 2018, advising parents not to spank their children, based on a growing...

Recipe: Crispy Seared Duck Breast With Blueberry Balsamic Sauce

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 1/27 12:38A Wellness Team
If you’ve never made duck breasts, you’ll be amazed how quick and easy this recipe is. The fruitiness of the blueberry sauce works wonderfully with the rich, crisp duck skin. Serve with asparagus, broccolini or green beans drizzled with olive oil,...

What’s the Best Diet for High Cholesterol?

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 1/26 11:30P schneik4
The results of your routine bloodwork came in, and you’ve got high cholesterol . Ugh. Now what? The first line of treatment is usually changing how you eat. But knowing which diet for high cholesterol will improve the condition is challenging —...

How Potassium Helps Lower Your Blood Pressure

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 1/26 11:28P gilmerm
Keeping track of your blood pressure and keeping it within healthy levels is an essential part of your overall long-term health. A well-balanced diet is important for this, too, making sure your body receives the necessary nutrients and vitamins,...

Annual tobacco report fairs poorly for Ohio

News 5 Cleveland (Your Health Matters) 1/26 2:00A
The American Lung Association (ALA) released its 20th annual 'State of Tobacco Control' report overnight. For the second year in a row, Ohio received mostly failing grades.The report states tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable...

Who Do You Tell If You Have Huntington’s Disease (and How To Do It)

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 1/25 11:37P hortonj4
How do you tell those closest to you that you’ve received a life-altering Huntington’s disease diagnosis? Let’s start with this truth: It’s not an easy discussion, but it’s one that eventually needs to take place. The genetic disease affecting...

How Does Huntington’s Disease Affect Work?

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 1/25 11:35P zaleska
Having a long and fulfilling career is something many of us strive for. But sometimes, life happens, and our employment trajectory can look different from what we anticipated. There are many reasons why this might happen, including if you develop...

Are Cranberries Healthy? 6 Surprising Benefits

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 1/25 11:27P schneik4
You may only think of eating cranberries around Thanksgiving, but this fruit can add some zing (and plenty of health benefits) year-round. Cranberries, which are mostly carbs and fiber, contain about 90% water. They also contain vitamins and...

Recipe: Raw Kale Salad With Pine Nuts, Currants and Kalamata Olives

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 1/25 12:40A Wellness Team
Salad doesn’t just have to mean romaine, Boston, bibb or even red leaf lettuce. Kale is a great-tasting alternative that provides vitamins A, C and K, not to mention fiber and protein. This salad from Functional Medicine Director Mark Hyman, MD ,...

How To Help Your Child Stop Wetting the Bed

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 1/25 12:39A Children's Health Team
You’re frustrated. You’re exhausted. Your child is already in school — but they’re still wetting the bed at night. You’ve tried limiting liquids after dinner. You’ve woken your child up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom. Still, no...

Which Is Healthier? Picking a Winner in 7 ‘Food Fights’

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 1/24 11:40P hortonj4
Life is filled with choices — especially while standing in a grocery store aisle trying to decide what to toss in your cart. Olive oil or coconut oil? Potato or sweet potato? Grass-fed meat or organic...

9 Reasons Why Your Cheeks May Hurt

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 1/24 11:35P schneik4
We don’t think too much about our cheeks — maybe if we’re applying blush or if they turn red during an embarrassing moment. But occasionally, you may feel pain in your cheeks. You may have a sinus infection, a tooth abscess, temporomandibular...

Health Benefits of Resveratrol — And Should You Take It?

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 1/24 11:30P bigleyj
You’ve heard an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but a glass of wine — or even a glass of grape juice — could keep you feeling healthy in a variety of ways, thanks to a key ingredient known as resveratrol. Before you uncork your next bottle or...

How To Cope With Huntington’s Disease

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 1/24 12:45A zaleska
Being diagnosed with a permanent health condition can be frightening and cause anxiety. You might wonder how living with this condition will affect your ability to work or go to school, have a romantic relationship or start a family. Huntington’s...
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