Health & Fitness

It's flu vaccine time and seniors need revved-up shots

News 5 Cleveland (Your Health Matters) 10/3 2:59A
Doctors have a message for vaccine-weary Americans: Don’t skip your flu shot this fall -- and seniors, ask for a special extra-strength kind.After flu hit historically low levels during the COVID-19 pandemic, it may be poised for a comeback. The...

The Teen Mental Health Crisis: What Adults Can Do To Help

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 10/3 12:30A kaputk
The United States is in the midst of a national emergency when it comes to teen mental health. Statistics show that teen depression and suicide are on the rise, made worse by the effects of the pandemic. In fact, suicide has become the...

Food Allergy Tests for Kids: What You Need To Know

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 10/3 12:30A evansm22
Raising kids can sometimes feel like you’re in a constant state of low-level panic. What if they break an arm on the playground? Are they getting enough sleep ? How much screen time is just too much? And then there’s the fear of allergic...

Lost COVID-19 Vaccine Card: Can You Get a Replacement?

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 10/3 12:30A capasa
Just like losing your credit card or driver’s license, losing your COVID-19 vaccination card is no fun. Especially if you’re planning a trip or going to a venue that requires proof of vaccination, you don’t want to lose track of that little white...

Try These Stretches if You Sit All Day at Work

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 10/3 12:30A fulcoe
After sitting at your desk hunched over your computer all day, chances are you leave the office with some soreness or stiffness. You’re not alone. Research has shown that people who sit more than 75% of the day show an increased risk for neck and...

Does Low Testosterone Cause Erectile Dysfunction?

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 9/30 5:41A hortonj4
Testosterone serves as a pretty high-octane fuel for sex drive. Know what else is kind of key while fooling around? Erectile function. So, if your testosterone tank is running a bit low, does that fuel shortage mean a certain body part won’t rev...

Long COVID: Symptoms and Treatments for Long Haulers

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 9/30 12:45A schneik4
The story of coronavirus (COVID-19) keeps evolving. Experts continue to study how and why some people may have long COVID, a condition where they experience symptoms of the illness many weeks or even months after having COVID-19. While the...

Gestational Diabetes: How To Cut Your Risk of High Blood Sugar

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 9/30 12:44A Women's Health Team
When you’re pregnant, you get used to peeing in cups — like at every single prenatal checkup. One thing your doctor watches for is glucose (sugar). It may be normal for some to show up in your urine, but if it appears repeatedly or in large...

Teen Vaginal Discharge: What’s Normal and What’s Not

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 9/30 12:43A Children's Health Team
A lot of the teenage experience is confusing and even alarming — especially when it comes to bodily changes. If you’re a teen who’s starting to notice some new things happening down there, you might be freaking out a little. Try not to worry....

Ohio records first death related to monkeypox virus

News 5 Cleveland (Your Health Matters) 9/29 12:22P
The Ohio Department of Health reported Thursday that one person has died as a result of monkeypox in Ohio, according to ODH’s monkeypox dashboard.The details of the death are not currently known by News 5.Since the first reported case in June,...

Adults Should Keep Up on Vaccines, Too

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 9/29 12:37A Family Health Team
You may think your days of sitting in the doctor’s office with a cotton ball on your shoulder are over. While your shots may not come with a superhero bandage anymore, there are a number of immunizations that you should make sure to keep up with as...

Starting a Workout Routine

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 9/29 12:30A zaleska
Exercise is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle. But if you’ve gotten out of the habit of being active — or have never found an exercise routine that works — it might feel like an impossible task to get started. Luckily, it’s never too late to...

11 Kidney Transplant Recovery Tips

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 9/29 12:30A kaputk
Getting a kidney transplant gives you a new lease on life. A successful transplant gives you increased strength, stamina and energy — but while you’re recovering from surgery, you may not quite feel that way yet. If you’re about to undergo kidney...

Recipe: Chia Seed Pumpkin Pudding

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 9/29 12:30A coolicc
Does any sweet treat mark the arrival of fall more than pumpkin pie? If you love this autumnal baked good, but would rather skip the calories and fat that come with it, then this easy, no-cook pudding is the perfect option. Healthy chia seeds...
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