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Should You Really Pee in the Pool? (Infographic)

The scientific pros and cons

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Immune Cells Help Protect Brain Cells after Traumatic Injury

Tags: Alzheimer's, Alzheimer’s disease, brain health, brain injury, chronic disease, MS, multiple sclerosis, neurology

New research shows a type of cell widely believed to make chronic adult brain diseases worse can protect the brain from traumatic brain injury and may slow neurodegenerative diseases.

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Gene in Children Linked to Higher Risk of Celiac Disease

Tags: autoimmune disorders, celiac, celiac disease, gene, genetic disorder, genetics

Researchers may be a step closer to helping doctors identify children born with a higher risk for Celiac disease, which ultimately could result in earlier treatment and fewer complications from the disorder.

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6 Do’s and Don’ts for Athletes Losing Weight

Tags: athletes, calories and weight loss, exercise, healthy diet, sugar, weight gain, weight loss

If you're an athlete who wants to lose weight for a performance edge, find out the best ways to go about it -- and what to avoid.

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How Yoga Can Help Breast Cancer Patients With Radiation

Tags: breast cancer, breast cancer treatment, cancer, radiation, yoga

A new study finds that yoga improves quality of life and lessens fatigue for breast cancer patients who are undergoing radiation therapy.

Heart Risk

Radiation That Cures Your Cancer Can Cause Collateral Damage (Video)

Tags: cancer, Dr. Clair, heart and vascular institute, radiation therapy, risk factors, vascular disease

Radiation therapy for head and neck cancers improves outcomes and even saves lives. However, the treatment also can have an unwanted side effect: Damage to blood vessels in the neck. Watch as one of our vascular surgeons explains.

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What You Can Learn From Basketball Star Isaiah Austin

Tags: genetic counseling, genetics, marfan syndrome

When basketball star Isaiah Austin stood in front of the crowd at June’s NBA draft, the moment had special meaning for people with genetic conditions.

Stress Ball

Stress Eating, Emotional Fitness and Other News of the Week

Tags: cleveland clinic in the news, news

Here is this week’s round-up of stories from around the Web featuring Cleveland Clinic experts that we know you won’t want to miss.

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Recipe: Morning Glory Chia Seed Muffins

Tags: breakfast, fruits and vegetables, morning, omega-3, Recipes, seeds

These muffins are mildly sweet, nutty and full of veggies and fiber. The cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, raisins and dates all make these muffins so delicious, you'll forget they're so good for you!

Running

Injured During Marathon Training? Here’s How to Get Back In Stride

Tags: marathon, marathons, runner, running, sports medicine

Marathon runners push the body’s limit to increase their exercise capacity. But they shouldn't ignore recurrent pain or discomfort that lasts after adequate rest. Find expert tips to recovering from injury.

Chronic Pain

9 Ways to Tame Your Chronic Pain (Infographic)

Tags: chronic pain, infographic, pain management

There’s plenty you can do to curb chronic pain beyond the procedures or pills your doctor prescribes. Cleveland Clinic pain and wellness experts share nine tips for promoting “pain wellness.”