Reasons why you should not pee in the pool. Infographic from Cleveland Clinic HealthHub

Should You Really Pee in the Pool? (Infographic)

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How You Can Outsmart the Widow Maker Artery

How You Can Outsmart the Widow Maker Artery (Video)

Tags: arteries, CAD, cardiac catheterization, coronary artery disease, family history, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, widowmaker

When you have a blockage in your left anterior descending artery (LAD), or “widow maker,” you may have a lower rate of survival from a heart attack than when the other two coronary arteries are blocked. Learn how you can take steps for better heart health now.

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7 Signs Your Lip Balm Use Is Just a Bad Habit

Tags: bad habits, chapped lips, dermatologist, dermatology, dry skin, SPF

Lip balm may feel soothing on chapped lips, but it can become the basis for a bad habit -- and some kinds can make your dry lips even drier.

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How Losing Weight Lowers Your Blood Pressure (Video)

Tags: blood pressure, hypertension, kidney, kidney health, video

Watch Michael Roizen, MD, demonstrate how a small drop in weight can have a big impact on high blood pressure.

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Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer’s Disease

Tags: #onememory, Alzheimer's, Alzheimer’s disease, brain, brain health, memory, memory loss

Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is giving up control of his NFL team because of his Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive, fatal disease of the brain that destroys memory and thinking skills and impairs basic daily functions.

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How a New Kind of Care Helps Your Fatigue, Aches, Pains

Tags: chronic fatigue, chronic pain, diabetes, integrative medicine, metabolic syndrome, obesity

Concerned about pain, fatigue, metabolic syndrome, obesity, depression, autoimmune disease, fibromyalgia or headache? Integrative functional medicine looks deeply at what ails you to bring healing.

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Study: Implantable Defibrillator Can Save Your Life

Tags: heart and vascular institute, heart damage, heart disease, heart failure, heart health, ICD, implantable heart devices

Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) prevent sudden death when damaged hearts develop dangerous arrhythmias. They improve survival even if your heart has little damage, a new study confirms.

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Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Food Labels?

Tags: added sugar, diet, food labels, healthy diet, nutrition, nutrition labels, salt, sodium, sugar

Healthy eating starts with savvy shopping. Test your knowledge of different types of food labeling this quiz.

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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.