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U.S. News & World Report ranks Cleveland Clinic No. 5 hospital in the Nation

Cleveland Clinic Ranks No. 1 in Heart Care for 21 Years

Ranked No. 5 hospital in the nation overall

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When Back Pain Means More Than a Back Problem

Tags: back pain, Be Well e-News, Great Pretenders Series, naf1, neuropathy, peripheral arterial disease, spinal stenosis

Don’t assume pain in the lower back, cramping in the legs and that “pins and needles” feeling are the result of a problem with your spine. Symptoms of artery disease, arthritis and neuropathy often masquerade as spinal pain.


Woman in pain

Constipation: 6 Ways to Unblock Yourself

Tags: celiac disease, constipation, digestive health, fiber, hypercalcemia, hyperthyroidism, irritable bowel syndrome, stress

You can find relief whether your constipation is a typical case or something more serious. The difference comes in how you find relief.


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Turkey Bacon: How Healthy Is It Really?

Tags: fat, healthy diet, meat, saturated fat, sodium

Calorie- and fat-conscious eaters may opt for turkey bacon as a healthier alternative to the traditional kind. But this substitute is also high in fat and sodium and offers few other benefits.


9 Tips for Summer Snacks

9 Tips for Summer Snacks

Tags: fruits and vegetables, ice cream, Recipes, snacking

Follow tips from pediatric registered dietitian Jennifer Willoughby, RD, LD, to learn how your children can enjoy their favorite summertime snacks without the added sugars or artificial flavors.


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How to Pick the Perfect Cantaloupe (Video)

Tags: fruits, fruits and vegetables, summer, videos

How can you tell if the cantaloupe you are holding in your palm is really ripe? Here are a few ways you can tell.


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Some Sunlight May Benefit Your Health, If You’re Older

Tags: skin cancer, sun, sun exposure, vitamin D, vitamin d deficiency

We all know that getting too much sun can be harmful to your health. But if you’re an older adult, sunlight – in the right amount – may provide health benefits. Find out why.


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Endocarditis: How One Patient Beat This Deadly Disease

Tags: antibiotics, bacteria, dr. pettersson, endocarditis, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, heart valves, infective endocarditis, Intravenous drug users

Endocarditis is an infection that “devours” your heart muscle. Learn the facts about this potentially deadly disease through a patient who overcame it.


Roller Coasters: How to Avoid Neck and Back Pain

Roller Coasters: How to Avoid Neck and Back Pain

Tags: back pain, joint pain, neck pain, spine, summer, summer safety

Roller coasters and other rides can lead to back and neck pain, especially for people with a history of disc problems, arthritis or muscle spasms. Planning ahead and caring for yourself afterward can minimize discomfort.


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Recipe: Purple Kale Salad With Apples and Walnuts

Tags: fruits and vegetables, kale, Recipes, salad

Purple kale, in its beauty and texture, is a vegetable that definitely rises above the ordinary. This salad is rich in health-acclaimed purple pigmented, anthocyanins.


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Dynamic Stretching: 6 Do’s and Don’ts

Tags: athletes, exercise, joints, sports injuries, stretching

Dynamic stretching is a type of stretching that offers a great way to warm up before exercise or sports. These stretches focus on actively moving your joints and muscles to accomplish the desired effect.