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A Colonoscopy Can Save Your Life

Superbug CRE Outbreaks and Endoscopy: 4 Things You Should Know

Superbug CRE Outbreaks and Endoscopy: 4 Things You Should Know

Tags: colon cancer, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer, endoscopy, superbug

There has been a lot of press lately about people contracting CRE during endoscopy. Cleveland Clinic gastroenterologists discuss why endoscopy is still safe.


Genes and heart disease

Is Heart Disease In Your Genes?

Tags: abnormal genes, aortic stenosis, genetics, HCM, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart failure, heart health, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, long qt syndrome, marfan syndrome, research, statins, sudden cardiac death

Researchers continue to uncover ways genes influence or cause heart disease. But how best to use this information is not always clear.


How Mixing Medicine and Alcohol Can Harm You

How Mixing Medicine and Alcohol Can Harm You

Tags: alcohol, alcohol abuse, alcoholism, drinking, medications, Prescription Drugs

If your physician asks you how many alcoholic drinks you consume every day, there’s good reason to be precise. If you are taking medication, consuming alcoholic drinks regularly could create serious health problems.


3 Common Medications You May Need to Avoid with Heart Problems

Heart Patients: 3 Common Medications You May Need to Avoid

Tags: antibiotics, arrhythmia, aspirin, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, heart patients, heart risks, medications, NSAIDs

Heart patients should know risks of taking aspirin, NSAID pain relievers and some antibiotics. Studies show these common medications can increase risk of bleeding, arrhythmia and more.


Salmon and Cannellini Bean Salad Recipe

The Best Diet to Lower Your Colon Cancer Risk

Tags: colon cancer, colorectal cancer, fiber, fish, fruits and vegetables, healthy diet, Mediterranean diet, vegetarian

Research has shown that what you eat can play a large role in your risk for developing colorectal cancer. Find out which diet offesr the most protection against developing colorectal cancer.


DNA

Should All Women Be Screened for BRCA1 and BRCA2?

Tags: BRCA, BRCA gene, breast cancer, genetics, ovarian cancer, ovaries

Who should be tested — and when? These are the big questions people ask when it comes to genetic screening, especially for commonly known mutations. Get expert insight.


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Text Neck: Is Smartphone Use Causing Your Neck Pain?

Tags: chronic neck pain, electronics, neck pain, posture, smartphones

Our devotion to mobile phones has triggered a new repetitive strain injury: "text neck." Find out more about how to avoid unnecessary pain.


baby carrots in a dish

Do You Buy Pre-Cut, Bagged Vegetables — Are They Just as Nutritious?

Tags: food safety, fruit and vegetables, fruits and vegetables, vegetables, vitamin c

Pre-cut, bagged vegetables are as nutritious as whole foods if you buy fresh and follow these simple steps.


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Top 3 Myths About Correcting Your Vision With LASIK or PRK

Tags: eye exam, eye health, eyes, laser eye surgery, LASIK, vision, vision loss

If you're doing some online research about laser eye surgery, you may have seen some negative stories. How do you know what’s true? A Cleveland Clinic ophthalmologist dispels common myths.


Should You Take Aspirin If You Are on Blood Thinners

Should You Take Aspirin If You Are on Blood Thinners? (Video)

Tags: aspirin, atrial fibrilation, blood thinners, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health

If you take blood thinners because of atrial fibrillation, evidence is mixed about whether you should take aspirin. Watch this video for expert advice.