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Are You Tweeting Away Your Relationships?

Study says Twitter obsession can hurt real-life bonds

When Your Hearts in the Game

When Your Heart’s in the Game

Tags: emotional response, fight-or-flight response, heart attack, stress cardiomyopathy, triggers

Are you one of those super fans whose adrenaline really gets pumping while rooting for your favorite sports team? If so, you could be at a slightly higher risk for a cardiac issue: Find out why.


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Fusion Guided Biopsy: A Smarter Way to Look for Prostate Cancer

Tags: biopsy, cancer, MRI, prostate, prostate cancer, prostate cancer screening, PSA, PSA screening, study, ultrasound

Finding prostate tumors that need to be treated versus those that aren’t dangerous isn’t easy. A new technology called fusion guided biopsy combines MRI and ultrasound. The result: a better screening tool.


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Is Breakfast the Most Important Meal for Weight Loss?

Tags: breakfast, diet, eggs, healthy diet

New studies question conventional wisdom about breakfast and weight loss. But don't rush to change your own habits just yet.


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Sleep Drunkenness, the Freshman 15 and Other News of the Week

Tags: arthritis, college, contact lenses, eye infections, news, sleep, weight gain

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.


Oatmeal Pecan Waffles

Recipe: Oatmeal Pecan Waffles or Pancakes

Tags: antioxidant, breakfast, heart health, morning, Recipes

Antioxidants in pecans may help promote heart health according to a study published in the January 2011 issue of The Journal of Nutrition.


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Radiating Pain in Your Leg? Best to See Your Doctor

Tags: exercise therapy, herniated disc, leg pain, physical therapy, radiculopathy, spine

Sharp pains radiating down your leg could signal a damaged nerve or herniated disc, so learn what the different levels of back pain might represent.


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Back to School May Mean Headache Pain for Your Child

Tags: back to school, children with headaches, Headaches, migraine headaches, migraines

School is not the only thing that begins in the fall. For many children, the stress of returning to classes brings on an unwanted result: headaches.


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Best Advice as You Recover From Vascular Surgery

Tags: heart and vascular institute, heart surgery, Recovery, vascular, vascular disease, vascular surgery

After you have surgery to correct a vascular problem, you will play a key role in your own recovery. Get key advice on steps you can take.


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It’s Rare, but Colds Can Increase Stroke Risk in Kids

Tags: childhood stroke, cold, colds, respiratory tract infection

The cold virus that typically causes sore throat, cough and congestion can also temporarily increase the risk of stroke in children, according to a recent study.


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Newly Approved DNA Test for HPV Could Replace Your Pap

Tags: cervical cancer, colposcopy, HPV, PAP, Pap smears

The FDA recently approved a DNA test for HPV that helps physicians identify high-risk pre-cancer conditions and could eventually replace the Pap smear test. The DNA test would lengthen the time between tests to three to five years.