Which Type of Chocolate is Heart-Healthiest? (Infographic)

Which Type of Chocolate Is Best? (Infographic)

The pros and cons of dark, milk and white

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Dangers of Opioid Pain Relievers: What You Need to Know

Tags: addiction, chronic pain, medications, opiods and opiates, pain medication, Prescription Drugs, prescriptions, substance abuse

We hear a lot about opioid pain medications in the news these days. That's because over the past two decades there has been widespread abuse of this class of drugs. Learn more about these powerful medications and some of the shocking usage statistics.


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Have You Experienced the Placebo Effect?

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It's not a real treatment, but the placebo effect demonstrates how the concept of healing can be as influential as the care itself.


5 Great Reasons You Should Take a Walk Today

5 Great Reasons You Should Take a Walk Today

Tags: exercise, fitness, high blood pressure, self-esteem, sleep, snacking, stess, walking

The benefits of walking include everything from lowering your blood pressure to reducing your cravings for unhealthy snacks. See how this easy (and free!) activity can work such wonders.


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Bladder Cancer: Your Personal Risk and How to Reduce It

Tags: bladder, bladder cancer, cancer, chemical exposures, geriatric, geriatric health, healthy diet, quit smoking, smoking

Age and a number of other factors can greatly increase bladder cancer risk. A Cleveland Clinic oncologist talks about this cancer and how you can reduce risk.


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Predict Your Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke

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The PLAC® Test is a simple blood test that can help predict risk of heart attack or stroke by measuring artery inflammation. Results help doctors determine when to increase preventive care.


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Cleveland Clinic Receives Heart Failure GOLD Recognition

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The Cleveland Clinic received a nod from the American Heart Association for success in using the Get With the Guidelines treatment interventions.


Recipe: Sweet and Savory Roasted Brussels

Recipe: Sweet and Savory Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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Brussels sprouts are a good source of fiber and vitamin C. Apple and balsamic vinegar lend a tasty twist to this interesting vegetable, with a bit of ham to add flavor.


How to Cut Colon Cancer Risk Before Age 50 (Infographic)

How to Cut Colon Cancer Risk Before Age 50 (Infographic)

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Colon cancer rates are on the rise in a surprising age group: people age 20 to 49. Experts think this alarming trend may be due to poor diet and rising obesity rates.


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Obese Children Have Greater Risk for Adult Heart Disease

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For many people, obesity starts developing in early childhood, when good dietary and exercise habits are neglected. It's important for parents to know there's long-term danger in their children being overweight or obese.


Should You Visit the Emergency Department, Urgent Care of Express Care? Use these tips.

Should You Visit the Emergency Department, Urgent Care or Express Care?

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In what situations should you get your loved one to a hospital Emergency Department (ED) versus an urgent care center, express care center or primary care doctor? Find out.