Marathons: Training for a Stronger Performance

Myth: Strength training increases bulk and hinders performance.Fact: Strength training helps improve your running economy, decrease your risk of injury and make your running more effective. Want to run a marathon? Include strength training in your workout plans, says Cleveland Clinic Sports Health exercise physiologist Heather Nettle, MA. Strength training helps you build muscles and … Read More

11-Year-Old Girl Chases Paralympic Dreams (Video)

The Olympics have always been inspiring. Athletes push the limits of the human body, stretching what is possible. Maybe nobody can inspire you like 11-year-old Paralympics hopeful Breanna Sprenger. Born without legs, one arm and many other medical problems, Breanna started aquatic therapy when she was just 3 years old. “I like swimming so much … Read More

Chat With a Doctor: Peripheral Artery Disease

Register for Online Chat Do you have a question about peripheral artery disease? Heather Gornik, MD, Staff Physician, Vascular Medicine, Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, will answer your questions about this medical condition during a live webchat Thursday, September 6, 2012, at noon (ET). Get answers to your health questions and concerns. … Read More

Diabetes and Nutrition — A Q&A With Our Expert

Today’s diabetic diet is simply a healthy diet. To help you live your best with this condition, S. Sethu Reddy, MD, of the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, answers common questions about diabetes: Q: Are overweight people more likely to get diabetes?A: Yes — but only if diabetes runs in the family. Q: Should … Read More

Thinking Inside the Box

A new device nicknamed “heart in a box” keeps donor hearts beating long enough to transport them across country. Cleveland Clinic cardiac surgeon Edward Soltesz, MD, who helps test the device, says it may be “a game changer” for transplant patients. Watch the NBC feature: New Device Will Deliver “A Heart in a Box”

Myth Busting: Genetics and Your Health

Last week, we explored the myth that personalized healthcare offers doctors a “crystal ball” to predict your future health. This week, I want to talk about another big myth about our field — the idea that you can’t improve your health because your genetics are predetermined. Myth: Personalized healthcare doesn’t work because I can’t change … Read More

Stress Management for Multiple Sclerosis (Video)

The stress of dealing with a chronic disease can be tough for some people to overcome. A new study finds stress management programs may help people with multiple sclerosis (MS) keep the disease from progressing. Amy Sullivan, Psy.D., a psychologist at Cleveland Clinic’s Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis, says, “I think this study exemplifies the … Read More

Omega-3 Fats Pack a Powerful Punch

Contributor: Melissa Ohlson, MS, RD, LD, Department of Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation If you compare fighting heart disease to a boxing match, then omega-3 fats are the heavyweight champ. Few nutrients come close to the one-two punch of these long-chain polyunsaturated fats, called eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Extensive studies have shown that … Read More

Chat With a Doctor: Uterine Fibroids

Register for Online Chat Do you have a question about uterine fibroids? Kevin Stadtlander, MD, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Cleveland Clinic Florida, will answer your questions about this medical condition during a live webchat Tuesday, September 4, 2012, at noon (ET). Get answers to your health questions and concerns. It’s easy to be part of … Read More

Why Kids Need Back to School Eye Exams

You may be knee deep in school supplies as the new year approaches, but don’t forget about your children’s health, especially their eyes. Ophthalmologist Rishi Singh, MD, of Cleveland Clinic’s Cole Eye Institute, says it’s never a bad idea to have your child’s eyesight checked at the start of each new school year. During adolescence, … Read More