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Chat With a Doctor: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

Register for Online Chat Do you have a question about hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)? Cardiologist Harry Lever, MD, Director, The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, will answer your questions about this topic during a live webchat Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at noon (ET). Chat With a Doctor: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) Live Web Chat: noon … Read More

Easy Guide to Heart-Healthy Cooking Oils

Which oils are the most heart-healthy for baking, sautéing and making salad dressing? Our experts explain which oils to use, which to avoid, and offer other do’s and don’ts in this simple, easy-to-read chart you can hang in your kitchen. Download the Full Guide in Color

Considering Adopting or Fostering a Child?

Are you considering adopting a child or becoming a foster parent? According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, there are over 100,000 children in the U.S. foster care system who need a permanent family. There are also thousands of children abroad who need a loving home. Pediatrician Elaine Schulte, MD, Cleveland Clinic … Read More

3 Anger Management Tips

Let’s face it. We all get mad every once in a while. But it’s how you handle the anger that can change the outcome. Scott Bea, Psy.D., a clinical psychologist at Cleveland Clinic, says that often our inability to control anger is inherited, but the key is developing the skills to control it.  He offers … Read More

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Study Finds Declining Fitness a Serious Heart Risk

Many say following a fitness routine is more difficult with age. We spout off excuses. We have more responsibilities. We are so busy at the office. The kids need us. As it turns out, our bodies need us to keep up that routine. A new European study confirms what cardiologists have suspected: declining fitness over … Read More

4 Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease is an emotional rollercoaster, even for the most patient caregivers. You may feel you are losing control of a changing relationship. But there is always hope, says Alex Rae-Grant, MD, interim director of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. Dr. Rae-Grant offers some pointers … Read More

Did Your Gynecologist Say ‘SIS?’

Maybe you’ve had an ultrasound and something came up abnormal. Or experienced some irregular, heavy, or postmenopausal bleeding. Or you could be struggling with infertility. To better diagnose the problem, your doctor orders an SIS, or saline-infusion sonography. This is a special ultrasound for imaging the uterus. But what is it, exactly, and what does … Read More

A Brush With Breast Cancer

Contributor: Katherine Lee, MD If I had one memory that I could hold onto, it would be an encounter I had with a patient about 20 years ago. A young woman in her early 40s had come in for her gynecological exam. I had received a report from the mammogram she had done a week … Read More

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Why Obesity Rates Are Rising

An estimated one in every three adults and one in every six children are obese. The number is especially alarming because obesity can lead to many serious health problems, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes.  Bariatric surgeon Stacy Brethauer, MD, expects the obesity epidemic will get worse before it improves. “The numbers continue to increase, especially among children … Read More

The Annual Checkup: What Test Results Mean (Video)

Cardiologist David Frid, MD, did a segment on the local Channel 3 show “Live on Lakeside” about the standard tests doctors will order during your yearly checkup and what they mean. They are looking for the typical health issues people may have. Watch Dr. Frid’s “Live on Lakeside” interview to learn what you should know … Read More