Try Fiber for Healthy Heart, Svelte Body

Most Americans, 90 percent of us, are missing something essential in their diets: fiber. A Cleveland Clinic study suggests that a diet high in cereal fibers such as oats, barley, and 100 percent whole grains can reduce the risk of heart disease, lower triglyceride levels, improve glycemic control and help you lose weight. Read the full story … Read More

Food Allergies Rising in Kids

When many parents were growing up, food allergies were so rare that few of them remember childhood friends experiencing them. But today, parents don’t have to look far to find a child with at least one food allergy in their kids’ classrooms, circle of friends or even in their own families. Food allergies affect more … Read More

Back to School Means Back to Bedtime

Mention the word “bedtime” in the summer and you’re sure to get groans from kids of any age. That’s especially true of teenagers who have spent the summer staying out late and sleeping until noon. But when it’s time to go back to school, getting back into healthy sleep patterns is a necessity for having … Read More

7 Tips to a Lighter, Safer School Backpack

If the contents of your child’s school backpack could fill a small European car, it’s time to think about lightening the load. Backpacks that are too heavy for a child not only cause discomfort but may lead to physical problems. 4 Things You Can’t Forget for Back-to-School What potential problems could a heavy backpack cause? … Read More

Mutation Found in Deadliest Prostate Cancer

A Cleveland Clinic researcher has discovered a genetic mutation in a drug-resistant, often deadly form of prostate cancer. The discovery may lead to new drug therapies to block the growth of the cancer. Nima Sharifi, MD, the Kendrick Family Chair for Prostate Cancer Research at Cleveland Clinic, led the research which found the mutation that … Read More

Treat Your Medicines like Chocolate

Who would be crazy enough to leave a box of fine chocolates in a hot car? Everyone knows what heat does to chocolate. It disrupts the structural integrity of chocolate molecules, disorders their atomic relationships, and turns a tray of toothsome truffles into a lake of inedible goo. Yet many people think nothing of leaving … Read More

The Man Who Kept His Cancer a Secret

Telling family, friends and colleagues about your serious cancer diagnosis is among the most personal and sensitive issues you could ever face. Is it fair to put the emotional weight on others? How will people react to you at home, socially or in the workplace? Mikkael Sekeres, MD, Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Leukemia Program, tells … Read More

Addressing Obesity With Innovation

One out of every three American adults are now obese. To reverse this trend, we need innovative approaches to obesity, and we need them now. While new strategies and treatments are currently in the pipeline, will they be enough to prevent American healthcare from being crushed by the massive costs of treating obesity and its … Read More