Peanut Butter Test May Detect Alzheimer’s

Peanut butter. Creamy or crunchy – and oh, so spreadable – but not exactly your first thought as a game changer in Alzheimer’s research. But it may well be, according to researchers at the University of Florida who conducted the peanut butter smell test hoping to find a relationship between loss of smell and the … Read More

Uncontrolled Thyroid: Exercise, Diet Risks

If you have a thyroid condition, it’s no secret that exercise and a healthy diet can help manage your symptoms and improve your overall health. But if you have an undiagnosed thyroid condition that is not being properly controlled, there are risks — even to “natural” supplements and exercise. That’s why it’s so important to … Read More

Grandma Was A Health Hacker (Infographic)

Good ol’ Grandma. The sound of her kindly voice alone could make you feel better when you were sick. But not all of Grandma’s old-time remedies — health hacks, if you will — stand up to close scientific scrutiny. In fact, some are downright silly. Let’s have a look at Grandma’s medicine chest and see … Read More

‘White Coat’ Syndrome Is Not Benign (Video)

Patients often ask whether so-called “white coat” hypertension is anything to be worried about. This is a phenomenon in which people have a higher-than-normal blood pressure reading only at the doctor’s office, while their blood pressure is normal under more relaxed conditions at home. While this pattern was once thought to be relatively benign, it … Read More

Rebuilding Lives After Disfiguring Injuries (Slideshow)

Today’s plastic surgeons do amazing work. But normal reconstructions are impossible when damage is extensive. Astonishing advances in reconstructive transplantation offer hope. These lengthy, intricate procedures use healthy tissues from deceased donors.   Illustrations by Mark Sabo, Cleveland Clinic Center for Medical Art & Photography

New Study: Bacon May Hurt Male Fertility

Oh, the world can be cruel. Those guys out there who want to be fathers, we’re sorry to report on a new study suggesting that bacon may hurt your fertility. Recently published research suggests that men who eat more processed meats – including hamburgers and hot dogs, as well as bacon – might have a … Read More

An Accident Paves The Way For Modern Heart Care

As he rushed to aid his stricken patient 55 years ago this October, Cleveland Clinic cardiologist F. Mason Sones, MD, worried that the dye he had inadvertently injected directly into the young man’s heart would kill him. Instead, what seemed like a grave medical error on the day before Halloween, 1958, proved to be a … Read More