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Sleep Drunkenness, the Freshman 15 and Other News of the Week

Tags: arthritis, college, contact lenses, eye infections, news, sleep, weight gain

Here is this week’s round-up of stories from around the Web featuring Cleveland Clinic experts that we know you won’t want to miss.


Oatmeal Pecan Waffles

Recipe: Oatmeal Pecan Waffles or Pancakes

Tags: antioxidant, breakfast, heart health, morning, Recipes

Antioxidants in pecans may help promote heart health according to a study published in the January 2011 issue of The Journal of Nutrition.


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Radiating Pain in Your Leg? Best to See Your Doctor

Tags: exercise therapy, herniated disc, leg pain, physical therapy, radiculopathy, spine

Sharp pains radiating down your leg could signal a damaged nerve or herniated disc, so learn what the different levels of back pain might represent.


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Back to School May Mean Headache Pain for Your Child

Tags: back to school, children with headaches, Headaches, migraine headaches, migraines

School is not the only thing that begins in the fall. For many children, the stress of returning to classes brings on an unwanted result: headaches.


Recover from Vascular Surgery

Best Advice as You Recover From Vascular Surgery

Tags: heart and vascular institute, heart surgery, Recovery, vascular, vascular disease, vascular surgery

After you have surgery to correct a vascular problem, you will play a key role in your own recovery. Get key advice on steps you can take.


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It’s Rare, but Colds Can Increase Stroke Risk in Kids

Tags: childhood stroke, cold, colds, respiratory tract infection

The cold virus that typically causes sore throat, cough and congestion can also temporarily increase the risk of stroke in children, according to a recent study.


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Newly Approved DNA Test for HPV Could Replace Your Pap

Tags: cervical cancer, colposcopy, HPV, PAP, Pap smears

The FDA recently approved a DNA test for HPV that helps physicians identify high-risk pre-cancer conditions and could eventually replace the Pap smear test. The DNA test would lengthen the time between tests to three to five years.


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Can You Pick Your “Heart Repair” Fresh From Your Garden?

Tags: heart and vascular institute, heart healthy diet, lycopene, Mediterranean diet

Lycopene, an antioxidant found in tomatoes, may help repair heart patients' damaged blood vessels. But supplements containing lycopene may also have side effects. For now, enjoy fresh tomatoes instead.


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What Parents Need to Know About School Hearing Screenings

Tags: back to school, growing pains of parenting, hearing, hearing exam, preschool

School screenings for hearing are important, but parents need to know that they are not as thorough or accurate as a full diagnostic hearing test.


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What You Should Know About PALB2 and Breast Cancer Risk

Tags: BRCA, breast cancer, genetic counseling, genetics

When a genetic mutation makes headlines, the first thing patients ask is, “Should I be tested for it?”