A new application for your iPad may help doctors to diagnose and treat multiple sclerosis (MS). The app is a test that takes about five minutes. Patients taking the test select numbers paired with symbols as quickly as possible. The test measures your cognitive processing speed – or how quickly you can figure out the … Read More
The heart’s electrical system conducts electrical impulses between the upper and lower chamber to keep the heart beating regularly and pump blood through our bodies. However, as with any electrical system, sometimes things don’t work exactly as they should. Occasionally a pathway that isn’t normally there is formed, which basically creates an electrical “short circuit” … Read More
If you think you are too old to need a tonsillectomy, think again. Many adults get them, and new research says they are relatively safe.
There’s no use crying over spilled milk. But, with the proper planning, you can prevent wasting any breast milk you’ve pumped to nourish your little one. How long is it good? What containers should I store it in? What’s the best way to thaw it? We’ve got all of your questions covered.
As you’re driving to preschool, you catch the news: Another major car seat recall. You glance at your toddler in the rearview mirror and wonder if she’s safe. You can’t anticipate which products will get recalled. You can, however, practice safety-conscious shopping and poise yourself for quick action in the event of a recall. Cleveland … Read More
Nearly a year ago, the world of autism diagnosis changed. When the American Psychiatric Association published the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) in May 2013, the way we identify autism was one of the biggest changes by far. Since then, DSM-5 has brought its share of controversy — and questions … Read More
Probiotic supplements have been touted to improve gut health, balance vaginal flora and strengthen the immune system. They contain beneficial bacteria naturally found in the intestinal tract and in some foods, including yogurt, pickles, soft cheeses and sauerkraut. So, it makes sense to consider adding probiotic supplements to your diet. Studies are under way What … Read More
Treating aneurysms throughout the body usually requires open surgery, but now we’re able to use a minimally invasive procedure to repair abdominal aortic aneurysms. These are aneurysms that occur in the part of the aorta that carries blood from the heart into the lower extremities. In traditional open surgery, surgeons go in and repair the aneurysm, or … Read More
Breakfast may fuel your morning and set your healthy habits for the day, but lunch will keep you going through afternoon meetings, hitting the gym and picking the kids up from soccer practice. Fast food may present an easy option, but it’s a recipe for diet disasters. Try the five lunch options below instead. They … Read More
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: Belly busters If diet and exercise haven’t done much to reduce your pooch, your hormones, age and other genetic factors may be the reason why. 11 Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Belly … Read More