Abnormally Rapid Heartbeats May Be Present at Birth (Video)

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

Chronic Sore Throat Have You Missing Work?

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. A recent study from Yale University found that adults who had tonsillectomies had low complication and mortality rates – similar to those of children. However, in their study of nearly … Read More

How to Store Your Breast Milk Safely (Infographic)

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.

Recall Alert: How To Keep Your Kids Safe

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

What Autism Changes Mean for You and Your Children

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

Probiotics: What You Need to Know

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 underway What you … Read More

Fixing Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Without Invasive Surgery (Video)

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

Belly Fat, Jogging Pregnant and Other News of the Week

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