4 Questions You May Have About Scleroderma

Scleroderma is a rare disease of the autoimmune system that many people haven’t heard of. Yet recognizing the symptoms can help you get treatment faster – and provide the best chance for a successful outcome. The disease is characterized by hard skin — “sclero” means “thickening” and “derma” means “skin.” It is a disease in which dense, thick fibrous … Read More

Rectal Bleeding: What a Doctor Wants You to Know

The first thing most people worry about when they have minor rectal bleeding is that they have a cancer. Of course, colon cancer is what I worry most about, too. But it’s the cause of rectal bleeding only 1 to 2 percent of the time. Two problems are usually responsible for blood on the paper, … Read More

Fixing Your Aortic Tear Without Surgery (Video)

If you could get a glimpse inside your aortic artery, you would see that it’s much like the inside of a garden hose. It has a thick inner layer with a thinner outer layer as protection. When the artery is healthy, that muscular inner layer is round and wide. This  allows easy flow of blood … Read More

Can Medication Help With Your Child’s Autism?

“I’m at my wit’s end.” Many parents of children with autism have uttered these words when faced with challenging symptoms. Some children are prone to self-injury — or even aggression toward others. Some children are likely to wander off, so parents have to watch them 24-7. Still others suffer from attention deficits that keep them … Read More

Brain Pacemakers, Vaccine Ethics 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: Pacemakers for Parkinson’s patients More than 7 million people worldwide can’t button a shirt, drink a cup of coffee or get out of a chair because of Parkinson’s disease. But a little-known surgery can help … Read More

Recipe: Fresh Mediterranean Bulgur Salad

This salad offers the fresh taste of grape tomatoes, cucumbers and dill in an olive oil, lemon and vinegar dressing. Kalamata olives give it zing and whole grain bulgur makes it satisfying. Ingredients 1 ½ cups uncooked bulgur 1 seedless (or deseeded) cucumber, peeled and chopped 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved ½ cup kalamata olives, … Read More

Don’t Let the Summer Bugs Bite (Video)

One thing that bugs us about summer is, well, bugs – and the bites they leave behind. Some of them can even make us sick. Lara Danziger-Isakov, MD, is an expert on infectious diseases at Cleveland Clinic. She says mosquito bites can become a problem if you don’t leave them alone. “Mosquito bites can get … Read More

How Men Can Safeguard Sexual Health (Infographic)

Does this sound familiar? Wife/girlfriend/significant other urges the man in her life: Please, honey, see a doctor. This plea could be for a regular check-up or, more often, it’s for a health issue he has been ignoring. However, seeing a doctor regularly and as symptoms arise is critical to a man’s health. It allows many … Read More