Family Health Team

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Your Guide to Aging Hair: 6 Simple Tips

Tags: aging, female patterned hair loss, hair, hair loss, male patterned hair loss

As you age, hair fibers become thinner, their texture and color can change, and they are more easily damaged. But shampoos, diet and watching your medications can help retain some thickness and luster.

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Guide to Genetic Testing: What Happens, What You Learn

Tags: genetic counseling, genetic disorder, genetic information, genetic testing, genetics, health screenings

Genetic counseling provides risk assessment information that can’t affect your insurance rates. In fact, insurance companies are now required to cover the cost of genetic testing under the Affordable Care Act.

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Scheduled for Surgery? How to Go In Strong, Ready

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Patients scheduled for surgery can take steps to boost the chances of a successful outcome. Find out what 5 strategies will help prepare your body beforehand and get you back on your feet more quickly afterward.

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TMJ: This Common Disorder Is a Jaw-Popper

Tags: dentist, jaw pain, teeth, teeth grinding, temporomandibular joint (TMJ), temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD)

Dental and pain issues that go undiagnosed can result in Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). It affects the joint between your lower jaw and your skull — known as the temporomandibular joint or TMJ.

Use this guide to learn more about noise-induced hearing loss and how to prevent it. Infographic on HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic

How Safe Are Your Ears? (Infographic)

Tags: hearing aid, hearing exam, Hearing loss, infographic, ultrasound

One out of every three cases of hearing loss in the U.S. is caused by noise exposure -- and is 100 percent avoidable. Use this guide to learn more about noise-induced hearing loss and how to prevent it.

Want to lose weight? Avoid meals that come from a menu. Infographic on HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic

Don’t Let Eating Out Kill Your Diet (Infographic)

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Are you trying to lose weight? Eating out at restaurants, even just once a week, has an effect on these efforts. It's smart to scale back on restaurant food. For the times you do need to go out, see our dining out tips.

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Yes, You Really Can Be Allergic to the Cold

Tags: allergies, frostbite, hives, skin allergies, tips for winter weather, winter

After months of frigid weather, you might joke that you're allergic to the cold. But some people really do have an allergy to cold temperatures. Severe cases can lead to fainting, shock and even death.

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3 Questions to Ask If Your Loved One Is in the ICU

Tags: caregivers, hospice, ICU, palliative care

When someone you care about is in the ICU, you might not even know what to ask attending doctors and caregivers. Here is a guide to stay informed -- including three questions to ask hospital staff.

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Chinese Herbs Can Be Good Medicine for You

Tags: herbal therapy, herbs and spices, prescriptions

Centuries-old therapy with Chinese herbs can correct body imbalances. Check with your doctor before starting herbal therapy to improve cold or flu symptoms, energy, digestion, sleep, menopausal symptoms or fertility.

If you can’t fall back to sleep within 20 minutes, get out of bed. Infographic on HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic

Can’t Sleep? Here’s What You Can Do (Infographic)

Tags: health hub number, infographic, Parkinson's Disease, sleep, sleep apnea, sleep disorders

All of us have nights when we can't sleep, when the sound of the clock seems to be the only thing you can hear. If you just have insomnia, here are some expert tips to help you back to dreamland.