Wellness Team

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New Research: E-Cigs Safer Alternative to Regular Cigarettes

Tags: cancer, cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, lung cancer, quit smoking, smoking, smoking cessation, stop smoking

The popularity of electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) has outpaced available scientific data. Now, a new analysis supports e-cigs as a safer alternative to conventional cigarettes.

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Use These 5 Tips to Kick-Start Your Fitness Routine

Tags: exercise, exercise plan, fitness

The road to fitness is paved with good intentions — but do you know how to take the first steps?

How much water should you drink each day? Infographic on HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic

Water: Do You Need 8 Glasses a Day? (Infographic)

Tags: bladder, dehydration, diarrhea, fever, healthy diet, hydration, water

When it comes to drinking water, is the magic number 8 glasses a day? Our experts explain all the factors involved in making sure our bodies get the right amount of fluid every day.

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How Losing Weight Lowers Your Blood Pressure (Video)

Tags: blood pressure, hypertension, kidney, kidney health, video

Watch Michael Roizen, MD, demonstrate how a small drop in weight can have a big impact on high blood pressure.

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How a New Kind of Care Helps Your Fatigue, Aches, Pains

Tags: chronic fatigue, chronic pain, diabetes, integrative medicine, metabolic syndrome, obesity

Concerned about pain, fatigue, metabolic syndrome, obesity, depression, autoimmune disease, fibromyalgia or headache? Integrative functional medicine looks deeply at what ails you to bring healing.

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How to Ease Your Arthritis Pain With Simple Food Swaps

Tags: arthritis, chronic inflammation, diet & nutrition, nutrition, oils, rheumatoid arthritis

If you have arthritis or joint pain, you can make simple changes in your diet to reduce inflammation. It's a natural way to use food as medicine -- to stop the pain before it starts.

If your family is clamoring for corn on the cob this summer, why not try a few of our healthier takes? Infographic on HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic

12 Healthier Toppings for Corn on the Cob (Infographic)

Tags: butter, healthy diet, infographic, salt, summer

Corn on the cob is the essence of summer. But it doesn’t have to come drenched in butter. Cleveland Clinic Children’s dietitian Tara Harwood offers 12 healthier alternatives.

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5 Best Tips to Get Started Doing Yoga

Tags: exercise, yoga

Some people think as they get older, they just get less flexible. But yoga can counteract this tendency and do so much more to keep you feeling good. Find five tips to getting started with yoga at any age.

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How Fiber Moves Through You (Video)

Tags: breakfast, fiber, healthy diet, heart health, videos, weight loss

Learn how your intestines process food, and what fiber can do for you. Discover an easy way to tell when you’re eating enough fiber.

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How Strength Training Fights Body Fat (Video)

Tags: exercise, healthy diet, muscle, strength training, videos, workout

Strength training has rewards that go far beyond a sculpted physique. Discover what happens when muscle fibers begin to crowd out fat cells.