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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.


Blood Pressure Guidelines

Blood Pressure Guidelines Call for Knowledge, Judgment (Video)

Tags: blood pressure, heart and vascular institute, heart guidelines, heart videos, hypertension, video

New recommendations to guide how doctors in the United States treat tens of millions of patients with high blood pressure have created some controversy. But they could offer more tailored treatment of hypertension.


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3 Questions You May Have About Robot-Assisted Surgery

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In robot-assisted surgery, surgeons use an mechanical arm and wrist, allowing them to perform complex medical procedures with great precision, using a minimally invasive approach.


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The Amazingly Simple Way Surgeons Make a New Heart Beat (Video)

Tags: heart beat, heart surgery, heart transplant, open heart surgery

Cleveland Clinic heart transplant surgeons use the most sophisticated technology in the world, but this amazing video proves we should never underestimate the profound power of human touch.


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10 Facts You Need to Know About ALS (Video)

Tags: ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, brain health, Lou Gehrig’s disease, spinal cord

The Ice Bucket Challenge has thousands of people dousing themselves with freezing water to raise awareness of ALS. Get 10 facts about the deadly disease.


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Choose Painkillers Carefully If You Take Coumadin

Tags: anticoagulants, blood thinners, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health

When you are on anti-clotting therapy, taking anti-inflammatory painkillers can cause serious bleeding, a recent study confirms. Acetaminophen is your best bet for pain relief.


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Study: Sleep Apnea Can Make Your Hypertension Harder to Treat

Tags: blood pressure, hypertension, news, sleep, sleep apnea

Some patients with severe untreated obstructive sleep apnea are unable to control their hypertension despite use of multiple meds, a study finds.


When you think of nurse midwives, do you think of babies delivered at home? Infographic on HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic

4 Reasons to Consider a Nurse Midwife (Infographic)

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Discover the reality behind myths about where nurse midwives deliver and more. Learn what it takes to become a nurse midwife and the surprising number of services these healthcare providers deliver.


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Healthy Vitamin D Levels May Help You Fight Cancer

Tags: cancer, cancer treatment, health screenings, vitamin D, vitamin d deficiency, vitamins and supplements

A new study finds that patients with healthy vitamin D levels diagnosed with breast cancer, colon cancer or lymphoma may have higher survival rates and longer remission periods.


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Is Your Child in Top Shape for Fall School Sports?

Tags: back to school, exercise, sports, sports injuries, sports physical exams

Autumn is almost here and that means it's time for young athletes to begin practicing and conditioning for fall school sports. But before your child begins, make sure he or she undergoes a sports physical.