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Cutting Calories, Burning Tumors and Other News of the Week

Tags: brain health, brain tumor, calories, diet, flu, news

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.


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How Long Can We Expect to Live? U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High

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Life expectancy at birth reached an all-time record high of 78.8 years in 2012, according to data recently released by the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics. Find out what's changed and why, according to the experts.


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Recipe: Healthier Twice-Baked Potatoes

Tags: fall, fruits and vegetables, healthy diet, Recipes

Twice baked potatoes are a family favorite. This version is so delicious – don't tell anyone that it is healthy! Make ahead a day or two, and bake when ready. It makes an easy side dish.


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7 Diet Changes That Help You Fight PMS

Tags: alcohol, biomedical engineering, caffeine, depression, fruits and vegetables, healthy diet, menstrual cramps, menstrual flow, menstruation, mood, PMS, resolutions, whole grains

Healthy eating and exercise can help control the bloating, depression and irritability of PMS. Avoid salt, fast food and processed food, and chow down on fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy.


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How to Spot Epilepsy in Seniors When It Looks Like Dementia

Tags: #onememory, dementia, epilepsy, frontotemporal dementia (FTD), memory, memory loss, stroke

Epilepsy is often thought of as a condition affecting children, but it’s just as common in people over 65. In seniors, it’s often linked to other conditions such as stroke, and can be tougher to diagnose and treat.


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Aortic Valve Repair May Mean No More Blood Thinner for You

Tags: aortic valve, aortic valve repair, aortic valve surgery, blood thinners, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, heart surgery

A recent study finds surgery to repair a common congenital aortic valve defect fixes the leaky valve and avoids the need for blood thinners.


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Parents: Signs of Teen Depression You Should Know

Tags: depression, mood, teenager, teens

If your child shows persistent signs of depression -- sadness, crying spells, behavior changes -- take steps to get help right away. Here's what to watch for.


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4 Tips for Navigating Open Enrollment for Insurance

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When selecting an insurance plan — either on or off new health insurance exchanges — know what you’re looking for, what you’re willing to pay and what your plan will and will not cover.


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MS Relapse During Pregnancy: Can It Happen to You?

Tags: MS, multiple sclerosis, pregnancy

MS relapses, though relatively rare, can occur during pregnancy. Check with your doctor for what to watch for and best treatment options.


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Thyroid & Diet, Aging Hair Tips, No-Abuse Painkiller, Cold vs. Flu

Tags: aging, aneurysms, cold, diet, flu, flu season, hair, hair loss, hearing aid, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, thyroid

Cleveland Clinic's Be Well eNews gives you the latest information for your health, your life. Enjoy expert tips on diet and nutrition, essential health news, medical mythbusters and much more.