The extra hour of daylight is a welcomed sign of spring for most – especially after a long, brutal winter. The lost hour of sleep, though, may leave you groggy and irritable. About 20 percent of Americans report they get less than six hours of sleep according to the National Sleep Foundation. The Centers for … Read More
Spring brings the start of barbecue season, but your New Year’s resolution was to eat healthy all year long. Must you politely decline that cookout invitation? No. With the right information, you can make better choices and still have a great time. Here are a few “worst-case scenarios” — and how you can get around … Read More
Allergists predict seeing a number of new asthma cases this spring. That’s because of the link between allergies and asthma. Allergies are a common trigger for asthma. This past winter was unusually wet, which means a brief, intense pollen release this spring – and a bad allergy season. Whenever the pollen count goes up, so … Read More
Is your child suddenly sneezy? Cleveland Clinic Children’s pediatric allergist Brian Schroer, MD, provides a tutorial on spring allergies in kids. Lesson #1: Know your opponent Is that “achoo” seasonal allergies or a cold? Sneezing, nose and throat itchiness, and eye itchiness plus redness usually signal allergies. Like a cold, allergies produce nasal drainage, but it looks clear and … Read More
Spring has finally arrived. Start now to prepare your heart for milder temperatures. If you’ve spent the winter months hibernating, there’s no need to rush back outside and overdo it in the yard, says cardiologist Richard Krasuski, MD. “There are a lot of folks who spend their winters doing very little. They may spend their time … Read More
With allergy season in full swing, many of us keep eye drops and nasal sprays close at hand — in the car, in our purses and by the nightstand — to treat our itchy eyes and stuffy noses. Medications can result in death if ingested But most of these allergy drops and sprays are not … Read More
‘Tis the season to clean out the garage. Not the most joyous of tidings, but it’s got to be done. While you’re at it, it’s also an opportunity to make sure the space is safe for your kids or any others who may be visiting. Key to securing your garage’s hazardous material Pediatrician Kim Giuliano, … Read More
Spring means new beginnings, outdoor weather and, for many people, allergies. Use these tips to make the most of the good and the best of the bad.
Spring is a time for new beginnings, so why not add some new options to your diet? Get a fresh start with these five foods. They’re colorful, flavorful and full of the nutrients your body needs.
Though it may still be chilly out, now’s the time to start thinking spring — spring allergies, that is. With weather patterns changing so much in recent years, it’s been tougher to predict the start of the spring allergy season. To minimize allergy-related misery, ear, nose and throat specialist Mike Benninger, MD offers 3 tips: … Read More