7 Hidden Causes for Your Fatigue

Fatigue can signal anemia, diabetes, hypothyroidism or hepatitis C. But once your doctor rules out major medical causes of fatigue, it’s time to consider hidden ones. Consider these seven common causes.

3 Vital Ingredients to Keeping Your Bones Healthy

Although osteoporosis overwhelmingly affects women, it’s not just a female problem. Osteoporosis affects more than half of U.S. adults, about a quarter of whom are men, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF). About 10 million U.S. adults have osteoporosis, the NOF reports. Another nearly 43 million U.S. adults – half of them men – have low bone mass. Osteoporosis is a disease in … Read More

Why Dark-Skinned People Need to Know About Skin Cancer

Let’s be clear right from the start. No matter what color your skin is, if you’re exposed to the sun, there’s a possibility that you can get skin cancer. “Darker skin tends to have more of a pigment called melanin to protect from the sun’s harmful rays,” says dermatologist Angela Kyei, MD. “That doesn’t mean … Read More

High Blood Pressure? Don’t Take Vitamin D for It (Video)

Sellers of vitamin D claim the nutrient can lower your blood pressure. But don’t believe the hype. Despite claims from the nutrition industry and non-medical personnel about vitamin D’s ability to lower blood pressure, no quality scientific study can confirm these benefits. There are many other claims about the benefits of Vitamin D for heart … Read More

How Healthy Eating Can Help You to Age Better

Maintaining a healthy diet is important throughout our lives. But as we get older, the onset of medical conditions and lifestyle changes can lead to the need to adjust our eating habits. As we age, health concerns may revolve around our memory, our safety and our ability to take care of ourselves. One easy way we can … Read More

Healthy Vitamin D Levels May Help You Fight Cancer

Doctors have long suspected that healthy vitamin D levels may help combat cancer. Now, a new study finds that people with higher levels of vitamin D who are diagnosed with cancer tend to have better survival rates — especially those diagnosed with breast cancer, colon cancer or lymphoma. They also typically remain in remission longer than patients … Read More

Salt Debate, Techy Moms and Other News of the Week

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. Salt: dash or slash? We all need to cut back on our sodium intake, right? A large international study questions the conventional wisdom that most people should cut back on salt, suggesting … Read More

Best Beverages for Your Kids to Drink in Hot Weather

Whether your child is dripping with sweat from playing tag in the hot sun or from playing basketball in the gym, it’s critical for moms and dads to  make sure their youngsters drink enough fluids in the summertime. That doesn’t mean heading for the nearest vending machines for a sugar-laden beverage. On average, a 12-oz serving of … Read More