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The Surprising Truth About Gluten-Free Food and Weight Loss

Tags: celiac disease, diet, gluten, gluten-free, healthy diet, weight loss

Gluten-free diets are the latest craze for those looking to lose weight, but what’s the truth? Is gluten responsible for my love handles? The answer is no, but let’s clear the air of any confusion.

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Heartburn? Lifestyle Changes to Reduce Acid Reflux Symptoms

Tags: acid reflux, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), heartburn

What we know as heartburn, or more formally as Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), affects as much as 20 percent of the U.S. population. It can usually be controlled with modest lifestyle changes, doctor says.

8-Layer Taco Salad Dip

Recipe: 8-Layer Mexican Fiesta Dip

Tags: healthy eating, Recipes

This healthy eight-layer taco dip is big on ingredients and flavor and is easy to make. You can scoop it up with baked tortilla chips or layer it onto a whole-grain tortilla or wrap. Enjoy!

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Coming Soon: A Pill You Can Take for Hep C

Tags: hepatitis C, innovations

Prescription drugs expected in the next 12-24 months will treat the Hepatitis C infection with fewer side effects than current interferon injections. As more Baby Boomers are discovering they’re infected, this is good news.

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New Tool Estimates Your Risk for Colorectal Cancer

Tags: cancer risk, cancer treatment, colon, colon cancer, colonoscopy, health screenings

A new tool developed by Cleveland Clinic physicians now allows physicians to quickly and accurately predict a patient’s individual risk of colorectal cancer based on long-term research from diverse populations.

Mushroom and Asparagus Quiche

Recipe: Asparagus, Tomato and Shiitake Mushroom Quiche

Tags: breakfast, eggs, healthy diet, Recipes, vegetables

This quiche, which has a whole-wheat crust, makes a nice meal with a simple green salad. Change up the vegetables by the season to baby artichokes, broccoli, cauliflower, squash or fennel.

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Surgery Helps Control Type 2 Diabetes for Years

Tags: bariatric surgery, diabetes, insulin, STAMPEDE, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

Bariatric surgery has the potential to improve the quality of life for obese patients with type 2 diabetes over the long-term, says a newly published study by Cleveland Clinic researchers.

Colon cancer rates in the U.S. dropped by 30 percent over a decade (2000 to 2010) Infographic HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic

Colonoscopies Are Saving More Lives (Infographic)

Tags: colon, colon cancer, colonoscopy, health hub number, infographic

The thought of getting a colonoscopy is scary to many people. But research shows a 30 percent drop in colon cancer rates in the U.S. in the last decade (2000 to 2010). Experts say screening allows for early detection — fostering more successful treatments that save lives.

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Your Colonoscopy: 7 Common Myths Debunked

Tags: colon, colon cancer, colon removal, colon surgery, colonoscopy, health screenings

Misunderstandings can lead people to avoid a colonoscopy. People may not realize that colon cancer is one of the most preventable cancers – and a colonoscopy is a short, mildly uncomfortable test that saves lives.

Recipe: fresh bruschetta

Recipe: Crushed Garlic and Basil Bruschetta

Tags: Recipes, vegetables

This super tomato-y bruschetta has the simplest ingredients: besides a generous amount of tomatoes, you'll find extra virgin olive oil, fresh basil, crushed garlic and balsamic vinegar.