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3 Questions You May Have About Robot-Assisted Surgery

Tags: innovations, robotic surgery, surgery

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.

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)

Tags: infographic, midwife, nurse, pregnancy

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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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.

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Use These 5 Tips to Kick-Start Your Fitness Routine

Tags: exercise, exercise plan, fitness

The road to fitness is paved with good intentions — but do you know how to take the first steps?

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Water: Do You Need 8 Glasses a Day? (Infographic)

Tags: bladder, dehydration, diarrhea, fever, healthy diet, hydration, water

When it comes to drinking water, is the magic number 8 glasses a day? Our experts explain all the factors involved in making sure our bodies get the right amount of fluid every day.

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Salt Debate, Techy Moms and Other News of the Week

Tags: colon cancer, growing pains of parenting, lung transplant, news, salt, vitamin D, vitamins and supplements

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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What to Do If Your Child Eats Toys, Magnets or Batteries

Tags: batteries, child safety, growing pains of parenting, magnets

When your child accidentally swallows unusual items such as bubblegum, glue or modeling clay, you need to act quickly. Find out what is best to do.

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5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Ignore Your Mental Health

Tags: anxiety, depression, mental health, mental illness

Living a full, productive life depends on more than just “physical” health. If you’re having mental symptoms, speak up at your next doctor’s appointment.

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New Study Finds High-Dose Flu Vaccine Better Protects Elderly (Video)

Tags: elderly, elderly patients, flu vaccine, geriatric, geriatric health, study, vaccines, videos

A new study finds a high-dose flu vaccine provides better protection among people 65 and older than a standard flu shot. The high-dose vaccine was 24.2 percent more effective than a standard-dose vaccine at preventing flu.

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5 Signs Your Child May Have an Ear Infection

Tags: ear infection, ears ringing, growing pains of parenting, hearing, hearing exam

How can you tell if your child has an ear infection? Experts say you should watch for five symptoms, including tugging/pulling at the ears. Read to find out more about the symptoms and how to address them.