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Damaged Hair

Best Ways to Protect Your Hair From Sun Damage

Tags: dermatologist, dermatology, hair, summer, sun, sun exposure

The sun and heat of summer can wreak havoc on your hair’s health, especially if you have lighter and finer hair, or are African-American. Find out what steps you can take to protect it.


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.


How much water should you drink each day? Infographic on HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic

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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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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Is a Hip or Knee Replacement Right for You?

Tags: chronic pain, hip pain, hip replacements, knee pain, knee replacements

As people live longer and are more active, they expect more in their golden years. They want to move well and without pain. For some, hip or knee replacements can help. But joint replacement isn't a solution for everyone. Find out if it's something to consider.


When something hurts, will ice or heat make it feel better? Infographic on HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic

Ice vs. Heat: What Is Best for Pain Relief? (Infographic)

Tags: chronic pain, heat, ice, infographic, knee injury, overuse injury, pain, sports injuries

Discover the best way to ease pain from a strained muscle, a sprained ligament, a headache, a sore back or an aching knee. Cleveland Clinic experts in sports medicine, neurology and rheumatology weigh in.


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What You Can Do About Stiff Achy Knees at Any Age

Tags: arthroscopic knee surgery, chronic pain, knee, knee arthroscopy, knee pain, knee replacements

The most common cause of knee pain can hit you at any age -- your 30s or 40s as easily as your 60s and 70s. An orthopaedic surgeon offers tips to alleviate the “creaking” and soothe the discomfort.


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What Your Bladder is Trying to Tell You About Your Health

Tags: bladder, incontinence, kidney health, urinary tract infection, urine, urine leakage

How your bladder functions every day can tell you a lot about your overall health. How often you urinate during the day and during the night, the color of your urine and whether you can “hold it” all provide clues.


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Acne Products May Cause Dangerous Side Effects

Tags: acne, dermatologist, dermatology, side effects, skin care

Over-the-counter acne treatments can help keep your skin clear and blemish-free. But some lotions and gels could produce dangerous reactions that may, in rare circumstances, be life-threatening.


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6 Do’s and Don’ts for Athletes Losing Weight

Tags: athletes, calories and weight loss, exercise, healthy diet, sugar, weight gain, weight loss

If you're an athlete who wants to lose weight for a performance edge, find out the best ways to go about it -- and what to avoid.