Did You Have Too Much to Drink?

It’s New Year’s Eve. Like most people, you probably have plans to go out on one of the biggest drinking nights of the year. Your plans are set. But have you thought about a designated driver if you plan on celebrating by consuming alcoholic beverages? Here are a few tips: 1. Add a cab company … Read More

‘Tis the Season for Headaches? (Video)

The holiday season could also be called “headache season.” Doctors say it’s not uncommon to see an increase in people complaining about migraines this time of the year. Jennifer Kriegler, MD, who treats migraine patients, says the increase is tied to the following: 1. Changes in diet “Holidays are a stressful time and there are … Read More

What Should Your Resolutions Be For 2013?

Do these women look familiar? It’s because each one is a Health Hub expert contributor. We reached out and asked them to share their resolutions for a healthier and happier new year. Remember, you can reach these goals with a little help from your friends: your family, doctors and healthcare professionals. 1. Schedule important health … Read More

Energy Drinks and Alcohol: A Bad Combination

Planning to ring in the New Year at a party? If you’re going to be drinking to celebrate the occasion, think twice about what you use as a mixer. Lots of people mix energy drinks with their alcohol without thinking of the potential effects. Julia Zumpano, RD, a registered dietician with Cleveland Clinic, warns the … Read More

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ICDs That Shock Less Are Better

Shocking news: Patients with heart arrhythmia who have implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) fare better when devices are programmed to wait out irregular heart beats that aren’t sustained. Rather than programming devices to react quickly to all beating irregularities—slow heart beats (tachyarrhythmias) and those of shorter duration—a Randomized Trial to Reduce Inappropriate Therapy (MADIT-RIT) showed that ICD … Read More

Resolutions, Yoga and Personalized Healthcare

The end of the year brings what some people relish and others resent: New Year’s resolutions. With the New Year comes renewed hope and motivation. Like many people’s resolutions, mine tend to revolve around health. The New Year is a chance to begin again, to remind ourselves, “I will eat healthier, exercise more.” Becoming healthier … Read More

Baby, Can You Hear Me? (Video)

Just a few months ago, 1-year-old Mason Henoch was way behind in his ability to communicate. Wendy Henoch, Mason’s mom, said she and her husband Matt knew something was wrong, but didn’t realize how severe the problem was. Around his first birthday, the couple took Mason to Cleveland Clinic, where he was diagnosed with severe … Read More

What’s It Like to Get an IUD?

First of all, congratulations for choosing the birth control method with the lowest failure rate! And if you are having an IUD placed for period-control reasons, good for you, too. I think you’re going to love it. Getting started When I place an IUD for one of my patients, it usually takes less than five … Read More

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Weekend Diet Advice

If you’re a weekend warrior who’s pretty good about eating a healthy diet during the week, you’re off to a good start. But if you let that diet slide after a hard workout or game on your off days, you’re fumbling at the five-yard line. Amy Jamieson-Petonic, RD, a registered dietitian at Cleveland Clinic, says … Read More

‘A Model of Where We Need to Go’

The lead editorial in the New York Times is the most prestigious space in American journalism. On Dec. 25, 2012, the New York Times’ lead editorial was entirely devoted to Cleveland Clinic and its unique model of medicine.   With the headline, “Approaching Illness as a Team,” the New York Times hailed Cleveland Clinic (“long considered a … Read More