Daily Digest: Strokes, Allergies, Soda and More

From ABC News: Stroke of a Young Girl On ABC News, Cleveland Clinic neurosurgeon, Mark Bain, MD, comments on the young girl from Ohio who survived an unexpected stroke. She went on to have a unique and successful brain surgery after being diagnosed with a rare brain disease. Read more of this article featuring Dr. … Read More

Video: How Friendships Affect Physical Activity

Need insight into how much exercise your child is getting? Look at their social circles. A new study finds a child’s friends may play a big role in how much physical activity they get. Kate Eshleman, PsyD, a psychologist at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital, did not take part in the study but offers commentary. “You … Read More

Health Tip: Don’t Skip Your Pap Tests

We know doctor visits that involve stirrups aren’t exactly your favorite way to spend the day, but when you consider the risks of not going for your routine exam, they seem like a walk in the park. Women can reduce the risk of developing cervical cancer and increase their likelihood of survival just by going … Read More

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How Lifestyle Affects Alzheimer’s

Age, family history and certain genes all play a role in determining your risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. Some thought-provoking statistics: One in 10 people older than 65 and nearly half of people older than 85 have Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s can affect people in their 40s. The percentage of people who have Alzheimer’s disease rises … Read More

Hypertension Trial Taking Off!

What keeps doctors up at night?  Hypertension. Yours, not theirs. Medical professionals are bracing themselves for an onslaught of high-blood pressure in coming years, and the millions of cases of heart disease, diabetes and kidney disease that will come with it. Most hypertension can be controlled by medication or lifestyle changes.  But some high blood … Read More

Statins Hurrah – But Not For Everyone!

TBE occasionally conveys a dark view of certain popular drugs. But we’re happy to lead the cheers for a drug when it’s appropriate. A recent study in the Lancet shows that statins, America’s most widely taken class of prescription drug, are even better than was previously believed. They may be so beneficial, that even some … Read More

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Is Calcium a Patriot or a Traitor?

As we celebrate and remember the fallen on Memorial Day, we pause to focus on what has made America great. We cherish our liberty and our freedom and we deeply respect those who have served our country and were willing to lay down their life to protect our great country. So why am I asking … Read More

Can a Pet Help Prevent Allergies?

Getting a new pet is probably the last thing on your mind when you have a baby on the way, but it could be your child’s best defense against allergies. As counter-intuitive as it may sound, having a family pet may help keep your little ones from developing allergies to dogs or cats later in … Read More