In today’s post-and-share culture, how much is too much? As parent, we’re fans of personalized backpacks and “proud parent” bumper stickers. But are we revealing too much information about our children to strangers? It’s probably a good idea to limit the type of personal information we provide, says Cleveland Clinic Children’s pediatrician Daniela Isakov, MD. … Read More
The aorta is the most important artery in your circulatory system, transporting oxygen-rich blood from the heart out to all of the blood vessels of your body. But the part of this artery just below the kidneys that carries blood to the lower extremities — what we call the abdominal aorta — is the most … Read More
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.
Remember stem cell research? In the mid-2000s, it became one of the biggest hot-button topics in medical research. The debate has grown quieter since then. But don’t mistake silence for a lack of activity. Stem cell research is alive, well and as full of possibilities as ever. Below are a few common myths about this … Read More
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As a new parent, you expect to change hundreds – if not thousands – of poopy diapers. Yet the broad range of colors and textures you’ll encounter are at times concerning or downright shocking. Here, we demystify what hues are healthy and which warrant a call to your pediatrician.
With the widespread use of colonoscopies, there is some good news about colon cancer that reinforces the importance of colonoscopy screenings. Colon cancer rates in the U.S. dropped by 30 percent over a decade (2000 to 2010), according to statistics just released in the Colorectal Cancer Statistics 2014. During those same years, colonoscopy screenings almost … Read More
Doctors may be adding new drug options, using less aspirin and more radio frequency ablation to treat atrial fibrillation patients as a result of comprehensive new guidelines for the medical and surgical treatment of this common heart problem. “If I were a patient with afib, these guidelines should make me feel a lot better. This … Read More
Looking for a healthy alternative to processed nuggets? You’ve found it. These crispy, homemade nuggets are a simple way to sneak in those extra veggies at any meal and a perfect finger food the whole family will love. Ingredients 1 head of cauliflower (about 6 cups) 4 cups broccoli florets 1 cup shredded carrots 2 … Read More
No one gets more excited about spring break than the high school or college kids who plan to spend the time on a trip with their friends. For parents, though, the week can create a time of worrying about their young adult children and their safety. The hordes of young adults concentrated in one place and … Read More
With so many Americans at risk for developing diabetes, it is critical for all of us to learn more about the disease. Much like brushing your teeth to avoid cavities, it is essential to keep blood sugar levels in a safe range to avoid the effects of diabetes. Diabetes increases your risk for countless health … Read More