Michael Rabovsky, MD

Michael Rabovsky, MD, is Medical Advisor for the Health Essentials blog. He chairs the Department of Family Medicine in Cleveland Clinic’s Medicine Institute and actively promotes wellness and disease prevention.

Is Acetaminophen More Dangerous Than Ibuprofen?

You’ve heard the warnings about taking too much acetaminophen (Tylenol®, Paracetamol®). Does that make ibuprofen (Advil®, Motrin®) a safer choice? Tap or click to reveal the truth about over-the-counter pain medicines.

Is Soy Good for You — Or Not?

Will soy increase your risk of breast cancer? Discover the truth behind questions that pique your curiosity in our series, The Short Answer. A family medicine physician explains whether soy should be on your shopping list.

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What You Can Do to Increase Gun Safety at Home

It’s time to recognize the magnitude of this issue and work together to develop a rational approach to gun safety. It may involve a combination of research, education and regulations, which have been effective with other challenges in the past.

Don’t Buy Into These Vaccine Myths

Few breakthroughs have been as beneficial as vaccines. So why is there so much misinformation out there about them? Don’t believe the myths.

4 Traits You Want in a Doctor

Finding the right fit in the patient-doctor relationship can improve your health both now and in the long term. Start by looking for these characteristics.

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