If you’re “dashing through the snow” this holiday season, chances are you’re experiencing stress — especially if you’re a woman. Women are vulnerable to stress due to: Socialization. Women are taught to nurture others and spend less time caring for themselves. They often feel guilty saying “no.” Too many hats. About 70 percent of married women … Read More
Studies continue to show that moderate alcohol consumption can provide heart health benefits for some. With the holiday season fast approaching, it is important to pay attention to your alcohol consumption and remember that moderation is key. On closer inspection, the benefits of moderate alcohol consumption vary based on a person’s age and medical history. … Read More
How much alcohol is safe for pregnant women? “We still don’t know that threshold,” says Cleveland Clinic OB/GYN Rebecca Starck, MD. She was asked by ABCNews.com to comment on a study published by Danish researchers earlier this year. The researchers published a series of papers in the BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology … Read More
For treating severe obesity, bariatric surgery has been considered a front runner, offering a fix that works with results that last. Despite this, a new study finds a surprising and alarming trend: a high prevalence of alcohol abuse among bariatric surgery patients, especially in the second year after surgery. Leslie Heinberg, Ph.D., did not take … Read More
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Keeping your heart healthy. So much of it comes down to lifestyle choices. Of course, some risk factors such as age and family history cannot be changed. But research tells us that small lifestyle changes can reduce the risk of heart disease and can even reverse the symptoms of heart failure. Heart failure means that … Read More
Is wine and alcohol good for your health? News articles provide all sorts of advice on the topic. Cleveland Clinic Heart Surgeon and co-author of Heart 411, Marc Gillinov, MD, provides insights on what medical experts believe in this brief video.