Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Preventive cardiologist Haitham Ahmed, MD, MPH, answers this one about cardiovascular disease.
Despite limitations, heart disease risk calculators are a good discussion-starter with your doctor about your risk, lifestyle changes to consider, and whether medication would benefit you.
Yogen Saunthararajah, MD, of Cleveland Clinic’s Taussig Cancer Institute, is studying how cancer cells grow in an effort to develop gentler treatments with fewer side effects. Instead of targeting and killing all rapidly dividing cells, he and his colleagues in the Department of Translational Hematology and Oncology Research are taking a new approach by selectively … Read More
Not only is physical activity good for your general health and well-being, but it also can reduce your risk of cancer, according to many studies. So if being active decreases your cancer risk, will being inactive increase your risk? A new field of research into sedentary behavior is offering some compelling evidence. A recent study … Read More
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Using herbs, spices and other foods to help reduce inflammation in the body might not seem like a big deal. But it’s actually one of the best ways to protect your health, says Amy Jamieson-Petonic, Director of Wellness Coaching at Cleveland Clinic. Chronic inflammation — a normal bodily process gone awry — can contribute to … Read More
Vitamin D. You don’t want to be without it. Vitamin D helps the body build bones. A vitamin D deficiency can lead to rickets, a once common skeletal disease. It may even be associated with some other medical conditions — like heart disease. But right now, that’s a big “maybe”. In fact, too much vitamin … Read More