5 Ways You Can Avoid Emotional Eating During the Holidays

Shopping, cleaning, cooking, baking, traveling and socializing – the holidays can make the last two months of the year a stressful time, and for many of us, it’s easy to turn to food to relieve our anxiety. Emotional eating is a way to suppress or soothe our negative emotions, such as stress, anger, fear, boredom, sadness … Read More

Tis the Season: Eat This, Don’t Stress About That

Stress can negatively affect your body in so many ways. Neurotransmitters and hormones react to sugar, for example. It increases their levels and makes you feel better, at least temporarily, but it’s cyclical. That feeling goes away, and you need to eat more in order to feel better again. Foods to reduce stress and improve … Read More

Exercising After 50: Never Too Late to Start

“Age shouldn’t keep anyone from exercising,” says Richard Kratche, MD, Medical Director for Cleveland Clinic’s Twinsburg Family Health and Surgery Center. “Just look at the athletes who recently participated in the Senior Games.” It’s true, however, that older adults who exercise may face physical challenges simply because their bodies are aging, says Dr. Kratche. For … Read More

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Have Diabetes? Beat Those Diet Summertime Blues

Having diabetes doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the tempting food at summer parties and picnics. Registered dietitian Cheryl Reitz, of Cleveland Clinic’s Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute, says that although warm weather celebrations can be challenging for both adults and children with diabetes, there are strategies to help you make nutritious food choices. … Read More

Recipe: Tortellini-to-Go Salad

Not much fat, not much sugar — but this pasta salad is packed with flavor and is a great side dish with grilled foods. A summery selection that’s ideal for people with diabetes and others who like to keep it light. Ingredients Makes 8 servings 9 ounces reduced-fat cheese tortellini 1 cup broccoli florets 1 … Read More

Recipe: Low-Fat Creamy Italian Dip

Enjoy this creamy and savory dip with fresh veggies instead of chips. Low in fat and sugar, it’s a great choice for those with diabetes — or anyone who loves a healthy summertime snack. Ingredients Makes 6 servings (serving size 2 to 3 tablespoons) ½ cup part-skim ricotta cheese ¼ cup low-fat cottage cheese 2 … Read More

5 Biggest Skin Care Myths

You know that too much sun and smoking can harm your skin, but you can do more to keep skin healthy than just avoiding risk factors. Here’s a smart move –  consult an expert. Why you need a professional skin evaluation Marnie Godfrey, BS, Manager of Aesthetic Services at Cleveland Clinic’s Dermatology & Plastic Surgery … Read More

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Different Skin Care for Different Skin Types

Abena Boakye dealt with adult acne for years, trying medical treatments that didn’t provide lasting effects and over-the-counter products that didn’t work for her. “I was embarrassed about the discoloration and scarring on my face,” she says. “It was time to do something about it.” That decision led Mrs. Boakye to the Multicultural Hair & … Read More

Keeping Patients Warm and Safe During Surgery

How can a surgical team prevent a patient from becoming too cold while under anesthesia? This is one of the important questions explored by the Department of Outcomes Research, an integral part of Cleveland Clinic’s Anesthesiology Institute. Founded in 2005 by Daniel Sessler, MD, the department supports every aspect of clinical anesthesiology research, including trial … Read More