Crohn’s Research Focuses on Prevention

Most research into Crohn’s disease is focused on treating rather than preventing its symptoms. But the work of Christine McDonald, PhD, a researcher at Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute (LRI), is an exception. Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disorder that affects 700,000 individuals in the United States. Inflammation, swelling or irritation may occur … Read More

Reducing the Stigma Around Depression, OCD and Anxiety

Growing up, sisters Patrice Catan-Alberty and Sharon Kilbane remember their mother coping with depression. That’s one reason the sisters and their families have made a major gift to Cleveland Clinic supporting mental-health research and the work of Donald Malone, MD, Chairman of Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Psychiatry and Psychology. Sharing a similar mental-health challenge Both … Read More

Running for ‘Mom’ and Alzheimer’s Research

When Cynthia Ganey’s mother, Diane Snyder, passed away in 2012 following a 12-year struggle with Alzheimer’s disease, Mrs. Ganey was heartbroken. “My mom was the most beautiful, strong, generous and loving woman I have ever known,” she says. To pay tribute to her mother’s memory, she began thinking about running an ultra marathon, which is … Read More

Guys: Make Up Your Mind to Quit Smoking

Men who value their thinking abilities have a good reason to kick the smoking habit. A recently published study suggests that male smokers may experience a more rapid cognitive decline than women who smoke. The study, which spanned more than a decade and was conducted by researchers at the University College London, collected data on … Read More

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A New Way to Raise ‘Good’ Cholesterol?

Drugs to reduce LDL, the “bad” cholesterol, have been around for decades. Until recently, though, researchers were puzzled by how to increase HDL, the “good” cholesterol. A new drug under trial may help play a role in raising good cholesterol in the not-too-distant future. What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in every … Read More

Top 3 Catalyst eNews Stories of 2012

The most-read stories from the online newsletter Catalyst eNews for 2012 include the best in heart-healthy eating, lowering your risks for dementia and how yoga on route can help ease those post-travel stiffness and soreness: 15 Heart-healthy Hints Did you know that a handful of almonds and walnuts is great for you, and that Popeye … Read More

Lifestyle Changes Provide Stress Relief

Muriel Alexandrowski and her husband, Joseph, are raising their two grandsons — one 16 and still at home, the other 20 and a college sophomore. Mr. Alexandrowski has health challenges. Originally diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer’s disease a few years ago, he now has difficulty organizing his thoughts and activities, prioritizing tasks, managing time efficiently … Read More

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Can Acupuncture and Yoga Ease Stress?

Acupuncture is used to stimulate energy flow, promoting improved health and well-being. Jamie Starkey, LAc Lead Acupuncturist, Center for Integrative Medicine, recommends a minimum of one session per week for a total of five to eight treatments until a therapeutic effect is achieved. “Often, patients will feel immediate stress relief after a treatment session,” she … Read More

Tension Headaches: Who’s at Risk and What to Do

Nearly 200 million Americans are affected by tension headaches, the most common type of headache in adults. Women are slightly more likely than men to experience them. Many patients diagnosed with tension headaches actually have migraine. Migraine is three times as prevalent in women compared to men. “Tension-type headache is considered featureless, meaning it lacks … Read More