Blau Syndrome: A Mom Takes Charge

After spending 19 months desperately seeking a diagnosis for her infant son Brody, Lisa Moreno-Dickinson knew she couldn’t stop there. She also needed to help others in the same situation. “When Brody was born, everything seemed normal,” recalls Ms. Moreno-Dickinson. “Now I realize he was in pain from day one.” A baby’s scary symptoms At … Read More

Healthy Food, Healthy Bones

Dietician Kristin Kirkpatrick, wellness manager at Cleveland Clinic’s Wellness Institute, says many studies show that, in addition to pharmacological management, certain foods, spices and supplements will help reduce morning stiffness, inflammation and pain in joints. Mediterranean diet Many studies have found that a Mediterranean diet has various health benefits, some of which seem to overlap … Read More

Lose the Weight, Lose the Pain

Chronic knee pain? Thinking that joint replacement surgery might be in your future? If you’re also overweight, losing a few pounds might relieve your knee pain and help you avoid surgery, says Wael Barsoum, MD, Vice Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic’s Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute. Dr. Barsoum says each pound of extra weight … Read More

Buy a Bagel, Help Beat Cancer

Tuesday, Oct. 2, through Wednesday, Oct. 31, the 37 Northeast Ohio Panera Bread bakery-cafes will donate a portion of proceeds from each Pink Ribbon Bagel sold to the cancer survivorship programs at Cleveland Clinic’s Taussig Cancer Institute. Pink Ribbon Bagels can be pre-ordered online for pickup. Capitalizing on their football rivalry, Cleveland and Pittsburgh will … Read More

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Searching for Gentler Cancer Treatment

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

Tips on Eating Right With Cancer

Proper nutrition plays an important role in reducing your risk of developing cancer and in helping your body battle the disease after a cancer diagnosis. In fact, protein and calorie malnutrition is the most common secondary diagnosis in cancer patients. A cancer-prevention diet includes fresh vegetables, fruits and lean sources of protein. Many experts say this … Read More

Get Moving to Reduce Your Cancer Risk

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

Skin Smarts

Changes to the skin are among the most visible signs of aging. These occur over time for a variety of reasons, such as heredity, smoking, sun exposure, stress, obesity, gravity and even sleep position. Throughout our lives, our skin regenerates approximately every 27 days. But as we age, we sweat less, leading to increased dryness. … Read More

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Healthy Choices for Aging

Once a self-described “poster boy for unhealthy living,” Northeast Ohio resident Lucius B. McKelvey now focuses on a healthy diet, good sleep habits, daily exercise and stress reduction. Today, it’s hard for his friends and family to believe he once smoked, drank and averaged five hours of sleep a night. “I was a triple Type-A … Read More

6 Myths About Joint Pain and Arthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA), one of the most common forms of arthritis, results from wear and tear of the cartilage that cushions the joints, typically after an injury or with advancing age. More than 27 million Americans have OA. Also called degenerative joint disease, OA usually develops over years, and symptoms include pain, stiffness, tenderness, a limited … Read More