How to Manage Your Diabetes in Extreme Summer Heat

We often look forward to changes of season, but if you have diabetes, you need to be extra careful when temperatures climb dramatically. Extreme heat can affect your blood sugar control. If you use insulin or if your treatment of blood sugars is inadequate, this can put you at higher risk. Often, worsening blood sugar … Read More

Kids’ Fevers: When to Worry, When to Relax

Contributor: Tracy Lim, MD Fevers can be a very scary thing for parents, particularly for first-time moms and dads. Every child will eventually experience a fever, no matter how careful you are. It is important for parents to know what to do when this happens. First, some tips on measuring your child’s temperature: A variety of … Read More

4 Things You Should Know About Cancer and Dehydration

Contributor: Josette Snyder, RN, MSN, AOCN One of the issues we make sure to talk about with our patients who are undergoing cancer treatment is dehydration. Dehydration is an excessive loss of body fluids and occurs when your body’s fluid output exceeds its fluid intake. When you are undergoing cancer treatment, side effects such as vomiting or diarrhea can lead to dehydration. Infections, … Read More

8 Tips to Relieve Your Dry Mouth

If you’ve ever experienced dry mouth — even for a short while — you know it can be very uncomfortable. A number of things can cause this problem, but certain medications, infections, dehydration, as well as cancer treatments are the most common causes. Some medications, radiation and chemotherapy can actually damage the salivary glands, leaving … Read More

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Are You a Super Fan? Avoid Damaging Your Voice

One of the most fun aspects of watching a big sporting event like the Super Bowl or Final Four is cheering on your team. Many of us will go to work or school on Monday with a scratchy throat and raspy voice. During a big game, you may use your voice more than you normally would … Read More

Living on Liquids: How an IV-Only Diet Works

For most of us, the smell of our favorite meal cooking on the stove might inspire a little taste test. But for some people, taking any kind of forkful isn’t an option. Approximately 40,000 people in the U.S. rely solely on intravenous fluids (IV) to meet their caloric and nutritional needs. This therapy is known … Read More

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Water: Do You Need 8 Glasses a Day? (Infographic)

When it comes to quenching your thirst, water rules. But when it comes to knowing how much water you should drink every day, opinions are all over the map. Should you buy a 2-liter water bottle to get your 8 ounces in every day? Or is drinking when you’re thirsty enough to satisfy your fluid … Read More

The Heat Is on Your Heart, Too

We all know the winter and shoveling snow can be dangerous for our hearts. But summer heat — especially during exercise — can be hard on the heart too. How the heat makes demands on the heart David Frid, MD, a cardiologist at Cleveland Clinic, says your heart works harder in the heat, when you’re … Read More