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

Workout Hydration Tips (Video)

When you’re working out, there are lots of drinks you can choose, including water, sports drinks and shakes. Cleveland Clinic sports nutritionist Kate Mone explains how the intensity and amount of time you spend exercising should guide your choice for rehydration. She says for workouts under one hour, water works well to rehydrate you. However, the … Read More

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7 Sizzling Summer Health Tips

For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, we are in the “dog days of summer,” that is the hottest, most sultry days of summer. In astronomy, the dog star, Sirius, is the brightest star in the night sky and rises with the sun.

Elderly and the Heat (Video)

When summertime heat kicks in, the elderly are more at risk than others. Ronan Factora, MD, a geriatrician at Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Geriatric Medicine, says elderly people are simply more susceptible to dehydrating when it gets hot.  “What happens with normal aging is that you actually have less water in your body and you’re … Read More

Stay Safe in Summer Heat

Can you feel the heat? It’s a scorcher. Ninety-degree weather is forecasted for several parts of the country. Tom Waters, MD, is an emergency room doctor at Cleveland Clinic’s Emergency Department. He says today’s conditions are just right for a heat emergency. High temperatures paired with humidity can cause problems because these conditions make it … Read More

Avoiding Heat-Related Illness During Summer

The summer months are fast approaching, and with that can come the increased risk of heat-related illness (HRI) ranging from heat cramps and exhaustion to heat stroke — especially for athletes. Signs and symptoms include headache, nausea, decreased urination, and in extreme situations can lead to delirium, coma and even death. It’s important for coaches, … Read More

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