Why Women Need to Mind Their Bones

The percentage of Americans with osteoporosis who are women is a whopping 80 percent — totaling more than 35 million people. What’s the message for women? Mind your bones! While bone density – the amount of tissue contained in bone – diminishes as we age, exercise is one way to help offset the effects. Exercise tips … Read More

Why You Can Beat Thyroid Cancer

What’s the survival rate for thyroid cancer if diagnosed early? 100 percent. It’s a home run when you realize that thyroid cancer is the fastest-growing cancer among men and second-fastest among women. Thanks to research, we know more than ever about this group of diseases, while improved genetic counseling and screening allow you to do … Read More

HPV Vaccines: Safe, Protective for Kids

If you are a parent who feels confused about vaccine safety for your child, here’s some data about the vaccines for human papillomavirus (HPV) to ease your mind.  Researchers studied both HPV vaccines in tens of thousands of people around the world. More than 46 million doses have been distributed to date, and there have been … Read More

Baby on Solids Too Soon?

Tired parents, you might be tempted to put a little cereal in their your baby’s bottle, just to help everyone get some sleep. But experts say, think again. A new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics confirms that many parents are jumping the gun and feeding their babies solid food before the age of … Read More

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Why Is Soda Not So Sweet?

Soda may taste sweet, but when you know it raises your stroke risk by 16 percent, it begins to fall flat. You might ask: what’s really the harm in drinking soda in moderation—say, a can a day? According to Adam Bernstein, MD, DSc, of Cleveland Clinic’s Wellness Institute, even that amount—even if it’s diet soda—can … Read More

Does Your Kid Need More Sleep?

In order for your kids to excel at their ABC’s, you have to make sure they’re getting enough z’s. A recent poll revealed more than 60 percent of kids age 6 – 11 don’t hit the sack until after 9 p.m. Jyoti Krishna, MD, who treats pediatric sleep disorders, says children in this age group … Read More

Children With Autism Tend to Wander

Nearly half of all children with autism will place themselves in danger by “eloping,” or wandering off at all hours. That’s the finding of a first-of-its kind study that tried to determine how often this kind of wandering occurs. Experts say kids with autism may wander for 3 reasons: 1. To escape Parents or home … Read More

How Many Egg Yolks Should You Eat?

Breakfast is still considered the most important meal of the day. But a lot of us aren’t sure whether eggs should be included because of their saturated fat and cholesterol content. Julia Zumpano, RD, a registered dietitian at Cleveland Clinic, says only people with heart disease risk factors should raise the red flag. Read the … Read More

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