Around this time of year, you get hit over the head with the usual New Year’s resolutions: lose weight, exercise more, and so on. Those are healthy, admirable goals, but below are a few fun alternative resolutions you might not expect. 1. Eat more chocolate Research touts the health benefits of chocolate, including everything from … Read More
Most doctors go into healthcare with an overwhelming desire to help people. Providing care is a two-way street between a doctor and patient. Working together, they get the best results.
People know they want to change — know they need to change — but they resist, even to their own detriment, says Scott Bea, PsyD, a psychologist in Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Behavioral Health. “We are comfort-craving critters and that leads us to some compulsive bad habits,” he says. Despite this, with some planning, effort … Read More
Our nation faces two grave challenges: the federal deficit and the rising cost of healthcare. I would like to suggest that both of these challenges can be addressed by a single transformation. I truly believe that if we can get our nation healthy, we can save a lot of money and a lot of lives.
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Health. It’s the way to enjoy your life. Our experts offer nine ways to take care of yourself and partner up with your doctor: Eat like a champion For good health, avoid saturated fats, cholesterol, refined carbs and sugars and trans fats. These foods can cause chronic inflammation — a normal bodily process gone awry … Read More
When midday hits and the energy from breakfast is long gone, what do the experts eat to keep them going? This week in our “Eat Like the Experts” series, our doctors and registered dietitians answer another question: What do you eat for lunch? Grab and go “My afternoons at work are hectic — no time … Read More
Chilly winter weather affects more than just your wardrobe and heating bill. Your body also experiences changes in energy levels, metabolism and even food prefer Do you react to bitter cold by skipping the gym and convincing yourself you deserve a calorie splurge to warm up and offset your discomfort? You’re not alone. But the … Read More
As the new year unfolds, we swear to new, healthier habits for ourselves and our families. Then, life jumps into overdrive: we find ourselves doling out cookies to our kids rather than cutting fresh veggies, all while racing to after-school basketball practice or swimming lessons. It’s not too late to regroup. Pediatrician Lynn Milliner, MD, … Read More
If you want advice on heart health, you ask a cardiologist. If you want to know why your Labrador is limping, you turn to your veterinarian. If you have questions about your diet — well, that’s another story.
If you have diabetes, you’re probably watching what you eat to keep your blood sugar (glucose) levels stable. It’s the key to maintaining good health and avoiding potentially serious complications. But many of us have misconceptions about diabetes and diet, says Andrea Dunn, RD, LD, CDE, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator in Cleveland … Read More