Best Steps for Getting Ready to Run a Road Race

You might think that getting ready to run a road race means getting in the best physical shape necessary to finish the course. But there’s a lot more to running a race: You have to plan. Hydration and increasing your running miles slowly during training can play key roles in your performance on race day, says sports health … Read More

7 Tips to Keep Cool If You Have MS

If you have multiple sclerosis (MS), you may experience difficulty tolerating heat. Your symptoms may worsen when you’re overheated, so it’s important to know how to keep your cool. “With MS, the myelin or protective covering gets damaged either partially or completely, so it doesn’t cover the nerves,” says clinical nurse specialist Kathleen Schwetz. “So when people are … Read More

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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

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

Have a Festive Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July from the team at Health Hub from Cleveland Clinic. We wish you, your friends and your family a safe, festive and cool holiday. Use the advice in the stories below to make the most of it. 1. Fireworks Safety (Video) The Fourth of July is a fun, light-filled holiday, but fireworks … 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

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