The weight around your middle may not matter. Even thin people can carry too much fat (lipid) in their blood. Tap or click to learn how this simple blood test helps to gauge your heart disease risk.
Your kid’s got the sniffles. Sneezes are sure to follow. Which over-the-counter (OTC) medicines help kids, and which may hurt them? Tap on your child’s age to find out.
Weight gain or loss may be first to pop in your mind when you hear “metabolism.” But metabolism affects more than your girth. Discover what a blood test called the basic metabolic panel (BMP) says about your health.
High blood pressure (hypertension) raises risks of heart disease, stroke and other problems. Find out what your numbers say about your risks and discover how to lower them as we “decode” your blood pressure.
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It’s only a little prick! Blood tests are quick, easy and (dare we say) nearly painless. Avert your eyes from the needle if you must, But take a good look at what your complete blood count (CBC) reveals.
Opioids can ease pain after injury or surgery but are highly addictive. Cleveland Clinic wants to stem the tide of addiction, overdose and death by finding better ways to treat pain. Here’s how.
Searching shelves for cold and flu products is the last thing you need to do when you’re sick. Follow three steps to quickly find the right over-the-counter product for your symptoms and learn which ones won’t help,
You’re splurging on a frozen treat. The supermarket freezer is bursting with choices! How do regular, premium and ‘healthy’ ice creams, gelato, sorbet, sherbet and frozen custard compare?
Your heart. You probably don’t think about it often, yet it continues to pump with its faithful, steady beat — carrying blood to all your organs. Find fun, amazing facts about your own ticker.
Is one serving of nuts the size of a baseball or a golf ball? Is one serving of chicken the size of a checkbook or a deck of cards? Tap or click for visual cues that help you eat the right amounts of the foods you love.