Best New Year’s Resolutions for Life After Cancer

Starting a new year, which many celebrate by looking ahead, may be a time of special reflection for those who are undergoing or who have finished cancer treatment. If this is you, consider making some New Year’s resolutions for your health and your life post-cancer. Resolutions can help to focus your actions in the right … Read More

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Pint-sized Resolve: New Year’s Resolutions for Kids

This is the time of year when many adults will start putting together a list of resolutions for the New Year, but is it cool for kids to set some goals for 2014, too? Kate Eshelman, PsyD, a child psychologist at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health, says it is. “It’s always a … Read More

Reiki Therapy: What You Need to Know

Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a complementary natural healing technique that originated in Tibet. In the early 20th century, a Japanese Buddhist, Dr. Mikao Usui, rediscovered Reiki. Today, this healing therapy is offered by certified Reiki practitioners who trained under Reiki Masters. Below, Cleveland Clinic Center for Integrative Medicine Reiki practitioner Vickie Bodner, LMT, answers common questions about … Read More

An Alternative Approach to Weight Loss

Contributor: Jennifer Dudich, LISW-S, CHT, RYT If you have ever experienced yo-yo dieting, you know how frustrating it can be. Cleveland Clinic Center for Integrative Medicine specialists believe that you can release unwanted weight for good without “going on a diet.” In the center’s new TRIM-LIFE® Program, participants learn to: Develop a new relationship with food Reduce … Read More

5 Myths About Massage Therapy

How long have people been enjoying massages? Try centuries! Evidence can be found in Egyptian tombs and ancient Chinese medical texts. Today’s massage therapists manipulate tissue to achieve deep relaxation and to promote healing. Applying skillful touch and pressure, they help treat injuries and health problems. Massage therapy can also prevent injury and enhance wellness. … Read More

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Don’t Lose Sight of Your New Year’s Resolutions

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