Advertising Policy

Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic products or services. Policy

If You Have High Blood Pressure, Salt Still Matters

For decades, you’ve heard the advice: Cut down on salt because it’s bad for your heart — not to mention your kidneys and other organs. But if you follow health news, you know recent research has questioned this conventional wisdom. Several studies show evidence that if you are otherwise healthy, taking drastic measures to reduce … Read More

Can Exercise Reduce Your Cancer Risk?

There’s more evidence linking activity level to good health.  A new study shows that middle-aged men with a high level of cardiovascular fitness have a lower incidence of lung and colon cancers.  They’re also less likely to die from their cancer. “More and more data is coming out that regular exercise is important to prevent … Read More

Advertising Policy

Is Alcohol Really Good for You?

If you enjoy having a drink, you may perk up when you read a headline touting the health benefits of alcohol. But you also may wonder — how strong is the science behind the headlines? It is true that multiple peer-reviewed studies have linked moderate drinkers with lower risks of heart disease and longer life … Read More

Have You Experienced the Placebo Effect?

Have you ever felt better after simply placing a bandage on a wound? Have you felt more energized the moment after taking a bright red pill? If so, you’ve experienced a form of the placebo effect. A placebo is an inactive treatment that mimics an active therapy. The placebo effect happens when patients believe a … Read More