Recipe: Chocolatini Cocktail

This drink has a secret ingredient: walnuts. Walnuts are chock full of nutrients and a rich source of protein. You’ll get about 90 percent of your recommended daily intake of omega-3 fatty acids just by eating 1 ounce (1/4 cup) of walnuts. Omega-3 fatty acids promote heart and joint health, and aid memory. Walnuts are … Read More

Secrets to Thriving During the Cold Months

If you’re a skier, snowshoe aficionado or hockey player, odds are you embrace the coming season enthusiastically. For the rest of us, the stress of cold, snowy weather may have us wishing for spring long before the last autumn leaves have fallen. But the truth is, anyone can learn to find the best of the winter season. … Read More

4 Tips for Teenage Acne

Acne, a skin problem that typically affects teenagers, develops when pores become clogged by the oils and other substances on the skin. Jennifer Lucas, MD, a dermatologist at Cleveland Clinic, says your first line of defense is a good cleaning regimen. Here are some other tips to keep acne at bay: 1. Look for benzoyl … Read More

5 Tips to Winterize Your Skin

It won’t be long before the cool, crisp days of fall give way to cold, harsh winter. Now is the time to prepare your skin for weather conditions that can really do a number on it. Dermatologist Jennifer Lucas, MD, says the weather has a direct effect on your skin. Moisture and humidity in the … Read More

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6 Foods That Boost Your Beauty

What comes to mind when I mention the words “food” and “beauty” in the same sentence? You probably thought “weight loss,” didn’t you? Well, beauty is about more than just weight. For example, some specific foods can boost your beauty by keeping your skin healthy. To keep yourself looking young and vibrant, start with these … Read More

Skin Smarts

Changes to the skin are among the most visible signs of aging. These occur over time for a variety of reasons, such as heredity, smoking, sun exposure, stress, obesity, gravity and even sleep position. Throughout our lives, our skin regenerates approximately every 27 days. But as we age, we sweat less, leading to increased dryness. … Read More

New Rules for Sunscreens

Help is here to give you and your skin more protection against sun damage. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has instituted new labeling guidelines for sunscreen manufacturers. The new labeling gives you more complete information on how effectively that particular sunscreen protects you from the sun’s harmful rays. Melissa Piliang, MD, of Cleveland Clinic’s … 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

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Be Skin Smart in the Sun

Skin cancer is now the most common form of cancer in the United States. Melanoma — the deadliest skin cancer — is on the rise among 15-to-29-year-olds. The main culprit for the increase in young people is indoor tanning. The good news is that most skin cancers are highly treatable when detected early, say Cleveland … Read More

Melanoma Monday: What You Should Know

It’s Melanoma Monday, a day designated by the American Academy of Dermatology to raise awareness about skin cancer. Summertime is around the corner, and that means more time in the sun for activities like swimming, biking and having fun at the beach or playground. It’s also important to take time to protect yourself from the … Read More