4 Best Tips for Using Fitness-tracking Devices

If you keep one step ahead of the newest gadgets, you’re probably among the 21 percent of Americans using technology to track your health. The latest tools are wearable fitness tracking devices. There are tools that track the number of steps you take in a day, the calories you have burned and your sleep quality … Read More

6 Ways Phones and Tablets Affect Your Health (Slideshow)

Are you reading this story on your smartphone? Take a quick look around and see how many others are glued to their devices, too. Smartphones and tablets enrich our lives, but they also come with risks. A few healthy habits can help you avoid those risks. [tn3 origin=”album” ids=”652″ transitions=”default” responsive=”1″]

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Don’t Let ‘Text Neck’ Get the Best of You (Video)

Click, swipe, pinch, expand. With smartphones and tablets, we find the information we want in a flash. But what happens to our bodies when we constantly look down at mobile devices? Our neck muscles become unbalanced, says Cleveland Clinic chiropractor Andrew Bang, DC, of the Center for Integrative Medicine. This can lead to poor posture, neck … Read More

Can Kids Become ‘Addicted’ to iPads?

It’s the kind of sensational story that was destined to go viral. In April, London’s Telegraph newspaper reported that a British four-year-old who spends four hours a day on an iPad® has become so “addicted” that her parents send her to therapy. The story prompted worldwide shares, tweets and blogs, as serious questions about young … Read More

5 Free Fitness Apps: An Expert’s Take

A good exercise plan can help you lose weight — along with a healthy diet. But a good exercise plan also requires motivation, inspiration and a healthy dose of tracking. Some people hire a personal trainer to help, but not everyone has the time or budget for that. A quick look in Apple’s or Android’s … Read More

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6 Ways to Outsmart Smartphone Stress

Your smartphone belches email alerts, and you reply — even if you’re sitting on a beach or riding up a ski lift. You take work home from the office on your tablet or phone. You share your life minute by minute on Facebook and Twitter. Where is the “off” button? “These devices are spinning into … Read More

8 High-Tech Solutions to Health Problems (Slideshow)

What do a new and improved artificial heart, a “bionic” knee and a magnetic tool for detecting cancer have in common? They’re all in the works — and they’re all poised to reshape treatment. Below are eight examples of medical problems with high-tech solutions, from Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME). [tn3 origin=”album” ids=”104″ … Read More