Varicose Veins: 7 Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

Nobody wants bulging, purple varicose veins on their legs or ankles. However, about half of adults have them, and they become more prevalent with age. What causes varicose veins and what can you do about them? Many people think they know, but James Bekeny, MD, a vascular surgeon at Cleveland Clinic, sets the record straight. … Read More

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Medical Advances That May Affect You

Medicine changes so fast that doctors are hard-pressed to stay on top of the latest developments. That’s why they attend national medical meetings. At these meetings, they learn the latest information in their specialty. The annual meeting of the American Heart Association (AHA) is one of the largest in the world. From the thousands of … Read More

Drug Shows Promise in Slowing Effects of Alzheimer’s

One of the most distressing aspects of Alzheimer’s disease is that there is no cure – current treatments focus only on alleviating symptoms. But a new drug is showing promise as an effective treatment that slows down the disease’s debilitating effects on the mind and body.  Results of a pair of clinical trials released today show that … Read More

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Why Smart Health Decisions Require Your Input

You make important life decisions using the best information available. When you search for a job, you ask, “Is this a good fit for me?” You shop around for the house that best suits your needs. You read reviews and consumer research when buying a car. So when you make the most important decisions of … Read More

Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2014

To find out which breakthroughs are set to reshape healthcare in the coming year, Cleveland Clinic asked 100 of its top experts — people who focus on patient care very day — to offer insight. These are their answers, the top 10 innovations for 2014: 10. Targeted therapy for cancer There’s new hope for people … Read More