Health & Fitness

What Can Help a Migraine?

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 12/2 12:55A zaleska
Headaches are certainly never a welcome development. That goes double for a migraine headache . Caused by a neurological disease, these headaches are often extraordinarily painful and debilitating. “Migraines are highly prevalent,” says headache...

Recipe: Holiday Gingersnaps

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 12/2 12:53A Wellness Team
If you’re looking for a no-fuss — but festive — holiday treat that’s easy for the kids to help make, look no further than our Holiday Gingersnaps! Packed with flavorful cinnamon and ginger, they’re a lower-calorie alternative to many sugar-coated...

When To See a Cardiologist

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 12/2 12:30A zaleska
It goes without saying that keeping your heart healthy is of vital importance. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. In fact, one...

Pregnancy Constipation: Why It Happens and How to Find Relief

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 12/2 12:00A kaputk
You’ve read up on what to expect when you’re expecting, but you probably didn’t expect to have so much trouble pooping. Constipation is a common side effect of pregnancy, and there are steps you can take to try to remedy it. Ob/Gyn Stasia Jhaveri,...

How Light Therapy Can Help With Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 12/1 11:30P schneik4
The winter months may mean snowball fights, hot cocoa and holiday decorations, but they also means less sunlight. And less sunlight can lead to seasonal affective disorder (SAD) , which is now known as a major depressive disorder with a seasonal...

World Aids Day: How to get tested for HIV and prevent transmission

News 5 Cleveland (Your Health Matters) 12/1 3:05A
December 1st marks World Aids Day, highlighting the work done to eliminate the epidemic.An estimated 1.2 million people in the United States have HIV, including about 161,800 people who are unaware of their status. Nearly 40% of new HIV...

What Is Hydrogen Peroxide Good For?

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 12/1 2:37A zaleska
Who can forget the stinging sensation that occurs when your parents put hydrogen peroxide on a scraped knee? Found in a brown bottle, hydrogen peroxide is an antiseptic liquid that in the past was typically used to treat cuts or other skin...

13 Benefits of Exercise

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 12/1 1:00A hollowc2
In theory, most of us know that exercise is good for us. We know that it can help us lose weight or maintain our current weight. But if you’ve ever struggled with the motivation to workout (*raises hand*), then you might need a reminder that...

Can Shoveling Snow Be Dangerous to Your Heart?

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 12/1 1:00A zaleska
Waking up to find a thick layer of fresh, crisp snow covering your entire neighborhood can be breathtaking. But while most of us are less-than-enthusiastic at the thought of clearing snow from our driveways, there’s a legitimate health reason to...

4 Health Benefits of Black Garlic

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 12/1 12:00A bigleyj
On its own, raw garlic is a pungent, powerful vegetable that can impact the flavor profile of any dish while also providing an abundance of health benefits. Many of those same health benefits are further amplified when you consider incorporating...

How Stress Leads to High Blood Pressure

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 11/30 11:30P gilmerm
Just reading the word “stress” can you make you feel the unpleasant symptoms that come with it: your pulse quickens and your mood takes a turn for the worse as your body begins to feel torn and frayed. And common wisdom suggests that stress sends...

Recipe: Lentil Bolognese

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 11/30 12:47A Ann Milanowski
Whether you’re a pasta Bolognese devotee or a lifelong vegetarian, you’re going to love our latest version of the dish. Our lentil Bolognese — yes, you read that right — is delicious and filling, with nary a drop of animal protein. With a...

How to Get Rid of a Stiff Neck

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 11/30 12:46A zaleska
With so many of us gazing into computers or staring down at our smartphones most of the day, it’s no wonder we’re having neck pain. In fact, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2018 National Health Interview Survey found...

Can Fire Cider Stop You From Getting Sick?

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 11/30 12:00A kaputk
Trying to ward off a cold? TikTok’s wellness gurus swear by fire cider, (also known as fire tonic), a spicy concoction made of veggies, herbs and other spices. They say it has preventative properties, with the ability to keep illness at bay. But...

Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 11/29 11:45P kaputk
Looking to add a little spice to your life — or your diet? Cayenne pepper may be just what the doctor ordered. This popular red pepper adds versatile flavor to your meals and is chock-full of health benefits to boot. “Cayenne peppers are a great...
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