Health & Fitness

What Is a Melasma Mustache and How To Avoid Getting One

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 3/24 1:16A schneik4
If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, you know how important it is to protect your skin while you’re in the sun. Not doing so can put you at risk for sunburn , photodamage, premature aging or even skin cancer . Another thing that can happen: You could...

Poisonous Mushrooms: What To Know

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 3/24 1:15A Digestive Health Team
Mushrooms are marvelous on pizza and magnificent in soups and sauces. They’re also an integral part of the Super Mario Brothers video game universe. But if you’re about to cook with and eat mushrooms you picked yourself, proceed with caution....

What To Know About Brown Rice Protein Powder

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 3/24 12:30A coolicc
“Protein” probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of brown rice. Most people think of brown rice as a carb (although a healthy one). But you might be surprised to learn that brown rice is more than just a whole grain. It...

Signs It’s Time To Lower Your Baby’s Crib Mattress

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 3/24 12:30A evansm22
Funny how quickly things change when it comes to babies, right? One day it’s all swaddles and burp cloths and tummy time . Then, before you know it, they’re crawling around trying to drink out of the dog’s water bowl. Babies hit new milestones...

Love Outdoor Workouts and Sports? Don’t Forget Your Sunscreen

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 3/23 1:14A schneik4
Are you someone who loves to walk or jog in a park or play sports all summer out on a field? If you’re out in the sun having a good time, it can be easy to think of sunscreen as an afterthought. But it’s important to be mindful about how you...

Recipe: Healthy, Homemade 4-Ingredient Tomato Sauce

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 3/23 1:14A Digestive Health Team
Homemade tomato sauce is not only delicious (and impressive!), but it s also naturally low in fat and calories and is an excellent dietary source of vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium. Try adding fresh herbs to amp up the flavor and reduce...

What Ultra-Processed Foods Are (and Why They’re So Bad for You)

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 3/23 12:30A kaputk
Have you ever heard the advice that you should buy most of your groceries from the outer aisles of the store, instead of stocking up on foods from the inner aisles? That’s because the outer aisles are packed full of whole and minimally processed...

What Are the Best Positions To Reduce Endometriosis Pain During Sex?

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 3/23 12:30A coolicc
If you have endometriosis, pain may prevent you from having or enjoying sex, especially if you engage in penetrative sex with your partner. But there are lots of different sex positions that can reduce pain and help you reclaim your sex life....

Appendix Pain Is Always an Emergency

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 3/22 1:03A milnea
The appendix. It’s a small, worm-shaped organ we can easily live without. A little tube protruding from our colons that — for reasons that remain a medical mystery — serves no known purpose, but can make us incredibly sick. Fun. Some healthcare...

Baby Fell Off the Bed and Hit Their Head? Here’s What To Look For

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 3/22 1:02A Children's Health Team
You know that baby-proofing is important. You keep the crib empty — no pillows, blankets or crib bumpers . You said “Thanks but, no thanks,” when your in-laws offered you that old crib with the drop-down sides . You put your baby to sleep in a...

Recipe Adventure: 6 Diabetes-Friendly Desserts

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 3/22 12:30A evansm22
It’s no secret that living with diabetes can be less than sweet. Cutting down on sugars, scrutinizing nutrition labels , managing medications … it’s not easy. And sometimes, it can feel like anything...

9 Health Benefits of Tiger Nuts

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 3/22 12:30A coolicc
They aren’t actually nuts. And the only thing they have in common with tigers is their stripes. But tiger nuts — and related products like tiger nut flour and milk — are finding their way into more kitchens. Also known as chufa nuts, Earth...

Are You Taking Too Many Calcium Supplements?

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 3/21 12:37A Wellness Team
You eat your yogurt , exercise daily and chew that calcium supplement like a champ. Osteoporosis doesn’t stand a chance — you’re a calcium superstar! Calcium is key to a sturdy skeleton, and it’s critical for the healthy function of nerves and...

How Serious Are Heart Murmurs in Children?

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 3/21 12:32A mgunter
A heart beats in a rhythmic loop — lub-dub, lub-dub, lub-dub — that serves as a soundtrack of life. This internal groove comes from vibrations as cardiac valves open and close and blood flows through your heart’s chambers. But sometimes, an extra...

Recipe: Light and Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 3/21 12:31A Digestive Health Team
Looking for the perfect mashed potato recipe? Then, look no further because ours replaces unhealthy saturated fat with fat-free cream cheese and reduced-fat sour cream. And with garlic — a source of antioxidants, which may improve heart health...
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