Health & Fitness

Cleveland to consider ban on sale of menthol and flavored tobacco products

News 5 Cleveland (Your Health Matters) 2/3 7:32A
On Monday night, Cleveland City leaders are expected to hear a proposal which would ban the sale of flavored tobacco products within the city limits. Dr. David Margolius, the City of Cleveland's director of public health, told News 5 Cleveland...

Here’s Why You’re Always Waking Up With Headaches

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 2/2 11:32P Ann Milanowski
When you have a pounding headache , being unconscious might sound like a nice alternative. But what happens when sleep itself is the trigger for your aching head? If you’re wondering why you’re waking up with headaches, know that sleep problems...

Here’s Why Alkaline Water Doesn’t Live Up to the Hype

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 2/2 11:31P Digestive Health Team
By now, you know staying hydrated by drinking water is key to staying healthy. And with so many companies bottling it up, at some point, you may have wondered “Is alkaline water better for me than regular water?” Maybe you saw an ad or came...

Paleo Diet 101: What You Can and Can’t Eat

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 2/2 11:30P schneik4
While we should all strive to eat a healthier diet, it can be hard to figure out how to do so. Should you eat more grains? Should you cut out dairy? What about sugar? What about fat? That’s why diets like the paleo diet — based on what our...

Body Scan Meditation for Beginners: How To Make the Mind/Body Connection

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 2/2 11:30P kaputk
If the term “body scan” makes you think of futuristic, high-tech gizmos, think again: This meditation technique is one you can do by yourself, wherever you are, and the only piece of equipment you need is an open mind. Body scan meditation is a...

This Should Perk You Up: The Surprising Health Benefits of Coffee

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 2/2 12:43A gilmerm
Some days (most days, honestly) coffee can feel like the glue that’s holding it all together. It turns you from zombie to human in the morning. It gives you a nice afternoon pick-me-up. And keeps you moving all those hours in between. But — deep...

Recipe: Chicken and Broccoli Slaw Wrap

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 2/2 12:42A Wellness Team
Fresh meats, seafood and poultry aren’t just more delicious, but they’re also much healthier than processed meats. When you make sandwiches or wraps, try to minimize processed products like deli/luncheon meats, sausages, bacon and smoked meats....

Fact or Fiction: Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 2/1 11:30P hortonj4
There was a time when “feed a cold, starve a fever” served as cutting-edge medical advice. This nugget of wisdom traces back to a dictionary compiled in 1574 by English lexicographer John Withals. His guidance — “ fasting is a great remedy of...

The Link Between Dehydration and Blood Pressure

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 2/1 11:30P hortonj4
The importance of maintaining a healthy blood pressure gets a lot of attention — and rightfully so. It’s key to keeping blood flowing so it can deliver oxygen and nutrients to every nook and cranny in your body. The good news? There’s something...

How To Treat an Infected Belly Button Piercing

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 2/1 11:30P hortonj4
You finally got your belly button pierced after months of thinking about adding some body bling. That cute little ring decorating your tummy looks fantastic, too. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for the skin around your piercing. Infections...

Study shows food cost, accessibility major barriers for heart health

News 5 Cleveland (Your Health Matters) 2/1 12:00A
February marks American Heart Health Month.It's a time where health officials are encouraging everyone to prioritize their overall well-being and focus on heart health. Research shows heart disease is the number one killer for men and women.The...

What Is Love Bombing?

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 1/31 11:30P bigleyj
First comes love, then comes marriage… It’s a familiar children’s nursery rhyme for many, but in truth, there are several other stages that need to happen in order for a healthy relationship to thrive. Love is a complicated thing that takes time,...

6 Health Benefits of Kiwifruit

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 1/31 11:30P coolicc
Fun kiwi fact: Though the kiwi is about the size of an egg, it’s a type of berry — also known as Chinese gooseberry. And this fuzzy little fruit, originally from China, is a nutritional powerhouse. Like most fruit, kiwi is loaded with vitamins...

How Playing the EndeavorRx Video Game Can Help Your Child With ADHD

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 1/31 11:30P bigleyj
A lot of us have the ability to start and stop tasks suddenly without putting too much thought into it. Sometimes, we may even catch ourselves saying we’re great at multitasking because of our ability to juggle a number of tasks in quick...
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