Health & Fitness

Recipe: Sweet Potato Hash With Eggs

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 1/20 12:42A Wellness Team
A nice variation on corned beef hash, this version from Functional Medicine Director Mark Hyman, MD , is a combination of sweet potatoes and peppers, seasoned with a pinch of paprika. It makes a delicious weekend breakfast or vegetarian supper....

What Are Signs That My Child Has a Food Allergy?

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 1/20 12:41A Children's Health Team
Q: I suspect my child might have a food allergy. What are the telltale signs and how should I take action? A: Typically, with a classic food allergy , symptoms begin within 30 to 60 minutes of eating a particular food. Sometimes it can be hours...

Chaga Mushroom Health Benefits

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 1/19 11:40P schneik4
Sure, you’ve heard of portobello and shiitake mushrooms. But have you heard of chaga mushrooms? Typically found in Siberia, the fungi have been used throughout history to boost immunity thanks to it being full of antioxidants. So where can you...

Lead Paint Dangers: How Much Lead Is Toxic?

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 1/19 11:35P fenneld
Once believed to be a great innovation, lead paint has turned out to be a huge problem. ? Lead paint has existed since as early as the fourth century B.C., and it’s been causing health problems ever since. And while the dangers of lead paint have...

Does Proper Nutrition Help People Who Have Huntington’s Disease?

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 1/19 11:30P gilmerm
Maintaining a balanced diet that delivers necessary vitamins and nutrients to your body is a good rule of thumb for everyone. But it’s a particularly important aspect of life for those with Huntington’s disease . Huntington’s disease is a genetic...

The ways music provides therapy

News 5 Cleveland (Your Health Matters) 1/19 5:16A
Many of us use music in a therapeutic way without even realizing it.Seneca Block, the manager for the Expressive Therapy Program at University Hospitals Connor Whole Health, said listening to music can help manage stress, pain and anxiety.“When...

What Is Cellulite and Can You Get Rid of It?

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 1/19 12:41A Women's Health Team
Developing the dimpled skin of cellulite seems practically inevitable if you’re a woman — no matter what size you are. Cellulite doesn’t seem to discriminate based on body type. But what is cellulite? Is it the same as fat? Even though it’s...

VO2 Max: How To Measure and Improve It

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 1/18 11:38P schneik4
If you exercise regularly, you probably keep track of how many minutes you work out, how many calories your burn and your heart rate. But there’s another indicator that can help you improve your aerobic fitness. VO 2 max — or your oxygen uptake —...

Is MSG Actually Bad for You?

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 1/18 11:35P kaputk
It’s one of the most popular flavor enhancers in the world, but MSG — short for monosodium glutamate — has a marketing problem. In the late 1960s, the ingredient came under fire for allegedly being a toxic addition to some of your favorite foods,...

Why Do We Keep Hearing About ‘Flurona’?

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 1/18 11:25P fenneld
When all of this started, people were quick to say that COVID-19 was like the flu . What did we learn? This was not the case. Yes, COVID-19 and the flu are both contagious respiratory illnesses. And while some of their symptoms are similar, they...

How To Prepare Your Body for Pregnancy

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 1/18 12:35A kaputk
There’s tons of guidance out there about the many things people who are pregnant should and should not do, from reducing caffeine intake to avoiding soft cheeses to not handling kitty litter. But what should you do — or not do — if you’re trying...

Should You Have Your Child’s Hearing Tested?

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 1/18 12:32A Children's Health Team
It’s common for your child to have their hearing screened while in school, typically every other year beginning either in preschool, kindergarten or first grade, at the beginning of the school year. If a concern about hearing arises at other times,...

8 Cholesterol-Lowering Foods To Try

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 1/18 12:28A bigleyj
Cholesterol is a finicky little thing: You’ve got both bad cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein or LDL) and good cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein or HDL) and those levels can fluctuate slightly based on what you eat. The difference food makes...

The Difference Between Nail Psoriasis and Nail Fungus

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 1/17 11:30P bigleyj
Trying to figure out whether you have nail psoriasis or nail fungus may keep you on your toes. There are a lot of similarities between the two — and you can actually have both conditions at the same time — but they’re different from each other...

Are Tear Trough Fillers Effective for Undereye Bags?

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 1/17 12:24A bigleyj
Maybe you enjoyed one too many all-nighters in your youth. And now, those heavy bags under your eyes are packed and you seem to be carrying around the evidence of those late nights years later. But if those dark circles and bags aren’t going away...
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