Health & Fitness

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...

What Is a Primary Care Provider?

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 1/17 12:23A Family Health Team
According to , a primary care provider is “a physician (MD or DO), nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist or physician assistant, as allowed under state law, who provides, coordinates or helps a patient access a range of...

Potato or Sweet Potato: Which Is Healthier?

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 1/17 12:23A Digestive Health Team
Don’t be fooled by the last name: Regular potatoes and sweet potatoes aren’t exactly close family. They’re considered “distantly related” at best in the world of botanic genealogy, with some pretty...

7 Reasons To Start Walking in Place

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 1/17 12:21A schneik4
The next time you’re in the kitchen making dinner or watching TV, don’t just stand around. Try walking in place. Finding those small moments where you can get a few minutes of exercise in can be key to adopting a healthy lifestyle. You don’t need...

How To Choose a Golfer’s Elbow Brace

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 1/14 12:35A hortonj4
If you have medial epicondylitis, better known as golfer’s elbow, wearing a special brace around your forearm can help with symptoms. But with a seemingly endless selection, how do you choose the best brace for you? Physical therapist Matt...

How Skin Cancer Is Found and Removed — At the Same Appointment

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 1/14 12:35A Cancer Care Team
Imagine walking into your doctor’s office with skin cancer . During the next few hours, you undergo a procedure that removes and examines every bit of the cancer, all the while testing to make sure you’re completely cancer-free. Then, you get to...
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