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Tune in for practical health advice from Cleveland Clinic experts. What's really the healthiest diet for you? How can you safely recover after a heart attack? Can you boost your immune system? Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit, multispecialty academic medical center and is ranked as one of the nation’s top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Our experts offer trusted advice on health, wellness and nutrition for the whole family. Our podcasts are for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as medical advice. They are not designed to replace a physician's medical assessment and medical judgment. Always consult first with your physician about anything related to your personal health.

Tune in for practical health advice from Cleveland Clinic experts. What's really the healthiest diet for you? How can you safely recover after a heart attack? Can you boost your immune system? Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit, multispecialty academic medical center and is ranked as one of the nation’s top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Our experts offer trusted advice on health, wellness and nutrition for the whole family. Our podcasts are for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as medical advice. They are not designed to replace a physician's medical assessment and medical judgment. Always consult first with your physician about anything related to your personal health.

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United States

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Tune in for practical health advice from Cleveland Clinic experts. What's really the healthiest diet for you? How can you safely recover after a heart attack? Can you boost your immune system? Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit, multispecialty academic medical center and is ranked as one of the nation’s top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Our experts offer trusted advice on health, wellness and nutrition for the whole family. Our podcasts are for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as medical advice. They are not designed to replace a physician's medical assessment and medical judgment. Always consult first with your physician about anything related to your personal health.

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English


Episodes

How to Optimize Your Immune Health with Dr. Leonard Calabrese

5/20/2020
Can anything really “boost” your immune system? And how does it fight off infections? Rheumatologist and immune system expert Leonard Calabrese, DO, explains how the amazing immune system works and what we can do to keep it as strong as possible.

Duration:00:27:29

How Coronavirus Is Affecting the Patient Experience with Dr. Adrienne Boissy

5/13/2020
The outbreak of coronavirus has changed the way that healthcare currently operates. From virtual appointments to digital outreach and new protocols — everything in healthcare has shifted in the age of COVID-19. Chief Experience Officer Adrienne Boissy, MD, MA, talks about what we’re seeing, hearing and learning about patient and caregiver experience. She also shares inspiring stories of hope, encouragement and resilience.

Duration:00:41:02

How to Protect Your Mental Health During COVID-19 with Dr. Amy Sullivan

5/6/2020
From confusion and loneliness to worry and frustration, people are dealing with large and intense emotions while trying to navigate a new sense of normal. Psychologist Amy Sullivan, PsyD, ABPP, discusses how the coronavirus pandemic is starting to mentally wear on us and why it’s so important to protect our mental health. Whether you’re isolating alone or just feel alone, Dr. Sullivan gives practical advice on working through our thoughts and feelings.

Duration:00:18:51

Practical Steps to Ease Stress and Anxiety During COVID-19 with Dr. Susan Albers

4/29/2020
The new realities of life in the time of COVID-19 have left many people feeling run down, worried and stressed. Psychologist Susan Albers, PsyD, joins us to share some real-life mindfulness and stress relief tactics you can incorporate into your day to help you stay present and positive.

Duration:00:20:59

Parenting Strategies in the Time of COVID-19 with Dr. Kate Eshleman

4/24/2020
The social distancing guidelines and school closings brought about by the COVID-19 outbreak have amplified the pressure on parents to do it all. How can parents and caretakers lead their kids’ education on top of managing their own work responsibilities and household duties? Child psychologist Kate Eshleman, PsyD, serves up some insights on how to deal with disrupted routines and new demands while finding balance and keeping the peace at home.

Duration:00:17:30

How to Keep Relationships Strong During COVID-19 with Dr. Scott Bea

4/22/2020
For some people following stay-at-home orders to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, this means spending a lot of time in close quarters with spouses, kids and other family members. For others, it means being apart from loved ones. Both of these situations can be taxing on our most important relationships. Psychologist Scott Bea, PsyD, shares strategies for navigating the unique challenges of maintaining strong bonds during this time.

Duration:00:21:07

Coronavirus: How Cleveland Clinic Is Making Sure It’s Ready

4/17/2020
Many people are looking to healthcare for answers right now. They want to be assured that their hospital has the capacity and capability to care for them, should they need it. Pulmonologist Raed Dweik, MD, discusses what Cleveland Clinic is doing to prepare for the wave of sick patients, as well as how it’s handling the current demand. Dr. Dweik walks us through how the health system is prepping dedicated teams, designating space and training healthcare workers on properly using and...

Duration:00:19:46

Coronavirus vs. Seasonal Allergies: How to Tell the Difference with Dr. David Lang

4/15/2020
With spring in the air and coronavirus all around us, many people will soon be questioning if their symptoms are allergies, or if it’s something more serious. Allergist David Lang, MD, walks us through what’s normal and what’s not when it comes to seasonal allergies. He also discusses practical advice on treating allergies, warning signs and how to best manage your symptoms.

Duration:00:19:20

Coronavirus: Separating Fact From Fiction with Dr. Frank Esper

4/8/2020
Misinformation about COVID-19 seems to be everywhere. And it can be tough trying to decipher what's true health advice and what's bogus. Infectious disease specialist Frank Esper, MD, helps separate fact from fiction about the virus — from claims about lemon juice to holding your breath.

Duration:00:41:48

A New Type of Grief: Coping with Coronavirus with Reverend Amy Greene

4/6/2020
Coronavirus has disrupted our lives, and although we know this situation is temporary, it doesn’t always feel that way. Amy Greene, DMin, MDiv, discusses ways to find faith, calm and mindfulness amid all the fear. She shares techniques to help us cope and process all of our emotions. She also offers reassurance and advice as we try to navigate this situation together – while being apart.

Duration:00:25:39

What You Should Know About Heavy Menstrual Periods with Dr. Cara King

4/3/2020
Even with modern medicine, “that time of the month” can be a pain for most women, especially those prone to heavy menstrual bleeding. But abnormal uterine bleeding shouldn’t stop you from enjoying your life. Gynecologist Cara King, DO, talks about why it happens and when it’s time to see a doctor. She also offers tips on managing heavy bleeding and explains how common and treatable the condition actually is.

Duration:00:18:22

Eye Health: Flashers & Floaters with Dr. Aleksandra Rachitskaya

3/25/2020
Your eyes are more than just the window to your soul. Ophthalmologist Aleksandra Rachitskaya, MD, walks us through potential warning signs of eye flashers and floaters, why we get them and what treatment can look like. She also explains why routine eye exams and being proactive about your eye health can help detect and prevent future health problems.

Duration:00:19:53

COVID-19: What You Need to Know to Protect You + Your Family

3/20/2020
The 2019 novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, is on everyone’s mind, with new developments emerging every day. Pediatric infectious disease specialist Frank Esper, MD, sits down to answer important questions about what we do and don’t yet know about the virus, and what everyone should be doing to protect themselves and others.

Duration:00:31:51

What Your Hand and Finger Pain Is Telling You with Dr. William Seitz Jr.

3/18/2020
Your fingers and hands are made up of many small bones, ligaments, tendons and tissues that make them so strong and flexible. But that also creates potential for injury. Orthopedic surgeon William Seitz Jr., MD, joins us to talk about what can contribute to pain and discomfort in your hands, from fractures and sprains to arthritis and carpal tunnel, and when to see a doctor.

Duration:00:36:27

All About Vitamin Deficiencies with Dr. Kelly Raj

3/11/2020
It’s no secret that a well-balanced diet is good for you, while a diet lacking in proper nutrients can leave you feeling less than your best. Family medicine specialist Kelly Raj, DO, talks about common vitamin deficiencies, the warning signs to be aware of and who’s most at risk. She also offers practical advice on taking a vitamin supplement and what to look for in a multivitamin.

Duration:00:18:46

What to Expect From Your First Colonoscopy with Dr. James Church

3/4/2020
Will it hurt? Will I be bloated afterward? What do I need to know about the prep? Colorectal surgeon James Church, MD, answers your top questions about having a colonoscopy and explains why they're so important for people over age 50.

Duration:00:22:14

Understanding Celiac Disease (and Gluten's Role in It) with Dr. Alberto Rubio Tapia

2/26/2020
Many people today follow a gluten-free diet for a number of reasons. But for people with celiac disease — a serious, lifelong autoimmune disorder — it’s absolutely necessary. Gastroenterologist Alberto Rubio Tapia, MD, explains how celiac disease is more than a gluten sensitivity and details the steps to getting a diagnosis, including who’s most at risk and how to get tested.

Duration:00:13:33

Navigating the Complex World of Neuropathy with Dr. Benjamin Claytor

2/19/2020
It’s estimated that nearly 20 million people in the United States suffer from some sort of neuropathy, which in and of itself can be a vague term with a variety of causes. In fact, neurologist Benjamin Claytor, MD, says there are over 100 different types of neuropathy, all with their own unique causes. In this podcast, Dr. Claytor discusses everything from diagnosing neuropathy to treating and preventing it.

Duration:00:24:11

Mindful Eating: Strategies for a Better Relationship with Food with Dr. Susan Albers

2/12/2020
Healthy eating seems simple — so why do many of us struggle with it? One reason is because our eating behaviors are highly influenced by our emotions, our environment and the people around us. Susan Albers, PsyD, shares tips on how to use mindfulness skills to combat unhealthy eating habits and truly enjoy food.

Duration:00:22:20

RSV: When It's More Than Just a Cold with Dr. Frank Esper

2/5/2020
Most adults who come down with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) react to it like a regular cold. Within a few days your body kicks the virus to the curb and on you go with your life. But for infants and young children, this virus can be dangerous. Pediatric infectious disease specialist, Frank Esper, MD, discusses what you need to know to protect the youngest and most vulnerable people in your life.

Duration:00:28:48