Are you part of the estimated 36 percent of Americans who can recognize at least one symptom of a stroke? If it causes one of every 20 deaths in the U.S., shouldn’t we all know what it looks like? Here we turn to stroke neurologist Dr. Shazam Hussain to identify the different types of strokes, the biggest risk factors, the telltale signs and how new technology is changing the way medical professionals respond.
Fat is not the enemy, says Mark Hyman, MD, medical director at Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine. It plays a crucial role in our diet and is the cornerstone of the increasingly popular ketogenic diet. Learn the science behind keto and who it’s appropriate for as Dr. Hyman answers your frequently asked questions.
Of course you worry about your kids – that comes with the parenting territory. But there are certain steps you can take every day to help them on their way to thriving both at school and at home. Pediatrician and head of adolescent medicine Ellen Rome, MD, has some practical tips on how to chip away at kids’ screen time, how to help them cope with anxiety at school and how to get them to open up about how they’re feeling.
The butterfly-shaped thyroid gland, which sits between your collarbone and the Adam’s apple, releases hormones that affect nearly every part of your body, from temperature to weight to periods and so much more. Tune in as adult endocrinologist Mary Vouyiouklis Kellis, MD, walks us through the functions of the thyroid, common disorders like Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, and how to know when something’s not right.
You’ve heard of LASIK, but do you know how it actually works to help people see better? Or that it’s just one of several laser vision correction surgeries that exist today? Opthalmologist Ronald Krueger, MD, details the difference between three common procedures – PRK, LASIK and SMILE – and what you can expect during and after each one.
Your immune system's designed to protect you from toxins and infections. But it can become overactive leading to inflammation, or underactive leaving you vulnerable to the flu and more serious infections. Immunology expert Leonard Calabrese, MD, discusses what lifestyle choices will keep your immune system functioning its best.
Talking about sports or work is breeze for most men. But most men keep their health worries private. Urologist James Ulchaker, MD, discusses common concerns, from ED to prostate cancer to bladder cancer & more.
More people are affected by autoimmune diseases than you may realize. Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis are just a few examples. Rheumatologist Howard Smith, MD, discusses what factors — including diet — play a role in the development of autoimmune diseases, as well as the latest treatments available.
From acid reflux to constipation, your GI tract can cause plenty of discomfort from time to time. Gastroenterologist Maged Rizk, MD, addresses many common issues from the low FODMAP diet for irritable bowel syndrome to how to know if your bowel movements are "normal."
Let's face it, health information can be confusing — especially when it comes to nutrition. Mark Hyman, MD, Director of Functional Medicine, sheds light on topics from sugar and artificial sweeteners to coconut oil and olive oil & more.