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New Training Techniques for Athletes
It's a place most commonly associated with mirages. But the Sahara Desert also holds what people call the "most challenging foot race on earth"…a seven day, 151-mile trek. And Cleveland Clinic health experts are helping to train one man to compete and hopefully finish this potentially deadly race.
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Easing Patient Anxiety
Many of us know how stressful it can be to go into the hospital for surgery. Cleveland Clinic is hoping to ease some of that anxiety with a new heart procedure room that can help feel like you're spending the day at a spa.
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Diabetes Drug Study
Diabetes drugs have been a hot topic in the medical field lately…and that's not about to end. On the heals of a study that shows the popular drug Avandia raises the risk of heart attack in diabetics, a new Cleveland Clinic study-released today-compares the effectiveness of two other often-prescribed diabetes drugs.
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New Lung Cancer Detection
There's a new way to help accurately diagnose lung cancer. It's a type of biopsy that uses ultrasound-technology mostly associated with viewing a fetus' image in the womb.
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Breakfast help for terrible teens
You've heard of the terrible two's. Many parents will tell you terrible goes with their teens too…especially when it comes to eating breakfast. But getting your adolescent to get a mouthful in the morning doesn't have to be a chore if you decide to go with some non-traditional breakfast foods
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Life-saving heart technology
With heart attacks, cardiologists say it's important to remember that "time is muscle"…basically, the longer it takes for you to get treatment, the more heart muscle damage. That's why Cleveland Clinic researchers are studying a new way to image the heart if they suspect a heart attack. It takes seconds, compared to the traditional way, which can take a few hours.
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Fluorescent heart
Heart bypass surgery can be a risky procedure. In fact, experts say four to six percent can have some kind of technical problem in the operating room. Cleveland Clinic heart experts want to lower that risk with the help of fluorescent dye.
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How to keep an aging brain sharp
Keeping our brains sharp has been on the minds of many of us as we age. Health experts at Cleveland Clinic say the key to maintaining your brain is to stay active physically and mentally.
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Cancer therapy by the cup
Having cancer and dealing with treatment can be grueling both physically and emotionally. But a new program at Cleveland Clinic is giving patients comfort by the cup.
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Epilepsy brain surgery
They are two words that scare a lot of people: "brain surgery." But this type of surgery is being used to successfully treat people who suffer from certain seizures. And experts want to spread the word.
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Healthy holiday portion sizes
With obesity and diabetes growing at an alarming rate, watching our weight has become even more important, especially around the holidays. Cleveland Clinic nutritionists say you can avoid over-eating this Thanksgiving by just practicing a little "portion control".
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Running rehab
It's one of the easiest and cheapest forms of exercise. But jogging can take its toll on the joints and muscles in your body. Cleveland Clinic physical therapists have developed a unique rehab program that helps get joggers back on course.
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Parkinson's disease bicycling help
It's a great form of exercise that you learn to do when you are very young. Now Cleveland Clinic researchers want to know if cycling can help people living with a degenerative brain disease.
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