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Health Essentials

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.

Daniel Culver, DO

Featured Episode

How a Vaccine is Made With Dr. Daniel Culver

What’s in vaccines? How do they work? And why do they take so long to develop? As the world awaits a vaccine to protect against COVID-19, pulmonologist Daniel Culver, DO, provides an update on the progress being made and a lesson on all things vaccines.

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All Health Essentials Episodes

All Health Essentials Episodes

October 7, 2020

Managing School Anxiety During COVID-19 with Dr. Ethan Benore

In-person and virtual learning has brought new levels of stress to kids, teachers and parents alike during the COVID-19 pandemic. From normal signs of anxiety to symptoms of coronavirus, navigating this school year will be like no other. Pediatric psychologist Ethan Benore, Ph.D, explores social anxiety, technology challenges, learning disorders and how you can help ease your child’s school stress.

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September 30, 2020

Intermittent Fasting 101 with Dietitian Julia Zumpano

Intermittent fasting can help you lose weight and improve your health, but it’s not the right diet for everyone. In this episode, Julia Zumpano, RD, explains what you should know about this eating style before committing to it. She also discusses the pros, cons and everything in-between – including why it works and who should avoid it.

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September 23, 2020

COVID-19: What We Know Now with Dr. Kristin Englund

It’s been about 9 months since the world first started to hear about COVID-19. In this episode, infectious disease specialist Kristin Englund, MD, discusses what we’ve learned so far about the virus. She talks about where we currently stand with testing and what we’ve learned about treatment. From face masks, to vaccines and antibodies, Dr. Englund shares her insight and discusses some of the pressing questions that remain.

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September 16, 2020

Real Strategies for Eating Less Sugar with Dietitian Maxine Smith

Cane sugar. Honey. Fruit juice. Are all forms of sugar created equal? And how much of the sweet stuff is too much? Maxine Smith, RD, LD, reveals how to uncover hidden sugar in our diets, cut down on cravings and create healthier eating habits.

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