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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.

 Aaron Gerds, MD

Featured Episode

What is Leukemia? with Dr. Aaron Gerds

Leukemia encompasses many different types of chronic or acute blood cancer. Hematologist Aaron Gerds, MD, clears up misconceptions about leukemia and explains how it's different from lymphoma, what the risk factors are and how new treatments are emerging.

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November 13, 2019

Help for Your Heartburn with Dr. Scott Gabbard (40:07)

If you know that burning feeling in your chest after you finish a big, fatty meal, you know heartburn. Learn some lifestyle tweaks you can make to minimize your heartburn, and the truth about what foods really make it worse, from gastroenterologist Scott Gabbard, MD.

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October 30, 2019

Understanding Vertigo and Dizziness with Dr. Julie Honaker

Ever feel unsteady, lightheaded or like the room is spinning around you? Vertigo and dizziness are common symptoms, but the causes can range from BPPV, to head injuries and migraines, to cardiovascular responses. Audiologist Julie Honaker explains the difference between feeling dizzy and having vertigo, and what to do when feeling unsteady takes over your life. She also addresses why vertigo can be worse at night and offers simple exercises that can provide relief.

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October 16, 2019

What We Do and Dont Know About the Dangers of Vaping with Dr. Humberto Choi

As an alarming number of young people take up vaping, and reports of dangerous vaping-related lung illnesses continue to surface, what's a worried parent to do? Pulmonologist and smoking cessation specialist Humberto Choi, MD, delivers the knowledge you need to talk with your teenager or loved ones about e-cigarettes.

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October 9, 2019

Getting to Sleep With Restless Legs Syndrome with Dr. Carlos Rodriguez

Anyone who's ever experienced restless legs knows how frustrating it is to feel the uncontrollable urge to move your legs when you lie down at night. Sleep specialist Carlos Rodriguez, MD, talks through what experts know about this odd condition, including why some people get it, what aggravates it and what you can do about it.

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