Recipe: Fish Chowder

This fish chowder is a feast in itself because it’s so interestingly rich in flavor. You can store this chowder in the refrigerator for about five days tightly covered.


2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups celery, chopped
1 pound potatoes, scrubbed with skin …

5 Curious Glands and What They Do for You

Endocrinologist Mary Vouyiouklis, MD, takes you on a tour of five of your body’s most unusual glands. Discover where they’re located, what they do, how big they are, and what makes them weird.

Read the complete article @ Health Hub from Cleveland Clinic.

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When Heart Disease Is Severe, You’ll Probably Do Better With Bypass

If three of your coronary arteries or your left main coronary artery are diseased, you’re better off with bypass surgery than angioplasty with stenting.

That’s what a 2017 study of participants in the 2013 SYNTAX trial reveals.

SYNTAX documented fewer adverse outcomes among patients with severe disease five years after coronary artery bypass grafting …

The 5 Most Common Vision Problems and How to Prevent Them

It’s easy to take your eyesight for granted – until something happens to threaten it. This throws vision’s importance into sharp relief.

Here, ophthalmologist Richard Gans, MD, explains the five most common conditions affecting your vision and shares tips for preserving your eyesight.

1. Cataract

The problem: Light rays from objects in view …

Burning, Lingering Pain After Shingles? 5 Options May Help You

Dealing with a case of shingles is painful enough. But once the skin rash resolves, a chronic pain syndrome called post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) can sometimes develop.

Studies suggest that roughly 30 to 60 percent of people over age 60 who get shingles — caused by the chickenpox virus, herpes zoster — go on to develop …

Fasting: How Does It Affect Your Heart and Blood Pressure?

Do you sometimes fast for religious reasons or as a lifestyle choice? If so, you may wonder what impact fasting has on your health. Can it reduce your blood pressure? Is it healthy for your heart? Is it dangerous in certain situations?

Cardiologist Haitham Ahmed, MD, sees many advantages in fasting from food for …

Is There a Link Between Migraines and Hormones?

Q: Is there a link between migraines and hormones?

A: Migraines are more common for women around the time of menstruation, as the abrupt drop in estrogen that triggers menses also can trigger migraines.

Migraines are generally worse between puberty and menopause, since these estrogen fluctuations generally do not occur in young …

Another Reason to Love Chocolate: Link to Lower Risk of AFib

As if we all needed another reason to love chocolate: A recent study finds an association between consuming chocolate and having a significantly lower risk of being diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AFib), a common heart condition that involves an irregular heartbeat. But — sorry, chocaholics — it’s yet to be proven that eating the sweet …

Woman Receives Total Face Transplant at Cleveland Clinic

A 21-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to the face has undergone a total face transplant at Cleveland Clinic. It’s the hospital’s first transplant of effectively 100 percent of a patient’s facial tissue, and its third face transplant overall.

The woman underwent surgery in May 2017 for the injury, which she incurred as a teenager. …

Will Eating Sugar Make My Cancer Worse?

Q: Will eating sugar make my cancer worse?

A: You may have read or heard something about “sugar feeding cancer,” leading you to wonder if you should stop eating sugar for fear of feeding cancer growth.

Research supports the notion that cancer cells consume more sugar than normal cells, but there is no conclusive evidence …