If you could make a New Year's resolution for our towns, what would it be?
More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money. As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what could we do right here in Mayfield Heights, Mayfield Village, Gates Mills or Highland Heights to make it an even better place to live? What is on your wish list? What is one thing you would improve in 2013? Tell us in the comment section below or blog about why you love living here!
Doctors recommend tests you should take this year.
With everyone still adhering to their New Year's resolutions for 2012, experts at the Cleveland Clinic suggest some tests that can help keep a goal of making it a healthy year. The following five tests are recommended for yearly physicals (the final one is for men only, but women should have a breast exam and pap smear): 1 Fasting blood sugar – at least one-fourth of U.S. adults have pre-diabetes, defined as having impaired fasting glucose, impaired glucose tolerance, or both 2 Fasting lipid profile – the test includes total cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol), LDL (bad cholesterol) and triglyceride levels 3 High-sensitive C-reactive protein – high levels are predictive for future heart problems 4 Vitamin D level – low levels are …