Talking to Children about COVID-19 (PKG)

CLEVELAND – Many children are home from school in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, and the change may cause some to have uncertainty. According to Kate Eshleman, PsyD, of Cleveland Clinic Children’s, it’s important for parents to listen to their child’s concerns. “It’s always important to start with the kids and find out where they’re … Read More

Good Hand Washing is the Best Way to Stay Healthy (PKG)

CLEVELAND – Everyone is concerned about staying healthy in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. But experts agree, one of the best things we all can do to prevent the transmission of any illness is to practice good hand hygiene. “Wash your hands, with any soap, twenty seconds at least, or use an alcohol-based sanitizer … Read More

Stay Healthy While Caring for a Sick Child (PKG)

CLEVELAND – Every parent knows when they send their child off to school or daycare, at some point, they’re going to come home with a virus. But having a sick child at home doesn’t necessarily mean the entire family should catch the bug. According to Frank Esper, M.D., of Cleveland Clinic Children’s, the best way … Read More

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Reducing Your Risk (PKG)

CLEVELAND – For months, we’ve heard about the spread of the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, the new respiratory virus originating in China late last year. Now that the virus has spread to the U.S., many people want to know how to protect themselves. According to Robert Wyllie, M.D., of Cleveland Clinic, experts know the virus can … Read More

Plan Ahead to Avoid Time-Change Misery (PKG)

CLEVELAND – The beginning of daylight saving time marks the unofficial beginning of spring. And while later sunsets are a welcome sight, what’s not so welcome is the tired, dragging feeling that follows a ‘lost’ hour of sleep. According to Harneet Walia, M.D., of Cleveland Clinic, people who already don’t get enough sleep will feel … Read More

Mending a Broken Heart: Mom, Baby Survive Aortic Aneurysm (PKG)

CLEVELAND – Aortic aneurysms are common – doctors see about three million cases each year. What’s not so common is a young pregnant woman having one. Last winter, more than half-way through her second pregnancy, doctors at Cleveland Clinic discovered 29-year-old Casey Shannon’s aorta was bulging with a large balloon-like aneurysm, due to a rare genetic … Read More

Your Valentine is the Key to Unlocking a Healthy Heart (PKG)

CLEVELAND – Heart disease is the leading cause of death for Americans. Controlling blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes and getting plenty of exercise all reduce cardiovascular risk – but according to a recent survey, a loving relationship may play a role too. More than 70 percent of survey participants who were in committed relationships said their partner … Read More