Top Reasons People Land in the ER at the Holidays (PKG)

CLEVELAND – It’s the most wonderful time of the year. But Santa isn’t the only one who’s busy during the holiday season – so are doctors in the emergency department. According to Tom Waters, M.D., an emergency physician at Cleveland Clinic, too much ‘holiday cheer’ and overindulgence is a common reason people will take a … Read More

New Mom Benefits from Opioid-Free C-Section (PKG)

CLEVELAND – Whether for wisdom teeth or a cesarean section – overprescribing opioid medications, to control pain after surgery, has fueled the opioid crisis. But, doctors are finding innovative ways to reduce use, and abuse – and even new moms are taking part. Kristen Winger of Amherst, Ohio opted against using opioids to ease post-surgery pain … Read More

Survey: Digital Dominates for the Health Conscious (PKG)

Download Social Media Videos: Video 1 Video 2 Video 3 CLEVELAND – Do you see your doctor virtually on a smart phone or tablet? If the answer is ‘yes’ – you’re not alone. According to the Parade-Cleveland Clinic Healthy Now survey many Americans are turning to technology for everything from appointment scheduling to exercise inspiration. … Read More

Breast Cancer Survivor ‘Feels like Herself’ after Novel Reconstruction (PKG)

CLEVELAND – Survival is top priority when diagnosed with breast cancer, but once treatment is complete, women want to feel like themselves again. Mariann Lotenero, 62, of North Ridgeville, Ohio, wasn’t satisfied with her ‘new normal’ after a having a double mastectomy to treat triple negative breast cancer in 2011. “I was having tightness and pulling,” … Read More

Planning for Flu Season Starts Now (PKG)

CLEVELAND – Getting back into the swing of the school year includes protecting your family from viruses. But even though cold and flu season may seem far away, now is the time to think about flu vaccines. According to Frank Esper M.D., of Cleveland Clinic Children’s, it’s best to have children receive their flu vaccines … Read More

Making the Grade: Healthy Back to School Prep (PKG)

CLEVELAND – Back-to-school is a busy time for parents and children alike. But as schedules change and a new school year begins, Kimberly Giuliano, M.D., of Cleveland Clinic Children’s said it’s important to make sure everyone is prepared for a safe and healthy start to the school year. This includes talking to kids about what … Read More

Don’t Let Rotten Food Spoil Your Summer Fun (PKG)

CLEVELAND – For those whose end of summer plans include a backyard bash or packing up the camper for a trip, putting food safety at the top of the ‘to-do’ list should be a priority. That’s because, according to Cleveland Clinic’s Baruch Fertel, M.D., bacteria such as salmonella and E. coli thrive in warm environments. … Read More