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

Robotic Exoskeleton Helps Woman, with MS, Walk (PKG)

CLEVELAND – Kathy Miska, 56, of Strongsville, Ohio is fighting multiple sclerosis one step at a time. Multiple sclerosis, or MS, disrupts signals from the brain and often robs people of their mobility. Miska is one of five MS patients at Cleveland Clinic taking part in a research study to see if a special robotic brace, … Read More

Keeping Weight Off in the New Year (for Good) (PKG)

CLEVELAND – A New Year means a ‘new you.’ It’s no wonder that weight-loss is often cited as the number one New Year’s resolution for Americans. But even if we manage to lose a few pounds, sometimes keeping weight off can be just as difficult. According to Leslie Heinberg, Ph.D., of Cleveland Clinic, the first step … Read More

Top Medical Innovations for 2020 (PKG)

CLEVELAND – Advances in medicine transform lives – and this year will be no different. According to Cleveland Clinic’s annual ranking of top medical innovations – new heart medicines take three of the top ten spots. Samir Kapadia, M.D., Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic, said SGLT2 inhibitors, a class of medications used in the … Read More

Tips for Making New Year’s Resolutions Stick (PKG)

CLEVELAND – Roughly 40 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions each year. However, research shows that only about ten percent of us will stick with them for more than a few months. According to Scott Bea, PsyD, of Cleveland Clinic, often, the biggest roadblock to success is getting a new habit off the ground. “Starting … Read More