Debunking COVID-19 Vaccine Myths (PKG)

CLEVELAND – When it comes to COVID-19 vaccines, it’s important to focus on fact, not fiction. Cleveland Clinic’s Tosin Goje, MD, said one common misconception is that messenger RNA, or mRNA, technology is new. “The technology for mRNA has been with us for at least 10-15 years,” she said. “It was initially put together for … Read More

Pedaling Helps Woman Keep Parkinson’s at Bay (PKG)

CLEVELAND – Exercise is medicine for 62-year-old Sally Terrell of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. “I’ve always stayed committed to exercise and committed to doing what I can to keep the tremors away,” she said. Sally has Parkinson’s disease, a progressive neurological disorder causing tremors on her right side. She manages her symptoms with medicine – and … Read More

Top Ten Medical Innovations for 2021 (PKG)

CLEVELAND – COVID-19 has dominated headlines for months, but science continues to move medicine forward, beyond the pandemic. According to Cleveland Clinic’s annual ranking of medical innovations, expanded access to medications for cystic fibrosis and hepatitis C, take two of the top ten spots. “We can now serve 90% of patients who have hepatitis C,” … Read More

Good Handwashing Helps Us Stay Healthy (PKG)

CLEVELAND – December 1-7 is Handwashing Awareness Week. In the midst of a pandemic, good handwashing is one of the best things we can do to prevent transmission of any illness. “Wash your hands, with any soap, twenty seconds at least, or use an alcohol-based sanitizer – it will do the job,” said Frank Esper, … Read More

Celebrate Safely this Holiday Season (PKG)

CLEVELAND – As COVID-19 continues to spread, get-togethers, shared meals and travel carry extra risk for those we love. Joseph Khabbaza, MD, a critical care specialist at Cleveland Clinic, recommends erring on the side of caution when planning festivities this year. “Being as safe as possible, there’s very little down side to that right now,” … Read More

New (and Old) Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips (PKG)

CLEVELAND – Preventing COVID-19 is top of mind as little ghosts and goblins head out on Halloween night. If your community is allowing trick-or-treat during the pandemic, Adam Keating, MD, a pediatrician with Cleveland Clinic Children’s, reminds us that COVID-19 safety is frightfully important. “It certainly makes sense to take precautions this year in masking, … Read More