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

New Lungs Greatest Gift for Avid Outdoorsman (PKG)

CLEVELAND – Charles Mason, 53, of Sagamore Hills, Ohio isn’t taking a single breath for granted. It’s hard to believe that about two months ago he was fighting for his life, waiting for a lung transplant. “I got so sick, so quick,” Mason said. “I really didn’t think I’d live to the point of getting the … Read More

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