Tips for Reducing COVID-19 Risk While Traveling PKG

  CLEVELAND – Spring break is upon us and many families are eager to go on a long-awaited vacation. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is still asking us to hold off on travel to contain the spread of COVID-19. But, if you can’t resist the temptation to travel, Frank Esper, MD, … Read More

Snacks to Help Relieve Stress (PKG)

CLEVELAND- We’re all feeling the stress of the pandemic and many of us head straight to the kitchen to cope. Just be sure to snack wisely, said Susan Albers, PsyD, a psychologist with Cleveland Clinic. She recommends reaching for mandarin oranges. “Not only do they have a great dose of vitamin C, which we need … Read More

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