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

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