Cleveland Clinic patient reflects back on his journey with kidney cancer that began in January 2010. After learning of the diagnosis, Steven Campbell, MD, performed two separate surgeries to remove the cancer from both of the patient’s kidneys. To view the full story, watch WOIO’s, “Man with kidney cancer gets second chance”.
Study finds mobile stroke units cut the treatment time for stroke victims from 94 minutes to 56 minutes. Doctors are able to examine patients remotely through the use of video conferencing and a CT scanner. These specially equipped ambulances allow stroke patients to be treated with tPA before arriving to the hospital. Shazam Hussain, MD, … Read More
Favorite fitness coach from NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” Bob Harper, is recovering after suffering a heart attack. Steven Nissen, MD, discusses how genetics can play a role in heart attacks and heart disease. To watch the entire segment, view the NBC Nightly News story, “‘Biggest Loser’ Trainer Bob Harper Suffers Heart Attack”.
The new Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center is a state-of-the-art facility organized by cancer type. It features a resource center for patients and their families, art and music therapy spaces and a wig boutique. The new center will begin seeing patients on Monday, March 6. For more information, watch the WKYC story, “Cleveland Clinic opens … Read More
Several studies highlight long-lasting physical and mental benefits of surgical weight loss procedures. Compared with patients who did not have surgery, those who did rated themselves as healthier and were less likely to report issues with pain and feelings of depression. Patients have also experienced normalized blood sugar levels, blood pressure and the remission of Type … Read More
Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital is a 212,000 square-foot, 5-story building adjacent to the Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. The building was designed to reflect the best practices and technology available. Patients enjoy self-service selections using interactive flat-screen TVs in each patient room. “The spirit of innovation drove the entire project. Using interdisciplinary workstations, we created … Read More
Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth and University Hospitals have joined together to create a new Northern Ohio Trauma System (NOTS), which will provide coordinated trauma care to patients throughout Cuyahoga County and the seven-county Northeast Ohio region. “Having common protocols and policies for trauma care citywide will ensure quality care for all in the region”, said Robert … Read More
Concussions continue to be a concern for football players and athletes who compete in contact sports. While progress has been made on diagnosing, treating and preventing concussions, more research is needed to fully understand them. To assess concussions more accurately, researchers are looking for biomarkers that can indicate if a patient has a concussion. Currently, … Read More
According to a new Cleveland Clinic survey, 68 percent of Americans are worried about dying from heart disease but many don’t know the basic numbers important for heart health. For more information, watch the CBS This Morning discussion, “Hearty Information”.
Cleveland Clinic Akron General’s new epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU) will evaluate, diagnosis and monitor patients with the neurological condition. The facility is connected to Cleveland Clinic’s Central Monitoring Unit, a live control center with EEG monitoring around the clock. For more information, read Jennifer Conn’s piece on Cleveland.com, “Cleveland Clinic Akron General opens epilepsy monitoring … Read More