How to Spot Ticks and Prevent Lyme Disease

CLEVELAND – With more people spending time outside during the pandemic, doctors say it’s important to keep an eye out for ticks – which can transmit Lyme disease. “It’s actually good that more people are out doing things, being physically active and so forth, we just want them to be safe and want to encourage … Read More

When to Get Vaccinated if You Have Had COVID-19

CLEVELAND – If you have already had COVID-19, you may think you don’t need the vaccine, but a Cleveland Clinic doctor said it’s still important to have that protection. “We know that a small number of people can get COVID a second time, but even without getting it for a second time, it’s important to … Read More

FDA Grants COVID-19 Vaccine EUA for Children 12-15

CLEVELAND – Another group of Americans is now eligible to receive Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. The FDA recently granted emergency use authorization (EUA) for children ages twelve to fifteen. Dr. Michelle Medina, MD, of Cleveland Clinic Children’s, said research shows the vaccine works well in preventing COVID-19 and is safe for adolescents. “The evidence that we … Read More

Most COVID-19 Infections and Hospitalizations are in Unvaccinated

CLEVELAND – If you haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19, there’s another reason to roll up your sleeve. Preliminary data from Cleveland Clinic suggests most people hospitalized for coronavirus aren’t fully vaccinated. “From January first to around mid-April, we’ve had around 4,300 admissions to the hospital with COVID. Of those patients, 99% were not fully vaccinated,” … Read More

Relaxed Masking is Another Reason to be Vaccinated

CLEVELAND – If you hate wearing a face mask, relief is in sight. The latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines relax the rules for those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. “I think we can look at these loosening of guidelines as a bit of an incentive to encourage others to go … Read More

Home Remedies Backed by Science PKG

CLEVELAND – Most of us have tried a home remedy at some point — some work and some don’t. According to Elizabeth Kightlinger, MD, an internal medicine physician with Cleveland Clinic, one home remedy backed by science is using duct tape to remove a wart. “You want to put it on the wart and you … Read More

Tips for Transitioning Back to the Classroom

CLEVELAND – Many students have recently transitioned back to the classroom. And while some welcome the return to normalcy, others may be stressed and anxious about the change. “Especially for kids who have been in elementary school and are now going to middle school for the first time or middle school going to high school … Read More

The Science of Giving Gifts Mom Will Love

CLEVELAND – Buying a gift for Mother’s Day can sometimes be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Cleveland Clinic’s Susan Albers, PsyD, said there’s actually a science to finding that perfect present. “It’s important to think outside the box,” she said. “It doesn’t have to be an actual physical gift. It can be some … Read More

Act Now for Ragweed Allergy Relief

CLEVELAND – Many people are in the midst of spring allergy misery, but if you also wrestle with ragweed in the fall – you’ll want to start seeking relief now, according to Cleveland Clinic allergist Sandra Hong, MD. “If you get really bad fall allergies, this would be the time that I would have you … Read More