Using Humor (and Exercise) to get through Tough Times

CLEVELAND – Dealing with the seriousness of the COVID-19 epidemic is no laughing matter. But we all need to find ways to cope with the limitations that COVID-19 has imposed on our personal lives. Cleveland Clinic’s Scott Bea, PsyD, said during difficult times, it helps to laugh and share humor with the people we care … Read More

Slowing Coronavirus: How Telemedicine Can Help

CLEVELAND – Many of us are doing everything we can to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, or COVID-19. According to Cleveland Clinic’s Matthew Faiman, M.D., one of the best ways to keep illnesses from jumping from person to person is through the use of technology – or telemedicine. Telemedicine connects doctors and patients in … Read More

What We’re Learning About COVID-19

CLEVELAND – Experts believe COVID-19 has been circulating in the United States for a few weeks now– and every day doctors learn more about the new virus. Frank Esper, M.D., an infectious disease specialist at Cleveland Clinic Children’s, said we’re starting to notice differences from cases reported overseas. “We’re seeing how infectious this virus can be; … Read More

COVID-19 Can Stay on Surfaces for Hours, Study Says

CLEVELAND – As we continue to learn more about COVID-19, recent research is emerging about just how long the virus can remain stable on surfaces. Cleveland Clinic’s Nikita Desai, M.D., did not take part in the study, but said results show the virus is capable of living on some objects for days. “We learned that aerosolized, … Read More

Talking to Children about COVID-19 (PKG)

CLEVELAND – Many children are home from school in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, and the change may cause some to have uncertainty. According to Kate Eshleman, PsyD, of Cleveland Clinic Children’s, it’s important for parents to listen to their child’s concerns. “It’s always important to start with the kids and find out where they’re … Read More

Are Playdates OK During COVID-19 Pandemic?

CLEVELAND – Many schools, libraries, and activity centers are closed to help contain COVID-19 – so what’s a kid supposed to do all day? Parents may think a playdate is the answer – but according to Cleveland Clinic’s Purva Grover, M.D., we need to use caution. “When it comes to playdates, especially with younger kids, … Read More

Cover Your Cough to Stop the Spread of Germs

CLEVELAND – Stopping the spread of germs is top of mind these days – and covering a cough is a good place to start. Frank Esper, M.D., of Cleveland Clinic Children’s, said there’s a proper way to cough to stop germs in their tracks. “What we try to do, is we try to cough into … Read More

Springtime Symptoms: Allergies or Illness?

CLEVELAND – March 19 marks the first day of spring – which means spring allergy season is just around the corner. But in the midst of current public health concerns, it’s important to be able to distinguish allergy symptoms from other illnesses. Cleveland Clinic allergist, Alice Hoyt, M.D., said there’s one telltale sign that shows … Read More

Travel Recommendations During COVID-19

CLEVELAND – For many of us, our plans continue to change amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Some wonder if now is a good time to postpone or cancel their spring break travel. According to Cleveland Clinic’s Nikita Desai, M.D., there are good reasons to avoid hopping on an airplane during a viral pandemic. “Recirculation of air is … Read More