Riding the Emotional Rollercoaster of COVID-19

CLEVELAND – One day COVID-19 numbers are down, the next they’re climbing again. At times, our ‘new normal’ can feel like an emotional rollercoaster. According to Cleveland Clinic psychologist, Scott Bea, PsyD, refusing to feel helpless is the key to a smooth ride. He recommends taking action and finding things – and people – that … Read More

Does Elderberry Reduce Severity and Duration of Flu?

CLEVELAND – Elderberry is becoming a popular natural remedy during cold and flu season – but does it work? One recent study examines whether elderberry extract decreases severity and duration of the flu. “It (elderberry) actually didn’t make any difference at all compared to placebo when you took all the patients who took elderberry and … Read More

What to Expect When You’re Expecting during COVID-19

CLEVELAND – COVID-19 has changed the way we celebrate big moments – including the birth of a child. Tosin Goje, MD, of Cleveland Clinic, said if you’re expecting a baby during the pandemic – you’ll want a clear understanding of your hospital’s COVID-19 rules and restrictions. “They should start having the discussion as early as … Read More

Being a Good Sport Helps Kids’ Mental Health

CLEVELAND – Young athletes are excited to hit the field this fall after many sports were cancelled because of the pandemic. But as parents head back to the stands, it’s important to remember – winning isn’t everything. Joe Austerman, DO, of Cleveland Clinic Children’s, said sometimes parents can get overly competitive and critical at youth … Read More

Keeping Kids Motivated during Remote Learning

CLEVELAND – A new school year has begun – but instead of being in a classroom, many students are learning from home. So, how do you keep them motivated when they’ll have all kinds of new distractions? “Children are motivated by feeling like they have a choice and a say in how the day goes,” … Read More

Fighting Pandemic Precaution Fatigue

CLEVELAND – Are you growing tired of wearing a mask and social distancing? As the pandemic continues with no end in sight, it can be difficult to maintain safe habits that feel somewhat confining. Cleveland Clinic’s Scott Bea, PsyD, said it’s not easy, but we have to find it within ourselves to make sure our … Read More

Why it’s More Important than Ever to get a Flu Shot

CLEVELAND – As the coronavirus pandemic continues, flu season is just around the corner. Each year the flu kills thousands of people, but the good news is there’s a vaccine to help prevent it. Susan Rehm, MD, an infectious disease expert at Cleveland Clinic, said in the midst of a pandemic, it’s more important than … Read More

Tips for Safely Visiting Grandparents

CLEVELAND – September 13 is Grandparents Day. COVID-19 precautions have forced many of us to keep our distance from Grandma and Grandpa – as older people are at higher risk and have higher mortality rates. Ardeshir Hashmi, MD, a geriatric medicine specialist at Cleveland Clinic said with careful planning and precautions, it’s possible to visit … Read More

Helping Kids Adjust to Remote Learning

CLEVELAND – School is going to look much different this year as some districts switch to remote learning. It’s also going to pose some new challenges for kids, so how can parents help them adjust? Emily Mudd, PhD, of Cleveland Clinic Children’s said parents can start by making a schedule. “Schedules are incredibly important. Children … Read More