Young Lung Transplant Recipient Overcomes COVID-19 (PKG)

CLEVELAND – Doctors are still learning how COVID-19 impacts certain people. Transplant recipients may be a particularly vulnerable group because the medications they take suppress the immune system, putting them at higher risk for any infection. Nick Hunter, 24, was born with cystic fibrosis – a disease that attacks the lungs, and four years ago … Read More

Kicking the Vaping Habit: Where to Begin

CLEVELAND – Electronic cigarette use may increase the risk of coronavirus infection, according to the World Health Organization. So now, is as good a time as any, to kick that vaping habit. According to Humberto Choi, MD, of Cleveland Clinic, many people started vaping because they thought it would be safer than smoking traditional cigarettes. … Read More

Tips for Safely Visiting Grandparents

CLEVELAND – There’s nothing better than visiting Grandma and Grandpa. But for months, COVID-19 has forced many of us to keep our distance – 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 … Read More

Plan Ahead for Summer Heat

CLEVELAND – If you’re spending a lot of time outdoors on a hot day, it’s important to plan ahead. Soaring temperatures and high humidity increase risk for heat illness. Tom Waters, MD, an emergency department physician at Cleveland Clinic recommends hydrating at home. “You want to stay hydrated. That’s one of the most important things. … Read More

Easing Work from Home Aches and Pains (PKG)

CLEVELAND – Thanks to COVID-19, many of us have been working from home. Whether your new ‘office’ is the kitchen table or a folding table – a workspace setup without proper ergonomics can take its toll. “You lost a nice desk height. You lost a good office chair. You lost your desktop computer and are … Read More

New Mom Welcomes Baby Boy after Uterus Transplant (PKG)

** Click HERE to download additional sound bites, b-roll and photos. CLEVELAND –  The road to motherhood isn’t always an easy path, especially for one Pennsylvania mom. Michelle, 31, was born without a uterus, but after undergoing a uterus transplant, her lifelong dream of becoming a mom finally came true. “It was hard knowing that … Read More

Debunking Coronavirus Mask Myths

CLEVELAND – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends wearing a cloth face covering in public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. A mask is a physical barrier between you and other people.  It’s meant to trap large respiratory droplets from getting into the air and infecting those around you. It’s a simple … Read More

Whittle Your Middle for a Healthy Heart

CLEVELAND – Did you know that having an ‘apple’ shape – where fat sits around your middle – is risky for your heart? In fact, recent research shows too much belly fat could increase your risk of suffering more than one major cardiovascular problem. The good news is that there’s a well-known way to whittle … Read More