Can Vitamin C and Zinc Help Fight COVID-19?

CLEVELAND – If you’re unlucky enough to get COVID-19 and hope to speed your recovery with vitamin C and zinc – don’t bother. A recent study suggests the popular immune health supplements are no match for novel coronavirus. “In this randomized control trial, which is the purest form of science out there, what we were … Read More

Don’t Let Pandemic Impact Checkups and Screenings

CLEVELAND – Some people have put off medical care due to fears of contracting COVID-19. But we can’t let the pandemic stop us from making health a priority – especially when it comes to routine checkups and screenings. “If you postpone your routine screenings it can lead to poorer health outcomes,” said Neha Vyas, MD, … Read More

Continue COVID-19 Precautions after Vaccination

CLEVELAND – If you’ve gotten a COVID-19 vaccine, you may be wondering if pandemic precautions are still necessary. According to Kristin Englund, MD, an infectious disease specialist with Cleveland Clinic, we can’t let our guard down just yet. “While you may be protected, we still need to make sure that we’re still protecting all of … Read More

Choosing a Diet to Shed Pandemic Weight Gain

CLEVELAND – Nearly half of Americans say they’ve gained weight during the pandemic, according to a recent survey. If you’re one of them, you may be thinking about going on a diet. But there’s so many to choose from, how do you pick the right one? “Often times when my patients say, ‘What diet should … Read More

What We Know about COVID-19 ‘Long-Haulers’

CLEVELAND – Most people who get COVID-19 recover in about four weeks, but for some, symptoms can linger for months. Kristin Englund, MD, an infectious disease specialist with Cleveland Clinic said early studies suggest anyone who contracts the virus is at risk for long-term symptoms. “One recent publication described that patients that have long-COVID symptoms … Read More

Tips for Managing Pandemic Headaches

CLEVELAND – The pandemic has been a headache – literally, for some of us. Emad Estemalik, MD, a headache specialist with Cleveland Clinic, said the daily stress we’re feeling over COVID-19 can cause our heads to pound. “Whether it’s the stress from employment issues, financial or childcare. A lot of people have found themselves, as … Read More

Quarantine Brings Some Couples Closer

CLEVELAND – There were many predictions that quarantine was going to have a negative impact on relationships and lead to more break ups and divorces. But, a recent survey shows some couples feel it actually brought them closer together. “For many couples, it has been a polarizing experience that if they were on the rocks … Read More

Avoid Carbon Monoxide Danger in Cold Weather

CLEVELAND – During frigid winter months, losing power can be more than just an inconvenience – it could spell carbon monoxide danger. According to Tom Waters, M.D., an emergency department physician at Cleveland Clinic, one of the most dangerous things people can do is use a gas oven to heat their home. “If your power’s out, … Read More