Can Walking Speed Predict Aging?

CLEVELAND – Heading outdoors for a walk is a good way to stay active during the pandemic. But if you’re a slow walker – you might want to pick up the pace. Recent research suggests people who walk slower in middle age, may age faster and have more brain dysfunction. Michael Roizen, MD, did not … Read More

Concerning Drop in Suicide-related ER Visits During Pandemic

CLEVELAND – Many people have put off medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic. That includes suicide-related emergency department visits, according to a new study. Cleveland Clinic’s Baruch Fertel, MD, MPA, led the research. “After the governor’s stay-at-home order we saw a 28% decrease in behavioral health visits that presented to the Cleveland Clinic Health System … Read More

Brush Your Teeth for Heart Health

CLEVELAND – June is Oral Health Month. Now there’s another good reason to brush your teeth – recent research links two common heart conditions with poor dental hygiene. “What they found was that the risk of atrial fibrillation and heart failure is lower in those individuals who undertake professional dental cleaning and reported that they … Read More

Where does COVID-19 Vaccine Research Stand?

CLEVELAND – Many people are wondering how long it’ll be before we have a vaccine to protect against COVID-19. According to Cleveland Clinic’s Daniel Culver, DO, there are more than 100 vaccines in various stages of development. “Vaccine development is going very quickly right now and it is going about as well as we could … Read More

Keeping Your Skeleton Strong Amid COVID-19 Fears

CLEVELAND –  COVID-19 has impacted medical care for millions of Americans – including those with osteoporosis, a disease that weakens bones, making them more susceptible to fracture. Some people have had bone-strengthening osteoporosis treatments postponed in order to comply with stay-a-home orders. Cleveland Clinic’s Susan Williams, MD, said that approach is okay for some, but … Read More

COVID-19 Research: Are We Closer to Finding a Treatment?

he world is anxiously awaiting effective therapies to treat COVID-19. Doctors are studying a handful of drugs, hoping to find a treatment to help the sickest patients recover faster. One drug we’ve heard a lot about is the antiviral – remdesivir. Cleveland Clinic’s Daniel Culver, DO, was not involved in the research, but said results … Read More

What We Know about Kawasaki-like Illness in Children

CLEVELAND – Cases of a rare inflammatory syndrome affecting children are being reported across the globe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is calling the illness ‘Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children’. Camille Sabella, MD, of Cleveland Clinic Children’s said it’s similar to Kawasaki disease – which causes blood vessel inflammation and is believed … Read More

Is Eating Meat Bad for Your Heart?

CLEVELAND – Over the years, there’s been a lot of talk about whether eating meat is harmful to your health. Now, a recent study adds to the notion that too much meat could be bad for our hearts and our overall well-being. The study looked at 29,682 U.S. adults and found that all types of … Read More