How Quantum Computing can Advance Medical Research

CLEVELAND – Medical research plays a critical role in healthcare, helping with the discovery and development of treatments for many different diseases and cancers. And now, that research could be happening faster with the use of quantum computing. “I think a lot of our investigators are rather excited about the opportunity to be able to … Read More

What is Endometriosis and How is it Diagnosed?

CLEVELAND – March is National Endometriosis Awareness Month.  For those unfamiliar, endometriosis causes tissue similar to the lining of a woman’s uterus to grow in other places – like the abdomen and pelvic area.  It can also cause painful periods and fertility issues.  “Still in the United States, the diagnostic delay for this disease is approximately seven … Read More

How Positive Thinking can Improve your Luck

CLEVELAND – Is it possible to tap into the luck of the Irish?   With the right mindset, psychologist Susan Albers, PsyD, with Cleveland Clinic believes you can drum up some good fortune.   “Research indicates lucky people have two things in common: They are more optimistic, and they think in positive ways,” Dr. Albers said. “They don’t … Read More

How Hearing Loss is Linked to Cognitive Decline

CLEVELAND – A large-scale study has found that wearing hearing aids may be helpful in preventing cognitive decline and dementia. In fact, the results showed participants who used them had a 19% decrease in their risks for long-term cognitive decline. “So this looked at over 130,000 patients in different trials across the country and found … Read More

Tips for Getting a Better Night’s Sleep

CLEVELAND – Sleep Awareness Week is underway, and if you struggle to get a good night’s sleep, you’re not alone. Cleveland Clinic sleep specialist Michelle Drerup, PsyD, explained about 30% of adults have symptoms of insomnia. So, how long should it take the average person to fall asleep?  “Most people, if they don’t have any … Read More

Transitioning out of Winter Funk as we Spring Forward

CLEVELAND – Daylight saving time has arrived and that can be a tough adjustment for some. Research has shown that one hour change can disrupt a person’s sleep and even cause car accidents due to fatigue. However, on the positive side, that extra sunshine can help with mental health. “You get extra sunshine when you … Read More

How Ultra-Processed Foods Impact Colorectal Cancer Risk

CLEVELAND – Processed foods are convenient for a fast meal, but research continues to show how they can negatively impact our health.  Recently, a study revealed ultra-processed foods might increase colorectal cancer risk for some people. “Men actually have a higher risk when they have a diet pattern that includes a lot of ultra-processed foods,” … Read More

Where Young Onset Colorectal Cancer Deaths are Most Common

CLEVELAND – March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. And research from Cleveland Clinic shows young onset colorectal cancer deaths seem to be more prevalent in certain parts of the country. “The overarching result that we found was that geographic patterns among the youngest colorectal cancer patients differs substantially from even slightly older young onset colorectal … Read More