Prevent Spread of COVID-19 as you Celebrate Thanksgiving

CLEVELAND – With COVID-19 vaccine now widely available, many families are hoping to celebrate Thanksgiving like they used to. However, Joseph Khabbaza, MD, pulmonologist for Cleveland Clinic said it’s still important to take some precautions so everyone is safe. “If you are planning a Thanksgiving get together, you want to know who your audience is. … Read More

Safely Handling and Storing Thanksgiving Turkey

CLEVELAND — Before your guests ‘gobble’ up that Thanksgiving turkey, be sure you’re handling it safely. According to Cleveland Clinic emergency department physician, Baruch Fertel, MD, it’s important to pay attention to temperature to avoid foodborne illness. “When you’re defrosting a turkey, or you’re defrosting some frozen meat, it’s always safer to defrost that in … Read More

Heavy Smoking Increases Risk for COVID-19 Complications

CLEVELAND – COVID-19 can impact anyone, but smokers face an uphill battle when fighting the virus. Recent research shows people who smoke have a higher risk of hospitalization and death from the disease. “We saw that the more an individual smokes, the more likely that person is going to be hospitalized when he, or she, … Read More

Study Finds Weight Loss Surgery Decreases Risk of Progression of Liver Disease, Heart Complications

CLEVELAND – A Cleveland Clinic study shows bariatric surgery can be an effective treatment for advanced fatty liver disease. “The results were remarkable. For the progression of liver disease, to the progression of liver cancer, cirrhosis, liver transplantation or liver-related death, there was an 88% reduction in the patients that got bariatric surgery. That is … Read More

Is it Safe to Travel for Thanksgiving this Year?

CLEVELAND – Now that the COVID-19 vaccine is available to adults and children five and older, many families may be wondering if it’s safe to travel for Thanksgiving this year. “Luckily, when it comes to travel, I think the tips really haven’t changed throughout the pandemic,” said Joseph Khabbaza, MD, pulmonologist for Cleveland Clinic. “We … Read More

Tips to Avoid Back Pain While Raking Leaves this Fall

CLEVELAND – Has raking leaves and fall yardwork got you feeling like a weekend warrior? If you’re not careful, that load on your lumbar can cause some strain. Drew Schwartz, DC, a chiropractor with Cleveland Clinic said when it comes to preventing back pain, warming up is key. “We’re not looking to do a triathlon … Read More

Cleveland Clinic Study Links Gut Microbiome and Aggressive Prostate Cancer

CLEVELAND – Cleveland Clinic researchers have discovered, for the first time, that diet-related molecules in the gut are associated with aggressive prostate cancer, which suggests dietary interventions may help reduce risk. “What we found is there are certain metabolites that are associated with animal product intake, meat intake, dairy intake, that appear to elevate the … Read More