Robotic Exoskeleton Helps Woman, with MS, Walk (PKG)

CLEVELAND – Kathy Miska, 56, of Strongsville, Ohio is fighting multiple sclerosis one step at a time. Multiple sclerosis, or MS, disrupts signals from the brain and often robs people of their mobility. Miska is one of five MS patients at Cleveland Clinic taking part in a research study to see if a special robotic brace, … Read More

Is My Kid Contagious?

CLEVELAND – When a child comes home from school with a runny nose and a cough, it’s usually a common cold. But, according Frank Esper, M.D., of Cleveland Clinic Children’s, pretty much everything that makes your child sick has the potential to spread to others. “Everything is contagious if it’s an infection,” he said. “Whether … Read More

Do You Know What’s in Your Child’s Food?

CLEVELAND – Shopping for your family at the grocery store has never been more complicated. With labels screaming ‘low calorie,’ low sugar,’ and ‘reduced fat’ – how can we really know what’s in the foods we’re buying for our families? According to Diana Schnee, RD, of Cleveland Clinic Children’s, it’s important for parents to read between … Read More

What is the Keto Diet?

CLEVELAND – Are you one of the millions of Americans eyeing a new diet in the New Year? One of the most ‘searched for’ diets online in 2019 was the keto diet. But just what, exactly, does a keto diet look like? According to Cleveland Clinic’s Camille Skoda, RD, the keto diet involves reducing carbohydrate intake … Read More

Keeping Weight Off in the New Year (for Good) (PKG)

CLEVELAND – A New Year means a ‘new you.’ It’s no wonder that weight-loss is often cited as the number one New Year’s resolution for Americans. But even if we manage to lose a few pounds, sometimes keeping weight off can be just as difficult. According to Leslie Heinberg, Ph.D., of Cleveland Clinic, the first step … Read More

What Makes the Flu so Dangerous?

CLEVELAND – During the winter months, we hear a lot about the flu. And if you’ve never experienced influenza first-hand, it can be easy to shrug off the warning signs. But, according to Alan Taege, M.D., an infectious disease expert at Cleveland Clinic, the flu is a severe illness that needs to be taken seriously. “For … Read More

Study Links Vaping and Long-Term Health Consequences

CLEVELAND – Many smokers start the New Year with a resolution to kick the habit. But, can using electronic cigarettes help bridge the gap between being a smoker and a non-smoker? According to a recent study, it may do more harm than good. The study looked at 32,000 U.S. adults, none of whom had previously been … Read More

Top Medical Innovations for 2020 (PKG)

CLEVELAND – Advances in medicine transform lives – and this year will be no different. According to Cleveland Clinic’s annual ranking of top medical innovations – new heart medicines take three of the top ten spots. Samir Kapadia, M.D., Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic, said SGLT2 inhibitors, a class of medications used in the … Read More