Stroke Cases Drop During Coronavirus Surge, Study Says

Many people have put off medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic, including canceling appointments and delaying surgeries. Doctors are also seeing a drop in some medical emergencies, according to Cleveland Clinic neurologist Ken Uchino, MD. “Many people around the country noticed, other stroke neurologists as well, the number of people coming in with stroke were … Read More

Reducing Coronavirus Spread at the Pool

CLEVELAND – School is out and kids are eager for summertime fun, but this year will look different due to COVID-19. Frank Esper, MD, an infectious disease specialist at Cleveland Clinic Children’s said if you’re making a splash at a community or hotel pool, the water shouldn’t be an issue. “Coronavirus spreads mainly through the … Read More

Insecticide Associated with Death Risk, Study Says

Are you thinking about spraying your house or yard with insecticide to keep bugs at bay this summer? Recent research suggests some pest control products may increase risk of death. Cleveland Clinic’s Dennis Bruemmer, MD, PhD, did not take part in the study, but said the research associates a certain type of insecticide with cardiovascular … Read More

Overcoming Conflict with Your Significant Other

For many couples, COVID-19 measures have resulted in a lot more time spent together. However, being in the same house with your significant other, day in and day out, can sometimes result in arguments. Scott Bea, PsyD, of Cleveland Clinic encourages couples to take some time, cool off, and come up with a recovery plan … Read More

Pandemic Accelerates Innovation from Bench to Bedside (PKG)

CLEVELAND – The COVID-19 pandemic presents many new medical challenges. And deep inside Cleveland Clinic, inventors and engineers are answering the call. “To some degree we behaved as we were on a battle field with an enemy right in front of us,” said research engineer, Sergey Samorezov. Anticipating a potential ventilator shortage, respiratory physicians tasked … Read More

How Can Women Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk?

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. About two-thirds of people with Alzheimer’s disease are women. According to Jessica Caldwell, PhD, of Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, we can’t change every risk factor that plays into developing Alzheimer’s – but there are some ways women can reduce their risk. “Some of the … Read More

Tips for Staying Safe during Summer Travel (PKG)

CLEVELAND – Before you hit the road or take to the friendly skies for summer vacation this year, you’ll want to keep a close eye on COVID-19. “I think you have to figure out exactly what’s happening both in your region you are coming from as well as those places that you are traveling to,” … Read More

What to Eat to Calm Anxiety

CLEVELAND – In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, some are finding themselves in new territory – battling feelings of anxiety and depression. According to Cleveland Clinic’s Kristin Kirkpatrick, RD, we can help regulate our mood with diet, as there is a connection between what we eat and how we feel. “There has been a lot … Read More