Cancer and Alternative Therapies: What You Need to Know

CLEVELAND – Cancer therapies have evolved in recent years, and the number of options can seem overwhelming to a person who’s been newly diagnosed. According to Dale Shepard, M.D., Ph.D., of Cleveland Clinic, when faced with a cancer diagnosis, the first thing to do is have an honest and open conversation with an oncologist. “I … Read More

Study: Are E-Cigarettes Creating More Teen Smokers?

CLEVELAND – According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), teen electronic cigarette use has sky-rocketed by an alarming rate – 78 percent – in the past year. Now, a new study looks to answer the question – ‘Are e-cigarettes increasing the odds for teens to start smoking?’ The study looked at 6,123 teenagers … Read More

Don’t Let the Groundhog’s Shadow Get You Down

CLEVELAND – As we inch closer to ‘Groundhog Day’, many of us will be crossing our fingers hoping the little guy doesn’t see his shadow, forecasting six more weeks of winter. According to Joseph Rock, PsyD, of Cleveland Clinic, for those who struggle with Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, depressive symptoms can actually begin in … Read More

Stay Safe: Ask for Help during Cold Weather Snaps

CLEVELAND – Bitter cold temperatures can be miserable for most of us, but for the elderly, the cold can bring extra challenges. According to Ronan Factora, M.D., of Cleveland Clinic, for older people and those who have heart conditions, doing work that requires a great deal of effort, like shoveling snow, can put a lot … Read More

Frigid Temps Can Spell Health Hazards

CLEVELAND – When temperatures take a dive into the teens and single digits, it can be really uncomfortable to go outside. But, according to Tom Waters, M.D., an emergency department physician at Cleveland Clinic, frigid temperatures can escalate into a dangerous situation quickly if we’re not prepared for the cold. One of the biggest threats … Read More

Seniors More Susceptible to Flu Complications

CLEVELAND – Flu-related complications, hospitalizations and deaths in adults are generally most common in people over age 65, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to Ronan Factora, M.D., a geriatric physician at Cleveland Clinic, older people may have a tough time with the flu because of changes that take place … Read More