Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder

CLEVELAND — On Sunday, we’ll ‘fall back’ an hour and if you’ve noticed your mood starting to change, you’re not alone. Susan Albers, PsyD, a psychologist with Cleveland Clinic said some people may start to experience seasonal affective disorder this time of year. “Seasonal affective disorder is caused by the change in light and your … Read More

Woman Battles Breast Cancer while Pregnant PKG

CLEVELAND – Life has new meaning these days for Stephanie Rifici-Thorkelson. The 35-year-old was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in 2020 after discovering a lump on her left breast while breastfeeding her son Luka. “It was about 13 months into breastfeeding I noticed this lump and it didn’t go away,” said Stephanie. Right before … Read More

Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips

CLEVELAND – Pumpkins, black cats, spider webs and witches can only mean one thing — it’s almost Halloween! To help keep little ghosts and goblins safe while trick-or-treating, Purva Grover, MD, emergency medicine physician with Cleveland Clinic Children’s said kids need to see clearly through their costume. “With eye masks and the cute stuff which … Read More

Why Second Booster Needed for Older Adults

CLEVELAND – It appears some older adults have yet to get their second COVID-19 booster, which is of concern to health officials and the CDC. So, what’s causing the delay? “Two main reasons: awareness and access. I think we have done a great job with the initial vaccine in terms of awareness with seniors and … Read More

Keeping your Home Safe from Lead Poisoning

CLEVELAND – National Lead Poisoning Awareness Week is held October 23-29. Doctors with Cleveland Clinic Children’s are doing their part to raise awareness in an effort to help prevent childhood exposure. “They can be exposed at home, at school, at daycare, at grandma’s house. And really it’s when lead particles, lead paint, chips from lead paint, … Read More

How to Build Up your Immune System for Winter

CLEVELAND – With the cold, COVID and the flu going around these days, it’s important to make sure you’re taking all the right precautions to stay safe. And that includes building up your immune system to help fight off germs. “Immunity is important all year round, but specifically this time of year,” said Julia Zumpano, … Read More

What to Include in Skin Care Routine for Anti-Aging

CLEVELAND – With so many skin care products promising to turn back the clock on aging, finding the right one can be overwhelming. But a good product to start with may already be in your medicine cabinet – sunscreen. “There are studies that have shown women who used a broad-spectrum sunscreen on their face every … Read More

Importance of Discussing Gun Safety with Kids

CLEVELAND – According to the CDC, guns are the leading cause of death for children in the United States, which is why Purva Grover, MD, emergency medicine physician with Cleveland Clinic Children’s is raising awareness about the issue.   “This is so largely preventable. I think that is the most important piece of this conversation is … Read More