Getting the Most Out of a Virtual Doctor’s Visit

CLEVELAND – The power of technology has made interacting with others easier during COVID-19 – including our doctors. But conducting a virtual health visit can take some getting used to. According to Neha Vyas, M.D., of Cleveland Clinic, the first thing to do before a virtual visit is make sure you’re prepared. “If you happen … Read More

Keeping the Elderly Safe: How You Can Help

CLEVELAND – Experts are still learning about COVID-19 every day, but so far, we know the elderly population has a higher than average risk of suffering complications from the virus. As a result, many of us are concerned about keeping our elderly relatives, friends and neighbors safe. According to Ronan Factora, M.D., of Cleveland Clinic, … Read More

Child Vaccine Rates Drop Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

CLEVELAND – As families are abiding by statewide ‘stay-at-home’ measures, national data is showing that many children are missing out on crucial vaccines. According to Kimberly Giuliano, M.D., of Cleveland Clinic Children’s, experts believe COVID-19 fears are likely keeping many parents from bringing their children in for important immunizations. “The national data does show that … Read More

Don’t Let School Closures = Weight Gain for Kids

CLEVELAND – Previous research has shown children tend to gain weight during the summer months when they’re not at school. So how can parents keep kids from putting on excess weight while navigating COVID-19 school closures? According to Julia Zumpano, RD, of Cleveland Clinic, parents can start by setting a meal plan for the day. … Read More

Understanding COVID-19 Antibody Testing

CLEVELAND – We’ve heard a lot about COVID-19 antibody testing recently. There are a number of commercial products on the market claiming they can detect if someone has had the virus – but are they accurate and are test results useful? According Kamran Kadkhoda, Ph.D., Medical Director of Cleveland Clinic’s immunopathology lab, there are still … Read More

Avoid Health Pitfalls While Working from Home (PKG)

CLEVELAND – For many of us, the morning commute is from the bedroom to the home office. So, for those who want to keep their mind and mood in tip-top shape – Cleveland Clinic’s Dan Allan, M.D., said a structured routine is key. “Getting up, getting showered, getting dressed, not just hanging out in your … Read More

Easing Stress through Meditation

CLEVELAND – Many people are feeling stressed over COVID-19, and over time, stress can knock down immune health. According to Jane Pernotto-Ehrman, a behavioral health specialist at Cleveland Clinic, coping with stress is an important part of staying healthy, and meditation is a good way to soothe a troubled psyche. “Meditation can bring your mind … Read More

Continuing Cancer Care Despite COVID-19 Concerns

CLEVELAND – The first Monday in May is known as ‘Melanoma Monday.’ Whether you’re fighting melanoma, or any other type of cancer, staying on top of treatment is important. But, due to COVID-19, some people are fearful of the virus and hesitant to seek care. Dale Shepard, M.D., Ph.D., an oncologist at Cleveland Clinic, said … Read More

COVID-19 Infection May Increase Stroke Risk

CLEVELAND – May is Stroke Awareness Month. We know COVID-19 impacts the lungs, but recent data shows the infection may also increase a person’s risk for suffering a stroke. Shazam Hussain, M.D., wasn’t involved in the study, but said strokes caused by blood clots appear to be impacting those under age 50 with COVID-19. “In … Read More