Functional Medicine Gives Woman Relief After 44 Years of Suffering

For the past 44 years, Cindy Tedrow, now age 66, has steadily endured an encyclopedic list of ailments: fatigue, unexplained seizures, hypothyroidism, autoimmune deficiencies, dysautonomia, arthritis, migraine headaches, blood sugar issues. There’s more: fainting spells, mitral valve prolapse, fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome, among others. Her conditions, combined with the work of raising two now-adult … Read More

Collaboration Between Cleveland Clinic and Evergreen Cooperative Laundry Supports Health and Wellbeing of Local Community

Evergreen Cooperative Laundry (ECL) and Cleveland Clinic have announced a new collaboration where the worker-owned cooperative will take over management of the health system’s laundry facility in Cleveland’s Collinwood neighborhood. The expansion brings more than 100 new employees into ECL, joining the 50 workers employed at its original laundry facility in Glenville. Celebrating this milestone, a proclamation from … Read More

Meet The Father Whose Transplanted Lungs Have Lasted 26 Years

Lung transplants are the most challenging of solid organ transplants. While success rates are improving, the 5-year survival rate is still under 60%.  For Tom Mathews, his transplanted lungs have lasted more than two decades. Twenty-six years after the Newark, Ohio resident’s bi-lateral lung transplantation was performed at Cleveland Clinic, both lungs – donated in … Read More

Cleveland Clinic Surgeons Pioneer a New Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Surgery

Edward Liebler, a 78-year-old retired veterinarian, perfectly understood his predicament: His quality of life had greatly decreased because he needed a heart valve replacement, but he was considered “high risk,” limiting his surgical options. Previous open-heart surgical procedures in recent years for a leaky heart valve only brought temporary relief, and now Edward could barely … Read More