Breast Cancer Awareness Doesn’t End in October

By Jame Abraham, M.D. Director of Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center’s Breast Oncology Program Co-Director of the Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program @jamecancerdoc My patient Jackie, 39 years old, was alone for her visit but on a mission. Bald, she never wore a cap or bandana. Her big black eyes, were full of strength and joy.  “I think … Read More

It’s Time to Focus on Real Healthcare Reform

  By Toby Cosgrove, M.D. Cleveland Clinic president and CEO Now that the latest effort to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act has failed, it’s time to propose real fixes to the federal law that will actually improve healthcare for all Americans. My hope is that Congress can now undertake a sober, bipartisan analysis … Read More

Why Cleveland Clinic Opposes Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Bill

By Toby Cosgrove., M.D. Cleveland Clinic president and CEO Deciphering a dense piece of proposed federal legislation is no easy task. But in the case of the Graham-Cassidy proposal under consideration in the US Senate, one key question can provide crucial focus: Who benefits from this latest effort to gut the Affordable Care Act? Not states. … Read More

Toby Cosgrove, M.D., on Linked In: A Pledge to Ensure a Diverse, Inclusive Cleveland Clinic

We all have built-in biases. It’s a part of the human condition. It’s important, though, that we acknowledge our biases and work to minimize them, especially in the workplace, where crucial decisions about hiring, promotion, succession planning, and talent retention can be negatively affected. That’s why, last month, I joined dozens of executive leaders across … Read More

Toby Cosgrove, M.D., on Linked In: Make end-of-life wishes known now

Death is inevitable. Talking about it should be too, writes Toby Cosgrove, M.D., Cleveland Clinic President and CEO. It’s important to think about and discuss your preferences long before you and your loved ones are faced with difficult end-of-life decisions. When should life-sustaining treatments like breathing machines or feeding tubes be started or stopped? Who … Read More

Why Multitasking Is Bad for You

In a column for TIME, Andre Machado, M.D., Ph.D., chairman of Cleveland Clinic’s Neurological Institute, and neuropsychologist Cynthia Kubu, Ph.D., explain that multitasking is impossible for nearly all people, in nearly all situations. The neuroscience is clear: We are wired to be mono-taskers. One study found that just 2.5% of people are able to multitask effectively. And … Read More

Vaccines, Wellness and a Healthier America

During my nearly 30 years as a cardiothoracic surgeon, it became clear that many of my 22,000 surgeries could have been avoided, or at least delayed, if my patients had simply made better choices. Smoking, poor diet, and lack of exercise were the leading factors that placed patients under my scalpel. That’s why we established … Read More