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

Dr. Andre Machado in TIME: We’re All Responsible For Our Opioid Reliance — Even Patients

Opiods are remarkable, Andre Machado, M.D., Ph.D., chairman of Cleveland Clinic’s Neurological Institute, writes in a TIME magazine op-ed. But for some people,  they are a little too remarkable. The well-being sensation from a pill prescribed after a surgical procedure can be life-changing. The problem, he says, is that too often, opioids are prescribed to treat … Read More

FDA Right to Regulate E-Cigarettes: Toby Cosgrove, M.D.

Use of electronic cigarettes by teens has increased 966 percent since 2011, threatening to undo decades of success in turning adolescents away from smoking. Read the LinkedIn blog of Cleveland Clinic President and CEO Toby Cosgrove, M.D., to see why he believes the FDA made the right decision to step in and regulate e-cigarettes like all other … Read More

Toby Cosgrove, M.D.: For Earth Day, Small Changes Can Lead to Big Impact

Earlier this week, just in time for Earth Day, the American College of Physicians published a new position paper that calls on the healthcare sector to take climate change seriously, pointing out that climate change could lead to an additional 250,000 deaths per year between 2030 and 2050. While such dire predictions can feel overwhelming, significant … Read More