Heads Up: CDC’s New Guidelines if Your Child Suffers from a Concussion

Every hour, of every day, 90 children are treated in emergency departments for mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), or concussion. That’s an alarming 800,000 children annually. And that is just a fraction of the 2.5 million high school students who have had a sports- or physical activity-related concussion in the past 12 months. The good … Read More

Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine Has Offered Free Tuition Since 2008

As medical educators, we applaud the decision by NYU’s School of Medicine to provide tuition-free medical education to all its medical students. As the enlightened architects of that policy are well aware, the costs of medical education and the high debt burden born by many medical students often condition students’ choices, forcing consideration of indebtedness … Read More

Pharmacy Benefit Managers Costing Consumers Millions of Dollars

    Cleveland Clinic Chief Pharmacy Officer Scott Knoer writes in STAT News that the financial shenanigans of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) are boosting drug costs for everyone. Read his op-ed at:       What does PBM stand for? In Ohio (and elsewhere), it’s programs bilking millions        

How Facing Death Changed the Way I Treat Patients

Fear and anxiety are powerful emotions, especially when a patient faces an unsettling medical diagnosis. As a healthcare provider, I see it every day. But as a cancer clinician in particular, I am extra mindful of the thoughts and emotions that wash over newly-diagnosed patients. One of the keys to being a good physician is … Read More

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