In the Age of COVID, Flu Shots are as Crucial as Ever

By Steven Gordon, M.D. Chairman of Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Infectious Disease The unofficial start of influenza season is almost here. This year, it’s more important than ever to protect yourself by getting a flu shot. While COVID-19 has cast a dark shadow over 2020, influenza is not something to be taken lightly. Flu is … Read More

How Many More Will Die From Fear of the Coronavirus?

In a New York Times op-ed today, Cleveland Clinic CEO and President Tom Mihaljevic, M.D., and Mayo Clinic President and CEO Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., write: “More than 100,000 Americans have died from Covid-19. Beyond those deaths are other casualties of the pandemic — Americans seriously ill with other ailments who avoided care because they feared … Read More

Cleveland Clinic Supports Cleveland City Council Resolution Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis

Cleveland Clinic Statement, June 3, 2020 Cleveland Clinic fully supports the City of Cleveland and applauds the efforts of Council Members Blaine Griffin and Basheer Jones in issuing an Emergency Resolution to address racial disparities in our communities. Helping others to heal is our mission and caring for the community is a priority. Our organization will … Read More

We Are Committed to All Whom We Serve

A statement from Tom Mihaljevic, M.D., CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic: There is no place for violence or racial disparity in our world. As an organization dedicated to the well-being of all, we will respond to events and actions that undermine public health. Each of us is affected by the senseless deaths of George Floyd, … Read More

Containing COVID-19 Is Our Highest Priority

Understandably, questions about COVID-19 are coming at us from every direction– patients, fellow healthcare professionals, media, public health officials, family and friends. Unfortunately, today’s answers may not be tomorrow’s answers, but we at Cleveland Clinic are working hard to monitor and adapt to the ever-changing situation with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in order to care … Read More

How Will I Feel? … And Other Important Questions to Ask Your Doctor

By Adam Myers, M.D., MHCM, FACHE Chief of Population Health and chair of Cleveland Clinic Community Care Research clearly shows that we underutilize advanced directives in the United States.  It also shows that patients often don’t feel informed and equipped to make even the everyday healthcare decisions we face, let alone those surrounding end-of-life options. My … Read More

For Vapers, Frightening Health Consequences are Quickly Emerging

By Ellen Rome, M.D., MPH, and Humberto Choi, M.D., Cleveland Clinic E-cigarettes and vaping are relatively new, but many have thought of them as a harmless alternative to smoking.  But now, reports of serious respiratory illnesses likely tied to vaping are popping up across the country, including young patients being put on mechanical ventilators to … Read More