Why we now use a race-free algorithm to predict kidney disease

In a cleveland.com op-ed, Crystal Gadegbeku, M.D. — chair of the Department of Kidney Medicine in the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute at Cleveland Clinic — explains the importance of not using race as a biomarker in determining a person’s kidney function. “Because of the inherent bias in using race as a factor,” she writes, … Read More

Working together for women’s brain health

In a Las Vegas Review-Journal op-ed, Jessica Caldwell, Ph.D., director of The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement Prevention Center at Cleveland Clinic, called for innovative clinical care, science, education and funding to address Alzheimer’s disease in women. Of the 6.5 million Americans currently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, almost two-thirds are women. In addition, more than half of … Read More

Northeast Ohio Hospitals Address COVID-19 Fatigue as Cases Rise in Ohio

Dear Neighbors, The rise in coronavirus infections is a serious reminder of this pandemic’s strength and longevity. While many have expressed “COVID fatigue,” unfortunately we can’t wish away the infection. We in healthcare have seen the faces of COVID-19 firsthand. Our doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists and a host of other healthcare providers are on the … Read More

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