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

Diversity and inclusion in healthcare cannot be left to chance

Cleveland Clinic CEO and President Tom Mihaljevic, M.D., explains the importance of workplace diversity in Modern Healthcare’s monthly “Breaking Bias” feature, writing, “At Cleveland Clinic, our culture has long been one of inclusion—for our patients, for our communities and for our 66,000 caregivers worldwide. We firmly believe that our diversity is our strength. We do … Read More

Why Cleveland Clinic Won’t Recommend ‘Medical Marijuana’ for Patients

By Paul Terpeluk, D.O. Medical Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Employee Health Services On Sept. 8, Ohio law began permitting state-licensed dispensaries to sell marijuana to treat a specific set of health conditions, with a doctor’s recommendation. We at Cleveland Clinic, however, will not be recommending “medical marijuana” for our patients. At Cleveland Clinic, we believe … Read More

How AI Could Help Your Bad Back

Cleveland Clinic’s Thomas E. Mroz, M.D., and Ghaith Habboub explain how artificial intelligence can help those with back pain, on the website of Scientific American: “(T)he spine is a tricky and complicated region of the body. Several different conditions and diseases can affect the spine, resulting in a wide range of procedures used to treat them. … Read More