Don’t Lose Sight of Your New Year’s Resolutions

As the new year unfolds, we swear to new, healthier habits for ourselves and our families. Then, life jumps into overdrive: we find ourselves doling out cookies to our kids rather than cutting fresh veggies, all while racing to after-school basketball practice or swimming lessons. It’s not too late to regroup. Pediatrician Lynn Milliner, MD, … Read More

Crohn’s and Bones: Avoid Osteoporosis Risk

If you have Crohn’s disease, you are more at risk for low bone mineral density, or osteoporosis. This means your chance of breaking your bones is much greater. The good news is there are ways to prevent this, including simple vitamin and mineral supplements. But first, your doctor needs to determine if these are right … Read More

Thyroid: Is Your Body Tricking You?

Contributor: Endocrinologist Christian Nasr, MD Feeling tired, gaining or losing a few pounds, or having trouble sleeping? It could be many things, including a thyroid disorder. Thyroid disorders affect more than 20 million Americans. People with thyroid disorders outnumber those with asthma and heart disease. Patients often come to me with these common complaints, which … Read More

Men Get Breast Cancer Too

John’s* patient documents made me pause. As I read over his new patient questionnaire, I found that this 52-year-old man had not seen a doctor since childhood – not until last month when his new primary care physician referred him to me after finding a large breast mass. I walked into the examination room where … Read More

The View from Halfway

So much accomplished—yet so much ahead to do. Jason Lappe, MD, is halfway through the first year of his fellowship at Cleveland Clinic, and he is building an impressive track record already. He has cared for several hundred intensive care unit (ICU) patients and performed more than 200 procedures. What’s next? Dr. Lappe reflects on some … Read More

5 Signs of Bad Nutrition Advice

If you want advice on heart health, you ask a cardiologist. If you want to know why your Labrador is limping, you turn to your veterinarian. If you have questions about your diet — well, that’s another story. There’s no shortage of people willing to give diet advice. But if you get bad advice, you … Read More

Chat With a Doctor: Heart Valve Diseases and Conditions

Register for Online Chat Do you have a question about heart valve disease and conditions? Edward Savage, MD, Chairman of the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiac Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida and Bruce Lytle, MD, Chairman of the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute, answer your questions about this topic during … Read More

Do You Need Cancer Surgery?

If you or a family member needs surgery to treat cancer, you probably feel some anxiety or fear. Everyone does. My patients often express concerns about post-operative pain, complications, recovery and likelihood of long-term health after surgery. But I want to tell you that cancer treatment has come a long way. And I also want … Read More

What Makes a No.1-Ranked Heart Center Tick?

I am honored to be part of the No. 1 heart program in the country. Exploring this topic and how Cleveland Clinic’s Heart and Vascular Institute (HVI) came to be No. 1 is fascinating. It is an important part of our culture at Cleveland Clinic, and it is something we all take very seriously here … Read More