Kathryn Teng, MD

Kathryn Teng, MD

Kathryn Teng, MD, is Director of the Center for Personalized Healthcare at Cleveland Clinic, Staff Physician in the Medicine Institute, and Assistant Professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western University. She is committed to leading Cleveland Clinic’s efforts to integrate personalized healthcare approaches into the standard practice of medicine.

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Quiz: Test Your Common Sense About the Common Cold

Tags: cold, myth or truth, myths, quiz

The average American adult will catch two to three colds this year. How much do you know about this sneeze- and cough-inducing nuisance?


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4 Things You Need to Know About Antibiotics

Tags: antibiotics, cold, flu, upper respiratory infection

Cold weather and the respiratory infections that come with it bring a common request from patients: Can I get antibiotics? Find out why “yes” isn’t always the answer.


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Bad Sleep? 5 Questions You Should Discuss With Your Doctor

Tags: insomnia, sleep, sleep apnea, sleep disorders

We all get a bad night’s sleep every now and then. But when a bad night’s sleep turns into a sleepless pattern that affects your daily life, talk to your doctor.


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How to Have ‘The Talk’ About Sex With Your Aging Parents

Tags: senior health, sex, sexual health, STDs

Do you remember sitting awkwardly as your mom or dad told you about sex, STDs and protection? Now imagine switching roles. Get practical advice for an important conversation.


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6 Myths About Vaccines — and the Truths Behind Them

Tags: immunization, vaccines

Are they just for children? Do they make you sick? Get a shot of truth about common misconceptions.


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5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Ignore Your Mental Health

Tags: anxiety, depression, mental health, mental illness

Living a full, productive life depends on more than just “physical” health. If you’re having mental symptoms, speak up at your next doctor’s appointment.


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Medication Not Working? Your DNA May Explain Why (Infographic)

Tags: codeine, genomics, medication, medications, pain medication, personalized healthcare, pharmacogenomics

A drug that worked wonders for your neighbor triggers nasty side effects in you — or triggers no effects at all. Learn why certain drugs come with special warnings and tests.


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Got Stress? How You Can Start Dealing With It Now

Tags: meditation, stress, stress management, yoga

We all have stress — but we don't all know how to deal with it. Start by tackling the basics.


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Why Smart Health Decisions Require Your Input

Tags: Future of Healthcare, patients, personalized healthcare, treatment

Your doctor knows your health condition, but only you know your opinions and preferences. Make your voice heard.


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3 Ways to Save Lives and Cut Healthcare Costs

Tags: healthcare costs, personalized healthcare, pharmacogenetics, prevention

Healthcare spending in America is out of control. These three approaches can make the country's people and bank balances healthier.