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Can an Engineered Body Pillow Prevent Your Acid Reflux?

Can a Specially Designed Body Pillow Prevent Your Acid Reflux?

Tags: acid reflux, antacids, Barrett’s esophagus, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), GERD, innovations, sleep, sleep hygeine

Lying on your left side at night has been shown to reduce acid reflux. Researchers are studying a new body pillow that keeps patients on their left sides at night as a help for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).


organ transplant illustration

Why Donate Organs? (Infographic)

Tags: face transplant, infographic, organ donation, organ transplant, transplantation

Every 10 minutes, a new person adds his or her name to the national waiting list for an organ transplant. Some people die waiting, while many of us don’t even realize we can help.


Surgeons during Face Transplant

Cleveland Clinic Performs Second Face Transplant (Video)

Tags: cleveland clinic in the news, face transplant, news, organ donation, organ transplant

For 24 hours, more than 12 surgeons, dozens of nurses and other health professionals meticulously transplant donor tissue, nerves, bone and muscle. The result: a face restored. A life transformed.


Discover how face transplant helps rebuild lives and who might benefit. #facetransplant

Face Transplant: Rebuilding Lives (Infographic)

Tags: donate, face transplant, infographic, organ donation, organ transplant, transplantation

In July 2014, the face was approved as an organ for transplant. Discover how face transplant helps rebuild lives and who might benefit. Learn about the special consent required, and how you can help.


Photos of equipment in O.R. and Dr.Lobel

Deep Brain Stimulation Now More Comfortable for Patients

Tags: brain health, Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), essential tremor, Parkinson's, Parkinson's Disease, tremors

A frameless deep brain stimulation procedure abandons the heavy, metal frame in the OR and customizes the platform for each patient. A more comfortable approach achieves the same results.


woman washing her face

Death with Dignity, Better Skin and Other News of the Week

Tags: cleveland clinic in the news, news

Here is this week’s round-up of stories from around the Web featuring Cleveland Clinic experts that we know you won’t want to miss.


Surgical Team Working In Operating Theatre

Hard-to-Treat Epilepsy? Surgical Advances May Help You

Tags: ablation, electroencephalogram (EEG), epilepsy, hypothalamic hamartoma, hypothalamus, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), MRI, responsive neurostimulation therapy (RNS), seizures, Tumors

A new surgical procedure implants a neurostimulator to relieve seizures in people with epilepsy that have not been helped by medications and have no other surgical options.


Scientist using a microscope

New Research Works to Unlock Mystery of Huntington’s Disease

Tags: brain health, dimentia, essential tremor, genetics, Huntington's disease, memory, mental health, mTORC1, Parkinson's, Parkinson's Disease, protein, study, tremors

New research offers insight about Huntington's Disease, a devastating, progressive condition that can cause uncontrollable movement, emotional disturbances and psychiatric problems.


veterans day

Why We Should Make Way for the Military in Healthcare

Tags: Future of Healthcare, healthcare, military, veterans

We think of the Armed Forces as our nation’s powerful defenders, but they often have expertise in finance, administration, mechanics and computers -- skills that translate into civilian careers, especially in healthcare.


Cut of Beef

Researchers Find New Link Between Red Meat and Heart Disease (Video)

Tags: atherosclerosis, heart disease, red meat

If you're concerned about heart disease, here's another reason to consider setting down your steak knife. A new study adds to a growing body of literature linking red meat consumption with increased heart disease risk.