The microbiome — the genome of the bacteria that lives on and in your body — offers clues on why and how disease starts and spreads.
Cleveland Clinic’s Health Hub has a new look – and a new name to go along with it. Now the site is easier to use than ever before.
Not so long ago, patients needing a total hip or knee replacement would be away from home anywhere from a week to 10 days – or even longer. Not any more.
When a patient seeks a second opinion, it can be driven by a need for clarity around a diagnosis or treatment advice — or it can be part of a search for a doctor who ‘fits.’
Hospital ranks No. 1 in Ohio and No. 5 in the nation; 13 specialties place among nation’s top 10; No. 1 in the nation for heart care for 21st consecutive year.
Have you ever felt better after simply placing a bandage on a wound? Have you felt more energized the moment after taking a bright red pill? If so, you’ve experienced a form of the placebo effect. A placebo is an inactive treatment that mimics an active therapy. The placebo effect happens when patients believe a … Read More
The path from laboratory to bedside can take years — even decades. If you follow health and science news, it’s easy to get excited about the groundbreaking studies published on a regular basis. If you are a patient, it’s also easy to get discouraged when you realize those studies are just the start of a … Read More
Welcome to Cleveland Clinic’s Health Hub web blog, a vibrant health and medical news site. Here are 10 reasons you won’t think of it as a “corporate blog”: Health Hub is the no. 1 most visited hospital blog in the country — growing to 3 million monthly visits since launching in 2012. The blog features 3-5 new stories every … Read More
In a 24.5-hour surgery in late September, nine Cleveland Clinic surgeons and multiple specialists performed the hospital’s second face transplant on a middle-aged man who suffered severe facial trauma and other complications from a car accident. The surgery included transplantation of about two-thirds of the scalp, the forehead, upper and lower eyelids, eye sockets, nose, … Read More
If your heart or liver fail, an organ transplant can save your life. If your face becomes disfigured, a face transplant can help you eat, speak, see and function on your own in the world. Who might need a face transplant? An injured veteran. An auto accident survivor. A burn victim. Someone born with a … Read More