Why Does Medical Advice Constantly Change? (Video)

If you’ve noticed that your cardiologist’s or internist’s advice about how to keep your heart healthy changes over time, you’re not alone. Clinical guidelines are based on the most current evidence-based medicine. So if your doctor tells you at one visit that you need a certain diagnostic test or medication and at the next one … Read More

Cleveland Clinic Performs Second Face Transplant (Video)

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

What You Need to Know about Virus Sweeping the Midwest

Updated 10/10/2014 A rare virus similar to the common cold is infecting U.S. children across the Midwest and West. While the virus is rarely deadly, some children — especially those with asthma or other cardiorespiratory diseases — are at risk for developing serious problems. We talked with pediatric pulmonologist Giovanni Piedimonte, MD, Chairman of Cleveland Clinic Pediatric Institute … Read More

Study: Sleep Apnea Can Make Your Hypertension Harder to Treat

A new study finds strong links between severe, untreated obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and high blood pressure even for heart patients on blood pressure medication. “The current findings suggest that severe OSA may contribute to poor blood pressure control despite aggressive medication use,” says sleep disorder specialist Harneet Walia, MD. She says the study suggests that better strategies … Read More

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Beware of Getting Your Health Advice From The News

As the old adage says: Take advice with a grain of salt.  In today’s continuous news cycle, consumers are constantly bombarded with health advice from a variety of sources. One day a news report sites a study telling us that coffee helps fight depression. The next day’s study finds that it causes certain cancers. But … Read More

Newly Discovered Protein Inhibits Cancer Growth

Cleveland Clinic researchers have discovered a protein that inhibits the growth of cancerous tumors and slows development of new blood vessels that help cancers to spread. The creation of new blood vessels, or angiogenesis, plays a critical role in the growth of cancer and its spread through the body. The new blood vessels deliver nutrients and … Read More

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Well-Read: Health and Medical News From Around the Web

We know you’re busy and probably didn’t catch every piece of health and medical news that hit the Web this week. Here are a few stories featuring Cleveland Clinic experts we know you won’t want to miss: High-calorie salad bar pitfallsIf you’re trying to eat healthier but still can’t lose weight, your daily trip to … Read More

Treat Your Medicines like Chocolate

Who would be crazy enough to leave a box of fine chocolates in a hot car? Everyone knows what heat does to chocolate. It disrupts the structural integrity of chocolate molecules, disorders their atomic relationships, and turns a tray of toothsome truffles into a lake of inedible goo. Yet many people think nothing of leaving … Read More