Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Preventive cardiologist Haitham Ahmed, MD, MPH, answers this one about cardiovascular disease.
Most people with MS are able to manage their symptoms and live a normal life, but early detection is key to getting the disease under control.
Would you prefer the kindly, fatherly Marcus, Welby, MD? The testy but brilliant Dr. Gregory House? Or easy-on-the-eyes Dr. Eric McDreamy Shepherd? Find out how the “man on the street” voted, and compare it to your pick.
Nobody wants bulging, purple varicose veins on their legs or ankles. However, about half of adults have them, and they become more prevalent with age. What causes varicose veins and what can you do about them? Many people think they know, but James Bekeny, MD, a vascular surgeon at Cleveland Clinic, sets the record straight. … Read More
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Breast cancer is a common concern for women — but misconceptions are common, too. It’s important to know the facts about diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
Stanley Wesemeyer, age 6, may not understand how the magnetic rod in his back treats his scoliosis. But he was definitely looking forward to attending Cub Scout camp for the first time ever this summer — instead of having surgery. Wesemeyer had early-onset scoliosis, which left him with a severe curve in his spine by … Read More
Medicine changes so fast that doctors are hard-pressed to stay on top of the latest developments. That’s why they attend national medical meetings. At these meetings, they learn the latest information in their specialty. The annual meeting of the American Heart Association (AHA) is one of the largest in the world. From the thousands of … Read More
One of the most distressing aspects of Alzheimer’s disease is that there is no cure – current treatments focus only on alleviating symptoms. But a new drug is showing promise as an effective treatment that slows down the disease’s debilitating effects on the mind and body. Results of a pair of clinical trials released today show that … Read More
You make important life decisions using the best information available. When you search for a job, you ask, “Is this a good fit for me?” You shop around for the house that best suits your needs. You read reviews and consumer research when buying a car. So when you make the most important decisions of … Read More
To find out which breakthroughs are set to reshape healthcare in the coming year, Cleveland Clinic asked 100 of its top experts — people who focus on patient care very day — to offer insight. These are their answers, the top 10 innovations for 2014: 10. Targeted therapy for cancer There’s new hope for people … Read More