Friday, May 24, 2013
Ask the Experts night featured doctors answering questions about joint pain and arthritis
A panel of Cleveland Clinic physicians and surgeons covered it all Thursday night, from osteoporosis diagnosis to myths about gin-soaked raisins. The doctors gathered at this year's "Ask the Experts" event at 700 Beta Banquet and Conference Center in Mayfield Village. About 250 people from across Northeast Ohio came to ask questions, mostly about this year's theme, "Relieving Your Joint Pain." The doctors were from various hospitals in the Clinic's system, with moderator and orthopedic surgeon Bernard Stulberg being the only one from Hillcrest Hospital. Stulberg got things going with a few of his own questions that he thought most people would want to know regarding arthritis, osteoporosis and common pains to certain body parts. He then …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Todd Ayres, Pete Rowe and Tim Nelson were given the Community Education & Outreach Award from Cleveland Clinic
Three members of the Highland Heights Fire Department were recently honored by the Cleveland Clinic for their efforts to ensure safety in the community. Fire Lieutenants Todd Ayres and Pete Rowe and firefighter Tim Nelson were given the Community Education & Outreach Award by Cleveland Clinic at the 2013 EMS Awards Ceremony in April. According to a statement from Cleveland Clinic, the Highland firefighters were awarded "for providing valuable education to local schools, civil organizations and businesses. Their efforts help the City of Highland Heights stay safe and prepared."
Monday, April 1, 2013
After receiving treatment from the Cleveland Clinic, Mike Shaughnessy will compete in a 25-kilometer trail run less than two weeks after learning his throat cancer is in remission
Mike Shaughnessy was a runner long before he was diagnosed with throat cancer. He had run 5-kilometer races, marathons and even 100-mile ultramarathons. It was what he did. It was part of who he was. So he wasn't going to let throat cancer stop him from doing it. The diagnosis Shaughnessy, 46, who lives in Mayfield Heights, was diagnosed with cancer in September. "I had a sore throat that wouldn't go away so I went to the doctor," he said. Shaughnessy, like many people, associated throat cancer with smoking and drinking; so he was stunned when he learned he had it. After all, he never smoked, only drank socially and kept himself in shape. "I was floored," he said. "I thought it wasn't supposed to happen to people like me." But Shaughnessy …
Monday, December 24, 2012
“Fitness, nutrition, mind, body and spirit are all connected,” said Hillcrest Employee Wellness Coordinator and RN, Rose Hosler. This week she provides tips for overall well-being during the holidays to help keep your weight steady while indulging in holi
Don't Diet: Because food temptations abound during the holidays, it is not the time to deprive yourself. It's difficult to say I'm not going to have that or I'm not going to have this especially when your at a party, explained RN Rose Hosler. She suggests changing your mind set from “deprivation” to “moderation.” “Just watch your portions and let go of it,” she said. Be Mindful: Take note of what you're eating. This is the time of year when people put out trays of food at a party and work. People pass by these foods and take one. Then they pass by again and take another. Then you go off to work and you do the same thing. These empty-calorie foods add up, warned Hosler. If you have one or two holiday parties throughout a month and have a …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Men are particularly at risk if the breast cancer gene runs in their family.
The focus of Breast Cancer Awareness efforts are focused on women -- the ribbons are pink, after all. But men can get breast cancer too. Patch sat down with a few local experts to talk about male breast cancer: Patch: Why is it important to talk about male breast cancer? Dr. Lee: It's important because men don't think they can get breast cancer. They don't think they can receive a mammogram screening. The discussion should be focused on breaking the myths and informing people on what is fact versus fiction. Men will say to me “men can't get breast cancer.” So they tend to show up late, when the lump has been there for several months, which is usually stage 2 or later. And that means that it has already spread to the lymph nodes because …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Cynthia Van Lenten and Steve Crowley lost their daughter in 2005 after she battled cancer for three years. But they haven't stopped fighting, and have organized an event to raise money into research.
Cynthia Van Lenten and Stephen Crowley say there are two ways of dealing with tragedy. The Cleveland Heights couple’s 10-year-old daughter, Olivia, lost a three-year battle with cancer in 2005. The family saw specialists in Cleveland and as far as New York and Memphis, searching for the best care for their little girl. “You don’t necessarily want to get back into the world of childhood cancer because it’s so frustrating and such a bad memory, and I think people who have children who survive probably want to get as far away from it as possible,” Van Lenten said. “And you can understand why people who’ve lost a child don’t want to go back there and want to move on.” That was one way they could have coped, and no one would blame them. “One …
Sunday, April 1, 2012
The three-day event at Cleveland Browns Stadium attracts more than 1,300 applicants in 48 hours.
After months of brainstorming and planning, Sarah Sinclair finally got to see several renditions of the dance this week. “At the end of the process they did a little happy dance, saying, ‘I got a job,’” Sinclair, Cleveland Clinic Health System’s executive chief nursing officer, said of applicants at the three-day Nursing Now job fair. “We’ve seen that quite a few times.” In its first two days, more than 1,300 current and aspiring nurses met Cleveland Clinic personnel in hopes of landing one of 600 combined openings at the system’s properties. Held at Cleveland Browns Stadium, the event offered an all-in-one model, encompassing the entire interview and testing process for prospective employees. Applicants leave the stadium knowing if they …
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Doctors recommend tests you should take this year.
With everyone still adhering to their New Year's resolutions for 2012, experts at the Cleveland Clinic suggest some tests that can help keep a goal of making it a healthy year. The following five tests are recommended for yearly physicals (the final one is for men only, but women should have a breast exam and pap smear): 1 Fasting blood sugar – at least one-fourth of U.S. adults have pre-diabetes, defined as having impaired fasting glucose, impaired glucose tolerance, or both 2 Fasting lipid profile – the test includes total cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol), LDL (bad cholesterol) and triglyceride levels 3 High-sensitive C-reactive protein – high levels are predictive for future heart problems 4 Vitamin D level – low levels are …
Monday, December 12, 2011
Mary Schneeberger is a junior at Notre Dame Cathedral Latin.
Mary Schneeberger, who spent last summer at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights working as an intern in the Cleveland Clinic summer science internship program for high school students, presented her research at a national conference. A junior at Notre Dame Cathedral Latin in Chardon, Schneeberger spent nine weeks gaining hands-on experience in a hospital setting. Part of her responsibilities included working on a research project focusing on respiratory therapy and different oxygen therapies. She presented her research abstract, "Does Hyperoxic Therapy Enhance the Resolution of Pneumothorax in the Neonate?" at the American Association for Respiratory Care 57th International Congress in Tampa last month. The Mentor resident is …
Monday, November 21, 2011
Three-day program attended by 17 prominent doctors.
Hillcrest Hospital and the Cleveland Clinic's main campus were the sites of a recent three-day scientific program provided by the faculty of the Clinic's Women's Health Institute. The International Symposium for Professors in Obstetrics and Maternal Fetal Medicine attracted physicians from Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Egypt, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Panama, Japan and Italy. The event featured lectures, case presentations and live surgeries. Medical professionals shared state-of-the-art information, data and best practices. A professor from Egypt had the opportunity to present his work to the group. Leading the event were Women's Health Institute Chairman Dr. Tommaso Falcone and program director Dr. Elliot …