If you’re over the age of 40 and struggling to get fit, you’re not alone. Cleveland Clinic health coach Erica Stepteau says the body’s metabolism changes as we age, but you can get ahead of the metabolism curve by picking up a few weights and adding some resistance training with an exercise band to your routine as you get older.
ICYMI: “If this research succeeds, it is a new hope for patients that have suffered a stroke and have remained paralyzed after a stroke. It is an opportunity to allow our patients to rehabilitate and gain function and therefore gain independence,” said Dr. Andre Machado who lead the team during the 6 hour procedure. [ Cle.clinic Link ]
Dr. Kathleen Franco, associate dean of admissions and student affairs at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University shares guidance to prospective medical students and discusses the importance of working as a team in her recent U.S. News and World Report article. [ Cle.clinic Link ]

Medical Students Learn to Work as a Team

Here's a list of situations that warrant immediate care from an emergency department: [ Cle.clinic Link ]

Should You Visit the Emergency Department, Urgent Care or Express Care?

Dr. Toby Cosgrove provides his thoughts on the current state of healthcare and the future of the Affordable Care Act. Via CNBC: [ Cle.clinic Link ]

Ways to improve health care: Dr. Toby Cosgrove

Congratulations to our Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center Mobile Food Pantry team for their recent Excellence in Service Award, recognizing Cleveland Clinic caregivers who have offered exemplary volunteer service to the community in 2016.

The program, started by caregiver Alicia Richardson, provides fresh produce to families in East Cleveland and has served more than 12,000 people over the...
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New research, led by Dr. Susannah Rose, shows that patient advocacy groups receive industry funding more often than previously believed.

“[PEOs] are increasing in number and are extremely powerful in terms of their public trust and the many ways they can influence public policy and health care delivery,” said Dr. Rose. “Their hands are in pretty much all aspects of biomedical clinical care...
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Patient advocacy groups feel pressure of corporate donors

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, there are more than one million house fires in the U.S. each year. More than 3,000 people will die each year as a result of fires. While the danger of fire is evident, Cleveland Clinic’s Dr. Baruch Fertel says that many folks are not aware of the dangers of smoke inhalation.
Dr. John Carl, pediatric pulmonologist weighs in on #SophieTheGiraffe and mold. Via Today Show

Relax: Why you don't need to panic about mold in Sophie the Giraffe

Take a peek inside Avon Hospital, the first Cleveland Clinic hospital built in Ohio in over 60 years.
“The team was very thoughtful in designing a hospital that was really focused on treating patients first,” says Dr. Rebecca Starck, president of Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital. #TransformingCare
These ornate steps led up to Cleveland Clinic's first Hospital building, constructed in 1924 when the local medical establishment, threatened by the idea of a group practice, hinted that the founders might lose their admitting privileges at nearby community hospitals. Up until that point, many patients needing overnight observation or insulin treatment were hospitalized in nearby houses, owned...
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Your participation in VeloSano helps us make great strides in cancer research each year. Registration for VeloSano 4 is now open: [ Velosano.org Link ]

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Dr. James Young, executive dean of Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine shares insights on the school's program specifically designed to produce physician-scientists: [ Cle.clinic Link ] Via Chronicle of Higher Education

The Need for More M.D.-Ph.D. Hybrids, and What Colleges Are Doing About It

Identify risk factors and recognize the effects that high blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and being overweight can have on quality of life: join us for Protect Your Heart: Know Your Numbers in a community near you:

2/2 | Medina: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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Studies show that LGBT patients are at added risk for insensitive care. New centers in Cleveland provide a safe environment: [ Cle.clinic Link ]

New Care Centers Are Dedicated to Serving LGBT Community

January is known for being the peak month for people suffering from depression symptoms. And now a recent study is showing the number of teens who suffer from depression is growing, and that many are not receiving treatment. @Cleveland Clinic Cleveland Clinic Children's Dr. Kate Eshleman says that part of the challenge is getting teens to reach out for professional help.
Kendra received a heart transplant when she was four. Today, she is a healthy and active 12-year-old. She loves to swim and this past June competed in the Transplant Games of America. Via Fox 8 News

Girl is gold medal swimmer thanks to gift of life from perfect stranger

Our 25th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration, a traditional ecumenical service of music, readings and prayers, included a community breakfast and moving reflective message by the Rev. Dr. Todd Davidson, pastor of Antioch Baptist Church and the musical contributions of Rev. Dr. A. Charles Bowie, senior pastor of East Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

Keynote speaker, Johnnetta Betsch...
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Winter is coming… prep for winter weather with safe walking tips:
• Consider all wet, dark areas on the pavement to be black ice.
• Wear appropriate footwear (such as boots with good treads or rubber over-shoes) when walking outside.
• Don't take short cuts! Stay on plowed paths (when available) and use crosswalks when crossing the street.
• Take slow, short steps with your feet pointed...
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Once considered a sideline activity, cheerleading is evolving into a more athletic and competitive sport. Experts say concussions now top the list of injuries sustained by high school cheerleaders. Cleveland Clinic’s Dr. Andrew Russman says that like any sport, cheerleading has a high risk for injury, and it’s important for participants to be aware of that risk.