Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disability in Americans aged 1 to 44. Most often resulting from falls at home, work or play, TBI accounts for 52,000 deaths each year. It also accounts for at least 5.3 million people (2 percent of the US population) currently living with disabilities.
Ohio faces an epidemic of prescription drug abuse and overdose. Since 2007, there are more deaths from drug overdose than from motor vehicle traffic crashes in Ohio. Ohio legislators have vowed to reverse this alarming trend. Recent revisions to the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS) regulations aim to do just that. This article highlights some of the key changes affecting health care providers.
When performing craniosynostosis correction on infants, blood loss is a critical consideration. Worldwide, the National Institutes of Health estimates one in 2,000 to 2,500 live births are affected by craniosynostosis each year. Left untreated, the condition can lead to developmental concerns and permanent skull deformation.
Syed Zaidi, MD, was only three years out of fellowship training in 2010 when he was elected President of Radiology Associates of Canton (RAC). Founded in 1971, the 24-physician radiology group had been highly successful in providing comprehensive imaging and interventional radiology services to Stark and Summit County hospitals for almost four decades.
Despite substantial improvements in the treatment of cardiovascular disease over the past 25 years, heart disease is still the leading killer of both men and women — accounting for one in every four deaths, according to the CDC. 
Ten years ago, the Ohio General Assembly passed its first “I’m Sorry” legislation, designed to prevent a physician’s apologetic expressions of sympathy, commiseration, condolence, compassion, or general sense of benevolence to a patient or patient’s family following an unanticipated clinical outcome, from being introduced into evidence in a malpractice action as an admission of liability. 
Will I have enough money in retirement? It’s a question more and more Americans are asking. 
For most of the 21st century, the focus of cardiology has centered on improving the quality of care and implementing evidence-based clinical guidelines. A recent study suggests those efforts have yielded a string of remarkable successes.
When Cleveland Clinic Children’s opened its Pediatric Heart Center in 1995, the intention was to build a team of cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons to rival all others — maybe even those in the Clinic’s adult Heart & Vascular Institute.
End-stage ankle arthritis is a debilitating condition that is frequently treated by experienced foot and ankle surgeons. Arthritis of the ankle negatively impacts an individual’s quality of life as much as arthritis of the hip and congestive heart failure. It is estimated that by age 76, one of every five Americans will suffer from this ailment.
For primary care physicians, the challenge has always been the same: how to ensure timely, high quality care for their hospitalized patients, while doing the same for their in-office patients.
Thinking about a career move from clinical medicine to healthcare administration? Kent State University’s Executive MBA for Healthcare Professionals makes the transition easy with an innovative online-onsite approach.
Acute and chronic sinus infection, nasal polyps, deviated septum, facial pain and pressure, obstructive sleep apnea, sinonasal tumors — these are just a few of the conditions diagnosed and treated at The Nose, Sinus & Allergy Center at University Hospitals (UH).
Almost 34.5 million Americans have a hearing loss, which is the third most common health problem in the United States.
“The only constant is change.” That was true in ancient Greece, where this quote reportedly originated in 480 B.C. And certainly, it is true today in modern America — especially in regard to the healthcare industry.
Have great faith. Expect great things. A group of neurosurgeons, neurologists and administrators did just that when planning Akron General Health System’s Neuroscience Institute. Three years later, with the addition of a technologically ‘smart’ operating suite that integrates intraoperative MRI (iMRI) to guide surgical planning and navigation, as well as two intraoperative CT (iCT) ORs and a state-of-the-art neuro-interventional lab, the Institute is now complete. And it’s quite impressive.
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An estimated 10 to 15 percent of children between the ages of 3 and 16 experience chronic abdominal pain, defined as more than three stomach aches within three months. They can be, at the very least, energy-sapping for the children affected and concerning for their parents.
What began more than 100 years ago as a group of 13 Cleveland women dedicated to home health care now includes more than 700 professionals providing comprehensive home healthcare, hospice and rehabilitation services throughout northeast and central Ohio.
The number of Americans choosing hospice for end-of-life care is on the rise. A 2013 report from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) cites that 1.6 million people received hospice care in 2012 from 5,500 hospice programs.