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.
University Hospitals Ear, Nose & Throat Institute celebrated its second anniversary in October, and Dr. Cliff Megerian could not be more proud. Dr. Megerian is Director of the UH ENT Institute; Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology, UH Case Medical Center; and the Richard and Patricia Pogue Endowed Chair Professor of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among men and women, claiming more than 50,000 lives each year. Unlike many other cancer killers, it can be detected early and, often, prevented with screenings. But, according to gastroenterologists affiliated with University Hospitals (UH) Digestive Health Institute’s Community Gastroenterology & Quality Center, fewer than half of the people who should be screened for colorectal cancer actually are. Whether that disparity is the result of fear, lack of access, or a lack of awareness, these physicians are devoted to addressing it.
Even before the Foundation for Healthy Communities of the Ohio Hospital Association recognized Thomas L. “Tim” Stover, MD, MBA, as the 2013 Wellness Warrior, those familiar with him had already branded him as such.
Hepatitis C (HCV) is a common cause of liver disease and cirrhosis in the United States. It is the most common indication for liver transplantation, and the cause of more than 50% of hepatocellular carcinoma in the U.S.
Cataracts. Glaucoma. Retinal disease. These are vision problems usually associated with older adults. Richard W. Hertle, MD, however, sees babies with these conditions every week at Akron Children’s Hospital where he is director of Pediatric Ophthalmology and the new Vision Center.
Cleveland Clinic’s Digestive Disease Institute (DDI) has long been a recognized leader in diagnosis, treatment and surgical innovation.
After starting as a day nursery nearly 125 years ago, Akron Children’s Hospital is now the largest pediatric healthcare provider in the region. It has also grown to be one of the top 10 children’s hospitals in the nation for surgical patient volumes, according to Dr. Robert Parry, Director of Pediatric Surgery.
It’s been less than three years since MetroHealth System and Akron Children’s Hospital signed an affiliation agreement to share their resources. Today, Akron Children’s provides specialty pediatric care at MetroHealth’s main campus in the areas of pediatric cardiology, nephrology, oncology/hematology, general surgery and critical care.
Accidents happen — at home, at work, at play and in between. When it comes to traumatic injuries, Akron General is equipped and staffed to provide the highest level of care. That’s part of its verification as a Level I Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS).
Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) is a major health problem in the U.S., where the lifetime risk of developing it is one in four, according to the National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute (NHLBI). By the end of 2020, the NHLBI projects AFib will affect 4.4 million Americans.
Sinusitis is one of the most common chronic healthcare problems in the U.S, afflicting 37 million Americans annually.1 It significantly impacts patients physically, functionally and emotionally and takes a toll on quality of life.2
More than 18 million Americans suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a chronic condition marked by frequent periods of breathing cessation during sleep.
As it celebrates 40 years serving the region, Northeast Ohio Medical University is experiencing unprecedented growth. In the midst of this expansion, its mission — to develop the next generation of local physicians, pharmacists, public health officials and healthcare leaders — remains.
As surgical techniques go, robotic-assisted surgery is still a relatively new development. The modern da Vinci Robotic Surgical System, which has come to play such a pivotal role in minimally invasive surgery programs around the country, has been in use for less than 15 years. In fact, prior to 1983 — the year the first primitive surgical robot was used (in Vancouver, British Columbia) — robots in the operating room were unheard of. 
As the demand for orthopaedic services grows throughout Northeast Ohio, so, too, does Crystal Clinic Inc. Established in 1989 by eight physicians in the Montrose area of Akron, the group now includes 39 surgeons in 10 locations, including Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Kent, Medina, Barberton, Wadsworth, Green, Streetsboro and downtown Akron.
Treatment at the right place, at the right time. That’s the goal of Kindred Healthcare’s new Transitional Care Program.
Making healthcare decisions can be stressful — even more so when they involve post acute care for a family member. The Kindred Contact Center can help.