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How You Can Give Prostate Cancer the ‘Cold Treatment’

Cryotherapy enables doctors to destroy prostate cancer cells by freezing them in an outpatient procedure.

Disturbances In Your Heart: Ventricular Tachycardia

When is a rapid heartbeat a cause for concern? 

How to Help Your Child Manage Food Allergies at School

When your child has a food allergy, you might feel concern about sending your child to school. You wonder who will make sure to keep your child safe from these threats to his or her health.

Osteoporosis: 5 Drugs That Can Challenge Bone Loss

If you have a family history of osteoporosis, smoke, have a low body weight (< 127 pounds) or have had fragility fractures after age 50, you are at increased risk of osteoporosis.

How to Control Celiac Disease

About one in 133 people in the United States have the gene for celiac disease, but most have no symptoms or experience only minor gastrointestinal problems.

Do You Know Your Options For Osteoarthritis?

If you have osteoarthritis, ask your doctor about changing treatment options.

New Surgeries Ease Arthritis of Your Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist

If you struggle with arthritis in these areas, know that there are good options available to ease the pain and help give you more function.

MyConsult Enables Working Mom to Receive a Second Opinion from the Comfort of Home

Seeking additional treatment options for her Crohn's Disease results in a new diagnosis for a busy Georgia woman.

Best and Worst Foods for IBS

Sometimes IBS is treated with medications, but a change in diet is the first thing we try. A Low-FODMAP diet may control symptoms.

6 Tips to Keep Your Voice Healthy and Strong

Nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population has some chronic voice dysfunction.

West’s Health Advocate Collaborates with Cleveland Clinic to Offer Access to Electronic Second Opinion Services

Agreement combines accessible clinical expertise with best-in-class support, improving health outcomes while avoiding expense of travel.

How to Treat Your Peripheral Artery Disease

In 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new treatment option for PAD: a drug-coated balloon. This device is used instead of or in conjunction with balloon angioplasty.

Why Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement May Not Be For You

About 70 percent to 80 percent of total knee replacements are performed using the traditional approach.

Living With Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s is chronic. If you have Crohn’s, your best bet is to find a doctor you like and one who shares your treatment goals, and work closely with him or her.

Everything You Need to Know About Colon Cancer

Experts say screening allows for early detection — fostering more successful treatments that save lives.

Heart Patient Jim Burgess Seeks an Online Medical Second Opinion Following Emergency Surgery for an Aneurysm

While considering his post-surgery care needs, Jim Burgess utilized the MyConsult Online Medical Second Opinion program to seek the expert advice of a Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon at Cleveland Clinic.

Targeting Kidney Tumors: A Range of Therapy Gives Hope to Patients

Kidney cancer, which most often affects men from 50 to 70, rarely produces symptoms in its early stage.

Radiation Beams Fight Tough Colon Cancer

For about the past decade, Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy has provided an effective method for cancers that have spread to the liver.

Move Over Oatmeal: 7 Grains You Should Try for Breakfast

Bored by your usual bowl of oatmeal? Fear not. 

Avoid 8 Common Triggers to Make Your Life With MS Easier

Minor symptoms such as fatigue, tingling or slight confusion usually disappear on their own, once you remove the trigger.

Why You Should Consider a Second Medical Opinion

Getting a second opinion for conditions that significantly affect your quality of life, such as asthma or a knee injury, can ensure you have been diagnosed appropriately, are getting the optimal treatment, and it could you save you time and money.

You’ve Been Diagnosed With Colon Cancer—What’s Next?

Because most colon cancer isn’t immediately life-threatening, it’s important to develop a precise diagnosis and care plan.

Women Do as Well as Men with Implanted Cardiac Devices

Implantable cardiac devices are used to treat electrical problems in the heart such as arrhythmia, which is an irregular or abnormal heartbeat. Examples include pacemakers and defibrillators.

Why You Should Consider Volunteering for Medical Research Trials

Research is how we advance care. It is an important part of what we do, and we could not advance the science without the partnership of patients.

Born with a Heart Defect? Your Life Span Can Be Normal

Babies born today with heart defects are more likely than ever to live into adulthood.

Exercising for Your Heart – in the New Year and Beyond

You don’t have to go to a gym, buy a treadmill or spend a lot of money to exercise.

5 Food Additives You Should Avoid

Americans spend 90 percent of their food budget on processed food, claim some sources. It’s more convenient. It can be less expensive. But is it as healthy?

MyConsult Prepares Patient for Pacemaker Removal at Cleveland Clinic

Obtaining a MyConsult Online Medical Second Opinion can help to prepare patients and their care team in advance, in order to expedite treatment as much as possible once a patient arrives at Cleveland Clinic.

How Cardiac Rehab Can Help You—And Your Heart (Video)

There are many conditions beyond coronary heart disease that may be helped by rehab.

Why Statins May Offer Treatment Benefits for Your Aortic Aneurysm

Some evidence does support statin use for aortic aneurysm but it depends on a variety of factors.

Why You Should Consider a Second Opinion for Heart Care

If you are seeking a second opinion, it’s important that the hospital or medical center you are considering has a lot of experience treating patients with the same condition as you.

Doctors Combine Two Heart Procedures for Positive Results

Many people in need of mitral valve surgery also have an irregular heartbeat, and a procedure called ablation is often used to correct it. In the largest study of its kind, researchers find both issues can be addressed successfully during the same surgery.

Thyroid Issues? What You Need to Know About Diet and Supplements

Thyroid patients can’t manage their condition through diet. However, eating the wrong foods or taking the wrong supplements can cause trouble.

Heart Patient Monte Riley Seeks a MyConsult Second Opinion for a Complicated Heart Condition, Before Travelling to Cleveland Clinic for Surgery

Monte and his wife Sandi, residents of Oklahoma, decided to explore their options at Cleveland Clinic after Monte's heart murmur was no longer asymptomatic.

Why Does Medical Advice Constantly Change? (Video)

If you’ve noticed that your cardiologist’s or internist’s advice about how to keep your heart healthy changes over time, you’re not alone.

Age-Related Vision Loss: Help Is Available

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss in adults over age 60.

ConsumerMedical Enters into Agreement with Cleveland Clinic to Offer Remote Expert Opinion Services

ConsumerMedical today announced that it will offer its members remote expert opinion services through an agreement with Cleveland Clinic, a world-class medical facility and one of America’s top five hospitals, as named by U.S. News & World Report. 

New Drugs Show Promise for Treating Your Heart Failure

One is already approved, another one nearing approval.

Best New Year’s Resolutions for Life After Cancer

Starting a new year, which many celebrate by looking ahead, may be a time of special reflection for those who are undergoing or who have finished cancer treatment.

How Your Own Immune System Can Be Used to Fight Cancer

You may be familiar with radiation and chemotherapy as cancer treatments. But a lesser-known treatment, immunotherapy, is helping patients fight cancer in a different way — by boosting the immune system.

Breast Cancer in Young Women Requires Different Treatment

Young breast cancer patients have special concerns. Their cancers tend to be more advanced, more aggressive, more likely to be caused by an inherited defective gene, and may respond differently to treatment than do breast tumors in older women.

How to Overeat Less and Enjoy the Holidays More

Staying healthy over the holidays is all about taking care of ourselves. 

Pacemakers, Defibrillators Save Lives In Different Ways (Video)

If your heart isn’t beating at the right rate or rhythm, doctors have several options to help you.

Why You Are No Longer ‘Too Young’ for Hip Replacement Surgery

When hip pain begins to interfere with activities and hobbies, seeking out a professional opinion with an orthopedic surgeon can help determine the available options.

What to Expect When Diagnosed with Cardiomyopathy (Video)

Robert Hobbs, MD, explains in this whiteboard session how this abnormality of the heart muscle may lead to heart failure.

7 Things You Should Know About Vasculitis

Vasculitis is a family of diseases many people haven’t heard of. In recent years, however, this has started to change — good news for people with vasculitis and the doctors who care for them.

Considering Adopting or Fostering a Child?

Are you considering adopting a child or becoming a foster parent? Pediatrician Elaine Schulte, MD, Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital, says adoptive and foster parents may experience some challenges, but it’s important for them to approach this responsibility with an open heart and mind.

Why Does Medical Advice Constantly Change? (Video)

If you’ve noticed that your cardiologist’s or internist’s advice about how to keep your heart healthy changes over time, you’re not alone. If your doctor tells you at one visit that you need a certain diagnostic test or medication and at the next one tells you that a different one is better, there’s usually a good reason.

It’s Not Your Fault: Dealing With Guilt After a Lung Cancer Diagnosis

The reality is that only a minority of cancer is caused by a specific cause, and our ability to prevent it is relatively modest. Yes, a healthy lifestyle and recommended cancer screenings are important, but we need to understand their limitations and not place blame when bad things happen anyway.

Thanksgiving Dinner: Serve This, Not That

Thanksgiving dinner is the ultimate family feast. Overeating turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, glazed sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie has become a national pastime.

Why Getting a Second Opinion Matters

Any discomfort in a prescribed diagnosis or treatment plan should prompt another opinion. Patients can be their own advocate and find the most appropriate physician for their suspected disease.

What are the Best Surgery Options for Your Pancreatic Condition?

If you have problems with your pancreas — pancreatic cancer or pancreatitis, for example — surgery may provide some good options for treatment.

MyConsult Second Opinion Program Offers Multiple Benefits to Physicians, and the Patients We Serve

Patients can experience multiple benefits from obtaining a MyConsult Online Medical Second Opinion Consultation. Cleveland Clinic physicians Jason Knight, MD and R. Douglas Orr, MD say the physicians who provide these second opinion reports can enjoy multiple advantages as well.

Are You a Candidate for Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery – which came to the Cleveland Clinic 18 years ago – evolved to become the standard of care for isolated aortic and mitral valve disease. 

A Patient's Guide to Second Opinions

Seeking out a second doctor can provide clarity and a sense of reassurance. 

Surprising Brain Surgery Method Leaves No Scars

The thought of having brain surgery can be frightening. Many people think of scars and a shaved head that such a procedure leaves behind. But for people with certain types of brain tumors, there’s now a unique surgical option that doesn’t leave a mark.

New Ways for Patients to Get a Second Opinion

For many patients, it has become a routine part of the medical process: Get a diagnosis or treatment plan and then seek a second opinion.

Prostate Cancer Treatment Options (Video)

If a biopsy shows that you have prostate cancer, there may be several ways to go with treatment. Some types are potentially 100 percent treatable and curable.

5 Signs of Bad Nutrition Advice

If you want advice on heart health, you ask a cardiologist. If you want to know why your Labrador is limping, you turn to your veterinarian. If you have questions about your diet — well, that’s another story.

4 Top Questions About Radiofrequency Ablation for Afib Answered

If medications you’re taking for atrial fibrillation (afib) aren’t working anymore, there is another option: radiofrequency ablation.

How a Second Opinion Can Help You With a Difficult Diagnosis

In recent entertainment news, celebrities have talked about the importance of seeking a second medical opinion when you face a serious medical diagnosis.