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Health Yeah! The Pfizer vax gets full approval and insight from inside the ICU

Health Yeah! The Pfizer vax gets full approval and insight from inside the ICU

August 23, 2021

On August 23, 2021 the FDA granted the Pfizer BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine full approval.  The Delta variant continues to rage across the U.S. and those on the front lines, in hospital Intensive Care Units, are seeing younger, unvaccinated patients needing the use of ventilators.  The nurses and doctors who work on the front lines thought they saw the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, until the Delta variant surged.  This episode gives insight into their lives.  Dr. Joseph Khabbaza, a pulmonologist with Cleveland Clinic shares his experiences fighting the coronavirus pandemic and what he thinks and hopes FDA approval of a vaccine will accomplish.   

Health Yeah! Why women are needed in clinical trials

Health Yeah! Why women are needed in clinical trials

August 9, 2021

A Cleveland Clinic study found women remain underrepresented in cardiovascular clinical trials despite guidelines and legal requirements developed almost 30 years ago to ensure broader inclusivity, according to a report from the American College of Cardiology Cardiovascular Disease in Women Committee published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Heart disease is the number one killer of women, yet most clinical trials involving heart medications and medical devices typically skew male.

This episode is an interview with Leslie Cho, MD, FACC, lead author of the study, a member of the ACC Cardiovascular Disease in Women Committee, and director of the Women’s Cardiovascular Center and section head of preventive cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation at Cleveland Clinic.

WEBSITES: clinicaltrials.gov 

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/clinical-trials

Health Yeah!  Valuable Guidance for caregivers of dementia patients

Health Yeah! Valuable Guidance for caregivers of dementia patients

August 6, 2021

Today’s episode is about an issue that is affecting more than six million Americans today and will likely affect millions more in the next decade.  And due to COVID, even more may suffer from this debilitating disease.  We’re talking about Alzheimer’s disease.  Rebecca Hall, Program director for the Alzheimer’s association Cleveland Chapter, joins me to discuss what families and caregivers need to keep in mind and explains a new funding opportunity that can provide free in home care to those who need a break.  For those who want to support the local Alzheimer's Association, its mission, resources and research there is an event on Thursday August 12, 2021.    

Sprenger Health Care is presenting this charity event, Light it Up Purple, to benefit the Cleveland Area Chapter Alzheimer's Association

Date: Thursday, August 12, 5:30-9pm

Location: Lorain Palace Theatre in downtown Lorain

Tickets available for purchase for $25 ahead of time and at door. Must be 18+ to attend, 21+ to receive the signature cocktail

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/light-it-up-purple-tickets-163063899513

Event entertainment is Monica Robins and The Ninja Cowboys

The event features local restaurants and tastings.  It supports the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, in which money raised pays for care and support for local families and funds research.

 

WEBSITES: 

Alzheimer's Association  Alz.org

Cleveland Chapter:  https://www.alz.org/cleveland?set=1

Caregiver Relief Program: https://www.alz.org/cleveland/helping_you/the-jan-josephine-castora-family-caregiver-relief

 

Health Yeah! How the pandemic caused a rise in youth sports injuries

Health Yeah! How the pandemic caused a rise in youth sports injuries

August 2, 2021

We’re in the midst of the Olympics and kids are returning to sports.  But when they resumed last summer – Sports Medicine specialists noticed a spike in sports injuries among kids. 

Fallout from COVID caused shortened or no pre-season games.  Many went right into games with little practice or supervised conditioning.

Seasons were condensed and kids played too many games in too short a period.  And in some cases, the pandemic nixed entire season which put them at risk of injury when they returned.

Today’s episode is with Dr. Laura Goldberg from Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, about why parents need to pay attention to their young athletes and consider any impact the pandemic may have had on their sports that could lead to potential injury. 

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