Latest Cleveland Clinic Stories

2011-10-17 13:01:41

Gene promotes prostate cancer when 'turned on,' breast cancer when “turned off” Researchers at Cleveland Clinic have discovered that a gene — known as an androgen receptor (AR) — is found in both prostate and breast cancers yet has opposite effects on these diseases. In prostate cancer, the AR gene promotes cancer growth when the gene is "turned on." In breast cancer, the AR gene promotes cancer growth when the gene is "turned off," as is often the case after...

2011-10-13 05:32:41

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Guys, before you take that daily supplement, read this!  According to a new study, men who were randomized to receive daily supplementation with vitamin E had a significantly increased risk of prostate cancer. Lifetime risk of prostate cancer in the United States is currently estimated to be 16 percent. Although most cases are found at an early, curable stage, treatment is costly and urinary, sexual, and bowel-related adverse effects are common. The...

Prolonged Use Of Vitamin E Ups Prostate Cancer Risk
2011-10-12 09:04:04

New evidence that taking vitamin E supplements can be risky to your health adds to the concerns that doctors have that many people may be overusing vitamins and other supplements. A new study that followed up on men who took high doses of vitamin E for around five years found they had a slightly increased risk of developing prostate cancer -- even after they had stopped taking the pills. The study, published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association, followed more than...

2011-09-27 11:41:45

For the first time, researchers have discovered cardiac rehabilitation can train the heart to quickly return to its normal rate after exercise. In a study reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, researchers said heart disease patients with normal heart rate recovery live longer than those with slow heart rate recovery. A heart that returns to normal rate more quickly works better than one that stays revved up for a while. "There's no medicine that can do...

2011-09-26 04:00:00

More than 4,000 patients have received brachytherapy for prostate cancer since 1996 Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) September 26, 2011 Prostate cancer specialists at Cleveland Clinic will mark the 15th anniversary of introducing brachytherapy treatment and also the completion of more than 4,000 cases this September as part of the health care systemâs recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Prostate brachytherapy is a minimally invasive procedure during which radioactive seeds are...

2011-09-15 12:10:00

First US hospital to be featured in popular new digital publication for the medical traveler. Chapel Hill, NC (PRWEB) September 15, 2011 Patients Beyond Borders,® the best-selling consumer reference guide for medical tourism, is pleased to announce the official release of FOCUS ON: Cleveland Clinic, profiling one of the top international healthcare centers in the world. Now available as a digital download, Patients Beyond Borders FOCUS ON: Cleveland Clinic will provide global healthcare...

Word of the Day
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).