Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Cleveland Clinic, our trusted link for May 2020

Using the Cleveland Clinic as a Resource
The Cleveland Clinic has over 18 hospitals and 200+ outpatient clinics. It began in 1921 in Cleveland, Ohio, but is now spreading around the world. It has always been a center for medical research and education as well. U.S. News has ranked them as the #1 hospital for cardiology and heart care for 25 straight years
Cleveland Clinic's online health library includes a section on Drugs, Devices and Supplements that answers in plain English questions such as
  • What is this medicine?
  • What should I tell my healthcare provider before I take it?
  • How should I use it?
  • What may interact with it?
  • What should I watch for?
  • What side effects might I notice?
  • Where should I keep it?
Their ConsultQD web site is a place for healthcare professionals to access Cleveland Clinic's latest research, innovations, and treatment advice. Recent articles covered inflammatory bowel disease treatments, using music to reduce patients' anxiety before operations, and better ways healthcare workers can help African Americans protect themselves from COVID-19.
Their mobile apps include Express Care Online, allowing anyone to see a doctor on their phone, tablet or computer. As a part of their commitment to stopping the spread of COVID-19, prepayment and co-pays are currently waived.
Cleveland Clinic Free Mobile Apps