January 15, 2008 |
The heavily advertised drug Vytorin is no better than an inexpensive generic drug at blocking the damaging effects of high cholesterol levels, according to new data released by the drug's manufacturers Monday. In a study of 720 patients funded by the manufacturers, Vytorin -- a combination of the drugs simvastatin and ezetemibe -- reduced levels of LDLs, the so-called bad cholesterol, by about 29% more than simvastatin alone.
April 26, 1990
Dr. John A. Lombardo has been appointed the NFL's first steroid adviser, Commissioner Paul Tagliabue announced. Lombardo heads the sports medicine section of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
February 11, 1986 |
Rep. Delbert Latta (R-Ohio) on Monday was released from the Cleveland Clinic, six days after undergoing triple coronary bypass surgery, an aide said. Latta, 65, has served in the House 27 years.
February 9, 2009 |
From a purely biomechanical point of view, the design of the human penis has its pros and cons. Thanks to clever hydraulics and some very stretchy material, the organ is capable of eyebrow-raising changes in size and shape. But indestructible it is not. "It's too bad men aren't issued an owner's manual for their penis. They don't realize it's possible to injure it during sex," says Dr. Drogo Montague, director of the center for genitourinary reconstruction at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.
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September 20, 1987 |
Rep. Delbert L. Latta of Ohio, senior Republican on the House Budget Committee, has entered the Cleveland Clinic for tests and observation after experiencing some problems with hypertension, an aide to the 67-year-old congressman said Friday.
June 6, 1987 |
An employee of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation was killed and another was critically injured Friday when a valve in a steam line exploded, clinic officials said. The steam is used for heating buildings and for sterilizing surgical equipment.
July 21, 1995 |
Former Mayor Carl B. Stokes, the U.S. ambassador to the Seychelles, is being treated for cancer. Stokes, 68, said he is getting radiation and chemotherapy treatments at Cleveland Clinic Hospital in preparation for surgical removal of a tumor in his esophagus. He made the disclosure in the Plain Dealer newspaper Thursday.
February 22, 2008 |
Web search company Google Inc. is collaborating with Cleveland Clinic, one of the premier U.S. health institutions, to pilot an exchange of data that puts patients in charge of their own medical records. The healthcare industry has been trying to usher in a paperless era for more than a decade, holding out the promise that electronic medical records would bring significant cost savings. Currently, only a tiny minority of hospitals and primary care physicians use electronic medical records.