November 12, 2013 |
The number of Americans taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs is set to double under new guidelines unveiled Tuesday by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Assn. The goal of prescribing statins to as many as 70 million people is to reduce the incidence of heart attacks and strokes in the United States, not merely to get patient's LDL cholesterol - the “bad” kind that's most closely linked to disease risk - into an ideal range, experts said. The new game plan for statins represents a stark shift from approaches embraced by cardiologists and primary care physicians for most of the past decade.
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.
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.
November 26, 1987 |
Maranda Francisco stands at the center of a crowded conference room. All eyes and all cameras are on the fidgety 6-year-old, from the tips of her light-brown curls to the toes of her new party shoes. For a few self-conscious seconds, she stares back. Then, with a throat-clearing giggle, on a single intake of breath: "Humpty-Dumpty-sat-on-a-wall," she whispers. "Humpty-Dumpty-had-a-great-fall."
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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.