December 4, 2005 |
A cardiologist testifying in Merck & Co.'s federal trial in Houston over Vioxx accused the drug maker of engaging in scientific misconduct, suppressing clinical evidence and stifling medical discourse as it promoted the painkiller. Eric Topol, chairman of the cardiovascular medicine department of the Cleveland Clinic, said Vioxx could cause heart attacks anytime after a patient began taking it, and that its risks were apparent as early as 1999, when the drug was approved.
September 20, 2001 |
A judge in Cleveland has scheduled a hearing on evidence from defense attorneys who say DNA clears a man who has served 13 years in prison on a rape conviction. Michael Green, 35, was convicted of raping a cancer patient at the Cleveland Clinic. The woman died after testifying that Green attacked her. Green was sentenced to 20 to 50 years in prison. Cuyahoga County officials are reviewing the evidence and say they are likely to seek their own DNA testing.
March 20, 1997 |
Figure skating star Scott Hamilton, a four-time world champion and the 1984 Olympic gold medalist, has been told he has testicular cancer, his public relations firm said Wednesday. The diagnosis was made by Eric Klein, a urologist, and Ronald Bukowski, an oncologist, of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Hamilton, 38, performed in Peoria, Ill., on Sunday night despite suffering from severe stomach pain during the last several weeks.
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July 31, 2000
Rene Favaloro, 77, Argentine surgeon who pioneered coronary bypass surgery. In 1967, Favaloro performed the first bypass operation on a 51-year-old woman at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, using a saphenous vein taken from the patient's leg to detour blood around blockages in her heart. The technique is now routinely performed on millions of people each year. Before Favaloro's breakthrough, coronary heart disease had been treated only with medication.
January 31, 1997 |
Ever since last summer, when a medical researcher reported that the zinc lozenge Cold-Eeze effectively reduces the severity and duration of colds, there's been a run on the remedy nationwide. Now it turns out the researcher, Dr. Michael Macknin of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, knew he was onto a good thing: He purchased stock in the lozenge manufacturer, Quigley Corp. of Doylestown, Pa., before his favorable research was published in July.
July 20, 2012 |
"I have eclectic fans because I've had a very eclectic career. When someone comes up to me, they may be from the days of 'The Chosen'; it may be completely from Broadway," says actor Robby Benson. "So I'm never sure what might surprise them the most. Maybe the fact that I'm still alive. " He laughs, but the more one learns about him, the more surprising it becomes that he's alive - after four open-heart surgeries to correct a congenital defect. "People can learn from so many things I did wrong," says Benson by phone from his Cape Code, Mass., home, "that they're not alone when they think they shouldn't tell someone, they think they should pretend it's just indigestion or, if they're feeling blue, say, 'Naw, it's nothing.'" Benson's new interactive iBook, "I'm Not Dead … Yet!
April 5, 2010 |
If you believe what you read in the cereal aisle, the right breakfast choice can lower your cholesterol — and cut your risk of heart disease. For the last few years, Cheerios boxes and ads have promoted the cereal's ability to help lower cholesterol; last year, for a time, ads promised the cereal could lower cholesterol by a very specific 4% in six weeks. (Cereal maker General Mills removed that particular claim from boxes after receiving a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration in May stating that the claim had not been approved by the agency.
January 10, 1998 |
A man who lost his voice in a motorcycle accident 19 years ago rasped "Hello" and "Hi, Mom" just a few days after what is believed to be the first larynx transplant since 1969. Timothy Heidler, 40, could be speaking in a normal voice in five months or less, doctors at the Cleveland Clinic said. In a 12-hour surgery on Sunday, Heidler received the larynx, part of the trachea and 70% of the throat of an unidentified donor.
November 30, 2006 |
Drug-coated stents raise the risk of potentially lethal blood clots in heart patients as much as fivefold compared with bare-metal devices, a Cleveland Clinic Foundation study has found. The researchers analyzed 14 studies involving 6,675 heart patients who received the two stent models sold in the U.S. Concerns about stent-related clotting first drew attention in September, when European doctors tied drug-coated stents to higher death rates.
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July 25, 1988 |
Oil from cold water fish, shown by several studies to help prevent heart attacks, may work its magic by retarding a growth protein that promotes clogged arteries, a Cleveland researcher says. Paul L. Fox of the Cleveland Clinic Research Institute said that test-tube experiments showed that oil extracted from the flesh of fish that live in cold water decreases levels of a protein called the platelet-derived growth factor.