March 18, 2001 |
An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease at a Ford Motor Co. castings plant claimed its second life late Friday when David Hinderman, 53, died at the Cleveland Clinic. Officials said Hinderman, who worked at the plant, had inhaled Legionnaires' bacteria spread by mist from contaminated water, suspected of emanating from a cooling tower being repaired at the suburban Brook Park facility.
July 9, 1996 |
Ohio researchers found that taking an over-the-counter zinc lozenge sharply reduced the length of a nasty cold in a study of 100 people. "I was flabbergasted," said Dr. Michael Macknin, chairman of general pediatrics at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. "I got goose bumps when we broke the code." The researchers found that symptoms disappeared in 4.4 days in people taking zinc gluconate lozenges, compared to 7.6 days in those taking placebos.
June 19, 1991
Dr. Irvine H. Page, 90, one of the first to recognize that high blood pressure and heart attacks are treatable. Through more than two decades of research at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Page helped shape understanding and treatment of high blood pressure. The clinic, which he directed, discovered compounds in the body that affect blood pressure. He and his staff proved that these multiple compounds, rather than a single source, were responsible for high blood pressure. In Hyannis Port, Mass.
March 8, 1993
Peter C. Nolan, 52, thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon who performed more than 14,000 open-heart surgeries. Nolan, a native of Philadelphia, was educated at Miami University in Ohio and Temple University Medical School. He began his surgical practice at the Cleveland Clinic. In 1977, he joined the Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, where he specialized in heart bypass surgery. On Feb. 26 in Solana Beach of colon cancer.
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.
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.
December 28, 2009 |
It seems like the pinnacle of medical science: For just a few hundred dollars, you can walk into just about any hospital in Southern California and ask a doctor to check your arteries for buildup of heart-attack-inducing calcium plaque. Most of the time, what goes on inside our bodies is a mystery, but there's something satisfying in the thought that a sophisticated piece of equipment can measure just how clogged our arteries really are (and how much more junk food we can afford, or not afford, to eat)
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."
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.