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Patient Education

Cleveland Clinic provides many avenues for patients and consumers to build their knowledge of particular health topics. There are support groups available and many HealthTalks throughout the year.

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Health Maintenance Guidelines

How often should I get a Pap Test? A mammogram?

Our Health Maintenance Guidelines offer a basic timetable for when and how often women should be checked.

These guidelines apply to healthy women in the general population. The right plan for your care may differ based on your medical history, family history, personal preferences and lifestyle, as well as your physician’s experience. You and your physician should work together to develop a specific preventive health screening plan for you.

Download our Health Maintenance Guidelines

HealthTalks are free community seminars held each month at Cleveland Clinic campuses and family health centers. The seminars feature presentations by leading Cleveland Clinic physicians and allied health professionals.

These discussions provide an in-depth look at individual health concerns such as osteoporosis, breast health, and diabetes self-management. Each lecture is followed by a question-and-answer period.

Admission to these programs is free. Check-in begins one-half hour before each program.

Register for HealthTalk Seminars

Please call 216.444.3641 or 800.548.8502.
HealthTalks dates are subject to change.
Please call ahead to verify programs.

This innovative program takes a proactive approach to the problem of maternal obesity — and ultimately, childhood obesity. The goal is to improve pregnancy outcomes through medically monitored weight management and nutritional guidance during the preconceptual, pregnancy and post-partum stages.

To welcome the healthiest possible baby into the world, you’ll want to do everything you can to enjoy a healthy pregnancy and a safe delivery. Optimizing your weight before pregnancy and continuing on a healthy path after delivery will create a brighter future for you — and your child.

Maintaining Your Health During Pregnancy

Cleveland Clinic’s Be Well Moms(SM) program will give you the information you need to optimize your weight and health before and during pregnancy, and after delivery.

The program is led by bariatric medical specialist Karen Cooper, DO, and was created with Jeffrey Chapa, MD, Head of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, along with registered dietitians.

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Our goal is to educate and empower you to:

  • Reach a healthy weight before pregnancy
  • Gain the right amount of weight during pregnancy
  • Shed the weight you gained during pregnancy after delivery

The program will be offered at these locations:

Download our brochure

To schedule an appointment before, during or after pregnancy, call 216.444.6601 and ask for the Be Well Moms(SM) program.

Support & Education Groups meet at Cleveland Clinic main campus (unless otherwise noted) and are free of charge. For more information about services available through Cleveland Clinic's Department of Social Work, please call 216.444.6552.

Bereavement Support Groups

Provided by The Hospice of Cleveland Clinic Bereavement Services. For more information, please call 216.444.9819

The Gathering Place

The mission of the Gathering Place is to support, educate and encourage people working to overcome the effects of cancer in their lives. All programs and services are provided free of charge. For more information, call 216.595.9546 or visit The Gathering Place.

Love Lives On

Hillcrest Hospital’s Love Lives On support group meetings are small and informal. They are provided as an extension of your hospital care. Love Lives On meetings are open to any family in the community. There is no fee and no pre-registration is required to attend. For more information, please call 440-312-4692 and select option 2.

Look Good, Feel Better

This program is designed for those with cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy treatments. This group focuses on the use of skin care and makeup products before, during, and after cancer treatment. This program is sponsored by The American Cancer Society and Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute. All participating clients will receive a complimentary gift bag of skin care and cosmetic products. The group meets every month, and registration is required. To register: please contact American Cancer Society at 888.227.6446.

Resolve

Resolve is an educational program for couples struggling with infertility, who openly share their experiences. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every other month from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Hospital. For more information, contact Dana or Lynne Norrie, RN, MSN, at 440.473.1790.

Or, visit www.RESOLVE.org or call their 24-hour helpline at 888.255.1399.

The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Infertility

For the nine million women and two million men who are dealing with infertility, the process of diagnosis and treatment can be a long, lonely, difficult path. In The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Infertility, Dr. Tommaso Falcone, one of the world’s foremost authorities on infertility issues, provides hope for couples by sharing information that has brought success to many of his patients.


The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Menopause

The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Menopause

Dr. Thacker's new book is a compassionate, practical guide that gently reminds women that midlife is not only a time of change but also a time of great freedom.

Learn how to stop hot flashes and get a good night's sleep; the facts about vitamins, supplements, and antidepressants; using diet and exercise to boost energy; the basics of good bone health; preventing cancer and heart disease; and how to recharge your sex life.

Information of interest to women

Watch the videos below for information on numerous women’s health topics.