Millions of people know what it's like to have to run for the antacids after a big pasta dinner. Most of the time heartburn is harmless, but people who suffer from chronic heartburn are at increased risk of a condition called Barrett's esophagus. And if you have it, your chances of getting esophageal cancer go up. Doctors at Mayo Clinic studied whether or not burning away the Barrett's cells with heat from radiofrequency ablation gets rid of the problem. What they found was encouraging.
This season the news has been filled with stories about the dangers of concussions in sports like high school football. Doctors at Mayo Clinic say that pulling kids off the field until they have completely recovered is key to keeping them healthy. But some players who've suffered concussions choose not to get back in the game. They don't want to risk possible consequences of repeat and serious head injury.
This is a story about life, love and selfless giving. It's a story about two women who share more than just friendship. They share the gift of life.