Running a marathon takes dedication and training. But sometimes no matter how much prep work you put in, external factors can ruin your run, and even make it dangerous. The excessive heat like we've seen in many places across the country is one such factor. And it's nothing to mess with, as the runner you're about to meet found out.
Heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes are just a few of the life threatening reasons people consider having weight loss surgery. Gastric bypass, of course, can bring complications of its own. That's why doctors always have patients weigh the pros and cons of their decision carefully. Here's Dennis Douda for Medical Edge.
There is a disease that strikes just 300 Americans each year. Yet, it is a nightmare that some have described as a lightening quick version of Alzheimer's & Parkinson's diseases combined. For families losing loved ones, research holds the only hope. Here's Dennis Douda for Medical Edge.
Teenagers. One of the last things on their minds is a diagnosis of cancer. Especially if it's a type of cancer that adults usually get. But the teen you're about to meet has a gene that greatly increases her risk of colon cancer. It runs in her family and many of her relatives have battled the disease. So did she. Vivien Williams has the story of one family's journey with what's called Lynch Syndrome.