Atrial fibrillation is a common heart rhythm problem experienced by millions of people. It's when your heart races, causing dizziness, shortness of breath and fatigue. It also increases your risk of stroke. Doctors at Mayo Clinic are using a new treatment for a-fib. They're freezing heart muscle to stop the racing.
A popular early screening test for the second deadliest cancer in men is falling out of favor. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has concluded there is very little evidence to support routine screening for prostate cancer with a P-S-A test. Why? Here's Dennis Douda for Medical Edge.
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of both men and women. A statistic like that might prompt people to take action. But, there's a lot of information out there and it can all be pretty confusing. Doctors at Mayo Clinic want to change that. They published a new book full of the most important, practical things you can do to reduce your risk of heart disease.
It's one thing to want to tackle a marathon. It's entirely another to train for one while going through treatment for breast cancer. Dennis Douda introduces us to one such marathon runner for whom the challenge of getting ready was also about getting well.