Bladder cancer is one of those diseases people don't talk about. Yet, it's the 4th most common cancer among men – and one of the tougher cancers to successfully treat. However, technology is shedding new light on the condition, literally. Here's Dennis Douda for Medical Edge.
Here are five words nobody wants to hear from their doctor: you have a brain aneurysm. Left untreated, aneurysms, or ballooning of blood vessels, can grow and possibly rupture, causing brain damage or even death. Treatment used to mean major surgery. But now there are less invasive options for many people. Doctors at Mayo Clinic are using a new device to repair aneurysms. It's called a flow diverter, and it works by redirecting the blood flow away from the aneurysm. Vivien Williams reports.
Sunshine and soda garnished with a lime are two delights of summer. But for some people that delicious combo can cause a reaction on your skin you might mistake for bruises or poison ivy. It's called a phototoxic reaction, and it happens when you touch certain plants and are then exposed to sunlight. Vivien Williams has the story from Mayo Clinic.
If you have an achy hip that medications and even cortisone shots can no longer tame, you may be headed for surgery. You'll have a lot of company. A half million Americans have total hip replacements each year. Here's Dennis Douda for Medical Edge.