Weight Loss Surgery — America's curiosity about it has expanded with our waistlines. However, even with obesity at epidemic proportions, it's a drastic decision that patients and their doctors have to weigh very carefully. Here's Dennis Douda for Mayo Clinic's Medical Edge.
Imagine what life would be like if you lost your hearing. No music, no sounds of nature, no listening to the voices of your loved ones. But some people with profound hearing loss do have options. Cochlear implants, in the right patients, offer the chance to hear again.
More than 28-million Americans love to hit the links according to the National Golf Foundation. However, after a day on the course, some of them may wonder if the links hit back. Wrist and hand injuries are common. Why? And what can you do about them? Here's Dennis Douda for Medical Edge.
She was 33, getting married in a month and had a great job as a 9-1-1 dispatcher. Her world was good. But in an instant, things changed. Symptoms of a life-threatening disease hit with such force that she had to call 9-1-1 to get help from her colleagues. That event sent her on a journey no one expected.
How many times a day do you reach out to grab something? Things like the steering wheel, a glass of water, or the handle of a grocery cart. The answer is lots. But for people who have damaged elbow joints from issues such as rheumatoid arthritis, simple tasks can be painful and difficult. Vivien Williams explains how elbow replacements are a surgical option that can get rid of the pain and give back the ability to do many everyday tasks.