Peritoneal cancer is cancer that develops in the thin layer of tissue that covers the abdomen on surfaces of organs, like the appendix, stomach, or intestines. Meet one man who says he owes his survival not only to his surgeon, but in a rare coincidence, a colleague who knew exactly what to look for.
At least 2.7 million Americans are living with atrial fibrillation, or AF. It’s an irregular heartbeat or a “quivering” heart that left untreated, could lead to blood clots, stroke, or heart failure. Medication is the gold standard treatment, but a new study may lead to a change for doctors and patients.
The invasion of our nation’s Capital by rioters Wednesday was just the latest in what’s been a year of unrest and uncertainty across the country. All of it taking place during a deadly pandemic... leaving many struggling mentally to be okay.
The effort to register Bay County residents to receive the COVID-19 vaccine-- kept health department employees busy last week. “There is such a demand for the vaccine, people want to be done with this and I understand that. But we had people calling over and over and saying hey, I want to register for the vaccine and ended up crashing the county phone system,” Strasz said.
A pulmonary embolism is a blockage or clot in one of the pulmonary arteries leading to the lung that can lead to death in up to one-third of all patients. While blood thinners are often administered to break up the clot, there is one FDA approved device that surgeons can use for removal.
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in her lifetime. One in four of those breast cancer diagnosis will be HER-2-positive. It’s an aggressive form of breast cancer and is more likely to recur than HER2-negative breast cancer. Now a new trial is underway to stop this cancer in its tracks.
Radiation treatment after breast cancer surgery used to be a prescribed one-size-fits-all. Now, clinicians in the U.S. are considering a reduction in radiation for one group of breast cancer patients following the results of a European study.
Delirium can be very common after surgery. In fact, each year more than 50 percent of hospitalized patients over the age of 65 experience delirium. Older age and dementia are risk factors, but so is something that occurs during surgery.
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, happens when blood flows through your arteries at a pressure higher than normal. Nearly half of all adults in the U.S. have high blood pressure. But can kids also develop this common condition?
About one-third of pregnant women will give birth by c-section this year. Many of them will go home with powerful pain pills after delivering their babies, which may affect their interactions. But there are alternatives to opioids that can help women recover faster and feel less pain.
Folic acid, iron, calcium, vitamin D are all essential for your unborn baby. And now, another nutrient is being added to the list to not only help the babies brain development, but also, protect them from COVID-19.
Being a healthcare professional is stressful enough during normal times. Now with COVID, those on the frontline of this crisis are feeling the burden the most. In fact, a recent study found a 60 percent increase in emotional exhaustion and burnout. So, who is caring for our caregivers?
It’s a promising treatment for desperately ill hospitalized COVID patients. Earlier this fall, the FDA granted emergency use authorization for a treatment known as convalescent plasma therapy. Blood donated by people who’ve recovered from COVID-19 is used in patients who are ill and not responding to other treatments.
There are more than two million people living with limb loss in the United States and that number is expected to double by 2050. Whether it’s the result of a disease or an accident, having a limb amputated changes your life— drastically, but amputees could now get help with a bionic leg.
Lung cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States, accounting for about 25 percent of all cancer deaths. Now, a newly FDA approved drug for patients with non-small cell lung cancer is proven to greatly improve survival.
Most of us know someone who has had a cut wide or deep enough to need stitches or someone who has had surgery, requiring doctors to close cavities inside the body. What if sealing skin was as simple as using a small dollop of adhesive? It’s one inspiration among hundreds from young scientists, taking research from the lab bench to the hospital bedside.
When the World Health Organization declared COVID a pandemic in March, many Americans sheltered in place, working remotely whenever possible. Since then, some have returned to the office, but many have not and as COVID cases continue to climb there is growing stress surrounding a return to the workplace.
A team of neurosurgeons at Yale University are the first in the country to implant a newly approved deep brain stimulation, or DBS, device into a patient with epilepsy. The new device is called Percept and it’s the first system designed to give personalized feedback.
In a highly unusual move earlier this year, a clinical trial for a new drug was stopped early after patients were having overwhelming success on it. More on the drug and what this may mean for doctors on the frontlines of the fight against lung cancer.
The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted nearly every child’s life in some way. But for kids with ADHD, the virus poses extra challenges. Ivanhoe reports on some ways to help kids and teens with ADHD manage their symptoms during an uncertain time.
Depression affects more than 16 million Americans who are 18 years and older. Currently, there is no medical test to diagnose depression. We have the details on a study that looks to the bacteria found in your gut for answers.