Anant Mandawat

Antibiotics are optional treatment for appendicitis

Appendicitis, or inflammation of the appendix, occurs in 250,000 people each year in the US. The standard treatment is surgery to remove the... Read more

Mandawat: Drug combo gives melanoma patients hope

Although medicine has made advances in the treatment of many cancers, the death rate from melanoma has not improved in the last 30 years.... Read more

Memories stay better in active, fit minds

At a recent clinic visit, an elderly patient pointed to a young woman sitting in the same room and asked me, “Who is she?” I looked at the young... Read more

Study casts doubt on 'an apple a day keeps the doctor away'...

Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away?

Since it was introduced in Wales in the 1860s, the concept of “an apple a day keeps the... Read more

Catheter procedure can help stroke victims

Strokes are one of the most feared medical conditions and occur in almost 800,000 Americans annually. They can decrease quality of life and limit... Read more

Anant Mandawat: Feeling young might add years

Being surrounded by people with energy and excitement can make us feel younger.

A new study in the Journal of the American Medical... Read more

Device could replace blood thinners

As we get older, the electrical system in our heart can start to malfunction. One of the most common abnormal heart conditions is atrial... Read more

App can aid weight loss

As the holiday season approaches, an extra piece of pie or glass of egg nog might affect your waist, and losing those holiday pounds can be... Read more

Weight loss varies little among diets

Few things in health bring as much fear and frustration as dieting. It is a difficult task, particularly with growing demands at work and the ease... Read more

Gene discovery holds promise for heart disease treatment

Since the introduction of statins in the late 1980s, doctors have been looking for a new medicine to further lower the risk of heart disease. A... Read more