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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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