Monthly Archives: December 2008

Protected: Medical Edge TV Segments – January 2009

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Smoking Ban Benefits

Over the last several years, cities across the continent and the world have instituted smoking bans in public places. The bans are inconvenient for smokers, but they’re thought to be healthy for communities as a whole.  Paul Scanlon, M.D., a Mayo Clinic lung expert, discusses some recent findings.  

Ketogenic Diet

An extremely high fat content and low amount of carbs would seem contrary to most diets you hear about.  Well that’s because the ketogenic diet isn’t about losing weight.  Rather it’s a diet  that’s helping  some kids with epilepsy become seizure free.  

Viagra on the Internet-Extended Interview

These days you can buy just about anything on the internet. Clothes, cars, food, even prescription medication for erectile dysfunction. Buying these drugs over the internet without seeing a doctor may seem like a good idea because it saves you money. But Dr. Ajay Nehra, a Mayo Clinic urologist says it’s a practice that could […]

Barrett’s Esophagus-Extended Interview

The holiday season is a time when many of us overindulge on rich foods and end up with a bad case of heartburn. Occasional bouts of heartburn are nothing to worry about. But if you get it frequently you’re at a higher risk of developing Barrett’s esophagus, which in rare cases can lead to esophageal […]