Category Archives: Medical Edge Video

Blood Basics

Being stuck with a needle is no fun, but blood tests are a very important part of your general physical examination. The information doctors get from blood tests provides information on whether or not your body is functioning normally. So, what exactly are they looking for in your sample of blood? Let’s take a look […]

Wii-Hab

There’s no doubt that playing a game on a Wii gets you off the couch and moving. Bowling, tennis, yoga. You can really get a workout before you know it. That’s the concept behind a new occupational therapy program at Mayo Clinic. Some therapists are using Wiis to help stroke victims and other patients get […]

Transplant Friends

This is a story about life, love and selfless giving. It’s a story about two women who share more than just friendship. They share the gift of life.

Concussion Recovery

This season the news has been filled with stories about the dangers of concussions in sports like high school football. Doctors at Mayo Clinic say that pulling kids off the field until they have completely recovered is key to keeping them healthy. But some players who’ve suffered concussions choose not to get back in the […]

Barrett’s Study Results

Millions of people know what it’s like to have to run for the antacids after a big pasta dinner. Most of the time heartburn is harmless, but people who suffer from chronic heartburn are at increased risk of a condition called Barrett’s esophagus. And if you have it, your chances of getting esophageal cancer go […]