Tag Archives: Medical Edge

Complications of Diabetes

In this Medical Edge episode, Dr. Adrian Vella addresses theĀ  possible complications of diabetes. To listen, click the link below. Complications of Diabetes

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 […]

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 […]

Flu Shot Prevents Heart Attack

It’s flu season again, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends all people over 6 months of age should get vaccinated. Sure, the flu shot helps prevent the flu, but it also helps prevent something else. Heart attack. Here’s the latest from Mayo Clinic.