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  • Medical Edge: Flu Shots for Moms

    According to several recent studies, influenza infections in pregnant women may create potentially life-changing risks for their unborn children, such as bipolar disorder and autism.

  • Medical Edge: Breast Cancer Gene

    A small subset of the women who get diagnosed have inherited an abnormal copy of a gene that runs in families and can greatly increase their risk of certain cancers. 

  • Medical Edge: Breast Cancer

    For Cynthia Cycon, long distance running is a perfect metaphor for being a breast cancer survivor. Getting there is accomplished - one step at a time.

  • Medical Edge: Ovarian Cancer

    Mayo Clinic Obstetrics & Gynecology Ovarian says cancer has been called the silent killer, and the reason for that is the initial symptoms, if you will, may be very vague and nonspecific.

  • Medical Edge: Surviving Sepsis

    Every year, close to three-quarters of a million people in the U.S. develop a septic reaction.

  • Medical Edge: Running in the Heat

    No amount of training prepared Kellee Moffitt for the temperatures that peaked 82 degrees at 8:30 in the morning. By high noon, Kellee was baking.

  • Medical Edge: Concussions

    No helmet can eliminate the possibility of a concussion happening, but the idea of a properly fitted helmet is to reduce the severity of a concussion if it should happen.

  • Medical Edge: Acupuncture for Hot Flashes

    The traditional Chinese philosophy behind the practice is to use the needles to bring balance to energy that flows through the body.

  • Medical Edge: Managing Migraines

    Treatment can be tricky. Dr. Sheeler says first he looks for the correct diagnosis. That information helps determine the type of medication that may work best.

  • Medical Edge: Hip Instability

    Hip instability happens when the hip socket isn’t deep enough (which is dysplasia) or because ligaments are loose and allow the ball to slip out of the socket.

  • Medical Edge: Sodium

     Emergency departments like this one at Mayo Clinic beef up their staff during the summer. Not just to prepare for firework injuries, but to care for people who get into trouble because they ate too much sodium at summer picnics.