Oncology & Cancer

Regenerating muscles after cancer surgery

Advancements in microsurgery are making it possible to harness the body's healing power to regenerate muscle strength after some cancer surgeries, particularly surgery to remove soft tissue sarcoma. Mayo Clinic orthopedic ...

Surgery

Appendectomy: What to know

Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix, a finger-shaped pouch that projects from your colon on the lower right side of your abdomen.

Cardiology

Spit in a tube to diagnose heart attack

A saliva test could fast track heart attack diagnosis, according to preliminary research presented today at ESC Congress 2020.

Medical research

Gene therapy in mice builds muscle, reduces fat

Exercise and physical therapy often are recommended to help people who have arthritis. Both can strengthen muscle—a benefit that also can reduce joint pain. But building muscle mass and strength can take many months and ...

Cardiology

How does COVID-19 affect the heart?

The effects of COVID-19 on the lungs are well-known. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, more information is becoming available about the role the virus, called SARS-CoV-2, has on the heart. "Individuals with known cardiovascular ...

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