It happened little by little. First he would forget things, then he'd lose track of what he was doing. Lewy Body dementia took over the life of the man you're about to meet. The disease is the second most common form of dementia, Alzheimer's being the first. There is no cure, but experts at Mayo Clinic are researching Lewy Body disease in hopes of improving the lives of people who struggle with it. To learn more, visit http://mayocl.in/2A0tu8i
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Peter Amadio, M.D. of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Mayo Clinic, discusses what you can expect in the days and weeks following surgery. He describes what a patient should do after either an endoscopic or open surgery to recover from surgery.
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Difficulty staying on task, being easily distracted, constantly losing things and never finishing projects. All are tell tale signs of adult attention deficit disorder. Lots of people think they may have adult ADD, but sometimes symptoms are the result of other issues. Let's go to Mayo Clinic to find out more about adult ADD.
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Earlier this year, thirteen football players from the University of Iowa were hospitalized with Rhabdomyolysis. It's a condition that can happen for several reasons including if you exercise too hard, especially in the heat. Severe cases can lead to kidney failure. The man you're about to meet knows the dangers of rhabdomyolysis first hand. It happened to him after an intense work out.
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Dr. Carola Arndt, a Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist at Mayo Clinic, discusses Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). ITP, also called immune thrombocytopenic purpura, is a blood-clotting disorder that can lead to easy or excessive bruising and bleeding. Dr. Arndt discusses symptoms, diagnoses, and treatment options. To learn more about ITP, click here: http://www.mayoclinic.org/itp/.
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Mayo Clinic Dr. Shelagh Cofer performs the VPI Evaluation Clinic with Ella. She explains the various components of the evaluation.
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Imagine this: Every time you go out into the sunlight to walk the dog or get the mail your skin gets red, itchy and inflamed. That's what happens to people with a condition called polymorphous light eruption. To learn more about this skin issue, we'll head to Mayo Clinic.
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In this video, David Dodick, M.D., a neurologist at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, explains the symptoms, triggers and treatment for complex migraines. A nationally recognized expert on headaches, Dr. Dodick is the president of the American Headache Society, Editor-in-Chief of Cephalalgia, Director and Founder of the Headache Program and Headache Fellowship Program at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. He is also the Medical Director of the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Concussion Program. To learn more about complex migraine, visit http://mayocl.in/2hmsCmC.
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Dr. Stephen Trigg, an orthopedic surgeon at Mayo Clinic in Florida, who specializes in hand surgery and reconstruction, discusses arthritis in the basal thumb joint. Learn more about treatment and surgical options for basal thumb joint arthritis and what causes this form of arthritis. To learn more about thumb arthritis, visit http://mayocl.in/2xysztP.
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Standard radiation therapy is an effective way to treat many cancers. But it isn't perfect. It kills cancer cells, but it also kills some healthy cells in its path through the body. That's just one of the reasons Mayo Clinic is bringing a new type of radiation therapy to its patients. It's called proton beam therapy, and it has the potential to cure more cancers with greater safely, and help people live longer. Learn more: http://mayocl.in/2gVKTKs
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Douglas Faigel, M.D., a gastroenterologist and director of therapeutic endoscopy at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, discusses endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), a procedure that utilizes ultrasound to capture images deep within the GI tract and also help physicians stage tumors.
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Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer for which there is no cure. But treatment for this disease has improved greatly in recent years. Patients can live in remission for a long time. The man you're about to meet was diagnosed with multiple myeloma last year, and after an intense battle, he is winning.
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Steve Moran, M.D., of the Division of Hand Surgery at Mayo Clinic, discusses a common wrist sprain that injures the scapholunate ligament and can result in wrist arthritis if gone untreated. He explains symptoms, how to diagnose, treatment options of both nonsurgical and surgical treatments for wrist sprain and repair of the scapholunate ligament. To learn more, visit http://mayocl.in/2xz9I1W.
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It could be your mom, sister, aunt or best friend. One out of 8 women will get breast cancer in her lifetime. 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. One question these women and their families face is, "Should I get tested to find out if I have a genetic risk?" The answer is always a very personal one.
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A diagnosis of breast cancer can be very difficult. Surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and facing such a serious illness may make some women feel like they've lost control of their lives. Those feelings are very common. But the breast cancer survivor you're about to meet was able to get back into control. She made some lifestyle changes that not only made her lose weight and feel better, but they also reduced her risk of the cancer coming back.
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Pericardial effusion is the accumulation of excess fluid around the heart often related to inflammation of the pericardium that's caused by disease or injury. Dawn E. Jaroszewski, M.D., a cardiothoracic surgeon, at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, explains the process of a minimally invasive procedure to treat pericardial effusion. To learn more, visit http://mayocl.in/2hnBsAu. Please note: This video contains graphic images of a surgical procedure.
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It wasn't supposed to happen. A freak accident during a college football game leaves a player paralyzed. Doctors gave him a 3-percent chance of regaining any movement in his arms or legs. But Chris Norton didn't let that stop him. With incredible perseverance, a positive attitude and the refusal to give up, Chris has made amazing progress. And he's still part of the football team, inspiring his teammate to be their best. To learn more, visit http://mayocl.in/2zie4yZ
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It hurts when I run. That's what many orthopedic surgeons hear when runners and other athletes come into their offices. Sometimes people have obvious problems, such as strains or sprains. Other times these issues can be tricky to diagnose. The runner you're about to meet had symptoms he thought were no big deal. But he ended up having a condition that required an operation. More on compartment syndrome from Mayo Clinic.
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Mayo Clinic' s Dr. Fernando Fervenza, M.D., Ph.D., discusses IgA nephropathy and a new treatment option for those with progressive nephropathy.
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Dr. Carola Arndt, a Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist at Mayo Clinic, shares an overview of Neutropenia, an abnormally low count of neutrophils, white blood cells that help the immune system fight off infections. Dr. Arndt discusses symptoms, causes, diagnoses, and treatment options.
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Julian Molina, M.D., oncólogo de Mayo Clinic, explica los tratamientos para cáncer de mama como la quimioterapia, la radioterapia y la cirurgía. También habla sobre los efectos colaterales de la quimioterapia como la caída del pelo, náuseas, anemia,vómito, y diarrea. Finalmente, nos explica como la metástasis del cáncer de mama afecta otros órganos.
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Robert Trousdale, M.D. of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, discusses hip dysplasia and hip impingement in adolescent and young adults. He describes structural problems in hip malalignment conditions as well as treatment options available.
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Kari Ulrich, a patient with Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD), shares her story of struggles before and after being diagnosed with FMD in 2007. Kari reveals details of symptoms, treatments, lifestyle changes, living her life with FMD, and resources available for patients to obtain more information about this often misdiagnosed disease. More information is available at: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/fibromuscular-dysplasia/DS01101 Learn more about the Medical side of FMD with Dr. Rooke here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9QTpvP_sYg
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Don't worry -- you're just tired and out of sorts after having your baby. But the chest pain experienced by the woman you're about to meet was much more than a difficult recovery. She had a heart attack when a rare and deadly condition stopped blood flow to her heart. The same thing happened to another woman. After sharing their stories on social networking sites they found more women with the same problem. That's when they contacted Mayo Clinic to convince cardiologists to use the information they gathered on the internet to research this condition.
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A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer can be devastating news. It is often very aggressive and tough to treat. But research offers great hope for patients in terms of early diagnosis and better treatments. Here's the story of one woman, a patient at Mayo Clinic, who is winning her battle with pancreatic cancer.
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Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education. It is the first and largest integrated group practice in the world. Doctors, from every medical specialty, work together to care for patients, joined by common systems and a philosophy that the needs of the patient come first. Mayo Clinic has campuses in Rochester, Minn.; Jacksonville, Fla.; and Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz.; and also serves over 70 communities in the upper Midwest through Mayo Clinic Health System. Collectively, these locations care for more than 1 million people each year. Mayo Clinic values and promotes individual and cultural diversity. A climate that nurtures and supports the fullest contributions of everyone is essential to Mayo Clinic's success. It is the responsibility of all who provide service and learn at Mayo Clinic to create and sustain this climate. Mayo Clinic's educational programs span the continuum of health care professions and ensure that the legacy of Mayo's unique style of patient care continues. Learn more about Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education http://www.mayo.edu/msgme/ .
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Larry Bergstrom, M.D., Barb Hudak, R.N., and Doralyn Costello, R.N. at Mayo Clinic in Arizona with Rocco Pettiti, licensed massage therapist, discuss the benefits of oncology massage for inpatients. Benefits include decreased perception of pain and anxiety, less nausea, improved sleep and increased energy. The program is currently available for both oncology patients and their family members.
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Thom W. Rooke, M.D., a professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic's Gonda Vascular Center, provides information about fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD). Dr. Rooke highlights what FMD is, the problems it causes, treatments, and resources available for patients to obtain more information. More information is available at: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/fibromuscular-dysplasia/DS01101 Experience a FMD patient's story, watch Carri Ulrich here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PPy26amqyc
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She was the first patient blogger to attend as a member of the press, and Kelly, Young, advocate for Rheumatology Arthritis patients, is attending The American College of Rheumatology Scientific Meeting again this year. Her mission-Empower RA patients to advocate for improved diagnosis and treatment. In 2009, Kelly created the website, Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior. Her leadership has earned her a position as an advisory board member on Mayo Clinic's Social Media Health Network. We caught up with her at Mayo Clinic's Social Media Summit recently where she discussed her RA experience, what she hopes the experts can learn from her at the Rheumatology conference, and one of her new projects.
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You've heard the warnings before — high cholesterol increases your risk of heart disease. So how often should you get your cholesterol checked, what should your numbers be, and how do you get them there? Those answers and more from Mayo Clinic.
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Meningitis is an illness that can be very scary. It's an infection that can make people very, very sick. Babies who get the disease are at particular risk of getting dangerously ill because it can be tricky to diagnose and symptoms can escalate quickly. More on how to recognize and treat meningitis from Mayo Clinic.
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Mayo Clinic Nephrologist, Dr. Fervenza, discusses focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), including a randomized clinical study at Mayo Clinic.
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John D. Casler, M.D., an otolaryngologist at Mayo Clinic in Florida, explains the procedure to remove lymph nodes that are involved or potentially involved with cancer. Approximately one-third of the lymph nodes in our body are contained in the neck with many important structures found within or within close proximity. Your surgeon will advise you as to the extent of your surgery, hospitalization, recovery time and any additional treatment(s) required since these factors vary significantly from patient to patient.
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Dr. Larry B. Lundy, an Audiologist/Otolaryngologist at Mayo Clinic in Florida, explains otosclerosis, a condition in which the patient has slowly progressive hearing loss without infection, perforations, etc., and the different treatment options including stapedectomy or stapedotomy.
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It wasn't supposed to happen. A freak accident during a college football game leaves a player paralyzed. Doctors gave him a 3-percent chance of regaining any movement in his arms or legs. But Chris Norton didn't let that stop him. With incredible perseverance, a positive attitude and the refusal to give up, Chris has made amazing progress. And he's still part of the football team, inspiring his teammate to be their best.
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Rochester is Minnesota's third largest city, with a population of approximately 106,000 people. It is located about 80 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul (Twin Cities), the country's 16th largest metropolitan area and the 13th most populous in the U.S., with about 3.5 million people. In the last 10 years, Rochester has twice been ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. by Money Magazine. Rochester combines the best aspects of an innovative and cosmopolitan city with the charm of a small town environment. Attractions, theaters, restaurants, sporting events, and entertainment are located in the heart of the city. Rochester is known as a great place to live, work and visit, welcoming about 2.75 million visitors annually, from all over the world, including about 1,600 residents and fellows in Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education http://www.mayo.edu/msgme/
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Mayo Clinic neurologist, Dr. Cutrer, describes his own experience with migraine.
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Mindful Living is a four-week course offered at Mayo Clinic to patients and caregivers taught by Teri Pipe, Ph.D., Director of Nursing Research and Innovation at Mayo Clinic in Arizona and Interim Dean of ASU's College of Nursing and Health Innovation. The course incorporates mindfulness techniques to help participants better cope with stress. In the following video, Dr. Pipe will explain how the concept of Mindfulness works and ways to achieve it.
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Dr. Giuseppe Lanzino, a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon, discusses how a new device involving flow diversion may be used in the treatment of intracranial aneurysms.
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