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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Four million people in the U.S., 100 million worldwide. That's how many people are infected with Hepatitis C. It's a virus you can get from blood transfusions given before 1990, shared needles, unclean tattoo needles and sometimes sex. In many cases it leads to cirrhosis of the liver and eventually liver cancer. Standard treatment only cures about 45-percent of all patients. But thanks to new medications, more people with Hepatitis C will be cured.
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sometimes life's not fair. We've just come out of cold and flu season only to arrive smack in the middle of spring allergy season. What can you do about that runny nose and nasal congestion? Medications are one option, but so is nasal cleansing. More on how nasal cleansing can help from Mayo Clinic.
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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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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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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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John D. Casler, M.D., an otolaryngologist at Mayo Clinic in Florida, explains when thyroid surgery or thyroidectomy is appropriate for patients. Dr. Casler also discusses the different ways to conduct the surgery. Successful thyroid surgery results in normal calcium regulation post operatively.
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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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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 back in the game of life.
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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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Dr. Kevin M. Barrett, vascular neurologist at Mayo Clinic in Florida, discusses Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIA), a temporary interruption of blood flow to a particular part of the brain, and the difference between TIA and stroke. More information on www.mayoclinic.com or at http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/mini-stroke/AN01432
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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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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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Steve Moran, M.D., of the Division of Hand Surgery at Mayo Clinic, discusses thumb arthritis and new options for the treatment for thumb arthritis. He describes symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options of both nonsurgical and surgical treatments in thumb arthritis. To learn more, visit http://mayocl.in/2xysztP.
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Mayo Clinic neurologist, Dr. Cutrer, describes his own experience with migraine.
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The subway on the downtown Mayo Clinic campus doesn't involve motorized vehicles, as Vivien explains. It does, however, provide a way for patients and families to navigate the downtown campus, and it also has many helpful amenities, including a patient cafeteria. Further down the hall is the Patient Education Center.
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