Month: September 2019

A decade ago, women diagnosed with ovarian cancer had few options for treatment. Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation were standard practice. Those therapies are still in use today, but, thanks to research and new technologies, ovarian cancer patients have additional, and sometimes more effective, options for treatment.
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Stroke is the leading cause of permanent disability in the U.S., striking nearly 800,000 people each year. Hemorrhagic, or bleeding, stroke is particularly devastating says Mayo Clinic neurologist and critical care expert Dr. William D. Freeman. “About 40 percent of hemorrhagic stroke patients die within a month, and half of the survivors have some type
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There’s nothing quite like it. The feeling of nausea you get after you eat something that doesn’t agree with you. Now imagine dealing with that sickly feeling 24/7. Unfortunately, that’s reality for diabetics who have what’s called gastroparesis. Their stomachs don’t empty normally and treatments often don’t work. But thanks to doctors at Mayo Clinic,
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Dr. Michael Link, a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon, describes symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options for acoustic neuroma. Visit http://mayocl.in/2nEvWeC for more information on care at Mayo Clinic or to request an appointment. Acoustic neuroma is a rare, benign tumor that arises from the hearing imbalance nerve. It affects 2 to 4 people per 100,000. Symptoms may
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If you’re not getting the grades you want, it may not be because of a lack of effort. The way you study – the techniques and strategies – are just as important as the amount of time and effort you put into studying. Using these methods, you’ll crush your college, university, or medical school courses,
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Fibromyalgia expert, Dr. Barbara Bruce, explains the disease and its symptoms. A physician referral is required for the Fibromyalgia Treatment Program at Mayo Clinic in Florida. To request an appointment, visit http://www.mayoclinic.org/departments-centers/rheumatology/florida/overview/appointments.
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You can only earn the best grades if you’re effective at figuring out what the key points and important information is, so that you can approach your studying appropriately. It’s not easy figuring out which information is high yield and which information is low yield. In this video, we’ll help you determine what information is
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We live in a talkative society. Millions of people depend on their voices every day for work — teachers, telemarketers, therapists, singers — the list goes on. But if you overuse your voice you can get sore, hoarse and even develop calluses or nodules on your vocal cords. Doctors at Mayo Clinic say learning to
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Pressure in the high-stakes environment of medical training can be overwhelming. This video from Mayo Clinic and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention explains how everyone can help prevent suicide by being alert for the signs of depression and escaping stress and how to be most helpful. Learn more about the American Foundation for Suicide
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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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In this video, Mayo Clinic doctor, Dr Sanj Kakar, highlights some of the common causes of pain on the outside of the wrist, also known as ulnar sided wrist pain. This is a common cause of pain in the wrist and with an accurate history, clinical examination and tests can be readily diagnosed and treated.
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Charles Rosen, M.D., transplant surgeon at Mayo Clinic, discusses living liver donation, including the evaluation process, risks, and recovery. Liver transplantation enables recipients to enjoy prolonged survival with an excellent quality of life. Unfortunately, there aren’t enough deceased donor livers for everyone in need. Living liver donation could enable a patient to undergo transplantation much
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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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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
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In this Mayo Clinic video, Paul A. Friedman, M.D., Mayo Clinic cardiologist, and reviews traditional pacemakers and newer, leadless, pacemakers, and who might be a candidate for each type of pacemaker. Learn More: ►http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/aortic-stenosis/basics/definition/con-20026329 Join our interactive SOCIAL MEDIA community: ► YouTube: http://YouTube.com/MayoClinic ► Facebook: http://Facebook.com/MayoClinic ► Twitter: http://Twitter.com/MayoClinic ► Google+: http://bit.ly/MayoClinicGoogle ► Pinterest: http://Pinterest.com/MayoClinic
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Mayo Clinic’s Christopher Sletten, Ph.D., ABPP discussing Central Sensitization Syndrome, which is the prevailing theory of the cause of chronic pain & other chronic symptoms. A patient and/or provider understanding of this process can lead to seeking appropriate treatments including the Pain Rehab Center (PRC) at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus. Learn more about the PRC
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What is it about laughter that’s contagious? Sometimes you just can’t stop from smiling when you hear or see it. Last September, an elderly couple from Iowa infused the internet with laughter and joy. Their random act of happiness at Mayo Clinic hit You Tube and made more than 6 million people smile. And that,
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