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Dana Sparks (@danasparks) posted · Mon, Sep 1 12:25pm · View  

Monday's Housecall

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Blood donation
Millions of people need blood transfusions each year. They may need it during surgery, after an accident or because of a disease. Help save a life today. Be a blood donor.

Home care services: Questions to ask
If you're recovering from surgery or have a chronic illness, you may need some support. Home care services can include nursing assistance and help with chores and errands.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Colloidal silver: Is it safe or effective?
Colloidal silver products aren't cure-alls and may wind up being harmful.

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New, persistent leg pain or aching may indicate an underlying circulation problem.

PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
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Soledad Andrade (@soledadandrade) posted · Mon, Sep 1 8:00am · View  

Exact Sciences anuncia que Mayo Clinic es el primer sistema de salud en ofrecer el Cologuard®

El análisis de ADN en heces (sDNA) para detectar cáncer colorrectal está a disposición de los pacientes mediante receta médica  

CologuardMADISON, Wisconsin y ROCHESTER, Minnesota: Exact Sciences Corp. (NASDAQ: EXAS) anunció hoy que Mayo Clinic será el primer sistema de salud en ofrecer el Cologuard®, primer  análisis no invasivo de ADN en heces y único autorizado por la Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos de Estados Unidos (FDA) para detectar el cáncer colorrectal. Los médicos de atención primaria de Mayo Clinic podrán recetar el Cologuard® a sus pacientes.

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Dana Sparks (@danasparks) posted · Fri, Aug 29 12:51pm · View  

MAYO CLINIC RADIO

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For many students this is back-to-school time! On the next Mayo Clinic Radio, Saturday, August 30 at 9 a.m. CT, four physicians will join us and share important information related to sending your student back to class. Noelle Larson, M.D., will discuss scoliosis and finding the correct sized backpack. Dawn Davis, M.D., will talk about acne, warts, skin rashes and lice. Robert Jacobson, M.D., will give us the latest information on immunizations for students from preschool to college. Brian Mohney, M.D., will discuss eye exams, eyestrain and overall eye health for students. Join us!

Follow #MayoClinicRadio and tweet your questions.

To listen to the program on Saturday, click here.

Mayo Clinic Radio is available on iHeart Radio.

Listen to this week’s Medical News Headlines: News Segment August 30. 2014 (right click MP3) 

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McCray (@tracymccray) posted · Tue, Aug 19 4:40pm · View  

Mayo Clinic Radio: Back-To-School

For many students this is back-to-school time!  On the next Mayo Clinic Radio, Saturday, August 30 at 9 a.m. CT, four physicians will join us and share important information related to sending your student back to class.  Noelle Larson, M.D., will discuss scoliosis and finding the correct sized backpack.  Dawn Davis, M.D., will talk about acne, warts, skin rashes and lice. Robert Jacobson, M.D., will give us the latest information on immunizations for students from preschool to college. Brian Mohney, M.D., will discuss eye exams, eyestrain and overall eye health for students.  Join us!

Follow #MayoClinicRadio and tweet your questions.

To listen to the program on Saturday, click here.

Mayo Clinic Radio is available on iHeart Radio.

Mayo Clinic Radio is a weekly one-hour radio program highlighting health and medical information from Mayo Clinic. The show is taped for rebroadcast by some affiliates.

For future topics, click on Upcoming Programs.
To listen to archived shows, click on Episodes.

 

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lizatorborg (@lizatorborg) posted · Sat, Aug 23 9:45am · View  

Weekend Wellness: Symptoms of sarcoidosis vary depending on organs affected

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Sarcoid chest X-ray

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am very healthy and active, but was recently diagnosed
with sarcoidosis. My doctor said it may go away on its own, but I am worried it will worsen. How often should I see my doctor for monitoring the condition? What treatments do you recommend?

ANSWER: Your doctor is correct that sarcoidosis often goes away on its own. In many cases, it does not require treatment. But how often you need to see your doctor and any specific treatment recommendations for you should be based on your individual situation, including what triggered your diagnosis and any symptoms you may have.

Sarcoidosis is the growth of tiny collections of inflammatory cells in different parts of the body. The condition can affect almost any organ, but it is most commonly found in the lungs, lymph nodes, eyes and skin. Doctors believe sarcoidosis happens as a result of the body’s immune system responding to an unknown substance, most likely something inhaled from the air. [...]

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Dana Sparks (@danasparks) posted · Wed, Aug 20 4:39pm · View  

Mayo Clinic News Network — Headlines 8/20/14

 

Mayo Clinic News Network Headlines include:

  • Back-to-school nutrition
  • Vaccinations
  • Healthy eyes

Journalists: Video is available in the downloads. Click here for script.

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Karl W Oestreich (@KarlWOestreich) posted · Wed, Aug 6 1:10pm · View  

Mayo Clinic Trustees Recognize New Named Professors

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees recognized four new named professorships, the highest academic distinction for faculty members at Mayo Clinic, during its quarterly meeting today.

 

Dr. Michael Brodsky

Dr. Michael Brodsky

Michael Brodsky, M.D., a physician with joint appointments in the Department of Neurology and Department of Ophthalmology, is recognized as the Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc. Professor in Ophthalmology Research. The Knights Templar Eye Foundation, incorporated in 1956, is a charity sponsored by the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar. The organization’s mission is to improve vision through research and education and by supporting access to care.

As a researcher, Dr. Brodsky focuses on evolutionary mechanisms of infantile strabismus (a condition in which the eyes are not properly aligned with one another); congenital optic disc anomalies; ocular motor physiology; nystagmus (a condition of involuntary eye movement acquired in infancy or later in life, that may result in reduced or limited vision); and other ocular motility disturbances. He has authored or co-authored several textbooks, including the definitive Pediatric Neuro-Ophthalmology.

He has also established a video-oculography laboratory at Mayo Clinic to study the role of binocular luminance disparity in infantile strabismus.

Dr. Douglas Husmann

Dr. Douglas Husmann

Douglas Husmann, M.D., Department of Urology, is recognized as the Anson L. Clark Professor in Urology. This professorship was established in 1974 by The Clark Foundation of Dallas, Texas, in memory of Anson L. Clark, M.D. Dr. Clark was a member of the Mayo Clinic staff in the section of special urology and an instructor in urology from 1931 to 1934.

As a urologist, Dr. Husmann’s clinical and research focus includes pediatric and reconstructive urology, and he has extensive experience in urologic reconstructive surgical procedures in both congenital abnormalities and traumatic injuries. He excels at translating basic science findings to the clinical arena. His work has resulted in numerous advances in the fields of androgen receptor physiology, the management of reproductive congenital abnormalities, traumatic genitourinary injuries and reconstructive urology.

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Soledad Andrade (@soledadandrade) posted · Fri, Aug 1 5:33pm · View  

Nuevos tratamientos para la sequedad de los ojos pueden aliviar cuando los tratamientos normales no surten efecto

ESTIMADA MAYO CLINIC:
¿Cuál es la causa de los ojos secos? ¿Existe algún tratamiento eficaz, aparte de constantemente aplicar gotas en los ojos para mantenerlos húmedos?

una mujer mayor frotándose los ojos con un pañuelo de papelRESPUESTA:
La sequedad de los ojos ocurre cuando no hay suficiente producción de lágrimas o éstas son de mala calidad. El tratamiento de los ojos secos suele incluir medicamentos, colirios y ungüentos; pero cuando los tratamientos normales no surten efecto, las nuevas terapias para un cierto tipo de sequedad de los ojos pueden ofrecer alivio.

A fin de mantener clara la visión y sentir comodidad en los ojos, es necesario que una capa homogénea de lágrimas cubra la superficie del ojo. Esa película lagrimal tiene tres componentes básicos: un estrato lípido, un estrato acuoso y un estrato de mucina. La sequedad de los ojos aparece cuando se presenta un problema con cualquiera de ellos. [...]

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