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lizatorborg (@lizatorborg) posted · Tue, Sep 16 6:00am · View  

Tuesday Q and A: Several treatment options decrease symptoms of Graves’ disease

Thyroid glandDEAR MAYO CLINIC: Three months ago I was diagnosed with Graves’ disease. I have decided to have a thyroidectomy and want to know what to expect after the procedure. Will all of my symptoms (Graves’ ophthalmopathy, heart palpitations, irritability) go away immediately after surgery? What are the side effects of having the thyroid removed?

ANSWER: Thyroid removal is one of several treatment options that can effectively decrease symptoms of Graves’ disease. Others include anti-thyroid medications and radioiodine. Each person is different, and no one treatment is best for everyone. A thyroidectomy often relieves symptoms of Graves’ disease. But as with all surgery, there are risks and possible complications associated with thyroidectomy.

Graves’ disease is an immune system disorder that results in the overproduction of thyroid hormones, a condition known as hyperthyroidism. Because thyroid hormones affect many of your body’s functions, signs and symptoms of Graves’ disease can be wide ranging. [...]

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Dana Sparks (@danasparks) posted · Fri, Sep 5 10:32am · View  

MAYO CLINIC RADIO

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On the next Mayo Clinic Radio, Saturday, September 6 at 9 a.m. CT, we’ll discuss sleep issues with Eric Olson, M.D., and Joseph Kaplan, M.D.  Do you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep?  What can be done to address sleep concerns?  From childhood to old age, how do sleep patterns change as we age? Plus, what are the five things you should do if you suffer from insomnia?  Join us.

Myth or Fact: During sleep, your brain rests.

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Listen to this week’s Medical News Headlines: News Segment September 6, 2014 (right click MP3) 

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Joel Streed (@jstreed) posted · Tue, Sep 2 8:38am · View  

Back to School: Mayo Clinic Radio

For many students this is back-to-school time!  On the next Mayo Clinic Radio, 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.

Miss the show?  Here's the podcast: Mayo Clinic Radio Full Show 8-30-2014

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lizatorborg (@lizatorborg) posted · Tue, Sep 2 6:00am · View  

Tuesday Q and A: Eyelid lift can help reduce vision problems caused by excess skin

medical illustration of how blepharoplasty is done on the eyesDEAR MAYO CLINIC: I just turned 48 and am considering having blepharoplasty surgery to remove the excess skin on my eyelids, which has bothered me for years. What does this procedure involve? What are the risks? Is the change permanent, or is there a chance my eyelids will return to the way they look now?

ANSWER: The surgery you are considering typically includes removing extra skin, muscle and fat from both the upper and lower eyelids. Blepharoplasty, also called an eyelid lift, can help reduce vision problems caused by excess eyelid skin. It also can make your eyes look younger and more alert. As with all surgery, there are risks involved.

As you age, your eyelids stretch, and the muscles supporting them get weaker. As that happens, extra fat may gather above and below your eyelids, causing droopy upper lids and bags under your eyes. If the skin around your eyes sags significantly, it can make it harder to see, especially in the upper and outer parts of your field of vision. Eyelid surgery may be able to reduce or eliminate these problems. [...]

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

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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!

Miss the show?  Here's the podcast: Mayo Clinic Radio Full Show 8-30-2014

Follow #MayoClinicRadio and tweet your questions.

To listen to the program on Saturday, click here.

Mayo Clinic Radio is available on iHeart Radio.

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