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Dennis Douda (@ddouda) posted · Wed, Sep 24 1:11pm · View  

Jude's Wish: Unraveling a Medical Mystery

'Mayo 150 years serving humanity' 150th Sesquicentennial LogoBeing a parent of a very sick child is a frightening experience. That’s particularly true when the illness is a mystery and each possibility seems more serious than the last. But, getting to the right diagnosis quickly is the first step toward recovery. Little Jude is one of about 30,000 people who develop an autoimmune blood disorder called idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) each year. The Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Division at Mayo Clinic's Children's Center has been helping him survive it. September, incidentally, is ITP Awareness Month. [TRT 4:18]

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This is a special report produced for the Mayo Clinic 150th Anniversary Collection of Stories. To view other stories and learn about Mayo Clinic's sesquicentennial, please click here.

 

 

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Dennis Douda (@ddouda) posted · Mon, Sep 22 11:44am · View  

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

With schools back in session, many parents are again on the alert for easily transmissible childhood diseases. Hand, foot and mouth disease is one of them. Pediatric dermatologist with the Mayo Clinic Children's CenterMegha Tollefson, M.D., says it's usually not a big concern. But, in certain circumstances, hospitalization may be required. Here’s Dennis Douda for the Mayo Clinic News Network. [TRT 2:02]

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Dennis Douda (@ddouda) posted · Wed, Sep 3 6:00am · View  

Gastric Bypass Surgery: One Patient’s Journey

'Mayo 150 years serving humanity' 150th Sesquicentennial LogoThe first bariatric surgery was performed 60 years ago. Mayo Clinic studies have shown it’s not only the most effective way to lose large amounts weight, but also one of the most effective solutions for obese people with type 2 diabetes. Beyond the operating room, however, it requires a total commitment from patients, both physically and mentally. Here is the personal story of one patient who shared her experience, in hopes of helping others who may be trying to decide if this life-altering procedure is right for them. [TRT 4:07]

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This is a special report produced for the Mayo Clinic 150th Anniversary Collection of Stories. To view other stories and learn about Mayo Clinic's sesquicentennial, please click here.

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Dennis Douda (@ddouda) posted · Wed, Aug 27 10:12am · View  

Mayo Clinic Summer Camp Fights Obesity

Kids' summer camp season may be winding down but, for one special group of campers, this may be just the beginning. Camp Wabi is a place where children learn to escape what could otherwise be a lifelong cycle of obesity. Here’s Dennis Douda for the Mayo Clinic News Network. [TRT  2:20]

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Dennis Douda (@ddouda) posted · Wed, Jul 9 12:02pm · View  

Oboe Becomes a Surgical Instrument

For all of the high-tech and futuristic technology finding its way into health care, Mayo Clinic surgeon Shelagh Cofer, M.D., proves that old-fashioned common sense has its place too. How do you make sure a procedure to restore a musician’s wind power has worked before you leave the operating room? You just bring a little something extra. [TRT 2:24]

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Dennis Douda (@ddouda) posted · Sun, Jun 22 8:10pm · View  

Twitter Chats Connect Medical Experts

Twitter boasts hundreds of millions of subscribers. So, why wouldn't doctors with important news to share about treatment see if they could get the word out with a few well-worded tweets? Take a discussion recently on immunotherapy and ways medicine can work with our immune systems to fight cancer. Here's Dennis Douda with the Mayo Clinic News Network.

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Mayo Clinic regularly participates in Twitter chats on a wide variety of medical interests and specialties. In addition, other social media platforms are used daily to share news about health care and research, including Facebook, Pinterest and Google +.

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Dennis Douda (@ddouda) posted · Wed, Jun 18 12:50pm · View  

Mayo Clinic's Zebrafish Program

'Mayo 150 years serving humanity' 150th Sesquicentennial LogoThere is a tiny unsung hero in the medical world, the zebrafish. Studying it has led to countless breakthroughs, from understanding how the body works, to treatments for conditions like cancer and heart disease. At Mayo Clinic, researchers often take their quest for answers to the "Fish Farm.”

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This is a special report produced for the Mayo Clinic 150th Anniversary Collection of Stories. To view other stories and learn about Mayo Clinic's sesquicentennial, please click here

 

 

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Dennis Douda (@ddouda) posted · Tue, May 13 11:55am · View  

Little-Known Condition Causes 5%-10% of High Blood Pressure Cases (pkg)

More than 1 out of 4 Americans has high blood pressure. For millions of them, a little-known condition is to blame; primary aldosteronism or PA. It's caused when nodules on the adrenal glands increase the production of a specific, and even toxic,  hormone. The good news - the right treatment may cure their hypertension permanently and even save their life. Dennis Douda has more on how the condition is diagnosed and treated. A word of caution: There are graphic surgery images in the video. [TRT 2:21]

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Journalists: The video package and additional b-roll are available in the downloads. (TV stations: The graphic surgery images are at 1:35 & 1:55 in the video.)

Members of the media wishing to interview Dr. William Young may call 507-284-5005 or write to newsbureau@mayo.edu to make a request. 

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