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Dennis Douda (@ddouda) posted · Mon, Nov 24 5:00am · View  

Seeing Cancer Sooner with CT Lung Scans

'Mayo 150 years serving humanity' 150th Sesquicentennial LogoAs the number one cancer killer, lung cancer claims more lives than breast, prostate and colon cancers combined. To help detect it sooner, when it’s far more treatable, Mayo Clinic has launched a Lung Cancer Screening Program. For some, the process is already proving to be a life saver. [TRT: 3:00]

Those wishing to contact Mayo Clinic’s Lung Cancer Screening Program in Rochester, Minn., may call 507-538-0340.

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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, Nov 10 2:53pm · View  

The Last Brother's Heart

A Detroit area man has a very special appreciation for the value of organ donation. It helped him survive a medical condition that has decimated his immediate family. For the Mayo Clinic News Network, Dennis Douda has the story of the last brother and the efforts to help him be well again. [TRT 1:50]

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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]

Journalists: The video package and extra b-roll are available in the downloads. To read the full script click here.

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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