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Two of a Kind: Abby and Belle

Formerly conjoined twins, Abby and Belle were separated after a daylong operation in May 2006. All these years later the family reflects on that deep moment of trust in the Mayo Clinic team. [TRT 4:14] Journalists: The full package is available in the downloads. Click here for transcript. This is a [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

BACK-TO-SCHOOL: Deciding to Stay in Sports Activities

Obesity issues are facing our society and just when young people should be encouraged to stay active, there's some concern they're dropping out of sports. Speculation is that some kids quit because there’s too much emphasis on winning or they’re simply burning out early because of overall pressures. Vivien Williams speaks with Mayo [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

BACK-TO-SCHOOL: Anxiety Going to a New School

It's back-to-school time and while some children might look forward to returning to the classroom with friends, others can feel anxious. A little anxiety is normal, but sometimes worries might get out of control. That can be especially true for kids who are starting a new school. Mayo Clinic Children's Center psychiatrist Stephen Whiteside, Ph.D. has [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Early Diagnosis and Aggressive Approach to Rheumatoid Arthritis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FloX45Ue414 Being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis can be frightening. It's a lifelong chronic condition that not only causes painful damage to your joints but can affect other areas of the body, including heart and kidneys. So, an early diagnosis and an aggressive approach to treatment can mean having much better control [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Mayo Clinic Discovery Leads to FDA Approval for Stem Cell Trial for Heart Failure Patients

U.S. FDA Approves Phase III Cardiopoietic Stem Cell Trial for Heart Failure Patients Based on a Mayo Discovery Cardio3 BioSciences, an international Mayo Clinic collaborator, has received FDA approval for a phase III pivotal clinical trial of its stem cell therapy. The trial will test the Mayo Clinic discovery of cardiopoietic [...]

Created by Dennis Douda

Oboe Becomes a Surgical Instrument

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dnsdA9AnEU 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 [...]

Created by Dennis Douda

Watch the Sodium When Preparing for Holiday Picnics

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKMUC0yUudc   Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and potato salad. Those are the fixings for a fantastic Fourth of July picnic. The problem is this menu can be loaded with sodium, which is bad for your health, especially if you have heart disease.  Vivien Williams and photographer Andy Shilts talk with Mayo Clinic cardiologist Stephen [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

"He's the Bravest Kid I've Ever Seen" - Boo's Kidney Transplant

This little boy you’re about to meet was hit so hard with influenza it damaged his lungs to the point he was put on life support. The ordeal ended up severely damaging his kidneys and doctors feared he was too sick for a transplant. Then he went to Mayo Clinic [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

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