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Cancer, Choline C 11 and the Representative (pkg)

Just when you think you have it beat, one of the sneaky things about cancer is the way it can reappear, undetected in a few isolated cells. Alaska State Senator Mike Hawker had that concern after his first life or death battle with prostate cancer. Then in late 2012, Mayo Clinic became [...]

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ARDS: A Potentially Deadly Complication Of Influenza (pkg)

This is a story of beating the odds. It’s about a man who developed a potentially deadly complication of influenza called acute respiratory distress syndrome, or ARDS. He ended up in a medically induced coma on a respirator in an intensive care unit – a situation from which many [...]

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Drummer Beating Heart Disease (pkg)

All Justin ever wanted to do was play drums in a rock and roll band, but a serious heart problem, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, silenced his music. With doubts about living to see his 24th birthday, he went to Mayo Clinic to find help and hope.  [TRT 3:30] Journalists: The full package, animation and additional b-roll [...]

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Live Long, Beat Strong to Find a Cure (pkg)

At age 14, life's all about school, sports and hanging out with friends. But for the teen you're about to meet, it's also about enduring open heart surgery.  Jack Long faced a major operation, but instead of fearing what might happen, he focused on helping other people. [TRT 3:06] Journalists: The full [...]

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Seeing Inside the Heart with MRI (pkg)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) allows physicians to look inside the heart while it's beating. They can locate the damage done by a heart attack, study the tissue characteristics and identify infection. Vivien Williams reports that Mayo Clinic physicians are tailoring treatment with MRI to keep people healthier longer. [TRT 1:17] (Previously aired on MCNN Feb. [...]

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The Donna Marathon, Mayo Runners and a Medical Tent (pkg)

It's not too late to register for The 26.2 with Donna Finish Breast Cancer Marathon if you're in the Jacksonville, Fla. area this weekend! It's the only marathon in the country where all race proceeds and donated funds go to breast cancer research and care for those with the disease.  Running any marathon certainly takes [...]

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iPad Support for Heart Surgery Patients (pkg)

After surgery, patients often face uncertainty and worry about getting all the information they need to support their recovery. So, at Mayo Clinic patients who have had heart surgery are being given iPads to make their hospital stays easier.  [TRT 1:55] (Previously aired Feb. 2013) Click here for script. Journalists: The video report [...]

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Freezing Your Heart (pkg)

Atrial fibrillation is a common heart rhythm problem experienced by millions of people. It’s when your heart races, causing dizziness, shortness of breath and fatigue. It also increases your risk of stroke. Mayo Clinic surgeons are using a treatment that means freezing heart muscle to stop the racing.  [TRT 2:05] Originally aired Feb. [...]

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There Really is a REAL Mayo Clinic Diet (pkg)

Especially this time of year, after the holidays, some people rely on fad diets for quick results instead of committing to more medically sound weight-loss programs. Well, The Mayo Clinic Diet is the real deal and is consistently ranked high on the lists of healthy programs. Vivien Williams has more in this report.  [TRT [...]

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Take Action Against Acne (pkg)

Remember this? You’re all excited about a high school dance and the day of the event you wake up with a giant blemish. Acne happens to everyone at some point or another, and it can be a huge source of embarrassment and stress for many teens. Doctors at Mayo [...]

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Subglottic Stenosis: Gasping for Air (pkg)

You have asthma. That’s what many people diagnosed with a condition called subglottic stenosis hear from their doctors. They may get misdiagnosed because it’s very rare, and it causes your airway to narrow until you’re breathing through a very tiny opening. Doctors at Mayo Clinic have developed new ways [...]

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Give a Gift - Be a Living Donor! (pkg)

My Family’s Battle with Rare Kidney Disease Gives Hope to Others Seeking a Lifesaving Transplant  By: Jane Sullivan Horne When I received a kidney from my brother David ten years ago at Mayo Clinic in Florida, little did I know that someday my only son would have to undergo [...]

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Caring for Your Holiday Heart (pkg)

Cookies, candy, eggnog ... these are some the favorite goodies we can’t seem to resist at holiday gatherings. But for patients with an underlying heart condition, a few days of eating the wrong foods can cause some serious problems. Mayo Clinic physicians say it's actually common for hospital admissions to increase during the holidays, especially for [...]

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Winter Weather Affects the Body's Largest Organ - Skin (pkg)

In some places weather temperatures are beginning to drop and as winter approaches we shouldn’t neglect the largest organ of our body — our skin. In this report, a Mayo Clinic specialist offers some timely reminders for staying comfortable and healthy in the cold, dry air. Here’s Dennis Douda.  [TRT  2:07] Journalists: Broadcast [...]

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Coughs, Colds and Fevers: When to Take Your Child to the Emergency Department (pkg)

Runny nose, sore throat, cough and a fever. Those symptoms are typical of cold and flu season. Most of the time kids who catch a virus get better with treating the symptoms and a little TLC. But how do caregivers know when it’s time to take them to the doctor or even the emergency department? [...]

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How to Manage Pain Every Day (pkg)

More than one-fourth of the U.S. population suffers from some form of chronic pain. That's pain every day ... all day ... destroying quality of life and making even the simplest tasks difficult. But a program at Mayo Clinic is providing patients with the tools they need to help control their pain and regain a fulfilling [...]

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Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Pain, Swelling and Stiffness (pkg)

Pain, swelling and stiffness in your joints are all symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. But because these symptoms come and go, the condition can sometimes be tricky to diagnose. And it's important to get the right diagnosis because starting treatment early can make a difference. Vivien Williams reports.    [TRT 1:46] [...]

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November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month (pkg)

Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States. It's often very aggressive and tough to treat. But research is offering great hope for patients in terms of early diagnosis and better treatments. As a matter of fact, the woman in this report that first aired two years [...]

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Mayo, Medicine and Social Media (pkg)

The reach of social media cannot be denied. It has the potential to connect us, inform us and empower us to achieve healthier, happier lives. That is certainly true when it comes to raising public awareness about medical challenges and solutions. In fact, this past week Mayo Clinic invited doctors, [...]

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Sisters Have Same Breast Cancer Risk But Made Different Decisions (pkg)

The risk most women have of getting breast cancer in their lifetime is 12 percent. But if a woman tests positive for one of two known breast cancer genes, that risk shoots up to as high as 80 percent. The sisters in this story both tested positive for a [...]

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