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Mayo Clinic's Zebrafish Program

There 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.” Journalists: The [...]

Created by Dennis Douda

July 4th Marks 75th Anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s Farewell Speech

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5im7vNnaCM ROCHESTER, Minn. — Seventy-five years ago, on July 4th 1939, baseball legend Lou Gehrig delivered the famous speech bidding farewell to the ballpark and his fans. Two weeks before Gehrig had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Accompanied by his wife, Eleanor, Lou left [...]

Created by Duska Anastasijevic

Recovery Time from Disorder Affecting Nerves That Control Shoulder, Arm and Hand Can Vary

Recovery Time from Disorder Affecting Nerves That Control Shoulder, Arm and Hand Can Vary April 26, 2013 Dear Mayo Clinic: I was recently diagnosed with Parsonage-Turner syndrome following a rotator cuff repair. There is not much information out there. Can you tell me more about it? I am currently going [...]

Created by Shawn Bishop

TUESDAY Q & A: Discussing concerns with physician about muscle weakness

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 76 years old, and over the last year it has been getting harder to do everyday tasks. Even getting out of a chair is sometimes difficult, and I can tell I’m much weaker than I used to be. Is this a normal part of aging, or [...]

Created by Dana Sparks