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When Breast Cancer Travels to the Brain: Laser Therapy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HjfQUk7D2w A diagnosis of cancer alone is difficult and especially challenging if the disease has spread to other areas of the body. For instance, many cancer patients who develop brain tumors may be faced with a surgery and recovery time that affects their participation in other necessary treatments. However, Mayo [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Treating POTS: A Teenage Syndrome Solution

Maybe you’ve heard the complaints: I’m too tired to get up, my stomach hurts, I just want to sleep. These symptoms might be typical of some teenagers, but for others they're signs of a very real illness called postural tachycardia syndrome or POTS. Today, social media has helped spread awareness of [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Sunday Oct. 12th is World Arthritis Day: Looking at RA Diagnosis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FloX45Ue414 Today is WORLD ARTHRITIS DAY Being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis can be frightening. It's a lifelong chronic condition that not only causes painful damage to 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 [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

New Breast Cancer Screening — Tomosynthesis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLaIlLxTlVQ Research has proven mammograms can detect breast cancer early, when it’s still curable, but they aren't perfect tests.  For instance, some women who have mammograms are called back for additional testing because the images aren’t completely clear, especially in dense breast tissue. Ongoing research is discovering a variety of [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Orchestrating Care — and Robotic Surgery — for Prostate Cancer

Internationally known orchestra conductor Alvaro Gomez is originally from Chile but now lives in Florida and when faced with a diagnosis of prostate cancer, he chose Mayo Clinic for his minimally invasive treatment. A collaborative team that included urologists and oncologists developed just the right treatment for Mr. Gomez, and [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Jude's Wish: Unraveling a Medical Mystery

Being 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 [...]

Created by Dennis Douda

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYb7t_jHiTE 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 Center, Megha Tollefson, M.D., says it's usually not a big concern. But, in certain circumstances, hospitalization may be [...]

Created by Dennis Douda

Beating Ovarian Cancer Twice

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 20,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year. Most of them are over the age of 60, but the woman you’re about to meet was diagnosed the first time in her 30s ... and has beat the disease twice. [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

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