An Unexpected Miracle just Down the Hall

Sometimes miracles happen when you least expect them. No one believes that more than Fleming Island, Fla., resident Shirley Thompson, whose tale of how she received two new lungs while in a medically induced coma at Mayo Clinic in Florida isn’t exactly the typical scenario. The 48-year-old married mother of two was first diagnosed with pulmonary arterial […]

Valentine’s Day is National Donor Day!

NEWS CONFERENCE: Record Number of Minnesota Heart Transplants in 2012 Last year Minnesota transplant centers performed a record number of heart transplants. LifeSource and Minnesota’s heart transplant centers – Abbott Northwestern, Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview – will hold a news conference today, to discuss the numbers. WHEN:           Thursday, […]

5 Years On a VAD: Ventricular Assist Device (pkg)

“You have six months, maybe a year to live.” That was the reality facing heart failure patient Verna Schrombeck. Her condition had deteriorated to the point where treatment no longer helped and because of her age she was not a candidate for a heart transplant. So, surgeons at Mayo Clinic implanted a ventricular assist device […]

Hospital Infantil de Phoenix y Mayo Clinic culminan el primer trasplante pediátrico de hígado en el Valle después de más de dos décadas

PHOENIX, Arizona — 18 de enero de 2013.  Por primera vez en el Valle y después de más de veinte años, el pasado 6 de diciembre una muchacha de 17 años de Glendale, Arizona, se convirtió en la receptora de un trasplante pediátrico de hígado, como resultado de la colaboración entre el Hospital Infantil de […]

Mayo Clinic designa nuevo líder para investigaciones

ROCHESTER, Minnesota — 18 de enero de 2013.  Mayo Clinic anunció la designación del nuevo decano ejecutivo para investigaciones, Dr. Gregory Gores, quien sucede al Dr. Robert Rizza que se separa del cargo para concentrarse en la investigación y en la atención de pacientes. El Dr. Gores anteriormente presidió la División de Gastroenterología y Hepatología […]

FRIDAY MYTH OR MATTER-OF-FACT

“HAVING ‘ORGAN DONOR’ ON YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE OR CARRYING A DONOR CARD IS ALL YOU NEED TO DO TO BE A DONOR” Join us on the next Medical Edge program when we speak with the Director of the Mayo Transplant Center, Dr. Brooks Edwards about organ transplants. We’ll hear the latest about what’s happening in this fascinating medical field […]

Mayo Clinic Names New Research Leader

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic has announced the appointment of Gregory Gores, M.D., as executive dean for research. He succeeds Robert Rizza, M.D., who stepped down to focus on research and patient care. Dr. Gores, previously chair of Mayo’s Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, oversees research across Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Health System. In […]

TUESDAY Q & A: Regenerative Medicine Ready to Revolutionize Disease Management

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I’ve been hearing a lot about regenerative medicine lately. What is it exactly, and what can it be used for?    ANSWER: Regenerative medicine is an emerging discipline in medicine and surgery focused on finding ways to boost the body’s ability to heal itself. It examines new therapies and advances new ways to […]

Stem Cell 101: Mayo Clinic Expert Answers Commonly Asked Questions

ROCHESTER, Minn. — November 28, 2012.  Next week, more than 1,200 people from 25 countries are expected to attend the 8th Annual World Stem Cell Summit” in West Palm Beach, Fla., a gathering sponsored by Mayo Clinic. As those close to the science explore potential stem cell applications, many patients have questions about what stem […]

Kidneys

Dr. James T. McCarthy from Mayo Clinic Rochester was on the show to discuss our kidneys.  We touched on all aspects of the kidneys including cysts, stones, failure, transplants and infections. You can listen to the program on I Heart Radio via our flagship station; KROC AM. Miss this show?! Don’t worry, click the link […]

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