Organ Donation Optimization

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Darrin Willingham discusses organ donation. To listen, click the link below. Organ donation Optimization

Cost for Organ Donation

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Scott Nyberg sets the record straight regarding whether or not you would be charged for donating your organs for transplant. To listen, click the link below. Cost For Donation

With Prompt Treatment, Hemochromatosis Can Usually Be Managed Effectively

With Prompt Treatment, Hemochromatosis Can Usually Be Managed Effectively January 21, 2011 Dear Mayo Clinic: I was diagnosed with hereditary hemochromatosis a year ago. I have had regular blood draws to remove iron from my body. My iron levels are stable for the moment. Will I eventually need a liver transplant? Answer: Hemochromatosis is a […]

Am I too Old to Donate

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Scott Nyberg asnwers the question, am I too old to donate my organs? To listen, click the link below Am I Too Old to Donate

Methylprednisolone May Relieve Shortness of Breath, but Won’t Treat Emphysema

Methylprednisolone May Relieve Shortness of Breath, but Won’t Treat Emphysema November 19, 2010 Dear Mayo Clinic: Can methylprednisolone relieve shortness of breath for a person with emphysema? Answer: Methylprednisolone is a corticosteroid medication used to reduce inflammation in people with various lung conditions. It can help relieve shortness of breath in some cases. But it’s […]

Keratoprosthesis

Imagine a life of darkness. A life without sight. That was reality for the woman you’re about to meet. She lost her vision more than 30 years ago; the result of a severe allergic reaction to medications. Repeated attempts to restore her vision with human corneal transplants failed. Then she went to Mayo Clinic, where […]

With Prompt Treatment, Cornea Infection Can Be Cured Without Long-term Complications

With Prompt Treatment, Cornea Infection Can Be Cured Without Long-term Complications October 22, 2010 Dear Mayo Clinic: What is keratitis? Can it be cured? Answer: Keratitis, an infection of the eye’s cornea, can be serious and, in severe cases, the infection may threaten vision. But with prompt treatment, keratitis can often be cured without any […]

Researchers Formulate Treatment Combination Lethal To Pancreatic Cancer Cells

A combination of two targeted therapies packs a powerful punch to kill pancreatic cancer cells in the laboratory, Mayo Clinic cancer researchers report. With further testing of these drugs that are from classes of pharmaceuticals already used in patients, the Mayo research may lead to new treatment opportunities for patients with pancreatic cancer, which is […]

Medical Experts for Media – Thoracic Surgery

Stephen Cassivi, M.D., M.Sc. __________________________________________________________________ Stephen Cassivi, M.D., M.Sc., a chest surgeon and specialist in lung and esophageal diseases, lung transplantation and cancer surgery Surgical Director of Lung Transplantation, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota Recipient of teaching awards from Mayo Clinic and the University of Toronto Basic research focus of regenerative medicine in end-stage lung diseases Clinical […]

Medical Experts for Media- Psychology/Psychiatry

Robert Auger, M.D. Mark Frye, M.D. Peter Jensen, M.D. Timothy Lineberry, M.D. Terry Schneekloth, M.D. Leslie Sim, Ph.D., L.P. Max Trenerry, Ph.D., L.P Chris Wall, M.D. Stephen Whiteside, Ph.D. __________________________________________________________________________ Robert Auger, M.D. –  a specialist in seasonal affective disorders, sleeping disorders. Seasonal affective disorder Sleep disorders Circadian rhythm sleep disorders.  To schedule an interview, […]

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