There are proven treatments that help people stop smoking. Medications and supportive discussion with a health care provider and counseling with a specialist will greatly increase your chances for stopping. In this video, health care providers from the Mayo Clinic describe medication and counseling options and explain how they work to help smokers stop smoking Patients tell how treatment provided for them the help they needed to become and stay smoke-free. There is effective treatment for anyone who smokes. Visit the Mayo Clinic website. www.mayoclinic.org/ndc-rst/
At the end of their Feb. 24, 2010 performance at Mayo Clinic, Marlow and Fran Cowan reprised the number that they performed in Sept. 2008, which has been viewed several million times on YouTube and led to their appearance on ABC’s Good Morning America. See the original video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI-l0tK8Ok0
You may have heard of the so-called Mayo Clinic Diet. The truth is, Mayo Clinic has never been associated with a dietary program. Until now. Find out more at http://www.mayoclinic.com/diet?mc_id=us&utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=sm&utm_content=video&utm_campaign=mayoclinic&geo=national&placementsite=enterprise&cauid=100504
For some people it is very hard to stop smoking. In this video experts from the Mayo Clinic explain why. The video illustrates the way in which cigarettes deliver nicotine to the brain causing changes in the brain that lead to addiction. When a person stops smoking they often experience difficult withdrawal symptoms and powerful urges to smoke. The urges and withdrawal symptoms make quitting very hard for many smokers. But hope and help for smokers can be found at the Mayo Clinic website, http://www.mayoclinic.org/ndc-rst/
Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer for which there is no cure. But treatment for this disease has improved greatly in recent years. Patients can live in remission for a long time. The man you’re about to meet was diagnosed with multiple myeloma last year, and after an intense battle, he is winning.
There is a disease that strikes just 300 Americans each year. Yet, it is a nightmare that some have described as a lightening quick version of Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s diseases combined. For families losing loved ones, research holds the only hope.
Here’s Dennis Douda for Medical Edge.
Take a tour of Mayo Clinic Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla., which opened in April 2008. For more information, go to http://www.mayoclinic.org/mayo-clinic-hospital-jax/details.html
Kendall Lee, M.D., describes deep brain stimulation surgery, and how it is is typically done with patients who remain awake, so neurological functions can be measured and maintained. For more information on deep brain stimulation, visit http://mayocl.in/2A09T80.
Every year up to two thousand people in the United States and Canada die from anaphylaxis — a serious allergic reaction. The most common causes are allergies to peanuts, insect bites and seafood. But not all anaphylactic reactions are severe. They can be mild with subtler symptoms. And most people don’t know that if you’ve had a mild reaction in the past, you’re at risk of having a life threatening one in the future. More from Mayo Clinic on a new anaphylaxis awareness campaign.
Dr. Carola Arndt, a Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist at Mayo Clinic, discusses Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). ITP, also called immune thrombocytopenic purpura, is a blood-clotting disorder that can lead to easy or excessive bruising and bleeding. Dr. Arndt discusses symptoms, diagnoses, and treatment options.
To learn more about ITP, click here: http://www.mayoclinic.org/itp/.