Richard Rubenstein, a retired executive from Scottsdale, Arizona, shares his experience battling rectal cancer diagnosed in 2007. He explains his medical and surgical treatment at Mayo Clinic in Arizona while giving those overcoming a cancer diagnosis hope and wisdom.
Reach out to prevent teen suicide. This positive music video, created by Mayo Clinic, encourages troubled teens to communicate with an adult for help and support. It also depicts how teens can talk to adults in a variety of situations. Things can get better.
For more information-
Call: 1-800-273-TALK, 1-800-273-8255
Laura Raffals, M.D., a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic specializing in the treatment of patients with inflammatory bowel disease, discusses treatment options available to patients with Crohn’s disease.
For more information, visit: http://www.mayoclinic.org/crohns/
Arveen Thethi, M.D., an asthma and allergy specialist at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., shares information about the chronic condition asthma, which affects more than 235 million people, according to the World Health Organization.
Asthma is a treatable — but not curable — condition that causes inflammation, mucus and spasms in the small airway. It affects both children and adults and is characterized by recurrent attacks of breathlessness and wheezing, which vary in severity and frequency from person to person.
Dr. Thethi shares information about diagnosis, management and treatment of the disorder, including when to seek care from a specialist.
More information about asthma and services at Mayo Clinic can be found at http://mayoclinic.org/asthma
Edward Loftus Jr., M.D., a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic discusses the controversial topic of using nutrition in the setting of IBD, dietary changes that may help patients with IBD, and the difficulty of proving whether or not specific diets are helpful in treating IBD.
For more information on IBD, visit: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/inflammatory-bowel-disease/DS01195/?mc_id=youtube
David Dodick, M.D., Brent Goodman, M.D., and Bert Vargas, M.D., neurologists at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, discuss study findings presented at the 2013 American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting. Currently, there is no biomarker or diagnostic test to both reliably indicate when a brain concussion has occurred and when the brain has recovered. The study results indicate that autonomic nervous dysfunction is common in concussion and autonomic nervous system testing may be a sensitive biomarker in patients with concussion.
Few moments are as joyful as the one when you bring a brand new baby into the world. But imagine the worry you’d feel if right after birth you learned something was wrong. Hip instability is an issue in approximately one in 1-hundred births. Most cases resolve on their own, but some don’t. Mayo Clinic doctors say if you treat hip instability as soon as possible after birth, most kids grow up with healthy, normal hips.
Cedric Ortiguera, M.D., orthopedic surgeon at the Mayo Clinic campus in Jacksonville discusses several frequently asked questions regarding osteoarthritis and knee replacement surgery. In this video, Dr. Ortiguera mentions how osteoarthritis is the most common reason for needing knee replacement surgery and how there is currently no cure for osteoarthritis. He describes how knee replacement surgery replaces the worn out cartilage in the knee with an artificial knee cap.
To learn more, visit http://mayocl.in/2zR5wLJ.
This video will mention:
• The success rate of surgery
• The duration of your time in the hospital including, surgery, post surgery and physical therapy.
• The length of time to expect a knee replacement to last
• The types of low impact activities that you will be able to do with a knee replacement
• The potential complications of a knee replacement
• How Mayo Clinic will help control the pain during the surgery and during the recovery process
• The advances in knee replacement technology
• The rate of recovery for a knee replacement surgery
Whether it’s getting in the way of your mad skills on a video game — or it’s interfering with your job — Thumb Arthritis is a common complaint. In fact about one-in-ten will have to see a doctor for a painfully stubborn thumb. And women are 6-times more likely than men to have a problem. Here’s Dennis Douda for the Mayo Clinic News Network.