Mesalamine Dose May Lower Marker of Bowel Inflammation – IBD in the News

Edward Loftus Jr., M. D., a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic, discusses a recent article published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology looking at the ability of a drug driving down calprotectin, a marker of bowel inflammation, in ulcerative colitis patients.


Upper Limb Amputation Patient Education Video

Patients have many questions when facing an upper limb amputation. Hear directly from patients about their prosthetics and how they’ve adjusted to every day life.


Fecal Transplants for Ulcerative Colitis? – IBD in the News

Edward Loftus Jr., M.D., a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic, talks about two newly published studies in the July 2015 issue of Gastroenterology; the studies examine the efficacy of fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) in ulcerative colitis.

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Somatic Symptom Disorders Part I: New Terminology for New Concepts

Dr. Jeffrey Staab, Mayo Clinic Psychiatrist, discusses the concepts that led to the development of the new terminology for the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). In DSM-4 somatic symptom disorders were defined negatively, by what they were not. Conversely, the DSM-5 emphasizes a couple core somatic symptom disorders and identifies the key features that can help determine the presence of these disorders. The DSM-5 looks to identify patterns of symptoms that can be identified positively, not the absence of a medical explanation or presumption of a psychological conflict. The change in nomenclature is the next step in the ever-evolving definition of these disorders.


Fibromuscular Dysplasia: A Mystery of Vascular Medicine

Mayo Clinic vascular specialists, Robert McBane, M.D., Thom Rooke, M.D., Sanjay Misra, M.D., and Iftikhar Kullo, M.D., cover the rare disorder fibromuscular dysplasia in this video originally posted on Medscape Cardiology.

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The Real Moonlight Graham: A Life Well Lived – Preview

An intriguing character in the classic film Field of Dreams, he was Archie “Moonlight” Graham, an accomplished athlete … as well as Archibald Graham, M.D., the beloved “Doc” in Chisholm, Minn., who collaborated with Mayo Clinic researchers in a landmark medical study.

This film shows both dimensions of a remarkable man — and how the bonds of professionalism and service linked community health care with a world-renowned medical center. Look for interviews, photos and historic films, many of which are presented in public for the first time.

Mayo Clinic Heritage Films produces original documentaries and dramatizations about key aspects of Mayo’s history. With the generous support of our benefactors, these award-winning films include cinematography of the highest quality; rare photos, movies and artifacts; and interviews with people who took part in historic events. Enjoy these previews and visit to purchase the full-length DVD. Proceeds from the sale of each film support Mayo’s not-for-profit mission of excellence in patient care, research and education.


Stem Cell Transplantation as a Treatment for Multiple Myeloma – Mayo Clinic

Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells, which are found in the bone marrow or blood-producing tissue that fills spaces within the bones. In this video, Mayo Clinic hematologist Dr. David Dingli explains the role stem cell transplants play in treating multiple myeloma and the process patients can expect to undergo.


Flu and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) – Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic doctors say its very important to get flu shots. Not just because they protect you against influenza, but also because if you do get sick with the flu, the vaccine reduces your chances of developing a potentially deadly complication called Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). Hear one patient’s story of being on a ventilator for almost two months after developing ARDS.