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 http://store.mayoclinic.com/productList.cfm?mpc=6 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.

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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.

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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.

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Telomerase Targeting Drug Demonstrates Benefit in Myelofibrosis Treatment

Imetelstat, a novel drug that targets telomerase, has demonstrated potential value in treating patients with myelofibrosis, according to the results of a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.

“We observed that Imetelstat was active and induced morphologic and molecular remissions in some patients with myelofibrosis,” says Ayalew Tefferi, M.D., a hematologist at Mayo Clinic and lead author of the study. “We also observed that Imtelstat demonstrated selective anti-clonal activity, inhibiting the growth of cancer cells, which we had not previously documented with other drugs.”

Myelofibrosis is a chronic myeloid cancer in which bone marrow cells that produce blood cells develop and function abnormally. The result is the formation of scar tissue in the bone marrow (fibrosis), severe anemia that often requires transfusion, weakness, fatigue, and an enlarged spleen and liver. Patients with myelofibrosis harbor one of several genetic mutations in their blood stem cells, including JAK2, MPL, CALR, ASXL1 and spliceosome pathway mutations.3317325_0009[1]”Typically, myelofibrosis is characterized by marrow scarring, and, although patients may derive symptomatic relief from other treatments, such as ruxolitinib, they usually do not revert back to normal bone marrow,” Dr. Tefferi says. “Some patients treated with Imetelstat have reverted back to normal bone marrow.” Imetelstat works by inhibiting telomerase activity in tumor cells, which leads to cell death.

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Miracles in Iowa – Mayo Clinic

It took the 911 dispatcher a moment to realize the brother and sister injured in the accident were not in the same car … they had crashed into each other. One was leaving the farm and the other was coming home. Their mom says their survival was nothing short of a miracle.

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What is Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT)?

Mayo Clinic’s Robert Orenstein, D.O., and John K. DiBaise, M.D., explain and demonstrate the FMT procedures and techniques.

To request an appointment, visit http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/c-difficile/diagnosis-treatment/request-appointment/ptc-20202448?mc_id=us&utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=sm&utm_content=video&utm_campaign=mayoclinic&geo=national&placementsite=enterprise&cauid=100504

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Study Shows Food Restriction Prevents and Reverses Polycystic Kidney Disease in Mice

Researchers at Mayo Clinic have found that a mild to moderate reduction in calories effectively prevents and reverses polycystic kidney disease (PKD) in mice. The results appear online today in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

“Currently, there is no FDA-approved treatment, and the only thing that can be done is dialysis or renal transplantation,” explains Eduardo Chini, M.D., Ph.D., anesthesiologist and researcher for Mayo Clinic’s Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging and lead author of the study. “We have found that a very simple measure, like decreasing the amount of calories that are taken in, even by only 10 percent, can very significantly decrease the burden of this disease.”

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Dr. Sletten Discussing Central Sensitization Syndrome (CSS)

Mayo Clinic’s Christopher Sletten, Ph.D., ABPP discussing Central Sensitization Syndrome, which is the prevailing theory of the cause of chronic pain & other chronic symptoms. A patient and/or provider understanding of this process can lead to seeking appropriate treatments including the Pain Rehab Center (PRC) at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus.

Learn more about the PRC program in Florida: http://mayocl.in/prcfl

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The Birth of “No One Dies Alone”

Sandra Clarke, R.N., shares her story on the experience that created the spark of inspiration to create the No One Dies Alone program. Learn more about the Center for Innovation at http://mayocl.in/19CLaR6 and read our blog post about NODA at http://mayocl.in/GPVNtU.

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Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Amit Sood Talks about Stress and Resiliency

Mayo Clinic stress management and resiliency expert, Dr. Amit Sood, discusses how stress is connected to a wandering mind, and how stress in the 21st century is unique. He shares a glimpse of his new book, The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living, which draws on decades of groundbreaking research to offer readers a scientifically-proven, structured, and practical approach to reducing stress. In this easy-to-follow guide, Dr. Sood provides actionable steps to cultivate emotional and mental strength, find greater fulfillment, and nurture a kind disposition.

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