Prostate gland enlargement can cause uncomfortable urinary symptoms for men. And, as they age, their risk increases. Approximately 30 percent of men experience symptoms by age 60 and 50 percent of men by age 80. There are several effective treatments for an enlarged prostate, including a relatively new treatment that uses steam to reduce the size of the prostate and alleviate symptoms.
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Dr. Carola Arndt, a Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist at Mayo Clinic, shares an overview of Neutropenia, an abnormally low count of neutrophils, white blood cells that help the immune system fight off infections. Dr. Arndt discusses symptoms, causes, diagnoses, and treatment options.
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.
Third year Mayo Medical Student, Theresa Cheng, talks about transitioning to the wards as she works towards becoming a compassionate physician, translating the knowledge learned in first and second year into the reality of patient-centered medicine.
“There are no words to express just how grateful I am for this gift,” says Andy Sandness, the recipient of Mayo Clinic’s first-ever face transplant. This video profiles Mr. Sandness’ decade long journey – from a “devastating” injury to being selected as Mayo’s first patient to undergo this life-transforming procedure.
Our bodies are very good at fighting infections. The immune system reacts and attacks the bacteria and viruses that make us sick. But sometimes the immune reaction is so strong that it damages the body too. This is called a septic reaction, or sepsis. And the mortality rate associated with it can be high. Doctors at Mayo Clinic want to change that. They’ve organized a sepsis response team in the intensive care unit. Their goal: to stop sepsis and save lives.
Rochester is Minnesota’s third largest city, with a population of approximately 106,000 people. It is located about 80 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul (Twin Cities), the country’s 16th largest metropolitan area and the 13th most populous in the U.S., with about 3.5 million people. In the last 10 years, Rochester has twice been ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. by Money Magazine. Rochester combines the best aspects of an innovative and cosmopolitan city with the charm of a small town environment. Attractions, theaters, restaurants, sporting events, and entertainment are located in the heart of the city. Rochester is known as a great place to live, work and visit, welcoming about 2.75 million visitors annually, from all over the world, including about 1,600 residents and fellows in Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education http://www.mayo.edu/msgme/
Over the last decade, medicine has seen great advances in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Many people with the disease are living longer and many are cured. That’s thanks to cancer research and people who are willing to make sacrifices. Sacrifices such as donating bone marrow.
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