You might have heard the term “brain food” used to describe food that’s good for you. Doctors at Mayo Clinic say there really is a diet that benefits the brain. But this diet is not for everybody. It’s for kids who have epilepsy, and it’s based on extremely high fats and very few carbs. More
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It felt like my head was in a vice. That’s how some people describe the pain of a migraine. But a migraine is much more than just a headache. It includes symptoms that happen before the pain starts and after it goes away. One of those symptoms is aura, and it can be just as
Difficulty staying on task, being easily distracted, constantly losing things and never finishing projects. All are tell tale signs of adult attention deficit disorder. Lots of people think they may have adult ADD, but sometimes symptoms are the result of other issues. Let’s go to Mayo Clinic to find out more about adult ADD.
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He is Dr. Samir Mardini, the Mayo Clinic surgeon who led a team of dozens that pulled off Andy’s face transplant. They spent more than 50 Saturdays over a three year period planning and practicing every step of the surgery with the team of surgeons, nurses, surgical technicians and anesthesiologists. For Andy, it was that
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Please be advised that this video contains graphic footage of surgery. This video demonstrates an open tracheostomy performed in a patient with neurological weakness leading to respiratory failure and prolonged need for intubation and ventilation. Chapter Authors: Robert J. Macielak, M.D., Terence Zimmermann, M.D. Series Editors: Andrew J. Goates, M.D., Matthew L. Carlson, M.D. To
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Gut bacteria, specifically Prevotella histicola, have anti-inflammatory benefits that could help treat autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and ankylosing spondylitis. Researchers examined the possibility using mice, and more studies are planned. Mayo Clinic rheumatology chair Eric Matteson, M.D., explains why this is a hot area of research.
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Everyone has one of those days, now and then, from the minute you wake up, you’re dragging. But for people with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), those days are the norm. People with POTS may look fine, but they feel terrible, making it hard for other people to understand. POTS impacts your autonomic nervous system,
Cancer researchers dream of the day they can force tumor cells to morph back to the normal cells they once were. Now, researchers on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus have discovered a way to potentially reprogram cancer cells back to normalcy. Panos Anastasiadis, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Cancer Biology on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus
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The video with Dr. Gustavo Oderich describes the indications for aortic aneurysm repair and less invasive options for endovascular treatment with fenestrated branch stent-grafts, including how it is done, results and expected recovery after repair. For more information, visit: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/aortic-aneurysm/basics/definition/con-20032573/?mc_id=youtube
Imagine what life would be like if you lost your hearing. No music, no sounds of nature, no listening to the voices of your loved ones. But some people with profound hearing loss do have options. Cochlear implants, in the right patients, offer the chance to hear again.
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A brain aneurysm is a bulge or ballooning in a blood vessel in the brain. To request an appointment or more information on aneurysm care at Mayo Clinic, visit https://mayocl.in/2UHoUKa. An aneurysm in the brain often looks like a berry hanging on a stem. A brain aneurysm can leak or rupture, causing bleeding into the
Patients are waiting. That is what motivates Mayo Clinic’s researchers in their quest for better treatments and cures. Clinical trials bridge the gap between research and patient care, and help a discovery become a therapy. The clinical trial journey is how a medical intervention — such as a drug, device, or procedure — moves from
Heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes are just a few of the life threatening reasons people consider having weight loss surgery. Gastric bypass, of course, can bring complications of its own. That’s why doctors always have patients weigh the pros and cons of their decision carefully. Here’s Dennis Douda for Medical Edge.
Imagine this: Every time you go out into the sunlight to walk the dog or get the mail your skin gets red, itchy and inflamed. That’s what happens to people with a condition called polymorphous light eruption. To learn more about this skin issue, we’ll head to Mayo Clinic.
A FEES swallowing study is a test that is done in a clinic setting. During a FEES swallowing study, a speech pathologist works with the ENT Pediatric Surgeon to use a special camera to look in the back of the nose and throat to watch patients swallow and assure that muscles in the throat are
Susan Sterler, a registered nurse at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, introduces the first video in our series of constipation videos. The series covers the common causes and symptoms of constipation, the role of the colon, lifestyle and behavior modifications, and helpful tips for relieving constipation. In this video, Susan explains what is constipation as well
Ready to quit smoking? See 7 tactics you can try today to curb your nicotine cravings. Get more healthy living tips from the Mayo Clinic App: http://mayocl.in/2tbMb57
Mayo Clinic cardiologist Fred Kusumoto, M.D., discusses cryoablation for treatment of atrial arrhythmia. To learn more or to request an appointment, please visit http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/atrial-fibrillation/home/ovc-20164923?mc_id=global&utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=sm&utm_content=dysrhythmiaheart&utm_campaign=mayoclinic&geo=global&placementsite=enterprise&cauid=103944. Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heart rate that can increase the risk of other heart-related complications. Symptoms of atrial fibrillation include dizziness, shortness of breath, and fatigue. Atrial fibrillation also increased
A decade ago, women diagnosed with ovarian cancer had few options for treatment. Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation were standard practice. Those therapies are still in use today, but, thanks to research and new technologies, ovarian cancer patients have additional, and sometimes more effective, options for treatment.