Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer for which there is no cure. But treatment for this disease has improved greatly in recent years. Patients can live in remission for a long time. The man you’re about to meet was diagnosed with multiple myeloma last year, and after an intense battle, he is winning.
Month: June 2020
Aida’s mom and dad, Melinda and Matt Little, took her to Mayo Clinic, where a team of experts diagnosed Aida with a rare genetic condition. Geneticist Dr. Lisa Schimmenti says Waardenburg syndrome is a collection of symptoms caused by a change in a gene. Here are the basics on how hearing works. The outer ear
On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Bradford Currier, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon, discusses treatment options for a common cause of back pain, spinal stenosis. This interview originally aired March 30, 2019. As people age, it’s estimated that 8 of 10 adults experience back pain from life’s normal wear and tear on the spine.
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Over time, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD, can lead to Barrett’s esophagus, dysplasia or even esophagus cancer (adenocarcinoma.) This video shows how an esophagectomy removes abnormal or cancerous cells by removing part of the esophagus, the top part of the stomach and nearby lymph nodes. It also discusses some of the risks and possible complications
There’s nothing like a good night’s sleep. But for people with obstructive sleep apnea, decent shut eye is hard to get. They often snore and repeatedly stop breathing during the night. This not only causes daytime sleepiness, but also other health issues. More on risks of sleep apnea and what you can do about it
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It hurts when I run. That’s what many orthopedic surgeons hear when runners and other athletes come into their offices. Sometimes people have obvious problems, such as strains or sprains. Other times these issues can be tricky to diagnose. The runner you’re about to meet had symptoms he thought were no big deal. But he
As the number of cases of COVID-19 rises, experts continue to learn more about the disease. They know that symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. But what does the virus do inside your body to cause those symptoms? Dr. Neal Patel, a Mayo Clinic pulmonary and critical care medicine specialist, says that like
Drug company Biogen Inc. intends to pursue regulatory approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for their experimental Alzheimer’s drug, aducanumab, based on new analyses of data from their Phase 3 clinical trials. The study results showed reduced decline in people with mild cognitive impairment and mild dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease who received
Dr. Vishal Khullar joined the department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota in 2018. He completed his residency training in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery from Bombay Hospital and Medical Research Center, Mumbai, India. He continued his training in advanced cardiovascular surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and sub-specialization training in advanced