Dementia is a problem of the elderly, right? Generally that's true. But there is one form of the disease that can strike people when they are very young, in their twenties or even their teens. It's called Frontotemporal Dementia, or FTD. And while rare, it devastates lives by rapidly turning young, vital people into those who need constant care. Learn more: http://mayocl.in/2iLbj2g
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One and a half years after the surgery that transformed his life, Andy Sandness meets the widow of the donor.
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This is a pre-surgical video which describes rotationplasty, who the procedure is appropriate for and possible complications. This video depicts the process of being fitted for a prosthesis and learning to use it. The patient describes her active and satisfying life after rotationplasty, her emotions and the process of adjusting to living with a prosthesis.
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Mayo Clinic pediatric and adolescent physician Philip Fischer, M.D., introduces a patient diagnosed with postural tachycardia syndrome, more commonly known as POTS. To learn more about POTS or to request and appointment, visit http://www.mayoclinic.org/departments-centers/cardiovascular-diseases/overview/specialty-groups/heart-rhythm-clinic/overview?mc_id=global&utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=sm&utm_content=dysrhythmiaheart&utm_campaign=mayoclinic&geo=global&placementsite=enterprise&cauid=103944 POTS is a rapid increase in heart rate that occurs when you stand. POTS is most common in girls between the age of 12 and 20. Symptoms include dizziness or passing out when rising from a seated position, fatigue, and nausea. POTS can sometimes be treated with the use of medications, but symptoms can also be reduced with diet and exercise.
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Tourniquets have proven immensely valuable in saving life and limb. Director of the Level I Trauma Center at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minn., Donald Jenkins, M.D., demonstrates how to use a tourniquet properly. He also explains why certain work environments and certain individuals should always have tourniquets readily available.
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When you go in to see the doctor, it's typical to get a blood test to check lipid levels, your cholesterol and triglycerides. You likely know it's important to lower bad cholesterol levels, because high levels increase your risk of heart attack. The same holds true for triglycerides. But what you might not know is that instead of taking medicine to lower triglycerides, most people can lower that number simply by moving more.
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Spinal cord stimulation and physical therapy have helped a man paralyzed since 2013 regain his ability to stand and walk with assistance. The results, achieved in a research collaboration between Mayo Clinic and UCLA, are reported in Nature Medicine. With an implanted stimulator turned on, the man, Jered Chinnock, was able to step with a front-wheeled walker while trainers provided occasional assistance. He made 113 rehabilitation visits to Mayo Clinic over a year, and achieved milestones during individual sessions: Total distance: 111 yards (102 meters) — about the length of a football field Total number of steps: 331 Total minutes walking with assistance:16 minutes Step speed: 13 yards per minute (0.20 meters per second) “What this is teaching us is that those networks of neurons below a spinal cord injury still can function after paralysis,” says Kendall Lee, M.D., Ph.D., co-principal investigator, neurosurgeon and director of Mayo Clinic's Neural Engineering Laboratories. In the study, Chinnock’s spinal cord was stimulated by an implanted electrode, enabling neurons to receive the signal that he wanted to stand or step. “Now I think the real challenge starts, and that’s understanding how this happened, why it happened, and which patients will respond, says Kristin Zhao, Ph.D., co-principal investigator and director of Mayo Clinic’s Assistive and Restorative Technology Laboratory. Currently, as a safety precaution, Chinnock takes steps only under the supervision of the research team.
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In this short video, a certified diabetes educator from Mayo Clinic explains the equipment and process for using an insulin pen for people with diabetes
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It happened little by little. First he would forget things, then he'd lose track of what he was doing. Lewy Body dementia took over the life of the man you're about to meet. The disease is the second most common form of dementia, Alzheimer's being the first. There is no cure, but experts at Mayo Clinic are researching Lewy Body disease in hopes of improving the lives of people who struggle with it. To learn more, visit http://mayocl.in/2A0tu8i
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Dr. Horacio Asbun, Mayo Clinic in Florida, explains the Whipple procedure using this animated graphic of a pancreas. Cancer of the pancreas affects 45,000 people every year in the U.S., and it is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths. The five-year overall survival rate if a tumor is detected early and surgically removed is 22 percent, versus 6 percent without early detection and surgery. To learn more, visit http://mayocl.in/2zk7FDi. This video in Spanish/español: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_zWboNMKWk
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There's nothing quite like it. The feeling of nausea you get after you eat something that doesn't agree with you. Now imagine dealing with that sickly feeling 24/7. Unfortunately, that's reality for diabetics who have what's called gastroparesis. Their stomachs don't empty normally and treatments often don't work. But thanks to doctors at Mayo Clinic, a new clinical trial offers hope. We'll take you to the lab to see how research there reaches the people who need it.
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In this video created by Mayo Clinic, teens describe common signs that a teen is considering suicide and provide encouragement for communicating directly and immediately for support and safety. It also Includes suggestions for what to say to a teen who may be at risk for suicide and ways to keep them safe. Things can get better. For more information- Call: 1-800-273-TALK, 1-800-273-8255 Visit: http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
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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 on how the ketogenic diet is helping some kids with epilepsy become seizure free.
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Researchers in the Center for Regenerative Medicine are studying the use of intraspinal deliver of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to the cerebral spinal fluid of patients with ALS using a dose-escalation study. Learn more about the Mayo Clinic Center for Regeneration: ►http://www.mayo.edu/research/centers-programs/center-regenerative-medicine/?mc_id=youtube ►Watch another video on ALS studies using stem cells: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Gc3alu8tGk&list=PLSWR1ylG_6JbkP1eX_IvjzD_uDYrftp-z
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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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Chronic pain. The National Institutes of Health reports that tens of millions of Americans suffer from it. Chronic pain can destroy your quality of life and make even the simplest of tasks unbearable. Experts at Mayo Clinic want to change that. They are using an implantable device that stimulates the spine to reduce pain for some people. Reporter Vivien Williams takes us into the OR to learn more about this method of pain relief. To learn more, visit http://mayocl.in/2zj978X.
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Shane Shapiro, M.D., orthopedic physician at Mayo Clinic in Florida, discusses a regenerative medicine clinical research trial to treat knee arthritis, which is the bone marrow stem cell treatment (BMAC) for knee osteoarthritis. Mayo Clinic and the Mayo Center for Regenerative Medicine is studying biologically based non-surgical treatments for osteoarthritis. One such treatment is the harvesting of the patient's own stem cells from their bone marrow. "In our procedure we draw cellular rich bone marrow from both sides of the pelvis. We then filter the resulting product and concentrate the stem cells and their corresponding growth factors. Using an ultrasound to image the knee joint, we are then able to precisely inject the cells into the arthritic knee. We are currently demonstrating that this procedure is safe and can relieve pain. We also hope to be able to slow the progression of the degenerative joint disease and perhaps one day regrow cartilage in the arthritic joint." ----- See video of this procesure here: http://youtu.be/yUfuhLOgeBw (WARNING: graphic due to the nature of actual surgery footage) Learn more about the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine here: http://goo.gl/rnRdtU ----- Mayo Clinic... On Facebook: http://Facebook.com/MayoClinic On Twitter: http://twitter.com/MayoClinic On Google+: http://google.com/+MayoClinic On Instagram: http://instagram.com/MayoClinic On Pinterest: http://Pinterest.com/MayoClinic On YouTube: http://YouTube.com/MayoClinic On the blogs: http://connect.MayoClinic.org ------
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You may have heard the story of a professional musician who played the violin while having brain surgery at Mayo Clinic. That journey started back in 2009. A surgical team implanted electrodes into his brain to stop a tremor that could have ended his career. Today, Roger continues to be one of the music's foremost violinists, playing for audiences on the world's stage. To learn more, visit http://mayocl.in/2hnoliT.
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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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Mayo Clinic Dr. Shelagh Cofer performs the VPI Evaluation Clinic with Ella. She explains the various components of the evaluation.
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Standard radiation therapy is an effective way to treat many cancers. But it isn't perfect. It kills cancer cells, but it also kills some healthy cells in its path through the body. That's just one of the reasons Mayo Clinic is bringing a new type of radiation therapy to its patients. It's called proton beam therapy, and it has the potential to cure more cancers with greater safely, and help people live longer. Learn more: http://mayocl.in/2gVKTKs
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A medical first -- a woman with an incurable form of cancer has had all signs of living cancer cells eradicated from her body for at least 6 months. What's more, it was accomplished in a single treatment. And the magic potion -- was the measles virus.
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There is a disease that strikes just 300 Americans each year. Yet, it is a nightmare that some have described as a lightening quick version of Alzheimer's & Parkinson's diseases combined. For families losing loved ones, research holds the only hope. Here's Dennis Douda for Medical Edge.
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Dr. John Atkinson, a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon, explains pituitary tumors. Visit http://mayocl.in/2nTdykj for more information on care at Mayo Clinic or to request an appointment. Pituitary tumors are typically a benign tumor that presents in a focal area of the nervous system. The pituitary gland controls all of the endocrine functions of the body, from the thyroid to the ovulation. Patients with pituitary symptoms can therefore range broadly. Dr. Atkinson describes the diagnosis and treatment options for pituitary tumors. Mayo Clinic, across its locations in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota, represents one of the largest neurosurgical practices in the world, as well as one of the most comprehensive pituitary tumor practices. Mayo Clinic uses a multispecialty approach. Neuro-radiologists and endocrine specialists use the latest in research and technology to provide the exact care each patient needs.
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Take a baby aspirin a day to reduce your risk of heart attack. Many of us have heard that. But here's some information from Mayo Clinic you might not have heard. It has to do with the coating on aspirin that helps reduce stomach upset.
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With the new year comes new hope for a Minnesota boy who was accidentally shot with an arrow. A team of Mayo Clinic doctors and emergency responders are amazed at how far the 8-year-old has come since they removed the arrow from his spine. Reporter Ian Roth shows the huge leaps the determined boy is making in his recovery.
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Glen Campbell and his family allowed documentary cameras to record the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on the Country Music Hall of Fame singer’s life. The film includes heartwarming and candidly frank moments that Mr. Campbell experienced during his visits to Mayo Clinic for care. Learn more: http://mayocl.in/2ieXXr5
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Every year up to two thousand people in the United States and Canada die from anaphylaxis -- a serious allergic reaction. The most common causes are allergies to peanuts, insect bites and seafood. But not all anaphylactic reactions are severe. They can be mild with subtler symptoms. And most people don't know that if you've had a mild reaction in the past, you're at risk of having a life threatening one in the future. More from Mayo Clinic on a new anaphylaxis awareness campaign.
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What is it about laughter that's contagious? Sometimes you just can't stop from smiling when you hear or see it. Last September, an elderly couple from Iowa infused the internet with laughter and joy. Their random act of happiness at Mayo Clinic hit You Tube and made more than 6 million people smile. And that, say Francis and Marlow Cowan, is what keeps them young.
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Do you want to live to be 100 years old? Well, the woman you're about to meet passed that century mark...more than a decade ago. Anna Stoehr is one of the oldest people in the world. The U.S. Census released a report that shows in the year 2010, there were more than 53,000 people 100 years or older and most of them, like Anna, were women. What's her secret? Vivien Williams has this report.
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Marlow Cowan of Ankeny, IA and his bride of 63 years, Fran, returned to Mayo Clinic on Wednesday, Feb. 24 to play a mini-concert in the Landow Atrium of the Gonda Building. This is the first of several videos from the performance that will be uploaded here, in which Marlow serenades his sweetheart and entertains a large gathering of their fans.
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This video shows animations related to blood mixing between the artificial ECMO circulation and the patient's native circulation during VA ECMO with central cannulation. The video discusses factors affecting blood mixing during various hemodynamic states.
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There's nothing like foot pain to make you crazy. That's what an expert at Mayo Clinic says he hears from patients who have a condition called plantar fasciitis [fashee-EYE-tis]. It's very common and can make walking across the room a miserable experience. What can you do about it?
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Andre Pearson, a heart failure patient who has been at Mayo Clinic since March, initially was too ill to leave the Rochester, Minn., hospital to go to his daughter’s wedding in California. He had resigned himself to watching it online. But a few days before the Saturday evening ceremony, with Mr. Pearson doing well, his care team decided to explore whether it might be possible for him to make the trip after all. With the right game plan in place, they determined that it was. A Mayo staff member accompanied him, and Mr. Pearson, an ordained pastor, surprised his daughter, Alexandra, by arriving the evening before the wedding in Indio, Calif., and promising to walk her down the aisle.
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Gaylord Bridegan, Certified Professional Ergonomists, discusses a few tips based on studies he has conducted in human computer interaction. This video demonstrates the most common types of workstation adjustments for computer operators. By following these nine simple steps will help reduce discomfort, fatigue, absenteeism, risk of musculoskeletal injuries and metabolic syndrome. Learn more: http://MayoClinic.com/health/office-ergonomics/MY01460
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Imagine you're at the mall and a man or woman collapses. Fortunately, you can increase or even triple that person's chance of survival if you start CPR. Mayo Clinic doctors say that a modified form of CPR will save more lives. It's easier to learn, easier to do and you don't have to blow in someone's mouth.
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A high school teen develops symptoms such as dizziness upon standing, fatigue, racing heart and fainting. One year she missed 100 days of school. A Mayo Clinic team diagnosed her with what's called Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, or POTS. The condition has only been recently given a name, and kids who have it are finally getting a proper diagnosis and the treatment they need.
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Wheat is the grain on which Western civilization was built. It's been used for thousands of years as the foundation of our diet. But 1 out of 100 Americans has a condition called celiac disease, which is an intolerance to wheat, barley and rye. Its symptoms can be subtle, but if you don't stick to a gluten-free diet you could be damaging your body and not even know it. More from Mayo Clinic.
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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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Mary O'Connor, M.D., chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic campus in Florida, discusses the spectrum of Fatty tumors, including liposarcoma. Because there are several variations and forms of soft-tissue tumors, Dr. O'Connor explains the differences between each and outlines how each may be treated. To learn more, visit http://mayocl.in/2z2Kpsy.
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Researchers at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Florida have conducted the world’s first prospective, blinded and placebo-controlled clinical study to test the benefit of using bone marrow stem cells to reduce arthritic pain and disability in knees. It is the first time that the belief that stem cells can provide substantial and possible regenerative relief in an ailing joint has been put to the test in such a rigorous fashion. The researchers say such testing is needed because there are at least 600 stem cell clinics in the U.S. offering one form of stem cell therapy or another to an estimated 100,000-plus patients, who pay thousands of dollars, out of pocket, for the treatment, which has not undergone demanding clinical study. The findings in The American Journal of Sports Medicine represent another first —patients not only had a dramatic improvement in the knee that received stem cells, but also in their other knee, which also had painful arthritis but received only a saline control injection. Each of the 25 patients enrolled in the study had two bad knees, but did not know which knee received the stem cells. Given that the stem cell-treated knee was no better than the control-treated knee — both were dramatically better than before the study began — the researchers say the stem cells’ effectiveness remains somewhat uninterpretable. They are only able to conclude the procedure is safe to undergo as an option for knee pain, but they cannot yet recommend it for routine arthritis care. “Our findings can be interrupted in ways that we now need to test — one of which is that bone marrow stem cell injection in one ailing knee can relieve pain in both affected knees in a systemic or whole-body fashion,” says the study’s lead author, Shane Shapiro, M.D., a Mayo Clinic orthopedic physician.
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Mayo Clinic patient’s first impressions with bionic eye
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In this video, David Dodick, M.D., a neurologist at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, explains the symptoms, triggers and treatment for complex migraines. A nationally recognized expert on headaches, Dr. Dodick is the president of the American Headache Society, Editor-in-Chief of Cephalalgia, Director and Founder of the Headache Program and Headache Fellowship Program at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. He is also the Medical Director of the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Concussion Program. To learn more about complex migraine, visit http://mayocl.in/2hmsCmC.
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In the three years leading up to Mayo Clinic’s first face transplant procedure, dozens of medical specialists rehearsed the full transplant operation more than 30 times. Here is a detailed look at how they achieved a remarkable transformation with a very complex surgery.
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Richard W. Joseph, M.D., medical oncologist at Mayo Clinic in Florida talks about the most deadly form of skin cancer, known as melanoma. Here he explains the differences in the four stages of melanoma. View all of our "skin cancer" related videos at: http://bit.ly/SkinCancerVideos Dr. Joseph on twitter: http://twitter.com/RichardWJoseph
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Patch Adams, M.D., author and founder of the Gesundheit! Institute, addressed the Transform 2010 Symposium sponsored by the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation, on health and health care. Learn more about Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation: ► http://mayocl.in/1qP86KZ Join our online community: ► http://mayocl.in/TOkkVE Save the date for the next Mayo Clinic Transform symposium: ► http://mayocl.in/1qEEVZC
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It could be your mom, sister, aunt or best friend. One out of 8 women will get breast cancer in her lifetime. A small subset of the women who get diagnosed have inherited an abnormal copy of a gene that runs in families and can greatly increase their risk of certain cancers. One question these women and their families face is, "Should I get tested to find out if I have a genetic risk?" The answer is always a very personal one.
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