Medical Edge

November 1st, 2013

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

    November 1, 2013 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media […]

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Tags: : ABC News Radio, AERO-News Network, Affordable care act, ANI News, Arc Minnesota, arthritis, Arthritis Today, Augusta Chronicle, autism, Aviation International News, Aynsley Smith, BEAUTFY


October 17th, 2012

Medical Edge: Regenerative Medicine Poised to Revolutionize Disease Management

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I’ve been hearing a lot about regenerative medicine lately. What is it exactly, and what can it be used for? ANSWER: Regenerative medicine is an emerging discipline in medicine and surgery focused on finding ways to boost the body’s ability to heal itself. It examines new therapies and advances new ways to […]

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Tags: Chicago Tribune, disease management, Dr. Andre Terzic, regenerative medicine


July 13th, 2012

Medical Edge: Condition Causes Significant Drop in Blood Pressure Upon Standing

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DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My mother is 62 and has had very low blood pressure for two years. She was hospitalized with blood pressure that dropped from 200/78 in bed to 60/40 sitting up. What could be causing this and what can be done to treat her?   Chicago Tribune by John Graves, M.D., Nephrology/Hypertension, Mayo […]

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Tags: blood pressure, Chicago Tribune, Dr. John Graves


July 2nd, 2012

Broken Collarbone Can Take Months to Heal Completely – Mayo Clinic Medical Edge

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DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I broke my collarbone in a car accident four months ago. It’s healing very slowly and hurts somewhat on the break, but even more when I move my shoulder. Is this normal for a collarbone break? Is there a chance I’ll need surgery if the pain doesn’t go away? ANSWER: A broken […]

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Tags: broken collarbone, Oklahoma Welcome


June 4th, 2012

Medical Edge: Pineal Gland Cysts Are Common But Don’t Normally Cause Headaches

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DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is there a way to treat pineal gland cysts? If so, how? Could this be what is causing my headaches? ANSWER: Pineal gland cysts are common. As many as 2 percent of healthy adults develop this kind of cyst. Rarely does a pineal gland cyst cause headaches or any other symptoms.   […]

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Tags: Chicago Tribune, Dr. Julie Hammack, pineal gland cysts


June 4th, 2012

Medical Edge: Postnasal Drip Not Usually Related to Bad Breath

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DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I’ve had a case of chronic postnasal drip for many years and as a result have very bad breath. Are the two related and if so, how? What can be done to treat bad breath due to postnasal drip? ANSWER: Postnasal drip usually isn’t related to bad breath. Instead, bad breath most […]

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Tags: bad breath, Chicago Tribune, Dr. Erin O'Brien, postnasal drip


May 29th, 2012

Medical Edge: Inflammatory Disorder Treatment Involves Careful Medication Management

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DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My mother was just diagnosed with polymyalgia rheumatica. What is it, and what causes the condition? Is the treatment safe? ANSWER: Polymyalgia rheumatica is a treatable inflammatory disorder that causes muscle and joint pain and stiffness. Proper treatment can often improve the symptoms in a matter of days or even overnight. Keeping […]

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Tags: Chicago Tribune, inflammatory disorder, polymyalgia rheumatica


May 23rd, 2012

Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Lifestyle Changes May Help Lower Risk of Gout Attacks

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DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Are there natural ways to prevent gout attacks or at least lessen the severity? I don’t want to take medication if it’s not necessary. ANSWER: If you have been diagnosed with gout, you can make lifestyle changes that may help lower the risk of future gout attacks.   Chicago Tribune by Tom […]

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Tags: Chicago Tribune, gout, natural prevention


May 23rd, 2012

Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: There Are Numerous Treatment Options for Hyperthyroidism

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DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 19-year-old son has hyperthyroidism due to toxic thyroid nodules. He’s very thin and has a high resting heart rate. He’s been asked to go on methimazole (Tapazole) until he has a thyroidectomy, but he is concerned about side effects. Is it safe? Are there options rather than surgery? What are the […]

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Tags: Chicago Tribune, hyperthyroidism, Tapazole


May 18th, 2012

Medical Edge: Golfers’ Wrist Injuries Often Occur From Overuse, Poor Mechanics or Trauma

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DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I golf three to four times each week, but lately the pain in my wrists makes golfing extremely uncomfortable. A friend of mine had similar symptoms and ended up having surgery to treat tendinitis. Is there a way to get some relief that won’t require surgery? ANSWER: Wrist injuries are common in […]

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Tags: Chicago Tribune, golf injuries, tendinitis


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