A Pain-Free Thumbs Up!
Whether it's getting in the way of your mad skills on a video game - or it's interfering with your job - Thumb Arthritis is a common complaint. In fact about one-in-ten will have to see a doctor for a painfully stubborn thumb. And women are 6-times more likely than men to have a problem. (Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video)
Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video - July 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Mayo Clinic Source Type: video

Stung by a Plant
Sunshine and soda garnished with a lime are two delights of summer. But for some people that delicious combo can cause a reaction on your skin you might mistake for bruises or poison ivy. It's called a phototoxic reaction, and it happens when you touch certain plants and are then exposed to sunlight. Vivien Williams has the story from Mayo Clinic. (Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video)
Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video - July 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Mayo Clinic Source Type: video

Baby Hip Instability and Dysplasia
Few moments are as joyful as the one when you bring a brand new baby into the world. But imagine the worry you'd feel if right after birth you learned something was wrong. Hip instability is an issue in approximately one in 1-hundred births. Most cases resolve on their own, but some don't. Mayo Clinic doctors say if you treat hip instability as soon as possible after birth, most kids grow up with healthy, normal hips. (Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video)
Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video - July 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Mayo Clinic Source Type: video

Picnic Problems: High Sodium
Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and potato salad. Those are the fixings for a fantastic Fourth of July picnic. The problem is this menu is loaded with sodium, which can be bad for your health, especially if you have heart disease. Mayo Clinic experts have tips on how to enjoy holiday food without consuming too much sodium. (Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video)
Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video - July 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Mayo Clinic Source Type: video

Pain Medication Safety
Accidental overdose from prescription pain medication is becoming more and more common. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that overdose deaths have risen 300-percent since 1999. Doctors at Mayo Clinic want to reverse this trend. The key, they say, is education. (Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video)
Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video - June 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Mayo Clinic Source Type: video

Blood Doping
When cyclist Lance Armstrong admitted he used performance enhancing drugs, the practice of blood doping hit the media spotlight. But how exactly does it boost performance? Experts at Mayo Clinic explore the science behind blood doping. (Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video)
Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video - June 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Mayo Clinic Source Type: video

Golf after Hemipelvectomy
He was 41 years old with a great job and a loving family. Then doctors gave him the horrible news. Cancer. To survive they would have to take his entire left leg and part of his pelvis. The man you're about to meet refused to let this stop him from living a full life. Seven years after the diagnosis and surgery, he's not only healthy, but he's also playing golf. (Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video)
Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video - June 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Mayo Clinic Source Type: video

Preschool BMI Screening
The obesity epidemic is serious business, especially when it comes to kids. Being overweight or obese as a child puts you at risk of being overweight as an adult. And it increases your risk of health problems such as heart disease and diabetes. Experts at Mayo Clinic are working to prevent obesity in kids. They've teamed up with school districts to add body mass index screening to the standard screening kids go through before they start kindergarten. (Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video)
Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video - May 31, 2013 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Mayo Clinic Source Type: video

Cat Bites and Wound Care
Would you believe one in a hundred Emergency Room visits is because of a dog or cat bite? Wounds and cuts to the skin in general are among the top reasons people head to the hospital. Here's Dennis Douda for the Mayo Clinic News Network. (Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video)
Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video - May 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Mayo Clinic Source Type: video

Coated Aspirin and Your Heart
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. (Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video)
Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video - May 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Mayo Clinic Source Type: video

Carpal Tunnel Tune-up
Up to 10 percent of the population knows the aggravation; the achy wrist, the weakened grip, the numb and tingly fingers. Carpal Tunnel syndrome. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says it's a leading cause of missed time on the job. But, as we learn from Dennis Douda with the Mayo Clinic News Network, the pain doesn't have to be permanent. (Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video)
Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video - May 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Mayo Clinic Source Type: video

Sisters Bone Marrow Transplant
Imagine what it would be like to give birth to healthy twin baby girls, only to find out that both of them were born with a potentially fatal disease. That happened to the family you're about to meet. Both girls needed a bone marrow transplant to hopefully cure a serious blood disorder. Vivien Williams has their story of survival. (Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video)
Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video - April 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Mayo Clinic Source Type: video

Sister's Kidney for Little Brother
For his entire life, radio host James Rabe has known that one day he'd need a new kidney. A disease called Alport Syndrome slowly caused his kidneys to fail. As his condition advanced, the search for a new organ began. His big sister stepped up and gave part of herself so her little brother could live. (Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video)
Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video - April 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Mayo Clinic Source Type: video

3D Printer Helps Hip
Joint replacements have been around for a long time. Most people with conditions such as osteoarthritis can expect good results if they have one. But what about those who have complicated cases or unusual deformities that a standard replacement can't fix? In the past that's meant few options. Now, doctors at Mayo Clinic are using 3D printers to enable customized joint replacement surgeries. Many patients, who were out of luck, can now have a successful surgery and better quality of life. (Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video)
Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video - April 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Mayo Clinic Source Type: video

Mayo Clinic's Accessible App
Significant visual impairment adds an extra challenge to daily tasks for more than 4-million Americans. In some cases, technology can bridge the gap. Dennis Douda shows us a great example at Mayo Clinic, where they got some help from a guy who's an expert in more ways than one. (Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video)
Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video - April 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Mayo Clinic Source Type: video

One Family's Journey Living with Lynch Syndrome
A teenager never expects to hear he or she has cancer, especially if it's a type of cancer adults usually get. However, the teen you're about to meet has a gene that greatly increases her risk of getting colon cancer and, as a matter of fact, she's already faced that battle. Vivien Williams shares this family's journey of living with Lynch Syndrome. (Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video)
Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video - March 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Mayo Clinic Source Type: video

Color Blue Detects Colon Cancer
Sleuthing. Looking for clues. That's what doctors do when they search for signs of colon cancer. One of their main tools is the endoscope. They use it to look at the colon for signs of disease. The technology can detect cancer early when it's still curable. Now, doctors at Mayo Clinic are modifying the test to hopefully make it more effective for high risk patients. (Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video)
Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video - March 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Mayo Clinic Source Type: video

Addiction Takes Center Stage
Millions of Americans, up to 10% of the population, have had a problem with alcohol addiction. While each person's struggle may be played out in private, Mayo Clinic recently raised the curtain on addiction at a public theater. The hope is to help more people understand this all too common human condition. Here's Dennis Douda for the Mayo Clinic News Network. (Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video)
Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video - March 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Mayo Clinic Source Type: video

Hockey Coach Gets Hip
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, close to 330,000 hip replacements are performed each year in the U.S. Many are done to ease the pain of osteoarthritis, also called wear and tear arthritis. And most patients are over age 60. But that's' changing, as younger patients are opting for surgery so they can stay active. Experts at Mayo Clinic say an alternative approach to standard hip replacement helps stop the pain and gets many people back to their normal activities faster. (Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video)
Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video - March 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Mayo Clinic Source Type: video

Alzheimer's 101
An estimated 5 and a half million Americans are struggling with Alzheimer's disease. This weekend one of the largest groups to ever tackle the subject will gather in St. Paul, Minnesota. The joint venture by Mayo Clinic and the Alzheimer's Association will bring news of the latest progress from the world's leading experts. Here's Dennis Douda for the Mayo Clinic News Network. (Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video)
Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video - March 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Mayo Clinic Source Type: video

Hidden Heart Attack
A heart attack at age 35. That's not supposed to happen. The woman you're about to meet suffered what's called a spontaneous coronary artery dissection, or SCAD. It's a condition that's hard to diagnose and there's very little information available about it. Experts at Mayo Clinic have results from studies aimed at learning more about this life-threatening condition. (Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video)
Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video - February 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Mayo Clinic Source Type: video

Injury Season for Snow Blowers
Snow blower accidents cause more than 65-hundred injuries each winter. More than a thousand people lose hands and fingers. A Wisconsin man is hoping hearing his story will remind others to slow down, be safe and not become a victim too. Here's Dennis Douda for the Mayo Clinic News Network. (Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video)
Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video - February 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Mayo Clinic Source Type: video

5 Years on a VAD
You have six months. Maybe a year. That was reality for heart failure patient Verna Schrombeck. Her condition had deteriorated to the point where treatment no longer helped. Because of her age, she was not a candidate for a heart transplant. Doctors at Mayo Clinic implanted a device that would hopefully keep Verna alive, at least a little while. Years later she shares her story. (Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video)
Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video - February 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Mayo Clinic Source Type: video

Super Survivor Conquers Cancer
With the Super Bowl on many people's minds this week, a 12-year Veteran of the NFL is tackling a different opponent — Lung Cancer. Team-mates in his fight include Mayo Clinic and a cancer survivor who's putting a new face on an often misunderstood disease. Here's Dennis Douda for the Mayo Clinic News Network. (Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video)
Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video - February 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Mayo Clinic Source Type: video

Punk Guitarist Survives Brain Tumor
Nine lives. That's what guitarist Henry Cluney says he has. The punk rocker made it through a car crash and several bomb blasts in his homeland of Northern Ireland. But then he got hit with another blow; a diagnosis that threatened his music career and his life. Vivien Williams has Henry's story. (Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video)
Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video - January 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Mayo Clinic Source Type: video

Identical Twins Transplant
Intro: Organ transplantation has come a long way in recent years. For example, kidney transplants are very successful operations. But unless a patient gets an organ from an identical twin, he's stuck taking medication to suppress his immune system so the body doesn't reject it. Doctors at Mayo Clinic want to change that. They're researching ways to grow organs from a patient's own stem cells. It's called regenerative medicine, and it offers hope for a solution to organ rejection. (Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video)
Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video - January 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Mayo Clinic Source Type: video

Shopping for Kids Shoes
The average toddler outgrows their shoes four times a year. It's enough to keep parents on their toes. But, there's no need to stress over making the right choices for healthy feet. A few simple considerations will save you worry and money. Here's Dennis Douda for the Mayo Clinic News Network. (Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video)
Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video - January 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Mayo Clinic Source Type: video

Collecting Pennies Through the Pain
This is a story about giving back. It's about a child who, while battling a very serious disease, inspires thousands to come together and raise money to help others. (Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video)
Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video - January 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Mayo Clinic Source Type: video

Heads Up Hockey
Intro: More than a half million kids play hockey in the United States and there's a renewed push to keep them from getting hurt. The national governing body for the sport, USA Hockey just released a new video demonstrating better ways for heads-up play on the ice — that could keep some athletes from ending up in a wheelchair. Here's Dennis Douda for the Mayo Clinic News Network. (Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video)
Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video - December 21, 2012 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Mayo Clinic Source Type: video

Holiday Heart
Intro: Cookies, candy, eggnog and gravy. Those are some of the goodies we often can't resist at holiday gatherings. But for patients with an underlying heart condition, such as heart failure, a few days of eating the wrong foods can cause some real problems. And Mayo Clinic doctors say it's common for hospital admissions for these people to go up during the holidays. Here are some tips on how to stay heart healthy this season. (Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video)
Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video - December 14, 2012 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Mayo Clinic Source Type: video

Stem Cells Get Hip
Intro: Stem Cells are the starting point for all the tissues in your body. Your body grows them all the time. So, Mayo researchers thought why not put them work healing damaged tissues like heart muscle or bone. Here's an example that's really hip from Dennis Douda for the Mayo Clinic news Network. (Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video)
Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video - December 7, 2012 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Mayo Clinic Source Type: video

Stem Cells 101
Intro: Stem cells and their use in regenerative medicine have been in the media a lot lately. But, what exactly does it mean? Physicians and researchers in the Center for Regenerative Medicine at Mayo Clinic say it has to do with developing completely new ways to treat and manage chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart failure or even degenerative nerve, bone and joint conditions. Experts worldwide will meet this December for the World Stem Cell Summit, where they'll explore and share ideas about regenerative medicine. Here are the basics of how this research benefits patients. (Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video)
Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video - November 30, 2012 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Mayo Clinic Source Type: video

Pain Rehab
Intro: Pain. Every day. All day. More than one-fourth of all people in the U.S. suffer from chronic pain. It can destroy quality of life, and make even the simplest tasks difficult. Sometimes there is no cure for chronic pain. But a program at Mayo Clinic helps give patients the tools they need to get control over their pain and regain a fulfilling life. (Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video)
Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video - November 23, 2012 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Mayo Clinic Source Type: video