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