Monthly Archives: April 2008

Endocarditis

You may be familiar with sinus or ear infections, but did you know you can get a heart infection?  H.R. Vikram, M.D., an infectious diseases specialist at Mayo Clinic says endocarditis refers to an infection of the inner lining of the heart and the cardiac valves.  It can be treated, but first it must be discovered. To […]

Magnetic Resonance Elastography: Part Two

Every day, doctors use ultrasound, CT scans and MRIs to see inside the body without making an incision. Such tests show size and structure, but they don’t show important physical properties such as tissue stiffness, which, for example, is a sign of fibrosis in the liver. But researchers at Mayo Clinic have developed technology that […]

Magnetic Resonance Elastography

Every day, doctors use ultrasound, CT scans and MRIs to see inside the body without making an incision. Such tests show size and structure, but they don’t show important physical properties such as tissue stiffness, which, for example, is a sign of fibrosis in the liver. But researchers at Mayo Clinic have developed technology that […]

Alternative Medicine

Herbal supplements, acupuncture, chiropractics and massage. It used to be that alternative therapies like these were ignored by many doctors. But that’s changing. Thanks to public demand and an increasing amount of positive research, many doctors are embracing some alternative therapies. So how do you know if the herb you’re taking or therapy you’re trying […]

Medication Management

Hundreds of thousands of people go to the emergency room every year because of problems with medications they’re taking – accidental overdoses, side effects and bad interactions. Pharmacists at Mayo Clinic, are trying to change that. They’ve started a new program that helps people manage their medications safely and as cost-effectively as possible. To listen to the podcast […]