Monthly Archives: September 2008

Protected: Medical Edge Previews – October 2008

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Stroke Telemedicine

When it comes to stroke, time is brain. That’s because you have only a three-hour window after symptoms begin to receive a medication that’s known to help. But people living in small towns may not have access to this medication, because their hospitals may not have staff trained to administer it. Mayo Clinic is hoping […]

New ALS Device For Breathing Easier, Longer

Building a home with his own hands. That was the dream of a man named Ernie Lorenz. But symptoms of ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, made it difficult for Ernie to hold a hammer. The disease was also making it hard for him to breathe. But a new device being researched at Mayo Clinic may […]

Robotically-Assisted Heart Surgery

Every year, thousands of Americans have operations to repair or replace faulty heart valves. For most of those people, it means open heart surgery. But now, doctors at Mayo Clinic are using robots to help them perform certain valve operations without opening the chest. There’s less pain, shorter hospital stays and many people get back […]