Monthly Archives: October 2008

Frontotemporal Dementia

Dementia is a problem of the elderly, right? Generally that’s true. But there is one form of the disease that can strike people when they are very young, in their 20’s or even their teens. It’s called Frontotemporal Dementia, or FTD. And while rare, it devastates lives by rapidly turning young, vital people into those […]

Vaccination Updates

It’s easy to take vaccinations for granted now, but just imagine if smallpox, measles and diphtheria were still as prevalent as they were 100 years ago. As we find out from Mayo Clinic Dr. Robert Jacobson, M.D., vaccines continue to evolve. To listen to this podcast segment, click the link below: Vaccinations

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Lowering Cholesterol without Statins

Stephen Kopecky, M.D., a Mayo Clinic physician specializing in preventive cardiology, describes ways to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol without taking prescription drugs called statins.

Plantar Fasciitis

There’s nothing like foot pain to make you crazy. That’s what an expert at Mayo Clinic says he hears from patients who have a condition called plantar fasciitis [fashee-EYE-tis]. It’s very common and can make walking across the room a miserable experience. What can you do about it?  We find out from Mayo Clinic physical […]