Monthly Archives: February 2009

Proactive Prevention-Extended Interview

You’ve heard the advice many times, “eat right and exercise to improve your health.” The fact is, that advice is true. You really can make a difference.  Dr. Todd Hurst, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist discusses the heart health and performance program, and how it was designed to help people assess their health and learn ways to make […]

New Glaucoma Surgery-Extended Interview

Glaucoma is an eye disease that slowly robs people of their vision, often without them even knowing it.  It is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States.  Treatment to stop the progression of glaucoma includes drops for mild cases or surgery when the disease is more advanced.  Dr. Rajesh Shetty, a […]

Anatomy of Addiction-Extended Interview

Cigarettes are highly addicting. But why is it that some people who try cigarettes can put them down and never get addicted while others get hooked right away? As we hear from Dr. Richard Hurt, director of the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center, the answer lies in how your brain responds to nicotine.  Anatomy of Addiction Extended […]

Medical Airplane Saves Life

The first few months after a new baby comes home is a time of joy and wonder, but it can also be exhausting. That’s why the woman you’re about to meet didn’t think twice about being tired and sometimes short winded. What she didn’t know was that her heart was growing weak because of a […]

Robotic Urologic Surgery

With benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, the main symptom is the need to make frequent trips to the bathroom. It’s a common condition that men develop as they age.  In extreme cases, complications such as painful bladder stones can develop.  Traditional treatment for these cases meant a big incision and several days in the hospital.  […]