Monthly Archives: March 2010

Skin Cancer Reconstruction

Remember what it was like to be a teenager? How embarrassing it was to have a blemish or a bad hair day? So imagine being 17 – a diagnosis of melanoma – and you end up with a large bald spot where the skin cancer was removed. This young lady survived that, and thanks to […]

New Alzheimer’s Research

How many times have you lost your car keys? Or forgotten someone’s name? We all have memory loss. It’s a normal part of aging. But researchers at Mayo Clinic found that if you carry a gene known to increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, your memory may decline faster than people without the gene, even […]

Polycythemia Vera (PV)

Polycythemia Vera (PV) is a disease that is part of a family of Myeloproliferative disorders. This condition afflicts the bone marrow, causing  an over production of cells.  In the following video, Ruben Mesa, M.D., a hematologist at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, goes into an in-depth discussion on the disease covering its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

Imaging Dementia

In this Medical Edge segment, how seeing a problem may help dementia patients down the road. To listen, click the link below. Imaging Dementia

After Death Genetic Testing

Mayo Clinic scientists presented research at the American Heart Associations Scientific Sessions 2009 in Orlando, showing that postmortem testing to identify genetic mutations for sudden unexplained death could be a less expensive manner to determine first-degree relatives risk. Dr. Michael Ackerman, the study’s senior author, talks about the research.