Author Archives: Makala Johnson

Diagnosis and Treatment of ALS

Dr. Brian Crum, a Mayo Clinic Neurologist talks about the diagnosis and treatment of ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) causes degeneration of the nerve cells in certain regions of the brain and spinal cord that control the voluntary muscles.

Tetralogy of Fallot

Dr. Harold Burkhart, a cardiothoracic surgeon at Mayo Clinic, discusses congenital heart defect Tetralogy of Fallot and its treatment options. Tetralogy of Fallot is a combination of four (“tetra”) abnormalities of the heart.

POTS Syndrome

Phil Fischer, M.D., discusses the latest research on Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS).

Exercise Your Brain To Prevent Memory Loss

A Mayo Clinic study found that engaging in cognitive activities like reading books, playing games or crafting in middle age or later life are associated with a decreased risk of mild cognitive impairment. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a transitional state between normal aging and the earliest features of Alzheimer’s disease. It is a disorder of the […]

Study finds Younger Men With Erectile Dysfunction at Higher Risk of Heart Disease

Men who experience erectile dysfunction at a young age — from 40 to 49 — are two times more likely to develop heart disease compared to men without erectile dysfunction, according to a new Mayo Clinic study. Overall, researchers found that men with erectile dysfunction have an 80 percent higher risk of heart disease compared […]