Tag Archives: Therapy

Relieving Face Pain

A new Mayo Clinic study found that posterior fossa exploration surgery provided significantly better pain relief than stereotactic radiosurgery for patients with trigeminal neuralgia. This study will be presented at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting in San Diego on May 5, 2009. Trigeminal neuralgia is characterized by episodes of intense, stabbing, electric-shocklike […]

Study May Help Cool Hot Flashes

A pill used for nerve pain offers women relief from hot flashes, Mayo Clinic researchers report at the 45th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). They say the agent, pregabalin, decreased hot flash severity and frequency about 20 percent more than did a placebo agent. Thus, pregabalin appears to offer about […]

Mild Cognitive Impairment- Ten Years Later

Ten years ago, Mayo Clinic investigators published a seminal paper on mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Since then, thousands of papers have appeared in the medical literature focusing on this early stage of cognitive disorders. According to Mayo Clinic scientists, understanding MCI plays a critical role in the efforts to identify the earliest markers of Alzheimers […]

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 […]

New Treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is often portrayed as being funny. But if you ask anyone who has OCD, they’ll tell you there’s nothing humorous about it. Children with OCD constantly fight anxiety caused by being afraid of their own thoughts. Cognitive behavioral therapy reduces symptoms, but many children do not have access to it. Doctors at Mayo Clinic […]