Video Q&A

December 19, 2016

Pituitary Tumors

Dr. Curtiss Cook, Dr. Bernard Bendok, and Dr. Alyx Porter discuss pituitary gland tumors.dec-19_bendok-cook-porter

Learn more about:

  • Normal function of pituitary gland
  • Types of pituitary tumors
  • Symptoms of a pituitary tumor
  • Treatment of pituitary tumor

December 15, 2016

#AsktheMayoMom about Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery

Dr. Mattke and Dr. Wetjen host a video Q&A about pediatric epilepsy surgery:

  • possible treatments
  • types of epilepsy where surgery is used
  • intractable epilepsy

Dr. Mattke and Dr. Wetjen answer questions during the live event.


December 13, 2016

Endurance Running: Training your Mind & Body for Victory

mindbodyJoin us Tuesday, December 13 at 1:30 p.m. CT on Facebook Live with Dr. Dusty Marie Narducci, Sports Medicine Fellow, to discuss training for the demanding sport of endurance running.

Learn more about:

  • mental health benefits
  • stretching
  • cross training

Dr. Narducci will answer questions live during the event. Post a question before and during the event. Sign up to receive email reminders.

December 6, 2016

Diabetes: Cause, Symptoms, Prevention and Treatment

Dr. Bithika Thompson and Marilyn Bailey, R.N. discuss diabetes.

Learn more about:


November 22, 2016

Bone Fractures: Risk Factors, Prevention, and Treatment

Dr. Michael Whitaker, Dr. Krupa Doshi and Patricia Mackey, discuss bone fracture prevention.

Learn more about:



November 18, 2016

Live Discussion on Family History

It's important to have a conversation about your family's health history. What you learn about your relatives might save a life.

Mayo Clinic certified genetic counselor Jessica Jackson gave a presentation with a virtual discussion to follow regarding the importance of family history.




November 17, 2016

#AsktheMayoMom about Pediatric Epilepsy

Dr. Angela Mattke and Dr. Elaine Wirrell, pediatric neurologist, host an #AsktheMayoMom session about pediatric epilepsy.

Learn more about:

Dr. Mattke and Dr. Wirrell answer questions live during the event.

November 15, 2016

nutrition-for-athletesNutrition for Athletes

Erica Goldstein, RDN, LD/N, discusses nutrition and hydration for athletes.

Learn more about:

  • nutrition during endurance training
  • carbohydrate and protein
  • recovery feeding

Erica answers questions live during the event.


November 11, 2016

Hearing Wellness: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

Dr. Peter Weisskopf, Otolaryngologist, and Sarah Holbert discuss hearing wellness.

Learn more about:

Dr. Weisskopf and Sarah answer questions live during the event.


November 3, 2016

IBS and How We Can Help

mss_0001298578Dr. Kenneth DeVault, a gastroenterologist and chair of Internal Medicine, discussed Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and what researchers at Mayo Clinic are doing to better understand, diagnose, and treat the disease.

Learn more about:

  • symptoms of IBS
  • tests for diagnosis
  • research studies

Dr. DeVault answers questions live during the event.

October 20, 2016

#AsktheMayoMom about Pediatric Congenital Heart Defects

Dr. Angela Mattke and Dr. Joseph Dearani cardiac surgeon and chair of Cardiac Surgery, for an #AsktheMayoMom talk about pediatric congenital heart disorders.

Learn more about:

Dr. Mattke and Dr. Dearani answer questions live during the event.

October 19, 2016

Breast Reconstruction after Cancer: Risks, Results and Coverage

Dr. Raman Mahabir, Plastic Surgeon, talks about breast reconstruction after breast cancer.

Learn more about:

  • Breast reconstruction insurance coverage
  • Types of reconstruction and implants
  • Risks and typical results of breast reconstruction

Dr. Mahabir answers questions live during the event.


October 14, 2016

Zika Virus FAQS with Dr. Roberto Patron

Dr. Roberto Patron, Infectious Disease Expert, discusses the Zika Virus.

Learn more about:


October 8, 2016

Patient Views on the Burden of Cardiovascular Illness

WomenHeart patient volunteers talk about the “work of being a patient” and how providers can help them reduce their burden of illness. This patient panel is part of Heart Disease in Women: A New Era of Understanding, Recognition, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment 2016; and WomenHeart Science & Leadership Symposium at Mayo Clinic. Moderated Dr. Farris Timimi, cardiologist at Mayo Clinic.

Learn more about:

  • Patient perspectives on the burdens of illness and treatment
  • Minimally disruptive medicine: What is it? How can it empower patients?
  • Strategies to improve patient-provider dialogue

WomenHeart patient volunteers answer questions live during the event.

October 5, 2016

Your Guide to Selecting the Right Mammogram

Dr. Victor Pizzitola and the breast imaging team host a live tour of Mayo Clinic's breast cancer imaging center and discussion on breast cancer screening options.

Learn more about:

  • The difference between 2D and 3D mammograms
  • When to upgrade to a Contrast Enhanced Mammogram
  • Dense breast tissue and how it impacts a screening
  • Molecular breast imaging

michaelwomackOctober 5, 2016

What to expect when you're expecting a liver transplant

Michael Womack, LCSW, liver transplant social worker, walks viewers through their first liver transplant evaluation at Mayo Clinic, providing insight on what to expect, what you should bring with you, what you don't need, and other helpful tips.

Michael will answer questions live during the event. Sign up to receive email reminders. Post a question before and during the event.


September 30, 2016

Living Kidney Donor and Recipient Share Their Remarkable Story

When Kati Walker's children came home alarmed that their school principal needed a kidney transplant, Kati jumped in to help. After finding out she was a match, Kati decided to donate her spare kidney to Nancy Shaver. Now, the pair share more than a kidney, they share a deep friendship. Learn more about what it takes to donate a kidney and save a life.




September 28, 2016

Urologist Erik Castle, M.D., Talks Prostate Cancer

Dr. Erik Castle hosts a live discussion on prostate cancer.

Learn more about:

September 26, 2016

My Child has a Concussion. What Next?

Dr. Jamie Bogle and Dr. Jennifer Wethe explain important first steps every parent and caretaker should take immediately following their child's concussion.

Learn more about:

September 22, 2016

#AsktheMayoMom about Pediatric Urology

Dr. Angela Mattke, Dr. Candace Granberg, and Dr. Patricio Gargollo talk about pediatric urology.

Learn more about:

September 22, 2016

Opioid Epidemic Chat with Dr. W. Michael Hooten

Dr. W. Michael Hooten, an anesthesiologist and pain management expert at Mayo Clinic, talks about the Opioid Epidemic that public health experts call a serious public health issue.



September 9, 2016

Dr. Anikar Chhabra and Knee Injuries – Dr. Chhabra Sports Medicine AZPrevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Dr. Anikar Chhabra, Orthopedic Surgeon at Mayo Clinic Arizona and ASU Sun Devil Athletics Chief Orthopedic Consultant explains knee injuries.

Learn more about:

  • Types of knee injuries: chronic and acute
  • How to diagnose and treat each type of injury
  • Rehab and exercises to prevent knee injuries

August 18, 2016

#AsktheMayoMom about Pediatric GastroenterologyDr. Mark Bartlett, pediatric gastroenterologist and Dr. Angela Mattke, pediatrician

Dr. Angela Mattke, pediatrician at Mayo Clinic Children's Center, talks with Dr. Mark Bartlett, pediatric gastroenterologist, about pediatric gastroenterology issues. Learn more about:

  • Constipation: What is the most common cause of abdominal pain in children? What is it? How can we treat it?
  • Diarrhea: What are the common causes?



July 22, 2016

Richard and Janice Oppelt and Dr CesarPatient & Doctor Chat 15 years Post Lung Transplant

Cesar Keller, M.D., a transplant physician at Mayo Clinic in Florida, talks with Richard Oppelt, the first patient to receive a lung transplant at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus and his wife and caregive, Janice Oppelt. Mr. Oppelt, who suffered from silicosis, received his transplant on June 7, 2001, and has since walked two daughters down the aisle, blown out numerous birthday candles, and helped other transplant patients through the recovery process.



July 21, 2016
Dr. Hewitt and Dr. Sas#AsktheMayoMom about Kidneys and Kidney Stones

Angela Mattke, M.D., pediatrician in the Mayo Clinic Children's Center talks with Dr. David Sas, pediatric nephrologist at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Learn more about:

  • What are the kidneys and what functions do they preform?
  • What are kidney stones and why are they a problem? What are symptoms? How do you treat them?
  • How can you tell when your child has a urinary tract infection?
  • What are some reasons that children's kidneys stop functioning (kidney failure)? What is dialysis and is it different in children than adults?
  • What is dysfunctional voiding? How do you treat it?

June 20, 2016

Dr Mahabir and Dr HewittLiving Liver Donation - How It Works
Dr. Raman Mahabir, Plastic Surgeon, and Dr. Winston Hewitt, Transplant Surgeon, at Mayo Clinic in Arizona talk about living liver donation and how it works.

Learn more about:

  • Living liver donations: How does it work? Who should consider it?
  • The transplantation program at Mayo Clinic
  • Mayo Clinic’s unique approach to transplant

June 16, 2016
June2016 AsktheMayoMomENT#AskTheMayoMom about Pediatric Otolaryngology (ENT)

This month's #AskTheMayoMom on Facebook Live is all about pediatrics otolaryngology (ENT)Angela Mattke, M.D., pediatrician in the Mayo Clinic Children's Center, and Karthik Balakrishnan, M.D., M. P. H., pediatrician, answer these questions like

  • Ear infections and sinus infections in children
  • Airway abnormalities and reconstructive surgery
  • Aerodigestive problems
  • Neck masses or thyroid surgery in children
  • Sleep apnea

May 26, 2016
DrBrott-CREST2 (1)
Let’s talk stroke prevention with Thomas Brott, M.D.

Thomas G. Brott, M.D. a neurologist and clinical researcher at Mayo Clinic in Florida hosts a Video Q&A about stroke:

  • awareness
  • risk factors
  • treatment options
  • prevention

He also talks about a new study CREST-2 and answered questions during the Q&A.

May 19, 2016
Askthemayomom May19#AskTheMayoMom about Scoliosis and Pediatric Orthopedics

This month's Angela Mattke, M.D., pediatrician in the Mayo Clinic Children's Center, and Noelle Larson, M.D., pediatric orthopedic surgeon, answer questions about scoliosis and pediatric orthopedics, like:

  • What is scoliosis? How do you treat it? How do you determine if surgery is needed?
  • What is developmental dysplasia of the hips (DDH)?
  • What kind of surgeries are available for children with cerebral palsy?