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Thu, Oct 31 12:57pm · Video Q&A about Epilepsy in Epilepsy & Seizures

Hi Gerard. I sent you question to Dr. Ritaccio. Here is his response:
I can only answer this question generally. A prolonged EEG can only detect irritability supportive of a seizure tendency in the future, or at best, might record a seizure event itself to understand its type and location of onset. An EEG does not tell you “why” you have seizures. If the reason for ongoing seizure tendencies is based on a past event, such as injury, the reason is not relevant to treatment. Treatments are based on preventing seizures pharmacologically, or in select seizure types, removing or modulating the area where a seizure begins. This approach is taken independent of why seizures started in the first place.

Wed, Oct 30 3:48pm · Video Q&A about Breast Cancer Survivorship: Attaining Renewed Vitality in Breast Cancer

Here is the presentation Dr. Mussallem gave before the Q&A: https://youtu.be/X5nHHOD12xw.

Wed, Oct 30 1:36pm · Video Q&A about Breast Cancer Survivorship: Attaining Renewed Vitality in Breast Cancer

Our video got blocked because Dr. Mussallem used a song from Trolls in her presentation. I'll upload it to YouTube and post it here. I will go live for the Q&A session and post the link here in a few minutes.

Thu, Oct 17 1:51pm · Breast Cancer Support Group FL: Coffee and Conversation in Breast Cancer

We welcome you to join our monthly conversation! Let’s come together to share ideas, resources, learn new information, sip a cup of coffee and meet new friends facing similar challenges.

Guest speakers will be dropping by from time to time to share in the conversation and provide education on various topics!

Free and open to all breast cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers. All meetings are facilitated by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and our Breast Nurse Navigator.

Various topics will be covered on a revolving basis, or as requested. Guest speakers from the breast health/oncology team will be invited to provide education on a specific topic.

Suggested topics include:

  • General info about breast cancer and treatment
  • Managing role changes, depression, avoiding isolation
  • Anxiety & Stress Management
  • Complimentary and Creative Therapies
  • Communication and Family Dynamics (including talking with children)
  • Exercise and Physical Conditioning
  • Nutrition
  • Management of side effects & modalities for comfort
  • Resources here at Mayo and in the Community
  • Financial resources, insurance, & legal planning
  • Other topics as requested

Tue, Oct 15 2:03pm · Video Q&A about Breast Cancer Survivorship: Attaining Renewed Vitality in Breast Cancer

Join us Wednesday, October 30 at 12:30 p.m. CT for a presentation by Dr. Dawn Mussallem, a diagnostic breast specialist, on achieving optimal well-being through diet, exercise, and stress management, followed by a Q&A session for which Dr. Mussallem will be joined by these specialists:

  • Kristin Lothman, MSW, LCSW, Mind-Body Counselor
  • Dr. Raul Rosario Concepcion, Physical Medicine and Cancer Prehabilitation
  • Debra Silverman, MS, RDN, LD/N, Integrative Cancer Nutritionist

The experts will answer questions during the broadcast. Please post your questions below.

Return to this webpage to take part in the video Q&A live on October 30 at 12:30 p.m. CT. It will also be archived on this page.

Wed, Oct 9 3:44pm · Video Q&A about Epilepsy in Epilepsy & Seizures

Join us Monday, October 28 at 11:30 a.m. CT for a video Q&A with Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Chair, Neurosurgery, and Dr. Anthony Ritaccio, epileptologist, about epilepsy.

Drs. Quinones and Ritaccio will answer questions during the broadcast. Please post your questions below.

Return to this webpage to take part in the video Q&A live on October 28 at 11:30 a.m. CT. It will also be archived on this page.

Tue, Oct 8 1:07pm · Thyroid Cancer Conference for Patients in Cancer

This educational conference for thyroid cancer patients and caregivers will cover many aspects of the disease, including management, treatment, and research. Mayo Clinic physicians from Minnesota, Arizona, and Florida will be participating. Please see the agenda below for more information.

Registration is free. To register, click the SIGNUP NOW button or email the event organizer at armento.marilyn@mayo.edu.

Time (ET) Title Speaker
7:00-8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00-8:30 a.m. Integrative Medicine for Cancer Adam Perlman, M.D.
8:30-9:00 a.m. Overview of the management of thyroid cancer and truths & myths about thyroid cancer Sarika Rao, D.O.
9:00-9:30 a.m. Surgical Management of Thyroid Cancer John Casler, M.D.
9:30-10:00 a.m. Voice Intervention After Surgery Amy Rutt, M.D.
10:00-10:30 a.m. Radioactive Iodine Therapy Byron May, M.D.
10:30-10:45 a.m. Break and Refreshments
10:45-11:15 a.m. Role of Radiation Therapy Robert Foote, M.D.
11:15-11:30 a.m. Role of Ethanol/Localized Ablation Victor Bernet, M.D.
11:30-12:00 p.m. What’s New in Thyroid Cancer Keith Bible, M.D., Ph.D.
Mabel Ryder, M.D.
John Morris, M.D.
Ashish Chintakuntalwar, MBBS, Ph.D.
12:00 PM Adjourn

Click here to view a Mayo Clinic campus map. The Davis Building is connected to the parking garage. Walker Auditorium is located to the left of the pharmacy on the opposite side of the hallway. With your back to the Bundy Cafe and lab check-in area, walk past the pharmacy (on your right) and the doors to Walker Auditorium will be on your left.

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