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Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon Tom Shives, M.D. and cohost Tracy McCray educate and enlighten audiences every week on the latest news as well as information about exercise, nutrition, prevention and your health. Tune in weekly as hosts and experts from Mayo Clinic and the Mayo Clinic Health System bring you health updates in an easy-to-understand, friendly approach.

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Jul 15, 2019

Ventricular Assist Devices Offer Hope for Heart Failure Patients

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist @Margaret_Marie
When one of the heart's natural pumps isn’t working well, a ventricular assist device can be used to increase the amount of blood that flows through the body. A ventricular assist device is an implantable mechanical pump that helps pump blood from the lower chambers of your heart (the ventricles) to [...]
Ventricular Assist Devices Offer Hope for Heart Failure Patients
Jul 8, 2019

Pituitary Gland Tumors

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist @Margaret_Marie
The pituitary gland is a hormone-producing gland at the base of the brain. Sometimes known as the "master gland," the pituitary gland produces and regulates hormones that help the body function. Pituitary tumors are abnormal growths that develop in your pituitary gland. Some pituitary tumors result in too many of [...]
Pituitary Gland Tumors
Jul 1, 2019

Alcohol-related Liver Disease is on the Rise

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist @Margaret_Marie
A recent study suggests that severe alcohol-related liver disease is on the rise, especially in young adults. There appears to be an increase in those who are at greater risk of cirrhosis, liver cancer and death, according to the study published in JAMA. And the potential cause is binge drinking. [...]
Alcohol-related Liver Disease is on the Rise
Jun 24, 2019

Treatment Options for Enlarged Prostate

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist @Margaret_Marie
For men over 50, prostate problems are common. The prostate gland is located just below the bladder and surrounds the top portion of the urethra, which is the tube that drains urine from the bladder. The prostate's primary function is to produce the fluid that nourishes and transports sperm. [...]
Treatment Options for Enlarged Prostate
Jun 17, 2019

The Role of Kindness in Cancer Care

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist @Margaret_Marie
Cancer is a disease that affects nearly everyone. An estimated 1.7 million new cases of cancer were diagnosed in the U.S. in 2018 and more than 600,000 people died from the disease, according to the National Cancer Institute. A cancer diagnosis brings with it emotions for the patient, as well as the family [...]
The Role of Kindness in Cancer Care

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