How many times have you lost your car keys? Or forgotten someone's name? We all have memory loss. It's a normal part of aging. But researchers at Mayo Clinic found that if you carry a gene known to increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease, your memory may decline faster than people without the gene, even if you never develop full blown Alzheimer's.
Remember what it was like to be a teenager? How embarrassing it was to have a blemish or a bad hair day? So imagine being 17 – a diagnosis of melanoma – and you end up with a large bald spot where the skin cancer was removed. This young lady survived that, and thanks to reconstructive surgery at Mayo Clinic she rarely has a bad hair day.
Think about what it takes to run a marathon. Months of training and preparation. Now imagine running a marathon every single day. That's what extreme athlete Diane VanDeren does to prepare for her races – unbelievable distances of 100 to 435 miles. She's teamed up with doctors at Mayo Clinic to help them learn more about what makes elite athletes able to accomplish such feats. Especially for an athlete like Diane who overcame a debilitating illness to become the world's most elite female endurance runner.
Imagine this: you go to the doctor for an upset stomach, and a CT scan reveals a large tumor on your kidney. The truth is, most kidney cancers are found like that: during tests for other issues. That's because these tumors often don't cause symptoms. Here's the story of a woman who had a kidney tumor the size of a football and didn't even know it.
Bloating, pain, nausea and fullness. All are symptoms of stomach dyspepsia and ulcers. For years people thought these issues were sometimes caused by stress. But the truth is, they're generally caused by common bacteria. And Doctors at Mayo Clinic say if you have it, and one out of five people do, you should likely get it treated.