People use Twitter to share information: The latest news, current events, what people are talking about, even what's for dinner. Now, people are using it to get access to health care. Last year Mayo Clinic teamed up with USA today and scheduled a Twitter chat about a painful wrist injury. Today a woman who joined that chat is pain free.
What can you do to reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke? There are lots of things that help. But doctors at Mayo Clinic have narrowed the list down to four. Four things you can do to dramatically slash your chances of dying of a heart attack or stroke.
Pectus excavatum is the most common congenital birth defect. One out of 400 babies is born with a chest wall that doesn't form properly and becomes concave. Kids with pectus routinely have surgery. Adults have either had to live with it or face major, more complicated operations. Now, doctors at Mayo Clinic are performing the same surgery for kids on adults and improving the lives of many people.
One out of four. That's how many women get fibroids during their childbearing years. The gold standard of treatment has been hysterectomy, which can be a big operation with a long recovery. But now, there are much less invasive options for many women.
There are some things about aging you just can't control. Take your eye sight, for example. You can fight it, but after age 40 the fine print on restaurant menus gets hard to read. And as you continue to mature, cataracts can form. But now, doctors are implanting lenses that can correct these things and even more. Here's the latest from Mayo Clinic.