Doctors have been using stents in arteries of the heart for many years. The devices open blockages and allow blood that was once restricted to flow. Now they're using stents in the digestive tract too. Not to open arteries, but to open blockages caused by cancer.
Motocross is a hugely popular sport. But with the thrill of the ride comes the risk of injury. Doctors at Mayo Clinic want to change that. They're studying motocross to find out how they can help young riders stay safe on the track.
When you go in to see the doctor, it's typical to get a blood test to check lipid levels, your cholesterol and triglycerides. You likely know it's important to lower bad cholesterol levels, because high levels increase your risk of heart attack. The same holds true for triglycerides. But what you might not know is that instead of taking medicine to lower triglycerides, most people can lower that number simply by moving more.
Imagine a life of darkness. A life without sight. That was reality for the woman you're about to meet. She lost her vision more than 30 years ago; the result of a severe allergic reaction to medications. Repeated attempts to restore her vision with human corneal transplants failed. Then she went to Mayo Clinic, where doctors performed a very rare and complex operation.