Robots and video games. Two technologies that, believe it or not, are helping some surgeons perform more precise and effective operations for patients. Let's go to Mayo Clinic to see how doctors are using new tools for partial knee replacements.
Earlier this year, 13 football players from the University of Iowa were hospitalized with rhabdomyolysis. It's a condition that can happen for several reasons, including if you exercise too hard, especially in the heat. Severe cases can lead to kidney failure. The man you're about to meet knows the dangers of rhabdomyolysis firsthand. It happened to him after an intense workout.
Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer for which there is no cure. But treatment for this disease has improved greatly in recent years. Patients can live in remission for a long time. The man you're about to meet was diagnosed with multiple myeloma last year, and after an intense battle, he is winning.
Battling cancer is not easy. Treatment often involves chemotherapy, the side effects of which can be tough. Fatigue, nausea, hair loss. For many people, losing their hair is particularly stressful. That's why Mayo Clinic teamed up with a hair and skin care salon. They specialize in helping cancer patients keep a positive self-image as they go through treatment.