Distracted driving — it claims roughly 55-hundred lives a year and about a half-(m) million injuries. To make the point with the most vulnerable drivers, Mayo Clinic is rolling out a virtual reality check for teenagers. Here's Dennis Douda.
Vaccines have been used for decades to protect us from disease. Measles, chickenpox, the flu are some of the common ones. Someday, you may be able to add breast cancer to that list. Researchers at Mayo Clinic are developing a cancer vaccine to hopefully prevent breast and other types of cancer.
There's been a lot of media coverage lately about concussions in sports like football and hockey. Doctors are urging players and coaches to take these head injuries seriously and to have injured athletes evaluated by a concussion expert. But what if you live in a rural area that doesn't have a neurologist? How can injured athletes get the care they need? Mayo Clinic has the answer. Telemedicine.
It wasn't supposed to happen. A freak accident during a college football game leaves a player paralyzed. Doctors gave him a three percent chance of regaining any movement in his arms or legs. But Chris Norton didn't let that stop him. With incredible perseverance, a positive attitude and the refusal to give up, Chris has made amazing progress. And he's still part of the football team, inspiring his teammate to be their best.