Stem Cells are the starting point for all the tissues in your body. Your body grows them all the time. So, Mayo researchers thought why not put them work healing damaged tissues like heart muscle or bone. Here's an example that's really hip from Dennis Douda for the Mayo Clinic news Network.
Cookies, candy, eggnog and gravy. Those are some of the goodies we often can't resist at holiday gatherings. But for patients with an underlying heart condition, such as heart failure, a few days of eating the wrong foods can cause some real problems. And Mayo Clinic doctors say it's common for hospital admissions for these people to go up during the holidays. Here are some tips on how to stay heart healthy this season.
More than a half million kids play hockey in the United States and there's a renewed push to keep them from getting hurt. The national governing body for the sport, USA Hockey just released a new video demonstrating better ways for heads-up play on the ice — that could keep some athletes from ending up in a wheelchair. Here's Dennis Douda for the Mayo Clinic News Network.