Sounds like a science fiction movie, doesn't it? Doctors using robots to perform surgery. The fact is robots can be seen in an increasing number of operating rooms at Mayo Clinic. That's because the technology allows doctors to do complicated surgeries less invasively, which means many patients can get back to their lives faster with fewer complications.
Spring is a time when people tend to re-up their New Year's resolutions. Many make the commitment to get off the couch and into an exercise program. But figuring out what and how much you should eat while you're training can be confusing. A nutrition expert from Mayo Clinic has some tips on how you can eat to win.
Every year, thousands of people are diagnosed with liver diseases such as Hepatitis C. The virus causes the liver to become damaged and stiff through a process called fibrosis. The only way to test the liver for this issue is with a needle biopsy, which can be uncomfortable because it's invasive. But now, Doctors at Mayo Clinic have developed new technology that allows doctors to determine the stiffness of the liver without needle sticks. It's called magnetic resonance elastography, and it's making treating liver disease easier and more effective for many patients.
All things happen for a reason. You've likely heard that before. Well, here's a story that takes that saying to the extreme. The man you're about to meet suffered what, by all accounts, would have been a fatal farm accident. But the tragedy triggered a chain of events that many call a miracle in the cornfield.