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Why some patients need a second heart surgery

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People who’ve had an aortic dissection, which is emergency, lifesaving surgery, may need additional surgeries later to repair the aorta. Also, people who’ve had heart valve surgery and received replacement tissue valves will need the valves replaced after 10 years. In addition, adults with congenital heart disease often have surgery…
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Endometrial ablation for endometriosis

Christopher C. DeStephano, M.D.
Q: I’ve been diagnosed with endometriosis and have heavy menstrual bleeding. My health care provider said I should consider endometrial ablation. A friend told me it might be problematic because I’m only in my late 20s and it could affect my ability to have kids down the road. What do I…
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Polycystic kidney disease can affect children, too

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Polycystic kidney disease is an inherited disorder where clusters of cysts develop within the kidneys, causing the kidneys to enlarge and lose function over time. The cysts, which are noncancerous sacs containing fluid, vary in size, and they can grow to be large. This disorder can occur in children and…
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Breast cancer radiotherapy and treatment innovations

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The type of breast cancer a person has and how far it has spread determine the appropriate treatment. Previously, a patient with breast cancer might have received 5 to 6 weeks of radiation therapy. But the approach is changing. “For many years, we had the understanding that giving a little bit of…
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How and why endoscopy is used in children

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Endoscopy is a nonsurgical procedure used to visually examine the digestive system with a tiny camera on the end of a long, flexible tube. An upper endoscopy examines the stomach, esophagus and small intestines. A colonoscopy, which is another type of endoscopy, is used to examine the rectum, large intestine and colon.
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The sleep episode: For both you and your infant

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Fact: babies actually sleep a lot. And moms can, too. Co-hosts Angela Mattke, M.D., and Nipunie Rajapakse M.D., discuss how to make both things happen on the regular, with help from special guest Jay Homme, M.D., pediatrician at Mayo Clinic and father of six children. To discuss: *          Sleep patterns…
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The Feeding episode: Helping your baby thrive

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Breast is best. Or is formula fine? A bit of both? Co-hosts Angela Mattke, M.D., and Nipunie Rajapakse M.D., talk through all the issues and research, with help from special guest Jay Homme, M.D., pediatrician at Mayo Clinic and father of six children. Topics include: *          Breastmilk vs. formula *         …
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Post-partum: What to expect in the 6 weeks after delivery

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Everything’s new. Everything’s exciting. And everything’s hard. The first six weeks after birth probably aren’t talked about enough. Myra J. Wick, M.D., Ph.D., Mayo Clinic obstetrician, gynecologist and medical geneticist, joins Co-hosts Angela Mattke, M.D., and Nipunie Rajapakse M.D., for candid convo of what comes after birth, including: *          Diapers,…
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Climate change and global childhood health

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From allergies and asthma to infectious diseases and even malnutrition, the indirect effects of climate change are taking a toll on our most valuable resource, kids! On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Ask the Mayo Mom host Dr. Angela Mattke, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician, is joined by Dr. Molly Herr,…
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Delivery: The real deal and stuff no one tells you about

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Learn why Rachel’s delivery room scene on “Friends” qualifies as “the most unrealistic birth ever.” Myra J. Wick, M.D., Ph.D., Mayo Clinic obstetrician, gynecologist and medical geneticist, joins co-hosts Angela Mattke, M.D., and Nipunie Rajapakse M.D. to guide you through the reality of labor (vaginal or C section), including: *         …