Although vaccines have nearly eliminated this once common childhood disease in the U.S., mumps is still a concern throughout much of the undeveloped world, and has had several recent outbreaks stateside. Carrie Bohenick, MD, a pediatrician at Akron Children's Hospital Pediatrics, discusses the painful swelling of glands and other more serious symptoms of this viral infection.
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What is mumps and how does it spread?
Before seasonal allergies really kick in, make sure you're prepared
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Another colonoscopy breakthrough: Swallow a PillCam
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Springtime brings sunshine and warm breezes – but also misery for millions of Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies. Lily Pien, M.D., explains how being prepared can put you on the road to relief.
Does owning a pet help reduce your risk of stroke and other cardiovascular events? A recent study suggests the answer is yes, especially if you're a woman over 50 who owns a cat. Reporter Vivien Williams talks to Mayo Clinic oncologist Dr. Edward Creagan about how pets can improve your health and life.
Gastroenterologist Mark Molos is beginning to use the PillCam Colon2 to screen some patients for colon cancer. The small device is swallowed and as it moves through the intestinal tract, it sends pictures to a recorder which the doctor later reviews.
Virtual colonoscopy is a minimally invasive alternative to conventional colonoscopy (endoscopy) that screens the colon and rectum for polyps and early cancer before symptoms occur. Karen Horton, M.D., professor and interim chair of Radiology at Johns Hopkins Medicine, discusses what is involved in the procedure, how to prepare and the benefits of virtual colonoscopy over conventional colonoscopy.
Ragweed season peaks around Labor Day in some parts of the country – just as kids are settling back into school. An allergist gives tips and remedies to help keep allergies from impacting children at school and at home.
This video from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows actions that you can take at colleges and universities to help protect yourself and others from getting sick. Non pharmaceutical Interventions or NPIs are actions, apart from getting vaccinated and taking medicine, that people and communities can take to help slow the spread of illnesses like flu.
President Trump in his first speech to the United Nations referred to North Korea leader Kim Jong Un as a "rocket man," and said the United States, if forced to defend itself and its allies, is "willing and able" to take military action.