Mayo Clinic first took root in farm fields near Rochester, Minn., in the late 1800s. It grew from the medical practice of a country doctor, William Worrall Mayo, and the partnership of his two sons, William J. and Charles H. Mayo—affectionately known as Dr. Will and Dr. Charlie.
The brothers’ innovative ideas and tireless work in learning and creating new surgical techniques attracted international attention. Physicians from around the world came to watch the Mayo brothers perform surgery.
The Mayo brothers invited other doctors to join them, forming teams of medical experts. Today, Mayo Clinic—one of the world’s oldest and largest multi-specialty group practices—comprises more than 45,000 physicians, scientists, nurses and other staff at its three locations in Rochester, Minn., Jacksonville, Fla., and Scottsdale, Ariz., and its regional community-based health care practices.
Advances in pain treatment are occurring at a rapid pace. Mayo Clinic wants to share with you these latest advances for treating arthritis, migraines, low back pain, fibromyalgia, and painful illness and injury. The new edition of Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief brings you all this and more.
Mayo doctors know how pain interferes with sleep, work, social life, and simple daily life. We help our patients meet these challenges every day, and we’d like to help you, too.
This book is based on the take-charge approach to managing chronic pain practiced at Mayo’s Comprehensive Pain Rehabilitation Center. Inside this book you’ll find thorough, easy-to-read information about the same solutions we offer to our patients.
Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief is divided into three parts: · Part 1: Understanding chronic pain – To control your pain, you need to understand how it develops. Part 1 discusses the parts of your body involved in the development of pain—and why some people respond to pain differently than do others. · Part 2: Treating chronic pain – This section explains the many options for treating pain. Learn about the various drugs used to treat pain, why some medications are more effective for certain types of pain, potential side effects and more. In addition, you’ll learn about other types of treatments that are available, such as pain-site injections, nerve stimulators and medication pumps, as well as alternative and complementary therapies. · Part 3: Managing chronic pain – Part 3 focuses on strategies for managing chronic pain so it doesn’t interfere with your life. This self-care section covers steps that you can take on your own to get yourself on course to life with less pain, including details for designing your personal pain control program.
Did you know more than half of all Americans who have diabetes are over age 60? And according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, of those over age 65, almost 1 in 5 has diabetes.
These figures are alarming—but there is good news. We live in a time where more is known about how to prevent diabetes and control it more effectively.
At Mayo Clinic, we want to help you use this latest medical knowledge to enjoy a healthy future.
In The Essential Diabetes Book from Mayo Clinic, you’ll find the latest guidelines on diagnosis and testing, as well as valuable self-care tips. Discover the best ways we know to prevent or manage diabetes, and why it’s so vital to reduce your risk. · Why is diabetes so prevalent today—have our genes changed? The answer is no, but other things have … and the good news is you have control over those "other things." · See if you’re at risk of developing type 2 diabetes with our eight-point checklist. · Whether your risk is high or low, knowing the seven signs and symptoms of diabetes is vital to getting appropriate treatment much more quickly. · Eating foods with the right balance of key ingredients is critical to your future good health. You’ll find recipes—with full-color photos—that show how easy and enjoyable eating well can be. · People with type 2 diabetes tend to be overweight. This book helps you identify and correct the obstacles that are holding you back from achieving a healthy weight. · For some people, lifestyle changes aren’t enough and medications are necessary to maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Find comprehensive coverage on insulin therapy and other insulin options, oral medications, new drug approaches and some experimental procedures now being researched. With reliable information, you can take control and set a course for a healthier future.
"It's never too late to do something about your bone health." — Bart L. Clarke, M.D., Mayo Clinic
Today, thanks to advances here at Mayo and elsewhere, osteoporosis, the brittle bone disease that contributes to premature aging can be effectively managed or even avoided. We no longer have to tolerate the pain and disability osteoporosis once caused.
That's just the start of the GOOD NEWS you'll find in our new edition of Mayo Clinic Guide to Preventing and Treating Osteoporosis.
This newly updated edition brings you a take-charge approach to preventing, diagnosing and managing osteoporosis. You'll find detailed guidance to promote better bone health through diet, supplements, exercise, medications and more… · Learn how to reduce your risk of fracture due to falling · Read about the role of good posture, fitness, balance and coordination. · Discover the good news on the latest advances in medications for osteoporosis · Learn how to choose the treatment options that are best for you
Using these strategies, together with the support of family and friends and the guidance of your personal physician, can offer you the best opportunity to prevent bone loss and continue to live an active, full and independent life.
This is not the kind of information that you want to ignore. Mayo Clinic has made it easy for you to take advantage of this healing wisdom, combining our findings into one easy-to-read, easy-to-use book.