Mayo Clinic

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.

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Mayo Clinic on Better Hearing and Balance, 2nd Edition

Two of the most common reasons people visit a doctor are hearing loss and dizziness. Now you can get the expertise of Mayo Clinic right in your home to improve them both.

Today we have more options for treating hearing loss than ever before. You may be an ideal candidate for one of the many astounding improvements in hearing technology. Medicine and even social attitudes about hearing loss have changed for the better, too.

Mayo Clinic on Better Hearing and Balance, Second Edition offers helpful guidance to find an effective treatment for your ear-related problems—one that fits your individual needs and lifestyle.

• Sometimes hearing loss stems from drugs and environmental chemicals. The book names several common culprits. Hearing improves when use of the drug stops.
• In other cases, minor surgery may be all that’s needed. Hearing often improves immediately after the procedure. Another surgical option resulting in permanent hearing provides noticeable results three to six weeks after surgery.
• You’ll also learn about dizziness and problems with balance, which are often associated with hearing difficulties. Doctors have identified at least eight common causes of dizziness.
• Another common ear problem is ringing in the ears (tinnitus). The book shares six self-help tips to reduce the severity of tinnitus and help you better cope with its symptoms.

This practical resource can assist you in preserving your hearing, in functioning well in difficult listening situations, and in minimizing the impact of hearing and balance problems in your daily life. Download your copy today.

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Mayo Clinic Guide to Your Baby’s First Year

Becoming a new parent is both exhilarating and overwhelming. Being thrust into a new world of responsibility for a tiny human being can leave new parents feeling unprepared for the task.

Now, Mayo Clinic Guide to Your Baby’s First Year gives the clear guidance new parents are looking for from trusted experts. The editors are Mayo Clinic pediatric experts who, as active parents, can personally relate to the joys and challenges of parenthood.

Co-medical editor Esther H. Krych, M.D., is a mother of three young children and a pediatrician.

"Mayo Clinic Guide to Your Baby’s First Year is a one-stop resource for caring for a newborn," she says. "From baby-care basics, to month-by-month development, to health and safety, this book covers it all. It is an easy-to-navigate and easy-to-understand guide that all new parents can trust."

Mayo Clinic Guide to Your Baby’s First Year is in full color, including color photos of common skin rashes and conditions, and is divided into six easy-to-navigate sections to help new parents quickly find the information they’re looking for. The subjects covered within the six sections include:

• Understanding your baby’s temperament
• Managing and enjoying parenthood
• Growth and development month by month
• Encouraging good sleep habits
• Succeeding with breast-feeding and bottle-feeding
• Introducing solid foods
• Choosing good child care
• Comforting a crying baby
• Choosing the right diapers
• Baby bonding
• Immunizations
• Common illnesses and concerns

The companion book to Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy, this is the second in a series of parenting guides by Mayo Clinic’s pediatric experts.

Mayo Clinic Guide to Your Baby’s First Year offers the unique expertise and support of Mayo Clinic—the gold standard in medical research, education and patient care for more than a century.

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Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief, 2nd Edition

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.

Download your copy of Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief and get easy, practical ideas that make a real difference in your life.

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