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October 05, 2019

Scoliosis, Plus Adult Eating Disorders
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Scoliosis, Plus Adult Eating Disorders
Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that occurs most often during the growth spurt just before puberty. Most cases of scoliosis are mild, but some spine deformities continue to get more severe as children grow. An especially severe spinal curve can reduce the amount of space within the chest, making it difficult for the lungs to function properly.

On this week's Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Todd Milbrandt, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon, will explain treatment options for scoliosis. Also on the program, Dr. Leslie Sim, a Mayo Clinic psychologist, will discuss eating disorders in adults, including gender and ethnic discrepancies in seeking treatment. And, Dr. C. Robert Stanhope, a retired Mayo Clinic OB-GYN, will share a career retrospective.

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