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Something to Think About: Suffering and compassion
Dr. Amit Sood says, "Let suffering, personal or witnessed, evoke compassion, until you reach a point where your compassion is spontaneous without the need for suffering." Dear friend, Suffering, personal or witnessed, often leaves a residue. That residue could be a painful scar that invades many future conscious moments. This scar takes away hope, crushes [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Why coming out to your health care provider is important
On Oct. 11, the Human Rights Campaign?celebrates?National Coming Out Day. The campaign encourages LGBTQ people to come out, because it still matters. Dr. John Knudsen, a Mayo Clinic radiologist, wants all LGBTQ people to also come out to their health care provider, because their health matters. He says some people in the LGBTQ community don't [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Treating multiple sclerosis: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
With multiple sclerosis, the body's own immune system turns on the central nervous system.? There is no cure for M-S, but as Dr. Mark Keegan tells us in this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, treatment options are on the rise. To listen, click the link below. 2017oct11 (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Helping overweight kids get healthier
Children around the world are battling increased obesity.?A?study?published in the Lancet reports the number of obese children and adolescents is rising. More than 1,000 researchers collaborated to study almost 130 million people from 1975 to 2016. They found that the number of obese children and adolescents rose to 124 million in 2016. That's?more than 10 [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Home Remedies: Are natural remedies effective for depression?
So-called natural remedies for depression aren't a replacement for medical diagnosis and treatment. However, for some people certain herbal and dietary supplements do seem to work well, but more studies are needed to determine which are most likely to help and what side effects they might cause. Here are some supplements that show promise: St. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Infographic: Breast reconstruction
Learn more about breast reconstruction. Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com? (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treating erectile dysfunction safely
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Are the advertised herbal supplements for erectile dysfunction, or ED, just as effective as the actual drug? Are they safer because they?re natural? Can there be side effects from these supplements? ANSWER: Be cautious about using any herbal supplement. Those products aren?t held to the same standards as prescriptions or over-the-counter medications [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 10, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Do mammograms work?
Do I need to get screening mammograms, and, if so, how often should I get them? That's a question many women ask. Dr. Karthik Ghosh, director of the Mayo Clinic Breast Diagnostic Clinic, says mammograms are an essential tool for the early detection of breast cancer. The tests are not perfect, but they help diagnose [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Diagnosing multiple sclerosis: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Multiple sclerosis is a potentially disabling disease of the central nervous system.? In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Mark Keegan explains how a diagnosis of MS is made. To listen, click the link below. Diagnosing MS (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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In the Loop: Lego ICU built for dad is more than just child?s play
Isis Gauzens wanted to find a way to prepare her young sons before she took them to visit their father in the intensive care unit. She reached into their toy stash to do it. Haines and Colter Gauzens missed their dad. It had been more than two weeks since they'd last seen him ? an [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Tuesday Tips: 6 ways to stay active without injury
Don't slow down and skimp on your workout, as you age. Make sure you focus on functional movement and go for quality, not quantity. Watch: 6 ways to stay active without injury. Broadcast quality video (1:02) is in the downloads. https://youtu.be/rwFJARwmzAM (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Housecall: Addiction and intervention
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Intervention: Helping a loved one overcome addiction? People who struggle with addiction often are in denial about their situation and unwilling to seek treatment. And so, it can be challenging to help a loved one with an addiction. An intervention presents your loved one with a structured opportunity to make changes, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 9, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Why do onions make you cry?
Cut up an onion, and you?ll likely cry a few tears. It?s the result of a chemical reaction you start with the first slice of your knife ? a reaction that researchers continue to explore. Jen Welper, executive chef with the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, says the sting is part of the onion?s survival [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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What is MS: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Dean Wingerchuk provides an overview of multiple sclerosis.? To listen, click the link below. What is MS (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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From fighting cancer to opioid addiction: Genetics matter with medications
A gathering of?experts is meeting at Mayo Civic Center?in Rochester, Minn?Oct 9-10?to talk about why a medication that works for one person may not for?another. It's all in the?genes.?Individualizing Medicine 2017: Advancing Care Through Genomics?is a two day conference hosted by the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine. Watch: How, from fighting cancer to opioid [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 10/7/17
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 10/7/17 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Keith Stewart, Carlson and Nelson endowed director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, previews the "Individualizing Medicine Conference 2017," taking place Oct. 9-11 in Rochester, Minnesota. The conference features speakers from around the world on topics related to genomics and personalized [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Infectious Diseases A-Z: Why the HPV vaccine is important
Six out of 10 U.S. parents are choosing to get the HPV vaccine?for their children, according to a recent?report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC recommends parents get two doses of HPV vaccine for their children at ages 11 or 12 to protect against cancers caused by HPV infections. Although [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Science Saturday: Shared decision making should encourage conversations
To improve quality and reduce health care spending at a population level, state and federal agencies have begun requiring?shared decision making?tools for certain procedures and tests. With legal and financial incentives, the?Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services?and others aim to move the industry toward value-based care. But do shared decision making tools, which involve educating [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 7, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: Ginger and nausea
Ginger for nausea: Does it work?? Nausea and vomiting are common side effects of chemotherapy treatment for cancer. There is evidence that, when taken with standard anti-nausea medications, ginger may help.?Learn more from?Dr. Brent Bauer, director of?Mayo Clinic's Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program. Complementary medicine for metastatic breast cancer Dealing with metastatic breast cancer can [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 6, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Reducing lymphedema risk with exercise
Many breast cancer patients worry about complications of treatment, one of which is?lymphedema, or swelling of the arms after surgery or radiation. Exercise has been thought to possibly trigger or make lymphedema worse, so some heath care providers recommend that their patients avoid exercise. However, Dr. Sarah McLaughlin, a Mayo Clinic surgeon, says exercise may [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Cancer nutrition: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Proper nutrition is always important, but even more so when you're undergoing cancer treatment.? In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Paul Limburg? and Terre McJoynt tell us about a consortium focused on helping patients with cancer, eat right. To listen, click the link below. Cancer nutrition (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Choosing colorful, healthy foods
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I notice a lot of food products, including cereals, no longer use artificial colors. Is this because food dyes are harmful? ANSWER: There?s no solid evidence that artificial colors in food cause health problems. But there aren?t any health benefits associated with artificial colors, so removing them from foods isn?t a bad [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Consumer Health: It's almost flu season - get your flu shot early
Flu shot: Your best bet for avoiding influenza? Influenza is a respiratory infection that can cause serious complications, particularly in young children, older adults and people with certain medical conditions. Flu shots are the most effective way to prevent influenza and its complications, but it takes up to two weeks to build immunity after receiving [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Something to Think About: Deeper values in daily activities
Dr. Amit Sood?says, "I need to connect my daily life with thoughtful practices that remind me of our sacredness." Dear friend, The sneeze is a useful reflex to rid your nose of irritants. Coordinated by a sneezing center in the lower part of the brain (also called the brainstem), sneezing involves elevation of the tongue [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: 3 things to know about home genetic testing
Home genetic testing is growing in popularity around the world, and doctors at Mayo Clinic say it can be an educational asset as long as people understand what the tests do and don't do. https://youtu.be/QEsBoqT6YtE Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0:59) is in the downloads. Read the script. "Most of these [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 4, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

'Why do I need to see a medical oncologist?'
A diagnosis of cancer is often followed by myriad doctor appointments and many questions. Dr. Saranya Chumsri, a medical oncologist, typically sees women after they?ve received a diagnosis of breast cancer. And many are confused about her role. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and according to Dr. Chumsri, a member of the Robert and [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Hospice Care: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
The goal of hospice care is to provide and support the highest quality of life possible for patients with a terminal illness.? In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Jacob Strand explains that the support can come from more than doctors and nurses. To listen, click the link below. Hospice care (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Infographic: Marathon running
Learn more about running technique and other Sports Medicine topics. Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com? (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Home Remedies: How to treat ?stomach flu?
Before we get to the remedy, here?s the reality: There?s no such thing as "stomach flu." "'Stomach flu? is a misnomer," says Dr. Cindy Kermott, a Mayo Clinic preventive medicine physician. "It is just a common term for a viral gastroenteritis. And everyone has probably had it ? when you have nausea, vomiting, diarrhea." Dr. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Back-to-school bullying
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My daughter is 9 and worried about going to school this fall because she was picked on by some of her classmates last year. Should I talk to her teachers about this or wait to see how it goes? I am trying to avoid being overprotective but don?t want her to worry [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Wrist injury study: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Wrist injuries are a fairly common complaint.? Often, the problem isn't a broken bone, but a ligament issue.? In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr Sanj Kakar describes how researchers are studying ways to better diagnose and treat these injuries. To listen, click the link below. Wrist Injury Study (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Lymphedema risk is not just about surgery
Many women diagnosed with breast cancer have surgery as part of their treatment. Removing lymph nodes along with breast tissue increases the risk of lymphedema, or swelling of the arm. Dr. Judy Boughey, a Mayo Clinic surgeon, says surgery is not the only cause of lymphedema. https://youtu.be/aFeo3UoKl80 Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: Broadcast-quality video [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Tuesday Tips: 6 ways to check your running technique
Small changes can make all the difference when you run. Learn from the pros how to improve your time, boost your energy and prevent injury. Watch: 6 ways to check your running technique. Broadcast quality video (1:06) is in the downloads. https://youtu.be/SyWMXByuEXk (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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In the Loop: ?Do You Think That Could Happen ? A Wedding in the Hospital?'
Amy Cierzan-Shaw was determined to see her daughter get married, despite a devastating cancer diagnosis months before the wedding. When her care team realized time was not on Amy's side, they brought the wedding to her. Alison Shaw and her mother, Amy Cierzan-Shaw, held hands and locked eyes as they walked toward Alison's fianc? and [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Housecall: Understanding shingles
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Shingles: An overview Shingles is a viral infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus ? the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you've had chickenpox, the virus remains inactive in nerve tissue near your spinal cord and brain. Years later, the virus may reactivate as shingles, causing a painful skin rash along [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Schooling kids on hand washing: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
According to the Centers for Disease Control, children who've been taught hand-washing at school often teach their parents and siblings as well, resulting in?fewer episodes of illness?for the entire family. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute,??Dr. Alva Roche?Green?suggests some home schooling on the topic would be a good idea too. To listen, click the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: 'HALT' before you grab a snack
During a busy day, a healthy snack?can calm hunger, provide energy and reduce the chances you'll eat less nutritious foods. But, before reaching for the next snack, ask yourself an important question. https://youtu.be/5DFp4MgycWs Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1:00) is in the downloads. Read the script. Do you really need a [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 9/30/17
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 9/30/17 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, chair of Neurologic Surgery at Mayo Clinic, shares his personal?story from immigrant to neurosurgeon. The story of becoming "Dr. Q," as he is affectionately known, is an incredible journey that is being made into a feature film. Also on the podcast, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Infectious Diseases A-Z: Sexually transmitted infections in U.S. at record high
Sexually transmitted infections (STI) have increased in the U.S. for the third year in a row, according to a new?report?by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The 2016?Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report?shows more than 2 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the U.S.? the highest number ever. "Worsening trends [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Sharing Mayo Clinic: Cardiology nurse and heart attack survivor says, 'Listen to your body'
After surviving a heart attack of her own, cardiology nurse Kristin O'Meara has a clear and important message for women: "Listen to your body." Kristin O'Meara's story, she says, is one of denial. It began with searing?chest pain, a serious symptom Kristin understands well from three decades as a cardiology nurse at?Mayo Clinic. But when [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Science Saturday: Microbes may hold key to detecting endometrial cancer
Researchers at Mayo Clinic are studying vaginal microbes directly within the uterine environment to investigate how they might influence the development of endometrial cancer. Results from the researchers' vaginal microbe study?were published?online Nov. 25, 2016, in the journal Genome Medicine. "We set out to discover whether there is a microbiome component in the malignancy of [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Living With Cancer: Surviving ovarian cancer and looking ahead
Beating ovarian cancer Watch one woman's story of conquering ovarian cancer twice, and learn from a Mayo Clinic researcher and oncologist about how treatments for the disease keep getting better. Thank you to the Mayo Clinic Women's Cancer Program for use of this image of one of their?quilts, which pay tribute to women with breast [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Sleep and Alzheimer's disease connection
How often do you get a good night's sleep? Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines recommend adults get an average of at least seven hours of sleep a night. Dr. Ronald Petersen,?a Mayo Clinic neurologist, says prolonged lack of sleep could raise your risk of many health issues, including Alzheimer's disease. https://youtu.be/-gfEepYk92I Watch: The [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Physician licensing laws keep doctors from seeking care
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Despite growing problems with psychological distress, many physicians avoid seeking mental health treatment due to concern for their license. ?Mayo Clinic research shows that licensing requirements in many states include questions about past mental health treatments or diagnoses, with the implication that they may limit a doctor's right to practice medicine. The [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Consumer Health: Dealing with dog allergies
Are there any hypoallergenic dog breeds? There's no such thing as a hypoallergenic dog breed, although some individual dogs may cause fewer allergy symptoms than others. If you're allergic to dogs but still want to have one, there are some ways to reduce your allergy symptoms. Learn more from?Dr. James Li, a Mayo Clinic allergist [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Diagnosing cystic fibrosis
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Recently, my niece was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at 16. No one else in our family has been diagnosed with it, and, until recently, she didn?t have any symptoms. Now I?m worried about my kids, ages 4 and 6. Their newborn screenings for cystic fibrosis were negative, but should I have them [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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4 ideas for smarter shopping: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
How you?shop for?groceries can have a big impact on your overall health. Decisions in a one-hour trip through the supermarket can affect a week's worth of eating. And if the choices are bad, the pounds can add up over time. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, dietitian Angie Murad offers four ideas for smarter, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Why whole grains are the healthier choice
Want to be a healthier eater??Focus on whole grains. These unrefined grains are linked to a lower risk for heart disease, certain cancers and other health problems. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends at least half of all the grains you eat be whole grains. https://youtu.be/sNCQJWIFvRw Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Making Mayo's Recipes: How to make soup without a recipe
You can create a comforting pot of soup anytime, with ingredients that you have on hand. Raid your pantry and clean out your crisper drawer. Look for hearty vegetables that you can use to build a soup base ? an onion or leek, a couple of carrots or celery stalks, maybe a bell pepper. Then, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Women's Wellness: Hair loss for women
Thinning hair can be upsetting, especially for women. Many women will experience some degree of?hair loss?throughout their lives, and, unfortunately, it's often part of the aging process.?Treatments?to prevent or stop hair loss, while not perfect, help most women. In this Mayo Clinic Minute,?Dr. Lisa Drage, a Mayo Clinic dermatologist, discusses treatment options for hair loss [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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