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Mayo Clinic Minute: Peeling into the health benefits of bananas
What's yellow, weighs more than 25?pounds and is something you'll likely have eaten?by the end of December? The answer: a year's supply of bananas. "The average American consumes 27 pounds of bananas per year," explains Angie Murad, a dietitian with the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program. "That averages out to 90 bananas per year." In [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 9, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Dialysis and the elderly: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, ?Dr. Bjorg Thorsteindottir comments on a study looking at dialysis treatment in the elderly. To listen, click the link below. Dialysis and the Elderly (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Parasite Wonders: A parasitologist's view of the world
This week's case involves an object seen in a stool specimen from a patient in Cambodia. What is it? Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Dr. Bobbi Pritt?posts a new case, along with the answer to the previous case. Read Dr. Pritt's blog, Creepy, Dreadful, Wonderful Parasites, and submit your answers, comments and questions. Learn more [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Treating skin abrasions known as ?raspberries?
Raspberries are usually bright red and painful, and, no ? not the fruit. Raspberries, strawberries, road rash ? whatever you call these scrapes ? are painful and can be difficult to treat. Some suggest wrapping the wound, while others suggest airing it out. Chelsea Mann, M.D., a Mayo Clinic Health System Family Medicine physician, sets [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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In the Loop: Furry friends and fun take fear out of the hospital
It may look like Amy K. Olson's job is all fun and games. Her 9-to-5 routine includes activities like playing bingo, bandaging dolls and leading crazy "crafternoons." But for Olson, a child life specialist at Mayo Clinic Children's Center, all that play has a serious purpose. "Our job in child life is to provide education [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Discovery's Edge: The fault in our bars
When bar charts take over the world of scientific figures, Mayo Clinic researchers and colleagues sound the alarm. Looking up, into the night sky overwhelms the senses.?All those stars, all that space. Then the brain picks up a pattern?three bright stars? Oh, that?s Orion?s belt. And from there a viewer can find the Orion nebula, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Housecall: Caring for a dying loved one
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES End of life: Caring for a dying loved one When someone you care about is approaching the end of life, you might not feel prepared. Understanding what to expect ? and what you can do to increase your loved one's comfort ? can help. Here's what you should know. Breast lumps: [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Fit versus fat: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Being overweight increases your risk of health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and stroke. Exercise helps to reduce those risks. So, what happens if you are overweight, but in good physical shape? Can you be fat and fit? In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, we?talk to Mayo Clinic cardiologist Dr. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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World Ovarian Cancer Day
Ovarian cancer often goes undetected until it has spread within the pelvis and abdomen. At this late stage, ovarian cancer is more difficult to treat and is frequently fatal.?World Ovarian Cancer Day?is designed to heighten awareness and encourage women to look for early symptoms of ovarian cancer. The article below was previously published on the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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#MayoClinicRadio Podcast: 5/6/17
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 5/6/17 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Kristin Zhao, director?of Mayo Clinic's Assistive and Restorative Technology Laboratory, and Dr. Kendall Lee, director of Mayo Clinic's Neural Engineering Laboratory, discuss a study being done at Mayo Clinic, in collaboration with UCLA researchers, that has successfully used intense physical therapy and electrical [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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'Stem the tide' of rising syphilis rates in United States
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)?has issued a ?call to action? to hopefully slow the spread of syphilis.?Syphilis is a bacterial infection usually spread by sexual contact. The disease starts as a painless sore ? typically on your genitals, rectum or mouth. Syphilis spreads from person to person via skin or mucous membrane [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Infectious Diseases A-Z: Flu vaccine reduces a child's risk of death
A recent Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) study?shows that children who are vaccinated against?influenza?are significantly less likely to die from the flu.?Dr. Gregory Poland, director of Mayo Clinic's?Vaccine Research Group,?says the study found that, across the five-year time period of the study, the flu vaccine provided 65 percent protection against death due to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treatment often can keep morphea symptoms in check
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: About six months ago, a large, white dent appeared on my left buttock. After a biopsy, I was diagnosed with morphea. I was told that it is not systemic, but that the drug methotrexate could prevent future skin lesions and possibly cure the morphea. Is this possible, and what are the risks [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Living With Cancer: Vegetables might taste good right now
Tastes change during cancer treatment: Try more vegetables During and after treatment for cancer, your tastes can change and you may prefer vegetables over meat in particular. Here are some easy ways to add more vegetables to your diet. Photodynamic therapy Photodynamic therapy uses medications to make cancer cells and other abnormal cells vulnerable to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Sunglasses as protection: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Minute, dermatologist Dr. Dawn Davis explains why a good pair of sunglasses is much more than a fashion statement. To listen, click the link below. Sunglasses as Protection (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Home Remedies: Complications of ingrown toenails
Ingrown toenails are a common condition in which the corner or side of a toenail grows into the soft flesh. The result is pain, redness, swelling and, sometimes, an infection. Ingrown toenails usually affect your big toe. Often you can take care of ingrown toenails on your own. If the pain is severe or spreading, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Tanning beds and OCD
What do?tanning beds ?have to do with obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD? Mayo Clinic experts say some people who tan frequently may do so for the same reasons someone with OCD performs repetitive behaviors. They say it may have to do with the affects ultraviolet light has on the brain or skin. In this Mayo [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Making Mayo's Recipes: 3 healthy ways to cook with nuts
Stock your pantry with whole, raw nuts and seeds. They make great snacks. Plus, these nutritional powerhouses add crunch and quality protein to your cooking. When you cook with nuts, you'll use them more quickly, so you can buy them in bulk at your local health food store on in large bags at a discount [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Consumer Health Tips: These shoes are made for walking
Walking shoes: Features and fit that keep you moving Walking shoes have some features that other shoes don't. Finding shoes that are comfortable, supportive and won't give you blisters can motivate you to walk more. Here's what to look for and how to get the best fit. *** Also in today's tips ... Meningitis: Symptoms [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: The estrogen and blood pressure connection
Estrogen is a sex hormone that not only contributes to a woman's menstrual cycle and fertility, but also impacts bone, brain and heart health. New Mayo Clinic research about estrogen helps explain why a woman's blood pressure tends to rise after menopause. The goal is to maintain a blood pressure of 120/80 millimeters of mercury, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic PathWays: What's the diagnosis?
This week's case study reviews an antibody identification panel from a 46-year-old Caucasian male with a history of multiple blood transfusions and treatment for multiple myeloma. Can you make the diagnosis? View the case and make your diagnosis. Learn more about Mayo Clinic PathWays. (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Women's Wellness: Menstrual Cups vs. Tampons
Not quite sure what a menstrual cup is or how it works?? You are not alone.? Even though menstrual cups have been around since the early 1930s, only over the past few years have they become a more popular choice for women. ?Made of hypo?allergenic rubber or silicone, a menstrual cup is inserted into the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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A reading called the 'key to life': Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
One in 3?American adults has high blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association. Millions with the condition are unaware they have it, putting them at risk for heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, vision loss and more. Fortunately, high blood pressure, also called hypertension, can be detected easily through a common test conducted during a [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Infographic: What are gliomas?
  Learn more about brain tumor/ gliamos. Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com? (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Risk of heart disease associated with NSAIDs
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it true that taking prescription-strength nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, can increase my risk of heart disease? How much is too much, and should I be concerned about regularly taking over-the-counter NSAIDS? ANSWER: Research has shown that taking NSAIDs can raise the risk of heart disease, particularly heart attacks?and strokes. To [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Is melatonin the right sleep aid for me?
We spend roughly a third of our lives sleeping, but catching enough Zs isn?t always easy. Mayo Clinic Sleep Medicine Specialist Dr. Timothy Morgenthaler says adults should be shooting for seven to nine hours of shut-eye each night.?Less than that, and your risk of cardiovascular problems, obesity, and even cancer can dramatically increase. But millions [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Discovery's Edge: From apprentice to independent researcher
This may come as a surprise, but the tubes that carry oxygen-rich blood to the heart, called coronary arteries, are distressingly tiny.??Coronary arteries are about three to four millimeters in diameter,? says Brandon Tefft, Ph.D., a research associate focused on regenerative medicine at Mayo Clinic. That?s about the width of a match head. Heart, showing [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Kimmel announcement shines light on heart condition
When Jimmy Kimmel revealed his son Billy was born with a heart problem, it was the first time many of his viewers?had heard the complicated medical terms used to describe it. "Billy was born with a heart disease, something called tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia," Kimmel said on his?late-night talk show. "Basically, the pulmonary [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Bone deterioration and diabetes: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
The list of possible complications from diabetes is long. ?In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Sundeep Khosla tells us about another. To listen, click the link below. Bone Deterioration and Diabetes (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Parasite Wonders: A parasitologist's view of the world
This week's case involves material obtained from an ostomy bag.What is it? Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Dr. Bobbi Pritt?posts a new case, along with the answer to the previous case. Read Dr. Pritt's blog, Creepy, Dreadful, Wonderful Parasites, and submit your answers, comments and questions. Learn more about Dr. Pritt's work, and enjoy science! [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Be smart in the sun and still have fun
Many teenagers, and sometimes their parents, think melanoma won't happen to people under 20, so skin cancer cases in young people aren't detected as early as physicians would like. To get the message out to kids of all ages about the importance of skin cancer prevention, Mayo Clinic?created a cartoon-style public service announcement (PSA), "Have [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Toxic chemicals from cigarettes remain toxic in secondhand smoke
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is secondhand cigarette smoke dangerous to my health? ANSWER: The short answer to your question is yes, secondhand smoke?is dangerous. Secondhand smoke ? also known as environmental tobacco smoke ? is a combination of the smoke coming from a burning cigarette and the smoke exhaled by the smoker, which spreads out to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Living With Cancer: Staying connected
The importance of connection and support Staying connected when you're living with cancer is important to your overall well-being. But the support and social contact you prefer might look different during this time. Here are a few ideas to keep your social connections during times when you find it physically or emotionally difficult. Esophageal cancer: [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Home Remedies: Stop the snoring
As many as half of adults sometimes snore. Snoring occurs when air flows past relaxed tissues in your throat, causing the tissues to vibrate as you breathe, which creates those irritating sounds.?Sometimes snoring may indicate a serious health condition. In addition, snoring can be a nuisance to your partner. Lifestyle changes, such as losing weight, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Melanoma incidence study: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Melanoma is a very dangerous, often deadly form of skin cancer. ?In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Jerry Brewer tells us melanoma is also becoming more common. To listen, click the link below. Melanoma Incidence Study (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Making Mayo Recipes: Turkey breast burgers for two
Try this tasty meatloaf-style burger mixture this weekend! If your mix is too wet, add up to 1/4 cup of panko bread crumbs. Each Friday one of the 100+ tasty video recipes from the?Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program?is?featured on the Mayo Clinic News Network, just in time for you to try at the weekend. You [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Tanning bed dangers
Are tanning beds better for you than the sun's rays? Mayo Clinic dermatologist Dr. Dawn Davis says neither offers a healthy option. She wants people to know that exposure to ultraviolet light in tanning beds or from the sun damages your skin and increases your risk of skin cancer. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: An inside look at colonoscopy advances
Everyone is at risk for developing colorectal cancers, especially after 50. Health care providers say that makes screening a vital part of your?health plan. "We have the technology right now to prevent colorectal cancer," says Dr. Michael Wallace, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist. "And we just need to make sure that everybody is coming in to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Stop cleaning your ears: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Don't put anything smaller than your elbow in your ears. The?advice you may have first heard from your mom has?gotten a fresh thumbs-up from America's ear, nose and throat doctors. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Karthik Balakrishnan, a Mayo Clinic otorhinolaryngologist, explains why you are likely?doing more harm than good when you [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Something to Think About: What proportion of suffering is invisible?
Dr. Amit Sood says, "The greatest barrier to compassion isn?t the absence of it; it is the limitation of compassion to a select few who we believe deserve it." Dear friend, The planets, stars, and galaxies we can see today make up only 4 to 5 percent of the universe. We cannot see the rest, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Vaccines for adults: Which do you need?
It's World Immunization Week, so it's a good time to see if you're up to date on your shots. Just because you're an adult, doesn't mean you shouldn't worry about getting certain vaccinations. Besides influenza you also may need a vaccination for pneumonia, shingles and more.?Find out how to stay on top of the vaccines [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Consumer Health Tips: Liver transplantation
Liver transplant Liver transplantation usually is reserved for people who have significant complications due to end-stage chronic liver disease. In rare cases, sudden failure of a previously normal liver can occur. Learn more about the functions of the liver, the waiting list for available organs, and how to begin the process of signing up to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Aspirin's role in preventing and stopping the spread of cancer
Since it became a medicine cabinet staple in the late 1800s, aspirin may be the closest thing there is to a wonder drug. Long used for its ability to treat aches and pains, and lower the risk of heart attack, new data suggest aspirin also may be key to preventing or stopping the spread of [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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How much exercise do you need?: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
If you turn on the TV, you're bound to see advertisements for a variety of exercise programs guaranteed to help you get in shape and improve your cardiovascular health. But how much exercise do you really need to be heart-healthy? And what type of exercise is best? In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, we [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic PathWays: What's the diagnosis?
This week's case study reviews the bone marrow biopsy and myeloproliferative neoplasm ??malignant disease associated with increased production of blood cells ??workup from a 60-year-old woman who presented with two years of progressive transfusion-dependent anemia. Can you make the diagnosis? View the case and make your diagnosis. Learn more about Mayo Clinic PathWays. (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Infographic: Treat your heart as a house
The human heart is a marvel of many specialized systems designed to keep you healthy?and alive.?Learn more about heart health. Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com? (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Women's Wellness: Different heart attack symptoms
Heart attack?symptoms in women can be similar to those in men, but there are some crucial differences. Women?s symptoms tend to be more subtle and may be more ambiguous. Along with being able to recognize possible heart attack symptoms, as a woman, it?s also important to understand your own personal risk factors for heart disease [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: How much vitamin D do I need?
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have heard different recommendations from different sources regarding vitamin D. One doctor told my husband that everyone living in the Northern Hemisphere should take a vitamin D supplement every day, even in the summer. What do you recommend? ANSWER: Understanding how much vitamin D you need can be confusing because there [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: 4 ideas for smarter shopping
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 Minute, dietitian Angie Murad offers four ideas for smarter, healthier shopping. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Tomosynthesis: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Sandhya Pruthi tells us more about a new way to look for breast cancer. To listen, click the link below. Tomosynthesis (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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