Science Saturday: COVID-19 "Live" Virus Research In a Specialized Lab
To solve the challenges presented by COVID-19, it's important to look to the past. History shows that collaboration is the way forward when uncovering secrets of an emerging virus. It is vital for many reasons, a key one being safety. Only a few labs can safely handle a "live," meaning infectious, sample. No one knows [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Herd immunity, antibodies and COVID-19
The concept of herd immunity has sparked debate about whether it would control the spread of COVID-19. Herd immunity happens when a sufficient proportion of a population is immune to an infectious disease, meaning spread from person to person is unlikely. So what is known about immunity and COVID-19? On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 31, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Heat related E-R visits: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
With the return of summer warmth, it's important to remember that if you're working or playing in that all day, you could be setting yourself up for trouble.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Luke Wood shares some signs that maybe it's time to get out of the heat! To listen, click the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Complete your COVID-19 back-to-school checklist
Families and school districts are weighing difficult decisions on whether to return to school in person, online or a combination of both during the COVID-19 pandemic."No matter what education model is chosen -- in-person, distance learning or a hybrid of the two, we want to provide guidance to parents, children, teachers and staff on how [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: New blood cancer treatment options with chimeric antigen receptor-T cell therapy
Dear Mayo Clinic: My brother was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma a few years ago and has had several recurrences. I was reading about something called chimeric antigen receptor-T cell therapy (CAR-T cell therapy) and was wondering how it works and if he might be a candidate for it? Answer: CAR-T cell therapy is a relatively new treatment that [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Cancer Center patient navigators
Cancer. It's a word that nobody wants to hear. It's a difficult diagnosis that can leave you and your family members scared and confused. Finding guidance along the journey can help. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Jeri Lensing and Angela Young discuss the important role of patient navigators at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Consumer Health: Are public blood pressure machines accurate?
A blood pressure test measures the pressure in your arteries as your heart pumps. Periodic blood pressure testing by your health care provider is an important part of most medical appointments. This testing is used to screen for high blood pressure as a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Public blood pressure machines, such [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic ranked No. 1 hospital nationwide by U.S. News & amp; World Report
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Mayo Clinic again has been named the nation's best hospital in U.S. News& World Report's annual "Best Hospitals" rankings. This marks Mayo Clinic's fifth year with the No. 1 ranking in the nation, along with Mayo Clinic being ranked the No. 1 hospital in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. The Clinic continues [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic COVID-19 expert on virus resurgence and what it will take to reduce widespread transmission
As COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly in some parts of the U.S., more states are announcing mask mandates in an attempt to avoid seeing such resurgence. It's a move that Dr. Gregory Poland, a Mayo Clinic COVID-19 expert, says is key to help slow the spread of the virus. Watch: Dr. Gregory Poland explains virus [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Skin care tips during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic
Washing hands and wearing face masks are key steps to preventing COVID-19. But they can dry out your skin and cause acne. Here's how to help. Most people are washing their hands or using hand sanitizer more frequently these days. Many are also wearing face masks when in public or during work shifts, often for [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: COVID-19 update with Dr. Greg Poland
On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, covers the latest news on the COVID-19 pandemic.  Dr. Poland gives an update on progress towards a vaccine for COVID-19, discusses therapies for treating the virus and shares research on how effective face masks and physical [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Translating COVID-19 facts for diverse community members
There is a lot of confusion in the general public when it comes to COVID-19 testing. It's even more confusing for community members of diverse populations, where English may or may not serve as their second language. In Minnesota and across the Mayo Clinic enterprise there are several languages spoken by a diverse group of [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Telemedicine in the emergency department
During the COVID-pandemic, we've heard a lot about telemedicine. While still a relatively new concept, advances in technology have made telemedicine a reality in hospitals, clinics, even the E-R. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, emergency room physician Dr. Christopher Russi and physician assistant Erin Mason will explain how Mayo Clinic is using telemedicine in the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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COVID-19: Is male pattern baldness a risk factor for more serious illness?
Are bald men more likely to suffer severe COVID-19 symptoms? Researchers are looking into the possible link after preliminary observations of high frequency of male pattern baldness among patients admitted to the hospital for COVID-19. Dr. Gregory Poland, a Mayo Clinic COVID-19 expert, says two very small studies suggest that androgens, which are male sex [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Radiology technologists use slow times to train to help with department's AI projects
Reduced patient volumes this spring gave Mayo Clinic Radiology technologists time to train and help move the department's artificial intelligence projects forward. As the COVID-19 pandemic has upended business as usual at Mayo Clinic and globally, the Department of Radiology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester has used the opportunity to expedite a planned initiative to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Road trips, camping can lower COVID-19 exposure risks and, perhaps, worries
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My partner and I want to take our kids on a camping/road trip, figuring that driving ourselves and staying in a tent lower our risk of contracting COVID-19 than other types of trips. We're planning to go out of state, but are wondering: What all should we be considering as we start [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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COVID-19 and high blood pressure: Am I at risk?
I have high blood pressure. What should I do to lower my risk of getting seriously ill with COVID-19? Answer: High blood pressure is a serious condition. Left untreated, it can lead to many other health issues. Health risks linked to high blood pressure include heart disease, stroke and dementia. Some studies suggest that people [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Consumer Health: Weight loss and calories -- what's the connection?
Feeling full on fewer calories might sound like another gimmick for weight loss, but it's not. Understanding the concept of energy density and choosing foods that are less calorie-dense can help you lose weight and control your hunger. Calories are units of energy. Energy density is the number of calories (energy) in a specific amount [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Science Saturday: A pioneering Hispanic health conference, two years in the making
It's less than one week before the?Jax Saludable?(Healthy Jacksonville) Hispanic health conference is scheduled to begin and Elizabeth Pantoja, a clinical research coordinator at Mayo Clinic and one of the event organizers, is putting the finishing touches on the event program. "There's always so much to do at the last minute, the last few hurdles," [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Large family reunion may carry some risks for COVID-19 transmission
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I was invited to an extended family reunion barbecue this summer and I am torn on whether to attend or not. About 50 people were invited and the event will be held at a state park. Is it safe to attend? ANSWER: So, that's a great question. This summer is going to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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COVID-19 and multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children
Learn the signs and symptoms of a rare, serious condition called multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) that's linked to COVID-19, the new coronavirus disease. ________________________________________ Though children of all ages can become sick with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), most kids who are infected typically don't become as sick as adults do. Some children who have [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is a birth defect that affects normal blood flow through the heart. As a baby develops during pregnancy, the left side of the heart does not form correctly. Ava Weitl, now a first grader, was born with HLHS. She had her first heart surgery the day she was born. Now she is part of pioneering research [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Why sunglasses are a must-wear
The area around and on your eyelids has some of your body's most delicate skin. Ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun can damage not only the skin, but also the cornea, lens and other parts of the eye. A good pair of sunglasses is much more than a fashion statement. They are an investment in your [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: What to drink to stay hydrated
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I know I need to stay hydrated while I exercise but what is the best fluid? I'm wondering how much I should drink and if I need to drink special water as someone mentioned alkaline water. Is alkaline water better at rehydrating your body than nonalkaline, or plain, water? ANSWER: Staying hydrated [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Contact tracing and COVID-19: What is it and how does it work?
I've heard about contact tracing being done during the COVID-19 pandemic. What is it and how does it work? Answer: Contact tracing is a tool that can help slow the spread of infectious diseases, such as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In communities using contact tracing, clinics, labs and hospitals send the names of people who [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 13, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Consumer Health: 10 cancer treatment myths
Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the world. But survival rates are improving for many types of cancer, thanks to improvements in cancer screening and cancer treatment. Research advances have improved cancer treatment to make it more effective and reduce side effects. Yet some misleading ideas about cancer treatment still persist. Misconceptions about cancer [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Safety tips for hot weather exercise
Dear Mayo Clinic: Our family loves to exercise outdoors. With summer coming, I want to make sure our family stays safe. What advice do you have for staying hydrated and avoiding issues while working out in the heat? Answer: Exercising in hot weather puts extra stress on your body. If you don't take care when [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 10, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

How do COVID-19 antibody tests differ from diagnostic tests?
I've heard about new antibody testing for COVID-19. What is antibody testing? Is it the same as testing to diagnose COVID-19? Answer: With all the talk about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing in the news, it's not surprising that there's confusion about tests and how they differ. Antibody testing determines whether you had COVID-19 in the past [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 9, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Fevers 101
A fever is a common sign of illness, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, fevers seem to play a key role in fighting infections. So should you treat a fever or let the fever run its course? First, it's important to get an accurate reading to know the severity of the fever. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Nearly half of US adults projected to be obese by 2030
For decades, obesity rates in the U.S. have been increasing. Now researchers predict that by 2030, nearly half of adults will be obese if the current trend continues. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute https://youtu.be/_vK8J__P9co Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0:59) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please "Courtesy: Mayo Clinic News Network." Read [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 8, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: An alert for women about heart disease
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the U.S. Chest pain is a common symptom, but it's often not the only one, and understanding the wide-ranging symptoms of heart disease becomes more important as a woman ages. What is a woman's best defense against heart disease?  Dr. Rekha Mankad, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Reducing your risk of kidney stones
Dear Mayo Clinic: My father has a history of kidney stones. He has changed his diet in the past year, which seemed to help. I'm concerned though, since I had heard kidney stones can increase during the summer. Is this true? If so, are there any tips for how he can further reduce his risk? [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 7, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine welcomes first students to 2+2 program in Florida
Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine welcomed the first group of 12 students to its 2+2 program in Florida on Monday, July 6. This is the first official year of the 2+2 program, where students spend their first two years of medical school in either Arizona or Rochester, and then complete the final two years [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Stay on track with medications during a pandemic
Keeping up with a medication schedule can be challenging during the COVID-19 pandemic. These tips can help. ______________________________________ The COVID-19 pandemic has turned life upside down for many people. You may be working from home, not working at all or have children at home who don't usually live with you, such as college kids. Juggling [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Catching up: More COVID-19 questions and answers
As COVID-19 continues to cause concern and consume people's lives across the globe, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, offers some insights and answers on the status of the pandemic. _________________________________________ Scientists around the world are working feverishly on vaccines, what's the status of vaccine research? [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: What we know about virus transmission
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most common mode of transmission for COVID-19 is through close contact from person to person. While it is possible that someone can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose or possibly their eyes, this [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Managing levels of specific protein, mineral early in COVID-19 may prevent severe illness
PHOENIX ? Managing levels of calcium in the blood and the protein albumin early on in COVID-19 may prevent patients from progressing to severe illness and death, a study by Mayo Clinic researchers published in the journal Gastroenterology found. The findings are based on the remarkably similar clinical features and autopsy results of patients who died [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Hospital safety during COVID-19
While many nonessential businesses closed or suspended operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals continued to operate and take care of COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients. How have Mayo Clinic hospitals navigated the pandemic and kept patients and staff safe? On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Robert Cima, chair of hospital practice at Mayo Clinic, explains [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Racing against time, medical researchers, life science companies and COVID-19 survivors launch national campaign to drive plasma donation
"The Fight Is In Us" campaign seeks to mobilize COVID-19 survivors to accelerate the development of potentially lifesaving therapies [ROCHESTER, Minn.] -- May 26, 2020 -- A coalition of world-leading medical and research institutions, blood centers, life science companies, technology companies, philanthropic organizations, and COVID-19 survivor groups has come together to support the rapid development [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: The importance of a skin cancer check
DEAR MAYO CLINIC:?I turn 50 this year and at my annual physical, my doctor suggested I visit a dermatologist to check for melanoma. I have never had any suspicious moles or spots on my skin, so I've not had a skin check with a dermatologist before. Is this really necessary? ANSWER: It is important to be [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic surgeons perform during special tribute
Mayo Clinic "singing surgeons" Dr. Elvis Francois and Dr. William Robinson performed an inspiring tribute to fellow frontline health care workers today before the "Indy 500 Special: Back Home Again" on NBC.  "It was an honor to be part of this special broadcast," Dr. Francois said. "Seeing colleagues and frontline workers across the country come [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic surgeons perform National Anthem during special tribute
Mayo Clinic "singing surgeons" Dr. Elvis Francois and Dr. William Robinson performed an inspiring tribute to fellow frontline health care workers today before the "Indy 500 Special: Back Home Again" on NBC.? "It was an honor to be part of this special broadcast," Dr. Francois said. "Seeing colleagues and frontline workers across the country come [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Understanding COVID-19 testing
Mayo Clinic has been a leader in developing and deploying testing for COVID-19, but understanding the different types of tests and what they measure can be confusing. Terms like viral, molecular, serology and antibodies aren't clear for everyone. What are the different COVID-19 tests, and what do they do? On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Avoid E. coli with proper burger cooking
The return of the summer cookout brings with it the risk for sickness from a bacteria that can end up spoiling more than one meal. Cook hamburgers incorrectly, and you could end up with a case of E. coli. "E. coli stands for Escherichia coli, which is a type of bacteria," says Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Convalescent plasma program
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Government is supporting a national Expanded Access Program to collect and provide convalescent plasma to patients in need across the country (uscovidplasma.org). Convalescent plasma refers to blood plasma collected from people who have recovered from COVID-19. That plasma, which contains antibodies against the virus, is then used [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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COVID-19: Tips for going out again
If coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) stay-at-home restrictions are easing in your community, you might wonder how to visit public places and protect your health. Here's what you need to know. Before you head out Follow guidance where you live. In the U.S., activity restrictions vary among cities and states. Before you head out, check your [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Skin protection with excessive hand-washing, masking
Dear Mayo Clinic: Frequent hand-washing and cleaning during the COVID-19 pandemic has made my hands so dry that my skin in cracking. With recommendations for everyone to now wear a face mask while in public, I'm concerned about the mask rubbing across my face and irritating the skin. What is the best way for me [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: What women should know about stroke
Stroke is a medical emergency. The faster you get treatment, the better your chances are of recovering. Mayo Clinic experts say women who have stroke symptoms should not delay seeking treatment. They say some women don't realize the symptoms could be life-threatening, and don't get the care they need in time. In this Mayo Clinic [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic doctors to offer tribute at Indy 500 special
Mayo Clinic "singing surgeons" Dr. Elvis Francois and Dr. William A. Robinson will provide a unique tribute to fellow frontline health care workers as part of Sunday's "Indy 500 Special: Back Home Again" broadcast airing at 2 p.m. EDT on NBC.  The doctors' performance also will help to raise awareness of The Fight Is In [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Ethnic disparities and COVID-19
As COVID-19 continues to take hundreds of lives each day in the U.S., public health officials say minorities are being affected disproportionately. Early data shows that African Americans and other U.S. ethnic minorities have contracted COVID-19 at a higher rate and experience greater sickness and a higher death rate than other Americans. On the Mayo [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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