Science Saturday: Autoimmune disorders unmasked
Editor?s note: Recently Mayo Clinic launched a first-in-the-U.S. clinical test to help patients get the right diagnosis faster when it comes to diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS). This is the story of how tests like that are developed at Mayo. Diseases of the human body evolve and change, but their effect on patients is fixed. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Living With Cancer: Ovarian cancer vaccine
Ovarian cancer vaccine: Can it prevent recurrence? Ovarian cancer vaccines are a type of immunotherapy, which is treatment that harnesses the body's germ-fighting immune system to attack cancer cells. Researchers hope to use ovarian cancer vaccines to train the immune system cells to detect and attack any cancer cells that reappear after initial treatment has [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Consumer Health: Men's health -- live a longer, healthier life
Men's health: Prevent the top threats? The biggest threats to men's health ? which include heart disease, cancer, unintentional injuries, chronic lower respiratory disease and stroke ??often are preventable. Take control by talking with your health care provider about your risk factors for these conditions. Then, get serious about reducing your risk. Here's what you [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: New shingles vaccine recommended for most adults over age 50
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How effective is the shingles vaccine? Who should get it? Is it recommended even for those who have already had shingles? ANSWER:?A new vaccine, called Shingrix, is now available that?s very effective in preventing shingles. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone age 50 and older with a [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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What you need to know about jellyfish stings
Jellyfish have a mighty sting as hundreds of beachgoers in Florida have discovered. More than 800 people were reported to have been stung recently at Central Florida beaches.?Dr. Michael Boniface, an emergency department physician with Mayo Clinic, says?most jellyfish that beachgoers encounter in the U.S. contiguous lower 48 states can cause symptomatic and problematic skin [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Making Mayo's Recipes: Spicy Creole shrimp dish
This spicy shrimp dish is delicious over brown rice. Leftover seasoning blend can be stored in an airtight container for up to one month. Use it to add kick to cornbread, stewed chicken, rice or soups. Each Thursday, one of the more than 100 video recipes from the?Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program?is?featured on the Mayo [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Women's Wellness: Abnormal menstruation happens in a variety of ways
Menstrual dysfunction is one of the most common reasons that women seek out medical care. It can cause significant social and medical consequences if untreated. The textbook menstrual cycle occurs every 28 days, but a normal cycle may occur as frequently as 21 days or as long as 35 days. The menstrual flow lasts about [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: 4 tips to avoid 'avocado hand'
It's called "avocado hand," and fans of the fruit ? both famous and not ? are feeling the effects these days when they slice up their hands or fingers while trying to slice up the avocado. Dr. Sanj Kakar, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic hand surgeon, says he's seen an increase in hand injuries requiring surgery [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: What's wrong with trans fat?
It's considered by most health experts to be the worst type of fat you can eat. So what's really wrong with having trans fat in your diet? And what are some healthier alternatives? Jason Howland explains in this Mayo Clinic Minute. https://youtu.be/cnDtfGJXSHA Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1:00) is in the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Epilepsy patient married and seizure-free after new treatment at Mayo Clinic
Epilepsy is one of the most common neurologic conditions, affecting about 3 million Americans. Two-thirds of patients get some relief from medications. "But that leaves a third or roughly a million people with epilepsy who, despite taking medicine ? say, twice a day, every day ? continue to have seizures," says Dr. Gregory Worrell, a [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Infographic: Liver transplant saves lives
Learn more about transplants. Other health tip infographics:?mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com? (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Mindfulness: Give yourself credit
"Too often, we don?t give ourselves credit for the good choices we?ve made. Remember to give yourself credit for the things you?re doing well." ??Matthew Clark, Ph.D. (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Home Remedies: Avoid scratching swimmer's itch
Swimmer's itch?is an itchy rash that can occur after swimming or wading outdoors. Also known as cercarial dermatitis, swimmer's itch is most common in freshwater lakes and ponds, but it occasionally occurs in salt water. Swimmer's itch is a rash usually caused by an allergic reaction to parasites that burrow into your skin while you're [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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In the Loop: Rare disease takes 12 lives and inspires family members to find a cure
Neurologists at Mayo Clinic were able to put a name to the mystery disease that had taken the lives of a dozen of Rachelle Dixon's relatives, and now Rachelle can help others with the condition. First it took her great-grandfather, then her grandfather. And when Rachelle Dixon was a teenager, it came for her aunt [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Juicing can help increase your fruit and vegetable intake
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is juicing as healthy as some proclaim, or are some nutrients lost in the process? ANSWER: Juicing ? extracting the juice from fresh fruits and vegetables ? can be a good way to add nutrients to your diet. If you struggle to eat the recommended five to nine servings of fruits and [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Carbon monoxide poisoning: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
While we normally hear about carbon monoxide poisonings during the winter months, reality is that they can happen throughout the year.? In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Luke Wood shares some of the hallmark signs of CO poisoning. To listen, click the link below. Carbon monoxide poisoning (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Men and testosterone
It's a hormone that makes men masculine. But it's often the one that causes the most confusion for men. So much of a man's physical characteristics are affected by testosterone levels. And?Dr. Landon Trost, a Mayo Clinic urologist, says a drop in testosterone level can cause a long list of side effects. In this Mayo [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Tuesday Tips: 7 ways to create a healthy new habit
If you're trying to make healthier choices in your life willpower alone can be difficult. But here are some helpful tips to create healthy new habits. Watch: 7 ways to create a healthy new habit. https://youtu.be/RXG57SGiPoU Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1:22) is in the downloads. (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Infectious Diseases A-Z: Severe 2017-2018 flu season brings record pediatric deaths
If you were sick with the flu the first week of the new ?year, you weren't alone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the week ending Jan. 6 was the overall peak of the past flu season. The CDC classified 2017-2018 as a high severity flu season with record hospitalization rates and [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 6/9/18
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio podcast 6/9/18 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Alexander Shin, an orthopedic surgeon at Mayo Clinic,?discusses diagnosis and treatment of brachial plexus injuries. Dr. Shin also covers carpal tunnel syndrome.?Also on the podcast, Dr. Naima Covassin, a cardiovascular disease researcher at Mayo Clinic, shares the findings of a recent Mayo [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Housecall: First aid for insect bites and stings
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Insect bites and stings: First aid? Most reactions to insect bites and stings are mild, causing little more than redness, itching, stinging or minor swelling. Rarely, insect bites and stings, such as from a bee, wasp, hornet, fire ant or scorpion, can result in severe reactions. Some insects also carry disease, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Which is better for losing weight - diet or exercise?
You're ready to drop some pounds and get your body ready for the beach. But what's the best way to lose those pounds: exercising or starting a diet? Dr. Donald Hensrud, who heads up the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program and is the author of the Mayo Clinic Diet Book, says it's a trick question. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Sharing Mayo Clinic: Kidney transplant opens door to next adventure
Lanell Johnson's path to a kidney transplant wasn't easy. But now that she's received a new kidney and is enjoying a return to good health, Lanell and her husband are eager to move forward. Lanell Johnson takes pride in what she calls her battle scars ? the result of her long journey to a successful?kidney [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Breaking down calories
You see them counted on food labels and now on restaurant menus. But do you know what calories are? Anya Guy, a Mayo Clinic dietitian, says calories are units of energy. And even though they are all technically the same, the effect they have on your body can differ depending on what kinds of food [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Living With Cancer: Understanding HER2-positive breast cancer
HER2-positive breast cancer? HER2-positive breast cancer is a breast cancer that tests positive for a protein called human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2), which promotes the growth of cancer cells. While HER2-positive breast cancers tend to be more aggressive than other types of breast cancer, treatments that specifically target it are effective, and the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Consumer Health: Sunscreen 101
Best sunscreen: Understand your options Confused about the best sunscreen to use? The best sunscreen is one that you'll use generously and according to label directions. But with so many types of sunscreen and ingredients to choose from, it can be overwhelming. Learn more from?Dr. Lawrence Gibson, a Mayo Clinic dermatologist. *** Also in today's [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Probiotics, gut bacteria and weight -- is there a connection?
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I?ve read some research that indicates one possible contributing factor to obesity is the balance of bacteria in a person?s gut. In someone who is obese, is it possible to right that balance by taking a probiotic supplement, such as Lactobacillus gasseri, in conjunction with a balanced diet and exercise? ANSWER: It [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic joins call for increased screening for HPV-related cancers
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Mayo Clinic Cancer Center joined 69 other National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers in calling for increased HPV vaccination and screening to eliminate HPV-related cancers. Participating centers issued a joint statement. According to the statement, nearly 80 million Americans ? 1 out of every 4 people ? are infected with HPV, and more [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Lowering blood pressure: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
New guidelines mean more Americans are considered to have high blood pressure.? But does that mean more treatment? In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute,?Dr. Sandra Taler, a nephrologist at Mayo Clinic, will share some advice on how to lower your blood pressure. To listen, click the link below. Lowering blood pressure (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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What to do when someone is suicidal
The U.S. suicide rate is increasing in almost every state, according a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Suicide is listed as a leading cause of death in the report, and more than half the people who died by suicide did not have a known mental health condition. The CDC [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Making Mayo's Recipes: Cooking with citrus in season
Put a few extra limes, lemons, oranges, tangerines or grapefruits in your grocery cart during citrus season. Then use these fruits in your cooking.?You can incorporate citrus slices or wedges, fresh-squeezed juice, and zest into a range of recipes. Plus, you can also cook with thawed citrus juice concentrate. Each Thursday, one of the more [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Women's Wellness: Pregnancy after gastric bypass surgery
Pregnancy after gastric bypass can be safe and healthy.?Research suggests pregnancy after the mother has weight-loss surgery might be safer than having a pregnancy that could be complicated by obesity. While more research is needed, studies suggest that weight-loss surgery before pregnancy might protect women and their babies from obesity-related problems during pregnancy, including gestational [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Why losing weight can slow your metabolism
You're ready to lose weight so you go on a diet. The pounds pour off for a while. But, suddenly, the weight loss seems to lose steam. Dr. Donald Hensrud, who heads up the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program and is author of the Mayo Clinic Diet Book, calls it a weight-loss plateau. But he [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Picnic safety tips
Picnics can be a lot of fun. But improper handling of the food?can mean trouble in the form of foodborne germs. Before you fill your cooler, review these tips for safer picnics. https://youtu.be/TYH9AWJHLA0 Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0:58) is in the downloads. Read the script. Picnic tip No. 1: When [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Mindfulness: Maybe it's all about eliminating
"Losing weight may be a matter of simply eliminating that large soda pop that you pick up on the way to work every day, or eliminating the bedtime snack every night."? - Peggy Moreland, R.N. (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Infographic: Knee arthritis in athletes
Learn more about knee arthritis, athletes and sports medicine. Other health tip infographics:?mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com? (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Health behaviors and school grades: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute,?Dr. Catherine Rasberry,?a health scientist in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Adolescent and School Health, discusses a recent CDC report on health behaviors and academic achievement among high school students. To listen, click the link below. Health behaviors and school grades (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Home Remedies: Can fish oil supplements treat depression?
Fish oil supplements may ease depression in some people. Some studies in adults suggest that omega-3 fatty acids may help treat mild to moderate depression, but more research is needed. Fish oil is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which play an important role in brain function. People with depression may have low blood [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Helping Others Heal: Arizona superhero uses power of proton beam
Airick Amaya pretended to be Batman as he spun around, kicking the air. But, this time, he was rewarded with candy. It was Halloween, and like every other 4-year-old, he had one goal: to fill his trick-or-treating bucket to the top. Still buzzing from the candy the next day, Airick was jumping on the couch [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Middle-aged men and melanoma risk
By 65, Caucasian men are reportedly twice as likely as women to get melanoma. And not only are they more likely to develop melanoma, but also they often have a more aggressive form of the disease, according to a report from Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. "Melanoma is often believed to be 'just another skin [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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In the Loop: Capitals' Stanley Cup run helps superfan fighting cancer
Amanda Wilson may be getting treatments at Mayo Clinic's Rochester campus, but her heart is with her favorite team that's giving her something to cheer about. (This story originally posted on In the Loop May 24. After last night's victory, the Washington Capitals have a 3-1 lead in the Stanley Cup playoffs over the Vegas [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Opioid Deaths: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
It's a problem that's been getting a lot of attention lately; prescription opioid abuse. ?In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Michael Hooten provides some context. To listen, click the link below. Opioid Deaths (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Endometriosis and fertility
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How is endometriosis diagnosed? I?m 20 and have painful, heavy periods. Lately, I also have terrible lower back pain during my period. If it is endometriosis, how is it treated? I?m worried this could affect my fertility down the road. ANSWER: Endometriosis could be causing your symptoms, but other conditions can cause [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Tuesday Tips: How to prevent the top threats to men's health
Do you know the top men's health threats? The list includes heart disease, cancer and unintentional injury. And, as men get older, their health concerns are likely to change. Here's how to reduce your risks and have a little fun in the process. Watch: Prevent the top threats to men?s health. https://youtu.be/rcVjQqYXxls Journalists: Broadcast-quality video [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Women's Wellness: Skipping chemo treatment for early-stage breast cancer patients
Genomic information can help guide treatment for women with early-stage breast cancer and determine if they need chemotherapy after surgery. That's according to a study presented on Sunday, June 3, at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting?and published in The?New England Journal of Medicine.?The National Cancer Institute funded the research which was conducted as [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Why drinking diet soda isn't the best way to manage weight
Few words carry as much weight as the word "diet." But, when it comes to drinks, cutting calories with diet soda may not cut the pounds you think it does. Dr. Donald Hensrud, who heads up the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program and is the author of the Mayo Clinic Diet Book, says drinking diet [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Why antacids - not your inhaler - may be the key to treating your asthma
Asthma is a relatively common lung problem, usually caused by allergies, heavy exercise or chemical exposure in the workplace. But Dr. Alexei Gonzalez Estrada, a Mayo Clinic allergy and immunology specialist, says most people don't realize heartburn could be making their asthma worse. https://youtu.be/ZByDiKqewnI Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0:59) is [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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5 signs your teenager is battling depression: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
It's no secret that teenagers can be moody, but research shows that ongoing moodiness often is far more serious. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute,?Dr. Janna Gewirtz O'Brien, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician, says teen depression is much more common than most people realize. To listen, click the link below. 5 signs your teenager is [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Infectious Diseases A-Z: Measles in North America
More than 60 people from 16 states have been reported to have measles in the first four months of 2018, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). New outbreaks continue to add to the number of cases. In 2017, the CDC says 118 people were confirmed with the highly contagious viral disease. In [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Housecall: Get moving to manage stress
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Exercise and stress? Virtually any form of exercise, from aerobics to yoga, can relieve stress. Even if you're out of shape, you can make a little exercise go a long way toward stress management. Discover the connection between exercise and stress, and how you can make exercise part of your stress [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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