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Mayo Clinic Minute: Tips to protect yourself from spring allergies
Springtime brings warmer temperatures and blooming trees. But, for close to 1 in 3 Americans, it also brings annoying seasonal allergies. Dr. Alexei Gonzalez Estrada, a Mayo Clinic allergy specialist, says there are steps you can take to protect yourself. https://youtu.be/5WigboWy0q8 Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0:59) is in the downloads. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 17, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: How does your voice work?
If you?ve ever lost your voice, you know how hard it can be to communicate. Vocal health is so important, there is a day set aside to promote it:?World Voice Day?on?April 16. Voice disorders can be caused by smoking, screaming or failing to drink enough water. Your voice also can be affected by age, allergies [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 4/14/18
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 4/14/18 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Donald Hensrud, a public health and general preventive medicine specialist at Mayo Clinic, discusses dieting and healthy food choices. Also on the podcast, Dr. Janna Gewirtz O'Brien, a pediatrician at Mayo Clinic, shares new guidelines?from the American Academy of Pediatrics on screening teenagers [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Housecall: Alcohol ? understanding the potential health benefits and risks
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Alcohol use: If you drink, keep it moderate? It sounds like a mixed message. Drinking alcohol may offer some health benefits, especially for your heart. On the other hand, too much alcohol may increase your risk of health problems and damage your heart. When it comes to alcohol, the key is [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Infectious Diseases A-Z: Tips to stay healthy during air travel
If you've ever felt sick after traveling on an airplane, you may want to consider some of your behaviors and movements. Where you sit and what you touch on a plane may contribute to disease transmission, according to a recent study. "There have been some studies that have suggested that because, as people walk up [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Sharing Mayo Clinic: Arizona superhero harnesses the power of proton beams
Battling a brain tumor was made a little easier for Airick Amaya and his family when they found out he could receive proton beam therapy close to home, surrounded by his loved ones each day. Airick Amaya pretended to be Batman as he spun around, kicking the air. For his superhero effort, he was handsomely [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Long-term health risks of gestational diabetes
Gestational diabetes?happens when a woman's?body can?t make enough insulin during pregnancy. Most women with gestational diabetes deliver healthy babies; however, there are risks of future complications. Women with gestational diabetes have an increased risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a?recent study? Dr. Margaret Dow, an OB-GYN at Mayo Clinic, says,"Cardiovascular risk is quite [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: When does fainting require medical attention?
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes fainting? Is it always harmless, or can fainting be a sign of a more serious medical problem? ANSWER: Fainting happens when your brain doesn?t get enough blood, and that causes you to briefly lose consciousness. In many cases, fainting is not a reason for concern. But, in some people ? [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Living With Cancer: Eating during cancer treatment
Eating during cancer treatment: Tips to make food tastier? You may find that cancer or cancer treatment has affected your sense of taste. Food may seem to lack flavor or taste too sweet, salty or metallic. Usually, these changes are temporary and will improve with time. In the meantime, though, you need to maintain your [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Consumer Health: Fitness on a budget
Fitness for less: Low-cost ways to stay in shape? Want to stay fit without breaking the budget? Don't let gym membership costs keep you from working out. There are lots of affordable ? and even free ? ways to get exercise every day. These ideas can help you get started. *** Also in today's tips [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Making Mayo's Recipes: Baking coconut shrimp
These crunchy, oven-baked coconut shrimp are packed with flavor thanks to coconut milk and coconut flakes. You can use smaller shrimp. Just plan for less breading and less baking time. Each week 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 [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Women's Wellness: Understanding depression and the gender gap
Women are nearly twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with depression. Depression can occur at any age. Some mood changes and depressed feelings occur with normal hormonal changes. But hormonal changes alone don't cause depression. Other biological factors, inherited traits, and personal life circumstances and experiences are associated with a higher risk of [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Spring cleaning: Declutter your home, declutter your mind
With the arrival of spring comes spring cleaning. While decluttering your home may seem like an overwhelming task, it can significantly declutter your mind. According to a survey by the American Cleaning Institute, 72 percent of households spring clean every year. ?Spring is a great time to start fresh in your home and mentally,? says [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Living donor transplants save lives
If you?re among the 54?percent of American adults who?ve registered to be an organ donor, it?s encouraging to know your decision could save the lives of up to eight people. A living donor transplant is handled differently and often comes about when a friend or family member has a dire need, although altruistic, or good [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Home Remedies: First-aid strategy called PRICE
There's an easy way to remember what to do when you twist an ankle, injure a muscle or suffer any other mild?sprain or strain. It's a?first-aid ?strategy?called PRICE. The acronym stands for: Protect the area to avoid pain and further injury. Rest to promote healing. Ice the injury?to reduce inflammation. Compress the area to further [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Infographic: Rectal cancer treatment
Learn more about rectal cancer. Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com? (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Mindfulness: A new way to meditate
In this animated video?Amit Sood, M.D. encourages those who are interested in meditation try a new approach that might be easier and more aligned with our modern busy minds. Read?Meditation 2.0. Watch: Meditation 2.0: A New Way to Meditate. Dr. Sood is director of research in the?Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program?at?Mayo Clinic?in Rochester, Minn. He [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Hope for a rare brain malformation
A brain arteriovenous malformation?is a tangle of weakened blood vessels connecting arteries and veins. Arteriovenous malformations only occur in about 1 in every 700 people.?Dr. Bernard Bendok, a neurosurgeon at Mayo Clinic, says, "While they?re not real common, they can be dangerous." Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s-J4TtKoEY&feature=youtu.be Journalists: Broadcast-quality video package (1:00) is in [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Lynch syndrome and genetic testing
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am considering undergoing genetic testing to see if I have the gene mutation that causes Lynch syndrome. Because of my family history, I already have regular colonoscopies even though I?m only 41. What would knowing I have the mutation change as far as how I?m monitored for colon cancer? ANSWER: Knowing [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 10, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Tuesday Tips: 11 ways to outwit the most common running injuries
If you're kicking off another outdoor running season, think about how to prevent injuries. As many as half of all runners suffer some form of an injury every year. Learn the steps you can take to stay strong and pain-free mile after mile. Watch: 11 ways to outwit most common running injuries. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNvPWn0JQ8k&feature=youtu.be Journalists: Broadcast-quality [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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In the Loop: Obstetrician by day, Major League Baseball scorer by night
This article appeared In the Loop April 5.) Despite temperatures expected to hover around 39 degrees here in the still snow-capped Bold North, the Minnesota [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Housecall: What should you do with leftover pain medications?
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES? Disposal of unused pain medications? Pain medications known as opioids often are prescribed for sudden, acute pain that occurs after surgery or a traumatic injury, such as a broken bone. If you've been prescribed opioids for pain, you may be tempted to keep any unused capsules or tablets in case you [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Number of flu cases dropping; season not over
The number of flu cases is dropping, but flu season is not over. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says many states still are reporting flu cases, with influenza B more frequently reported than influenza A. ?The influenza season at this time has tapered off substantially," says Dr. Pritish Tosh, an infectious diseases [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: 3 tips for kids to get better sleep
Poor sleep quality is a factor in the increasing rate of childhood obesity in the U.S.? That's according to a recent study presented at a special conference on obesity and cancer by the American Association for Cancer Research. So what is the correct sleep duration for kids and how do you help them get a [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Sharing Mayo Clinic: Defying the odds with heart-lung transplant
Aryn Clark needed a heart-lung transplant, but the wait was almost sure to be a long one. Advanced technology that did the work of her heart and lungs during that wait kept her healthy enough to be ready once transplant organs became available. Aryn Clark was born with two holes in her heart, a condition [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 8, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Science Saturday: Getting to the Heart of Sleep
Sleeping poorly can do more than make you tired. It can kill you. Growing up in South Africa, Virend Somers and his two cousins would lie on a big bed with their grandfather as he told them stories.??We really enjoyed the stories. But what we also looked forward to ? I say this with a [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 7, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Daytime sleepiness linked to Alzheimer's
Do you catch yourself yawning during the day and yearning for an afternoon nap? You could be at more risk for Alzheimer's disease. A recent study published in JAMA Neurology?found a potential link between excessive daytime sleepiness and the memory loss disease. Researchers took a look at imaging scans of the brains of several hundred [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: Understanding testicular cancer
Testicular cancer: Diagnosis and treatment April?is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, which makes it a good time to learn more about testicular cancer, the most common cancer in American men 15 to 35. Testicular cancer is highly treatable, even when cancer has spread beyond the testicle. Depending on the type and stage of testicular cancer, you [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Consumer Health: Men, aging and loss of libido
Loss of sex drive in men with aging? It's normal for men to experience a gradual decrease in sex drive (libido) as they age. The degree of this decline varies, but most men maintain at least some amount of sexual interest well into their 60s and 70s. Sometimes, however, loss of libido is related to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Lifestyle changes that can lower your risk of cancer
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: It seems like I see a new story every day about things I should or shouldn?t do to prevent cancer ? and the list feels endless. What really makes a difference? Are there some steps I can take that science has proven will lower my chance of getting cancer? ANSWER: This is [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Making Mayo's Recipes: Black bean quesadillas
You don't need a lot of cheese in quesadillas ? just enough to bind them together.?This baked black bean quesadillas recipe can be made in less than 30 minutes. Each week 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 [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 5, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Women's Wellness: Signs of an ectopic pregnancy, treatment and future fertility
According to Dr. Tarek Khalife, a Mayo Clinic Health System OB-GYN physician, ectopic pregnancies are rare. However, he says in the off chance an ectopic pregnancy is discovered, it?s a situation that must be taken seriously. Often, patients have questions and are looking for answers to understand this condition. Read on for a few of [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Why social media is a bad place to measure your self-worth
Social media can be a wonderful communication tool, but it also can be a brutal arena for your emotions. Dr. Amit Sood, a Mayo Clinic complementary and integrative medicine physician, says it's because what we see on social media isn't completely accurate. https://youtu.be/xRBBuDnWsyQ Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0:59) is in [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: How exercise helps your brain
The American Heart Association recommends that healthy adults get at least 150 minutes of exercise per week. Moving more reduces your risk of many conditions, including heart attack, stroke, diabetes and some cancers. And, now, you can add some conditions of the brain to that list. Dr. Eric Ahlskog, a?Mayo Clinic neurologist, says exercise is [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Mindfulness: Overcome challenges
"To be more resilient, focus on what has helped you overcome challenges in the past and find ways to use these strategies every day as you address challenges and stress." ? Dr. Amit Sood Dr. Amit Sood is director of research in the?Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program?on?Mayo Clinic's?Rochester campus in Minnesota. He also chairs the?Mind-Body [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Research and Innovation director named for Mayo Clinic Health System in northwest Wisconsin
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. ? Internationally known Mayo Clinic physician-scientist and University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire alumnus, Timothy J. Nelson, M.D., Ph.D., has been named the director of Research and Innovation for Mayo Clinic Health System in northwest Wisconsin. The newly created position will support collaboration between Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and Mayo Clinic Health System. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Home Remedies: Do natural aphrodisiacs work?
Can foods and supplements affect libido??There's little evidence to support the effectiveness of most substances thought of as natural aphrodisiacs. Although certain foods and supplements ? such as chocolate, spicy food and saw palmetto ? are sometimes claimed to affect libido, research has shown them to be largely ineffective at producing a sexual response in [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Infographic: Baseball Tommy John Surgery
Learn more about orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com? (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Learning healthy habits at Camp Wabi
Are you concerned about your child?s weight? Would your child benefit from learning healthy eating tips in a fun summer setting? If you're interested in a healthy experience where your child will enjoy a typical summer camp, learn how to eat well and develop skills to live a healthy lifestyle, then Camp Wabi might be [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: What are ultraprocessed foods?
Americans are constantly on the go. And their diets are suffering because of it, as they're sacrificing nutrition for convenience. Kate Zeratsky, a Mayo Clinic registered dietitian nutritionist, says ultraprocessed foods often become the go-to diet for families on the run. But what is an ultraprocessed food? Jason Howland has more in this Mayo Clinic [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Tuesday Tips: What you might not know about being an organ donor
Not sure about organ donation? It's natural to have questions. See the truth behind 7 common organ donor misconceptions. Watch:?What you might not know about being an organ donor. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psOi9FbiKPc&feature=youtu.be Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1:24) is in the downloads. (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Age-related disc changes and hip pain
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: The bulging discs in several of my lower vertebrae have flattened out. I am told this occurs with age. In my case, this causes discomfort in my right hip area and affects how long I can comfortably walk. Are there options available to restore discs? If not, are there any other treatments [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic launches Arabic website: www.mayoclinic.org/arabic
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Mayo Clinic?s vast online library of health information for patients is now available in Arabic. The new website, www.mayoclinic.org/arabic, offers Arabic speakers access to expert information about diseases, conditions, medical tests and treatments, pursuing a healthy lifestyle and more. Visitors to the site can request appointments, learn about Mayo Clinic?s services for [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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In the Loop: Orthopedic physicians see music as medicine
For Elvis Francois, M.D., singing is as natural as breathing. One recent video of him singing has gone viral, earning Dr. Francois a new nickname ? and a lot of new fans. [Photo above: Drs. Francois and Robinson on?The Ellen DeGeneres Show.] When Elvis Francois, M.D., posted a?video?of himself singing Mike Yung's "Alright" to his [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Tai chi keeps seniors on their feet
Exercise is important for everyday health, but one exercise in particular helps prevent falls and broken bones in seniors, according to?recently published research.?Dr. Robert Wermers, a Mayo Clinic endocrinologist, says tai chi is a low-impact balance exercise that can reduce falls and prevent life-impairing bone fractures in seniors. https://youtu.be/9vljJ0u-avg Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 3/31/18
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 3/31/18 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Dawn Davis, a dermatologist at Mayo Clinic, covers a wide variety of dermatology?topics.?Also on the podcast, Dr. Vanda Lennon, an immunologist at Mayo Clinic,?explains how research in?Mayo Clinic's Neuroimmunology Laboratory?is helping patients get the right diagnosis sooner. And?Dr. Douglas Riegert, a medical geneticist [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Online physician reviews don?t reflect responses in patient satisfaction surveys
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Physicians who receive negative reviews online do not receive similar responses in rigorous patient satisfaction surveys, according to new Mayo Clinic research in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Yet, compared with colleagues without negative reviews, they score lower on factors that go beyond patient interactions and are beyond their immediate control. ?Our study highlights [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Housecall: Can you handle the sugar challenge?
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Sugar challenge: Cut the sweetness for 2 weeks Soda and fruit drinks are a major source of added sugar in the typical U.S. diet. And artificial sweeteners are hundreds of times sweeter than table sugar. Have your taste buds become so accustomed to supersweet drinks that the natural sweetness in foods [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Infectious Diseases A-Z: Yellow fever outbreak in Brazil
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends those traveling to Brazil get a yellow fever vaccine at least 10 days before travel. "Currently, there are concerns regarding quite a large outbreak in Brazil that has been linked to yellow fever," says Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases specialist at Mayo Clinic. Yellow [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: New device can prevent migraine attacks
More than 38 million Americans suffer from migraine. It is the sixth most disabling neurologic disease globally, according to the World Health Organization.?Yet, migraine often is undiagnosed and left untreated. Dr. Amaal Starling, a neurologist at Mayo Clinic, says because the neurologic disease is so incapacitating, it is important to have a variety of treatment [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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