Mayo Clinic Minute: Debunking head lice myths
September is National Head Lice Prevention Month, a time to understand the signs, importance of screenings and available treatments. Dr. Tina Ardon, a Mayo Clinic family medicine physician, debunks common myths associated with these wingless insects, which affect millions of children each school year. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute https://youtu.be/ctiD5nbMv7M Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0:58) is in the downloads at the end of the post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. As kids return to… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Health and wellness tips to weather severe storms
The Atlantic hurricane season is well underway with projections that Hurricane Ian will make landfall in the U.S. this week. Reminding residents to prepare for a severe weather emergency, Florida has issued a state of emergency in advance of the expected storm. "Past experiences show it is important to make a plan for you and your family in advance of any severe weather event," says Dr. Brittany Beel, a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine physician. While most… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A:  Probiotics, gut bacteria and weight -- what's the connection?
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My friend insists that taking a probiotic supplement has helped her lose 50 pounds by keeping her gut bacteria in check. Will taking a probiotic in conjunction with a balanced diet and exercise help me lose weight? ANSWER: It is true that the gut bacterial population in people who are obese differs from the population in people who are lean. Whether this difference contributes to obesity or is a consequence of obesity is unknown.… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Science Saturday: Integrative oncology -- lifestyle medicine for people with cancer
Integrative medicine combines conventional Western medicine with complementary and alternative treatments that have been researched and proven to be safe and effective in healing. Integrative oncology uses integrative medicine as part of standard cancer care. "Integrative oncology is a practice where we use lifestyle medicine like dietary modifications, stress reduction, exercise, supplements and mind-body practices," says Stacy D'Andre, M.D., a Mayo Clinic medical and integrative oncologist. "We combine all of these practices to help our… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Ask the Mayo Mom: Talking to kids about racism
Children learn about racial differences and racial bias from an early age, and parents and caregivers are their first teachers. It's important for parents and other adults to be role models for inclusive behaviors early in the lives of children life to decrease racial bias and improve cultural understanding. Experts encourage parents and caregivers to get comfortable with having difficult conversations about race and bias. "It's important for all children to have these discussions, and… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Consumer Health: Addiction and recovery
September is National Recovery Month, a national observation in partnership between the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and Faces& Voices of Recovery. This is a good time to learn more about addiction and recovery. Drug addiction Drug addiction, also called substance use disorder, is a disease that affects a person's brain and behavior, and leads to an inability to control the use of legal or illegal drugs. Substances such as alcohol, marijuana… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Bladder issues common for women of all ages
For many women, especially those who have had children, leakage of urine is a common complaint. So, too, is an urgency to use the bathroom. These conditions are among the most common pelvic floor issues affecting women, according to Dr. Olivia Cardenas-Trowers, a Mayo Clinic urogynecologist. Pelvic floor disorders vary, but they are more common than most people might think. Watch: Dr. Olivia Cardenas-Trowers talks about common bladder issues for women of all ages. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCuWOMi9D1E… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: What is atrial fibrillation?
Nearly 3 million Americans are living with a heart condition called atrial fibrillation, according to the American Heart Association. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that number could be as high as 12 million by the start of the next decade. September is National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month. But what is atrial fibrillation and how do you fix it? Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute https://youtu.be/eognqWn8ZSI Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1:25) is in the… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A:  What is the benefit of cochlear implants over hearing aids?
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 70 years old and have worn hearing aids for about a decade. Over the past several years, my hearing seems to be getting worse. Although I have tried several different kinds of hearing aids, I feel as if they are not effective any longer. A friend suggested I ask an audiologist about cochlear implants. I thought those were just for people who are deaf. Could a cochlear implant help someone like me?… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Learn about acute flaccid myelitis, a condition in children that is similar to polio
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently asked health departments and clinicians to watch for symptoms of acute flaccid myelitis in kids, especially through November. That's when enteroviruses are most common. The rare neurological condition causes the muscles and reflexes in the body to become weak. About 90% of the cases in the U.S. have been in young children.  "Acute flaccid myelitis is a rapid-onset flaccid myelitis," says Dr. Jan-Mendelt Tillema, a pediatric neurologist and researcher at Mayo Clinic. "It's… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: When surgery for endometriosis is the answer
Endometriosis is a painful condition where cells similar to the lining of the uterus grow outside of the uterus. While it most commonly occurs in the pelvis, it can occur anywhere in the abdomen or pelvis.Dr. Megan Wasson, a Mayo Clinic medical and surgical gynecologist, says it's a quality-of-life issue, affecting approximately 1 out of every 10 reproductive-aged individuals. https://youtu.be/TewzakTYUd4 Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1:00) is in the downloads at the end… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Cold, flu or allergies? Overlapping symptoms make it a challenge to know when to seek medical care
The future of COVID-19 may be uncertain, but one thing parents know: When children go back to school, respiratory viruses and other infections tend to spike. Since a lot of symptoms overlap, determining the cause and whether it is necessary to seek medical care can be a challenge. "Between allergies, the common cold, respiratory syncytial virus, the flu and of course COVID-19, it is often hard to identify what is ailing our children when they… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Why are more people dying of uterine cancer?
The number of people who die from uterine cancer is increasing, particularly among Black women. Also called  endometrial cancer, uterine cancer begins in the layer of cells that form the lining, or endometrium, of the uterus. The American Cancer Society estimates that about 65,950 new cases of uterine cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S.this year, and about 12,550 people will die from the disease. Rese archers recently reported that while death rates for the most common type of uterine cancer… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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What you should know about thyroid cancer in adolescents, young adults
Cancer is often thought of as a disease that affects older people, and with the median age of a cancer diagnosis at 66 years, it does. But cancer can be diagnosed at any age. Younger people, including adolescents and young adults between ages 15 and 39 — known as AYAs — also are affected by cancer. Thyroid cancer is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in this age group. Fortunately, treatment is straightforward, and… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Fall prevention tips for kids
In conjunction with the first day of fall in mid-September, Falls Prevention Awareness Week is a national health campaign observed to raise awareness about injuries due to falls. Many injuries and even deaths in children can occur because of falls. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute https://youtu.be/d3cvmaONJ-4 Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1:09) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. Every year in the U.S., roughly… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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