How Jay got his voice back after cancer
A diagnosis of an aggressive cancer can be devastating news. Jay Masters understands that firsthand. A rare throat cancer threatened his life, and treatment meant risking his voice ? the hallmark of his career. But a Mayo Clinic team that included oncologists, surgeons, radiologists, radiation therapists, nurses and many others helped Jay get his voice [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 12/21/19
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 12/21/19 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Michelle Mielke, a Mayo Clinic epidemiologist and an author on a study published recently in American Academy of Neurology, explains how memory testing is used to diagnose Alzheimer's disease. Also on the podcast, Dr. Matthew Carlson, a Mayo Clinic otorhinolaryngologist, and Dr. Aniket Saoji, a Mayo Clinic [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Infectious Diseases A--Z: Influenza widespread in the US
The seasonal flu virus has made a widespread appearance across the U.S., just in time for heavy holiday travel. Most flu illnesses are being caused by the influenza B virus, which is unusual for this time of year, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). To date, more than 3.7 million illnesses and [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Science Saturday: Mayo Clinic innovator inspired by patients, surgical experience to improve medical devices
Like so many Mayo Clinic staff members, Kenneth Dye has been inspired by Mayo Clinic patients throughout his career. In Dye's case, conversations with two prolific inventors -- while they were patients at Mayo Clinic -- sparked his interest in finding ways to improve medical devices. The inventors encouraged Dye to pursue his interest and emphasized that [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic researchers look at post menopause as key factor in endometrial cancer
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Endometrial cancer is the most common gynecological malignancy in the U.S. and the fourth most common cancer among women. In addition, endometrial cancer incidence rates are on the rise in the western world, suggesting that alterations in environmental factors such as diet, lifestyle, and the vaginal microbiome may be important drivers in [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Infectious Diseases A-Z: Children aren't getting vaccinated before international travel
U.S. children who travel abroad are not getting the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine before they travel to protect them from ongoing measles outbreaks, says a recent study. This leaves the children vulnerable to the highly infectious disease, which has made a resurgence in the U.S. after being eliminated in 2000. Most of the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Science Saturday: Mayo Clinic advances pain management beyond opioids
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates that in 2018, over 10 million teens and adults misused opioids. The prescription of opioids to treat patient pain is one of many factors contributing to this epidemic; to solve it, a multipronged approach is needed. Two new Mayo Clinic studies -- one in clinical practice and one in the laboratory -- could [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Beesting allergy
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 50 years old and recently had a pretty severe reaction to a beesting. I remember as a kid that I was stung without any reaction. Is it normal to become allergic later in life? Is there anything I should do to protect myself from now on? ANSWER: Although it's uncommon [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Consumer Health: Staying active, flexible and agile as you age
What it takes to be agile at any ageYou may have noticed a few of the signs already. Maybe when you get up in the morning you're stiffer than you used to be. Or your knees get achy after sitting awhile. Over time, everyone's body ages and shows signs from natural wear and tear. There are [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Living With Cancer: Reconnecting with loved ones after treatment
Cancer survivors: Reconnecting with loved ones after treatmentAs a cancer survivor, your friends and family can provide an important circle of support. They love you and are worried about you, but they sometimes have strange ways of showing it. Some people may withdraw and avoid talking to you. Others may smother you and treat you [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Diagnosing multiple sclerosis: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Multiple sclerosis is a potentially disabling disease of the central nervous system.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Mark Keegan explains how a diagnosis of MS is made. To listen, click the link below. Diagnosing MS (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Making Mayo's Recipes: Stock your freezer with homemade meatballs
Meatballs are a quick, make-ahead option for turning ground turkey, chicken or lean beef into dinner. You can roll and freeze uncooked meatballs when you have time. Then thaw and bake for 15 minutes on a busy night. Need some ideas for serving meatballs? Make meatball subs made with whole-wheat buns, marinara sauce and a [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Women's Wellness: Try these remedies for painful periods
On the worst cramp days, ibuprofen doesn't always cut it. Find out which period pain remedies are backed by research to give you relief. Watch: Remedies for painful periods https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwuBHuavwVM Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (:55) is in the downloads at the end of the post. Please "Courtesy: Mayo Clinic News Network." (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: How optimism improves your health
A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reports that being optimistic is good for your heart. Dr. Richa Sood, a Mayo Clinic general internal medicine physician, agrees. She says people with a positive outlook on life may not only have healthier hearts, but also they may be healthier and happier in general. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Infographic: Meniscus injury repair
Learn more about physical medicine and rehabilitation. Other health tip infographics:mayoclinichealthhighlights.startribune.com (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Minimally invasive procedure for emphysema
Almost 15.7 million people in the U.S. report they've been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One of the most common forms of COPD is emphysema. Symptoms include breathing difficulty, cough, mucus production and wheezing. But a minimally invasive procedure is helping many patients breathe [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Symptoms and solutions for carpal tunnel syndrome: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that creates numbness and tingling in your palm from the thumb to ring fingers. It occurs when a nerve on the palm side of the hand is compressed or irritated in some way. Often, a combination of risk factors contributes to the development of the condition, which tends to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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In the Loop: Staying ahead of Parkinson's disease one ping pong game at a time
Since being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, Steve Grinnell has worked hard to stay active, stepping up his table tennis game and, thanks to co-workers, testing his skills outside his home. Four years ago, Steve Grinnell's life was forever changed when doctors at Mayo Clinic in Rochester diagnosed him with early-onset Parkinson's disease. Since that time, the progressive nervous [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treatment for vaginal prolapse depends on severity, symptoms
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What is the best long-term treatment for vaginal prolapse? I am in my late 50s. ANSWER: There are nonsurgical and surgical treatment options for vaginal prolapse, and the treatment that is best usually depends on the severity of the condition and how much the symptoms are bothering you. Surgery often is recommended [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Tuesday Tips: Small ways to curb your drinking
Cutting back on alcohol? Making that goal into a reality means shifting your habits. Get the tips that'll help. Watch: Small ways to curb your drinking https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhpCoEJyv5E&feature=youtu.be Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (:50) is in the downloads at the end of the post. Please "Courtesy: Mayo Clinic News Network." (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Drugmaker presents data on new Alzheimer's drug
The company that makes aducanumab for Alzheimer's disease says that the drug slows mental decline. Biogen Inc. revealed its new analyses of data from its phase 3 clinical trials at the Clinical Trials on Alzheimer's Disease conference in San Diego. Biogen had discontinued two clinical trials for the drug in March, but reversed the decision in?October. That's when it [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Mindfulness while eating
It's easy to overeat during the holiday season when there is a constant barrage of cookies and snacks. Consider incorporating mindfulness into what you eat and enjoy every bite of your meal today and every day. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute https://youtu.be/0WEFUXInwMk Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0:58) is in the downloads at the end of the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Bogus Cancer Treatment: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is cracking down on companies making unproven cancer treatment claims. Recently, the FDA issued warning letters to 14 companies that it says illegally sell products that fraudulently claim to prevent, diagnose, treat or cure cancer. The FDA calls it "cruel deception" in that these companies target desperate consumers. In this Mayo [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Living With Cancer: Emotional and psychological considerations before genetic testing for breast cancer risk
Genetic testing for breast cancer risk: Emotional and psychological considerationsGenetic testing can estimate your personal relative risk of developing certain types of cancer, but what affect might the results have on you and your loved ones emotionally and psychologically? If you're thinking about getting a genetic test to find out if you have a mutation in [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Infographic: Cancer clinical trials
Learn more about cancer clinical trials. Other health tip infographics: mayoclinichealthhighlights.startribune.com (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Consumer Health: Erectile dysfunction and heart disease
Erectile dysfunction: A sign of heart disease?Erectile dysfunction -- the inability to get and keep an erection firm enough for sex -- can be an early warning sign of current or future heart problems. The same process that creates heart disease also may cause erectile dysfunction, only earlier. Here's what you need to know. *** [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Understanding thyroid nodules
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Are thyroid nodules common? What causes them to develop, and should I be concerned if I have one? ANSWER: Lumps in the thyroid -- called thyroid nodules -- are common. The likelihood of having one is higher in women and increases with age. It's estimated that up to half of adults over [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Why windows at work improve productivity
New research from the Well Living Lab, a Delos and Mayo Clinic collaboration, shows that windows at work can help improve workers' productivity. Dr. Brent Bauer, medical director for the Well Living Lab, says that people are wired to want windows to experience nature. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute https://youtu.be/G4F0TDbiYmk Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0:58) is [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Gray hair and heart disease: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute,  cardiologist Dr. Stephen Kopecky discusses a recent study that found gray hair can indicate cardiac risk.  To listen, click the link below. Gray hair and heart disease (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Why get a flu shot?
Every year, millions of people in the U.S. contract the flu. Many people recover from the illness, but some require hospitalizations. And, unfortunately, every year some people die of flu-related complications. Dec. 1-7 is National Influenza Vaccination Week, which highlights the importance of continuing flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond. Dr. Tina Ardon, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Vaping chemicals, not water: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Millions of people use electronic cigarettes, or vaping devices. While tobacco use remains the largest cause of preventable death and disability in the U.S., vaping concerns -- and injuries -- are on the rise.?"Electronic cigarettes are probably safer than cigarettes, but they are not safe", says Dr. J. Taylor Hays, director of the Mayo Clinic [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Scoliosis most often develops during growth spurt just before puberty
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes scoliosis? Do genetics play a role? I was diagnosed with it as a teenager, and several of my cousins had it, too. Now I'm worried that my daughter, who's 8, may be affected when she gets older. Should she be checked for scoliosis soon? ANSWER: The exact cause of scoliosis [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Magazine now available on new website
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Mayo Clinic Magazine features articles that highlight life-changing advances in patient care, research and education made possible through philanthropy. Articles from the magazine are now available on a new website: mayomagazine.mayoclinic.org. Citing and linking to this publication is welcome. On the new website, you can read these articles and more: "A couple's [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Tuesday Tips: Coping with stress, depression and the holidays
The holiday season often brings unwelcome guests -- stress and depression. And it's no wonder. The holidays present a dizzying array of demands -- parties, shopping, baking, cleaning and entertaining, to name just a few. But with some practical tips, you can minimize the stress that accompanies the holidays. You may even end up enjoying [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Dr. John Halamka named president of Mayo Clinic Platform
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- John Halamka, M.D., has been named president of Mayo Clinic Platform. The platform will elevate Mayo Clinic to a global leadership position within digital health care. He will join Mayo Clinic Jan. 1, 2020. Most recently, Dr. Halamka was executive director of the Health Technology Exploration Center for Beth Israel Lahey Health [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Avocado gets an 'A' for health benefits
Avocado has soared in popularity over the past few decades. The U.S. consumed 436 million pounds of the green fruit in 1985. Compare that to the more than 2.4 billion pounds eaten in the U.S. in 2018. Other than being trendy, the avocado gets an 'A' for nutritional benefits. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute https://youtu.be/cYPKqRIFVdU Journalists: [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Aortic aneurysms: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
An aortic aneurysm is an abnormal bulge that occurs in the wall of the aorta, the major blood vessel that carries blood from your heart to your body. if it bursts a person could bleed to death. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Gustavo Oderich lists some of the risk factors for an [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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MayoClinicRadio podcast: 11/30/19
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 11/30/19 On an encore presentation of the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. William Young Jr., a Mayo Clinic endocrinologist, discusses pituitary gland tumors. Also on the podcast, Dr. Emanuel Trabuco, chair of Mayo Clinic's Division of Urogynecology, explains treatment options for stress urinary incontinence in women. And Dr. Joy Wolfram, a Mayo Clinic researcher, shares how nanomedicine seeks to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Housecall: Are you ready to lose weight?
THIS WEEK'S TOP TOPICSWeight loss: Are you ready?Are you motivated to lose weight? Is your goal realistic? Knowing that you need to make changes in your life and actually doing it are two different things. Your weight-loss success depends largely on your readiness to take on the challenge. Answer these questions to see if you're [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Science Saturday: Mayo Clinic research is a step toward hope for spinal cord injuries
Early research published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings examines the first case at Mayo Clinic of stem cell therapy tested in humans for spinal cord injury. The case study found stem cell intervention, which took place after standard surgery, and physical and occupational therapy, restored some function in a patient with spinal cord injury. The report, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Is it sore throat or strep throat?
A sore throat is a common symptom of an upper respiratory infection such as a cold or flu. It's also a symptom of a bacterial infection commonly referred to as strep throat. How can you tell if your child's sore throat is caused by a viral or bacterial infection? Mayo Clinic family medicine specialist Dr. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Living With Cancer: Understanding stomach cancer
Stomach cancerNovember is Stomach Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about this disease. For the past several decades, rates of cancer in the main part of the stomach have been falling worldwide. During the same period, cancer in the area where the top part of the stomach meets the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Consumer Health: Treating and living with HIV and AIDS
Treating and living with HIV and AIDSWorld AIDS Day is Sunday, Dec. 1, which makes this a good time to learn more about treating this chronic, potentially life-threatening condition. People with HIV and AIDS are living longer and better thanks to improved treatments, and knowing your status is an important first step. There's no cure [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Hip replacement surgery: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Every year, more than 400,000 total hip replacements are performed in the U.S. ?What used to be an hour's long surgery, followed by days, even weeks in the hospital, has become much easier. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Robert Trousdale, an orthopedic surgeon at Mayo Clinic, discusses the changes that have made [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Mitral valve repair with minimally invasive heart surgery
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is minimally invasive heart surgery to repair a mitral valve a safer option than open-heart surgery? Is it common for a surgeon to have to switch to an open-heart procedure after starting the surgery? ANSWER: Both minimally invasive heart surgery and traditional surgery that involves opening the chest bone -- a procedure [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Living wills and the holidays
The holidays are a time when family and friends gather. Dr. Maisha Robinson, a Mayo Clinic neurologist, says it's also a good time to consider talking about living wills. "It's one of the best gifts you can give a loved one, so they can honor your wishes and preferences rather than trying to make them [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Making Mayo's Recipes: Pantry basics for a gluten-free holiday
During the holidays, food traditions move front and center. But if you have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, your favorite family dishes might be off-limits. However, with a little know-how from Jennifer Welper, executive chef for the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, you can convert grandma's special casserole or dad's secret sauce into a just-as-delicious, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Magnetic resonance elastography: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute,  Dr. Jamie Van Gompel, a neurosurgeon, will explain how new imaging techniques, including magnetic resonance elastography, are improving neurosurgery. To listen, click the link below. Magnetic resonance elastrography (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Women's Wellness: Self-care during the holidays
There are all kinds of stress and anxieties during the holidays. Strained relationships, unrealistic expectations, financial difficulties -- the list can go on. Stress is a normal psychological and physical reaction to the demands of life. A small amount of stress can be good, motivating you to perform well. But multiple challenges can push you beyond your [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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E.coli infection linked to romaine lettuce
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a food safety alert involving romaine lettuce and the foodborne illness E. coli. The CDC statement says: "Consumers should not eat and retailers should not sell any romaine lettuce grown in the Salinas, California, growing region. This includes all use-by dates and brands of romaine lettuce from this region." [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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