Infographic: Transoral head & amp; neck surgery
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Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 14, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: On the verge of another COVID-19 surge
As spring break travelers return home and the highly transmissible U.K. COVID-19 variant is discovered in all 50 U.S. states, the country is on the verge of a fourth COVID-19 pandemic surge. That's according to a number of health experts, including Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group.  [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Sexually transmitted infections during COVID-19 pandemic
One in 5 Americans has a sexually transmitted infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). During Sexually Transmitted Diseases Awareness Week, April 12-17, the CDC encourages discussion, testing and help to remove the stigma surrounding sexually transmitted infections and diseases. During the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic reports of sexually [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Foot rash and COVID-19
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am prone to hives and skin rashes, and I have severe eczema and other issues that prompted a recent visit to my dermatologist. She suggested that a rash on my feet was related to COVID-19. She also suggested that I be tested for COVID-19. I was shocked when the test came back [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic responds to the Johnson & amp; Johnson COVID-19 vaccine pause
On Tuesday, April 13, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a joint recommendation to pause distribution of the Johnson& Johnson vaccine after reported cases of rare blood clotting events in recipients. As a result, Mayo Clinic will follow this guidance and pause on delivering [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Are they safe? Are they effective? Will you need a booster? Your COVID-19 vaccine questions answered
More than 74 million Americans have thus far been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 - that's a fraction of the U.S. population.?Vaccines are perhaps the best hope, along with following safety protocols, for ending the pandemic. If you haven't yet been vaccinated, it's normal to have questions. In this Q&A, Dr. Abinash Virk, an infectious diseases [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Consumer Health: Treating esophageal cancer
April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about treating esophageal cancer, the sixth most common cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Esophageal cancer is more common among men than women, and it can occur anywhere along the esophagus. Signs and symptoms of esophageal cancer include difficulty swallowing, unexplained [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: How to get spring allergy relief
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. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute https://youtu.be/5WigboWy0q8 Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0:59) is in the downloads at [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Sharing Mayo Clinic: Pediatric surgeon's artistic skills on patient bandages
This article is written by Mayo Clinic Staff. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Consumer Health: Tips for protecting your joints from rheumatoid arthritis pain
This article is written by Mayo Clinic Staff.  ________________________________________________ Arthritic joints can't tolerate as much stress as healthy joints. Pushing, pulling or twisting motions can be painful. Think about ways you can avoid unnecessarily stressing your joints. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Returning to sports as COVID-19 restrictions ease
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 15-year-old son loves sports, and over the years he has played football, baseball and soccer, and fenced. COVID-19 put a damper on his gameplay as our community canceled many events and activities. Now, though, sports are resuming. Any advice for how I can ensure my young athlete can safely return to his [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: The importance of physical activity for kids of all abilities
When it comes to children, physical activity is important for development. Physical activity helps build strong bones and muscles and reduces the risk of developing heart disease, cancer, obesity and Type 2 diabetes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), regular physical activity also reduces stress and anxiety, and kids who are [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Caring at home for yourself and others suffering from COVID-19
This article is written by Mayo Clinic Staff.  ______________________________________________________ If you have coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and you're caring for yourself at home [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Consumer Health: Treating pituitary tumors
The pituitary is a small, bean-shaped gland at the base of your brain, behind your nose and between your ears. Despite its small size, the pituitary gland influences nearly every part of your body. The hormones it produces help regulate important functions, such as growth, blood pressure and reproduction. Pituitary tumors are abnormal growths that [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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COVID-19 vaccines bring optimism amid concerns about a fourth wave of infections
More than 60 million Americans have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The large scale vaccination efforts underway across the U.S. to vaccinate those eligible come at a time health care experts are concerned about people becoming lax about safety precautions. "We are all worried that [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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The stressors of stress on your body and behavior
This article is written by Mayo Clinic Staff.  Common effects of stress Indeed, stress symptoms can [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Consumer Health: What do you know about Parkinson's disease?
April is Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about this progressive nervous system disorder. An estimated 1 million people in the U.S. and more than 10 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson's disease, according to the American Parkinson Disease Association. The signs and symptoms of Parkinson's disease can [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Vacation travel, vaccines for teens and more COVID-19 news
If you're fully vaccinated for COVID-19 you can travel domestically and where travel is allowed internationally, according to new interim travel guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Even with those recommendations the CDC continues to recommend not traveling unless it is essential. Regardless, the CDC strongly recommends people continue to wear [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo researchers reveal gene therapy path for treating children with rare, fatal genetic disease
A gene therapy strategy developed by Mayo Clinic researchers could offer a potential treatment for a rare and fatal genetic disease that often sickens babies in their first days of life. The disease, propionic acidemia, occurs in 1 in 100,000 live births in the U.S. There is no cure. "As soon as the babies start [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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COVID-19 pandemic highlights lessons learned in addressing global health equity
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how connected and dependent people are in terms of collective global health, says G. Anton Decker, M.B., B.Ch., president of Mayo Clinic International. Global health equity is a key focus of the World Health Organization's World Health Day, which will be recognized on Wednesday, April 7. For [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Consumer Health: Treating tonsillitis
Did you know that your tonsils -- two oval-shaped pads of tissue at the back of the throat, one on each side -- are your immune system's first line of defense against bacteria and viruses that enter your mouth? This function may make the tonsils particularly vulnerable to infection and inflammation. Tonsillitis is inflammation of [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Can diet help with inflammatory bowel disease?
More than 6.8 million people worldwide are estimated to be living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). IBD is believed to be the result of a malfunctioning immune system, which results in an inappropriate immune response that attacks the lining of the intestines. There is no cure and no exact cause, though researchers continue to look at how genes, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Consumer Health: Selecting an antidepressant that's right for you
Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It affects how you feel, think and behave, and it can lead to emotional and physical problems. Medications and psychotherapy are effective for most people with depression. If you have severe depression, you may need a hospital stay, or you [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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'Bee' prepared for insect stings
You may not be aware of an allergy until you're stung. Summer's the season for gardening, playing outside, backyard picnics and just enjoying the outdoors. It's also the season of bee and other insect stings. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma& Immunology, about 5% of the population is allergic to insect stings. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Esophageal cancer is one of the deadliest cancers
Esophageal cancer occurs in the esophagus -- a long, hollow tube that runs from the throat to the stomach -- and can occur anywhere along the esophagus. Men are more likely to develop esophageal cancer than women. While treatable, esophageal cancer is rarely curable. "It's an uncommon cancer," says Dr. Shanda Blackmon, a Mayo Clinic general thoracic surgeon. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Sharing Mayo Clinic: Daughter quits smoking to donate liver to her mom
When she learned that a liver transplant could save her mom's life, April Wilson didn't hesitate to stop smoking and say yes to being a living donor. April Wilson smoked for 25 years and tried many times to quit, but nothing seemed to work. "I tried everything," April says. "I used every replacement therapy, Chantix, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Science Saturday: Regenerative medicine on cusp of health care transformation
The evolution of regenerative medicine has reached a milestone, moving from exploratory pipelines to daily clinical care options. Mayo Clinic's Center for Regenerative Medicine, a driver of this innovation, explored the underpinnings needed to more broadly advance regenerative health care toward standardized practice. The conclusions of this study are outlined in a review published in Regenerative Medicine. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: What's the latest on COVID-19 vaccines for children?
Across much of the U.S., people age 16 and over are now eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19. But what about younger children? Children under 16 are not yet eligible to receive any of the COVID-19 vaccines that have been approved for emergency use in adults, and public health experts explain that children will need [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Consumer Health: Treating testicular cancer
April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about treating testicular cancer, the most common cancer in American men 15 to 35. Signs and symptoms of testicular cancer include a lump or enlargement in either testicle; a feeling of heaviness in the scrotum; a sudden collection of fluid [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Why you should get the first COVID-19 vaccine offered to you
Vaccination is an important step in the fight against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Being vaccinated for COVID-19 protects you from becoming infected and possibly infecting those around you. COVID-19 vaccines that have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration are being distributed by local states and communities, and they are free. If you are [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: 5 elements of a balanced fitness routine
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: At the beginning of the year my resolution was to focus on fitness. I have never had a formal plan before, but I joined a gym. Do you have any advice on a variety of exercises or workouts a beginner like me can focus on, so I don't get bored immediately? ANSWER: A well-balanced [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: 2020 was a record year for solid organ transplants, even amid COVID-19 pandemic
2020 was a record year for solid organ transplants, according to the Mayo Clinic Transplant Center. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic the center performed the most solid organ transplants across its three campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota, than any time in history. One organ donor can save up to eight lives. Register to be an [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Consumer Health: Autism spectrum disorder and digestive symptoms
World Autism Awareness Day will be observed on Friday, April 2, which makes this a good time to learn more about the connection between autism spectrum disorder and digestive symptoms. Autism spectrum disorder is a condition related to brain development that affects how a person perceives and socializes with others, causing problems in social interaction and [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Unique neurologic symptoms lead to surprising cancer diagnosis
A team of scientists from Mayo Clinic and two other institutions published a study in 2019 that showed the existence of an autoimmune disorder that affects men. The disorder causes the immune system to attack the brain, causing severe neurologic symptoms. That's what happened to a Florida man, and his search for answers led him [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: A race between vaccines, the virus and variants
COVID-19 vaccine eligibility is increasing across the U.S., as many states lower age requirements for those who can be vaccinated for COVID-19. By the end of March, the U.S. will have received 240 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, and 173 million doses of those will have been distributed, according to Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Consumer Health: How much water do you need?
Water is essential to good health. Every cell, tissue and organ in your body needs water to work properly. Water is essential for maintaining your body temperature; lubricating and cushioning your joints; and getting rid of waste through urination, perspiration and bowel movements. And drinking water during or after a meal aids digestion. But how [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Childhood diabetes
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently noticed that my 7-year-old daughter has been drinking more water than usual, even though her activity has not increased. A neighbor mentioned that I should have her screened for diabetes. My daughter is not overweight nor does she eat excessive amounts of sugar. Should I take her to her doctor? ANSWER: Hydration [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Understanding, treating lymphoma
Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system, which is part of the body's germ-fighting network. The main two subtypes are Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Because of breakthrough research, this once fatal diagnosis has been transformed into a curable condition. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Stephen Ansell, a Mayo Clinic hematologist, discusses the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Updated youth sport guidelines amid COVID-19 pandemic
Besides the obvious physical benefits, youth sports provide social interaction that also provides a degree of mental health. Since most sports require getting up close and personal with other athletes, the COVID-19 pandemic has created some challenges. "Initially, there was a fear of transmission of COVID-19 among athletes, especially with the contact sports. That is [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Consumer Health: Treating acute lymphocytic leukemia
Acute lymphocytic leukemia is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. It's the most common type of cancer in children, and treatment results in a good chance for a cure. Acute lymphocytic leukemia also can occur in adults, though the chance of a cure is reduced greatly. Signs and symptoms of acute lymphocytic leukemia [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Commitment to equity, inclusion and diversity
"Mayo Clinic stands united in strong commitment toward anti-racism and rejecting all discrimination," says Dr. Anjali Bhagra, medical director for Mayo Clinic's Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. "Our vision is to create a global environment of empowered belonging for everyone. This vision of belonging is a welcoming culture where all voices and perspectives are encouraged, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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What studies show about pregnancy, COVID-19 vaccines
A recent data review by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices shows that over 30,000 women who are pregnant have been safely vaccinated for COVID-19. The preliminary safety study, which took place between December 2020 and January 2021, compared women who were pregnant and not pregnant, and who received the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Science Saturday: Vaccine efforts move forward at Mayo Clinic
Humanity has taken on infectious agents, such as the virus that causes smallpox, and won. But cheer quietly. Smallpox eradication took 200 years, and it's just one of the many diseases out there. But hey, researchers are nothing if not persistent, right? A Mayo Clinic lab member is purifying an adenovirus vector for preclinical testing. That's [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Liver failure and transplant in children
A liver transplant is a surgical procedure that removes a liver that no longer functions properly and replaces it with a healthy liver from a deceased donor or a portion of a healthy liver from a living donor. The process for liver transplant in children is similar to the process for adults. But because children with liver [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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When will kids be eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19?
As the number of adults in the U.S. who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 continues to increase, children under 16 aren't authorized to receive COVID-19 vaccines. Children who are 16 and up can receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, but no one under 18 is eligible for the Moderna and Johnson& Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. "Trials [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Consumer Health: Nutrition challenges for seniors
March is National Nutrition Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about the particular nutrition challenges facing seniors. Good nutrition is critical to overall health and well-being. Yet many older adults are at risk of inadequate nutrition. Changes in taste, smell and appetite generally decline with age, making it more difficult to enjoy [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Components of a healthy diet and clean eating
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I gained a bit of weight during quarantine. And as spring approaches, I want to focus on losing the excess pounds. I enjoy exercise, but I struggle with snacking and eating more processed foods than I should. A friend suggested clean eating. Do you have any advice so I can focus on clean [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Consumer Health: What is a glycemic index diet?
The glycemic index is a system of assigning a number to carbohydrate-containing foods according to how much each food increases blood sugar. Examples of foods with low, middle and high glycemic index values include the following: Low: Green vegetables, most fruits, raw carrots, kidney beans, chickpeas, lentils and bran breakfast cerealsMedium: Sweet corn; bananas; raw pineapple; raisins; oat breakfast [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: What is multiple myeloma?
Multiple myeloma is a relatively uncommon form of blood cancer that affects less than 1% of the U.S. population, according the American Cancer Society. People younger than 45 rarely get the disease, and it occurs more in older men than women. And your risk is doubled if you're African American. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Colorectal cancer screening remains important
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I just turned 48, and although I am a bit overweight, I am in otherwise good health. At my recent annual checkup, I was asked about my family's colorectal cancer history. After sharing that my father had colon polyps removed at some point in his life, my doctor ordered a colonoscopy. I am [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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