Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Looking back and moving forward with patient care during COVID-19
Battling the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be challenging, especially for health care workers across all levels of patient care. "People came together in adversity, responded and synergized to create a situation where we not only survived, but thrived within this challenging environment," says Dr. Conor Loftus, chair of Mayo Clinic outpatient practice. In this Mayo [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 6, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Consumer Health: When does your sore throat need medical attention?
Your throat is sore. It feels scratchy and irritated, and it hurts to swallow. Do you need rest and warm water with honey, or a visit to your health care provider? That depends. The most common cause of a sore throat is a viral infection, such as a cold or the flu. A sore throat [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 5, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Caring for older adults through the COVID-19 pandemic
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic affects everyone, particularly older adults who are more susceptible to disease,?negative effect of health decline?and loss of connectivity,?according to Dr. Christina Chen, a Mayo Clinic geriatrician. Older adults are at higher risk of requiring hospitalization or dying if they are diagnosed with COVID-19. Along with the threat of severe illness or death [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Gaining weight during menopause
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently turned 50, and I walk about 1 mile daily and work out two to three times per week. I believe I am beginning to go into menopause, as I have not had a period in a few months. Also, I have noticed the number on my scale rising, even though I [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Sharing Mayo Clinic: First awake robotics-guided biopsy offers precision in diagnosis
Over five years, Erasmo Carlos Perdomo Maradiaga received six different diagnoses from doctors in Honduras. The 26-year-old father needed answers, and despite the COVID-19 pandemic, he realized a trip to the U.S. could be his only hope for a precise diagnosis. Excruciating back pain first brought Erasmo Carlos Perdomo Maradiaga to the doctor. Imaging tests [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Healthier eating to kick-start the new year
As the new year kicks off, many people renew or begin a commitment to improving their health. Often, that starts with healthy eating, and this year it might include kicking bad habits developed during the COVID-19 pandemic. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Katherine Zeratsky, a registered dietitian nutritionist at Mayo Clinic, offers nutrition tips [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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COVID-19: How much protection do face masks offer?
Face masks combined with other preventive measures, such as frequent hand-washing and social distancing, help slow the spread of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes COVID-19. _______________________________ So why weren't face masks recommended at the start of the pandemic? At that time, experts didn't know the extent to which people with COVID-19 could spread the virus before symptoms appeared. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Consumer Health: What is hypothyroidism?
Are you over 60, feeling fatigued and slowly gaining weight? These may be subtle signs of hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid. Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of your neck. With hypothyroidism, your thyroid gland doesn't produce enough of certain crucial hormones. As a result, hypothyroidism affects all aspects of your metabolism [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Hot yoga for weight loss and overall health
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A friend of mine started doing yoga a few months ago and said after two classes a week, she has become stronger and lost weight. I want to lose weight, too, and my blood pressure is high, so my friend suggested I join her for a hot yoga class. I'm not familiar with [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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COVID-19 vaccine distribution in the UK
As COVID-19 cases continue to climb worldwide, health officials in the U.K. have decided to administer COVID-19 vaccines with what's called a "mix-and-match" protocol. For instance, in limited situations and usually if supplies are running low, U.K. health care workers have permission to use Pfizer/BioNTech for one dose and Oxford/AstraZeneca for the second dose. "It's [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Regenerative medicine offers an alternative to hip replacement
Hip replacement surgery is a common procedure that is necessary when the hip joint is worn or damaged. But what if the joint replacement could be avoided? Mayo Clinic's Center for Regenerative Medicine is pioneering alternatives for some patients, including younger adults. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Rafael Sierra, an orthopedic surgeon at [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 3, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Science Saturday: Across time, place to find cures for inherited heart diseases
Five years ago, Jay Schneider, M.D., Ph.D., was running a lab at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. The lab focused on researching cures for the genetic muscular-wasting disorder, Duchenne muscular dystrophy. His wife, Alice Chang, M.D., had accepted an offer to work at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, two years before. The [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 2, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: COVID-19 mortality study shows effectiveness of team-based care
A recent Mayo Clinic study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings found that patients with COVID-19 who received care at Mayo Clinic had lower mortality rates than the national average. Mayo Clinic patients were treated using an integrated, team-based approach for patient monitoring and treatment. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. John O'Horo, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases physician [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Consumer Health: Treating bladder control problems in women
Urinary incontinence, or the loss of bladder control, is a common and often embarrassing problem. Severity can range from occasionally leaking urine when you cough or sneeze to having an urge to urinate that's so sudden and strong that you don't get to a toilet in time. Bladder control problems may require medical attention for [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: COVID-19 and high blood pressure
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am a Latina woman recently diagnosed with high blood pressure. Several other members of my extended family also have high blood pressure and heart disease. I am concerned with the spikes of COVID-19 and wondering what I can do to lower my risk of getting seriously ill with COVID-19. ANSWER: COVID-19 is concerning [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Don't ignore health symptoms amid COVID-19 pandemic
As the COVID-19 pandemic evolved, fears of contracting the disease and overcrowding in hospitals resulted in many people delaying medical treatment. With the world preparing to welcome a new year ? and hope of an end to the COVID-19 pandemic on the horizon ? health care professionals say it's important not to ignore symptoms that [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Winter storm and safe shoveling
A major winter storm is blanketing the Upper Midwest and that means people will soon be shoveling significant amounts of snow from driveways and sidewalks. Health care providers at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Wis. are urging caution when shoveling because ignoring the signs of overdoing it could mean ending up in the emergency [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Safety tips to keep you out of the emergency department this winter: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Winter may be winding down for some, but for others, the snow, cold and ice will continue to create hazardous conditions that can lead to serious injury. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Sue Cullinan, a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine physician, discusses some of the most common winter-related injuries that she sees and [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Coping with relationship stress during the COVID-19 pandemic
The holiday season can be stressful all on its own, but add the COVID-19 pandemic and you have the potential for increased anxiety. With health concerns and potential financial worries, coupled with being inside for the winter, some relationships might be feeling the tension of too much togetherness. "At the beginning of the pandemic, I [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Consumer Health: Does colon cleansing eliminate toxins?
Colon cleansing is done to prepare for medical procedures such as a colonoscopy. Before a colonoscopy, you'll need to clean out your colon because any residue may obscure the view of your colon and rectum during the examination. Some alternative medicine practitioners offer colon cleansing for other purposes, such as detoxification. Proponents of colon cleansing [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: The health benefits of yoga
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have always been fairly flexible, so I have never felt compelled to include yoga in my fitness routine. Typically, I just walk and maybe do some weights for strength training. I was talking to a friend who said her physical therapist recommended yoga as part of a well-rounded workout routine. What is [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 28, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Practical tips for a healthier winter: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Many people dread the dark days of winter. Having to spend time indoors can bring on the blues, and close quarters can increase the risk of catching a cold or flu. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Brent Bauer, a Mayo Clinic internal medicine specialist, has tips to help you have a healthier [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Radio podcast: 12/26/20
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 audiologist, discuss?cochlear implants?for adults. Then?Dr. Richa [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 26, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

4 tips for making music good medicine
Music has been a part of humanity for as long as humanity has existed. Archeologists have unearthed relatively complex bone instruments greater than 40,000 years old. Certainly, human ancestors likely were making music in more rudimentary ways even before this. It is no surprise then that music is so fundamental to development as humans and their continued psychological [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 25, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

'The Four A's of food for heart health': Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Heart-healthy food plans often focus on what you should eat. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Stephen Kopecky, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, tells us about a plan he created that reminds you of what to avoid. He calls the plan, "The Four A's of Food for Heart Health." To listen, click the link [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 25, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: COVID-19 and spending the holidays alone
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A few years ago, both of my parents passed away in December, so the holiday season is always a bit hard for me. This year, I was excited about an extended visit from my sister and her family, but due to COVID-19, they will not be traveling. Do you have any advice on [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 24, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Butter or margarine: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Butter is a dairy product, made from the milk or cream of a cow. Margarine is made from vegetable oil. They may look similar and may be used similarly for baking or cooking, but when it comes to heart health, that's where the similarities end. What's better for you? A pat of butter or a [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 24, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: COVID-19 vaccinations happening in phases
Front-line health care workers across the country are receiving the first COVID-19 vaccinations. With the recent approval of a second COVID-19 vaccine for use here in the U.S., more COVID-19 vaccine doses are expected to be available this week. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention panel has recommended allocating COVID-19 vaccines for the next [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 23, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

New variant of virus that causes COVID-19 detected
There are more questions than answers about the recent news in the U.K. of a new version -- or variant -- of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. A rapid increase in COVID-19 cases in the U.K. has been linked to this variant of the virus, but health officials say mutation of viruses is common [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 23, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

COVID-19 positivity rates continue to improve, but caution still needed over the holidays
Mayo Clinic's positivity rate for COVID-19 across its enterprise is at 10%, which is still too high, notes Amy Williams, M.D., executive dean for practice at Mayo Clinic.?The rate continues to improve, but we "need to be careful over the holidays" she says and practice good hand hygiene, masking and distancing. "We have less staff [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 22, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Model of Care and Research leads to favorable outcomes for patients with COVID-19
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Patients with COVID-19 who received care at Mayo Clinic, whether in the hospital or at home, had outcomes that compared favorably to those reported nationally and internationally. These results demonstrate the value of an integrated, team-based approach to patient care and monitoring, according to a retrospective study of all patients with COVID-19 [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Addressing disparities to prevent disease
Several communities and populations are underserved by the U.S. health care system. There are many reasons for this, including differences in risk incidence, morbidity and mortality due to social, economic and structural factors. And the COVID-19 pandemic has further exposed these health care inequities. "The term health care equity actually implies justice and fairness, as [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Delivering innovative stem cell therapy to slow vision loss
The regenerative eye scientist, Alan Marmorstein, Ph.D., is drawn to research by the need to find new cures for diseases. As an aspiring researcher, he never envisioned his investigative journey would take him down the path of testing ways to prevent or restore loss of eyesight. However, a post-doctoral lab assignment, a National Eye Institutes grant [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Using regenerative medicine to treat knee pain
Knee pain is a common problem that can have many causes, but one common reason is damage to the cartilage. Because cartilage doesn't have its own blood supply, it can't heal itself. When knee cartilage is damaged, treatment options are available, including a new method using a patient's own cells to grow new cartilage. The [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Spotting, perimenopause and menopause
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 52 and recently had gone 10 months without a period, so I had assumed I was in menopause. But, over the past three months, I've noticed some light spotting. Does this mean I'm not in menopause? How do I know when I'm in menopause, and do I need to see a [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Consumer Health: Getting the nutrition you need during cancer treatment
Sometimes cancer treatment can affect your appetite. You may experience nausea, vomiting or simply reduced interest in food. Sometimes caregivers or family members unintentionally can add stress by worrying or encouraging too much. Though you may not feel like eating, it's important to do what you can to get the calories, fluids and nutrients you [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 21, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: COVID-19 vaccine myths
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: There has been a lot of news coverage about the COVID-19 vaccines recently developed and now being administered across the U.S. But with so much information out there, I'm confused about whether these vaccines will be safe. Could you address some of my concerns? ANSWER: As the COVID-19 pandemic has continued around the world, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 20, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Family health history information
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My grandmother died of breast cancer at 70. My first cousin was recently diagnosed at 35. And another cousin also had breast cancer a few years ago. A friend suggested that I undergo genetic counseling to determine my risk. Is that necessary? Can a genetic counselor tell me anything else about my risk [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Science Saturday: The benefits of genetic testing for healthy people
This study is the first to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Study finds unique form of immunosuppression caused by brain cancer
The latest direction in cancer treatment has been toward potential cancer vaccines and immunotherapies. As these therapies become standard, continued research is important to understand how the body interacts with these treatments. A recent Mayo Clinic study found a unique form of immunosuppression caused by brain cancer that could inhibit the effectiveness of cancer vaccines [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 19, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Radio podcast: 12/19/20
On?the Mayo Clinic Radio?program,?Dr. Derek Lomas, a Mayo Clinic urologist, discusses?prostate cancer, including a new biopsy method. Also on the program,?Dr. Todd Miller, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, explains how?exercise affects the heart. And?Dr. Beth Robertson, a Mayo Clinic neurologist, discusses?headaches?and treatment for?migraines. (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Type 1 diabetes in children
Type 1 diabetes in children is a condition in which a child's body no longer produces insulin, an important hormone. The missing insulin needs to be replaced with injections or with an insulin pump. The diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes in children can be overwhelming. Depending on his or her age, the child must learn [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Saying no to holiday gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: We typically host several family members and their children in our home for a visit each December. But due to COVID-19 we have decided to avoid social encounters. How can I tell my siblings that they and their children can't come without creating a rift? Also, do you have any advice on politely [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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3 tips on what to do if your child is addicted to gaming: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
The line between hobby and addiction is more defined after the World Health Organization began identifying gaming addiction as a mental health disorder.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Paul Croarkin, a Mayo Clinic child psychiatrist, says it's normal for kids to want to play video games, but parents should pay attention to lines [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: A vaccine milestone
The Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have approved the first of several COVID-19 vaccines developed in response to the pandemic. The first vaccine has been distributed to all 50 states, and vaccinations are underway. Development of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines has been an extraordinary effort of science and [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Consumer Health: It's flu season -- have you been vaccinated?
Influenza is a viral infection that attacks your respiratory system, including your nose, throat and lungs. Influenza is commonly called the flu, but it's not the same as stomach flu, which is an intestinal infection marked by watery diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea or vomiting, and sometimes fever. For most people, the flu resolves on its own. But [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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COVID-19 vaccines are effective but keep following other preventive steps
"The COVID-19 pandemic has made this a trying year for everyone. But there is good news to report," says Amy W. Williams, M.D., Executive Dean for Practice, Mayo Clinic. The article below is a message from Dr. Williams to patients, Mayo Clinic employees and the general public. __________________________________ An effective and safe COVID-19 vaccine is [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: 3D printing helps patients and medical teams
3D printing can provide an exact replica of a body part. But the printing process is not building or molding the model in traditional ways. The technology creates a solid 3D object by taking thin imaging slices from computer files. Mayo Clinic has been working with 3D printing for at least 16 years, applying it [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Treating back pain with spinal cord stimulation
Back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to their health care provider or miss work, and it is a leading cause of disability worldwide. Most back pain gradually improves with home treatment and over-the-counter pain relievers. But for some people, back pain can be a debilitating problem that requires more advanced [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mirroring healthy behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic
This article is written by Judy Fruehbrodt Glenzinski, M.D., a Family Medicine physician at [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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