Mayo Clinic Minute: Know options for uterine fibroids
Uterine fibroids are common. Doctors perform more than 200,000 hysterectomies to treat uterine fibroids every year, according to the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Erica Knavel Koepsel, a Mayo Clinic diagnostic radiologist, says less-invasive procedures, such as focused ultrasound or uterine artery embolization, may be good options for many women. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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In the Loop: Helping patients with pancreatic cancer live longer is personal for this physician
Mark Truty, M.D., knows firsthand how difficult a pancreatic cancer diagnosis is for patients and their families, which is why he's made it his life's work to offer hope to those who've been told there is none. When Mark Truty, M.D., was just 19, his 58-year-old father died from pancreatic cancer. "He went to the operating room, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Magic Mouthwash effective treatment for mouth sore pain caused by radiation therapy
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- "Magic mouthwash," an oral rinse containing diphenhydramine, lidocaine and antacids, significantly reduced pain from oral mucositis, mouth sores, in patients receiving?radiation therapy for cancers of the head and neck when compared to placebo. These were the findings of a multi-institution, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase III clinical trial, led by Robert Miller, M.D., [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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From picky eaters to poor sleepers, Mayo Clinic book offers tips for raising a healthy child
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Raising a child in the 21st century is a life-changing adventure with many unknowns but also plenty of rewards. A new Mayo Clinic book, Mayo Clinic Guide to Raising a Healthy Child, helps parents navigate many of the twists and turns of parenting by offering a trusted guide to raising children during the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Oral cavity reconstruction: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Surgery to treat oral cancers-- cancer of the mouth, tongue and jaw--can be disfuguring and affect the way you speak or eat. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute,?Dr. Kevin Arce, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon at Mayo Clinic, discusses?reconstructive surgery for oral cancer patients. To listen, click the link below. Oral cavity reconstruction (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 Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1:24) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please "Courtesy: Mayo Clinic News Network." (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: What are eye shingles?
Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus -- the same virus that causes chickenpox. If you've had chickenpox, the virus can lie dormant in your body's nerve tissue for years when suddenly it's triggered by stress or a weakened immune system, and manifests as shingles. A new shingles vaccine called Shingrix is recommended for anyone [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Do you get enough of these 4 nutrients: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Vitamin D and potassium are among the nutrients that will be required on?the updated nutrition facts label?for packaged foods. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says that's because Americans don't always get the recommended amounts of these nutrients. Calcium and iron information will continue to be required on the labels. In this Mayo Clinic Radio [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo facilities recognized for sustainability efforts
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- A national organization focused on reducing health care's impact on the environment has recognized Mayo Clinic campuses in Arizona, Florida and Rochester, as well as Mayo Clinic Health System sites in Wisconsin, for their environmental sustainability efforts. Practice Greenhealth, which represents health care organizations committed to continuous improvement in sustainability practices and [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Housecall: Alcohol -- risks, benefits and why moderation is key
  THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Alcohol use: If you drink, moderation is key  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 damage your heart and increase your risk for certain cancers, liver disease, stroke and other serious health [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 4/13/19
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio: 4/13/19 Each April, National Donate Life Month is celebrated to encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors. On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Charles Rosen, director of the Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, discusses the importance of organ donation and what's being done to improve the number of organ donors. Also on the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Sharing Mayo Clinic: Diagnosed with stiff-person syndrome
For three years, Dr. Tara Zier went from specialist to specialist in the Washington, D.C. area trying to find out what was causing the unexplained symptoms she had been experiencing: shortness of breath, fatigue, difficulty walking and excruciating back pain. On her fourth visit to a local emergency department, the dentist from Bethesda, Maryland, remembers [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Science Saturday: Reengineering the OR, one step at a time
Surgeon?Heidi Nelson, M.D.?wanted advice on making surgery safer. Not for patients this time, but for surgeons and their teams. "We can't manage what we cannot measure. The surgical world is changing at a fast pace and we want to make sure the environment is fully supportive of the increasing complexity of the jobs to be [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Are eggs and aspirin good or bad for your heart?
Are eggs and aspirin good or bad for your heart? Two recent studies may have prompted some people to wonder. One of the studies found that the more eggs you eat, the greater your risk of cardiovascular disease. The other study showed that elderly people should not take a daily dose of aspirin to reduce [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Effectively treating a separated shoulder can get you back to your active life
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A few weeks ago, I was snowboarding and dislodged my collarbone. I was told I have anywhere from a grade 3 to grade 5 separation. I've had my arm in a sling for three weeks, as was recommended, but it's still painful. Does this type of injury ever heal on its own, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Living With Cancer: Do you need oral cancer screening?
Oral cancer screening Oral cancer screening is an examination performed by a dentist or other health care provider to look for signs of cancer or precancerous conditions in your mouth. Oral cancer screening detects mouth cancer or precancerous lesions that may lead to mouth cancer at an early stage, which is when cancer or lesions [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Consumer Health: Contact lenses -- what to know before you buy
Contact lenses: What to know before you buy  Tired of wearing glasses? Contact lenses might be the answer. The best type for you will depend on your vision problem, lifestyle and budget. Learn the pros and cons of common types of contact lenses and how to keep your eyes healthy while wearing them. *** Also [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: The ABCs of the DTaP vaccine
Giving children the diptheria, tetanus and acellular (DTaP) vaccine is one of the most important parts of keeping them healthy and protecting them from illness throughout their lives. Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a Mayo Clinic pediatric infectious diseases specialist, says the consequences of not following the DTaP vaccine schedule can be devastating. Watch: The Mayo Clinic [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Life is a beautiful ride -- National Donate Life Month
Each April, National Donate Life Month is celebrated to encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors. More than 110,000 men, women and children await an organ transplant and another person is added to the list every 10 minutes, according to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network. Unfortunately, due to lack of available [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Making Mayo's Recipes: Sweet potato souffl?
You can bake and mash sweet potatoes for this dish a few days in advance and freeze until ready to use. Each Thursday, one of the more than 100 video recipes from the?Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program?is?featured on the Mayo Clinic News Network -- just in time for you to try over the weekend. You [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Women's Wellness: 7 tips for back pain relief during pregnancy
Back pain during pregnancy isn't surprising, but it still deserves attention. You're gaining weight, your center of gravity changes, and your hormones are relaxing the ligaments in the joints of your pelvis. Often, however, you can prevent or ease back pain during pregnancy. Consider seven ways to give pregnancy back pain the boot. 1. Practice [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Infographic: Organ Donation/Donate Life Month
Learn more about registering to be an organ donor. Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
It's not uncommon for women undergoing mastectomy to treat breast cancer to also have their healthy breast ?removed. ?It's called contralateral prophylactic mastectomy. ?But the American Academy of Breast Surgeons is not recommending the practice, at least not for all women. ?In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Judy Boughey explains why. To listen, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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The Children's Hospital at OU Medicine, Mayo Clinic announce collaboration on hypoplastic left heart syndrome
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Mayo Clinic's Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and The Children's Hospital at OU Medicine are collaborating within a consortium to provide solutions for patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), a rare and complex form of congenital heart disease in which the left side of the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Home Remedies: The bad breath battle
There are many causes of bad breath, also called?halitosis. Your mouth may be the source. The breakdown of food particles and other debris by bacteria in and around your teeth can cause a foul odor. If your mouth becomes dry, such as during sleep or after smoking, dead cells can accumulate and decompose on your [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Advances in treatment of soft tissue injuries
Soft tissue injuries in muscles, tendons and ligaments, and osteoarthritis, can make moving around painful and limit your physical activity. But Dr. James Presley, a Mayo Clinic physical medicine specialist, says two specialized treatments are growing more common and can help you heal faster. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute https://youtu.be/ROVxZHA1aPo Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0:59) [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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CAR-T therapy: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Some are calling it a game-changer.? In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute,?Dr. Keith Stewart,? Director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, will discuss CAR-T therapy, an individualized cancer treatment. To listen, click the link below. CAR-T therapy (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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In the Loop: Sandra Murphy-Pak and the Xavier Project -- creating the future of living with ALS
Sandra Murphy-Pak is not taking?amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, lying down. Far from it, in fact. As?we noted?this past January, she's not letting the disease stand in the way of?her life as an artist. She's also helping to create "better therapies, if not a cure,?for those diagnosed with ALS in the future" by continually donating [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Tuesday Tips: Ways to avoid golf injuries
Golf season is in full swing and if you want to protect your weekend golf game from pesky injuries, here are some tricks to help keep aches and pains away. There's even one tip you can do while watching golf on TV. (The Masters Tournament tees off this week.) Watch: 11 simple ways to avoid [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Infectious Diseases A-Z: Why the measles virus is so contagious
Measles?is a highly contagious viral infection that spreads through coughing or sneezing. "It's one of the most contagious infectious diseases," says?Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a Mayo Clinic pediatric infectious diseases specialist. "Measles infection is spread through the airborne route, which means you have to inhale the infectious virus. And because it is very tiny droplet nuclei, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: 3 types of skin cancer
There's no questions that sun exposure increases your risk of skin cancer. ?Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.?Dr. Dawn Davis, a Mayo Clinic dermatologist, says there are three main types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 4/6/19
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 4/6/19 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Robert Kraichely, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, discusses?treatment for irritable bowel syndrome.?Also on the podcast, Dr. Jennifer Vande Voort, a Mayo Clinic psychiatrist, discusses esketamine nasal spray -- a fast-acting treatment for?depression?that?recently was approved by the Food and Drug Administration. And Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Housecall: Living with rheumatoid arthritis
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Tips for coping with rheumatoid arthritis? If you have rheumatoid arthritis, the best thing you can do is follow your health care provider's advice and take medications exactly as prescribed. You also can take steps at home to manage your pain and stay active. Learn more from Dr. April Chang-Miller, a [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Sharing Mayo Clinic: Freed from the grip of diabetes with pancreas transplant
Mary Shelley struggled for years to control her erratic blood sugar levels, which affected every aspect of her life. A pancreas transplant in 2018 helped her overcome many of the symptoms and side effects of diabetes, and it has allowed her to experience life in ways she never thought possible. When Mary Shelley was 1? [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Science Saturday: Fruit flies rise to the occasion
Fishing them out of a drink, you may not see the benefit of fruit flies. But they are a vital scientific model, and at Mayo Clinic, they are helping researchers investigate a debilitating chemotherapy side effect: nerve damage called "peripheral neuropathy." "The platinum drugs -- cisplatin, carboplatin, oxaliplatin -- are the [most common] drugs used [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Why being a living organ donor is easier than you think
More than 95,000 Americans are waiting for a kidney transplant right now, and most will wait an average of five to 10 years for a viable kidney from a deceased donor. Since you only need one good kidney to be healthy, Dr. Mikel Prieto, a Mayo Clinic transplant surgeon, says becoming a living organ donor [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treating advanced emphysema with lung volume reduction
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How do doctors determine who is a good candidate for minimally invasive lung volume reduction to treat emphysema? Is it possible to have it done if I have only mild emphysema to slow the disease's progression? ANSWER: The procedure you mention is intended for people who have advanced emphysema that no longer [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Living With Cancer: Testicular microlithiasis and testicular cancer
Testicular microlithiasis: Is it linked with testicular cancer?? Testicular microlithiasis is an uncommon condition in which small clusters of calcium form in the testicles. A number of studies show a relationship between testicular microlithiasis and testicular cancer. However, it remains unclear whether having testicular microlithiasis is an independent risk factor for testicular cancer. Learn more [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Consumer Health: Is your usual spring cold actually spring allergies?
Cold or allergy: Which is it? If you tend to get colds that develop suddenly and occur at the same time every year, it's possible that what you're experiencing is seasonal allergies. Although colds and seasonal allergies share some of the same symptoms, they are very different conditions.?Learn more from Dr. James Steckelberg, an emeritus [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: What's an aneurysm?
An aneurysm is an abnormal bulge or ballooning in the wall of a blood vessel. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 6 million people are living with unruptured brain aneurysms. Dr. Bernard Bendok, a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon, says a ruptured aneurysm can be life-threatening. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute https://youtu.be/WrTqzHnDRCQ Journalists: [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Making Mayo's Recipes: Lentil ragout stew
Any color of lentils may be used in this thick stew, but red lentils will give the dish a beautiful rich color. Each Thursday, one of the more than 100 video recipes from the?Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program?is?featured on the Mayo Clinic News Network -- just in time for you to try over the weekend. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Women's Wellness: Still need a Pap smear after hysterectomy?
It depends. Pap test, also called a Pap smear, is a routine screening test for early diagnosis of cervical cancer. If you had a partial hysterectomy -- when the uterus is removed but the lower end of the uterus (cervix) remains -- your health care provider will likely recommend continued Pap tests. Similarly, if you [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Chia - it's not just a pet
You've probably seen the commercial at some point. Chia Pets are fun figurines that grow chia sprouts that resemble an animal's fur or human hair. But chia also is something you can eat, and it has some serious health benefits. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute https://youtu.be/ujd-a_8uTQk Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1:00) is in the downloads at [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Home Remedies: Steps to help relieve sinusitis
These self-help steps can help relieve sinusitis symptoms: Drink fluids. Water or juice will help dilute mucous secretions and promote drainage. Avoid beverages that contain caffeine or alcohol, as they can be dehydrating. Drinking alcohol can also worsen the swelling of the lining of the sinuses and nose. Moisten your sinus cavities. Drape a towel [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Mindfulness: Connecting spirituality and stress relief
Taking the path less traveled by exploring your spirituality can lead to a clearer life purpose, better personal relationships and enhanced stress management skills. Some stress relief tools are very tangible: exercising more, eating healthy foods and talking with friends. A less tangible -- but no less useful -- way to find stress relief is [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Infographic: Transcatheter mitral valve repair
Learn more about mitral valve repair and mitral valve replacement. Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Childhood vaccines: Tough questions, straight answers
Do vaccines cause autism? Is it OK to skip certain vaccines? Get the facts on these and other common questions. Childhood vaccines protect children from a variety of serious or potentially fatal diseases, including diphtheria, measles, mumps, rubella, polio, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis) and others. If these diseases seem uncommon -- or even unheard of [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Why tennis is great for the heart and mind but rough on the wrist
Tennis is one of the healthiest sports you can play, but that doesn't mean there aren't risks. Dr. Sanj Kakar, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic hand and wrist surgeon, says tennis can be quite rough on the wrists. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute https://youtu.be/rhhGr-V4v1I Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0:59) is in the downloads?at the end of [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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In the Loop: Gabe's bell to 'honor the fighting, remember the resting, and party on with the survivors'
Gabe Carranza walked into the lobby on the 16th floor of the Mayo Building. It was a walk he'd made more times than he could count over the past three years and 70 days. But this walk was different. It marked the end of Gabe's treatment for?acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The lobby was filled with family, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Revealing the cause of unexplained fainting
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I had a fainting spell the other day, which had never happened to me before in my 64 years. I don't feel unwell, but a friend I was with at the time insists I should see my doctor. Is that necessary? What would they be looking for? ANSWER: Yes, make an appointment [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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