Mayo Clinic Q and A: Light therapy for seasonal affective disorder
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Once daylight saving time ends, I find it difficult as it gets darker earlier. I also notice that I get a bit more depressed in the winter. My friend suggested a light box for seasonal affective disorder. What is a light box? And can it be helpful in improving my mood? ANSWER: Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is a type of depression that typically occurs each year during fall and winter. If you're like… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 20, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Relationship between food, disease stronger than you may think
The phrase "you are what you eat" is commonly used in conversations about health and the connection between food and the body. Eating an unhealthy diet can have serious consequences and can increase someone's risk of dying from heart disease, stroke and Type 2 diabetes.In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Stephen Kopecky, a preventive cardiologist at Mayo Clinic, discusses the relationship between food and disease. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute https://youtu.be/aNmXH5WIzb0 Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1:13) is in… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic modeling reveals expected peak, rapid drop in COVID-19 cases
The U.S. hasn't yet reached a national peak in the surge of the omicron variant. But experts say it is coming soon. COVID-19 cases are beginning to plateau in certain parts of the country. Mayo Clinic's Predictive Analytics Task Force has been tracking COVID-19 cases in the U.S. since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts have been involved in building and maintaining predictive modeling for COVID-19 that allows clinic leaders to make informed decisions… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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1-20-2022 Media Only News Briefing: Kids and the pandemic: Tips to help protect their mental and physical well-being
On Thursday, Jan. 20, Nusheen Ameenuddin, M.D., a Mayo Clinic pediatrician and Janice Schreier, a clinical therapist at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Wis., discussed the trends in mental and physical well-being from toddlers to teenagers as well as steps parents and caregivers can take to help kids better navigate the pandemic. Journalists who have already registered on the News Network can log into their accounts to download a recording of the Zoom briefing… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Consumer Health: Blood donation saves lives; are you a donor?
January is National Blood Donor Month, which makes this a good time to become a blood donor. Nearly 16 million blood components are transfused each year in the U.S., according to the American Red Cross. Daily needs include 29,000 units of red blood cells, 5,000 units of platelets and 6,500 units of plasma. People need a blood transfusion for many reasons. Some may need blood during surgery. Others depend on it after an accident or because they… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Why getting infected with COVID-19 is still a bad idea
With the highly transmissible omicron variant spread across the U.S., it may seem inevitable that most people will get infected with COVID-19. But Mayo Clinic experts explain why it is important to continue to be vigilant and take measures to avoid COVID-19 infection. "One of the many negatives about saying, 'Well, I'll just go ahead and get infected and get it over with' is you can spread the virus to highly vulnerable people," says Dr.… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Why Black women need to be screened for cervical cancer
While all women can develop cervical cancer, non-Hispanic Black women are more likely to be diagnosed and die of cervical cancer, compared to white women in the U.S.This disparity is not due to genetic differences among white, Black or Hispanic women, but rather related to systemic racism, access to health care and socioeconomic factors, says Dr. Olivia Cardenas-Trowers, a Mayo Clinic urogynecologist. That is why she encourages women to learn more about this often-avoidable cancer… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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1-19-2022 Media Only News Briefing: Predictive Modeling
On Wednesday, Jan. 19, Curtis Storlie, Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic data scientist, and Conor Loftus, M.D., chair, Mayo Clinic outpatient practice, addressed questions related to the predictive modeling of COVID-19 and how it ’s used at Mayo Clinic. Shortly after COVID-19 began appearing in the U.S., Mayo Clinic's Predictive Analytics Task Force began tracking it. The team of experts consists of members from Mayo Clinic Quality and the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: How to be healthier in 2022
As the new year rolls on, sticking to a healthy lifestyle doesn't hinge only on days spent at the gym. With goals in mind and a checkup with your health care provider, 2022 could be one of the best years for your mind and body. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute https://youtu.be/eyM4_zUMw0U Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1:00) is in the downloads at the end of the post.Please "Courtesy: Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. Is your health… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: At-home tests for COVID-19
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: With COVID-19 continuing to be a concern, should I stock up on at-home COVID-19 tests so I don't have to wait in long lines to get tested elsewhere? What kind of tests are sold over the counter, and what should I know before purchasing them? ANSWER: The emergence of the new omicron COVID-19 variant has increased the number of COVID-19 infections around the U.S. and heightened the public's awareness of testing options. As a… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Advocacy groups can help patients, physicians connect
Patient advocacy and support organizations play an important role for patients suffering with diseases or conditions. The goal of these groups is to connect members with others who may be in similar situations and locate resources to manage or treat their condition. But patients aren't the only ones who benefit from these connections. Physicians and researchers also can benefit from getting involved. "Taking care of patients is my passion," says Dr. A. Noelle Larson, a… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 17, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

What will be the future 'new normal' with COVID-19?
Jan. 21 marks two years since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported in the U.S. In that time, the nation has made strides to keep the virus in check as much as possible with testing, masking, social distancing, vaccines and other precautionary measures. Despite that fact, nearly 850,000 people in the U.S. have died from COVID-19. Will living in a pandemic be the "new normal" for everyone in the future? Or will COVID-19… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Lifestyle changes can be critical for kidney transplant patients' long-term survival
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Cancer, infections and heart disease pose the greatest risk to kidney transplant recipients ― not organ rejection ― according to a recently published Mayo Clinic study. Researchers discovered that recipient death due to factors other than organ rejection is the leading cause for transplanted kidney loss. Only 1 in 4 transplanted kidney losses were caused by organ rejection. "Immunosuppression medication to prevent rejection is often the focus when caring for patients posttransplant.… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Sharing Mayo Clinic: A glimmer of hope
While Gregor Heinrich never could have imagined that testicular cancer was related to his problems with vision and gait, learning he was positive for KLHL11 protein biomarkers meant he could receive treatment for both the cancer and the illness behind it. When Gregor Heinrich visited Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, in November 2019 seeking a second opinion for puzzling symptoms thought to be related to multiple sclerosis, he wasn ’t sure what doctors might discover. Plagued by peculiar… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Science Saturday: Boosting access for next-generation biotherapies
Enhanced access to regenerative treatments is needed so new healing solutions become broadly available in clinical care, according to Mayo Clinic research. Achieving validity, utility and mass customization would help realize the regenerative biotherapeutics potential, a Mayo Clinic study reports in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences. "Emerging individualized biotherapies call for on-demand solutions tailored to patient needs and at-cost distribution," says Andre Terzic, M.D., Ph.D., senior author of the study. Dr. Terzic is the Marriott Family Director, Comprehensive… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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