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Housecall: Understanding ? and avoiding ? the common cold
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES What do you know about the common cold?? It's that time of year when everyone seems to be coming down with a cold. The common cold is a viral infection of your nose and throat. While it's usually harmless, it may not feel that way. Find out how you might avoid [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Infectious Diseases A-Z: Antibiotics in farm animals
The World Health Organization is urging countries to restrict the use of antibiotics in food animal production. Food producers in many countries feed?low-dose antibiotics to farm animals to encourage the animals to grow bigger and faster,?which, in return, contributes to the antibiotic resistance in bacteria. Mayo Clinic pediatric infectious diseases specialist?Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, says, "When [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Benefits of chocolate: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Chocolate lovers listen up! ?In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Stephen Kopecky tells us about the heart benefits of chocolate. To listen, click the link below. Benefits of Chocolate (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 11/18/17
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 11/18/17 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Brent Bauer, director of the Mayo Clinic Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program, discusses how complementary techniques can enhance conventional medicine and?shares the new Mayo Clinic?book,?Mayo Clinic: The Integrative Guide to Good Health.?Also on the podcast, Dr. Michael Camilleri, a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Research shows newer blood thinners have lower risk of kidney function decline
About 3 million Americans have atrial fibrillation (A-fib). And while blood thinners can drastically decrease their stroke risk, new research shows the drugs could damage their kidneys. People with A-fib often have problems with blood clots forming that can lead to strokes. To prevent the clots, health care providers generally prescribe these patients with anticoagulant [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Sharing Mayo Clinic: Gaining fresh perspective
Diagnosed with breast cancer at 27, Sara Martinek persevered through treatment with the support of her family, friends and care team, and she came out on the other side with a new appreciation for what matters in life. Written by Sara Martinek Almost everyone knows someone who has been affected by?cancer. Like most people, I [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Science Saturday: Where future cures come from
A new director brings wisdom and passion to training bilingual physician-scientists. For?Kendall Lee, M.D., Ph.D., being bilingual starts with language and extends to the training of physician-scientists. Born in a South Korean fishing village, he learned English only after moving to the United States at age 10. Dr. Lee is now a neurosurgeon and director [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Living With Cancer: Understanding pancreatic cancer
Pancreatic cancer: An overview? November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, which makes it a good time to learn more about this disease. Pancreatic cancer begins in the pancreas ? an organ that secretes enzymes that aid digestion and hormones that regulate the metabolism of sugars. Pancreatic cancer, which typically spreads rapidly to nearby organs, seldom [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Amazon Alexa offers Mayo Clinic First Aid
Amazon Alexa is giving voice to the first-aid information on mayoclinic.org. Mayo Clinic has introduced a voice-driven software application ? what Amazon calls a skill ? for Alexa-enabled devices. Once enabled by the user, the Mayo Clinic First-Aid skill provides care instructions for dozens of everyday mishaps and other common household issues. https://youtu.be/CQfezyjzU78 Watch: The [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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The mind diet: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Eating right is a big part of staying physically fit. ?In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Donald Hensrud tells us eating right is important for staying mentally fit as well. To listen, click the link below. The Mind Diet (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Consumer Health: Long-distance caregiving
Caregiving: Tips for long-distance caregivers National Family Caregivers Month, celebrated each November, is a time to recognize and honor family caregivers. Long-distance caregiving poses unique challenges.?From coordinating services to managing finances to checking in by regular phone calls or video chats, there are a number of ways you can aid a loved one from afar. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Understanding and treating long QT syndrome
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently read that long QT syndrome is quite common. What is it, and how is it diagnosed? I have read that fainting may be one sign of the disorder. Can long QT syndrome be treated? ANSWER: Long QT syndrome is a heart rhythm disorder that is diagnosed due to symptoms, an [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: New smoking cessation study
If you're using the American Cancer Society's?Great American Smokeout?as part of an effort to quit smoking, join Drs.?J. Taylor Hays?and?David Midthun?on Friday, Nov. 17, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. CST, for a Facebook Live conversation?to discuss: Learn more about: Lung cancer screening Tobacco dependence treatments Smoking cessation A study on the effectiveness of increased communication [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Making Mayo's Recipes: Upgrade classic potato dishes with cauliflower
Are you serving potatoes for a Thanksgiving side dish? Try upgrading your classic potato dishes with cauliflower. Cauliflower is a?cruciferous vegetable that's rich in vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients ? plant-based compounds that are being studied for their role in lowering inflammation and reducing the risk of developing cancer. Plus, it pairs perfectly with potatoes. When [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Women's Wellness: Getting ready to get pregnant
DEAR MAYO CLINIC:?I?m 26 years old, and my partner and I would like to have a baby within the next year. Are there things I can do now, before I get pregnant, that will make it more likely our baby will be healthy? ANSWER:?You?re wise to be thinking about this now. There are lifestyle steps [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Something to Think About: Meaningful and precious
Dr. Amit Sood??says. "Every stranger could have been your friend or loved one." Dear friend, SNR 172. I don?t know if this means anything to you?perhaps a user ID, a password, a bank locker number, or even an acronym. It meant nothing to me either until it was assigned as the license-plate number for our [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Does giving peanuts to babies reduce allergy risk?
To avoid severe allergic reactions to peanuts, the American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended that children under 3 should not eat peanut products. Dr. Gerald Volcheck, a Mayo Clinic allergist, says recommendations have changed, thanks to research that shows exposure to peanuts may help prevent peanut allergies in high-risk children. https://youtu.be/yBE16smDLsw Watch: The Mayo Clinic [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Kidney cancer gene discovery: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, we hear how genetics continues to play a larger role in the fight against kidney cancer. To listen, click the link below. Kidney Cancer Gene Discovery (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Home Remedies: Bothersome boils
Boils Boils can occur anywhere on your skin, but appear mainly on your face, neck, armpits, buttocks or thighs ? hair-bearing areas where you're most likely to sweat or experience friction. Signs and symptoms of a boil usually include: A painful, red bump that starts out about the size of a pea Red, swollen skin [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Infographic: ACL injury prevention
Learn more about ACL Injury Prevention. Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com? (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Lifelong strategies for preventing dementia
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Do puzzles and other activities or apps that claim to lower one?s risk of developing dementia actually work? Are there other things people can do to decrease the risk? ANSWER: Doing activities that stimulate your brain may reduce your risk of developing dementia. But it?s more complex than taking up puzzles or [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Millions of Americans have hypertension under new blood pressure guidelines
The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association released new blood pressure guidelines on Monday, Nov. 13, that will classify millions more Americans as having hypertension. The new guidelines lowered the blood pressure range of what is considered normal. That means people whose blood pressure used to be considered high normal or prehypertension [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Tips to lower high blood pressure: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Stephen Kopecky has tips to keep your blood pressure under control. To listen, click the link below. Tips to Lower High Blood Pressure (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Tuesday Tips: 8 tricks for remembering your meds
Taking medication exactly as directed is critical for your health. Here are 8 ways to help you remember how and when to take your pills. Watch: 8 tricks for remembering your meds. https://youtu.be/pu2B7TJAn3A Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1:21) is in the downloads. (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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In the Loop: Veteran's pinning ceremony brings closure and gratitude
He knew he didn't have much time left. His family knew it. His hospice care team knew it, too. So after learning their patient was a veteran, one of the Mayo Clinic Hospice team members asked if he would like to have a brief ceremony to recognize his military service. He agreed and a ceremony [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Does forgetfulness when you're young mean you'll get Alzheimer's disease?
Just about everyone misplaces their cellphones or house keys now and then. But how much forgetfulness is normal? Does forgetfulness indicate that you'll develop dementia later in life? Dr. Ronald Petersen, a Mayo Clinic neurologist, has insight into what absentmindedness means for your future. https://youtu.be/zzD8blp6V9w Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1:00) [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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ICU bypass after transplant: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
It's standard practice for transplant patients to spend time in the intensive care unit after surgery. ?In the Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. C. Burcin Taner explains why some of his patients are skipping that step. To listen, click the link below. ICU Bypass After Transplant (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 11/11/17
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 11/11/17 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. David Midthun, a pulmonary and critical care physician at Mayo Clinic, and Dr. J. Taylor Hays, an internal medicine specialist at Mayo Clinic, explain how a new study?combines lung cancer screening with proactive referrals and increased communication to help people quit smoking.?Also on [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic announces 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Stephen Challachombe, Ph.D., Donald Greydanus, M.D., Robert Nirschl, M.D., Thomas Spelsberg, Ph.D. and Robert Waller, M.D., recently were named honorees at the 2017 Mayo Clinic Distinguished Alumni Award ceremony. The award acknowledges and shows appreciation for the exceptional contributions of Mayo Clinic alumni to the field of medicine. Stephen Challachombe, Ph.D. Dr. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association announce new blood pressure guidelines
The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association announced new comprehensive guidelines for evaluating blood pressure Monday, November 13 that will drastically increase the number of Americans who have hypertension. The committee that drafted the new guidelines lowered the blood pressure range of what is considered normal. That means people whose blood pressure [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Sharing Mayo Clinic: Sleeping soundly and seizure-free
After years of dealing with nighttime seizures, an Illinois man found the relief he sought after Mayo Clinic surgeons precisely mapped the source of his seizures. Evan Bachtold's wife, Rachel, used to be afraid of going to sleep. Lying next to her husband, who had epilepsy, each sound he uttered and every move he made [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo's first face transplant patient meets donor's family
"Thank you so much." It is a heartfelt message Andy Sandness has been eager to deliver personally ever since becoming Mayo Clinic's first face transplant recipient in 2016. His opportunity finally arrived recently, when he met the widow of his donor, Lilly Ross. She was every bit as eager to see and hear for herself [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Rise in Type 2 diabetes in young people
With more than 30 million Americans and 500 million people worldwide diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, Dr. Robert Rizza, a?Mayo Clinic endocrinologist, says it's time to start calling Type 2 diabetes an epidemic. He says the fact that people are being diagnosed at younger ages more commonly than ever only strengthens the argument that the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Rheumatoid arthritis and kidney disease: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Rheumatoid arthritis is known for it's affects on the joints, but as we learn in this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, the kidney?can also be at risk. To listen, click the link below. Rheumatoid Arthritis and Kidney Disease (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Living With Cancer: Stomach cancer
Stomach cancer: An overview November is Stomach Cancer Awareness Month, which makes it 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 [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Consumer Health: Help for dry skin as the seasons change
Moisturizers: Options for softer, healthier skin? Fall's cooler temperatures and lower humidity may be drying out your skin. Moisturizers prevent and treat dry skin, protect sensitive skin, improve skin tone and texture, and mask imperfections. Here are some tips for finding the right moisturizer for your dry skin. *** Also in today's tips ... Quit [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Diagnosing ovarian cancer
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Why is ovarian cancer almost always diagnosed when it?s already late-stage? Are there any tests that can help health care providers detect ovarian cancer earlier? Who?s at risk for this disease? ANSWER: Ovarian cancer is hard to detect in its early stages, because symptoms are usually either nonexistent or they are vague. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Something to Think About: Reframe your hurts
Dr. Amit Sood?says, "Let your moments of pain remind you to practice deeper gratitude, compassion, acceptance, meaning, and forgiveness." Dear friend, Acute back pain, particularly the kind where one wrong twist can send you into severe pain, changes every aspect of life, at least for a few days. Sitting, lying, walking, eating, sleeping?during every single [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Fruit and veggie food safety
Too lazy to wash your fruits and veggies? Here are a few statistics that may inspire you. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says about 48 million people are stricken with foodborne illness each year.?One hundred twenty-eight thousand?are hospitalized. Approximately 3,000 people die. "I have been seeing a lot of stomach viruses, gastroenteritis, a [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Straightening scoliosis: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute we hear the story of a little boy with a bad case of scoliosis and what doctors did to treat him. To listen, click the link below. Straightening Scoliosis (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Infographic: Executive lifestyle risks
Learn more about executive health risks. Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com? (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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What is Hashimoto?s disease?
Your thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ on the front of your neck. Its main function is to produce a thyroid hormone that regulates your metabolism. Hypothyroidism occurs when a person's thyroid function decreases. Hashimoto thyroditis, also known as Hashimoto?s disease, is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the U.S. ?Hashimoto?s disease causes chronic [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Home Remedies: Problems with pink eye
Pink eye (conjunctivitis) is an inflammation or infection of the transparent membrane (conjunctiva) that lines your eyelid and covers the white part of your eyeball. When small blood vessels in the conjunctiva become inflamed, they're more visible. This is what causes the whites of your eyes to appear reddish or pink. Pink eye is commonly [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Fish oil supplements and dry eyes
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it true that fish oil or an omega-3 supplement can help people with dry eyes? If I decide to take them, do omega-3 supplements have any side effects I should worry about? ANSWER: Research suggests that taking an omega-3 fatty acid supplement can reduce symptoms of dry eyes. Omega-3 supplements are [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Is Alzheimer's Type 3 diabetes?
This study has furthered our understanding of [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Primary care for stress and anxiety: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, we hear from Dr. Elizabeth Cozine on the role primary care physicians can play in helping to reduce stress and anxiety. To listen, click the link below. Primary Care for Stress and Anxiety (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic implements Epic at Mayo Clinic Health System sites in Minnesota
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Mayo Clinic?s move toward a single, integrated electronic health record and billing system continues with the implementation of Epic at Mayo Clinic Health System sites in Minnesota. Epic, which went live at those sites on Nov. 4, will replace the three electronic health record systems that Mayo Clinic now uses. The system [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Tuesday Tips: 6 simple ways to lose a little weight
Losing just 3-5 percent of your body weight has major health benefits.That's a great excuse to start small. Watch: 6 simple ways to lose a little weight. Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1:11) is in the downloads. https://youtu.be/mDHGaU_jGrQ (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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In the Loop: Mayo physician dispels popular coffee misconceptions
Is coffee good or bad for us? How much is too much? Can it stunt growth? Donald Hensrud, M.D., director of Mayo Clinic's Healthy Living Program, provides answers to these much-debated questions. The greatest of all holidays ??International Coffee Day?? was celebrated by all (we assume) on Sept. 29. If you're like us, though, you [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Healing with hyperbaric oxygen therapy
Diving deep and flying high,?Mayo Clinic's Hyperbaric and Altitude Medicine program is approaching 10 years of service in Rochester, Minnesota. Although?hyperbaric oxygen therapy is rooted in medical science, the process still strikes some people as a bit of a mystery. "Many individuals have strong opinions as to what it is and what it isn?t," says [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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