Mayo Clinic Minute: Upsides and downsides of napping
A new study found that taking naps may help your brain process information it receives unconsciously. The Journal of Sleep Research study suggests what a person perceives unconsciously is processed during sleep, and naps may aid a person's decision-making when he or she is awake. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Jeff Olsen speaks with Dr. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Why breast cancer survivors need mammograms
Breast cancer survivors are not getting the recommended number of mammograms following surgery, according to a recent study?led by?Dr. Kathryn Ruddy, a Mayo Clinic oncologist. The mammogram screening study found that one year after surgery, 13 percent of breast cancer survivors had not followed up with any breast imaging. And only 50 percent of patients [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Using emojis to track cancer patients: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Treating cancer patients, with all of their symptoms, can be complicated. But a Mayo Clinic study shows communicating how a patient is managing treatment may be as simple as a scale of emoji faces. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute,??Dr. Carrie Thompson, a hematologist at Mayo Clinic who led the study, says the results [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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CDC reports an increase in cases of rare acute flaccid myelitis
An uptick in cases of?acute flaccid myelitis?has been reported since August 2014, according to the?Centers for Disease and Control (CDC). To date, the CDC has received information from across the U.S. of more than 360 cases. Six of those cases have been recorded in Minnesota since September. Acute flaccid myelitis is a polio like condition [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: What causes hiccups?
Faking hiccups ? including the "hic" sound ? is pretty easy. Getting rid of the real ones can be difficult. "It?s all an involuntary contraction of the diaphragm, followed by closure of the vocal cords that leads to that characteristic sound," explains Dr. Mark V. Larson, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist. https://youtu.be/OZBOvk1StKc Watch: The Mayo Clinic [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Why kids need to play: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In a recent report, the American Academy of Pediatrics stresses the importance of letting children play. They say unstructured play allows for proper development and relieves toxic stress.? In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute,??Dr. Angela Mattke, agrees that this type of playtime is important for good health. To listen, click the link below. Why [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Screening teens for depression risk
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: At her most recent well-child checkup, my 13-year-old daughter was given a questionnaire about depression, even though she doesn?t have any symptoms of depression. Is screening for depression typical at her age? If so, how are the answers used? ANSWER: Major depression is common. It?s estimated that up to 8 percent of [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Osteoporosis affects men, too
Worldwide, 1 in 3 women over age 50 will experience a bone fracture due to osteoporosis, according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation. But it's not just women, as 1 in 5 men over age 50 also will have the same issue. Jason Howland has more in this Mayo Clinic Minute. https://youtu.be/aoABpSBjj7g Watch: The Mayo Clinic [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Infographic: Employee health pays dividends for business
Learn more about employee and executive health. Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com? (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Mindfulness: Tai chi is a gentle way to fight stress
If you're looking for a way to reduce stress, consider tai chi (TIE-CHEE). Originally developed for self-defense, tai chi has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that's now used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions. Often described as meditation in motion, tai chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements. What [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Home Remedies: What about those wrinkles?
Wrinkles are a natural part of aging, especially for the face, neck, hands and forearms. But some people are more prone to wrinkles based on sun-exposure and other factors. Although genetics mainly determine skin structure and texture, sun exposure is a major cause of wrinkles, especially for fair-skinned people. Pollutants and smoking, also contribute to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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In the Loop: Breast cancer survivor continues to (up) lift her way through life
When she was diagnosed with breast cancer, Marianne Huebner feared her days of competitive weightlifting were over. Her care team at Mayo Clinic had other ideas. Marianne Huebner, Ph.D., was just a few months into her newly adopted hobby of weightlifting when she noticed a small lump on one of her breasts during a?self-exam. "I [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Calf muscle injury common in runners over 40
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I tore my calf muscle while running a few months ago and went to physical therapy for treatment. It seemed to heal well, but last weekend I tried running for the first time since the injury. After a couple of miles, I felt a strain in my calf. Is there anything else [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Tuesday Tips: 10 ways to accept help when you have cancer
It's not easy to accept help when you have cancer, but here are some examples of what might be good decisions to consider when you're feeling overwhelmed.? Make a list of what needs to get done. Match tasks with people. Have an answer for, "What can I do?" And don't worry about thank-you notes. Watch:?10 [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Housecall: Nutrition for exercise
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES 7 nutrition rules that will fuel your workout? Your body needs the right fuel to run well. What you eat, and when, affects your energy level and how well you recover from a workout.?Fueling up for exercise is as easy as following these simple, well-established rules of a healthy diet. Fall [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 9/29/18
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 9/29/18 On this week's Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Shanda Blackmon, a thoracic surgeon at Mayo Clinic, explains lung cancer screening and surgical options for treating the disease. Dr. Blackmon also covers?mesothelioma, another type of cancer that often occurs in the tissue surrounding the lungs.?Also on the podcast, Dr. Jamie Van [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Infectious Diseases A-Z: Time to get your flu shot
It's time to pull up your sleeve and get your flu shot. "The best thing you can do to prevent flu infection is to get vaccinated," says Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases specialist at Mayo Clinic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months and older receive their flu [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Consumer Health: Shingles -- if you're over 50, get your vaccination
Shingles: Vaccination can lower your risk? Shingles is a viral infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus ? the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you've had chickenpox, the virus remains inactive in nerve tissue near your spinal cord and brain. Years later, the virus may reactivate as shingles, causing a painful skin rash along nerve [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treatment for Hurthle cell thyroid cancer
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it common to only have a partial thyroidectomy to remove Hurthle cells? My doctor is recommending this procedure, but I wonder if I should have my entire thyroid removed instead to eliminate the risk of the cancer coming back. Would it be better to have a total thyroidectomy? ANSWER: A partial [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Cases of congenital syphilis have more than doubled
The number of babies born in the U.S. with syphilis has more than doubled in the last four years, according?to the?Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). More than 900 cases of the disease were reported in 2017 ? the highest number of recorded cases in the U.S. in 20 years. Congenital syphilis is passed [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Living With Cancer: Prostate cancer screening -- should you get a PSA test?
  Prostate cancer screening? September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Cancer screening tests, including the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test to look for signs of prostate cancer, can be a good idea. Prostate cancer screening can help identify cancer early, when treatment is most effective. And a normal PSA test, combined with a digital rectal [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Does caffeine make depression worse?
There's no clear link between caffeine intake and depression. However, caffeine intake and depression may be linked indirectly for people who are particularly sensitive to the effects of caffeine or who have too much caffeine. Caffeine can cause sleep problems that affect mood. Caffeine can make it harder to fall asleep and stay asleep. Lack [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Antibiotic resistance: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute,?Dr. Pritish Tosh, an infectious diseases specialist at Mayo Clinic, discusses the growing problem of antibiotic resistance. To listen, click the link below. Antibiotic resistance (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Making Mayo's Recipes: Quick quesadillas for an easy dinner solution
If you have a package of whole-wheat tortillas, a cup of cooked chicken or canned beans, and a couple of vegetables in your kitchen, you've got the makings of quick quesadillas. This is a great way to use up leftover zucchini, bell peppers, red onions, tomatoes or frozen corn. You can also toss in cilantro, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Women's Wellness: Tips for guiding girls to a healthy body image
Girls often face significant pressure to look attractive. The quest for a perfect body or appearance can take a heavy toll, though. Find out what you can do to help young girls develop and maintain a healthy body image and self-esteem. Causes of a negative body image Maintaining a healthy body image during adolescence, a [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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New imaging technology aids in prostate cancer diagnosis, treatment
When John Sullivan learned his prostate cancer had returned, after more than 10 years of dormancy, he was understandably anxious. But John has been able to keep his disease in check and continue life as an active retiree after going for treatment at?Mayo Clinic Cancer Center?in Florida. Part of John's treatments involves a cyclotron. The [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: How to get calcium without dairy products
Most people know that milk and other dairy products are a great source of calcium. But if you're restricted from dairy, there are nondairy options for calcium intake in your diet. And some of them might surprise you. https://youtu.be/IrPWfI5m-sQ Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0:59) is in the downloads. Read the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Home Remedies: Coping with conjunctivitis
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 caused [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Integrative Medicine: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
It's taken a long time, but things like acupuncture, meditation and message are becoming more mainstream in western culture. ?In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Brent Bauer discusses the growing use of integrative medicine. To listen, click the link below. Integrative Medicine (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Infographic: Cancer clinical trials
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Zombie cells found in brains of mice prior to cognitive loss
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Zombie cells are the ones that can't die but are equally unable to perform the functions of a normal cell. These zombie, or senescent, cells are implicated in a number of age-related diseases. And with a new letter in Nature, Mayo Clinic researchers have expanded that list. In a mouse model of [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Ovary removal may increase risk of chronic kidney disease
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Premenopausal women who have their ovaries surgically removed face an increased risk of developing chronic kidney disease, according to a Mayo Clinic study published on Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. ?This is the first study that has shown an important link between estrogen deprivation [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic, Pontiac Land collaborating to expand patient care and hospitality in Rochester
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Mayo Clinic and Pontiac Land Group today announced plans to expand the Gonda Building on Mayo?s Rochester campus to support the growing need for additional clinical space, and to offer patients and visitors to the community a premier hospitality experience. The Mayo collaboration with Pontiac Land, a Singapore-based real estate developer, will [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Tuesday Tips: 5 reasons carbs don't deserve such a bad rap
When it comes to mapping out a menu, carbohydrates seem to get a bad rap. But here's the truth behind carbs, and why they're better for you than you think. Watch: 5 reasons carbs don't deserve their bad rap. Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (:58) is in the downloads. https://youtu.be/wcmyL3WFURg (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Infectious Diseases A-Z: Summer and fall enteroviruses affect kids
It's common for kids in the U.S. to get infected with enteroviruses in the summer and fall, says Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases specialist at Mayo Clinic. Enteroviruses is a virus that can cause an infection similar to the common cold and, in some cases, it can cause serious breathing problems. The Centers [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Is taking a daily aspirin really necessary?
This study showed that giving aspirin to all patients to try to reduce heart attack was not beneficial," says Dr. Stephen Kopecky, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Science Saturday: Shuttling through extracellular space
Complex medical issues like transplants, kidney disease, and cancer may be helped by knowing more about how cells communicate. When scientists are lucky, what comes into focus under the microscope also clarifies a new horizon in medicine. One such adventure started with platelet dust. In 1967, the author of an article in the?British Journal of [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: What are dietary lectins and should you avoid eating them?
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I keep reading about weight loss and other health benefits from a diet where people eliminate lectins. Is there any truth to the claim that a lectin-free diet can cure autoimmune diseases and other health problems? ANSWER: No scientific evidence exists to show that eliminating dietary lectins will cure any medical disorders [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Women's Wellness: Ovarian cancer is hard to detect
Ovarian cancer is estimated to affect more than 22,000 women each year and is the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths among women, according to?American Cancer Society. Unlike other gynecologic cancers, there are no screening tests for ovarian cancer. While some women diagnosed with ovarian cancer have elevated levels of the CA 125 protein, the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Stay safe after storm cleanup
Following big storms like Hurricane Florence, emergency departments see an uptick in people who have injuries related to cleaning up. Dr. Michael Boniface, a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine physician, has some important reminders about staying safe while rebuilding. https://youtu.be/zzdBeyeW8ak Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute? Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0:58) is in the downloads. Read the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Making Mayo's Recipes: Fried rice with mushrooms
This fried rice is as flavorful as your favorite takeout version and it's packed with brown rice and veggies. 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 also can [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Are women with hot flashes at risk of sleep apnea?
Menopausal symptoms can be annoying, but did you ever think they could be life-threatening??A Mayo Clinic study found some common menopausal symptoms may be linked to obstructive sleep apnea?? a condition that can lead to serious health issues, including increased risks of?coronary heart disease,?high blood pressure?and?stroke. https://youtu.be/u2RENZT0Pzk Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: Broadcast-quality video [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Infographic: Sports ultrasound
Learn more about physical medicine and rehabilitation. Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com? (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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6 ways individualized medicine is advancing patient care
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Individualized medicine is tapping the human genome in new ways to attack health care disorders, predict risk of disease, make an earlier diagnosis and identify precise therapies. Individualized medicine, also called precision medicine, uses people's information about their genetic blueprints, lifestyles and environments to shape health care. On Wednesday, Sept. 12, Keith [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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The Facts on Type 2 Diabetes: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, we talk to endocrinologist and diabetes researcher Dr. Adrian Vella about what you need to know about Type 2 diabetes. To listen, click the link below. The Facts on Type 2 Diabetes (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Ensure your safety, well-being during Hurricane Florence
Hurricane Florence is hours away from hitting the Carolina coast but it's not too late to review some medical safety steps to consider if you are in the path of the storm. Dr. Michael Boniface, an emergency medicine physician at Mayo Clinic, offers these reminders to help ensure your safety and well-being during the most [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Mindfulness: Practicing mindfulness exercises
Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you're sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment. Practicing mindfulness involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind and help reduce stress. Spending too much time planning, problem-solving, daydreaming, or [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Home Remedies: Cope with stress so it doesn't control you
If you find your home and work schedules full and life is causing you stress, be aware that it can take a toll on your health. Too much stress can affect your mood, making you anxious or restless. It can lead to negative behaviors, such as overeating or eating poorly. And it can attack your [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: What is the 'microbiome,' and how does it affect your weight?
Normally, you think of bacteria as something bad that you should avoid. But, turns out, most of the bacteria inside your gut play an important role in keeping you healthy. That group of gut bacteria is called your "microbiome." Dr. Purna Kashyap, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist who researchers the microbiome, says everyone's is unique to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Oxygen treatment can relieve cluster headaches
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I had an extremely painful headache that was diagnosed as a cluster headache in the emergency department. I was treated with oxygen, and the pain disappeared. Is it common to treat headaches with oxygen, or is this a treatment specific to this type of headache? ANSWER: If you have cluster headaches and [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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