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Mayo Clinic Q and A: How much vitamin D do I need?
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have heard different recommendations from different sources regarding vitamin D. One doctor told my husband that everyone living in the Northern Hemisphere should take a vitamin D supplement every day, even in the summer. What do you recommend? ANSWER: Understanding how much vitamin D you need can be confusing because there [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 25, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: 4 ideas for smarter shopping
How you?shop for?groceries can have a big impact on your overall health. Decisions in a one-hour trip through the supermarket can affect a week's worth of eating. And if the choices are bad, the pounds can add up over time. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, dietitian Angie Murad offers four ideas for smarter, healthier shopping. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 25, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Tomosynthesis: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Sandhya Pruthi tells us more about a new way to look for breast cancer. To listen, click the link below. Tomosynthesis (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 25, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Parasite Wonders: A parasitologist's view of the world
This week's case involves review of the bone marrow biopsy from?an immunocompromised man with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis ? a rare disorder caused by pathologic activation of the immune system?? and fever. He reports travel throughout the U.S. and Italy. What is it? Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Dr. Bobbi Pritt?posts a new case, along with the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 25, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Discovery's Edge: Eye in the storm
The eye?s outermost tissue, the cornea, is a bit more substantial than you might imagine. It?s made up of lots of types of cells and structural proteins, arranged in highly organized layers. At about 560 ?m (1/45 of an inch), the cornea is transparent, but about as thick and bendy as a credit card. For [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 25, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

In the Loop: Childhood fascination with ambulances leads to saving lives
Some people collect coins or stamps. Roger White, M.D., decided to collect something that required a bit more storage space: vintage ambulances. "I had a 1952 Pontiac, a 1972 Pontiac, 1974 Oldsmobile," Dr. White, co-medical director of Mayo Clinic Medical Transport, tells Brett Berhoff, contributor to?The Huffington Post. "I bought the last Cadillac ambulance built [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 25, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Housecall: Safety tips for older drivers
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Older drivers: 7 tips for driver safety Sometimes, driving can be challenging for older adults. Follow these safety tips for older drivers, from staying physically active to planning ahead and updating your skills. Stress symptoms: Effects on your body and behavior You may think illness is to blame for that muscle [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 24, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Highway health
As the school year winds down and weather improves, many people take to the highway for road trips. At the same time, many others commute long distances to work. With so many people on the roads, accidents happen. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that there were an estimated 3.9 million emergency department [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 24, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Low-carb diet findings and cautions: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
A new Mayo Clinic study shows low-carbohydrate diets are slightly more effective for weight loss than low-fat diets. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Heather Fields further explains the study's findings and notes important cautions that come with a diet low in carbohydrates. To listen, click the link below. Low-carb diet findings and [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 24, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo research shows surgery adds years for kidney cancer patients
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered that surgery could more than double life expectancy for many patients with late-stage kidney cancer, giving them anywhere from two to almost 10 years more than they?d have without the surgery. A paper, published recently in The Journal of Urology, found a ?clinically meaningful difference in survival? [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 24, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

#MayoClinicRadio Podcast: 4/22/17
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 4/22/17 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, orthopedic surgeon?Dr. Norman Turner III?discusses treatment for common foot problems and ways to prevent them. Also on the program, parasitologist Dr. Bobbi Pritt has an update on the Lyme disease predictions for 2017. And critical care physician and sleep medicine expert Dr. Timothy Morgenthaler?tries [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 24, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: The fight against antibiotic resistance
Antibiotics have been credited with saving countless lives. Penicillin, discovered in 1928 by Sir Alexander Fleming, is recognized as one of the greatest advances in therapeutic medicine. The life-saving drug, which was first mass produced in the U.S. during World War II, helped launch the golden era of antibiotics. Today, medical researchers have a concern [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 24, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Sharing Mayo Clinic: Persistence propels patient through double-lung transplant
Steve Shank knows what it's like to face an uphill climb. Despite being legally blind and affected by albinism, he has been an avid bicyclist for years, competing in 100-mile rides on the rolling hills of Iowa. The arduous contests challenged Steve physically and mentally, giving the Iowa City native an ability to endure difficult [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 23, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Heart attack symptoms in women
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it true that women have different symptoms of a heart attack than men? If so, why does this happen, and what are the symptoms in women? ANSWER: Heart attack?symptoms in women can be similar to those in men, but there are some crucial differences. Women?s symptoms tend to be more subtle [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 22, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Targeting cancer: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, we hear from Dr. John Cheville on how precision medicine is being used in the fight against cancer. To listen, click the link below. Targeting Cancer (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 21, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: 3 tips for controlling sugar in your diet
Even if you pass on dessert and avoid sweet drinks, you may be consuming more sugar than you realize. That's because it?s added to many foods and beverages. Added sugars?hike calories in your food?but don?t boost nutrition. And these sugars increase your chance for weight issues, vitamin deficiency and tooth decay. The Office of Disease [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 21, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Italian meatballs
Weekend cooking project: Make meatballs and chill in fridge.?These Italian meatballs are the perfect make-ahead meal. You can freeze uncooked meatballs in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Each Friday one of the 100+ tasty video recipes from the?Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program?is?featured on the Mayo Clinic News Network, just in time for [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 21, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Home Remedies: A first-aid acronym called PRICE
There's any easy way to remember what to do when you twist an ankle, injure a muscle or suffer any other mild sprain or strain. It's a first-aid ?strategy called PRICE. The acronym stands for: Protect the area to avoid pain and further injury. Rest to promote healing. Ice the injury?to reduce inflammation. Compress the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 21, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Consumer Health Tips: Living with Parkinson's disease
Living with Parkinson's disease If you've received a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, you'll need to work closely with your doctor to find a treatment plan that offers you the greatest relief from symptoms with the fewest side effects. Certain lifestyle changes also may make living with Parkinson's disease easier. *** Also in today's tips ... [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic PathWays: What's the diagnosis?
This week's case study reviews colon biopsies from a 55-year-old woman with no significant medical history who presented to the emergency department with abdominal pain, bloating and loose stools. Can you make the diagnosis? View the case and make your diagnosis. Learn more about Mayo Clinic PathWays. (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Tumor software: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr.?George Vasmatzis comments on software that is helping genetically decode some cancer tumors. To listen, click the link below. Tumor Software (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: How often do kids need to shampoo?
A child?s hair-washing routine depends on age, activity level and ethnicity, according to dermatologists. The American Academy of Dermatology?s guidelines say, older, more active kids generally need to shampoo more often. However, there are exceptions. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, pediatric dermatologist Dr. Dawn Davis gives some advice on how often your child should shampoo [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Infographic: Esophageal cancer
Learn more about esophageal cancer. Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com? (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Women's Wellness: Blood pressure, estrogen and menopause
What's the connection between estrogen and blood pressure? Mayo Clinic anesthesiologist?and exercise expert?Dr. Michael Joyner says,?"One of the things that happens when you look at blood pressure in men and women, you see two very different patterns."?He adds, "We?ve also discovered that estrogen plays a key role in explaining why blood pressure is lower in [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Understanding and managing familial hypercholesterolemia
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What is familial hypercholesterolemia? Is that just another way of talking about high cholesterol? How is it diagnosed? ANSWER: Familial hypercholesterolemia?is not the same as a typical case of high cholesterol. Familial hypercholesterolemia is an inherited condition that affects the way the body processes cholesterol. It results in high cholesterol in the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 18, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Multiple Mayo Clinic campuses recognized by Practice Greenhealth for environmental stewardship
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Mayo Clinic?campuses in Jacksonville, Florida; Rochester; Eau Claire, Wisconsin; and La Crosse, Wisconsin, have been awarded for their sustainability efforts by?Practice Greenhealth, a national organization dedicated to reducing the impact health care institutions have on the environment. Mayo Clinic?s Rochester campus and?Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire each received the 2017 [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 18, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Interval training fights aging
There's no question that exercise is good for your health. Revving up your heart rate fights conditions such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes. And a new Mayo Clinic study shows a specific type of exercise ? interval training ? may reverse some of the effects of aging, keeping you younger and healthier longer. In [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 18, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Protecting babies from eczema risk: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
This study emphasizes?the importance of [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 18, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Parasite Wonders: A parasitologist's view of the world
This week's case?involves a middle-aged man from West Africa who presented with a chief complaint of worms in his stool. Four tan-white objects were received in saline, and an egg was expressed from one of them. What is it? Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Dr. Bobbi Pritt?posts a new case, along with the answer to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 18, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

In the Loop: Transplant patient dedicates donated home to care team
In the mountains of Guatemala, in a small Mayan village called Xepatan, is a house. A newly constructed house that sits in stark contrast to the cane and dirt floor homes found throughout the rest of this farming town. This house was built by volunteers from Constru Casa ? a nonprofit organization that works to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 18, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Discovery's Edge: Mayo Clinic and NASA ? Exploring two frontiers
Space?with near-zero gravity, no atmosphere, and extremes of heat and cold?is an unusual and often hostile environment. But it?s also an opportunity?for medical researchers who see maladies and phenomena they can scarcely examine in the familiar environment of Earth. Several Mayo Clinic researchers and clinicians are working with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 18, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Housecall: Planning ahead for safe travels
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Deep vein thrombosis: Prevention If vacation plans are in your future, plan ahead to stay safe on the way. Sitting for long stretches in a car or plane raises your risk for blood clots. Here's how to avoid them. Mediterranean diet: A heart-healthy eating plan If you're looking for a heart-healthy [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 17, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Register to give life
For the fourth year in a row,?a record number or organ transplants were performed in 2016 in the U.S.?Since 2012, the annual number of transplants has increased 20 percent according to the United Network for Organ Sharing. April is National Give Life Month, so it's a particularly good time to sign up and help continue [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 17, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis and cardiovascular risk: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, we hear from Dr. Eric Matteson on the increased cardiovascular risk for women with rheumatoid arthritis. To listen, click the link below. RA and CV Risk (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 17, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Want a healthy brain as you age? Live a healthy life
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Adopting a healthy lifestyle can protect the brain against several risk factors for Alzheimer?s disease, Mayo Clinic research shows. Controlling blood pressure and cholesterol and avoiding obesity, smoking and diabetes are among the steps that can help preserve brain health, according to the study, published in JAMA Neurology. Neurologists believe two aspects [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 17, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: HPV vaccination guidelines to prevent cervical cancer
The American Society of Clinical Oncology released the first global HPV?vaccination guidelines?to prevent cervical cancer. Mayo Clinic oncologist Dr. Gerardo Colon-Otero says these new guidelines are important, because cervical cancer is a major health problem, especially in developing nations. "Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women worldwide, and 87 percent of all [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 17, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Sharing Mayo Clinic: Infant survives rare, life-threatening brain tumor
To the delight of everyone who knows 3-year-old Rayna Speary, her head is perfectly round and smooth and average size. Given that the youngster was diagnosed and treated for an extremely rare brain tumor that caused her head to balloon in size as a 4-month-old, and that she underwent a dramatic surgery at Mayo Clinic [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 16, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Suicide and genetics ? a complicated association
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Why does it seem that suicide tends to run in families? Does it have anything to do with genetics? ANSWER: The association between genetics and suicide?is complicated. Research has shown that there is a genetic component to suicide. But it is only one of many factors that may raise an individual?s risk. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 15, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: Relief for cancer signs and symptoms
Alternative treatments for cancer symptom relief Alternative cancer treatments may not play a direct role in curing your cancer, but they may help you cope with signs and symptoms caused by cancer and cancer treatments. Here are 10 types of alternative medicine to consider. Functional foods give a boost to your wellness Can what's on [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 14, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Texas outbreaks leads to mumps advisory
The Texas Department of State Health Services has issued a health advisory as they investigate multiple outbreaks of the mumps, including one on South Padre Island, a popular spring break destination. It can take two to three weeks for symptoms to appear and infected persons are contagious three days before and up to five days [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 14, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: An inside look at eggs
Soon, colorful eggs will be in Easter baskets, and they'll end up on salads and in lunches over the coming days. But?should eggs?be a part of your diet?the rest of the year? The answer depends on your health. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, dietitian?Katherine Zeratsky peels away the shell to reveal?what's inside. Jeff Olsen reports. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 14, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic researchers refine genes responsible for breast cancer development
ROCHESTER, Minn. ??Mayo Clinic researchers have refined a panel of genes they believe play a role in the development of breast cancer. The researchers say they hope their efforts eventually will help physicians more accurately identify which women may benefit from enhanced breast cancer screening. Their findings are published in JAMA Oncology. "Many of the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Home Remedies: Living life with lactose intolerance
People with lactose intolerance are unable to fully digest the sugar (lactose) in milk. As a result, they have diarrhea, gas and bloating after eating or drinking dairy products. The condition, which is also called lactose malabsorption, is usually harmless, but its symptoms can be uncomfortable. A deficiency of lactase ? an enzyme produced in [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic Minute: What is autism?
Autism spectrum disorder is a serious neurodevelopmental disorder that impairs a child's ability to communicate and interact with others. It also includes restricted repetitive behaviors, interests and activities. These issues cause significant impairment in social, occupational and other areas of functioning. There is no cure for autism, but early, intensive interventions can make a big [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

New clinic offers hope for those with life-threatening peanut allergy
In the U.S., approximately 3 million people report allergies to peanuts and tree nuts, according to Food Allergy Research& Education, a non-profit organization focused on food allergy research, education and advocacy. ?Allergies to peanuts and tree nuts are among the most common food allergens. ?The prevalence of peanut allergies has actually tripled from 1997 [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Making Mayo's Recipes: Honey sage carrots
You'll be fighting over this bowl of sweet sauteed carrots with fresh sage and honey. Watch how you can quickly embellish boiled carrots with fresh sage and honey. Each Thursday one of the 100+ tasty video recipes from the?Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program?is?featured on the Mayo Clinic News Network, just in time for you to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Something to Think About: How to end negative thinking
Ever feel like there's nonstop negative chatter in your head? Do you find yourself obsessing about a single misstep for a whole workday? One Mayo Clinic doctor?has turned to Twitter?to create new opportunities for breaking?those?old habits. Dr. Amit Sood, author of The?Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-free Living, says every new thought is an opportunity to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

New York trans fat ban linked to decline in heart attacks, strokes
A new study has revealed lower rates of heart attack and stroke in New York communities where trans fats are restricted in restaurant foods. "This is particularly important now, as the FDA?is requiring that virtually all trans fats be phased out?of the U.S. food supply," says Dr. Donald Hensrud, medical director,?Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Physical activity and esophageal cancer: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
We all know that physical activity is good for us. ?But in this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Siddharth Singh tells us it could also help prevent at least one form of cancer. To listen, click the link below. Physical Activity and Esophageal Cancer (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Consumer Health Tips: Better sleep for better health
Sleep tips: 7 steps to better sleep Sleep provides the foundation for all of your daily habits and decisions. Sleep deprivation can affect your mood and temperament, as well as your ability to focus on daily tasks. From getting regular physical activity to creating a bedtime ritual, try these tips for a good night's rest. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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