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Mayo Clinic Minute: How 3-D imaging helps doctors and patients

Three dimensional printers are becoming an increasingly important tool for surgeons and other doctors because they enable better planning for surgeries. Surgeons report feeling more confident in their methods when they are able to use a 3-D model as part of their planning, and studies show patients benefit from the 3-D models as well. Watch: […]

Housecall: Putting beans on the menu

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Beans and other legumes: Cooking tips Beans, peas, lentils and other legumes are among the most versatile foods available. And legumes are a nutritious addition to your diet, as they are low in fat; high in protein, folate, potassium, iron, magnesium and fiber; and have no cholesterol. If you want to […]

Sharing Mayo Clinic: Saving Grace

After suffering her first epileptic seizure at just 10 days of age, Grace Chan required six separate brain surgeries as surgeons worked to remove the harmful tissue that was causing her seizures. Ten days after giving birth, Christina Chen, M.D., was feeding her newborn daughter, Grace, when the young child's arms and head suddenly began making […]

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Melatonin may help you sleep

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Can melatonin supplements help insomnia? What are the side effects of melatonin supplements? ANSWER: Melatonin supplements may help treat sleep problems in some adults. Melatonin is a natural hormone produced by your brain’s pineal gland. It’s normally synced with the rising and setting of the sun (circadian rhythm). Production increases as darkness […]

Making Mayo’s Recipes: Capture flavor when cooking fresh vegetables

To best capture the flavor in vegetables and retain their nutrients, steam them over simmering water or cook them in boiling water until just tender. But don't stop there. You can turn plain veggies into a side dish with a few simple finishing touches. Each Friday one of the 100+ tasty video recipes from the Mayo […]

Home Remedies: Fighting a fever

You can try a number of things to make yourself or your child more comfortable during a fever: Drink plenty of fluids. Fever can cause fluid loss and dehydration, so drink water, juices or broth. For a child under age 1, use an oral rehydration solution such as Pedialyte. These solutions contain water and salts proportioned […]

Flu vaccine update: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

This past flu season was a tough one.  What will this year bring?  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Pritish Tosh tell's us about efforts to make the flu vaccine more effective. To listen, click the link below. Flu vaccine update

Mayo Clinic Minute: Why carrots should be in your crisper

The main selling point for carrots has been how they protect eyesight. However, Kate Zeratsky, a Mayo Clinic dietitian, says there are many other reasons why this root vegetable should be a regular part of your diet. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0:59) is in the downloads. Read the script. Carrots […]

Consejos de salud: Salud masculina — Cómo prevenir las amenazas más communes

Muchas de las causas que provocan la muerte en los hombres se pueden prevenir. Aquí está lo que necesitas saber para vivir una vida más prolongada y saludable. Por el personal de Mayo Clinic ¿Conoces las amenazas principales que afectan la salud de los hombres? La lista es tan corta que te sorprenderá. Centers for […]

Living With Cancer: Palliative care

Palliative care: Who needs it and why? Palliative care is for anyone who has been diagnosed with a serious illness and may have symptoms from that illness or its treatment. The goal of the palliative care specialist is to reduce any signs and symptoms you may experience and make you more comfortable. Learn more from Dr. Timothy […]

Women’s Wellness: Are your asthma symptoms worse during your period?

Menstruation and asthma flare-ups — How your monthly cycle can worsen your asthma. The information below is written by Dr. James Li and provided on Just before and during your period, progesterone and estrogen levels decrease. Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic Minute: Why summer increases your risk of kidney stones

Most people know that when the weather heats up, drinking plenty of water can prevent dehydration. But you may not know that consuming lots of liquid in the heat of summer may also reduce your risk of developing kidney stones. Dr. Ivan Porter II, a Mayo Clinic nephrologist, says more patients go to the doctor […]

Escuela de Medicina de Mayo Clinic da nuevo giro a la educación médica

ROCHESTER, Minnesota: Según la Asociación Americana de Escuelas de Medicina, en Estados Unidos existen más de 140 escuelas de medicina debidamente acreditadas por el Comité de Integración de la Educación Médica y, al parecer, surgen más con regularidad. Entonces, ¿qué pueden hacer las escuelas de medicina para garantizar que los estudiantes estén bien preparados a […]

Something to Think About: Finding strength and courage

Dr. Amit Sood says, "You derive strength and courage from the values you protect." Dear friend, The subtle is stronger than the gross. The visible forces of nature (tides, hurricanes, and volcanoes) are dwarfed by the subtle, invisible powers of nature (gravity, nuclear forces, and magnetism). The visible forces of the mind (hatred, envy, revenge, and […]

Primary care and mental health: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Craig Sawchuk explains how primary care physicians are helping patients with mental health issues get the help they need. To listen, click the link below. Primary care and mental health

Mayo Clinic PathWays: What’s the diagnosis?

This week's case reviews the genetic testing results of a 34-year-old pregnant woman. She was asymptomatic but had received a positive result on a carrier screen for Gaucher disease. This rare genetic disorder is caused by a deficiency in the enzyme that breaks down certain fatty substances. This can result in a buildup of those […]

Mayo Clinic Radio: The work of paramedics

Paramedics provide first-line medical or emergency care for sick and injured people while they are being transported to the hospital for care. They typically operate in teams, with one person serving as an emergency vehicle operator, while the other continues to provide lifesaving emergency care to the patient while en route to a medical facility. […]

Infographic: Eating healthy while dining out

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Wellness Wednesday: Kick your way to a deep leg and hip stretch

Controlled side kicks will target hips and thighs and can be done in your pajamas. Expert tips provided by wellness physical therapists at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program. Get more healthy action tips from the Mayo Clinic App. Watch: Kick your way to a deep leg and hip stretch. Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (TRT :53) is in […]

Mayo Clinic y nference crean empresa emergente para descubrir y desarrollar tratamientos para enfermedades aún desatendidas

CAMBRIDGE (Massachusetts) y ROCHESTER (Minnesota): Mayo Clinic y nference crearon hoy una empresa emergente para el desarrollo de fármacos, impulsada por la experiencia clínica y la inteligencia artificial (IA). La compañía de nombre...Show More Summary

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