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Infectious Diseases A-Z: Should you complete your course of prescribed antibiotics?

Should patients take their full prescribed course of antibiotics or not? That question has been the subject of a recent article published in British Medical Journal. Dr. Rizwan Sohail and Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, infectious diseases specialists...Show More Summary

#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 8/19/17

Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 8/19/17 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Tufia Haddad, a Mayo Clinic oncologist and the physician leader for Mayo Clinic’s collaboration with IBM Watson, discusses AI and cognitive computing in health care. Also on the podcast, Dr. Tina Hieken, a Mayo Clinic surgeon, explains a new fast-track breast cancer treatment option using […]

Malignant mesothelioma: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Dennis Wigle comments on work to improve the prognosis of patients with mesothelioma. To listen, click the link below. Malignant Mesothelioma

Mayo Clinic Radio: Alzheimer’s disease / dangers of herbal Viagra / hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 5.5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia — a group of brain disorders that cause the loss of intellectual and social skills. In Alzheimer's disease, the brain cells degenerate and die, causing a steady decline in […]

Mayo Clinic Minute: What to expect during your child’s physical

Before the start of the school year, many kids get physical exams. Dr. Alva Roche Green, a family medicine specialist at Mayo Clinic, says yearly visits to your healthcare provider help make sure your child is healthy and ready to learn. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: A broadcast-quality video pkg (1:00) is in the downloads. […]

Eyes on the eclipse: Serious damage can occur from staring at the sun

How long is it safe to look directly at the sun? Dr. William Brown, a Mayo Clinic optometrist, says it's not safe at all. So it's not too late for the reminder that staring directly at the sun can seriously damage your eyes, if you aren't using specifically designed eclipse glasses. Dr. Brown says the only […]

Leve modificación en las pautas de la vacuna contra el VPH para niños menores de 15 años

ESTIMADA MAYO CLINIC: Hace poco llevé a mi hija de 12 años al médico para que recibiera la tercera vacuna contra el VPH, pero me dijeron que esa tercera dosis ya no es necesaria. ¿Cuál es la razón para este cambio y por qué la vacuna contra el VPH no funciona en gente de más […]

Housecall: The benefits of massage

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Massage: Get in touch with its many benefits Massage can be a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and well-being. It can help with anxiety, headaches, sports injuries and more. If you've never tried massage, learn about its possible health benefits and what to expect during a […]

Artificial intelligence in health care: Mayo Clinic Radio

On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Tufia Haddad, a Mayo Clinic oncologist and the physician leader for Mayo Clinic’s collaboration with IBM Watson, will discuss AI and cognitive computing in health care. Also on the program, Dr. Tina Hieken, a Mayo Clinic surgeon, will explain a new fast-track breast cancer treatment option using brachytherapy. And […]

Sharing Mayo Clinic: ‘There Isn’t Another Place in the World I Would Rather Crash’

Carbon monoxide poisoning led to a plane crash that sent pilot Dan Bass to the hospital at Mayo Clinic. His doctors were able to treat his injuries and help him  recover from the poisoning, thanks in part to hyperbaric oxygen therapy. The last thing Dan Bass remembers about his flight from Duluth, Minnesota, on Feb. […]

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Behavioral treatment can help control incontinence

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: For the past few years, I’ve noticed that, when I cough or sneeze, I sometimes leak a small amount of urine. Twice in the past month, I had this happen without warning. And, instead of it being a small leak, it was like I had wet my pants. Is this a normal […]

Home Remedies: Skin abrasions known as “raspberries”

Raspberries are usually bright red and painful, and, no — not the fruit. Raspberries, strawberries, road rash — whatever you call these scrapes — are painful and can be difficult to treat. Some suggest wrapping the wound, while others suggest airing it out. Chelsea Mann, M.D., a Mayo Clinic Health System Family Medicine physician, sets […]

Making Mayo’s Recipes: 5 reasons to plan for leftover chicken

Leftovers can be a busy cook's best friend. Plan for them! When you're baking, roasting or grilling chicken breasts, always make a few extra. It doesn't take more time and you can turn leftover cooked chicken into quick weeknight meals. With these five recipe ideas, your family won't even realize that you're serving leftovers. Each […]

The human microbiome: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

It's our own personal ecosystem.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Purna Kashyap explains how the human microbiome could hold some keys to our health. To listen, click the link below. The Human Microbiome

Consejos de salud: Mal aliento

Por el personal de Mayo Clinic El mal aliento, también conocido como halitosis, puede dar vergüenza y, en algunos casos, incluso causar ansiedad. No sorprende que las tiendas estén llenas de gomas de mascar, pastillas de menta, enjuagues bucales y otros productos diseñados para combatir el mal aliento. Sin embargo, muchos de estos productos son […]

Mayo Clinic Minute: Can your child hear the teacher?

You might have a check of your student’s vision on your back-to-school list, but what about his hearing? Dr. Kelly Conroy, a Mayo Clinic audiologist, says children with an undiagnosed hearing issue can face both academic and social struggles. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1:00) is in the downloads. Read the […]

Living With Cancer: Is it melanoma?

Slideshow: Identifying melanoma Melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, is often curable if you find it early. The exact cause of all melanomas isn't clear, but exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight or tanning lamps and beds increases your risk. These images and the ABCDE melanoma test can help you determine if an […]

Teen sleep needs: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

Are your kids getting the sleep they need?  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Suresh Kotagal tells us about the sleep needs of teens. To listen, click the link below. Teen Sleep Needs

Women’s Wellness: Miscarriage is usually beyond a mother’s control

This Mayo Clinic Q and A article originally published Sept. 10, 2016. DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Six months ago, after becoming pregnant for the first time, I had a miscarriage at 12 weeks. My husband and I want to become pregnant again, but we’re worried about another miscarriage. Are there things I can do to prevent […]

Mayo Clinic Minute: How much sleep do kids need?

As kids across the country head back into the classroom, now is the time to start easing them back into a normal sleep schedule. How much sleep kids need to maximize their learning potential depends partially on their age. But the key to getting them on a regular schedule may have more to do with […]

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