DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What do you recommend for someone who has lymphedema in the leg that doesn’t respond to wraps or compression? At what point is surgery to reduce the swelling a reasonable option? ANSWER: The mainstay of treatment for lymphedema is conservative therapy that doesn’t involve surgery. Lymphedema treatment usually starts with wraps and […]
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Is Gut Bacteria The Cause Of Some Migraines? Uncomfortable, throbbing migraine headaches can be triggered by many factors, such as hormonal changes, certain foods and drinks, stress, and exercise, according to the Mayo Clinic. In a new study published in the journal mSystems, higher levels of gut...
Several years ago, I was meeting a young woman in my clinic for the first time. She was healthy but had been obese most of her adult life, even though she had tried many methods of losing weight. We spoke for a few minutes about diet and exercise, and she agreed to see the nutritionist. […]
One recently published study indicates that wrist-based heart rate monitoring may not be as reliable as hoped. Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic's Heart and Vascular Institute found that four leading devices were of inconsistent accuracy,...Show More Summary
(Cleveland Clinic) Vice President Joe Biden has been added to the agenda of Cleveland Clinic's 2016 Medical Innovation Summit to discuss how the United States plans to end cancer as we know it, Monday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m. at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland.
Today’s comic by Mark Fiore is The Orange Giant: Eighteen days remain until the election. Click here to make sure you're registered to vote. In the majority of states, if you haven’t yet registered, you’ve missed the deadline. BelowShow More Summary
(Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso) Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso has received a $351,721 continuing grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). This highly competitiveShow More Summary
(Sanford Health/Sanford Research) Sanford Health has opened another clinical trial exploring the power of the body's immune system to fight cancer. The immunotherapy trial is focusing on colorectal cancer and involves an investigational drug Sanford is already studying as a potential therapy for other types of cancer.
While you may associate sunscreen with summer activities, Mayo Clinic dermatologist Dr. Dawn Davis says the protective lotion is something that should be part of a year-round routine. “You protect your eyes and your teeth and your organs 12 months of a year, and the skin should be no different," says Dr. Davis. "From a practical standpoint, […]
TEMPE, Arizona, and PHOENIX – Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University have announced the launch of a comprehensive new model for health care education and research: the Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University Alliance for Health Care. The goal of the alliance is to innovate health care delivery to improve patient care, accelerate cutting-edge research […]
Despite prevention efforts, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are at an all-time high in the U.S. In a new report, the CDC says rates of gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia increased in 2015, and more 110 million people have infections. Mayo Clinic experts want to educate people about […]
This article first appeared in October 1986, in the publication Mayovox. An idea that began cautiously in the boardroom of Mayo Clinic almost seven years ago took a confident step into reality this month in Jacksonville, Fla. Amidst a crowd of about 800 people, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville was inaugurated Oct. 3, becoming Mayo’s first group practice […]
Patients in a lymphoma clinical trial died of fungal infections that might have been linked to their experimental treatment.
As people with diabetes, we should all be very familiar with hypoglycemia but for those who are not, what is hypoglycemia and how can it effect us? Hypoglycemia is the clinical syndrome that results from low blood sugar. The symptoms of hypoglycemia can vary from person to person, as can the severity as I’ve personally […]
Click here for reuse options! One hundred years after Margaret Sanger opened the nation’s first birth-control clinic, Republicans are still attacking Planned Parenthood. Margaret Sanger opened America’s first birth-control clinic 100 years ago this week, on October 16, 1916. Show More Summary
In January, Alkermes, a Waltham, Mass.-based biotechnology firm, announced that its experimental antidepressant, code-named ALKS 5461, had failed in two different clinical trials. Shares in the company fell from $60 to $33. Today, Alkermes announced that a third study of the drug had succeeded, leading shares to jump 43% in [...]
An encounter with pro-life prayer warriors outside the abortion clinic changed the family’s life. Not only did the encounter save them from abortion, but it took them on a pathway of faith.
Gaston Glock has released a clothing and accessory label featuring euro-styled hunting and shooting gear. Depending on your refined tastes and your budget, prices range from the fairly reasonable to clinically insane. And even though...Show More Summary
(American Society of Human Genetics) Parents of children newly diagnosed with cancer value the results of whole exome sequencing for a variety of reasons beyond clinical actionability. Parents cited psychological benefits to receiving...Show More Summary