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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Whole foods generally a better source of vitamins than supplements

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have read that the antioxidant vitamin E provides a lot of health benefits. Is taking a daily vitamin E supplement a good idea? Can it be harmful? ANSWER: The proposed benefits of vitamin E rest on its powerful antioxidant properties. Antioxidants are substances believed to protect cells from damage caused by free […]

Mayo Clinic News Network Headline: 7/3/2015

In today's Mayo Clinic News Network Headline with Vivien Williams: It's picnic season — and the time of year when reports of food-borne illnesses spike. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 1 in 6 Americans gets sick by consuming contaminated foods or beverages each year. Mayo Clinic emergency medicine specialist Dr. David Claypool offers […]

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


Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are two very different chronic digestive system conditions that are sometimes confused with one another. On this week's program, gastroenterologists Dr. Sunanda Kane and Dr. Show More Summary

Board Certification: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

If you car needs work, you want to know that the mechanic you take it to is experienced, and knows what they're doing.  You'd want the same in a surgeon too, right?  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Robert Cima tells us one good place to start. To listen, click the link below. […]

Los tratamientos para la atrofia vaginal pueden evitar complicaciones

ESTIMADA MAYO CLINIC: Estoy atravesando por la menopausia desde hace aproximadamente un año y no he tenido muchos problemas, aparte de lo que el médico diagnosticó como atrofia vaginal. ¿Pueden los productos de venta libre generalmente aliviar los síntomas o necesito terapia hormonal? RESPUESTA: Su experiencia es común y se calcula que casi 50 por […]

Mayo Clinic News Network Headline 7/1/2015

In today's Mayo Clinic News Network Headline with Vivien Williams: Avian flu outbreaks around the United States and abroad have been disastrous for many chicken farmers, and the impact is being felt across a multitude of communities. Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist Dr. Pritish Tosh reminds us that the risk for human infection is extremely low. For updates on […]

From A to Z, Stay Tick-Free This Summer

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic reports that in the summer months, its physicians see an increase in patients being treated, and even hospitalized, for tick-borne illnesses. In the upper Midwest, 40 percent of tick bites occur in July. However, even avid fans of the great outdoors can fully enjoy all their favorite activities without fear if […]

One in 4 People Prescribed Opioids Progressed to Longer-Term Prescriptions

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Opioid painkiller addiction and accidental overdoses have become far too common across the United States. To try to identify who is most at risk, Mayo Clinic researchers studied how many patients prescribed an opioid painkiller for the first time progressed to long-term prescriptions. The answer: 1 in 4. People with histories of tobacco […]

July Effect Study: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

The July effect, is it real?  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Jennifer McDonald shares findings from a recent study. To listen, click the link below. July Effect Study

Southeast Minnesota partnership strives to reduce the impact of chronic disease on Minnesotans

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic and the George Family Foundation are leading supporters of the newly formed Southeast Minnesota Partnership for Community-Based Health Promotion. A key aim of this partnership is to extend the care that occurs in Southeast Minnesota health systems into the communities. Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic Q and A: During pregnancy, stick to the basics to ensure good nutrition for baby

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I’m newly pregnant and overwhelmed with food advice from my friends. Is it true that I shouldn’t eat any deli meat during my pregnancy? What about caffeine? Can it harm the baby? Are there other foods I should avoid while pregnant? ANSWER: The list of foods people think you should and shouldn’t […]

Estudio de Mayo Clinic sugiere cuáles pacientes con glioblastoma se beneficiarían del tratamiento farmacológico

JACKSONVILLE, Florida: Los médicos a cargo de las pruebas sobre el fármaco dasatinib, autorizado para varios cánceres de la sangre, esperaban que éste ralentizase el crecimiento agresivo del mortal tumor cerebral  llamado glioblastoma; pero los ensayos clínicos realizados hasta la fecha no han descubierto ningún beneficio. Los científicos de Mayo Clinic a cargo de la […]

Mayo Clinic PathWays June 30: What’s the Diagnosis?

This week's Mayo Clinic PathWays case study is LIVE View the case and make your diagnosis. Learn more about Mayo Clinic PathWays in this news release.

Summertime SAD: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD is seen in winter.  But in this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Mark Frye tells us about summertime SAD. To listen, click the link below. Summertime SAD

Timberwolves Dancers auditions

Kylie Crull, Minnesota Timberwolves Corporate Communications Manager, let’s us know about the Timberwolves Dancers upcoming auditions on Saturday, July 18. It’s being held at the Timberwolves new training center in Mayo Clinic Square, 600 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403. Registration starts at 2:30 p.m. with the auditions at 3:30 p.m. Here is a [...]

Mayo Clinic Transplant Programs Rank Among Best in U.S. for Survival Rates

PHOENIX — Mayo Clinic, as a three-site organization, remains the largest provider of solid organ transplants in the U.S. and continues to be identified as having patient and graft survival outcomes that rank among the best in the nation. According to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR), a national database of transplant statistics, Mayo […]

Mayo Clinic News Network Headline 6/29/2015

In today's Mayo Clinic News Network Headline with Vivien Williams: Chocolate lovers, take heart. A recent study shows a higher intake of chocolate — either dark or milk chocolate — may be associated with lower cardiovascular disease and mortality. Mayo Clinic cardiologist Dr. Stephen Kopecky says chocolate contains polyphenols which are some of nature's antioxidants […]

La terapia con rayo de protones produce menos efectos secundarios que la radioterapia estándar

ESTIMADA MAYO CLINIC: ¿Qué hace la terapia con rayo de protones por los pacientes que no haga la radioterapia estándar? ¿Cómo deciden los médicos cuándo aplicar la terapia con rayo de protones? RESPUESTA: La terapia con rayo de protones es un tipo de radioterapia que se emplea en el tratamiento del cáncer. A diferencia de […]

Mayo Clinic study suggests which glioblastoma patients may benefit from drug treatment

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Clinicians testing the drug dasatinib, approved for several blood cancers, had hoped it would slow the aggressive growth of the deadly brain cancer glioblastoma; however, clinical trials to date have not found any benefit. Researchers at Mayo Clinic, who conducted one of those clinical trials, believe they know why dasatinib failed — […]

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