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In the Loop: ICU care doesn’t stop at the bedside

Cyrus Fitzpatrick was going to be 5 soon. And his parents, Paul and Paula, wanted to celebrate. But party planning wouldn't be the same as in year's past. That's because Paul was in the intensive care unit at Mayo Clinic's Florida campus and wouldn't be able to make it home for a party. Paula asked […]

Mayo Clinic Minute: 2 reasons not to share pain pills

What harm could there be in sharing prescription opioids with a friend or family member who is suffering with pain? Mayo Clinic pain medicine specialist Dr. Mike Hooten says sharing opioids is not only dangerous, but illegal. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, reporter Vivien Williams talks to Dr. Hooten about why people should not share […]

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Botox for wrinkles – is it safe?

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Does Botox work on deep forehead wrinkles, or do you have to catch them early for it to make a big difference? Is long-term use safe? What happens if I have the injections regularly for a few years, but then quit? Will my forehead look worse than if I had never gotten […]

Infectious Diseases: Hand-food-and-mouth disease

An outbreak of hand-foot-and-mouth disease has been reported in various parts of the United States. Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist Dr. Pritish Tosh says, "Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is usually a viral infection in young children. Show More Summary

What African-Americans should know about stroke: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, we talk to neurologist Dr. Maisha Robinson about what African-American adults can do to lower their risk of stroke. To listen, click the link below. What African-Americans Should Know About Stroke

Mayo Clinic Minute: Avoid opioids for chronic pain

Pain is real and a major issue in America. According to the National Institutes of Health, pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined, and chronic pain is the most common cause of disability. Many people who suffer with chronic pain find relief from opioid pain medication. Mayo Clinic experts say opioids may […]

Mayo Clinic Radio: Breast cancer awareness / contralateral prophylactic mastectomy / 5 questions to ask your surgeon

According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 220,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women each year in the U.S. That means breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women in their lifetime. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign started back in 1985 to increase awareness of the disease. On the next Mayo […]

Sharing Mayo Clinic: Brothers bond over kidney disease and transplant

Scott Berry is one of five children. But he and his youngest sibling, David, share a very unique bond — a kidney, to be exact. On April 12, 2016, David gave his older brother a second chance at life by donating one of his kidneys to Scott for a transplant. A challenging diagnosis Fifteen years […]

Pediatric cancer / rheumatic diseases / medical marijuana: Mayo Clinic Radio

A cancer diagnosis is upsetting at any age but even more so when the patient is a child. According to the National Institutes of Health, it’s estimated that more than 10,000 new cases of pediatric cancer will be diagnosed among children in the U.S. this year. Worldwide, that number reaches 250,000. Although pediatric cancer death rates have declined […]

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Abdominal hernias do not go away on their own

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Six months ago I was diagnosed with a groin hernia. At the time, my doctor said that eventually I'll need surgery, but it doesn't bother me, so I have not been back. Is surgery always necessary, or do some hernias go away on their own? Is it dangerous to ignore it? ANSWER: […]

Continuous Brain Stimulating Implant Helps Relieve Epileptic Seizures

In what may be a major development for some patients with epilepsy, researchers at Mayo Clinic have shown that continuous electrical stimulation of the brain’s cortex can reduce the frequency of seizures, and in some cases their intensity and duration. Show More Summary

Gaseosa dietética y presión arterial alta

ESTIMADA MAYO CLINIC: Normalmente, bebo entre tres y cuatro latas diarias de gaseosa dietética. El médico me dijo que esa puede ser la causa de mi presión arterial alta, pero he bebido esa misma cantidad de gaseosa durante años y nunca he tenido problemas. ¿Por qué esto repentinamente afectaría mi presión arterial? RESPUESTA: Es improbable […]

Investigadores de Mayo Clinic actualizan el conocimiento sobre enfermedad nociva del hígado

ROCHESTER, Minnesota: Un artículo publicado en la Revista de Medicina de Nueva Inglaterra actualiza a la comunidad médica sobre una enfermedad posiblemente asoladora del hígado que aflige a alrededor de 29 000 estadounidenses. La colangitis esclerosante primaria (PSC, por sus siglas en inglés) es una afección que daña los conductos que transportan la bilis digestiva desde […]

Texting changes brainwaves: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

Texting and driving don't mix. When you take your eyes off the road to read, type or send a message, you're putting your life, and the lives of others, in danger. Mayo Clinic researchers found that texting and driving causes more than just a lapse in attention. It actually changes your brainwaves. In this Mayo […]

Mayo Clinic Minute: Facts on fentanyl

Fentanyl is a man-made pain medication often prescribed after surgery or used for advanced cancer patients. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the medication is 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine. When used appropriately, fentanyl is effective, but, when abused, it can be deadly. In this […]

Sociedad Americana de Genética Humana y Mayo Clinic emprenden colaboración educativa

BETHESDA, Maryland y ROCHESTER, Minnesota: La Sociedad Americana de Genética Humana (ASHG, por sus siglas en inglés) y el Centro para Medicina Personalizada de Mayo Clinic (CIM, por sus siglas en inglés) anunciaron hoy su colaboración formal, según la cual ambas organizaciones facilitarán el empleo de la genómica en la medicina a través de la educación […]

La intolerancia a la lactosa puede desarrollarse a cualquier edad

ESTIMADA MAYO CLINIC: ¿Qué haría que alguien desarrollase intolerancia a la lactosa más adelante en la vida? Tengo 40 años y nunca había tenido problemas con los lácteos, pero parece que ahora no puedo tomarlos sin problemas. ¿Necesito ir al médico para que me hagan las pruebas de las alergias o solo debo evitar los […]

American Society of Human Genetics and Mayo Clinic launch educational collaboration

BETHESDA, Md., and ROCHESTER, Minn. — The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) and Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine (CIM) announced today a formal collaboration under which the two organizations will facilitate the use of genomics in medicine through the education of health professionals. Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic researchers update understanding of damaging liver disease

ROCHESTER, Minn. — An article published today in the New England Journal of Medicine updates the medical community on a potentially devastating liver disease that afflicts approximately 29,000 Americans. Primary sclerosing cholangitis, or PSC, is a condition that damages the ducts that carry digestive bile from the liver to the small intestine. Many individuals affected […]

Mayo Clinic Minute: Prescription drugs ? the changing face of addiction

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, addiction to prescription opioid painkillers is real. Of the 21.5 million Americans 12 or older who had a substance use disorder in 2014, 1.9 million had a substance use disorder involving prescription pain pills. Addicts aren't just the stereotypical shady figures hiding in dark alleys to […]

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