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Mayo survey: Americans taking action to improve heart health

Results of a new Mayo Clinic survey show most Americans are working to improve their heart health. “Heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of men and women,” says Dr. John Wald, medical director for Public Affairs at Mayo Clinic. “The encouraging news is people are taking action and making changes that can have a […]

Ideas for dealing with pain: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

Pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined, according to the American Academy of Pain Medicine. Pain from disease or injury can diminish quality of life — a toll that can be physical and mental. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, resiliency expert Dr. Amit Sood offers ideas for dealing with temporary […]

Mayo Clinic National Health Checkup Shows African-Americans Significantly More Concerned About Heart Health

A new survey by Mayo Clinic revealed that more than two-thirds of African-Americans are concerned about their heart health (71 percent), which is significantly more than Caucasian (41 percent) or Hispanic (37 percent) respondents. Respondents...Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Is it heartburn or a heart attack?

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My dad recently went to the emergency room with terrible chest pain and sweating, and was concerned he was having a heart attack. He was kept overnight for monitoring, but doctors said his heart was fine and that his symptoms were probably due to heartburn. Should I suggest he have more tests […]

Mayo Clinic anuncia exitoso trasplante de cara en hombre del estado de Wyoming

ROCHESTER, Minnesota: Un equipo pluridisciplinario de cirujanos, médicos y otros profesionales de la salud acaba de completar el trasplante casi total de cara de un hombre procedente de Wyoming en la sede de Mayo Clinic en Rochester. La extensa cirugía cambiará la vida del paciente al mejorar su capacidad de masticar, deglutir, respirar y oler. El […]

#MayoClinicRadio Podcast: 2/18/17

Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 2/18/17 On Mayo Clinic Radio, transplant surgeon Dr. Charles Rosen discusses liver transplant and the importance of organ donation. Also on the program, Toni Mangskau, clinical trials referral coordinator at Mayo Clinic’s Cancer Education Center in Rochester, Minnesota, explains how clinical trials are conducted. Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic Minute: Calcium and women’s hearts

Calcium is important for bone health. The mineral is also a component of the plaque that develops in your heart arteries if you have atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. Does this mean taking calcium increases your risk of heart disease and heart attack? Authors of a study published in the Journal of the American […]

Putting pen to paper to lose pounds: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

If you're trying to lose weight, a food diary can be an valuable tool. Logging what and how much you eat can reveal forgotten calories and hidden patterns that may be thwarting your work to trim extra pounds. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, psychologist Dr. Karen Grothe explains how even a simple pen-and-paper diary can offer important information. […]

Mayo Clinic Radio: Face transplant / kids and screen time / domestic abuse

Mayo Clinic has performed its first, near-total face transplant. The goal of face transplantation is to restore facial structures and improve function for patients with devastating injury or deformity. To prepare for this highly complex surgery, the surgical team used virtual surgical planning technology and 3-D printing to optimize the outcomes of the surgery. On the […]

The importance of organ donation: Mayo Clinic Radio

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than 14,000 people are waiting for a liver transplant today in the U.S. Liver transplant usually is reserved as a treatment option for people who have significant complications due to end-stage chronic liver disease. In rare cases, sudden failure of a previously normal liver may occur. […]

Blast off: Stem cells from Mayo Clinic physician's lab launch into space

(Mayo Clinic) Today, the latest rocket launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, included a payload of several samples of donated adult stem cells from a research laboratory at Mayo Clinic's Florida campus.

Sharing Mayo Clinic: 14-Year-Old Writes the Book on Beating the Odds

Nathaniel Kirera wasn’t expected to survive birth. When he did, then he wasn’t expected to live to see his first birthday, much less his 14th. He also wasn’t supposed to be able learn, let alone write a book. But he’s done all that, and today his medical odyssey is behind him. That Nate has achieved […]

Blast off: Stem cells from Mayo Clinic physician’s lab launch into space

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Consider it one physician’s giant leap for mankind. Today, the latest rocket launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, included a payload of several samples of donated adult stem cells from a research laboratory at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus. The launch by SpaceX, an American aerospace manufacturer and space […]

Transforming a life: Mayo Clinic announces its first face transplant

"There are no words to express just how grateful I am for this gift,” says Andy Sandness. The 32-year old Wyoming man received the first-ever face transplant preformed at Mayo Clinic. “This is an extraordinary example of the teamwork, collaboration and compassion that we provide,” says Samir Mardini, M.D., Ph.D., medical director of Mayo Clinic's Essam and Dalal Obaid Center […]

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Autonomic neuropathy after chemotherapy — is it permanent?

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: After six months of chemotherapy, I developed autonomic neuropathy. I have been done with chemotherapy for a few months, but the neuropathy has not gone away. Is there a chance it could be permanent? ANSWER: Autonomic neuropathy can be a rare side effect of certain chemotherapy drugs. Because it is rare, and because […]

La terapia con testosterona es útil para algunos hombres, pero no para todos

ESTIMADA MAYO CLINIC: Soy un hombre de 56 años, y sin problemas de salud, pero recientemente noté que no tengo la misma energía que antes para hacer actividad física. Trabajar en el jardín, andar en bicicleta e incluso hacer los quehaceres domésticos me agota mucho más rápido que hace apenas cinco años. Mi deseo sexual […]

2 tragedies intersected to give this man a face transplant — and the story that unfolded is powerful

In June, the Mayo Clinic performed its first face transplant. The medical feat, which is still a relatively uncommon procedure, was punctuated by the heartbreaking stories of two young men under very similar circumstances — one ending with a damaged face, the other in a death. Here's how the decade-long story unfolded. Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic board recognizes retiring members, elects new members

PHOENIX — The Mayo Clinic board of trustees recognized three retiring members as emeritus trustees, elected and announced new members and re-elected members at its board meeting today. “The expertise and perspectives our board of trustees bring to Mayo Clinic is invaluable as we look to the future and build on the unparalleled experience for […]

Are face transplants still research, or regular care?

Is replacing a severely disfigured person's face with one from a dead donor ready to be called regular care, something insurers should cover? Mayo Clinic has raised that question by doing the first U.S. face transplant that's not part of research.

After two tragedies, man gets face transplant at Mayo Clinic

He'd been waiting for this day, and when his doctor handed him the mirror, Andy Sandness stared at his image and absorbed the enormity of the moment: He had a new face, one that had belonged to another man. His father and his brother, joined by several doctors and nurses at Mayo Clinic, watched...

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