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November 20th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

MAYO CLINIC RADIO

By Dana Sparks

illustration of pancreatic cancer and related anatomy

Many of us might not really know where our pancreas is located or what it does, but one thing we DO know is that a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer has a poor prognosis, even when discovered early.  Pancreatic cancer typically spreads rapidly and is seldom detected in its early stages, which is a major reason why it's a leading cause of cancer death.  On the next Mayo Clinic Radio, Saturday, November 22 at 9 a.m. CT, we'll be joined by KMarie Reid Lombardo, M.D., and Gloria Petersen, Ph.D., to discuss signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer, how it is diagnosed and what the future holds in research.

Myth or Fact: There is a pancreatic cancer screening test available.pancreatic cancer awareness

 
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To listen to the program on Saturday, click here.

Mayo Clinic Radio is available on iHeart Radio.

Listen to this week’s Medical News Headlines: News Seg November 22, 2014 (right click MP3)

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Tags: Dr Gloria Petersen, Dr KMarie Reid Lombardo, Mayo Clinic Radio, Pancreas, Pancreatic Cancer


November 20th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Signs and Symptoms of Pertussis

By Dana Sparks

ZUMBROTA, Minn. — Symptoms of an ordinary common cold are hard not to miss. But could it be worse? Mayo Clinic Health System has diagnosed several confirmed cases of pertussis, also commonly known as whooping cough.

Family medicine physician at Mayo Clinic Health System – Red Wing in Zumbrota, Elizabeth Cozine, M.D. has seen patients present with symptoms. “Children and adults alike can contract whooping cough,” she says. “Yet, a simple vaccination could have prevented many of these cases.” Whooping cough can take one to three weeks for signs and symptoms to appear. They're usually mild at first and resemble those of a common cold:

  • Runny nose
  • Nasal congestion
  • Sneezing
  • Red, watery eyes
  • A mild fever
  • Dry cough

Journalists: Video of baby coughing is available in the downloads.

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November 20th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Preventing Cholesterol Problems: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Brent Bauer explains why it's never too early to be concerned about your cholesterol levels.

To listen, click the link below.

Preventing Cholesterol Problems

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Tags: Cholesterol, Dr. Brent Bauer, Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, podcast


November 20th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

THURSDAY CONSUMER HEALTH TIPS

By Dana Sparks

Cinnamon sticks and meal close up on wooden table

High cholesterol treatment: Does cinnamon lower cholesterol?

Hypnosis

Congenital heart disease in adults

Medications and supplements that can raise your blood pressure

Tips for caregivers who need to take a break

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Tags: Blood Pressure, Caregivers, Cholesterol, Heart Disease, hypnosis, Thursday Consumer Health Tips


November 19th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Mitral Valve Prolapse: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Raskesh Suri explains a common heart issue known as mitral valve prolapse.

To listen, click the link below.

Mitral Valve Prolapse

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November 19th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic News Network — Headlines 11/19/14

By Dana Sparks

 

Mayo Clinic News Network Headlines include:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Social media and your health
  • DHEA supplements

Journalists: The video is in the downloads. Click here for script.

 

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Tags: DHEA Supplements, Social Media, Weekly Headlines, Type 2 Diabetes


November 18th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Radio: Pancreatic Cancer

By McCray

Many of us might not really know where our pancreas is located or what it does, but one thing we DO know is that a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer has a poor prognosis, even when discovered early.  Pancreatic cancer typically spreads rapidly and is seldom detected in its early stages, which is a major reason why it's a leading cause of cancer death.  On the next Mayo Clinic Radio, Saturday, November 22 at 9 a.m. CT, we'll be joined by KMarie Reid Lombardo, M.D., and Gloria Petersen, Ph.D., to discuss signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer, how it is diagnosed and what the future holds in research.

Myth or Fact: There is a pancreatic cancer screening test available.

Follow #MayoClinicRadio and tweet your questions.

To listen to the program on Saturday, click here.

Mayo Clinic Radio is available on iHeart Radio.

Mayo Clinic Radio is a weekly one-hour radio program highlighting health and medical information from Mayo Clinic. The show is taped for rebroadcast by some affiliates.

For a look at future program topics, click here.

To find and listen to archived shows, click here.

 

 

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Radio, Pancreas, Pancreatic Cancer, Radio, Dr Gloria Petersen, Dr KMarie Reid Lombardo


November 18th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Peripheral Artery Disease Intervention Study: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Peter Gloviczki comments on the findings of a study which looked at the effectiveness of interventions for peripheral artery disease.

To listen, click the link below.

PAD Intervention Study

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November 18th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Tuesday Q and A: Decision to remove breast that doesn’t have cancer a personal one

By lizatorborg

man gently hugging woman - intimacy after breast cancer surgeryDEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer in one breast. I’m planning to have a mastectomy and breast reconstruction. What are the chances I’ll get cancer in my other breast? I’m trying to decide if I should go ahead with a double mastectomy now. I don’t really want to, but I don’t want to go through this whole process twice, either.

ANSWER: In general, for someone in your situation the risk of developing a new cancer in the other breast is typically quite low. Removing the normal breast is not required as part of the treatment for your breast cancer. The decision to have a mastectomy on the cancer side and also remove a breast that does not have cancer (the other side) is a very personal one. There are valid reasons some women choose to pursue this surgery. But it will have a long-term effect on your body, so you need to be comfortable with the decision you make. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Double Mastectomy, Dr. Judy Boughey, mastectomy, Tuesday Q and A


November 17th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Los pacientes con asma activa corren más riesgo de ataque cardíaco, revela estudio de Mayo Clinic

By Emily Hiatt

CHICAGO: Los pacientes con asma activa, o sea quienes utilizan cualquier tipo de medicamento para el asma y acuden al médico sin cita o a la sala de emergencia debido a la enfermedad, corren el doble de riesgo de sufrir un ataque cardíaco, según el estudio de Mayo Clinic presentado durante las Sesiones Científicas 2014 de la Asociación Americana del Corazón.

un corazón y un estetoscopioLos científicos compararon a 543 pacientes que sufrieron ataques cardíacos frente a 543 pacientes sin ataque cardíaco de la misma edad y sexo. Los pacientes recibieron tratamiento en instituciones médicas de Rochester, Minnesota, entre los años de 2002 a 2006. La edad promedio de los pacientes era de 67 años y 44 por ciento era del sexo femenino. Dentro del grupo con ataque cardíaco, 81 pacientes eran asmáticos y de ellos, 44 tenían asma activa.

Después de controlar los factores de riesgo para ataque cardíaco tradicionales, tales como edad, obesidad, presión arterial alta, tabaquismo, diabetes, colesterol alto, antecedentes de cardiopatía coronaria y afecciones como la enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica, los resultados revelaron que los pacientes con asma inactiva no presentaban más riesgo para ataque cardíaco; pero quienes padecían asma activa tenían un riesgo de 70 por ciento, explica el Dr. Young Juhn, autor experto del trabajo, pediatra y epidemiólogo clínico de Mayo Clinic.

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