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Mayo Clinic: Robotic Surgery Proves Successful, Less Invasive Way to Treat HPV-Related Oral Cancer

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Over the past few decades, doctors have noted a surprising trend in cancer of the tonsils and base of the tongue. Though oral cancer previously appeared predominantly in elderly patients with a history of tobacco and alcohol use, it's increasing in younger patients: 30- to 50-year-old nonsmokers [...]

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Mayo, Medicine and Social Media (pkg)

The reach of social media cannot be denied. It has the potential to connect us, inform us and empower us to achieve healthier, happier lives. That is certainly true when it comes to raising public awareness about medical challenges and solutions. In fact, this past week Mayo Clinic invited doctors, [...]

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Parental Perceptions are Preventing HPV Vaccination Success

A Mayo Clinic physician and two other pediatric experts say that parental perceptions pose a major barrier to acceptance of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination — and that many of those perceptions are wrong. Their comments are published in the September issue of Expert Review of Clinical Immunology, in an editorial [...]

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Fewer Teen Girls Are Getting Vaccinated for HPV

A Mayo Clinic study shows fewer parents are having their teen daughters vaccinated to protect against the human papillomavirus (HPV), even though physicians are increasingly recommending adolescent vaccinations. Nearly 1 in 5 parents surveyed believe the HPV vaccine is unnecessary, and a growing number are concerned about potential side effects, researchers [...]

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Robots Lend Helping Hand in Treating Throat Cancers

When you think of robots, what comes to mind?  R2D2 from Star Wars?  Maybe Rosie, the maid, from The Jetsons cartoon?  Well, a new study suggests using robots during surgery is actually leading to better outcomes for patients battling certain throat cancers. The Mayo Clinic study found that transoral robotic surgery for treatment of oral [...]

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