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TUESDAY Q & A: “Frozen shoulder” develops slowly and can take months to heal

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I’ve had pain in my right shoulder for a few weeks that has been getting worse rather than better, even though I’m letting it rest. I have read the term “frozen shoulder” – could that be what I have? What causes it? Should I see my doctor, or [...]

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New Name, Same Great Information

Greetings, Just a quick note to let you know that Mayo Clinic Medical Edge Radio segments will now be called Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minutes.  The change comes as we more closely align with our other radio offering, Mayo Clinic Radio.  To learn more about that weekly, hour-long program, click [...]

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Head Lice

The word alone can start you scratching.  In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Dawn Davis tells us about head lice. To listen, click the link below. Head Lice

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Gastroparesis

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Gianrico Farrugia explains the condition, gastroparesis. To listen, click the link below. Gastroparesis

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Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer

It could be your mom, sister, aunt or best friend. One out of 8 women will get breast cancer in her lifetime. A small subset of the women who get diagnosed have inherited an abnormal copy of a gene that runs in families and can greatly increase their risk of [...]

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Cholesterol Numbers

You've heard the warnings before — high cholesterol increases your risk of heart disease. So how often should you get your cholesterol checked, what should your numbers be, and how do you get them there? Those answers and more from Mayo Clinic.

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Acupuncture Validation

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Peter Dorsher says the evidence is mounting when it comes to the benefits of acupuncture. To listen, click the link below. Acupuncture Validation

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Heart Attack Symptoms

Crushing chest pain. That's what most people think will happen if they have a heart attack. But that's not always the case. And because other symptoms can be very subtle, some people don't get to the hospital in time. Doctors at Mayo Clinic want to make sure you know the [...]

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Home Remedies

Chicken soup for a cold. Gargling with salt water to soothe a sore throat. Or a raw steak on a black eye. All are classic home remedies that thousands use. But do they work? That's what doctors at Mayo Clinic researched for a new book. They looked at the science [...]

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Organ Donation Optimization

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Darrin Willingham discusses organ donation. To listen, click the link below. Organ donation Optimization

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Complications of Diabetes

In this Medical Edge episode, Dr. Adrian Vella addresses the  possible complications of diabetes. To listen, click the link below. Complications of Diabetes

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Blood Basics

Being stuck with a needle is no fun, but blood tests are a very important part of your general physical examination. The information doctors get from blood tests provides information on whether or not your body is functioning normally. So, what exactly are they looking for in your sample of [...]

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Concussion Recovery

This season the news has been filled with stories about the dangers of concussions in sports like high school football. Doctors at Mayo Clinic say that pulling kids off the field until they have completely recovered is key to keeping them healthy. But some players who've suffered concussions choose not [...]

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Barrett's Study Results

Millions of people know what it's like to have to run for the antacids after a big pasta dinner. Most of the time heartburn is harmless, but people who suffer from chronic heartburn are at increased risk of a condition called Barrett's esophagus. And if you have it, your chances [...]

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Flu Shot Prevents Heart Attack

It's flu season again, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends all people over 6 months of age should get vaccinated. Sure, the flu shot helps prevent the flu, but it also helps prevent something else. Heart attack. Here's the latest from Mayo Clinic.

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Young Man's Transplant

When you're in your 20s, life is supposed to be an adventure. New experiences, meeting new people, seeing new places. You're not supposed to worry, "Will I live to see tomorrow?" That's what a young man named Trevor faced when he got sick, very sick, while traveling in Mexico. When [...]

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Soldier's New Legs

He was serving in Iraq when it happened. A rocket ripped through the truck Staff Sergeant Heath Calhoun was riding in. The explosion blew off both legs above the knees. Unfortunately this scenario is not uncommon for soldiers in combat. What's amazing is that technology is helping many of these [...]

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Rotator Cuff Surgery

The pain of a rotator cuff injury can be bad. Your shoulder aches when you lift your arm up, like when you need to grab something out of a high cabinet, or reach up to brush your hair. Surgery used to mean a big operation that left a large scar. [...]

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Football Player's Amputation

Everybody knows that football can be a dangerous sport. Injuries are usually considered just another part of the game, but every once in a while, a tackle can change a player's life forever. That's what happened to the young man you're about to meet. But with the help of doctors [...]

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Crohn's or Colitis?

Crohn's diseaseand ulcerative colitis are inflammatory bowel diseases that share many symptoms: stomach pain, cramping, the need to always be near a bathroom. The two conditions may seem similar, but in truth, they're quite different and require different treatments. And because they can often be tricky to tell apart, some [...]

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