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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 [...]Created by Admin
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 [...]Created by Admin
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 [...]Created by Admin
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 [...]Created by Admin
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 [...]Created by Admin
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 [...]Created by Admin
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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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 [...]Created by Admin
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 [...]Created by Admin
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 [...]Created by Admin
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 [...]Created by Admin
"You have a lump and it could be breast cancer." Those are words no woman wants to hear. After the initial shock comes a ton of questions: What does my diagnosis mean? What type of surgery should I have? What about chemo or radiation? It can be overwhelming. That's why [...]Created by Admin