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Seeing Cancer Sooner with CT Lung Scans

As the number one cancer killer, lung cancer claims more lives than breast, prostate and colon cancers combined. To help detect it sooner, when it’s far more treatable, Mayo Clinic has launched a Lung Cancer Screening Program. For some, the process is already proving to be a life saver. [TRT: [...]

Created by Dennis Douda

Once Again, Mayo Clinic Children’s Center Ranked Among Best Children’s Hospitals

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Children’s Center has again been ranked as the top performing children’s hospital in Minnesota, Iowa and the Dakotas on U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-2015 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. Overall rankings for the Mayo Clinic Children’s Center significantly increased in nearly all of the pediatric [...]

Created by Kelley Luckstein

ARDS: A Potentially Deadly Complication Of Influenza (pkg) This is a story of beating the odds. It’s about a man who developed a potentially deadly complication of influenza called acute respiratory distress syndrome, or ARDS. He ended up in a medically induced coma on a respirator in an intensive care unit – a situation from which many [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

TUESDAY Q & A: Healthy lifestyle choices, timely medical care important in treating COPD

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 51 and was recently diagnosed with COPD. It was caught early, and I don’t have many symptoms. Is there anything I can do to keep it from getting worse? What treatments are available for someone in the early stages of the disease? ANSWER: There are definitely [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Avoid Holiday Travel Concerns Like Sleepiness and Stiffness

Traveling long distances during the holidays — whether by car, plane or train — is a common custom for many Americans, but taking health precautions for the journey isn’t often at the top of to-do lists. However, there are some simple steps you can take to stay healthy while traveling. Clayton [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Chronic Lung Disease Linked to Cognitive Impairment, Memory Loss

People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are about twice as likely to develop mild cognitive impairment (MCI) – and chances are that it will include memory loss. First author of the Mayo Clinic study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings Balwinder Singh, M.D., says, “COPD is reversible in early stages, especially in smokers. These findings are important because they [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

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