Oct 19, 2020

Click here for Mayo Clinic COVID-19 (coronavirus) information

By Joel Streed @jstreed
This site will be updated regularly with information from Mayo Clinic experts.
Click here for Mayo Clinic COVID-19 (coronavirus) information
Oct 20, 2020

Facts about the flu vaccine, COVID-19

By DeeDee Stiepan @deedeejstiepan
The race toward a vaccine for COVID-19 continues as multiple clinical trials are in the end stages of testing. While the wait for that vaccine continues, experts are urging people to get vaccinated for another infectious disease: influenza. While there have been questions about whether the flu vaccine could [...]
Facts about the flu vaccine, COVID-19
Oct 20, 2020

¿Puede un sistema de purificación ambiental doméstico proteger contra la COVID-19?

By Sharon Theimer @stheimer
Ventilar bien las áreas habitables puede prevenir enfermedades y reducir la transmisión de los virus, pero ¿son los limpiadores y los purificadores de aire portátiles capaces de combatir la COVID-19? El Dr. Gregory Poland, experto de Mayo Clinic en enfermedades infecciosas, dice que generalmente sí lo logran. «Mientras más intercambio de [...]
¿Puede un sistema de purificación ambiental doméstico proteger contra la COVID-19?
Oct 20, 2020

Is there a connection between asthma and acid reflux?

By Dana Sparks @danasparks
Asthma and acid reflux often occur together. It isn't clear why, or whether one causes the other. But we do know that acid reflux can worsen asthma and asthma can worsen acid reflux — especially severe acid reflux, a condition known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Asthma and acid reflux can [...]
Is there a connection between asthma and acid reflux?
Oct 20, 2020

Medications versus surgery for heart patients: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
Coronary artery disease is the most common type of heart disease in the U.S, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The condition develops when the major blood vessels that supply your heart with blood become damaged or diseased. Plaque buildup narrows your coronary arteries, causing symptoms such [...]
Oct 20, 2020

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Clinical trial for ductal carcinoma in situ vaccine

By Dana Sparks @danasparks
Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is an early form of a non-invasive breast cancer that begins as abnormal cells inside the milk ducts in the breast. It typically doesn't show signs or symptoms and it's estimated that up to 40% of cases eventually become invasive if not treated. The current standard [...]
Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Clinical trial for ductal carcinoma in situ vaccine
Oct 19, 2020

Investigador de Mayo Clinic encuentra posible vía microbiana para tratar síntomas del síndrome del colon irritable y disminuir el dolor abdominal

By Sharon Theimer @stheimer
Los investigadores de Mayo Clinic descubrieron nueva evidencia que vincula a los millones de bacterias residentes en el tracto digestivo y conocidas como microbioma con una red de factores que incitan el síndrome del colon irritable (IBS, por sus siglas en inglés). Los resultados se publicaron en la edición del [...]
Investigador de Mayo Clinic encuentra posible vía microbiana para tratar síntomas del síndrome del colon irritable y disminuir el dolor abdominal
Oct 19, 2020

Consumer Health: Did you know that melanoma can begin in the eye?

By Laurel Kelly @laureljkelly
Melanoma is a type of cancer that develops in the cells that produce melanin — the pigment that gives your skin its color. According to the American Cancer Society, while melanoma accounts for only about 1% of skin cancers, it causes a large majority of skin cancer deaths. Your eyes also [...]
Consumer Health: Did you know that melanoma can begin in the eye?
Oct 19, 2020

Mayo Clinic Minute: The dangers of hypertension in young adults

By Jason Howland @JasonHowland
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a significant risk factor for heart disease and other major health issues. A recent JAMA study shows a large number of Americans between the ages of 18 and 44 aren't even aware that they have high blood pressure. It stresses the importance of regular [...]
Oct 19, 2020

Dr. Halamka elected to National Academy of Medicine

By Duska Anastasijevic @duska
ROCHESTER, Minn. — John Halamka, M.D., president, Mayo Clinic Platform, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).  This election, one of the highest honors in medicine, recognizes exemplary professional achievement and service commitment. Dr. Halamka is one of 100 people elected to the academy this year.  "The election to [...]
Dr. Halamka elected to National Academy of Medicine
Oct 19, 2020

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: US coronavirus map -- what do the trends mean for you?

By Jennifer O'Hara @jenohara
As cases of COVID-19 rise in many areas of the U.S., it's important for people to have up-to-date information to protect themselves and their loved ones. Mayo Clinic has a tracking tool that features the latest COVID-19 data for every county in all 50 states, and Washington, D.C. The tool also [...]
Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: US coronavirus map -- what do the trends mean for you?
Oct 19, 2020

Benefits of exercise: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Michael Joyner, a Mayo Clinic anesthesiologist, will share the many benefits of exercise. To listen, click the link below. Benefits of exercise
Oct 18, 2020

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Mixed reality -- where virtual reality and real life meet in the operating room

By Jennifer O'Hara @jenohara
Mayo Clinic recently performed the first-ever shoulder arthroplasty procedure that used mixed reality technology in the United States. This technology provides surgeons with a 3D holographic view of the patient's preoperative plan, allowing the surgeon to visualize, rotate and interact with a surgical plan during the procedure. On the Mayo [...]
Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Mixed reality -- where virtual reality and real life meet in the operating room
Oct 17, 2020

Mayo Clinic Radio: Innovation in surgery / head and neck cancer / non hormonal treatments for menopause

By Jennifer O'Hara @jenohara
On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Shanda Blackmon, a Mayo Clinic thoracic surgeon, explains how advances in surgical techniques are improving outcomes for patients. Also on the program, Dr. Eric Moore, a Mayo Clinic otolaryngologic head and neck surgeon, will share treatment options for head and neck cancers. And Dr. Jewel Kling, a [...]
Mayo Clinic Radio: Innovation in surgery / head and neck cancer / non hormonal treatments for menopause
Oct 17, 2020

Science Saturday: Mining the molecular origins of breast cancer for new cures

By Dana Sparks @danasparks
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to focus on new strategies for prevention and early detection. Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine and Mayo Clinic Cancer Center support stem cell biology research to uncover the molecular origins of breast cancer in order to bring new cures to the practice. Answering what are the [...]
Science Saturday: Mining the molecular origins of breast cancer for new cures
Oct 17, 2020

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 Activity Rehabilitation Program

By Jennifer O'Hara @jenohara
After COVID-19 patients have recovered from the infection, some continue to have lingering effects from the disease, known as post-COVID syndrome. To help these patients, Mayo Clinic has launched the COVID-19 Activity Rehabilitation Program. This program takes a multidisciplinary approach, including specialists in occupational medicine, pulmonary medicine, psychiatry and infectious [...]
Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 Activity Rehabilitation Program
Oct 16, 2020

Help with heartburn: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
Occasional heartburn is common for most people. They can manage the discomfort by taking medications, regulating the types of food they eat and making other lifestyle changes. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Jeffrey Alexander, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist discusses some of those treatment options. To listen, click [...]
Oct 16, 2020

Mayo Clinic Minute: Don't delay mammograms, other breast cancer screening

By DeeDee Stiepan @deedeejstiepan
Fewer breast cancers are being diagnosed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier in the year, when the pandemic began to intensify, many health care institutions suspended their screening programs and weren't offering mammography to patients. This resulted in a nearly 50% drop in new diagnoses of breast cancer, according to [...]
Oct 16, 2020

Mayo Clinic receives $22.1 million gift from The Centene Charitable Foundation for pancreatic cancer research

By Joe Dangor @joedangor
ROCHESTER, Minn. — A generous $22.1 million gift from The Centene Charitable Foundation will support Mayo Clinic's research into pancreatic cancer. This research will focus on patient-centered solutions using artificial intelligence and advanced diagnostics for early detection. "We are extremely grateful to The Centene Charitable Foundation and Mr. Michael Neidorff, chairman, president and [...]
Mayo Clinic receives $22.1 million gift from The Centene Charitable Foundation for pancreatic cancer research
Oct 16, 2020

Women's Wellness: Uterine fibroids are common noncancerous growths

By Dana Sparks @danasparks
Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths of the uterus that often appear during childbearing years. Also called leiomyomas (lie-o-my-O-muhs) or myomas, uterine fibroids aren't associated with an increased risk of uterine cancer and almost never develop into cancer. Fibroids range in size from seedlings, undetectable by the human eye, to bulky masses [...]
Women's Wellness: Uterine fibroids are common noncancerous growths
Oct 16, 2020

3 tips to effectively train for virtual races

By Cynthia Weiss @cindyweiss
Running is a great cardiovascular activity and one that has definite health advantages. For people who enjoy running, training, and completing a marathon or road race, brings a great sense of satisfaction. But when COVID-19 struck, many races were canceled to limit crowds. Now, virtual races are becoming a popular [...]
3 tips to effectively train for virtual races
Oct 16, 2020

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 lung damage could lead to a transplant

By Dana Sparks @danasparks
Severe lung damage has been a serious outcome for COVID-19 patients who survive and face recovery from the disease. "As we know, lungs are one of the major organs that are involved with COVID infection," says Dr. Sadia Shah, a Mayo Clinic transplant pulmonologist and critical care physician. "In severe cases, [...]
Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 lung damage could lead to a transplant
Oct 15, 2020

Why kids shouldn't specialize in one sport: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
Playing the same sport for an entire year and nothing else. It's called "sports specialization." In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, we hear from Dr. Anikar Chhabra, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon about why it could be causing harm to your child's body. To listen, click the link below. Why [...]
Oct 15, 2020

Halloween safety tips during COVID-19

By Deborah Balzer @DebBalzer
Traditionally, many children of all ages go door to door trick-or-treating on Halloween. This year, the recommendation is to avoid that activity and consider other ways to celebrate.  "The traditional Halloween celebration of trick-or-treating and going door to door unfortunately carries risk of transmission of COVID-19," says Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a [...]
Halloween safety tips during COVID-19
Oct 15, 2020

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Managing high cholesterol with lifestyle changes

By Cynthia Weiss @cindyweiss
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently had an annual well check with my primary care doctor and was told I have high cholesterol. I know it runs in my family, but I am 25 and thought I was eating well enough and exercising. I do not want to start taking medication. What [...]
Mayo Clinic Q and A: Managing high cholesterol with lifestyle changes