DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My kidneys are failing, and my doctor has told me that I need to have a kidney transplant. I am severely overweight, and [...]
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At a holiday celebration, the [...]
In this season of celebrating and gift-giving, you could have the chance to give someone the gift of a second chance at life.
Each year, approximately [...]
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Patients and staff are the heart of Mayo Clinic. Their close collaboration, determination and innovation often make what might have seemed impossible [...]
For many patients seeking kidney transplant, obesity is a barrier. Body mass index (BMI) is a traditional criterion for transplant, and a large portion of [...]
As a chef, Melvin Austin was used to working odd hours. Soda, sweet tea, and chocolate cake kept him awake during graveyard shifts, along with [...]
At 34, Steven Graham has already beaten the odds. Born with a heart defect, doctors predicted that he would not live past 30.
But over the [...]
It was a special day for the Ryans: the 25th anniversary of Jay’s heart transplant. It's an anniversary the family usually marks privately. But this [...]
November is National Diabetes Month, a time to assess your risk for diabetes and your options if you're diagnosed with the illness.
A diabetes diagnosis means [...]
ROCHESTER, Minn. — As families prepare to gather later this month for Thanksgiving, it is important for patients who are immunocompromised to take extra steps [...]
If you or a loved one are immunocompromised, and therefore at a higher risk of becoming severely ill from COIVD-19, it's more important than ever [...]
Unhealthy or damaged lungs can make it difficult for the body to get the oxygen it needs to survive. A variety of diseases or conditions [...]
Diabetes is a chronic condition that impairs the body's ability to regulate blood sugar due to inadequate insulin production. Producing insulin is a function [...]
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