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    In case you missed it: This week’s Top 5 stories on social media

Check out a few of the most popular News Network stories on @mayoclinic social media this past week.

Mayo Clinic Minute: Reasons to be a living kidney donor

In the U.S., almost 90,000 people are awaiting kidney transplants. Matching the right blood and tissue types to find a compatible donor kidney can be challenging, particularly when the donor pool is smaller than the number of people in need of a transplant.

4 types of head and neck cancers

According to the National Cancer Institute, head and neck cancers make up nearly 4% of all cancers in the U.S. These types of cancers are over twice as prevalent in men compared to women and are typically diagnosed more frequently in people over the age of 50.

Mayo Clinic Minute: Busting plant-based diet myths

Many people adopt a plant-based diet for its health benefits, cultural and religious significance, or simply because they enjoy the flavors of fruits and vegetables. Despite these reasons, some are hesitant to embrace a plant-based diet due to misconceptions.

Know the signs of irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic condition that affects the large intestine. Even though the digestive tract looks normal, it doesn't function as it should. Research suggests that about 12% of people in the U.S. have IBS, and it's more common among women than men and in people younger than 50.

Meningococcal disease on the rise in the US

A rise in invasive serogroup Y meningococcal disease has prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue a health advisory for healthcare providers. Anyone can become infected with the bacteria; however, young children, teenagers, people over 65, and anyone with HIV or immune deficiencies tend to have the highest rates of meningococcal disease.