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Mayo Clinic announces successful face transplant on Wyoming man

Friday, February 17, 2017

ROCHESTER, Minn. ? A multidisciplinary team of surgeons, physicians and other health professionals recently completed a near-total face transplant on a Wyoming man on Mayo Clinic?s Rochester campus. The extensive, life-changing surgery will improve the patient?s ability to chew, swallow, speak, breathe and smell. The recipient, Andrew Sandness, is a 32-year-old man from eastern Wyoming [...]

Researchers identify new process to raise natural armies of cancer-targeting T lymphocytes outside the body

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

PHOENIX ? Mayo Clinic and University of Washington researchers have discovered a new culture method that unlocks the natural fighter function of immune T-cells when they are passing through the bloodstream. This allows T-cell armies to be raised directly from blood that naturally recognize and target proteins that are present on most human cancers. The [...]

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Myofascial release therapy for pain

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What can you tell me about myofascial release therapy? Is it an effective treatment for muscle pain or tension? ANSWER: Myofascial release often is used in physical therapy and massage?practices. The technique focuses on pain believed to arise from myofascial tissues ? the body?s muscle (myo) and the tough connective tissue (fascial) [...]

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Vaccines prevent diseases

Monday, February 13, 2017

"Vaccinations prevent infections before they occur," says Dr. Vandana Bhide, a pediatrician and internal medicine specialist at Mayo Clinic.?She says, "Childhood diseases, once thought to have been eradicated, such as measles, mumps, rubella and whooping cough, are making a resurgence in the U.S." from waning immunity or lack of immunizations. Watch: Dr. Vandana Bhide talks [...]

Mayo Clinic, Children?s Hospital of Philadelphia announce rare congenital heart defect collaboration

Monday, February 13, 2017

ROCHESTER, Minn. and PHILADELPHIA ? Mayo Clinic?s Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and Children?s Hospital of Philadelphia are collaborating to delay and prevent heart failure from hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a rare and complex form of congenital heart disease in which the left side of a child's heart is [...]

Burn calories without burning out on exercise: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

Monday, February 13, 2017

Weight loss can be a math equation. To lose one pound of fat per week, burn 500 calories per day more than you consume. Knowing the numbers can make it tempting to try to burn too many calories too quickly. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Michael Jensen offers ideas for burning?calories without [...]

Mayo Clinic Minute: The facts on chocolate, wine and your heart

Monday, February 13, 2017

Valentines Day is a day full of romance and spoiling your partner with guilty pleasures. But according to cardiologists at Mayo Clinic, some of those guilty pleasures don't have to make you feel quite so guilty. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Ian Roth takes a closer look at why some of the chocolates in that [...]

#MayoClinicRadio Podcast: 2/11/17

Monday, February 13, 2017

Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 2/11/17 Vitamin D is found in many foods, including fish, eggs, fortified milk and cod liver oil. The sun also adds to the body?s daily production of vitamin D, and as little as 10 minutes of exposure is thought to help prevent deficiency.?Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium, which forms [...]

Housecall: Heart disease in women

Monday, February 13, 2017

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Heart disease in women: Symptoms and risk factors Heart disease is the most common cause of death in the U.S., but some heart disease symptoms in women may be different from those in men. Discover what puts women at risk and how they can protect themselves. Norovirus infection: An overview The [...]

Sharing Mayo Clinic: Cancer Survivor Finds Strength in Community

Sunday, February 12, 2017

My breast cancer journey started on April Fool?s Day?? April ?1, 2011. Only it wasn?t a joke. Editor?s Note: Carol Phillips is an IT analyst/programmer at Mayo Clinic's Rochester campus. . She shares her experience and why she travels to Florida to support the annual 26.2 with DONNA Marathon . My routine yearly mammogram came [...]

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Flaxseed ? a nutritional powerhouse

Saturday, February 11, 2017

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have heard that adding flaxseed to my diet could improve my health, but I know nothing about it. What's the best way to take it? ANSWER: Flaxseed?is a nutritional powerhouse. Its health benefits come from the fact that it's high in fiber and is a rich source of a plant-based type [...]

Foot problems: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

Friday, February 10, 2017

From Athletes foot to bunions and nail infections. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute we talk common foot problems with Dr. Elizabeth Cozine. To listen, click the link below. Foot problems

Home Remedies: Tips for treating teething babies

Friday, February 10, 2017

Drooling, crankiness and tears can make teething an ordeal for parents, caregivers and babies alike. Here's help easing the pain ? for all of you. What's typical? Although timing varies widely, babies often begin teething by about age 6 months. The two bottom front teeth (lower central incisors) are usually the first to appear, followed [...]

Mayo Clinic Minute: Treating age-related macular degeneration

Friday, February 10, 2017

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)?is one of the most common reasons for vision loss in people over 65.?A family history of AMD, smoking and obesity can put you at greater risk for it. The good news is early?diagnosis can preserve sight. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Jeff Olsen talks with?Dr. Sophie Bakri, a Mayo Clinic retinal [...]

Living With Cancer: Caring for your skin

Friday, February 10, 2017

How to care for skin during and after radiation Skin changes can be one of the primary side effects of radiation therapy. In addition to using a mild, unscented moisturizer, try these tips to feel more comfortable. Breast reconstruction with implants: An overview After a mastectomy, how does a plastic surgeon restore shape to a [...]

Making Mayo's Recipes: Chicken sausage meatballs

Thursday, February 09, 2017

This is the perfect make-ahead meal for the weekend. Learn how to roll meatballs with ground chicken breast, Parmesan cheese and Italian seasonings.?Store uncooked meatballs in the fridge overnight or freeze for up to 3 months. Each Thursday one of the 100+ tasty video recipes from the?Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program?is?featured on the Mayo Clinic [...]

Hypertension prevention: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Blood pressure is determined by the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries. The more blood your heart pumps and the narrower your arteries, the higher your blood pressure. High blood pressure, known as hypertension, generally develops over many years. Uncontrolled hypertension?increases your risk of [...]

Something to Think About: The power of surrender

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Dr. Amit Sood says, "Replacing intellect with surrender is a good bargain." Dear friend, I can read, write, predict, remember, analyze, decide, create, imagine, and entertain. I am not a genius but am not entirely dumb. From the time I became conscious of my presence, I have been busy trying to prove to the world [...]

Mayo Clinic Minute: Are you drinking empty calories?

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Not all calories are created equal, and some aren?t doing you any good. They?re called empty calories. These calories lack beneficial nutrients and can thwart your efforts to improve health and lose weight. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Donald Hensrud, medical director of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, explains a few?ways you may [...]

Infographic: Hard-hitting facts about concussions

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

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