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#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 12/2/17

Monday, December 04, 2017

Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 12/2/17 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Paul Claus, outgoing medical director of Mayo Clinic?s Hyperbaric and Altitude Medicine Program, discusses the?hyperbaric oxygen therapy program at Mayo Clinic. Also on the podcast, Dr. Saranya Chumsri, a medical oncologist at Mayo Clinic, discusses how cold cap therapy can help prevent chemotherapy-related [...]

Housecall: Herbal supplements

Monday, December 04, 2017

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Herbal supplements: What to know before you buy Herbal supplements, sometimes called botanicals, aren't new. Plants have been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years.?But herbal supplements generally haven't been subjected to the same scientific scrutiny and aren't as strictly regulated as medications.?Yet all herbs, including herbal supplement products labeled [...]

Expert Alert: Dr. Purna Kashyap reviews microbiome at frontier of personalized medicine

Monday, December 04, 2017

ROCHESTER, Minn. ? In the latest issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Mayo Clinic researchers reviewed the importance of the microbiome as a key component of personalized medicine to improve diagnosis, reduce disease risk and optimize early detection and treatment. The microbiome is the combined genetic material of the microorganisms in a particular environment. ?The ability [...]

Mayo Clinic, The Link launch one-of-a-kind gift registry to help victims of sex trafficking

Monday, December 04, 2017

ROCHESTER, Minn. ? As game day approaches, Mayo Clinic and The Link have teamed up to announce the launch of as part of an effort ?to raise awareness about sex trafficking and inspire people to make a difference by helping victims who have been trafficked. The Link is a Minneapolis-based nonprofit dedicated to helping [...]

Mayo Clinic Minute: What's your limit on holiday salt?

Monday, December 04, 2017

It's the time of year when food takes center place. You may find yourself packing plates high with mashed potatoes or ?snacking on stacks of chips. From family gatherings to treats in the office, high-sodium snacks and foods are everywhere. Too much salt can lead to??problems for some people with high blood pressure or heart [...]

Sharing Mayo Clinic: Arizona couple receives double cancer diagnosis

Sunday, December 03, 2017

When Vincent and Sandra Streech were diagnosed with cancer, the husband and wife turned to Mayo Clinic. The pair each received treatment through clinical trials, and today the future looks more promising for both of them. When Vincent Streech was diagnosed with?lung cancer, he knew he would be in for the fight of his life. [...]

Science Saturday: Magnifying tool reveals amazing world

Saturday, December 02, 2017

LONDON, England (September, 1665)?Spectacular images using an astounding new instrument can be seen in a new publication written by?Royal Society member Robert Hooke, titled ?Micrographia,or some Physiological Descriptions of Minute Bodies made by Magnifying Glasses with Observations and Inquiries thereupon.? The new instrument made of polished glass and cylinders of brass has just been added [...]

Women's Wellness: Comparing breast imaging tools

Thursday, November 30, 2017

DEAR MAYO CLINIC:?After a recent mammogram, my doctor suggested an additional test. She recommended molecular breast imaging, but, when I got to the appointment, I was scheduled for 3-D imaging. What is the difference between the two? Is one more accurate than the other at detecting breast cancer? ANSWER:?Both?molecular breast imaging?and a 3-D mammogram, also [...]

Making Mayo's Recipes: Baked brie envelopes

Thursday, November 30, 2017

An appetizer just in time for the holidays! Prepare this appetizer the day before guests arrive. Keep wrapped in the fridge until ready to bake. Each week one of the 100+ tasty video recipes from the?Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program?is?featured on the Mayo Clinic News Network, just in time for you to try at the [...]

Mayo Clinic Minute: Advancing technology making Type 1 diabetes management easier

Thursday, November 30, 2017

People with Type 1 diabetes can't produce insulin on their own, which used to mean a lifetime of getting poked with needles constantly to check blood sugar levels and inject insulin. But fast-advancing technology has led to artificial pancreas systems that can be implanted in the body, making the lives of people with Type 1 [...]

Home Remedies: Can huperzine A treat Alzheimer's disease?

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

? Huperzine (HOOP-ur-zeen) A, a dietary supplement derived from the Chinese club moss Huperzia serrata, is sparking some interest as a potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease. Huperzine A acts as a cholinesterase inhibitor ? a type of medication that works by improving the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain. Small early studies suggest that huperzine [...]

Infographic: Pinpointing epileptic seizures for adults

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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Dr. J. William Charboneau receives lifetime achievement award

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

CHICAGO ? For J. William Charboneau, M.D., life is a journey of unknown possibilities, filled with family. And Tuesday, Nov. 28, with family both personal and professional by his side and in the audience, Dr. Charboneau?s journey reached another destination. Read more about Dr. Charboneau's atypical route to pioneering radiologist here. Dr. Charboneau, an emeritus [...]

Mayo Clinic Minute: 5 tips for cooking with healthier oils

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Your body needs some fat?to function normally. However, not all fats are created equal, and it?s wise to choose the healthier options whenever possible. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Angie Murad, a dietitian with the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, offers five tips for selecting cooking oils. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: Broadcast-quality [...]

Something to Think About: How big and connected is your family tree?

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Dr. Amit Sood?says, "We are all individual leaves on a single large tree." Dear friend, Some of the biggest known family trees in the world?of Confucius, Lurie, and King Niall?make up a fraction of the real family tree of each one of us. The family tree of Confucius, for example, over eighty-six generations, is believed [...]

Hair loss: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Are you worried about your hairline? ?In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Dawn Davis explains why the sooner you address your hair loss, the better. To listen, click the link below. Hair Loss

In the Loop: ?Stay with me awhile? is a play about keeping vigil

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Mary Johnson spent more than 30 years as a hospital chaplain. The experience inspired a creative endeavor in her retirement: writing a play about what it's like to keep vigil. Mary Johnson served as a hospital chaplain at?Mayo Clinic?for 31 years. During that time, she often had a front-row seat to the difficult circumstances that [...]

Tuesday Tips: Secrets of people who bring their lunches

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

When an average restaurant lunch is 1,000 calories, it's time for a do-it-yourself approach to your noon hour. Simple steps like kitchen prep work at the weekend and packing your lunch the night before can make a difference. Watch:?Secrets of people who bring their lunches. Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1:24) is in the downloads.

Mayo Clinic develops neuro test that distinguishes demyelinating diseases from MS

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The test results can assist health care providers with treatment choices, improving patient care. ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Mayo Clinic has launched a first-in-the-U.S. clinical test that will help patients who recently have been diagnosed with an inflammatory demyelinating disease (IDD) but may be unsure of the exact disorder. Neurologic-related diseases commonly affect the brain, optic [...]

Mayo Clinic Minute: Figuring out fermented foods

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

You may have heard that fermented foods, such as sauerkraut or the fermented tea drink?kombucha, are good for your health. Dr. Joseph Murray, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, says some people may benefit from fermented foods, but he warns that there are pros and cons that go along with taking these products. Watch: The Mayo [...]