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Mayo Clinic Q and A: What causes erectile dysfunction and should it be checked?

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it easy to determine a direct cause of erectile dysfunction? My husband is 51 and refuses to see his doctor even though I know it?s bothering him. Does erectile dysfunction ever go away on its own, or is treatment always necessary? ANSWER: Finding the specific cause of erectile dysfunction?isn?t always simple. [...]

Infectious Diseases A -Z: National Influenza Vaccination Week

Monday, December 05, 2016

Have you had your annual influenza vaccination? If not, this National Influenza Vaccination Week may be the perfect time.?The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention selected the week of Dec. 4-10 to highlight the importance of flu vaccines?through the holiday season and beyond. Mayo Clinic internal medicine specialist Dr. Vandana Bhide says influenza?can be?a serious [...]

High school football players, 1956-1970, did not have increase of neurodegenerative diseases

Monday, December 05, 2016

ROCHESTER, Minn. ? A Mayo Clinic study published online today in Mayo Clinic Proceedings found that varsity football players from 1956 to 1970 did not have an increased risk of degenerative brain diseases compared with athletes in other varsity sports. The researchers reviewed all the yearbooks and documented team rosters for Mayo High School and [...]

How one minute could prevent unnecessary hospitalization, tests for patients with low-risk chest pains

Monday, December 05, 2016

ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Using a shared decision-making aid to involve patients more in their own care decisions can prevent unnecessary hospitalization or advanced cardiac tests for patients reporting low-risk chest pain ? for the cost of about 1 minute of time. So says a study from Mayo Clinic researchers, published online today?in The?BMJ. According to [...]

#MayoClinicRadio Podcast: 12/3/16

Monday, December 05, 2016

Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 12/3/16 You probably know?what stress feels like. The average person has 150 undone tasks at any given time. But what can you do to manage stress? One key is resiliency: being able to adapt to life's misfortunes and setbacks. On Mayo Clinic Radio, stress and resiliency expert Dr. Amit Sood shares [...]

Heart disease and menopause: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

Monday, December 05, 2016

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Stephanie Faubion talks about why a women's ?risk of heart issues increases after menopause. To listen, click the link below. Heart Disease and Menopause

Mayo Clinic Minute: Burn calories without burning out on exercise

Monday, December 05, 2016

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. ?For someone who?s sedentary and unfit, burning 500 extra calories per day is going to [...]

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Prevent kidney stones with the right amount of calcium

Saturday, December 03, 2016

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What?s the difference between almond milk and regular milk??When I was drinking regular milk, I was getting calcium oxalate kidney stones every couple of years; however, when I stopped dairy, the kidney stones stopped. I?m hesitant to start dairy again, so am wondering if drinking almond milk will make a difference. ANSWER: [...]

Living With Cancer: Hepatocellular carcinoma

Friday, December 02, 2016

Hepatocellular carcinoma Hepatocellular carcinoma is the most common type of primary liver cancer. Hepatocellular carcinoma occurs most often in people with chronic liver diseases, such as cirrhosis caused by hepatitis B or hepatitis C infection. Fight the flu bug by keeping hands clean During and after cancer treatment, it's common to feel vulnerable to colds [...]

Home Remedies: Helping a hoarse voice

Friday, December 02, 2016

You've likely had days when your voice sounds excessively husky, raspy or weak. You may have even lost your voice for a short time. Laryngitis is an inflammation of your voice box (larynx) from overuse, irritation or infection.?Inside the larynx are your vocal cords ? two folds of mucous membrane covering muscle and cartilage. Normally, [...]

Mayo Clinic Minute: Creating healthier yogurts

Friday, December 02, 2016

Not all yogurts are created equal, and some come with ingredients you may not want for breakfast. "The No. 1?thing would be added sugar," says Jen Welper, an executive wellness chef with the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program. "Even though it might say it?s light or fat-free, there?may be sugar added to replace the creaminess [...]

Mayo Clinic innovation drives CT practice forward

Friday, December 02, 2016

ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Innovation has been an integral part of the Mayo Clinic Department of Radiology?s CT program since 1973, when it installed the first CT scanner in North America. Mayo physicians and researchers continue to drive forward progress in the field, particularly through the work of the CT Clinical Innovation Center, which was founded [...]

#FlashbackFriday 1990: Fiber-optic cable launches integration

Friday, December 02, 2016

This article first appeared in September 1990,?in the publication Mayovox. More than 100 people from Rochester, Scottsdale and Jacksonville have teamed up in a successful computer-system effort that benefits Mayo Clinic patients at all three locations. Mayo opened clinics in Jacksonville and Scottsdale in 1986 and 1987, respectively. Each clinic started operation using independent computers [...]

Something to Think About: Healing old hurts

Friday, December 02, 2016

Dr. Amit Sood says, "Revisit old wounds to heal them, not open them afresh." Dear friend, In the soil rich with fear, selfishness, greed, and ignorance, the seeds of unkind words and actions sprout. Such seeds, when they get lodged in a vulnerable mind, give birth to saplings of hurt. These saplings are initially weak. [...]

Making Mayo's Recipes: Butternut Squash Raviolis

Thursday, December 01, 2016

See how to make butternut squash ravioli from scratch ? it?s easier than you might think!?This healthy pasta incorporates flax seed, which is high in fiber and omega3 fatty acids. After boiling the ravioli, you can saute briefly in a little olive oil or butter, if desired. Each Thursday one of the 100+ tasty video [...]

3 leading health organizations aim to reduce suicides by physicians, medical trainees

Thursday, December 01, 2016

CHICAGO ? As increasing rates of stress, depression and fatigue fuel concern about physician well-being, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and Mayo Clinic today launched an initiative to prevent physician and medical trainee suicides. ?We want to be part of a national dialogue that addresses [...]

Mayo Clinic Minute: How holiday salt hurts your heart

Thursday, December 01, 2016

From Thanksgiving to New Year's, kitchen tables are loaded with holiday treats. Many of these recipes are full of salt, which can cause problems for some people with high blood pressure or heart failure. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, reporter Vivien Williams talks to Dr. Stephen Kopecky about how much salt you should have, and [...]

Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's researcher hopeful, despite new drug's failure

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Many patient advocates were disappointed recently when a major pharmaceutical company announced its clinical drug trial attempting to slow the advancement of Alzheimer's disease had failed to show significant benefit. The trial used Eli Lilly's drug solanezumab, an antibody, to try to target the building blocks of amyloid plaques in the brains of the those [...]

Tinnitus: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Bothered by a ringing or buzzing in your ears? ?Dr. Janalene Niichel has some answers about tinnitus. To listen, click the link below. Tinnitus

Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine to co-host World Stem Cell Summit 2016 Dec. 6-9

Thursday, December 01, 2016

ROCHESTER, Minn. ? The Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine is a co-sponsor of the 2016 World Stem Cell Summit. More than 1,200 attendees are expected at the 12th annual event in West Palm Beach, Florida. A?delegation of administrators, researchers and clinical ?experts from Mayo Clinic will participate in featured presentations and panel discussions highlighting [...]