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Discovery's Edge: The fault in our bars When bar charts take over the world of scientific figures, Mayo Clinic researchers and colleagues sound the alarm. Looking up, into the night sky overwhelms the senses.?All those
In the Loop: Furry friends and fun take fear out of the hospital It may look like Amy K. Olson's job is all fun and games. Her 9-to-5 routine includes activities like playing bingo, bandaging dolls and leading crazy "crafternoons." But for Olson
Treating skin abrasions known as ?raspberries? Raspberries are usually bright red and painful, and, no ? not the fruit. Raspberries, strawberries, road rash ? whatever you call these scrapes ? are painful and can be difficult
Parasite Wonders: A parasitologist's view of the world This week's case involves an object seen in a stool specimen from a patient in Cambodia. What is it? Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Dr. Bobbi Pritt?posts a new case, along
Dialysis and the elderly: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, ?Dr. Bjorg Thorsteindottir comments on a study looking at dialysis treatment in the elderly. To listen, click the link below. Dialysis and
Mayo Clinic Minute: Peeling into the health benefits of bananas What's yellow, weighs more than 25?pounds and is something you'll likely have eaten?by the end of December? The answer: a year's supply of bananas. "The average American consumes
Infectious Diseases A-Z: Flu vaccine reduces a child's risk of death A recent Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) study?shows that children who are vaccinated against?influenza?are significantly less likely to die from the flu.?Dr
Genetic testing of pancreatic cyst fluid accurately detects pre cancerous and early cancer lesions ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Mayo Clinic researchers have found that a panel of methylated DNA markers in pancreatic cyst fluid can accurately detect advanced precancerous lesions and early
'Stem the tide' of rising syphilis rates in United States The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)?has issued a ?call to action? to hopefully slow the spread of syphilis.?Syphilis is a bacterial infection usually spread by
#MayoClinicRadio Podcast: 5/6/17 Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 5/6/17 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Kristin Zhao, director?of Mayo Clinic's Assistive and Restorative Technology Laboratory, and Dr. Kendall Lee
World Ovarian Cancer Day Ovarian cancer often goes undetected until it has spread within the pelvis and abdomen. At this late stage, ovarian cancer is more difficult to treat and is frequently fatal.?World
Fit versus fat: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute Being overweight increases your risk of health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and stroke. Exercise helps to reduce those risks. So, what happens if
Housecall: Caring for a dying loved one THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES End of life: Caring for a dying loved one When someone you care about is approaching the end of life, you might not feel prepared. Understanding what to
Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treatment often can keep morphea symptoms in check DEAR MAYO CLINIC: About six months ago, a large, white dent appeared on my left buttock. After a biopsy, I was diagnosed with morphea. I was told that it is not systemic, but that
Making Mayo's Recipes: 3 healthy ways to cook with nuts Stock your pantry with whole, raw nuts and seeds. They make great snacks. Plus, these nutritional powerhouses add crunch and quality protein to your cooking. When you cook with
Mayo Clinic Minute: Tanning beds and OCD What do?tanning beds ?have to do with obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD? Mayo Clinic experts say some people who tan frequently may do so for the same reasons someone with OCD
Parkinson?s disease study featured in top research article for 2016 SUN CITY WEST, Ariz., and SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. ? Researchers at Banner Sun Health Research Institute and Mayo Clinic are continuing to study how to diagnose early Parkinson?s disease
Home Remedies: Complications of ingrown toenails Ingrown toenails are a common condition in which the corner or side of a toenail grows into the soft flesh. The result is pain, redness, swelling and, sometimes, an infection
Sunglasses as protection: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute In this Mayo Clinic Minute, dermatologist Dr. Dawn Davis explains why a good pair of sunglasses is much more than a fashion statement. To listen, click the link below. Sunglasses
Living With Cancer: Vegetables might taste good right now Tastes change during cancer treatment: Try more vegetables During and after treatment for cancer, your tastes can change and you may prefer vegetables over meat in particular. Here