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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Tetralogy of Fallot and surgery

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DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My new grandson has tetralogy of Fallot. Can you explain the condition and treatment? Can I expect him to live a normal life? ANSWER: Tetralogy of Fallot (teh-TRAL-uh-jee of fuh-LOW) is a congenital heart disease that affects the structure of the heart. This abnormality occurs during development. It is not related to anything that […]

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Mitochondria vs. Alzheimer’s

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Targeting mitochondria is a promising therapeutic strategy. _________________________________________ “Mitochondria are the powerhouses of the cell.” Many a young science student has heard that truism. “Mitochondria are extremely important because they ensure that we have energy supply for cells to conduct functions,” says Mayo Clinic researcher Eugenia Trushina, Ph.D. “Otherwise, we would all be dead without energy.” With that […]

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Infographic: Women and heart disease

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Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com.

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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 variants and the evolving science

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People may be curious, confused or critical of what seem to be changing messages related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, reminds folks that messages change because data changes and the science evolves. “As we learn new science, we use that science to modify our […]

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Monoclonal antibody treatment helps couple recover quickly from COVID-19

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When Bob and Joyce Wachsmuth were diagnosed with COVID-19, their care team told them about two programs that could help with their care and recovery: remote patient monitoring and monoclonal antibody therapy. They quickly signed on for both. In early January, Bob Wachsmuth felt like a winter cold was coming on. “I didn’t pay much […]

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Consumer Health: Preventing throat cancer

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February is National Cancer Prevention Month, which makes this a good time to learn about what you can do to reduce your risk of developing cancer. Throat cancer is a general term that applies to cancer that develops in the throat or in the voice box. Most throat cancer symptoms aren’t specific to cancer. Symptoms of […]

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Changes for visitors at Mayo Clinic in Rochester

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Because of consistently low COVID-19 infection positivity rates in the community, Mayo Clinic in Rochester will start allowing two visitors for each patient during their inpatient and outpatient visits. Visitors to the inpatient setting will be able to come and go during visiting hours, which are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Highlights of inpatient visitor […]

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What to know about kids, COVID-19 vaccines and returning to school

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Many parents and caregivers are hoping their kids return to in-person learning. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released highly anticipated new guidance for getting children back into a physical classroom. Dr. Robert Jacobson, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician and vaccine researcher at Mayo Clinic Children’s Center, discusses the CDC plan, when a COVID-19 […]

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Advertencia del experto: prevenir una encefalitis es otra razón para vacunarse contra la COVID-19

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ROCHESTER, Minnesota: Los pacientes con COVID-19 corren riesgo de presentar complicaciones neurológicas, incluida una encefalitis o inflamación del cerebro. «Se ha informado acerca de casos de encefalitis entre los pacientes con COVID-19, a pesar de que, en general, parece ser una complicación relativamente rara», comenta el Dr. Michel Toledano, neurólogo de Mayo Clinic. En el caso […]

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COVID-19 drugs: What are they and how do they work?

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Although there is only one approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), many medications are being tested. This article is written by Mayo Clinic Staff. _______________________________________ The FDA has approved an antiviral drug called remdesivir (Veklury) to treat COVID-19 in adults and children who are age 12 and older. Remdesivir may be […]

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