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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Mixed reality — where virtual reality and real life meet in the operating room

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Mayo Clinic recently performed the first-ever shoulder arthroplasty procedure that used mixed reality technology in the United States. This technology provides surgeons with a 3D holographic view of the patient’s preoperative plan, allowing the surgeon to visualize, rotate and interact with a surgical plan during the procedure. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Joaquin […]

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Mayo Clinic Radio: Innovation in surgery / head and neck cancer / non hormonal treatments for menopause

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On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Shanda Blackmon, a Mayo Clinic thoracic surgeon, explains how advances in surgical techniques are improving outcomes for patients. Also on the program, Dr. Eric Moore, a Mayo Clinic otolaryngologic head and neck surgeon, will share treatment options for head and neck cancers. And Dr. Jewel Kling, a women’s health expert, will share […]

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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 Activity Rehabilitation Program

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After COVID-19 patients have recovered from the infection, some continue to have lingering effects from the disease, known as post-COVID syndrome. To help these patients, Mayo Clinic has launched the COVID-19 Activity Rehabilitation Program. This program takes a multidisciplinary approach, including specialists in occupational medicine, pulmonary medicine, psychiatry and infectious diseases to treat persistent symptoms […]

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Science Saturday: Mining the molecular origins of breast cancer for new cures

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to focus on new strategies for prevention and early detection. Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine and Mayo Clinic Cancer Center support stem cell biology research to uncover the molecular origins of breast cancer in order to bring new cures to the practice. Answering what are the causes of breast cancer at […]

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Help with heartburn: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

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Occasional heartburn is common for most people. They can manage the discomfort by taking medications, regulating the types of food they eat and making other lifestyle changes. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Jeffrey Alexander, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist discusses some of those treatment options. To listen, click the link below. Help with […]

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Mayo Clinic Minute: Don’t delay mammograms, other breast cancer screening

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Fewer breast cancers are being diagnosed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier in the year, when the pandemic began to intensify, many health care institutions suspended their screening programs and weren’t offering mammography to patients. This resulted in a nearly 50% drop in new diagnoses of breast cancer, according to a study in JAMA. Watch: The […]

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Mayo Clinic receives $22.1 million gift from The Centene Charitable Foundation for pancreatic cancer research

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ROCHESTER, Minn. — A generous $22.1 million gift from The Centene Charitable Foundation will support Mayo Clinic‘s research into pancreatic cancer. This research will focus on patient-centered solutions using artificial intelligence and advanced diagnostics for early detection. “We are extremely grateful to The Centene Charitable Foundation and Mr. Michael Neidorff, chairman, president and CEO of Centene Corporation, for […]

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Women’s Wellness: Uterine fibroids are common noncancerous growths

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Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths of the uterus that often appear during childbearing years. Also called leiomyomas (lie-o-my-O-muhs) or myomas, uterine fibroids aren’t associated with an increased risk of uterine cancer and almost never develop into cancer. Fibroids range in size from seedlings, undetectable by the human eye, to bulky masses that can distort and […]

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3 tips to effectively train for virtual races

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Running is a great cardiovascular activity and one that has definite health advantages. For people who enjoy running, training, and completing a marathon or road race, brings a great sense of satisfaction. But when COVID-19 struck, many races were canceled to limit crowds. Now, virtual races are becoming a popular alternative. Allison Gregg, a Mayo […]

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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 lung damage could lead to a transplant

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Severe lung damage has been a serious outcome for COVID-19 patients who survive and face recovery from the disease. “As we know, lungs are one of the major organs that are involved with COVID infection,” says Dr. Sadia Shah, a Mayo Clinic transplant pulmonologist and critical care physician. “In severe cases, the patient’s lungs can […]

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