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Why kids shouldn’t specialize in one sport: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

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Playing the same sport for an entire year and nothing else. It’s called “sports specialization.” In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, we hear from Dr. Anikar Chhabra, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon about why it could be causing harm to your child’s body. To listen, click the link below. Why kids shouldn’t specialize in […]

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Halloween safety tips during COVID-19

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Traditionally, many children of all ages go door to door trick-or-treating on Halloween. This year, the recommendation is to avoid that activity and consider other ways to celebrate.  “The traditional Halloween celebration of trick-or-treating and going door to door unfortunately carries risk of transmission of COVID-19,” says Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a Mayo Clinic pediatric infectious […]

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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Managing high cholesterol with lifestyle changes

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DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently had an annual well check with my primary care doctor and was told I have high cholesterol. I know it runs in my family, but I am 25 and thought I was eating well enough and exercising. I do not want to start taking medication. What does it mean to have […]

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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Proper training can reduce the risk of ACL injury

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The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the key ligaments that help stabilize the knee joint. The ACL connects your thighbone, or femur, to your shinbone, or tibia. It’s most commonly torn during sports that involve sudden stops and changes in direction, such as basketball, soccer, tennis and volleyball. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A […]

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Whooping cough (pertussis) is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection

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In many people, whooping cough (pertussis) is marked by a severe hacking cough followed by a high-pitched intake of breath that sounds like “whoop.” Before the vaccine was developed, whooping cough was considered a childhood disease. Now whooping cough primarily affects children too young to have completed the full course of vaccinations and teenagers and […]

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Updated exercise guidelines for cancer patients, survivors: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

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Incorporating exercise into cancer care can help reduce some of the side effects. Researchers recently developed a new set of exercise guidelines for cancer patients and survivors. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Edward Laskowski, co-director of Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine, explains the new recommendations and the role regular exercise plays in survival […]

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Fluzone High-Dose: What distinguishes it from other flu vaccines?

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Fluzone High-Dose is a flu vaccine for people age 65 and older that’s given by injection. Like other flu vaccines, Fluzone High-Dose is made up of the three flu strains most likely to cause the flu during the upcoming flu season. A new vaccine called Fluzone High-Dose Quadrivalent that is made up of four flu […]

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Explicación sobre estudios de terapias experimentales contra la COVID-19

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Según queda claro después de meses de pandemia, la COVID-19 afecta a la gente de varias maneras. Algunos pueden infectarse y no presentar síntomas (ser asintomáticos), mientras otros tienen síntomas, pero no enferman gravemente. Existe también una tercera categoría que requiere ingresar al hospital debido a complicaciones intensas. Es precisamente para quienes presentan síntomas o […]

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Consumer Health: 11 tips for coping with a cancer diagnosis

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Learning that you have cancer is a difficult experience. You may feel anxious, afraid or overwhelmed. You also may wonder how you will cope in the days ahead. Almost half of all men and one-third of all women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer at some time in their lives. And a cancer […]

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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: FDA sets stricter standards for COVID-19 vaccine development

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In an effort to reassure the public about the safety and effectiveness of a vaccine, the Food and Drug Administration has set stricter standards for COVID-19 vaccine development. These standards include following phase 3 clinical trial participants for at least two months, and having at least five severe COVID-19 cases in the placebo group. The […]

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