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A grim calculus: COVID-19 cases increasing as people relax precautions

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Cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. continue to rise as some parts of the country relax precautions that are known to slow the spread of the virus, such as social distancing and mask wearing. Community spread of a virus, like the one that causes COVID-19, means people have been infected with the virus in an […]

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Sitting at home is worse for your heart: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

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How much time do you spend sitting? If you’re like most Americans, you sit an average of 6.5 to 8 hours every day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Stephen Kopecky, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, explains why sitting at home may be worse for […]

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Preguntas y respuestas: Vacunas en medio de la pandemia de COVID-19

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La anticipación de contar con una vacuna contra la COVID-19 despierta expectativa y plantea muchas preguntas. Aunque nadie puede precisar cuándo habrá una vacuna, ahora es posible responder algunas preguntas. El Dr. Andrew Badley, director del Grupo de Trabajo para Investigación sobre la COVID, compartió hace poco su pericia en el tema mediante las siguientes […]

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Mayo Clinic Minute: What does it mean if you have dense breasts?

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Mammograms are better at detecting cancer in women who do not have dense breasts. How do you know if you have dense breasts, and what does it mean if you do? Dr. Loni Neal, an internal medicine physician at the Mayo Clinic Breast Diagnostic Center, explains what dense breasts are and why it matters. Watch: […]

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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Managing COVID-19 inpatients

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While most people who contract COVID-19 will be able to manage symptoms and recover at home, there are some who have a more severe course of the disease and need to be hospitalized. Physicians and scientists have learned a lot about COVID-19 in the first nine months of the pandemic, and that new knowledge is […]

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Consumer Health: Understanding ductal carcinoma in situ

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Breast cancer will affect 1 in 8 women, according to the American Cancer Society. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in the U.S. Ductal carcinoma in situ is considered the earliest form of breast cancer. It’s characterized by the presence of abnormal cells inside a milk duct in the breast. […]

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Experta de Mayo Clinic habla sobre cómo seguir la evolución de la COVID-19

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Cuando alguien se infecta con el virus SARS-CoV-2 que causa la enfermedad del coronavirus COVID-19, puede sentirse de varias maneras distintas. Algunas personas están completamente asintomáticas, mientras que otras presentan síntomas y hay quienes se ponen muy enfermos. Muchos de los que tienen síntomas pueden presentar fiebre, escalofríos, sudores, dolor del cuerpo y un malestar […]

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Diagnosing and treating COVID-19

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COVID-19 can be diagnosed several ways when looking for active infection. “The most common way that testing is done is with a swab into the nose or into the nasal pharyngeal area,” says Dr. Stacey Rizza, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases expert. “This polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test is essentially a test looking for the […]

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Treating bile duct cancer: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

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In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Bret Petersen, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, discusses treatments for bile duct cancer. To listen, click the link below. Treating bile duct cancer

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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Integrating work at home

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DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have been working from home since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and my company recently shared that we would be continuing to do so. In the beginning, it was difficult for me to juggle working remotely with my children’s online schooling and finding time for myself. Do you have any suggestions for […]

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