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Consumer Health: Treating vitiligo

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Vitiligo is a rare condition where the skin loses melanin, the pigment that determines skin, hair and eye color. Vitiligo occurs when the cells that produce melanin die or no longer form melanin, causing slowly enlarging white patches to appear on the skin. The condition is not life-threatening or contagious, but it can be stressful. […]

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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Remote monitoring of COVID-19 patients

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When patients are diagnosed with COVID-19, they are required to self-isolate until the infection is cleared. Some patients will be at risk for complications, and may need comprehensive support at home. Providing that support is the goal of Mayo Clinic’s remote patient monitoring team. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Ryan T. Hurt, a Mayo […]

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Research of Experimental COVID-19 Therapeutics Explained

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As is clear after months of the pandemic, COVID-19 can affect people in a number of ways. Some can be infected and have no symptoms ― what’s known as asymptomatic. Others have symptoms, but do not have a serious illness. A third category, however, can require hospitalization for intensive complications. For those with symptoms or […]

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COVID-19 cardiac involvement on the rise

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In the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, the disease was recognized as a respiratory virus. Research is showing that the SARS-CoV-2 virus is causing more significant cardiac issues than initially thought. “We are finding that COVID-19 can cause direct damage to the heart,” says Dr. Leslie Cooper, chair of the Department of Cardiology at Mayo […]

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Consumer Health: Are you getting enough grains in your gluten-free diet?

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Grains are an important part of a healthy diet. They’re a good source of healthy carbohydrates, various vitamins and minerals, and fiber. And they’re also naturally low in fat. But if you have celiac disease, eating plenty of gluten-free grains can be a challenge. Celiac disease, sometimes called celiac sprue or gluten-sensitive enteropathy, is an […]

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Rehabilitation after COVID-19

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For some patients who have had COVID-19, symptoms of the disease may last long after the infection is over. These “long haulers,” who have what is known as post-COVID syndrome, may need rehabilitation to return to daily activities or work. To help these patients, Mayo Clinic has launched the COVID Activity Rehabilitation Program, or CARP, […]

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Mayo Clinic Radio: Structural heart disease / hip arthroscopy / safety during manicure

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Structural heart disease is a problem with the tissues or valves of the heart. On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Peter Pollak, director of Structural Heart Disease at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus, discusses mitral valve disease and another structural heart disease problem, patent foramen ovale — a hole in the heart that didn’t close the way it should after birth. Also […]

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Center for Individualized Medicine ninth annual conference: Innovate. Connect. Transform.

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It has been a remarkable year of discoveries and medical advances at Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine. Some innovations include personalized treatments for cancer and rare diseases, and the development of lifesaving artificial intelligence algorithms. All of the center’s efforts are driven by advanced genetic analysis and aimed at providing patients with answers, treatment […]

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Mayo Clinic expert discusses how contact tracing may slow the spread of COVID-19

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Contact tracing is an important tool that’s being used to slow the spread of COVID-19. It’s the process of notifying family, friends, co-workers and other close contacts of people newly infected with a virus, such as SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, to let them know they may have been exposed. Dr. Pritish Tosh, a Mayo Clinic […]

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Are there health benefits to taking turmeric: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

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Can an ancient yellow root spice be good for you? A recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows curcumin, an active ingredient in turmeric, effectively kills certain cancer cells. While research continues on the role turmeric plays in treating cancer, in this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, dietitian, Anya Guy explains […]

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