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    For this Mayo Clinic expert, pancreatic cancer is personal

    Dr. Mark Truty encourages people to ask a lot of questions after a pancreatic cancer diagnosis. Watch for the personal reasons he promotes hope when he meets people with a recent diagnosis.
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    What is the one key to a successful diet?

    What’s the key to a successful diet? A little perseverance can go a long way. A diet is like a marriage: * Find one you love: you know you can stick with it for the rest of your life. * It’s healthy and stable: your diet is…
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    Small steps and changes to live a healthier life

    What are some small steps and small changes you can do to live a healthier life? It’s the little things that add up. Both in a good way and in a bad way. Try to do more of the little steps that are good, and less of the little…
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    Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Understanding heart testing and evaluation

    We all associate the heart with life, and it can be stressful to think there might be a problem with your heart. Heart tests — such as an EKG, an echocardiogram, a coronary angiogram and a stress test — are important ways to evaluate the health of your heart if…
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    Can you “catch up” on your sleep debt?

    Is it possible to “catch up” on sleep you’ve lost? Unfortunately, it’s not that easy. Join Stephen Kopecky, M.D., Preventative Cardiologist at Mayo Clinic, as he busts myths surrounding sleep debt and provides information surrounding the importance of sleep.
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    Mayo Clinic Minute: What’s the best sleeping position?

    Most people spend a third of their lives either asleep or resting, according to the Sleep Foundation. During sleep, the body recharges and repairs itself. And a good night’s sleep often can be determined by what position you are lying in bed. Back-sleepers beware. “I know many people find it to be…
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    Mayo Clinic Q&A: Don’t ignore the warning signs of stroke

    A stroke is a medical emergency, and prompt treatment is crucial. Taking fast action can reduce brain damage and other complications. When a stroke occurs, blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted. Strokes can happen at any age. It’s vital to know the risk factors and to recognize…
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    How do I reverse aging?

    While there isn’t a way to reverse the aging process, we CAN tell you about ways to slow aging and live a healthier life. Join Stephen Kopecky, M.D., Preventative Cardiologist at Mayo Clinic, as he provides tips to achieve a healthier and longer life.
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    Are you getting too much protein?

    Judging by all the protein bars, shakes and powders out there, you could be led to believe that you need a protein supplement. These products claim to curb appetite, help with weight loss and build muscle. But what’s the real story? Contrary to all the hype that everyone needs more…
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    Mayo Clinic Q&A: Immunotherapy for multiple myeloma

    Immunotherapy uses the body’s immune system to fight cancer, and it’s now a standard treatment option for people with multiple myeloma. Multiple myeloma is a cancer that forms in the type of white blood cell called a plasma cell. In this Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Yi Lin, a Mayo…
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    Lasting physical side effects of cancer

    Cancer and cancer treatments can change how you look and feel about your body. Active treatment is a physically intense journey that can alter your body permanently. You may have scars, changes to your hair and skin, or even lose a body part. Your weight and strength can fluctuate substantially.
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    How much stuff is too much stuff?

    Everyone likes to acquire and hold on to things for a variety of reasons. This item is unique. It reminds me of an important event in my life. It’s a great deal. I could have a use for it one day. Most people have a balance among what they obtain,…
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    Think you’ve tried every migraine medication? Think again.

    Migraine is an all-too-common and potentially disabling disorder. Migraine attacks can cause severe throbbing head pain or pulsing sensations, as well as nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound. Some treatments stop symptoms of a migraine attack (acute, or as-needed treatment) and other long-term treatments decrease the frequency and…
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    Why some patients need a second heart surgery

    People who’ve had an aortic dissection, which is emergency, lifesaving surgery, may need additional surgeries later to repair the aorta. Also, people who’ve had heart valve surgery and received replacement tissue valves will need the valves replaced after 10 years. In addition, adults with congenital heart disease often have surgery…
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    Good bacteria for your gut

    Amanda Gingrasso, D.N.P.,
    Mayo Clinic Press Editors
    The lining of your digestive tract — like every surface of your body — is covered in microorganisms, mostly bacteria. This microecosystem, called a microbiome, plays a large role in your health. Your mood and behavior also may be impacted by the microorganisms living in your microbiome. You may be…
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    Olfactory retraining after COVID-19

    The loss or change in a person’s sense of taste and smell is something that can happen to people who have had COVID-19.  It’s a common symptom with other viruses, including influenza, but it’s happening at a much larger magnitude due to the scale of the COVID-19 pandemic. Current estimates indicate that…
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    Not all low back pain is the same

    Kendall Snyder, M.D.,
    Mayo Clinic Press Editors
    Your back is made up of 30 bones stacked in a column surrounded by muscles and ligaments. It allows you to stand, walk, bend, sit and twist. It connects other parts of your skeleton and supports your spinal cord and nerve roots. Nearly every movement you make involves your back…
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    Recognizing and responding to delirium

    Heidi Lindroth, Ph.D.,
    Margaret Paulson, D.O.,
    Mayo Clinic Press Editors
    Delirium is a type of confusion that occurs suddenly and without warning. When people have delirium, they may have trouble focusing or paying attention. They also may feel groggy and drowsy, or act or say things out of character. Delirium can be a warning signal that someone is not feeling…
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    Preparing for surgery?

    Liz Cumberland, C.N.P.,
    Mayo Clinic Press Editors
    It’s official. You need surgery. You may have many thoughts and questions running through your head, whether it’s a minor, same-day procedure or a complex operation that requires you to stay in the hospital overnight. You may even feel anxious, confused or scared. While these emotions are normal and expected,…
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    The best diet to help prevent kidney stones

    It’s estimated that 1 in 10 people will get a kidney stone in his or her lifetime. Kidney stones are not only painful, but they can lead to serious complications that may require hospitalization and even surgery. The good news is kidney stones are preventable, and prevention can be as simple as…
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    Relief for dry eyes

    Cynthia Weiss,
    Mayo Clinic Press Editors
    Since the beginning of winter, my eyes feel dry and scratchy. I can no longer wear contacts because my eyes burn and sting, and are watery. How can my eyes be dry and watery at the same time, and what can be done to fix this? It’s common to have…
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    Your heart can break from stress

    Niti Aggarwal, M.D.,
    Nkechinyere Ijioma, M.B.B.S.,
    Mayo Clinic Press Editors
    Emotional stress — which can be brought on by grief, anger, loss or death of a loved one, domestic abuse, heated arguments, physical illness, or surgery — can be so bad that it feels like your heart is breaking. And in a way, it is. Broken heart syndrome is also…
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    Integrative oncology uses lifestyle medicine approach

    Mayo Clinic Press Editors
    Integrative medicine uses an approach to health care that includes practices not traditionally part of conventional medicine, such as herbs, acupuncture, massage, yoga and meditation. Integrative oncology incorporates these therapies into conventional cancer care. Integrative oncology helps people with cancer feel better by reducing the fatigue, nausea, pain and anxiety and other…