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    Ehlers-Danlos syndrome: A common but overlooked cause of chronic pain

    A middle-aged woman recently sent a panicked email to Mayo Clinic’s Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) Clinic. She wrote: “I’m worried I have hypermobility, and my doctor said I might have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. What does this mean? Is this going to get worse? Is there anything I can do to make the…
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    What is good health?

    What, really, does it mean to be in good health? Is it the absence of disease? Or is it where your mind, body, and spirit are all functioning well? In this episode, Dr. Stephen Kopecky, M.D., Preventative Cardiologist at @MayoClinic, talks through the true meaning of good health and healthiness…
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    Pride and Pronouns: Caring for trans and nonbinary patients

    Uncertainty over which pronouns to use with gender diverse patients can spark anxiety for medical professionals and new acquaintances alike. But that anxiety is no match for the trauma felt by transgender, intersex and other gender diverse patients who deal with being misgendered every day. Host Lee Hawkins is joined…
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    Body image issues in children and teens

    Nick Johnstone
    Studies show that kids as young as age 3 have body image concerns. Those concerns tend to escalate sharply — year on year — peaking in adolescence but often cropping up over a lifetime. Jocelyn R. Lebow, Ph.D., L.P., a clinical psychologist at Mayo Clinic in…
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    Is my sex drive “normal”?

    In this recurring guest column, Kate White, M.D., of Boston Medical Center, answers your questions on all things gynecology. As the author of the Mayo Clinic Press book Your Sexual Health, she’s ready to dole out wisdom on sex, periods, menopause and more. Submit a question …
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    Autism: Diagnosis before kindergarten has therapy benefits

    Nick Johnstone
    Jessica M. Davis, M.D., is often the first stop for parents of children under 5 who are suspected of having autism spectrum disorder. Deciding which kids to recommend for further assessment is a complex task. Autism is difficult to diagnose in anyone, and even more so in the very young.
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    Are fad diets healthy? Do they work?

    We’ve all heard of the infamous fad diet, and it’s possible you’ve been on at least one of them. But do they really work, and are they truly healthy for you? In this episode, Dr. Stephen Kopecky, M.D., Preventative Cardiologist at @MayoClinic, breaks down what fad diets are and how…
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    Is AI Biased? How Do We Fix It?

    Artificial Intelligence is full of technological and economic promise, but, just like its creators, AI isn’t free from subconscious discrimination. As AI becomes more commonplace in the medical field, questions of whether racial bias will be mitigated or expanded in the future are omnipresent. The solution will depend on how…
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    Beyond the flu shot: Stay up to date on your vaccines

    “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” — Benjamin Franklin One of the most powerful tools you have for preventing infection is vaccination. You may be familiar with annual flu shots, or maybe you’ve accompanied your kids to their vaccinations at the pediatrician’s office. But did you…
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    Raising your kids to be healthy cooks

    Watch expert tips for raising your kids to be healthy cooks Relevant reading Cook Smart, Eat Well Shop Now…
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    One simple way to see if you’re at risk for heart disease

    Is there an easy way to see if you’re at increased risk for heart disease? It may have a lot to do with a little something called lipoprotein (a). In this episode, Dr. Stephen Kopecky, M.D., Preventative Cardiologist at @MayoClinic, gives us the scoop on lipoprotein (a) and how it…