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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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    Endometrial ablation for endometriosis

    Christopher C. DeStephano, M.D.
    Q: I’ve been diagnosed with endometriosis and have heavy menstrual bleeding. My health care provider said I should consider endometrial ablation. A friend told me it might be problematic because I’m only in my late 20s and it could affect my ability to have kids down the road. What do I…
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    How to prep for a specialist visit

    Find out how Mayo Clinic specialists themselves recommend preparing for your visit so you feel both ready and a little more relaxed.
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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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    Polycystic kidney disease can affect children, too

    Polycystic kidney disease is an inherited disorder where clusters of cysts develop within the kidneys, causing the kidneys to enlarge and lose function over time. The cysts, which are noncancerous sacs containing fluid, vary in size, and they can grow to be large. This disorder can occur in children and…
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    Breast cancer radiotherapy and treatment innovations

    The type of breast cancer a person has and how far it has spread determine the appropriate treatment. Previously, a patient with breast cancer might have received 5 to 6 weeks of radiation therapy. But the approach is changing. “For many years, we had the understanding that giving a little bit of…
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    Facing a new brain cancer diagnosis

    After the shock of a brain tumor diagnosis, what are the most important steps to take? Learn what Dr. Ian Parney, a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon, recommends.
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    Video: What to do with 5 free minutes

    What can you really get done in five free minutes? Turns out, it’s a lot, say Mayo Clinic experts, even when it’s taking a moment to do nothing at all.
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    How and why endoscopy is used in children

    Endoscopy is a nonsurgical procedure used to visually examine the digestive system with a tiny camera on the end of a long, flexible tube. An upper endoscopy examines the stomach, esophagus and small intestines. A colonoscopy, which is another type of endoscopy, is used to examine the rectum, large intestine and colon.
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    The sleep episode: For both you and your infant

    Fact: babies actually sleep a lot. And moms can, too. Co-hosts Angela Mattke, M.D., and Nipunie Rajapakse M.D., discuss how to make both things happen on the regular, with help from special guest Jay Homme, M.D., pediatrician at Mayo Clinic and father of six children. To discuss: *          Sleep patterns…