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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Using AI to determine heart failure diagnosis

Date: 2020-08-11 14:41:53 When people seek emergency care for shortness of breath, it can be challenging to determine the cause. A new Mayo Clinic study found that using an EKG enhanced by artificial intelligence (AI) is better than standard blood tests at determining if the shortness of breath is caused by heart failure. On the […]

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Mayo Clinic Q&A: Herd immunity, antibodies and COVID-19

Date: 2020-07-30 14:18:38 The concept of herd immunity has sparked debate about whether it would control the spread of COVID-19. Herd immunity happens when a sufficient proportion of a population is immune to an infectious disease, meaning spread from person to person is unlikely. So what is known about immunity and COVID-19? On the Mayo […]

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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: When it comes to COVID-19, who are ‘long-haulers?’

Date: 2020-07-28 13:42:56 On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, explains what we know about possible long term effects of COVID-19. People with long courses of the disease have been dubbed “long haulers”. This interview was recorded on July 27, 2020. […]

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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Strict adherence to public health measures effective in combating COVID-19

Date: 2020-08-18 15:43:51 Until a vaccine is developed, public health measures are best defense against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. These measures include masking, hand hygiene and physical distancing. “Strict adherence to those things is a very powerful antidote to this virus,” says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo […]

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Science is an Act of Love: Dr. Giancarlo Rastelli at Mayo Clinic

Date: 2020-09-01 13:24:22 The story of a brilliant young Italian physician who made important contributions in cardiac surgery and research at Mayo Clinic before his untimely death from cancer at age 36. His values still inspire us today. Mayo Clinic Heritage Films produces original documentaries and dramatizations about key aspects of Mayo’s history. With the […]

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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Strategic Management and Resource Team keeps patients safe during COVID-19

Date: 2020-08-21 18:12:29 In an effort to see patients safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayo Clinic developed a Strategic Management and Resource Team, also known as a SMaRT team, to help institute safety measures like universal masking, expanded cleaning protocols and use of virtual visits. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. A. Noelle Larson, […]

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Mayo Clinic Family Medicine Residency Rochester Resident Testimonials

Date: 2020-09-01 15:13:31 Family Medicine Residents at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN describe their experiences training in a rural resident clinic and a world-renowned tertiary care medical center.

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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Link between hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, menopausal hot flashes

Date: 2020-08-20 14:15:26 A study recently conducted at Mayo Clinic found that women who had high blood pressure during pregnancy were more likely to experience bothersome menopausal symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats. Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy and hot flashes are both linked to heart disease risk. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. […]

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Mayo Clinic Q&A: Herd immunity, antibodies and COVID-19

Date: 2020-07-30 14:18:38 The concept of herd immunity has sparked debate about whether it would control the spread of COVID-19. Herd immunity happens when a sufficient proportion of a population is immune to an infectious disease, meaning spread from person to person is unlikely. So what is known about immunity and COVID-19? On the Mayo […]

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What is Hyperparathyroidism?

Date: 2020-08-30 21:57:47 They are tiny hormone glands next to the thyroid—the parathyroid regulates your body’s calcium levels. But if these glands create too much hormone, patients can develop a condition called hyperparathyroidism. “It’s only in about seven to 1000 people, but I see it quite frequently and it’s often just discovered incidentally with high […]

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