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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Combating allergies, asthma during COVID-19

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DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am allergic to many types of pollen, and spring is always a challenging time of year for me. This year, my allergies seem to be worse. I am wondering if I need to be concerned that my symptoms may be related to COVID-19, as I have not yet been vaccinated for COVID-19. […]

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Consumer Health: Understanding the link between chronic stress and depression

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Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It affects how you feel, think and behave, and it can lead to emotional and physical problems. It’s not known exactly what causes depression. Many factors may be involved, including genetics, brain chemistry, hormones and inherited traits. Chronic stressful life […]

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COVID-19 has widened South Africa’s inequality, leaving black women worse off

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In South Africa, inequality remains a driving force behind health issues. The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened this, and women are most likely to bear the brunt of this harsh reality.

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Estudio de Mayo Clinic descubre que embarazo aumenta riesgo femenino de desarrollar primeros cálculos renales sintomáticos

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ROCHESTER, Minnesota: Desde hace mucho tiempo, los investigadores saben que durante el embarazo ocurren varios cambios fisiológicos y anatómicos que contribuyen a la formación de cálculos renales, pero no había evidencia de esta vinculación. Ahora, los investigadores de Mayo Clinic creen haber encontrado esa evidencia. Un estudio observacional que revisó los expedientes médicos de casi […]

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Mayo Clinic Laboratories uses enhanced technology to safeguard patient specimens

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To improve specimen safety and tracking, Mayo Clinic Laboratories is using an enhanced form of radio-frequency identification, or RFID, tracking for patient samples from collection point to lab. Every patient sample collected for lab testing holds information hidden waiting to be revealed. A test might show that all is well, or it could expose a […]

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Infographic: Treatment after an ischemic stroke

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Learn more about stroke care. More healthtip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com

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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Breakthrough COVID-19 infections and booster vaccines

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Even if you’ve been vaccinated for COVID-19, you should still wear a mask in public to reduce your chances of becoming infected with COVID-19 and so you don’t pass the virus onto somebody else. _________________________________________ Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group says COVID-19 mutations and the virus […]

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Consumer Health: Preventing skin cancer

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Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. It’s also one of the most preventable. Skin cancer most often develops on skin exposed to the sun. You can reduce your risk of skin cancer by limiting or avoiding exposure to ultraviolet, or UV, radiation. Checking your skin for […]

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Remembering Walter Mondale, dedicated public servant and former Mayo Clinic trustee

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Walter Mondale, former vice president, known for his many years of public service to the country and the state of Minnesota, died on Monday, April 19, at his home in Minneapolis. He was 93. Mr. Mondale was a member of the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees from 1989 to 1994 and from 1997 to 2001. […]

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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Mayo Clinic Laboratories delivers during COVID-19

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Medical Laboratory Professionals Week: April 18 – 24, 2021, is the perfect time to recognize the remarkable work of clinical laboratory professionals, especially during COVID-19 and as Mayo Clinic Laboratories celebrates its 50th anniversary. ________________________________________ Mayo Clinic Laboratories has performed over 3 million COVID-19 tests. “In December 2019, there was a disease, and three months […]

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