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DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have a painless mass in my palm that has been getting larger over the past year or so. It is firm, and when I extend my fingers, I feel it stretch like it is under tension. What is this mass, and how do I treat it? ANSWER: You may have the beginnings of...
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At 34, Steven Graham has already beaten the odds. Born with a heart defect, doctors predicted that he would not live past 30. But over the years and a series of pacemakers, his heart was giving out, and he needed a transplant. Complicating matters, Steven’s declining cardiac muscle was also damaging his lungs. His physicians...
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The first case of COVID-19 in the U.S. caused by the omicron variant has been reported in California, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As Mayo Clinic COVID-19 experts learn more about the omicron variant, they are looking to answer several questions.   The World Health Organization (WHO) recently classified this new...
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ROCHESTER, Minn. — A novel artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that identifies a cardiac dysfunction from a single-lead EKG also can predict long-term patient survival after cardiac surgery, according to new research from Mayo Clinic. The study, published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, finds that an algorithm that previously has shown it can detect patients with reduced...
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Omicron, a new COVID-19 variant of concern, has been detected in all regions of the world, including North America. While research and clinical observations on the new strain are underway, it is not yet known what impact, if any, omicron will have on the immune response, transmissibility, or specific COVID-19 treatments. The emergence of omicron...
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World AIDS Day will be observed Wednesday, Dec. 1, which makes this a good time to learn more about preventing this chronic, potentially life-threatening condition. More than 32 million people have died worldwide from AIDS and 38 million people are living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If...
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The first oral antiviral medication to treat COVID-19 is one step closer. Today (Tuesday, November 30) a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel voted to recommend Merck’s request for emergency use authorization of its drug, molnupiravir. The drug is for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adults who are at risk for progressing to...
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DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am an active 43-year-old female who enjoys exercising and staying in shape. I usually try to work out at least three days per week at the gym, but I also like to exercise and run outside. Recently, I moved to a colder climate. As winter begins, should I do anything differently to...
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This year’s World AIDS Day will be commemorated on Dec. 1. It was 40 years ago in June that the first scientific report was made describing pneumocystis pneumonia, which later became known as acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). The AIDS epidemic has claimed more than 36 million lives since the first cases were reported in 1981. AIDS is a chronic, potentially life-threatening condition...
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ROCHESTER, Minnesota: Pese a la existencia de medicamentos, cirugías y dispositivos para neuroestimulación, muchas personas con epilepsia continúan presentando convulsiones. La naturaleza impredecible de las convulsiones es sumamente restrictiva, pero si se pudiese predecir las convulsiones, la gente con epilepsia podría cambiar sus actividades, tomar un medicamento de acción rápida o encender el neuroestimulador para...
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