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Fireworks and sparklers can be dazzling but they also can be dangerous. Every Fourth of July, emergency departments see an influx of injuries caused by fireworks. Dr. Jose Pulido, a Mayo Clinic ophthalmologist, says the hands, face and eyes are particularly vulnerable. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0:59) is in the downloads...
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Most tick bites are painless and cause only minor signs and symptoms, such as redness, swelling or a sore on the skin. But some ticks transmit bacteria that cause illnesses, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. In general, to transmit Lyme disease a tick needs to be attached for at least 36 hours....
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It’s the season of summer picnics and barbecues. Make sure your family gathering doesn’t end up with a bout of food poisoning. More than 1 million Americans each year become sick with salmonella infection. Most people get sick from eating foods contaminated with salmonella bacteria including fresh produce, raw eggs and uncooked meat. Dr. Summer...
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A vaccine to prevent COVID-19 is perhaps the best hope for ending the pandemic. Currently, there is no vaccine to prevent infection with the COVID-19 virus, but researchers are racing to create one. Coronavirus vaccine research Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause illnesses such as the common cold, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle...
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Items prepared in the new Mayo Clinic gluten-free kitchen will be available for staff and visitors on July 13. This kitchen ― believed to be the first of its kind for any hospital nationally ― was built in part to support the world-class celiac disease research program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. The gluten-free kitchen,...
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You’re heading to the pool or beach, and you stop to pick up some sunscreen. But knowing what is the best sun protection factor (SPF) for you is tough when you have no idea what SPF actually means. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Dawn Davis, a Mayo Clinic dermatologist, says there’s a specific...
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The Mayo Clinic Platform is revolutionizing health care at a time when change has accelerated rapidly. The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the need for remote monitoring, and new diagnostics, treatments and cures. The needs of the patient cannot wait. Dr. John Halamka sees an entirely new future for health care. More cures. Earlier diagnoses. Treatments...
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It’s a common summer annoyance that can leave you scratching at your skin – the bite of a pesky mosquito. Learn how to ease the itch and get some relief. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0:57) is in the downloads at the end of the post. Please “Courtesy: Mayo Clinic News...
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With the warmer weather, you know what that means… picnics and cookouts.  Unfortunately, those things often come with a risk of salmonella.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a Mayo Clinic infectious disease specialist, will explain how to avoid salmonella and keep food safe in the heat. To listen, click the link...
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Chances are you’ve heard about a food, drug or other method that claims to prevent, treat or cure coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). But while it might be tempting to use a questionable product or method to stay healthy during the pandemic, it’s extremely unlikely to work and might cause serious harm. COVID-19 treatment and prevention...
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