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Atrial Fibrillation Treatment Options

Samuel Asirvatham, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, discusses various treatment options for atrial fibrillation, including atrial fibrillation ablation. source

How to Safely Handle Food and Why It Matters

September is National Food Safety Education Month. It provides an opportunity to raise awareness about the steps you can take to prevent food poisoning. Every year, an estimated 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die from eating contaminated food. Some people are more susceptible to contracting … Continue reading “How to Safely Handle Food and Why It Matters”

The Basics: How to Deal With Ingrown Hairs

You just waxed, shaved, or tweezed, but instead of smooth skin, you’ve got little bumps! Here’s how you can avoid pesky ingrown hairs and which danger zones are prone to bumps. Source by [author_name] WebMD,health,ingrown hairs,skin,beauty,shaving,waxing,tweezing,ingrown hair,razor burn,ingrown hair infection,how to remove ingrown hair,red bumps,how to prevent ingrown hair,hair follicle,skin problems,womens health,mens health

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

  What Is Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia? The body’s adrenal glands are two cone-shaped organs that sit on top of the kidneys. They make hormones that affect metabolism, the immune system, blood pressure, stress responses, and other important functions. Hormones made by the adrenal glands include: aldosterone — which keeps the kidneys from losing too much … Continue reading “Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia”

Corneal Suturing, Part 5 – Suturing the Wound

Leo J. Maguire, M.D., consultant in cornea and external disease, developed the curriculum in resident corneal surgery at Mayo Clinic. In this series of videos, he discusses how to engineer the placement of a suture in a corneal transplant so that the length, depth, and radiality of the sutures are consistent around the circumference of … Continue reading “Corneal Suturing, Part 5 – Suturing the Wound”

Should You Sit or Squat to Use the Bathroom?

Our modern-day toilet might be a poor design. Is it better to squat instead of sit while going No. 2? Is there a proper poop pose? Get the rundown before you run to the restroom. Source by [author_name] WebMD,health,toilet,toilet seat,squatty potty,poop pose,squat poop,is there a proper poop position,should you sit or squat to use the … Continue reading “Should You Sit or Squat to Use the Bathroom?”

Help is Needed to Tackle Childhood Cancers and Improve Survivorship

Each year, over 15,000 kids and young adults are diagnosed with cancer—that’s about 42 per day. Though the 5-year-survival rate for childhood cancers has reached over 80 percent, nearly 2,000 kids under age 19 are taken from us each year – this makes cancer the leading killer of children by disease. And that’s just in … Continue reading “Help is Needed to Tackle Childhood Cancers and Improve Survivorship”

Arthrogryposis

  What Is Arthrogryposis? Arthrogryposis (ar-throw-grih-POE-sis) is when children have stiffness and loss of motion in more than one joint. Babies are born with arthrogryposis, and it is usually permanent. But medical experts can help kids get the best range of motion their stiff joints will allow. What Are the Signs & Symptoms of Arthrogryposis? … Continue reading “Arthrogryposis”

MR Fusion Biopsy at Mayo Clinic

MR fusion-guided biopsy of the prostate is a state of the art technique for the early diagnosis of prostate cancer. It allows for diagnosis of difficult to reach cancers with conventional biopsy techniques. Uses the most advanced technology to image the prostate with MRI. Learn more about this new technique with Mayo Clinic urologist Julio … Continue reading “MR Fusion Biopsy at Mayo Clinic”

Thyroid Tests

  What Is the Thyroid? The thyroid is a small gland below the skin and muscles at the front of the neck, at the spot where a bow tie would rest. It makes two types of thyroid hormones: T3 (triiodothyronine) and T4 (thyroxine). It helps the body do many things, such as get energy from food, … Continue reading “Thyroid Tests”