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The (A.I.) Doctor Will See You Now

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyYou’ve done it before: Perhaps you have a weird rash or feel a little strange, something beyond the usual flu or back pain. You Google it, becoming part of the 75 million Americans who use WebMD each month to check symptoms, rule out conditions, or to go down a hypochondriacal rabbit hole (unsurprisingly, “cyberchondria” is a real thing).According to a BMJ study, online symptom-checking websites provide accurate diagnoses roughly half the time, amountin...
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Historically 'safer' tramadol more likely than other opioids to result in prolonged use

Surgical patients receiving the opioid tramadol have a somewhat higher risk of prolonged use than those receiving other common opioids, new Mayo Clinic research finds. However, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) classifies tramadol as a Schedule IV controlled substance, meaning it's considered to have a lower risk of addiction and abuse than Schedule II opioids, such as oxycodone and hydrocodone.
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6 simple ways to get the most out of your workout

Whether you're a person who can't wait for their next trip to the gym or 5K run, or someone who is still working to make working out a priority, we all want to make sure that every minute we spend exercising counts. It's also important to recognize that not everyone wants the same thing out of a workout session. While some are looking to improve their health, others may want to build their strength or endurance to get better at a sport, while others turn to exercise or other gentler forms of mov...
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High-fat diets like keto are nearly impossible to maintain, research suggests — but there’s an easier way to eat well

The keto diet is a popular weight-loss strategy that aims to get dieters into a state of ketosis, in which their bodies burn fat as a primary fuel source instead of carbohydrates.  Going keto is not easy: Dieters strictly limit all carbohydrates, cut many fruits and vegetables out entirely, and consume mostly fat. This strategy makes sense for some people, especially those with a few specific health conditions. But researchers who study human habits and dieting behavior say the plan is unsusta...
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Study shows drug reduces risk of relapse with neuromyelitis optica

The drug eculizumab, a synthetic antibody that inhibits the inflammatory response, significantly reduced the risk of relapse with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD). This rare but severe autoimmune inflammatory disorder can cause blindness, paralysis and death. Mayo Clinic researchers and international collaborators report their findings in a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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Less-invasive mastectomy safe for more breast cancer patients, Mayo Clinic study finds

A less-invasive mastectomy that leaves the surface of the breast intact has become a safe option for more patients, including those whose breast cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes or who have risk factors for surgical complications, a Mayo Clinic study shows. In the procedure, known as a nipple-sparing mastectomy, surgeons remove breast tissue, leaving the skin, nipple and areola, and immediately rebuild the breasts. The findings are being presented at the American Society of Breast Surgeon...
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You Can Now Get Anti-Anxiety "Beta-Blockers" Online - Are They Safe?

Sitting next to me on an airplane is a specific kind of misery. At the first sign of turbulence, I'm shaking uncontrollably, white-knuckling both armrests in an effort to hang on for dear life. If things get really bumpy, I'm flinging my body over your seat mid sob to get my hands on miniature wine bottles by whatever means necessary. Since that's obviously not an ideal coping routine, I've begun researching other, medically approved methods to address what a therapist informed me is not j...
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Rheumatoid arthritis patients affected by disabilities well in advance of diagnosis

Patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis often are affected by functional disability a year or two before the disease is diagnosed, according to new Mayo Clinic research. The results of the study, to be published in June in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, suggest that daily activities such as eating, dressing and walking are affected early in the course of the disease, and that most rheumatoid arthritis patients are affected by functional disability issues.
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Mayo Clinic, other experts call for urgent focus on brain disease that mimics Alzheimer's

In collaboration with the University of Kentucky, the University of Texas Southwest Medical Center, Rush University Medical Center, the University of Cambridge in the UK, and other institutions, Mayo Clinic researchers helped to establish a name for a degenerative brain disease that afflicts the elderly and mimics features of Alzheimer's disease.
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Majority of US states restrict decision-making for incapacitated pregnant women

Half of all US states have laws on the books that invalidate a pregnant woman's advance directive if she becomes incapacitated, and a majority of states don't disclose these restrictions in advance directive forms, according to a study by physicians and bioethicists at Mayo Clinic and other institutions.
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Senolytic drugs target senescent cells (known as "zombie cells"), hoping to delay aging

Clinical geriatrician Dr James Kirkland, Director of the Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging at Mayo Clinic, said: “Most people don’t want to live to 130 and feel like they’re 130 but they wouldn’t mind living to 90 or 100 and feel like they’re 60. And now that can actually be achieved in animals.You tend to find older individuals who are completely healthy and are playing 18 rounds of golf a day, or they’ve got three, five or 10 different conditions. There aren’t too many people in between....
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Alzheimer's Disease Affects 'Twice As Many People' As Experts Thought

schwit1 shares a report from the New York Post: In the U.S., 5.8 million people are living with the debilitating condition, according to the Alzheimer's Association, and that number is projected to rise to nearly 14 million by 2050. Scientists at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota believe, however, that many more people are probably already living with it without having a formal diagnosis. They've been using brain imaging to give a definite answer as to how many people are affected. Tests on 2,500 peo...
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How to Travel With a CPAP Machine

How to Travel With a CPAP Machine According to the folks at, there are 22 million Americans suffering from sleep apnea with 80% of the moderate and severe cases undiagnosed.  I was speaking with my doctor at Mayo Clinic the other day and I was shocked when he told me the number of folks who have sleep apnea. I (David) have been sleeping with a CPAP machine for close to 20 years.  And, as a world traveler, I’ve had to deal with carrying these machines all over the world. I just ...
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Discover Deep Learning with Nvidia’s Robotics Workshop on April 17 at UC Berkeley

Nvidia is partnering with TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics + AI to host a pre-conference workshop at UC Berkeley on April 17 titled Deep Learning for Robotics. In this eight-hour, instructor-led workshop you’ll get an overview of the Robot Operating System(ROS) and its associated architecture, followed by hands-on simulation and coding experience using a live GPU-accelerated environment. At the end of completing your assessment, you’ll get an Nvidia Deep Learning Institute certificate. Learn more a...
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Mayo Clinic finds 3 factors extend life for advanced pancreatic cancer patients

Historically, most pancreatic cancer patients whose tumors grow outside the pancreas to encompass veins and arteries have been told the cancer is inoperable and they should prepare for an average survival time of 12 to 18 months.
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When health care complicates death care

A Mayo Clinic report has stoked questions about what new "radiopharmaceuticals" mean for cremation.
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5 ways to stay physically equipped for adventure

C onrad Anker’s accomplishments in high-altitude climbing are astonishing. For over three decades he’s been an elite climber and world-class mountaineer, often leading expeditions with climbers half his age in tow. His list of first ascents is both lengthy and impressive, the pinnacle probably being the 2011 summit of India’s Meru Peak via its Shark’s Fin route, accompanied by Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk. That ascent — and Conrad’s personal story — became the subject of Chin’s successful 2015 ...
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Ducks right wing Patrick Eaves nominated for Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy

Ducks right wing Patrick Eaves has been nominated for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy by the Anaheim chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association. The Masterton Trophy is awarded annually to the NHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey and is named after Bill Masterton, the only player in league history to die as a result of injuries suffered during a game. Eaves, 34, battled illness and injury to resume his career this se...
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8 Genomic Testing Stocks That Can Ease the Sting of Theranos

Investment scams are nothing new. But since the dot-com bust of 2000, most investors have been able to spot the most egregious, misleading of corporate pitches.That's what's made the Theranos debacle such a shock. The blood-testing company looked, felt and sounded like the real deal. CEO Elizabeth Holmes seemed remarkably credible too… credible enough that insurers, pharmacies and grocery stores were all willing to partner with Theranos.The whole thing, however, was an incredible scam. T...
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Causes of diabetes decline or disappear when ‘zombie cells’ are removed, shows study

Mayo Clinic researchers and their collaborators have shown that when senescent cells -- also known as "zombie cells" -- are removed from fat tissue in obese mice, severity of diabetes and a range of its causes or consequences decline or disappear. The findings appear in Aging Cell.
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What It Could Mean If Your Period Won’t Stop

When it comes to periods, “normal ” encompasses a lot of things. That's because different people have different flows, different cycle lengths, and different levels of cramps. But what about period length? We talked to Kristyn Brandi, MD, an OB/GYN and family planning specialist at Rutgers University, New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ, about what long periods could indicate.According to the Mayo Clinic, normal menstrual flow can last anywhere from two to seven days, and irregular periods ...
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What’s happened to clinician empathy?

In 2006, the Mayo Clinic asked 192 patients an important question: What makes an ideal physician? From their responses, several characteristics emerged. Among the top criteria, they wanted doctors to be “personal,” “empathetic” and “humane.” This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. Of course, we want doctors who relate to their patients as people […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Self-insurer Walmart flies its sick employees to out-of-state specialists to avoid local price-gougers

Walmart self-insures its workforce, rather than relying on an outside insurer like Cigna or Blue Cross; this means that it gets to make judgment calls that other firms cannot, and that has led the retail giant to a pretty weird place: for certain procedures that it believes to be overused by local hospitals, it flies its employees (even front-line, low-waged employees) to see the nation's top specialists in out-of-state facilities where they receive "concierge, white-glove care that was reserve...
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Heart procedure for AFib better than drug therapy for reducing episodes, improving quality of life and symptoms, but not for reducing death or stroke

The 33 million people with atrial fibrillation worldwide not only suffer from bothersome symptoms, but also face a fivefold increased risk of stroke and a twofold increased risk of death. Research teams led by Mayo Clinic published three connected studies on Friday, March 15, clarifying the benefits of catheter ablation versus rate- or rhythm-control medications to treat atrial fibrillation.
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Book Review: Survival and Austere Medicine, 3rd ed.

This free to download book is a joint effort of about a dozen semi-anonymous medical professionals. Despite the fact that it's self-published and written by amateur writers, it’s the best book I’ve seen dealing with medical care in a SHTF situation. Unlike some of the wilderness medicine books that assume help is a helicopter ride away, Survival and Austere Medicine assumes there’s no help coming and tailors its advice to situations where self-care is the only option. Pros: 1) Useful for bot...
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Roger Penske received kidney from son in 2017 at Mayo Clinic

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Motorsports giant Roger Penske disclosed Friday that he received a kidney transplant shortly after the 2017 IndyCar season finale. Penske told The Associated Press he received the kidney from his son, Greg. The 82-year-old owner of Team Penske and the Penske Corp. kept the transplant private and was working and […]
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Alex Trebek plans to 'beat' pancreatic cancer. The odds aren't in his favor, doctors say

The risk of pancreatic cancer increases with age, with most people diagnosed after age 65, according to the Mayo Clinic.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Alex Trebek says he plans to 'beat' pancreatic cancer. His fight won't be easy

The risk of pancreatic cancer increases with age, with most people diagnosed after age 65, according to the Mayo Clinic.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Twins: Sano likely out until May with slow-healing heel gash

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano will likely miss the first month of the regular season, following another procedure to repair a severe cut above the heel on his right foot. Sano was sent to a plastic surgeon at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, where he underwent an operation called […]
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Oops: radioactive corpse cremated

A man who took radioactive medication in his final days was cremated in 2017, a mistake that released potentially dangerous Lutetium 177 into the environment. This alarming case, reported in a new research letter this week, illustrates the collateral risks potentially posed by on average 18.6 million nuclear medicine procedures involving radiopharmaceuticals performed in the US every year. While rules regulate how these drugs are administered to living patients, the picture can become less clear...
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