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Is It Really Bad to Share a Bed With Your Dog? Science Weighs In

Good boy.<p>The question: Family dogs often spend the night in their owner's bedroom. Might this affect people's sleep?<p>In this study, the researchers …

Science

Your Period, Explained: These Are the Signs of Ovulation to Watch For

Raise your hand if you believe that our bodies are like temples… While they're beautiful in every shape and form, they can also be mystifying and …

Pregnancy

Why you should escape the cult of 'super busy'

Imagine going to an event where everyone is completely focused.<p>That happened to me recently.<p>There were no cell phones being used, no random scrolling …

Wellness

John McCain’s choice: Ailing U.S. senator plays spoiler again for GOP

News05:55 PM by Julie Pace and Laurie Kellman The Associated PressHamilton Spectator<p>WASHINGTON — John McCain faced a choice that balanced friendship, …

Canadian News

Turns Out The Flint Water Crisis Had A Major Impact On Women's Fertility

Here's what you need to know.<p>If you’re trying to conceive, you're probably down to try anything to up your odds of getting pregnant with a healthy baby. You take your prenatal vitamins before you see those two pink lines appear. You may try to eat healthier, and even log more hours of sleep to up …

Water

Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

Gynecologic cancers <i></i>are cancers that start in a woman’s reproductive organs. The five main types are: cervical, endometrial, ovarian, vaginal and …

Cancer

Undiagnosed sleep apnea caused 2 NYC train crashes. Could you have sleep apnea, too?

Undiagnosed sleep apnea has been recently cited as a probable cause in the crash of two New York City commuter trains.<p>The engineers, who were …

Sleep Apnea

The Death of a 12-Year-Old Boy Is a Tragic Reminder to Always Clean Your Cuts

A family in New York is hoping to raise awareness of sepsis after the death of their 12-year-old son. Rory Staunton was in middle school gym class …

Medicine

Looking for a Low-Carb Pasta Substitute? Here Are 7 of the Best

Switching to a low-carbohydrate diet doesn't necessarily require sacrificing flavorful Italian meals for bland alternatives. We already know that …

Weight Loss

8 healthier alternatives to coffee everyone should try once

Kombucha tea<p>Kombucha is well-known for its probiotics, but it also contains B vitamins (in particular B12), which are known to increase energy levels.<p>…

Tea

A better look at prostate cancer

It is the third leading cause of cancer death for men in the U.S. More than 160,000 new cases of prostate cancer are expected to be diagnosed in …

Cancer

Women's Wellness: Endometrial cancer — risk factors, screening, treatment

<b>DEAR MAYO CLINIC:</b> My sister, who is 56, recently was diagnosed with early-stage endometrial cancer. I’m wondering if this kind of cancer runs in …

Cancer

Amazon's Alexa now offers health advice from the Mayo Clinic

Basic health information and advice provided by the Mayo Clinic is now available on <b>Amazon</b> Alexa-enabled devices. Owners who have downloaded the Mayo …

Medical Technology

Six-Pack Mom Sarah Stage Dishes on Pregnancy Cravings at Lavish Baby Shower

Six-Pack Mom <b>Sarah Stage</b>, who is almost nine-months pregnant with her second child, has set the bar high for pregnancy, so it's no surprise her lavish …

Pregnancy

More big names join effort to help improve mHealth apps

One of the new board members is Kaveh Safavi, MD, senior managing director, health industry at Accenture.<p>“As health care consumers further embrace …

Medical Technology

Home Remedies: Relief from hemorrhoids

<b>DEAR MAYO CLINIC:</b> Every few months, I develop hemorrhoids that are quite painful, but, after a few days, they seem to go away on their own. Is there …

Alternative Medicine

Alexa partners with the Mayo Clinic to offer first-aid help and more

Why it matters to you<p>Amazon's Alexa can now share first-aid information, thanks to a partnership with the Mayo Clinic.<p>It’s no secret that Amazon …

Gear & Gadgets

Drone carrying blood samples travels 160 miles in Arizona desert to set new record

Johns Hopkins researchers have set a new delivery distance record for medical drones, successfully transporting human blood samples across 161 miles …

Drones

Something to Think About: Keeping it simple

<b>Dr. Amit Sood says, "My life will be much simpler once I accept that I don’t need everyone to approve all aspects of me."</b><p>Dear friend,<p>Shall I plunk …

3-D Anatomical Models Help Surgeons Plan for Complex Procedures

It sounds like science fiction, but instead it's just plain science: Creating 3-D models of a patient's anatomy is becoming more common when planning …

Medicine

Slideshow: Why Am I So Hungry?

Diabetes

Pneumonia Foils Patient's Ironman Dreams (for Now)

Kari Turkowski’s bid to compete in her first Ironman competition since being diagnosed with stage 2 heart failure was cut short, but her …

Medicine

9/16/17

On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Fredric Meyer, M.D., executive dean of education, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, shares ideas and innovations that …

Medicine

Progeria Facts: How Long Can You Live With The 'Benjamin Button' Disease

The 17-year-old boy, Sam Berns, who became the face of progeria, also famously called the “Benjamin Button” disease, died in 2014 from complications …

World News

He left his infant son in a steamy bathroom to treat a cough. It ended up killing him, police say

A 1-year-old boy in Brooklyn, New York, has died after his father’s attempt to treat his congestion went horribly wrong, according to police.<p>The New …

Crime

Treating bunions

<b>DEAR MAYO CLINIC:</b> Is it best to have bunions surgically treated before they begin hurting, or do some never cause pain? In the past few months, I've …

Pain

Mayo rolls out big health record project

The clinic’s $1.5 billion technology upgrade honors the physician who shaped the history of medical charts.

Health Care

Neurosurgery Frees Peggy Lang From Constant Pain

Diagnosed with a rare condition that affected her neck muscles, Peggy Lang suffered for years with debilitating headaches, tremors and dizzy spells. …

Medicine

San Diego Bleaches Downtown: Homeless Defecating In Public Areas Leads To Deadly Hepatitis Outbreak

San Diego has a battle on their hands with an outbreak of hepatitis A linked to the homeless population defecating in the downtown area on the …

Public Health

Sleeping In A Room With Your Pets Can Improve Your Health & Sense Of Well-Being

<i>Put dogs in their crates at night</i>, experts say. <i>Never let them in your room</i>, they say. FALSE. Recent research has found that people sleep better with …

Wellness