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Margaret Shepard, Communications Associate @Margaret_Marie

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2 days ago by @Margaret_Marie · View  

Spring Cleaning

Spring is in the air! And there’s no better time to think about allergy-proofing your home from mold and dust. Simple things such as vacuuming floors, wiping excessive moisture from the refrigerator and keeping the AC on during those hot, humid days can all make a difference.

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Facebook Live Q&A about Pediatric Fractures

Join us Tuesday, May 30 at 12 p.m. CT for a Facebook Live Q&A with Dr. Todd Milbrandt and Dr. Noelle Larson about pediatric fractures.

Learn more about:

  • Causes
  • Prevention
  • Treatments

Dr. Milbrandt and Dr. Larson will answer questions live. Post a question below before or during the event. Sign up for email reminders.

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5 days ago by @Margaret_Marie · View  

National Parkinson’s Awareness Month

It’s National Parkinson’s Awareness Month and we need your help in supporting those with Parkinson’s and finding a cure. Roughly 7 to 10 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s disease, and there still isn’t a cure. Let’s #EndParkinsons today!Green arrows with text over them.

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Fri, Apr 14 at 10:04am CDT by @Margaret_Marie in Brain Tumor · View  

#AsktheMayoMom about Proton Beam Therapy and Pediatric Brain Tumors

Join us Thursday, May 4 at 10 a.m. CT for an #AsktheMayoMom Facebook Live Q&A session with Dr. Angela Mattke, pediatrician, Dr. Amulya Nageswara Rao, Director of Pediatric Brain Tumor Clinic and pediatric neuro-oncologist, and Dr. Nadia Laack, pediatric radiation oncologist, about proton beam therapy to treat children with brain tumors.

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Drs. Mattke, Rao and Laack will answer questions live during the broadcast. Post a question below before and during the broadcast. Sign up for email reminders.

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Fri, Apr 14 at 8:00am CDT by @Margaret_Marie · View  

Stress Awareness Month

Stress. Who needs it? Managing stress can feel overwhelming, but there are simple relaxation techniques doctors recommend. Whether that’s a yoga class or a long walk after work, your body and mind need time to relax. What’s your best tip to relieve your stress?

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Mon, Apr 10 at 12:40pm CDT by @Margaret_Marie in About Kids & Teens · View  

#AsktheMayoMom about Child Abuse Prevention

On Thursday, April 20, in an #AsktheMayoMom Facebook Q&A session, Dr. Angela Mattke, pediatrician, and Dr. Arne Graff, Director of the Mayo Clinic Child Advocacy Center, talk about child abuse and prevention.

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Dr. Mattke and Dr. Graff answer questions posted before and during the event.

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kanaazpereira, Connect Moderator responded 3 days ago · View

Hi @blindeyepug @camilla4455 @mkf1 @mamasitalucita @humminbird1963 @roxie43, I'd like to invite you to join us on Thursday, April 20 at 10 a.m. CT for an #AsktheMayoMom Facebook Q&A session with Dr. Angela Mattke, pediatrician, and Dr. Arne Graff, Director of the Mayo Clinic Child Advocacy Center, about child abuse and prevention. Simply click View & Reply in the email notification to see all the details and to sign-up. Dr. Mattke and Dr. Graff will answer [...]

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Fri, Apr 7 at 6:57am CDT by @Margaret_Marie · View  

World Health Day

Today is World Health Day so #LetsTalk . Depression has become center stage in 2017 for a variety of reasons, and it affects people of all ages, from all walks of life, in all countries. Mayo Clinic recommends several tips to cope with depression:

  • Simplify your life
  • Write in a journal
  • Read self-help books
  • Locate helpful groups

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Hi @mountainoceangirl. Thank you for your questions! Dr. Tung specifically addresses several of your questions throughout the broadcast, including how to request an appointment at Mayo Clinic.

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Thanks for the question and I’m sorry we weren’t able to answer it during the webinar. We consulted with Dr. Douglas who shared this information:

Our kidney transplant team would be happy to consult with you on timing of a pre-emptive kidney transplant from a living donor when the GFR drops below 25, but would not usually proceed with the actual transplant until the GFR is below 20. Having a GFR of 20 or below is usually when a potential recipient would be listed on the deceased donor waiting list as well.

Hope that helps! Here’s a form to request an appointment if you’re interested: http://mayocl.in/2n7GK87.

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Mon, Apr 3 at 6:55am CDT by @Margaret_Marie · View  

World Autism Day

While the autism spectrum varies with each person, this condition now affects 1 in 68 children. World Autism Month supports all people affected by autism. Knowing the signs can help you communicate better with someone who has autism. Join Light It Up Blue to bring awareness to the condition that affects millions of people.

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Fri, Mar 31 at 11:07am CDT by @Margaret_Marie re: Transplant 101: Preparing for Your Journey in Transplants · View  

Thank you for joining our webinar today! If you have questions for Dr. Douglas and Beverly, please comment here.

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Hi, @kurgle. Dr. Stewart provided this response to your question: "Unfortunately, there is no research being done on any enzymes or enzyme inhibitors for fibroids. I think this is something that would be very helpful to women. I’d recommend that you see your health care provider to check an ultrasound and your hormones to see what’s happening. That’s an important first step since sometimes it’s not the fibroids that are the problem."

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Hi, @saoirse. Dr. Stewart provided this response: "The process for new drug approval tends to be slower in the US than the rest of the world. The FDA tends to want more data and that doesn’t necessarily indicate there is a problem."

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Hi @pbeach. Dr. Stewart provided this response to your question: "The same fibroids do not return after removal, but new ones can form. That is one limitation to all alternatives to hysterectomy. It is worth seeing your provider to see if the fibroids return or perhaps now there is a separate reason for your bleeding."

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Hi @ncross16. Dr. Stewart addresses various treatment options for uterine fibroids during the Facebook Live broadcast, which is posted above. I hope you had the opportunity to watch the broadcast!

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Hi @terryinboulder. Dr. Stewart addresses this question during the Facebook Live, which you can view up above. I hope you had the opportunity to watch it!

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Tue, Mar 28 at 10:53am CDT by @Margaret_Marie · View  

Multiple Sclerosis Education Month

More than 2.3 million people are affected by Multiple Sclerosis worldwide. MS impacts the brain and spinal cord, causing communication problems between the brain and the rest of the body. While there is no cure for MS, there are many things people can do to raise awareness especially during Multiple Sclerosis Education Month. Mayo Clinic challenges you to participate in a walk or talk about MS with friends and family to help change the world for everyone affected by MS.

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Hi @tonij8281. Here is a response from Dr. Ho: "Trigeminal neuralgia is a very painful and debilitating disorder. Depending on the cause, there may be other treatment options available to you including gamma knife radiosurgery, trigeminal nerve radiofrequency ablation, rhizotomy, and neurovascular decompression."

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Hi @upartist. Here is a response to your question from Dr. Ho: "Facial overgrowth could definitely lead to eustachian tube obstruction. Otolaryngology experts would have to review the imaging to determine surgical options."

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Hi @dink75. Dr. Wetjen and Dr. Ho did respond to your question during today's Facebook Live. The video is available to view up above.

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