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Join host Halena Gazelka, M.D., pain medicine specialist and medical director for Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, on the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast. From complex or serious conditions like cancer and heart disease to the latest news on research and wellness, Dr. Gazelka asks the questions and gets easy-to-understand answers from Mayo Clinic experts.

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Feb 24, 2021

COVID-19 variants and the evolving science

By Jennifer O'Hara @jenohara
People may be curious, confused or critical of what seem to be changing messages related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, reminds folks that messages change because data changes and the science evolves. "As we learn new [...]
COVID-19 variants and the evolving science
Feb 22, 2021

Hidden gallbladder and bile duct cancers

By Jennifer O'Hara @jenohara
The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ that sits just beneath the liver, on the right side of the abdomen. Slender tubes that carry bile fluid also are also located in that area. Because of the relatively hidden nature of the gallbladder and bile ducts, cancers can grow without [...]
Hidden gallbladder and bile duct cancers
Feb 19, 2021

Symptoms for cardiac amyloidosis overlap with other conditions

By Jennifer O'Hara @jenohara
Cardiac amyloidosis is irreversible thickening of the heart muscle that typically presents as a form of congestive heart failure. It is overlooked often because the symptoms can masquerade as other conditions. Unfortunately, there aren't any preventive strategies for cardiac amyloidosis, says Dr. Melissa Lyle, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist. [...]
Symptoms for cardiac amyloidosis overlap with other conditions
Feb 17, 2021

Tackling the latest COVID-19 topics

By Jennifer O'Hara @jenohara
Medical research reveals new information about COVID-19 daily. While scientists and medical experts focus on virus spread, new variants, improved therapeutic treatments and more, it's sometimes difficult for the public to keep up with evolving information. In this Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases [...]
Tackling the latest COVID-19 topics
Feb 15, 2021

Advancing research, challenging cancer

By Jennifer O'Hara @jenohara
Almost half of all people in the U.S. are at risk of developing some form of cancer in their lifetime, according to the National Cancer Institute. For women, it's often breast cancer. For men, it's prostate cancer. For both populations lung cancer and colorectal cancer are common. Dr. [...]
Advancing research, challenging cancer

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