Imperial Valley News Center
- Written by Jeff Olsen
Rochester, Minnesota - Mayo Clinic resiliency expert Dr. Amit Sood says healing the wounds of the 2016 election is not only good for your well-being, it’s important for the country’s safety.
- Written by Dana Sparks
Rochester, Minnesota - Since the first vaccine paved the way for the near-eradication of smallpox over 200 years ago, societies have looked to vaccines as a means to stop the spread of infectious diseases. Today the same concepts are being called upon for new disease threats including Ebola and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), and the continued reemergence of diseases such as influenza strains that have existing but problematic vaccines.
- Written by Dr. Jamie Bakkum-Gamez
Rochester, Minnesota - An increased risk for endometrial cancer can run in families in some cases, but it’s rare. More commonly, this kind of cancer is linked to risk factors such as obesity, age and having other underlying medical conditions. At this time, no screening test is available for endometrial cancer. Researchers are, however, studying a test that could help detect this type of cancer in its earliest stages.
- Written by Dr. Amit Sood
Rochester, Minnesota - Let's say you accidentally step on a nail. Do you withdraw your foot or dig deeper? The answer is obvious. What happens when you watch negative news? Do you turn off the television or watch more? Most of us get glued to the television, isn't it? Do you see how our pain receptors keep us safe by withdrawing from the painful and threatening, while the mind is designed to dig deeper, into the painful and threatening? While this is helpful for occasional negative news, it can hurt us if the negative news becomes a norm, which is how the world has become.
- Written by Laurel J. Kelly
Rochester, Minnesota - Most cervical cancers are associated with human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection. Widespread immunization with the HPV vaccine could reduce the impact of cervical cancer worldwide. Here's what you need to know about the HPV vaccine.
- Written by Dr. Victor Bernet
Jacksonville, Florida - Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune condition that usually progresses slowly and often leads to low thyroid hormone levels - a condition called hypothyroidism. The best therapy for Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is to normalize thyroid hormone levels with medication. A balanced diet and other healthy lifestyle choices may help when you have Hashimoto’s, but a specific diet alone is unlikely to reverse the changes caused by the disease.
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