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Seasonal Allergies: Nip Them in the Bud

21/03/2018 06:00am | 6305 views

Spring means flower buds and blooming trees — and if you're one of the millions of people who have seasonal allergies, it also means sneezing, congestion, a runny nose and other bothersome symptoms. Seasonal allergies — also called hay fever and allergic rhinitis — can make you miserable. But before you settle for plastic flowers and artificial turf, try these simple strategies to keep seasonal allergies under control.

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The Importance of Folic Acid and Prenatal Care to Prevent Birth Defects, Especially Among Hispanic Women

23/10/2015 06:00am | 6662 views

Posted by Kelley Luckstein

Although Mayo Clinic doctors and researchers don't have a definite answer as to why spina bifida birth defects occur, they have identified a few important risk factors and two different surgery options. Risk factors include race, family history, diabetes, obesity, increased body temperature and folate deficiency.

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Mayo Clinic

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research


For 150 years Mayo Clinic has been a leader in the provision of high quality and affordable health care while also being recognized in the health care industry for numerous advances in Patient Care, highly meritorious research, and outstanding Educational programs.

Mayo Clinic is the first and largest integrated, not-for-profit group practice in the world. More than 55,000 doctors, scientists, students and allied health staff work at Mayo Clinic’s three campuses in Rochester, Minnesota; Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida. Collectively, Mayo Clinic cares for more than a million people each year, including thousands of international patients. Mayo Clinic has positioned itself as a premier destination medical center around the world.

Mayo Clinic’s mission is to inspire hope and contribute to health and well-being by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education and research. Mayo Clinic’s primary value is “The needs of the patients come first” which is an expression of the vision and intent of its founders.