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2022-05-23: News Headlines

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-23). Mayo Clinic expert's advice for parents during baby formula shortage. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Infant caregivers are finding empty store shelves where baby formula was once stocked. They may be turning to online searches and even alternative solutions, such as making homemade baby formula. While it may sound like a good idea, Dr. Kelsey Klaas, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician, says feeding your baby homemade formula is not safe for multiple reasons. Watch: Mayo Clinic expert offers advice during baby formula shortage. youtu.be/zP_PeQpndxs Journalists: Broadcast-quality video is available in the…

Freedom Socialist Party (2022-05-23). Saturday 5/21: Ecosocialism: The Solution to Save Planet Earth. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-23). May 18 (media-only news briefing) — "Anxiety and adolescents: Tracking today's teens and their mental health" newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In the wake of the pandemic, anxiety and depression rates reported among adolescents are worsening. Recently, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended kids ages eight to 18 should be routinely screened for anxiety. May is Mental Health Awareness month, so what can parents do to help prevent a mental health crisis from occurring? Marcie Billings, M.D., a pediatrician at Mayo Clinic, will discuss the trends in children and in teenagers and how to recognize if your child is struggling…

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-23). Mayo Clinic expert shares tips for navigating a return to work with long COVID. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Symptoms are only half of the picture when it comes to long COVID, also known as post-COVID syndrome. The other half is how long COVID affects a person's ability to live their lives. Greg Vanichkachorn, M.D., director of Mayo Clinic's COVID Activity Rehabilitation Program, offers tips for navigating the return to work during recovery. "It can be hard to go back to work after any medical condition, and this is especially true for long COVID,"…

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-23). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 update. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The widespread availability of at-home COVID-19 tests have made it easier for people to know if they have the virus, and to take measures to protect themselves and others. But there is a downside. Because the majority of tests are now done at home and often not reported, the official counts on COVID-19 infection rates are not as accurate as they have been in past waves of the virus. "Because the majority of testing is…

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-23). Consumer Health: Osteoporosis and exercise. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about this bone disease. Osteoporosis affects approximately 10 million people in the U.S., 80% of whom are women, according to the Office on Women's Health. Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses, such as bending over or coughing, can cause a fracture. Osteoporosis-related fractures most commonly occur in the…

San Francisco Public Library (2022-05-23). Saturday 6/11: Journalist Shwanika Narayan Speaks at San Francisco Public Library. indybay.org This is an online/virtual event. Register to attend.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-23). Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine graduates to ease physician shortage in Arizona and around the country. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org PHOENIX — Medical students from Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, a national medical school, are taking part in the first tri-site commencement this year. This is the second commencement of Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine — Arizona Campus. The ceremony will take place Friday, May 20. Forty-two students will graduate from the Arizona campus, joining the more than 50 other Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine students in Florida and Minnesota graduating this…

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-23). Consumer Health: Finding a mental health care professional to fit your needs. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about finding a mental health care professional. Mental health is the overall wellness of how you think, regulate your feelings and behave. A mental disorder may be present when patterns or changes in thinking, feeling or behaving cause distress or disrupt a person's ability to function. Mental illness refers to a wide range of mental health conditions — disorders that affect your mood,…

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-23). Mayo Clinic Minute: Muskmelons are full of flavor, nutrients. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org They might have a smelly-sounding name, but muskmelons, like cantaloupes and honeydew, are actually sweet fruits full of flavor and nutrients. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/v5e-9ENHcjY Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0: 59) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. "Muskmelon is an overarching term that includes cantaloupe and honeydew. These fruits provide a wealth of health benefits, including antioxidant support for your immune system. They…

Brennan Center for Justice (2022-05-23). Wednesday 6/8: Who Gets to Be an American: Race, Fear, and Surveillance in Domestic Policy. indybay.org Online event (free)…

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-23). Experience with mentors inspires Mayo Clinic fellow to help other medical trainees. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — As a medical student in Mexico, Paola Suarez-Meade, M.D., wanted a career that included research and clinical work. But among her teachers, the most common career paths involved making a choice: treat patients or study disease. A fascination with stem cells prompted her to seek out a research opportunity in the U.S. with neurosurgeon Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, M.D., who runs the Brain Tumor Stem Cell Laboratory at Mayo Clinic. Observing his work—treating patients…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-05-23). California Preservation of the United States Colored Troops Project. indybay.org 2022 Armed Service Celebration at our California State Capitol showcased the ongoing disparity is service delivery for California Black Veterans past, present and future. A positive new way forward is at hand…

Riseup4abortionrightsbayarea (2022-05-23). From the Mission to the Castro, March for Reproductive Justice. indybay.org Photos from an afternoon rally and march on May 14. One march was not enough on an important day to turn up for abortion rights and the broad range of other rights protected by the endangered Roe v. Wade.

Human Agenda (2022-05-23). Thursday 5/26: Corporate Funding of Local Campaigns. indybay.org La Corona Taqueria, Banquet Room | 601 North 4th Street | San Jose California 95112…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-05-23). 2022 National Maritime Day – Honoring the "African Founding Father of California" indybay.org As we consider the blessing of World Trade Month, fully cognizant of the vast majority of world trade on the global connected oceans. Ancient/future final preparations for 2022 Africa Unity Week in California helping host the World Conference of Mayors is an amazing journey. Engaging California Leadership looking forward to adding to a strong case to bring US African Leaders to San Francisco, California, Fall 2022. Discover the Golden Legacy of Honorable William Alexander Leidesdorff Jr. as we share our salient contributions to the forward flow of humanity.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-23). Mayo Clinic Minute: Pregnancy and toxoplasmosis. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Toxoplasmosis is a disease that results from an infection from one of the most common parasites. So common in fact that it might be in your home right now. People can be exposed to this parasite from infected cat feces, and exposure is especially risky for people who are pregnant.In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a Mayo Clinic pediatric infectious diseases specialist, explains the risks and what moms-to-be can do to keep their…

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-23). Science Saturday: Using metal detectors to ward off wayward specimens. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Histology Laboratory in Mayo Clinic's Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology processes more than 350,000 paraffin-embedded blocks every year as lab staff prepare tissue slides for pathologists to evaluate. Each of those blocks represents a patient waiting for answers. Although lost specimens within the Histology Lab are rare — less than one-half of 1% are ever misplaced — if even one specimen goes missing, it has the potential to be devastating for that patient. "We're aiming for zero….

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-23). Consumer Health: Mental health and managing stress. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about managing stress. Stress is a normal psychological and physical reaction to the demands of life. A small amount of stress can be good, motivating you to perform well. When used positively, stress can lead to growth, action and change. But negative, long-term stress can lessen your quality of life and put your health at risk. One of the first steps toward good stress…

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-23). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Irritable bowel syndrome and lifestyle modifications. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have been diagnosed with a mild case of irritable bowel syndrome, and I talked to my doctor about managing my symptoms without medication. I am interested in trying to focus more on diet to control my condition. Are there certain things that I should be mindful of, or will medication be the only way for me to manage my symptoms? ANSWER: Although medications can be used to treat irritable bowel syndrome, not everyone…

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-23). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Ear infections after swimming. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I swim for exercise and relaxation. I try to get in the pool about three times a week. Recently, I have begun to have episodes where it feels like water is still in my ear. Then my ear becomes red and painful. A friend suggested I might have swimmer's ear. Is this something that is easy to treat? Do I need to stop swimming? ANSWER: Swimmer's ear is an infection in the outer ear…

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-23). Immunotherapy may play role in treating nonmetastatic gastroesophageal cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Immunotherapy has transformed treatment for patients with stage 4 metastatic esophageal and gastric cancers. In patients with these malignancies, immunotherapy has been shown to prolong survival when patients' tumors exhibit a high expression of an immune-related protein called PD-L1. Researchers are now investigating whether immunotherapy benefits patients who do not have stage 4 metastatic disease. In these patients, tumors have not spread to distant organs. A study highlighting this research is published…

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-23). Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine graduates to ease physician shortage in Florida and around the country. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Jacksonville, FL — Medical students from Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, a national medical school, are taking part in the first tri-site commencement this year. The first full cohort of students from Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine — Florida Campus are graduating on Sunday, May 15. This innovative program allows students to complete their first two years of didactic study in Arizona or Minnesota and finish the final two years of clinical study…

NCBCP, Black Women's Roundtable & many more (2022-05-23). Wednesday 5/25: Black Women Leaders & Allies: Voting Rights & Reproductive Justice Speak Out. indybay.org D.C. speaker out rally via livestream. Take action from anywhere!

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-23). Expert Alert: Getting back into the swing of golf. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — This time of year, Sanjeev Kakar, M.D., a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon, starts seeing many injuries among people inspired by watching golf and other stick-handling sports. "The weather is changing. Major golf tournaments are on television. Local courses have opened. People are excited to be playing again," says Dr. Kakar, who specializes in hand and wrist injuries. "People run to the range and hit hundreds of balls in a short period of…

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-23). Sharing Mayo Clinic: A heart patient's fall picks up something big. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mitch Prust has fond memories of spending long hours hiking the trails at his getaway in northwestern Wisconsin, but during a visit in late September, it's what he didn't remember that put him on a new path. It was not hours or minutes; it was just a few seconds. While this was a short lapse of time, the positive result of this experience will last a lifetime. Around 9 p.m. while walking through the woods…

Leon Kunstenaar (2022-05-23). Anti Chevron Day at Chevron's Richmond Refinery. indybay.org Environmental protesters blast Chevron's forest destruction from Ecuador to Myanmar, from the Philippines to Richmond.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-23). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Osteoporosis and a bone-healthy diet. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I was recently diagnosed with osteoporosis and my health care team suggested that I eat a bone-healthy diet to prevent more issues and maintain strong bones as I age. What is osteoporosis, and how can I maintain a bone-healthy diet? ANSWER: Osteoporosis is a condition that causes the bones to thin and lose their strength. When bones become weaker, sudden fractures can occur, even with minimal trauma. A calcium-rich diet is important to maintain…

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-23). Mayo Clinic Minute: How to reduce your stroke risk. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is National Stroke Awareness Month, but Mayo Clinic health care professionals suggest spotting the signs and reducing stroke risk should be part of everyday awareness. A stroke happens every 40 seconds in the U.S., and the likelihood of stroke increases with age, according to the National Institutes of Health. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute www.youtube.com/watch?v=QckfPh-2VcQ&feature=youtu.be Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1: 00) is in the downloads at the end of…

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2022-05-22: News Headlines

Fight Back (2022-05-22). El presidente mexicano se larga de la Cumbre de las Américas de Biden, obreros planean una Cumbre de las Américas en Tijuana. fightbacknews.org Grand Rapids, MI – El presidente mexicano Andrés Manuel López Obrador anunció que planea largarse de la Cumbre de las Américas porque la administración de Biden rehúsa invitar a todos los países y líderes de América Latina. México mandará en su lugar su Secretario de Relaciones Exteriores. La administración Biden por ahora ha rehusado invitar a Nicaragua, Cuba y Venezuela porque a la Casa Blanca no le gusta ni sus gobiernos ni sus líderes. | La Novena Cumbre de las Américas debe involucrar a todos los jefes de estado y oficiales del gobierno desde el hemisferio occidental. El presidente Biden está presentándola…

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