Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Q and A: Scoliosis treatment options

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My granddaughter was diagnosed with a severe case of scoliosis. What is scoliosis, and what treatments are available?

Radiology & Imaging

Ultrasound detects ulcerative colitis disease activity

(HealthDay)—A new ulcerative colitis intestinal ultrasound (UC-IUS) index shows strong correlation with endoscopy for detection of disease activity, according to a study published in the August issue of the Journal of Crohn's ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why COVID-19 infection curves behave so unexpectedly

With the first COVID-19 epidemic peak behind them, many countries explained the decrease of infection numbers through non-pharmaceutical interventions. Phrases like "social distancing" and "flatten the curve" have become ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

We can 'shrink' the COVID-19 curve, rather than just flatten it

Leaders and officials who are currently making crucial decisions about responses to COVID-19 can take heart that "flattening" the epidemic curve will not inevitably result in a need to apply drastic social distancing measures ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19: Flattening the curve

Media coverage of COVID-19 often includes the phrase "flattening the curve." Dr. Clayton Cowl, chair of Mayo Clinic's Division of Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine, says the phrase refers to an attempt to stop ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Calculating genetic links between diseases, without the genetic data

Physicians use standard disease classifications based on symptoms or location in the body to help make diagnoses. These classifications, called nosologies, can help doctors understand which diseases are closely related, and ...

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