Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mayo Clinic Minute: What is chronic kidney disease?

Chronic kidney disease is the gradual loss of kidney function. Some people, including African Americans, Native Americans and Asian Americans, are at higher risk of developing chronic kidney disease. March is National Kidney ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Q&A: Effective treatment available for stress incontinence

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I was always led to believe that leaking urine while sneezing or exercising is part of life for women after menopause, but my health care provider tells me that isn't necessarily true. I've tried Kegel exercises, ...

Medications

Mayo Clinic Minute: Statins plus lifestyle equals healthy life

Statins are medications that reduce your risk of a heart attack and stroke by lowering your cholesterol. Dr. Stephen Kopecky, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, says people should combine statins with a heart-healthy lifestyle to ...

Cardiology

Declines in heart attacks greater among men than women

In a study published in the American Heart Association scientific journal Circulation, Kaiser Permanente research scientists report a steady decline in heart attacks for both men and women enrolled in the health system from ...

Cardiology

Study looks at changes in outcomes for coronary revascularization

The most common type of heart disease—coronary artery disease—affects 6.7% of adults and accounts for 20% of 2 in 10 deaths of adults under age 65. The condition builds over time as inflammation and cholesterol-containing ...

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