A growing, preventable problem
Skin cancer is by far the most common cancer in the United States, and rates of the deadliest type rising quickly in older adults. Take steps to prevent skin cancer, or learn to spot it early, when chance of a cure is greatest.
Tips for telehealth
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted your life in many ways — including your doctor's office asking if you would want to change your upcoming appointment to a telephone or video visit. Although you were initially annoyed — and the video setup stretched your technological confidence — you actually... Read More
COVID-19: Take action
I don't have COVID-19. Should I keep my regular appointments with my doctor? You should reschedule your elective appointments, such as a visit to the eye doctor or dermatologist — many medical centers, including Mayo Clinic, postponed most or all elective care. However, if you have appointments for... Read More
Managing a bee sting
For most people, a bee sting is an annoyance that can be managed with basic home care. But for others, a serious reaction may occur. Follow these suggestions: Take care of the sting — If a stinger is present, remove it immediately to reduce your exposure to...Read More
News and Our Views
Hysterectomy associated with anxiety, depression risk
A hysterectomy — the procedure to remove the uterus — is a very common surgery. It can be performed as a treatment for gynecological cancers, but is also done for noncancerous conditions such as painful fibroids or heavy periods. Hysterectomies can be performed with or without simultaneously removing...Read More
My hands are very dry due to so much hand washing. How can I protect my skin?
Hand-washing with soap and warm water is one of the best defenses against spreading the COVID-19 virus, and it's common and even expected that the skin will become dry or irritated from the appropriately increased frequency of hand-washing. To lessen dry skin development, make sure to: Use... Read More
My cancer surgery has been delayed due to COVID-19. Is this safe?
A: This is a tough question to answer because there are so many types of cancer and an enormous variety of individual circumstances. As a first step, reach out to your surgeon or cancer care team for a clear explanation of why the decision was made to delay your... Read More