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CPAP machines: Tips for avoiding 10 common problems

CPAP machines: Tips for avoiding 10 common problemsCPAP is an important treatment for obstructive sleep apnea, but it may be frustrating at first. Learn how to avoid uncomfortable masks and other common CPAP problems.By Mayo Clinic Staff Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is a common treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. A CPAP machine uses…

COVID-19 (coronavirus): Long-term effects

COVID-19 (coronavirus): Long-term effectsCOVID-19 symptoms can sometimes persist for months. The virus can damage the lungs, heart and brain, which increases the risk of long-term health problems.By Mayo Clinic Staff Most people who have coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) recover completely within a few weeks. But some people — even those who had mild versions of…

FEES Swallowing Study

Hi, Addie. I’m Carrie. I’m a speech pathologist. I’m going to be helping out with the evaluation today. We’re going to be doing a type of swallowing evaluation where we put a camera in your nose. We give you different consistencies of food items to swallow and watch you swallow those. This is the camera…

COVID-19: Who’s at higher risk of serious symptoms?

COVID-19: Who’s at higher risk of serious symptoms?Other health conditions, such as heart or lung disease, can increase your risk of developing dangerous symptoms if you become infected with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).By Mayo Clinic Staff Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) symptoms can vary widely. Some people have no symptoms at all, while others become so…

COVID-19 vaccines: Get the facts

COVID-19 vaccines: Get the factsLooking to get the facts about the new COVID-19 vaccines? Here’s what you need to know about the different vaccines and the benefits of getting vaccinated. Vaccines to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are perhaps the best hope for ending the pandemic. But as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)…

Different types of COVID-19 vaccines: How they work

Different types of COVID-19 vaccines: How they workCurious about how mRNA vaccines and other types of COVID-19 vaccines can help you develop immunity to the COVID-19 virus? Understand how different technologies work with the immune system to provide protection.By Mayo Clinic Staff A coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine can prevent you from getting COVID-19 or…

Testicle pain

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Video: Vegetable lasagna roll-ups

Vegetable lasagna roll-ups Serves 6 Tip: This meatless take on lasagna is packed with bold flavors. Use extra pesto on sandwiches or pasta salad. Add 1 cup fresh basil leaves. Add 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds. Add 1/4 cup fresh Parmesan cheese. Add 3 cloves garlic. Add 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt. Process until well-blended. Add 1…

Breast cancer chemoprevention: Drugs that reduce risk

Breast cancer chemoprevention: Drugs that reduce riskPreventive medications can reduce breast cancer risk. Learn about how these drugs work, who should consider taking them, plus their side effects and health risks.By Mayo Clinic Staff If you’re at high risk of breast cancer, you may be able to improve your odds of staying cancer-free by taking…

Anal pain

Anal pain — pain in and around your anus or rectum (perianal region) — is a common complaint. Although most causes of anal pain are benign, the pain itself can be severe because of the many nerve endings in the perianal region. Many conditions that cause anal pain may also cause rectal bleeding, which is…