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Mayo Physician Dispels Popular Coffee Misconceptions

October 12th, 2017

Mayo Physician Dispels Popular Coffee Misconceptions

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Is coffee good or bad for us? How much is too much? Can it stunt growth? Donald Hensrud, M.D., director of Mayo Clinic’s Healthy Living Program, provides answers to these much-debated questions.

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Tags: Dr Donald Hensrud, Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program


'If You Don't Snooze, You Lose,' Says Mayo Clinic Sleep Specialist

October 10th, 2017

‘If You Don’t Snooze, You Lose,’ Says Mayo Clinic Sleep Specialist

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More than one-third of adults aren’t getting enough sleep, which can result in a host of health consequences. If your sleep is suffering, there are things you can do to get more Zs.

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Tags: Center for Sleep Medicine, Dr Alva Roche-Green, Dr. Eric Olson, Family Medicine


Last-Minute Tips for Safely Watching Monday's Solar Eclipse

August 17th, 2017

Last-Minute Tips for Safely Watching Monday’s Solar Eclipse

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On Monday, Aug. 21, many people will have their eyes to the skies, waiting for a glimpse of the Great American Eclipse. But before you look up, make sure your eyes are properly protected.

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Tags: Dr. Anna Kitzmann, Dr. William Brown, Ophthalmology


If Sitting Is the New Smoking, Here's How to Break the Habit

August 10th, 2017

If Sitting Is the New Smoking, Here’s How to Break the Habit

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Research has shown that too much sitting is associated with a host of health problems. Fortunately, there are (ahem) steps you can take to combat those negative effects.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program


Symposium Gives Women With Heart Disease the Chance to Become Advocates

July 20th, 2017

Symposium Gives Women With Heart Disease the Chance to Become Advocates

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Dina Piersawl didn’t know she was at risk for heart disease. Having a stroke at age 41 changed that. Now she’s determined to help educate other women about heart health through her work with WomenHeart.

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Tags: cardiology, Dr. Sharonne Hayes, Heart Disease, stroke


What Happens to Your Body After a Lightning Strike?

July 13th, 2017

What Happens to Your Body After a Lightning Strike?

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A lightning strike can unleash a host of problems in your body. Just ask David Claypool, M.D., an emergency medicine physician at Mayo Clinic. Or better yet, get the scoop from someone who knows about those problems firsthand.

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Tags: Dr. David Claypool


Smartphone Thumb Is Nothing to Thumb Your Nose At

June 20th, 2017

Smartphone Thumb Is Nothing to Thumb Your Nose At

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You’ve heard of tennis elbow and swimmer’s shoulder. But how about smartphone thumb? It’s something doctors are seeing more of as people spend more of their time texting. And it could lead to other issues down the road. 

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Tags: Dr. Kristin Zhao, Tendinitis


Timely Tips for Fitting Fitness Into Your Workday

June 8th, 2017

Timely Tips for Fitting Fitness Into Your Workday

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With all of the demands of modern life, it can be tough to fit in fitness. But with a bit of creative thinking, it’s possible — even at the office. And every little bit adds up.

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Tags: Danielle Johnson, Exercise, Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program


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