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

August 17th, 2017

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

By In the Loop intheloop

For many of us, Mondays aren’t exactly something we look forward to. One exception is this coming Monday, Aug. 21, when nearly everyone in the United States will be able to step outside and witness a total (or partial, depending on where you live) solar eclipse. But first, a word of caution.

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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

By In the Loop intheloop

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

By In the Loop intheloop

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?

By In the Loop intheloop

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

By In the Loop intheloop

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

By In the Loop intheloop

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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