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Make No Bones About It: Despite Medical Advances, Osteoporosis on the Rise

April 25, 2019

Make No Bones About It: Despite Medical Advances, Osteoporosis on the Rise

By In the Loop intheloop

If you think osteoporosis can’t happen to you, think again. It’s becoming more common in women and men of all ages. Take steps now to protect and strengthen your bones before it’s too late.

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Tags: bone density test, Department of Endocrinology, Dr. Bart Clarke, Osteoporosis


Stroke Sense: Tips for Keeping Your Body Safe From a Growing Health Concern

March 19, 2019

Stroke Sense: Tips for Keeping Your Body Safe From a Growing Health Concern

By In the Loop intheloop

The death of actor Luke Perry serves as a reminder that strokes happen to people of all ages. Reversing the risk factors that may lead to stroke and knowing the signs and symptoms can be lifesaving.

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Tags: Department of Neurology, Dr. Robert Brown Jr., stroke


Mayo Chef Finds Her Niche by Throwing Down for Health, and Charity

February 28, 2019

Mayo Chef Finds Her Niche by Throwing Down for Health, and Charity

By In the Loop intheloop

  As a hospital chef, Kristine Wolner works hard to make food healthy and flavorful for Mayo patients. Her culinary skills resulted in two top awards at a recent Foodie Throwdown competition.

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Tags: Food Services, Kristine Wolner, Mayo Clinic Health System, Morrison Healthcare


When It Comes to Sugar, There Really Is Too Much of a Good Thing

February 21, 2019

When It Comes to Sugar, There Really Is Too Much of a Good Thing

By In the Loop intheloop

It’s no secret that curbing a sugar habit is good for your overall health. Whether you start slow or go cold turkey, before you know it your cravings for the sweet stuff will be in the rearview mirror.

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Tags: Dr Donald Hensrud, Katherine Zeratsky, Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, Mayo Clinic Minute


KonMari According to Mayo Psychologist: Good for Our Homes, Good for Our Souls

February 7, 2019

KonMari According to Mayo Psychologist: Good for Our Homes, Good for Our Souls

By In the Loop intheloop

Mayo Clinic psychologist Craig Sawchuk, Ph.D., says that clearing clutter — recently popularized by organization consultant Marie Kondo’s new Netflix series — can be good for our souls as well as our homes.

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Tags: Division of Integrated Behavioral Health, Dr. Craig Sawchuk, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


Exercise Doesn't Have to be "Exercise"

February 7, 2019

Exercise Doesn’t Have to be “Exercise”

By In the Loop intheloop

According to Health and Human Services’ updated physical activity guidelines, the recommended 150 minutes of weekly exercise can come in small doses and still have a big impact.

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Tags: Bradly Prigge, Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program


Laughing at Work Is Good for You -- and That's No Joke

January 22, 2019

Laughing at Work Is Good for You — and That’s No Joke

By In the Loop intheloop

Researchers have found that taking time to laugh during the workday is not just good for relieving stress and boosting engagement. It’s also good for business.

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Tags: Dr. Amit Sood, Integrative Medicine and Health, Mayo Clinic News Network, Mindfulness


New Physical Activity Guidelines to Get You Moving and Pump You Up

January 8, 2019

New Physical Activity Guidelines to Get You Moving and Pump You Up

By In the Loop intheloop

If you’re starting 2019 with fitness goals in mind, new national guidelines on physical activity should be encouraging, since research shows that every minute of movement matters.

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Tags: Dr. Michael Joyner, Mayo Clinic Minute, Mayo Clinic Radio, physical activity guidelines


Sleep Specialist Helps ID Clear Signs of Sleep Trouble

November 29, 2018

Sleep Specialist Helps ID Clear Signs of Sleep Trouble

By In the Loop intheloop

Most of us don’t get as much sleep as we should. But how do you know when a lack of sleep becomes a problem that needs medical intervention?

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Tags: Center for Sleep Medicine, Dr. Michael Silber, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, REM sleep behavior disorder, Restless Legs Syndrome


Back-to-School Readiness Means More Than Pencils and Paper

August 28, 2018

Back-to-School Readiness Means More Than Pencils and Paper

By In the Loop intheloop

Family Medicine specialist Elizabeth Cozine, M.D., recently stopped by the Mayo Clinic Radio set to share how parents can set their kids up for success this school year.

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Tags: Dr. Elizabeth Cozine, Dr. Tom Shives, Family Medicine, HPV, Mayo Clinic Radio


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