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Can Push Ups Predict Your Future?

July 16, 2019

Can Push Ups Predict Your Future?

By In the Loop intheloop

Push-ups can reveal a lot about your overall health — perhaps even more than traditional measures. Michael Joyner, M.D., shares what makes the push-up so predictive.

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Tags: Dr. Michael Joyner, Heart Disease, research


An (Almost) Complete Guide to Grilling and Fireworks Safety

July 2, 2019

An (Almost) Complete Guide to Grilling and Fireworks Safety

By In the Loop intheloop

Later this week, folks from sea to shining sea will celebrate the birth of our nation with glorious displays of fireworks and grilling. And while it may be tempting to go all out with both, doing so can pose serious risks to your personal safety and your digestive system. And since we care too much […]

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Tags: Dr. Doug Wesely, Dr. Gus Ruparel, Dr. Raaj Ruparel, Mayo Clinic News Network, Safety


Dig In To a Garden To Get Healthier, Happier

July 2, 2019

Dig In To a Garden To Get Healthier, Happier

By In the Loop intheloop

After the dust settles on the red, white and blue celebrations later this week, consider turning your attention to another color: green. It’s a familiar one to gardeners, who reap a host of physical and mental health benefits from time spent planting and pruning.

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Tags: Anya Guy, Dr Vandana Bhide, Dr. Amit Sood, Mayo Clinic Minute, Mayo Clinic News Network


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


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