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Exercise Is Just What the Doctor Ordered to Fight Age-Related Changes

October 10, 2019

Exercise Is Just What the Doctor Ordered to Fight Age-Related Changes

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The signs of aging are there, if you’re paying attention. It’s a little harder to climb the stairs, get out of bed, fit into the pants you bought last year. “As you age, your body stars to slow down, and tasks that used to be easy now require a bit more effort,” Daniel Gaz of […]

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Tags: Exercise, Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program


Hit the Soap and Water After Touching These Seven Things

September 17, 2019

Hit the Soap and Water After Touching These Seven Things

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A list of seven surfaces that harbor a staggering number of germs is a great reminder to protect yourself by taking one important step over and over again: Wash your hands.

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Tags: Dr. Gregory Poland, hand hygiene, Mayo Clinic News Network, Vaccine Research Group


New Study Says Owning a Dog May Improve Heart Health

September 12, 2019

New Study Says Owning a Dog May Improve Heart Health

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According to a new study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovations, Quality & Outcomes, having dogs by our side may make our hearts as healthy as they make them full.

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Tags: Dr. Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, heart health, Mayo Clinic News Network


Tips for Sneaking in More Sleep

August 27, 2019

Tips for Sneaking in More Sleep

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One of the best things you can do for your health is get ample sleep, which seems easier said than done. But there are things you can do to increase the likelihood of catching some ZZZs.

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Tags: Dr Suresh Kotagal, Dr. Pablo Castillo, Mayo Clinic Minute


Can Push Ups Predict Your Future?

July 16, 2019

Can Push Ups Predict Your Future?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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  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


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