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Silent Heart Attacks Are a Real Thing -- But They Don't Have to Be

December 3, 2019

Silent Heart Attacks Are a Real Thing — But They Don’t Have to Be

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Heart attacks aren’t one-size-fits-all and can sometimes happen even without knowing it. But rather than worry, it’s possible to take steps to safeguard our hearts.

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Tags: Dr. Rekha Mankad, Heart attack, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Women's Heart Clinic


Dog Days Bring Joy to Staff in Community Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

November 19, 2019

Dog Days Bring Joy to Staff in Community Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

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Tammy Schmit was looking for a way to lift the spirits of her team when she had an idea: invite Mayo Clinic’s Caring Canines to bring their unique brand of cheer to the staff.

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Tags: Caring Canines, Community Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Kaitlyn Maidl, Tammy Schmit


Tips for Turning Your Home Into a "Wellness Refuge" This Winter

November 14, 2019

Tips for Turning Your Home Into a “Wellness Refuge” This Winter

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As the days turn darker, Kyja Stygar, M.D., a family practice physician at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, offers tips on making it a happy, healthy winter.

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Tags: Dr. Kyja Stygar, Family Medicine, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire


Nurse Brings Hogwarts to Mayo Clinic To Cast a Fall Prevention Spell

October 31, 2019

Nurse Brings Hogwarts to Mayo Clinic To Cast a Fall Prevention Spell

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Megan VanDeVoorde, a nurse a Mayo Clinic, used her knowledge of all things Harry Potter as a way to inspire her organ transplant colleagues during the recent Fall Prevention Awareness Week.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Megan VanDeVoorde, Safety


Why Scary Movies Make Your Heart Pound and Muscles Clench

October 31, 2019

Why Scary Movies Make Your Heart Pound and Muscles Clench

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Dr. Regis Fernandes, a cardiologist at Mayo Clinic, breaks down what is happening in your body — and the reasons why — when you watch a scary movie.

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Tags: cardiology, Dr. Regis Fernandes, Mayo Clinic News Network


This Halloween, Be Sure To Eat Your Pumpkins, Kids

October 24, 2019

This Halloween, Be Sure To Eat Your Pumpkins, Kids

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Before the season comes to a close, pick up a pumpkin that’s grown for the purpose of being nutritious rather than nightmarish, and reap the nutritional benefits of a fall favorite.

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Tags: Anya Guy, Dietitian, Healthy eating, Jamie Pronschinske, Mayo Clinic News Network


Could Your Next Prescription Be Filled in the Produce Aisle Instead of the Pharmacy?

October 24, 2019

Could Your Next Prescription Be Filled in the Produce Aisle Instead of the Pharmacy?

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If you’ve recently been diagnosed with high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes, the prescription for what ails you may lie in the grocery store rather than the pharmacy.

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Tags: Dr Donald Hensrud, Healthy eating


How Much is Too Much? A New Twist in the Great Coffee Debate

October 17, 2019

How Much is Too Much? A New Twist in the Great Coffee Debate

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New research suggests one’s body may be able to handle up to 25 cups of coffee per day. But wait! There’s definitely more you should know before you pour your next cup.

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Tags: Dr Donald Hensrud, Heart attack, Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, stroke


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


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