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September 8, 2017

Ovarian Cancer, Obesity Treatment and Blood Donor Guidelines

By Lee Aase Lee Aase

On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Carrie Langstraat, a gynecologic oncologist at Mayo Clinic, discusses treatment options for ovarian cancer and the hopes for improving early detection. Also on the podcast, Dr. Andres Acosta, a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic, reviews a new, individualized approach to treating obesity through the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Radio


April 24, 2017

World Immunization Week

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard

Immunizations protect millions of people and helps save lives. World Immunization Week educates people about the importance of vaccines and the protection they provide to people of all ages. Protect your child and ask your pediatrician about what vaccines they need today.

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Tags: Infectious Diseases, Kids & Teens


April 21, 2017

Spring Cleaning

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard

Spring is in the air! And there’s no better time to think about allergy-proofing your home from mold and dust. Simple things such as vacuuming floors, wiping excessive moisture from the refrigerator and keeping the AC on during those hot, humid days can all make a difference.

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Tags: Healthy Living, Lung Health


April 18, 2017

National Parkinson’s Awareness Month

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard

It’s National Parkinson’s Awareness Month and we need your help in supporting those with Parkinson’s and finding a cure. Roughly 7 to 10 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s disease, and there still isn’t a cure. Let’s #EndParkinsons today!

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Tags: Men's Health, Parkinson's, Women's Health


April 14, 2017

Stress Awareness Month

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard

Stress. Who needs it? Managing stress can feel overwhelming, but there are simple relaxation techniques doctors recommend. Whether that’s a yoga class or a long walk after work, your body and mind need time to relax. What’s your best tip to relieve your stress?

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Tags: Healthy Living, Mental Health


April 7, 2017

World Health Day

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard

Today is World Health Day so #LetsTalk. Depression has become center stage in 2017 for a variety of reasons, and it affects people of all ages, from all walks of life, in all countries. Mayo Clinic recommends several tips to cope with depression: Simplify your life Write in a journal Read self-help books Locate helpful […]

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Tags: Healthy Living, Men's Health, Women's Health


April 3, 2017

World Autism Day

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard

While the autism spectrum varies with each person, this condition now affects 1 in 68 children. World Autism Month supports all people affected by autism. Knowing the signs can help you communicate better with someone who has autism. Join Light It Up Blue to bring awareness to the condition that affects millions of people.

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Tags: Brain & Nervous System, Kids & Teens


March 28, 2017

Multiple Sclerosis Education Month

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard

More than 2.3 million people are affected by Multiple Sclerosis worldwide. MS impacts the brain and spinal cord, causing communication problems between the brain and the rest of the body. While there is no cure for MS, there are many things people can do to raise awareness especially during Multiple Sclerosis Education Month. Mayo Clinic […]

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Tags: Brain & Nervous System, Brain and Nervous System


March 22, 2017

Save Your Vision Month

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard

With computers and tech devices in everyone’s reach, keeping your eyes healthy is more important than ever. Save Your Vision Month educates people about digital eye strain and the impact it has on your vision. Doctors recommend the 20/20/20 rule, which encourages people to take a 20 second break every 20 minutes and look at […]

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Tags: Aging Well, eye ear nose & throat


March 17, 2017

March Madness

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard

Is your bracket set? Which team is going to win it all? March Madness starts today, which means lots of TV and snacks are likely in your future. But instead of spending hours in front of the TV, get active and encourage kids to as well. Activities such as crunches, high knees, squats or stretching […]

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Tags: Healthy Living, Kids & Teens