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September 8th, 2017

Ovarian Cancer, Obesity Treatment and Blood Donor Guidelines

By Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network LeeAase

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


May 2nd, 2017

Tetralogy of Fallot

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

When Jimmy Kimmel revealed his son Billy was born with a heart problem, it was the first time many of his viewers had heard the complicated medical terms used to describe it. Tetralogy of Fallot is a rare condition caused by a combination of four heart defects that are present at birth. These defects affect the structure […]

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Tags: Heart & Blood Health, Kids & Teens, Pediatrics


April 26th, 2017

Defeat Diabetes Month

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

One in three people in the U.S. either has diabetes or is at risk for developing the disease. April is Defeat Diabetes Month, so what do you need to know about educating yourself and reducing your risk? For people affected by Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, Mayo Clinic recommends making a commitment to manage […]

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Tags: Aging Well, Diabetes & Endocrine, Healthy Living


April 24th, 2017

World Immunization Week

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

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 21st, 2017

Spring Cleaning

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

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 18th, 2017

National Parkinson’s Awareness Month

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

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 14th, 2017

Stress Awareness Month

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

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 7th, 2017

World Health Day

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

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 3rd, 2017

World Autism Day

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

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 28th, 2017

Multiple Sclerosis Education Month

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

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