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June 16, 2016

The 5 Most Common Killers of Young American Men (and How to Avoid Them)

By Kelsey Mohring kelseydm

In honor of #MensHealthWeek, our own Dr. Asp helped Men’s Fitness identify the top 5 killers of men ages 15-34 and provide suggestions on how to avoid them. Some are obvious but others may shock you! Check out the list here.

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Tags: Men's Health


June 14, 2016

World Blood Donor Day

By Kelsey Mohring kelseydm

June 14 is World Blood Donor Day – a day we honor those who already donate and remind others of the life-saving power they have. Whether it be during horrific tragedies or a local blood drive, there is a constant need for donations and 1 donation can save up to 3 lives. One quick stick […]

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Tags: Heart & Blood Health


May 26, 2016

Surgery in Advanced Pancreatic Cancer Can Improve Survival, Says Mayo Study

By Kelsey Mohring kelseydm

With few early signs and symptoms, pancreatic cancer is really hard to detect and even harder to treat. But Mayo Clinic’s newest research is giving pancreatic cancer patients precious years, and new hope. Mayo’s aggressive, multimodal therapy approach – incorporating chemotherapy, radiation and surgery – has been successful in significantly improving survival in a small […]

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Tags: Cancer


May 24, 2016

How Junk Food Wrecks Your Body

By Kelsey Mohring kelseydm

Did you know unhealthy foods can do more than pack on the calories? It’s true! We’re constantly reminded to eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and lean proteins, but have you ever wondered what effect it has beyond your waist size? Research published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings found that calories from sugar are much more dangerous […]

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Tags: Healthy Living


May 19, 2016

Act F.A.S.T. to spot a stroke!

By Kelsey Mohring kelseydm

Most of us could usually name the common signs of a stroke but in the heat of a scary moment, they might escape us. Just remember to act FAST (in more ways than one). Look for the following signs and if you spot one, call 911 immediately. F: Face drooping A: Arm weakness S: Speech […]

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Tags: Brain and Nervous System


May 17, 2016

Do you drink too much?

By Kelsey Mohring kelseydm

The summer is often the time for full coolers and popping the top on your favorite beer, but it’s always best not to go overboard. Men’s Health shared this quiz to help you see if you might be indulging a bit too much. Dr. Terry Schneekloth, an addiction expert at Mayo Clinic says, “Even if you […]

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Tags: Men's Health


May 12, 2016

“I Got Lung Cancer Even Though I Never Smoked”

By Kelsey Mohring kelseydm

Linda Wortman was perfectly healthy, athletic, and enjoying her work as a flight attendant when she found out she had lung cancer. When she received her diagnosis at Mayo Clinic, she snapped, “You have the wrong person; I never smoked!” As it turns out, lung cancer isn’t just for smokers. For unknown reasons, lung cancer […]

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Tags: Lung Health


May 5, 2016

Resist Overuse of Antibiotics

By Kelsey Mohring kelseydm

If you caught the morning shows this week, you’ve probably heard the recent news from the CDC that says 30 percent of outpatient oral antibiotic prescriptions are unnecessary. Yikes! We’ve all begged our doctor for a quick round of antibiotics hoping it will kick the gunk we have, but it turns out we may be […]

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Tags: Infectious Diseases


May 3, 2016

Arthritis pain dos and don’ts

By Kelsey Mohring kelseydm

For the more than 46 million Americans who have arthritis, it can be confusing to know what to do or not do for your arthritis pain. Check out these tips to learn what will work best for you. You’ll find everything from exercise and everyday routines to medication.

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Tags: Bones Joints & Muscles


April 26, 2016

Donate organs. Donate life.

By Kelsey Mohring kelseydm

April is National Donate Life Month, making it the perfect time to talk to your family about organ donation. It doesn’t have to be scary. Brush up on the facts and get answers.

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Tags: Transplants