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March 23, 2016

Love your kidneys

By Rebecca McRoberts rebeccamcroberts

Your kidneys play a huge part in your health, so you have to treat them well! We celebrated World Kidney Day earlier this month, so it’s a good time to learn more about some of the things you can do to give your kidneys a little extra love.

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Tags: Kidney & Bladder


March 18, 2016

3 Ways to Avoid Entrepreneurial Burnout

By Rebecca McRoberts rebeccamcroberts

Listen up, entrepreneurs. Burnout is real—and it can do some serious damage to your health and happiness. Fortunately, there’s lots of information out there about how to spot it and what you can do to avoid it. The key is recognizing it early and taking action. Don’t let those crazy work hours bring you down!

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Tags: Mental Health


March 16, 2016

Eating carrots really is good for your eyes!

By Rebecca McRoberts rebeccamcroberts

A healthy diet is an important part of eye health. Fill up on foods like carrots, kale, pumpkin, blueberries, avocado, salmon and beans which include beta-carotene, vitamins C and E, zinc and omega-3 fatty acids. For a complete list of eye-friendly foods, click here.

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Tags: eye ear nose & throat


March 11, 2016

#FlashbackFriday to Mayo Clinic’s first live colonoscopy on Periscope

By Rebecca McRoberts rebeccamcroberts

It’s #FlashbackFriday! Even if you missed it last week, you can still catch video highlights from Mayo Clinic’s #ScopeScope—our first colonoscopy broadcast on Periscope. Colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths each year, but it’s also one of the most preventable. Check out our videos to learn about what to expect […]

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March 4, 2016

Little kids raise big money for rare disease research

By Rebecca McRoberts rebeccamcroberts

How cool is this?! Michael Bendok and Samuel Steiner, two seventh graders from Phoenix Country Day School, were looking for a way to get involved in their community. Samuel’s brother has a rare disease, so they decided to hold a coin drive to raise money for research—and raised $7,000 in just two months! Dr. Bernard […]

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Tags: Kids and Teens


March 2, 2016

Zika Virus Linked to Temporary Paralysis, New Study Suggests – What You Need to Know

By Rebecca McRoberts rebeccamcroberts

You’ve definitely heard of it…but how much do you really know about the Zika virus? Well, it’s spread by Aedes mosquitos, the most common symptoms are fever, rash and joint pain—and now, it’s been linked to Guillian-Barre syndrome, a neurological disorder that causes temporary paralysis. While there’s no known cure for the syndrome, Mayo Clinic […]

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Tags: Infectious Diseases


February 24, 2016

Make brushing fun!

By Rebecca McRoberts rebeccamcroberts

Getting your kids to brush their teeth can be a chore. Make it a game by using the song “Old McDonald” as a 2-minute timer. And, don’t forget to start regular dental exams as soon as the first tooth arrives!

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Tags: Kids and Teens


February 19, 2016

Mayo Clinic Helped Henry Rock On

By Rebecca McRoberts rebeccamcroberts

Ranked #1 in neurology and neurosurgery, Mayo Clinic helped Henry Cluney rock on – even after a brain tumor! Watch his story.

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Tags: Brain & Nervous System, Brain Tumor


February 17, 2016

Mayo Clinic is closer than you think!

By Rebecca McRoberts rebeccamcroberts

Mayo Clinic is closer than you think! In fact, we have 3 U.S. locations. Image: Map of the U.S. with mayo clinic shield marking their locations in Rochester, MN; Phoenix, AZ; Jacksonville, FL.

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Tags: Visiting Mayo Clinic


February 10, 2016

How to Survive Your First Heart Attack

By Rebecca McRoberts rebeccamcroberts

Every 34 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a heart attack. Your reaction in those first few moments can make all the difference – and a lot of it comes down to recognizing the symptoms. Experts from Mayo Clinic and other hospitals around the country explain that it’s not just chest pain and shortness of […]

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Tags: Heart & Blood Health