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Hi @dink75. Dr. Wetjen and Dr. Ho did respond to your question during today's Facebook Live. The video is available to view up above.

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2 days ago by @Margaret_Marie · View  

Save Your Vision Month

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 something 20 feet away. Keep your eyes healthy. After all, they are the only pair you have.

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3 days ago by @Margaret_Marie in Women's Health · View  

Facebook Live Q&A about Uterine Fibroids

Join us March 29 at 10 a.m. CT for a Facebook Live Q&A session about uterine fibroids with Dr. Joyce Balls-Berry and Dr. Elizabeth Stewart.

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Dr. Balls-Berry and Dr. Stewart will answer questions live. Post your questions below before and during the broadcast. Sign up for email reminders.

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3 days ago by @Margaret_Marie in Digestive Health · View  

#AsktheMayoMom about IBD in Children

Join us April 6 at 10 am CT for an #AsktheMayoMom Facebook Live session with Dr. Angela Mattke, Pediatrician, and Dr. Jeanne Tung, Pediatric Gastroenterologist, about inflammatory bowel disease in children and adolescents.

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Dr. Mattke and Dr. Tung will answer questions live during the broadcast. Post your questions below before and during the event. Sign up for email reminders.

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Fri, Mar 17 at 7:25am CDT by @Margaret_Marie · View  

March Madness

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 while watching the game can help you be more active. Mayo Clinic suggests that kids should get at least 1 hour of physical activity per day. So while jumping around or indoor hoops in the living room isn’t good for the furniture, it’s great for your kids.

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Mon, Mar 13 at 11:20am CDT by @Margaret_Marie · View  

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know colon cancer is one of the most preventable cancers? But only if you take the proper steps. National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month educates and motivates men and women to know the facts, get screened and spread the knowledge. To help prevent colon cancer, doctors recommend:

  • Regular screenings between the ages of 50 and 75
  • Being physically active
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Limiting alcohol intake

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Fri, Mar 10 at 8:41am CDT by @Margaret_Marie in Brain & Nervous System · View  

#MayoClinicNeuroChat about Congenital Anomalies of Brain and Skull

Dr. Nicholas Wetjen, neurosurgeon, and Dr. Mai-Lan Ho, neuroradiologist, talk about congenital anomalies of the brain and skull.

Learn more about:

  • Causes
  • Risk factors
  • Treatment

Drs. Wetjen and Ho answer questions live during the event. 

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Deana Sims responded 5 hours ago · View

I thoroughly enjoyed Nikki's story and so much of it mirrored mine. Thank you recommending it.

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Margaret Shepard, Communications Associate responded 4 hours ago · View

Hi @dink75. Dr. Wetjen and Dr. Ho did respond to your question during today's Facebook Live. The video is available to view up above.

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Thu, Mar 9 at 8:30am CDT by @Margaret_Marie · View  

World Kidney Day

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) affects 1 in 10 people worldwide. World Kidney Day focuses on educating the public, medical community and governments to encourage prevention and early detection. People affected by obesity have an 83 percent increased risk of CKD, making maintaining a healthy lifestyle even more important. Not sure where to seek help? Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program helps members find the right meal and exercise plan that’s best for them.

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Tue, Mar 7 at 7:50am CDT by @Margaret_Marie · View  

National Sleep Awareness Week

Are you having troubles staying awake, even as you read this post? You’re not alone. Approximately 50-70 million Americans have a sleep disorder. Mayo Clinic and the National Sleep Foundation have tips to help you sleep better, so you won’t have to rely on caffeine to get you through the day.

  • Make time for the sleep your mind and body need
  • Leave a few hours between eating and sleep
  • Create a bedtime ritual
  • Put your troubles aside and relax

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Thank you for your questions! We will make sure they are collected and asked during the Facebook Live. This Facebook Live has been postponed for now but please continue to ask your question! We will update this thread when the new date is scheduled.

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Fri, Mar 3 at 11:29am CDT by @Margaret_Marie in Cancer · View  

#AsktheMayoMom about Fertility Preservation in Children with Cancer

#AsktheMayoMom, Dr. Angela Mattke, pediatrician, Dr. Asma Javed, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, and Dr. Zaraq Khan, Obstetrics and Minimally Invasive Gynecology, discuss fertility preservation in children with cancer.

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Dr. Khan and Dr. Javed answer questions live. Post a question before and during the event. 

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Fri, Mar 3 at 8:30am CDT by @Margaret_Marie · View  

National Nutrition Month

How many times have you heard breakfast is the most important meal? Well, it’s true. Even the American Heart Association recently found that meal timing can have an effect on your risk for conditions such as heart diseases, strokes and high blood pressure. Since National School Breakfast week is next week, Mayo Clinic has a few quick, flexible and most importantly, healthy options for your little ones.

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amberpep responded 5 days ago · View

Oh boy, does this hit home! Since I've been divorced - 10 years - I have hardly cooked anything, and I know my eating stinks. I know all the reasons why I should, but I just don't want to. Right now I'm in the middle or a lot of painful oral surgery so that's the reason now, but this has been going on all along .... breakfast is usually cream of wheat, lunch maybe 1/2 [...]

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Tue, Feb 28 at 3:08pm CDT by @Margaret_Marie · View  

Eating disorders affect more than just a person’s appearance

Eating disorders are serious conditions that negatively impact a person’s health, emotions and ability to function normally. Spread awareness during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week and seek help for loved ones who may be living with an eating disorder. The National Eating Disorders Program educates and screens individuals for eating disorders and connects those who may be at-risk with local treatment resources.

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Fri, Feb 24 at 12:53pm CDT by @Margaret_Marie in About Kids & Teens · View  

#AsktheMayoMom about Common Pediatric Questions

#AsktheMayoMom Dr. Angela Mattke, pediatrician, and Dr. Esther Krych, pediatrician, discuss raising children with chronic medical needs and common pediatric questions.

Learn more about:

  • Growth
  • Development
  • Other general pediatric questions

Dr. Mattke and Dr. Krych answer questions live during the broadcast. Post your questions below before and during the broadcast. 

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Colleen Young, Connect Director responded Thu, Mar 2 at 10:04am CDT · View

@mrsjoanie @ihatediabetes @fernandavidigal @jennsprung and @brentb I think you might be interested in this video broadcast with Dr. Angela Mattke, pediatrician, and Dr. Esther Krych, pediatrician.

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Tue, Feb 21 at 4:35pm CDT by @Margaret_Marie in Cancer · View  

Facebook Live about Thyroid Nodules and Cancer

Join us May 3 at 11 am CT for a Facebook Live Q&A with Dr. Mabel Ryder, endocrinologist, and Dr. Travis McKenzie, endocrine surgeon, about thyroid nodules and cancer.

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Dr. Ryder and Dr. McKenzie will answer questions live. Post a question below before and during the event. Sign up for email reminders.

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alkozai responded Sun, Mar 5 at 4:36pm CDT · View

My niece, 22, lives in Afghanistan where there is no proper health care services available. She is suffering from a condition very similar to severe tetany attacks for the last 4 months. At the beginning she was having these attacks once a week or once in two weeks but she is having these attacks now several times per day. Her Ca level was shown to be normal. When she gets the attack her hands and [...]

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Margaret Shepard, Communications Associate responded Mon, Mar 6 at 3:10pm CDT · View

Thank you for your questions! We will make sure they are collected and asked during the Facebook Live. This Facebook Live has been postponed for now but please continue to ask your question! We will update this thread when the new date is scheduled.

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Mon, Feb 20 at 3:06pm CDT by @Margaret_Marie · View  

Shoveling snow could lead to a trip to the hospital

Are you shoveling safely? Each year, 11,000 people are hospitalized due to snow shoveling related accidents. Patients suffer from back and head injuries, bone fractures and sometimes even heart attacks. Minimize your risks by:

  • Using a quality light-weight shovel with a good grip
  • Shoveling straight ahead to minimize twisting and trying to push instead of lift
  • Wearing boots that are slip-resistant and putting down salt or sand on any standing ice
  • Bundling up and shoveling in late morning/early afternoon

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Fri, Feb 17 at 3:10pm CDT by @Margaret_Marie · View  

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Dating violence is more common than many people think. It can be physical, sexual or emotional abuse by their significant other before they become adults. And remember that domestic violence can happen to both women and men, so know the signs and spread awareness to stop abuse. Everyone deserves a safe and healthy relationship.

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Tue, Feb 14 at 3:03pm CDT by @Margaret_Marie · View  

Being a donor is a selfless act

Let’s thank all donors this National Donor Day – a day designated to raise awareness for organ, eye, tissue, marrow, platelet and blood donation. Today is about giving to those in need, so learn more about Mayo Clinic’s Living Donor Program. Also, consider other options such as checking the Organ Donor box or joining the Be The Match Registry®. Woman donating blood

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Mon, Feb 13 at 2:59pm CDT by @Margaret_Marie · View  

Fact: Unlike candy hearts, yours could get heart disease.

It is not uncommon to see an abundance of hearts this time of year. While Valentine’s Day contributes to this, February is also American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. The good news is that heart disease can be preventable by pursuing a healthy lifestyle. Share the love this February by supporting the healthy heart movement.

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Tue, Feb 7 at 2:52pm CDT by @Margaret_Marie · View  

Rare Heart Condition Turns Young Athlete into Advocate

Growing up, Joe Meyer loved sports. In elementary school, he played basketball and baseball. The summer before he entered eighth grade, the Jacksonville, Florida, youth decided to give football a try. Before he took to the gridiron, Joe visited his pediatrician for sports physical. At that appointment, his doctor noticed a heart murmur. Joe, then 14, couldn’t be cleared to play until he went to a cardiologist. Since then, Joe has learned to manage his condition with the help of his Mayo Clinic care team. Now he’s working to spread the word about heart health.

Joe Meyer talking about heart health

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