Items Tagged ‘heart and blood health’

February 13, 2017

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

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

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 […]

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Tags: heart and blood health, Men's Health, Women's Health


February 7, 2017

Rare Heart Condition Turns Young Athlete into Advocate

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

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 […]

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Tags: heart and blood health, patient story, Sharing Mayo Clinic


January 6, 2016

Be someone’s hero!

By Rebecca McRoberts rebeccamcroberts

Celebrate National Blood Donor Month by rolling up your sleeves. One blood donation could save up to three lives – it’s an easy way to make a big difference! Learn more about the donation process here.  

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December 29, 2015

What you should know before you shovel snow

By Tameka Davis davistameka

In some cities it feels like snowfall might never come this year. When it does, remember that shoveling can provide a good winter workout – but it can be dangerous, too. This is partly because cold weather can increase blood pressure, making blood more likely to clot. Try these tips from Mayo Clinic experts for […]

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December 16, 2015

Mayo Clinic Cardiologist talks about blood pressure

By Rebecca McRoberts rebeccamcroberts

Two thirds of American adults either have high blood pressure or are “at risk” for high blood pressure. For most people, it all comes down to your daily choices but many don’t even know that they may need to make a change. So what can you do to lower your blood pressure? One of Mayo […]

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November 17, 2015

It might be more than good looks that run in the family

By Tameka Davis davistameka

HCM, a heart condition in which the muscle thickens and makes it harder to pump blood, could run in your family. The symptoms are often overlooked but the first step is knowing your family history. Learn more. #HeartHealth

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Tags: Heart & Blood Health, heart and blood health


November 3, 2015

Best News of the Day: A daily glass of red wine could be good for your heart

By Tameka Davis davistameka

That glass of wine with dinner could pay off! As part of the Mediterranean diet, a daily glass of red wine could help reduce your risk of heart disease. We’re sure you know a few people who would be excited to hear that!  #HeartHealth #HealthyEating  

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