Items Tagged ‘Men’s Health’

April 18, 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 7, 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


March 13, 2017

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

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 […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer is preventable. Get screened today., Men's Health, Visiting Mayo Clinic, Women's Health


March 7, 2017

National Sleep Awareness Week

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

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 […]

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Tags: Healthy Living, Men's Health, Women's Health


February 20, 2017

Shoveling snow could lead to a trip to the hospital

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

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 […]

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Tags: Healthy Living, Heart & Blood Health, Men's Health, Women's 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


January 16, 2017

Successful Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer Inspires Richard to Reach Out

By Alyse Brunella alysebrunella

Richard Carvajal was in the best shape of his life. He planned to compete in his first Olympic-distance triathlon in August 2014, until he began experiencing sharp abdominal pain on his way to the race. Doctors initially thought Richard had kidney stones, but it turned out to be a symptom of a much more severe […]

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Tags: Cancer, Men's Health, pancreatic cancer


November 2, 2016

Women Are Now Drinking as Much as Men, Study Shows

By Ali Skahan aliskahan

For most of history, studies have shown that men are more likely to consume alcohol and consume it to a point that it harms their health. However, women are now nearly equal to men in alcohol consumption. While no single cause was identified for this shift, Dr. Victor Karpyak, an alcohol researcher at Mayo Clinic, […]

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Tags: Healthy Living, Men's Health, Women's Health


October 18, 2016

Health conditions that impact men the most

By Alyse Brunella alysebrunella

Men, listen up! Do you know the top men’s health threats? Mayo Clinic says heart disease, cancer and unintentional injury are the most common. Lucky for you, these threats are preventable by making healthy lifestyle choices and managing risky behavior. Learn more from Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: Men's Health


October 12, 2016

Men Get Osteoporosis, Too

By Ali Skahan aliskahan

Osteoporosis is not just a women’s disease, so men listen up! Men experience about half as many osteoporotic fractures as women, but when a man breaks a hip, the injury is much more severe. Dr. Sundeep Khosla, an endocrinologist at Mayo Clinic, says “men remain inadequately tested and treated after low-trauma fractures, even though their […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Men's Health