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Making Mayo's Recipes: Banana pecan compote

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Serve this flavorful banana topping on pancakes or waffles, or pair with your favorite low-fat yogurt. This sauce is a delicious combination of bananas, orange juice, vanilla, cinnamon and chopped pecans.?To add texture, after orange juice reduces add 1 tablespoon of butter and cook until melted. Each Thursday one of the 100+ tasty video recipes [...]



Influenza approaching epidemic status

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Influenza in the U.S. is approaching peak levels, says Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist Dr. Pritish Tosh. "We are seeing a fairly dramatic increase in the amount of influenza in parts of the country, and likely will be hitting epidemic levels soon. Already in the U. S., we are above the baseline for influenza-like illness." [...]



Tips to prevent injuries on icy, snowy sidewalks

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Ice is building up on many sidewalks across the Midwest. Clinics and emergency departments are beginning to see patients present because of slips on the ice and snow. Dr. Drew Moss?at?Mayo Clinic Health System?says, if you need to go outside, bend slightly and walk flat-footed with your center of gravity directly over your feet as [...]



Pharmacogenomics is individualizing medicine: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Have you ever heard the term?Pharmacogenomics?? It's a big term that describes what is a giant leap forward in medicine: using a person?s genetic makeup?in prescribing drug treatments that are most likely to be successful. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, we hear more about pharmacogenomics from Dr. Richard Weinshilboum. To listen, click the [...]



Mayo Clinic Minute: Kids and screen time

Thursday, January 12, 2017

In today's society, children are inundated with media. Many kids spend hours in front of devices such as computers, TVs, smartphones or tablets. But, how much screen time is OK for your child? In this Mayo Clinic Minute, pediatrician Dr. Angela Mattke explains new screen time recommendations released by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Vivien [...]



Women's Wellness: Iron deficiency

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Iron deficiency anemia is a common type of anemia ? a condition in which blood lacks adequate healthy red blood cells. Red blood cells carry oxygen to the body's tissues.?Because women lose blood during menstruation, women in general are at greater risk of iron deficiency anemia. As the name implies, iron deficiency anemia is due [...]



Infographic: Spotlight on dance injuries

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Learn more about dance injuries and performance training. Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com?



Mayo Clinic and other health care leaders called by President-elect Trump to help the VA

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Consistent with Mayo Clinic?s historic commitment of service to the U.S. government and the U.S. military that goes back to the very origins of Mayo Clinic, it will share its expertise with the incoming Veterans Health Administration leadership and provide support on other relevant health care issues. Dr. Noseworthy participated in a?meeting on Dec. 28, [...]



Mayo Clinic PathWays: What's the diagnosis?

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

This week's case reviews a CT scan and endoscopic examination from a 48-year-old female who presented with gastrointestinal bleeding. Can you make the diagnosis? View the case and make your diagnosis. Learn more about Mayo Clinic PathWays.



Mayo Clinic Cancer Center endorses updated HPV vaccine recommendations

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Mayo Clinic Cancer Center today joined with 69 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers in issuing a joint statement supporting updated HPV vaccination guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "The HPV vaccine is a proven way to prevent certain types of cancer, but it's not being used widely enough," [...]



Nutrition label makeover: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, dietitian Kate Zeratsky tells us about new look nutrition labels. To listen, click the link below. Nutrition Label Makeover



Mayo Clinic Minute: Female athletes may need more iron

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Women who exercise may need more iron. In a recent study, Mayo Clinic experts found that women who exercise for long periods of time and/or participate in?sports?where there is repetitive heel striking are at increased risk of iron deficiency and iron-deficient anemia. That's important, because, without iron, your body can't perform at its best. In [...]



Consumer Health Tips: Presbyopia and your aging eyes

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Presbyopia: A cause of blurred distance vision? Having trouble focusing your eyes at different distances? It could be an early symptom of an age-related vision change. *** Also in today's tips ... Meniere's disease: It's not just dizziness Meniere's disease is a disorder of the inner ear that causes episodes of vertigo?and problems with hearing, [...]



Discovery's Edge: Possible drug for aggression control?

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

For the first time, the stress hormone ghrelin has been linked to aggression control. Mayo Clinic researchers say this new discovery can potentially lead to a medicine that can benefit people experiencing long term disabilities, post-traumatic stress disorder, or anxiety disorders. Mayo Clinic and University of Minnesota researchers made the discovery while they were researching [...]



Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University Alliance for Health Care: Health Care Payment Reform Summit

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

WHAT:?Twenty-five of the nation?s top thought leaders are gathering Jan. 13-14 at the Westin Hotel in downtown Phoenix to determine emerging topics in health care payment reform and produce a definitive summary of their recommendations to offer to policymakers. Immediately following the summit, several participants will be available to speak with members of the media. [...]



In the Loop: Cancer took Joshua's leg, but not his smile

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

You can't help but be captivated by Joshua Adler's smile. "The kid smiles all the time," Joshua's dad, Dave Adler, tells us. "He's a pretty inspirational little boy." After hearing Joshua's story, we can't help but agree. That story began early last year, when Joshua began experiencing pain in his right leg. The pain was [...]



Mayo Clinic Minute: Why lifestyle choices are biggest medical issue

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Heart disease, stroke and diabetes are three of the most common causes of death in the U.S., but, according to Mayo Clinic?s Dr. Gregory Poland, the bigger health crisis facing the country actually may be the cause behind them. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Poland explains why lifestyle choices, such as diet and exercise, [...]



Parasite Wonders: A parasitologist's view of the world

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

This week's case involves an organism identified in a concentrated stool specimen. No further information about the patient or history is available. What is it? Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Dr. Bobbi Pritt?posts a new case, along with the answer to the previous case. Read Dr. Pritt's blog, Creepy, Dreadful, Wonderful Parasites, and submit your [...]



Glaucoma study: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Arthur Sit reveals some good news when it comes to a diagnosis of glaucoma. To listen, click the link below. Glaucoma Study



Mayo Clinic researchers find protein that weakens severe sepsis immune reaction

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. ? No effective therapy exists today for sepsis, an inflammatory storm that afflicts about 3 million Americans a year ? killing up to half. But now, investigators at Mayo Clinic?s campus in Florida have identified a key molecule that, in mice, helps protect the body?s central nervous system against the runaway inflammation. Based [...]