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Women's Wellness: Getting ready to get pregnant

Thursday, November 16, 2017

DEAR MAYO CLINIC:?I?m 26 years old, and my partner and I would like to have a baby within the next year. Are there things I can do now, before I get pregnant, that will make it more likely our baby will be healthy? ANSWER:?You?re wise to be thinking about this now. There are lifestyle steps [...]



Making Mayo's Recipes: Upgrade classic potato dishes with cauliflower

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Are you serving potatoes for a Thanksgiving side dish? Try upgrading your classic potato dishes with cauliflower. Cauliflower is a?cruciferous vegetable that's rich in vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients ? plant-based compounds that are being studied for their role in lowering inflammation and reducing the risk of developing cancer. Plus, it pairs perfectly with potatoes. When [...]



Mayo Clinic Minute: New smoking cessation study

Thursday, November 16, 2017

If you're using the American Cancer Society's?Great American Smokeout?as part of an effort to quit smoking, join Drs.?J. Taylor Hays?and?David Midthun?on Friday, Nov. 17, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. CST, for a Facebook Live conversation?to discuss: Learn more about: Lung cancer screening Tobacco dependence treatments Smoking cessation A study on the effectiveness of increased communication [...]



Infographic: ACL injury prevention

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Learn more about ACL Injury Prevention. Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com?



Home Remedies: Bothersome boils

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Boils Boils can occur anywhere on your skin, but appear mainly on your face, neck, armpits, buttocks or thighs ? hair-bearing areas where you're most likely to sweat or experience friction. Signs and symptoms of a boil usually include: A painful, red bump that starts out about the size of a pea Red, swollen skin [...]



Study asks neurosurgeons: How old is too old to perform brain surgery?

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

ROCHESTER, Minn. ? People sometimes joke that easy tasks are ?not brain surgery.? But what happens when it actually is brain surgery? How old is too old to be a neurosurgeon? In a new Mayo Clinic Proceedings study, most neurosurgeons disagreed with an absolute age cutoff, but half favored additional testing for neurosurgeons 65 and [...]



Kidney cancer gene discovery: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, we hear how genetics continues to play a larger role in the fight against kidney cancer. To listen, click the link below. Kidney Cancer Gene Discovery



Mayo Clinic Minute: Does giving peanuts to babies reduce allergy risk?

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

To avoid severe allergic reactions to peanuts, the American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended that children under 3 should not eat peanut products. Dr. Gerald Volcheck, a Mayo Clinic allergist, says recommendations have changed, thanks to research that shows exposure to peanuts may help prevent peanut allergies in high-risk children. https://youtu.be/yBE16smDLsw Watch: The Mayo Clinic [...]



Something to Think About: Meaningful and precious

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Dr. Amit Sood??says. "Every stranger could have been your friend or loved one." Dear friend, SNR 172. I don?t know if this means anything to you?perhaps a user ID, a password, a bank locker number, or even an acronym. It meant nothing to me either until it was assigned as the license-plate number for our [...]



In the Loop: Veteran's pinning ceremony brings closure and gratitude

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

He knew he didn't have much time left. His family knew it. His hospice care team knew it, too. So after learning their patient was a veteran, one of the Mayo Clinic Hospice team members asked if he would like to have a brief ceremony to recognize his military service. He agreed and a ceremony [...]



Tuesday Tips: 8 tricks for remembering your meds

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Taking medication exactly as directed is critical for your health. Here are 8 ways to help you remember how and when to take your pills. Watch: 8 tricks for remembering your meds. https://youtu.be/pu2B7TJAn3A Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1:21) is in the downloads.



Tips to lower high blood pressure: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Stephen Kopecky has tips to keep your blood pressure under control. To listen, click the link below. Tips to Lower High Blood Pressure



Mayo Clinic Minute: Millions of Americans have hypertension under new blood pressure guidelines

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association released new blood pressure guidelines on Monday, Nov. 13, that will classify millions more Americans as having hypertension. The new guidelines lowered the blood pressure range of what is considered normal. That means people whose blood pressure used to be considered high normal or prehypertension [...]



Mayo Clinic Q and A: Lifelong strategies for preventing dementia

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Do puzzles and other activities or apps that claim to lower one?s risk of developing dementia actually work? Are there other things people can do to decrease the risk? ANSWER: Doing activities that stimulate your brain may reduce your risk of developing dementia. But it?s more complex than taking up puzzles or [...]



American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association announce new blood pressure guidelines

Monday, November 13, 2017

The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association announced new comprehensive guidelines for evaluating blood pressure Monday, November 13 that will drastically increase the number of Americans who have hypertension. The committee that drafted the new guidelines lowered the blood pressure range of what is considered normal. That means people whose blood pressure [...]



Mayo Clinic announces 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards

Monday, November 13, 2017

ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Stephen Challachombe, Ph.D., Donald Greydanus, M.D., Robert Nirschl, M.D., Thomas Spelsberg, Ph.D. and Robert Waller, M.D., recently were named honorees at the 2017 Mayo Clinic Distinguished Alumni Award ceremony. The award acknowledges and shows appreciation for the exceptional contributions of Mayo Clinic alumni to the field of medicine. Stephen Challachombe, Ph.D. Dr. [...]



#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 11/11/17

Monday, November 13, 2017

Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 11/11/17 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. David Midthun, a pulmonary and critical care physician at Mayo Clinic, and Dr. J. Taylor Hays, an internal medicine specialist at Mayo Clinic, explain how a new study?combines lung cancer screening with proactive referrals and increased communication to help people quit smoking.?Also on [...]



Mayo Clinic neurologist receives distinguished national achievement award for stroke research

Monday, November 13, 2017

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. ? Neurologist Thomas Brott, M.D., the Eugene and Marcia Applebaum Professor of Neurosciences on Mayo Clinic?s Florida campus, has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Research Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. He received the honor on Sunday, November 12, during the American Heart Association?s Scientific Sessions in Anaheim, California. [...]



ICU bypass after transplant: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

Monday, November 13, 2017

It's standard practice for transplant patients to spend time in the intensive care unit after surgery. ?In the Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. C. Burcin Taner explains why some of his patients are skipping that step. To listen, click the link below. ICU Bypass After Transplant



Mayo Clinic Minute: Does forgetfulness when you're young mean you'll get Alzheimer's disease?

Monday, November 13, 2017

Just about everyone misplaces their cellphones or house keys now and then. But how much forgetfulness is normal? Does forgetfulness indicate that you'll develop dementia later in life? Dr. Ronald Petersen, a Mayo Clinic neurologist, has insight into what absentmindedness means for your future. https://youtu.be/zzD8blp6V9w Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1:00) [...]