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January 7th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Keep Your Skin Moist and Healthy this Winter

By Dana Sparks

Heel of foot with dry cracked skin

 

In general, your skin is driest in winter, when temperatures and humidity levels plummet. Winter conditions also tend to make many existing skin conditions worse. But the reverse may be true if you live in desert regions, where temperatures can soar but humidity levels remain low.

Read more about dry skin and how to keep it moist and healthy.


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Tags: dermatology, Dry Skin, healthy skin, low humidity, moist skin, winter skin


December 4th, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Winter Weather Affects the Body’s Largest Organ – Skin (pkg)

By Dana Sparks

In some places weather temperatures are beginning to drop and as winter approaches we shouldn’t neglect the largest organ of our body — our skin. In this report, a Mayo Clinic specialist offers some timely reminders for staying comfortable and healthy in the cold, dry air. Here’s Dennis Douda.  [TRT  2:07]

Journalists: Broadcast quality video and audio are available in the downloads. News Network pkgs. can be edited into vo/sots and incorporated in your reporting. (Originally aired Nov. 30, 2012)

Click here for a transcript of the video report.  

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Tags: dermatology, Dr. Dawn Davis, dry hands, HL, Pkg, winter skin


December 2nd, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Dandruff Care: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Admin

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Dawn Davis tackles the problem of dandruff.

To listen, click the link below.

Dandruff Care

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Tags: Dandruff, Davis, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Radio, Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, podcast


October 25th, 2013 · Leave a Comment

MAYO CLINIC RADIO

By Dana Sparks

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One of the top reasons people search the Mayo Clinic website is for information about skin disorders.  On Saturday, Oct. 26, Dawn Davis, M.D., will join us to discuss many of the skin disorders that plague patients every day.  We’ll discuss warts, lice, psoriasis, skin cancer, acne and eczema.  Join us!

Myth or Matter of Fact: Greasy food and chocolate cause acne.

Note: You can hear the program LIVE Saturdays at 9 am CT on I Heart Radio via KROC AM. The show is taped for rebroadcast by some affiliates. On Twitter follow #MayoClinicRadio and tweet your questions.

Listen to this week’s Medical News Headlines: News Segment October 26, 2013 (right click MP3).

Mayo Clinic Radio is a weekly one-hour radio program highlighting health and medical information from Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: acne, dermatology, Dr. Dawn Davis, eczema, lice, psoriasis, skin, skin cancer, skin care, warts


October 21st, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Skin Disorders: Mayo Clinic Radio

By Admin

One of the top reasons people search the Mayo Clinic website is for information about skin disorders.  On Saturday, Oct. 26, Dawn Davis, M.D., joined us to discuss many of the skin disorders that plague patients every day.  We discussed warts, lice, psoriasis, skin cancer, acne and eczema.

 

Myth or Matter of Fact: Greasy food and chocolate cause acne.

A podcast of the program is found here.  Mayo Clinic Radio Full Show 10-26-2013

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Tags: Radio, podcast


October 14th, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Monday’s Housecall

By Dana Sparks

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THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES   Girl in a park using an asthma inhaler.
Asthma
For some people, asthma is a minor nuisance. For others, it can be a major problem that interferes with daily activities and may lead to a life-threatening asthma attack.

Healthy Retirement
Whether you're still planning your retirement or you're ready to make the change, there's much you can do to ensure a healthy retirement. It helps to know that the equation is not just a financial one.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Hygiene
According to the hygiene hypothesis, childhood infections may help prevent asthma. People who grow up around pets or farm animals also seem to experience lower rates of asthma. But, the experts say, don't throw away your antibacterial soap just yet.

Ginkgo
Ginkgo biloba is thought to prevent memory loss, but study results suggest otherwise.

A skin scrape on a patient's arm.

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Bad cut? You may need a tetanus shot
Minor cuts and scrapes usually don't require medical attention. But if your wound is deep or dirty and your last tetanus shot was more than five years ago, ask your doctor about getting a tetanus booster. Get the booster as soon as possible after the injury.

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Tags: asthma, ginko, hygiene, memory, memory loss, retirement, tetanus shot, Wound care


October 8th, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Stung by a Plant: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Admin

Insect stings and bites can be a real pain.. literally and figuratively.  But in this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, dermatologist, Dr. Dawn Davis explains how you can be stung by a plant.

To listen, click the link below.

Stung by a Plant

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Tags: Davis, dermatology, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Radio, Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Phytophoto dermatitis, podcast


September 12th, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Dematitis App: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Admin

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. James Yiannias discusses a new app that can help with managing dermatitis.

To listen, click the link below.

Dermatitis App

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Tags: app, Dermatits, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, podcast, yiannias


September 10th, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Cellulite: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Admin

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Dawn Davis has some frank talk about something we'd all like to avoid; cellulite.

To listen, click the link below.

Cellulite

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Tags: Cellulite, Davis, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, podcast


July 17th, 2013 · Leave a Comment

A Different Kind of Summer Sting (pkg)

By Dana Sparks

Sunshine and a soda garnished with a lime. It might sound delightful but for some people that combo can actually cause a skin reaction. It’s called a phototoxic reaction and can happen when you touch certain plants, then are exposed to sunlight. Vivien Williams has this report. [TRT  1:36]

Read script: Summer Sting

Journalists: The video report and additional b-roll are available in the downloads. News Network pkgs. can be edited into vo/sots and incorporated in your reporting.

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Tags: dermatology, Dr. Dawn Davis, Medical Edge, phototoxic reaction, plants, sting, summer, HL, Pkg