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Dana Sparks (@danasparks) posted · Thu, Mar 26 9:31am · View  

MAYO CLINIC RADIO

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The Major League baseball season is about to begin and, for many of us, it signals the start of outdoor fitness activities. To avoid injury, it's a good idea to do some spring training before jumping into your favorite sport. On this week's program, Mayo Clinic sports medicine specialist Dr. Ed Laskowski has tips for getting back in shape. Also on the show, preventive and occupational medicine specialist Dr. Phil Hagen explains how wearable digital fitness devices can enhance your workout. three women walking and exercising togetherAnd we learn about vertigo and how it's treated from audiologist Dr. Neil Shepard.

Myth or Matter-of-Fact: Stretching as part of a workout is nice to do, but not critical for getting in shape.

Mayo Clinic Radio is available on iHeart Radio.

Click here to listen to the program on Saturday, March 28, at 9:05 a.m., and follow #MayoClinicRadio.

To find and listen to archived shows, click here.

Mayo Clinic Radio is a weekly one-hour radio program highlighting health and medical information from Mayo Clinic. The show is taped for rebroadcast by some affiliates.

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Dana Sparks (@danasparks) posted · Tue, Mar 24 5:06pm · View  

Mayo Clinic Receives Cancer Center of Excellence Designation from the State of Florida

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Mayo Clinic’s campus in Jacksonville, Fla. has been recognized as one of four Cancer Centers of Excellence to be designated by the State of Florida. The announcement was made Monday by state Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong.  cancer research laboratory petri dishes

The Cancer Center of Excellence designation recognizes Mayo Clinic and three other cancer centers for demonstrating a commitment to excellence by providing patient-centered coordinated care for those undergoing cancer treatment and therapy in Florida. The goal of the program is to encourage excellence in cancer care in Florida, attract and retain the best cancer care professionals to the state, and help Florida organizations to be recognized nationally as a preferred destination for quality cancer care.

In addition to being recognized as a newly designated Cancer Center of Excellence, Mayo Clinic is also one of only two National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer centers in Florida.

Media Contact: Paul Scotti, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 904-953-0199. Email: scotti.paul@mayo.edu

Journalists: Sound bites with Dr. Smallridge are available in the downloads.

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Dana Sparks (@danasparks) posted · Tue, Mar 24 9:05am · View  

Mayo Clinic PathWays March 24: What's the Diagnosis?

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This week's Mayo Clinic PathWays case study is LIVE. 

View the case and make your diagnosis. 

Learn more about Mayo Clinic PathWays in this news release.

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Dana Sparks (@danasparks) posted · Mon, Mar 23 3:45pm · View  

Colon Cancer Prevention Webinar Wednesday, March 25 at 12:00 p.m. CT

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Fight Colorectal Cancer and join the ‪#‎StrongArmSelfie‬ Campaign

 ‪#‎ColonCancer‬ Awareness 

 FREE colon cancer prevention webinar Wednesday, March 25 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. CT

Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, Paul J. Limburg, M.D. will discuss the latest information on colon cancer prevention and screening, with a LIVE question and answer session following his presentation. Sign up to ask questions and to receive email reminders. Click here to view event page.  

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Dana Sparks (@danasparks) posted · Mon, Mar 23 9:33am · View  

CREEPY, DREADFUL, WONDERFUL PARASITES: A Parasitologist’s View of the World – Week of March 23, 2015

Every week Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new case, along with the answer to the previous case. researcher Dr. Bobbi Pritt with lab microscopeRead Dr. Pritt's blog: Parasite Wonders and submit your answers, comments and questions. Enjoy science!

Read more about Dr. Pritt's work.

Note from Dr. Pritt: All opinions expressed here are mine and not my employer's. Information provided here is for medical education only. It is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice. I do not accept medical consults from patients. 
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Dana Sparks (@danasparks) posted · Thu, Mar 19 2:00am · View  

MAYO CLINIC RADIO

Dr. Limburg, Dr. Shives and Tracy McCray with Mayo Clinic Radio pictured doing the #StrongArmSelfie for colorectal cancer awareness

(L-R) Mayo Clinic Radio co-hosts Tracy McCray and Dr. Tom Shives with Dr. Paul Limburg #StrongArmSelfie

 

Colon cancer remains the second-leading cause of cancer death among both men and women in the U.S. On this week's program, we hear about #strongarmselfie, the social media campaign to raise awareness and funds for a cure. Gastroenterologist Dr. Paul Limburg explains why the best tescolon cancer metst for colon cancer is the one you get. Also on the program, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist Dr. Allen Brown discusses why older adults are as vulnerable as athletes to traumatic brain injury. And we'll have suggestions for choosing palliative care from general internal medicine specialist Dr. Jacob Strand.

Myth or Matter-of-Fact: African-Americans are at the same risk as other groups for colon cancer.

Mayo Clinic Radio is available on iHeart Radio.

Click here to listen to the program on Saturday, March 21, at 9:05 a.m., and follow #MayoClinicRadio.

To find and listen to archived shows, click here.

Mayo Clinic Radio is a weekly one-hour radio program highlighting health and medical information from Mayo Clinic. The show is taped for rebroadcast by some affiliates.

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Dana Sparks (@danasparks) posted · Fri, Mar 20 9:13pm · View  

Something to Think About ~ How to navigate the night of hopelessness?

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How to navigate the night of hopelessness

"None of us is the sun. But we can be a lamp. I believe that’s what the world needs – countless lamps, so the night is never dark." - Dr. Amit Sood

Amit Sood, M.D. is director of research in the Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He also chairs the Mind-Body Medicine Initiative at Mayo Clinic

Click here to read previous blog posts. Follow Dr. Sood on Twitter @AmitSoodMD

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Dana Sparks (@danasparks) posted · Thu, Mar 19 12:31pm · View  

Fighting Colorectal Cancer With a #StrongArmSelfie

Drs. Will and Charlie statues doing #StrongArmSelfie for colon cancer awareness

Mayo Brothers Flex against Colorectal Cancer in “Stronger Than That” Video 

Mayo Clinic’s founders join patient activists, celebrities, employees from all three Mayo Clinic sites and two iconic American statues in a new music video supporting the #StrongArmSelfie campaign to promote colorectal cancer screening.

The video is based on “Stronger Than That,” the song BBR Music Group's Craig Campbell wrote and recordedStrong Arm Selfie image of Dr. Dozois' colon cancer surgery team to support the Fight Colorectal Cancer awareness campaign. Campbell is donating all proceeds from download sales of the song to @FightCRC, and Bayer Healthcare is giving @FightCRC $1 for each #StrongArmSelfie photo or brief video posted publicly to Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Flickr or Vine, up to a maximum of $25,000.

The Mayo Clinic production combines video clips of Mayo staff and #StrongArmSelfie social network posts to illustrate Campbell’s anthem. It also includes animations of the Statue of Liberty, the Lincoln Memorial and an iconic statue of William J. Mayo, M.D. and Charles H. Mayo, M.D. It’s available on Mayo Clinic’s YouTube channel.

MEDIA CONTACT: Lee Aase, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 507-284-5005, newsbureau@mayo.edu

 

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