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Millions of people need blood transfusions each year. They may need it during surgery, after an accident or because of a disease. Help save a life today. Be a blood donor.
Home care services: Questions to ask
If you're recovering from surgery or have a chronic illness, you may need some support. Home care services can include nursing assistance and help with chores and errands.
Colloidal silver: Is it safe or effective?
Colloidal silver products aren't cure-alls and may wind up being harmful.
Leg pain after prolonged standing or sitting
New, persistent leg pain or aching may indicate an underlying circulation problem.
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For many students this is back-to-school time! On the next Mayo Clinic Radio, Saturday, August 30 at 9 a.m. CT, four physicians will join us and share important information related to sending your student back to class. Noelle Larson, M.D., will discuss scoliosis and finding the correct sized backpack. Dawn Davis, M.D., will talk about acne, warts, skin rashes and lice. Robert Jacobson, M.D., will give us the latest information on immunizations for students from preschool to college. Brian Mohney, M.D., will discuss eye exams, eyestrain and overall eye health for students. Join us!
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Listen to this week’s Medical News Headlines: News Segment August 30. 2014 (right click MP3)
Meditate in nature to help relieve stress of cancer fight
A few minutes a day spent outdoors does wonders for the soul in fighting off stress. Take time to be thankful and enjoy the beauty.
In Hodgkin's lymphoma, cells in the lymphatic system (part of your immune system) grow abnormally and may spread. Get the facts.
SPRINGFIELD, Minn. — Grilling season certainly doesn't end with summer. If you're firing up the grill this Labor Day weekend be sure to keep health and safety in mind. Mayo Clinic Health System registered dietician Linda Carruthers says, “Grilling is fun, delicious and can actually be a very healthy way to cook. You’re effectively using one of the best cooking methods around when you grill nutritious foods in a safe manner.”
Carruthers offers these tips to enhance your well-being:
Fluzone High-Dose is an injected flu vaccine formulated for people age 65 years and older. Like other flu vaccines, Fluzone High-Dose is made up of the three flu strains most likely to cause the flu during the upcoming season. The high-dose vaccine, however, contains four times as much flu virus antigen — the part of the vaccine that stimulates the immune system — as regular Fluzone and other standard flu vaccines. Read more.
THURSDAY AUGUST 28th, 11 am - 1 pm ET
Mayo Clinic’s stroke center in Jacksonville is the first center in Florida to receive national Comprehensive Stroke Center certification, joining an elite group of centers throughout the United States that are focused on providing advanced and complex stroke care. Read more.