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Dana Sparks (@danasparks) posted · Wed, Jan 28 9:07pm · View  

Super Recipes for Super Bowl Weekend

Super Bowl Sunday graphic

Fruit salsa -n- sweet chips   Sweet and spicy snack mix   Southwestern potato skins

                  Hearty Turkey Chili   Philly Steak Sandwich  Black Bean Burgers   Veggie pizza                  

SUPER HEALTHY MEATLOAF

Perhaps you've heard the phrase, "stuffing 10 pounds into a 5-pound bag?" What about making a 4-pound meatloaf with only 1-pound of beef? Here's © Chef Richard's super healthy 4-pound "meatloaf" just in time for Super Bowl weekend. Bake at 325 degrees for about an hour. The internal temperature as checked with a meat thermometer should be 165 degrees. Enjoy!  [TRT 1:05 ]
Journalists: Broadcast quality video available in the downloads. Click for more healthy recipes.

 

INGREDIENTS: 

1  lb. ground beef, 95% lean meat 
6  stalks of celery
1  lb. carrots
½  lb. sweet, raw onions
¾  lb. eggplant
3  cups chickpeas or garbanzo beans 
2 tsp. olive oil  [...]

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Dana Sparks (@danasparks) posted · Wed, Jan 28 1:37pm · View  

Mayo Clinic News Network Highlights 1/28/15


Mayo Clinic News Network Highlights include:

  • Sleep issues
  • Flu and sepsis

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Dana Sparks (@danasparks) posted · Tue, Jan 27 4:01pm · View  

Safety Tips for Digging Out

man shoveling deep snow in winter

Hospital emergency departments see an influx of weather-related injuries with each snowstorm. Mayo Clinic emergency medicine specialist David Nestler, M.D., says falls are among the most common emergencies. "The snow and ice make it easy to slip and fall. We see many, many broken bones because of that."  Weather-related vehicle accidents, heart attacks triggered while shoveling snow and exposure injuries, like frostbite, also send more people to emergency rooms.

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To interview a Mayo Clinic expert about winter safety contact:
Mayo Clinic Public Affairs 507-284-5005 newsbureau@mayo.edu

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Dana Sparks (@danasparks) posted · Mon, Jan 26 2:32pm · View  

Monday's Housecall

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Red wine and resveratrol: Good for your heart?
Can a glass of red wine with your meal really help your heart? The substance resveratrol may reduce "bad" cholesterol and more.

Cold remedies: What works, what doesn't, what can't hurt
People have been saying for centuries that chicken soup helps a cold. Does it really work? What about other remedies? Get the facts and feel better soon.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Flat stomach: Can girdles tighten abdominal muscles?
Want a flat stomach? Diet and exercise — not undergarments — are what count.

Benefits of being bilingual: Delay Alzheimer's?
Knowing at least two languages may help protect you against the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.

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Dana Sparks (@danasparks) posted · Sun, Jan 25 9:05pm · View  

Snowstorm Scheduled to Slam Northeast States This Week

snowstorm, poor visibility,slick roads and lots of traffic

 

Hospital emergency departments see an influx of weather-related injuries with each snowstorm. Mayo Clinic emergency medicine specialist David Nestler, M.D., says falls are among the most common emergencies. "The snow and ice make it easy to slip and fall. We see many, many broken bones because of that."  Weather-related vehicle accidents, heart attacks triggered while shoveling snow and exposure injuries, like frostbite, also send more people to emergency rooms.

winter storm map from the Weather Channel

Courtesy: The Weather Channel

Click on links below to see previous Mayo Clinic News Network posts:

To interview a Mayo Clinic expert about winter safety contact:
Mayo Clinic Public Affairs 507-284-5005 newsbureau@mayo.edu

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Dana Sparks (@danasparks) posted · Fri, Jan 23 3:33pm · View  

MAYO CLINIC RADIO

Mayo Clinic Radio with Dr. Tom Shives and Tracy McCray interviewing Dr. Reid-Lombardo
Does having a cancer biopsy increase the chances your cancer will spread? We’ll explore this topic with cancer
 surgeon Dr. KMarie Reid Lombardo on the next Mayo Clinic Radio. Also on Mayo Clinic Radio, we’ll talk with OB/GYN specialist Dr. Sean Dowdy about the latest advances in preventing, detecting and treating cervical cancer. Please join us.

Myth or Fact: Having a biopsy of my cancer will cause it to spread.

Mayo Clinic Radio is available on iHeart Radio.

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

Listen to this week’s Medical News Headlines: News Seg January 24, 2015 (right click MP3)

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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, Jan 23 3:07pm · View  

Measles Can Almost Always be Prevented With a Vaccine

close up of child's face with measlesUSA Today - "An outbreak of measles that began at Disneyland before Christmas is disrupting lives in six states. Arizona became the latest state to report a case of measles related to Disneyland when a woman in her 50s was diagnosed. The outbreak has spread to Utah, Washington, Colorado, Oregon and across the border to Mexico."

Measles is a childhood infection caused by a virus. Once quite common, measles can now almost always be prevented with a vaccine. Signs and symptoms of measles include cough, runny nose, inflamed eyes, sore throat, fever and a red, blotchy skin rash. Also called rubeola, measles can be serious and even fatal for small children. While death rates have been falling worldwide as more children receive the measles vaccine, the disease still kills more than 100,000 people a year, most under the age of 5. Learn more:

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