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Hurricane Season - Preparing for the Storm

NOAA image of storm Erika 8/28

MEDIA ADVISORY: Hurricane Season Food Safety and Meal Plans: Mayo Clinic Experts Offer Storm Prep Suggestions

As Tropical Storm Erika brews in the Atlantic, residents of coastal communities are starting to prepare for a potential severe weather emergency. But hurricane shutters, flashlights and batteries are not the only things to consider. Food safety is critical to maintaining well being during a natural disaster, and finding creative ways to feed a family can become an issue if refrigeration and electricity are unavailable.

"Whether it's a hurricane or another natural disaster, it's critical to understand basic food and water safety, particularly if power outages or flooding occur. Having a plan in place will ensure proper nutrition, energy, and long-term wellness," says Sherry Mahoney, director of Nutrition and Food Services at Mayo Clinic in Florida.

She advises creating a meal plan in advance, "since most people aren't thinking about recipes (during a disaster), and refrigeration and cooking may become a problem."

But registered dietitian and nutritionist Emily Brantley says eating out of a can doesn't have to be boring."There are many options to mix and match from your pantry, and with advanced planning and a little creativity, you can provide healthy and delicious meals for your family."

To interview Mayo Clinic experts please contact Cynthia Weiss (904) 953-2299 Weiss.Cynthia@mayo.edu

Journalists:  sound bites with Emily Brantley are available in the downloads.

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Joel Streed

5 days ago by Joel Streed · View  

Quality Health Care/Enlarged Prostate/Thumb Arthritis: Mayo Clinic Radio

Quality health care is something we all want. But what does it mean ... and how can we find it? This week on Mayo Clinic Radio, endocrinologist Dr. Victor Montori outlines the criteria you can use in choosing a quality provider. Also on the program, one of the most common problems men have as they age is an enlarged prostate gland - urologist Dr. Amy Krambeck explains how an enlarged prostate, also called benign prostatic hyperplasia, is diagnosed and treated; and severe pain, swelling and decreased range of motion in your thumb may be a sign of arthritis - orthopedic surgeon Dr. Sanjeev Kakar discusses what can be done to treat thumb arthritis.

Here's the podcast: MayoClinicRadio 08-22-15 PODCAST

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Joel Streed

Mon, Aug 17 at 10:29am EDT by Joel Streed · View  

Sleep Needs/Vaccine Update/School Sports/Student Depression: Mayo Clinic Radio

The end of summer is fast approaching ... and millions of youngsters across the country are getting ready to return to the classroom. On this back-to-school edition of Mayo Clinic Radio, children's sleep specialist Dr. Suresh Kotagal outlines how muchsleep children need to be fully engaged in class. Also on the program, pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist Dr. Robert Jacobson provides an update on vaccines. Sports medicine specialist Dr. David Soma talks about preparing for school sports. And psychiatrist Dr. Paul Croarkin has tips for parents on what to watch for when a child seems anxious or depressed.

Here's the podcast:MayoClinicRadio 08-15-15 PODCAST

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Fri, Aug 14 at 11:06am EDT by Joel Streed · View  

Backpack Recommendations: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

If you're still looking for that school backpack for your child, Dr. Alva Roche Green has some things to keep in mind in this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute.

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Backpack Recommendations

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Joel Streed

Thu, Aug 13 at 11:03am EDT by Joel Streed · View  

Stranger Danger: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

With the new school year upon us, it's a good time to review some safety measures.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Alva Roche Green has some reminders about stranger danger.

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Stranger Danger

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Joel Streed

Wed, Aug 12 at 11:00am EDT by Joel Streed · View  

Sleep and the School Year: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, sleep medicine specialist, Dr. Suresh Kotagal has tips on making sure your child gets the sleep they need to learn.

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Sleep and the School Year

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Tue, Aug 11 at 10:43am EDT by Joel Streed · View  

Reflections on the Genome: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

It's been a little over a decade now since the completion of the human genome project.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Gianrico Farrugia reflect on how far we've come and what's ahead.

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Reflections on the Genome

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Joel Streed

Mon, Aug 10 at 10:33am EDT by Joel Streed · View  

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Peter Gloviczki comments on recent recommendations regarding screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms.

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening

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