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Cancer Prevention Chat, Thursday Feb. 27th, 1 to 2 p.m. EST

The number of new cancer cases can be reduced, and many cancer deaths can be prevented, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Join @Newshour (PBS NewsHour)    with @mayoclinic and @AACR (American Association for Cancer Research) to talk about cancer prevention. #newshourchats  Feb. 27, from 1 to 2 p.m. [...]

Created by Dennis Douda

Family Fitness: Tips for Your Family

MANKATO, Minn. — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 13 percent of U.S. preschoolers are obese. Alyssa Baker, Mayo Clinic Health System wellness facilitator, says, “When it comes to healthy eating and active lifestyles, there are some simple changes parents, caregivers and children can make to become [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Do You Have Questions About #Arthritis?

  PBS News Hour is hosting a Twitter Chat TODAY - Thursday 1 to 2 p.m. ET  Follow #NewsHourChats  Join @mayoclinic, @CDCgov, @NIH_NIAMS (NIH's National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases), @ACRRheum (American College of Rheumatology), @arthritis_org (Arthritis Foundation) and  @RheumPF (Rheumatoid Patient Foundation) *IF YOU MISSED CHAT YOU CAN READ THE TRANSCRIPT HERE.

Created by Dana Sparks

Influenza is Spreading Across the United States

Journalists: Mayo experts are available for interviews. Contact  507-284-5005 or According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) most of the country is now experiencing high levels of influenza-like-illness.  Mayo Clinic specialists are offering advice and dispelling some misconceptions about the influenza to help people stay healthy. Here are some tips for avoiding illness: Wash [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Study Finds Two Popular Television Shows Inaccurately Portray Realities of Violent Crime

Researchers at Mayo Clinic compared two popular television shows, CSI and CSI: Miami, to actual U.S. homicide data, and discovered clear differences between media portrayals of violent deaths versus actual murders. This study complements previous research regarding media influences on public health perception. Mayo Clinic researchers present their findings today [...]

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New CDC Analysis Finds Nearly 1 in 4 US Adults Has Arthritis

It's an epidemic spreading steadily and painfully, joint by joint. Arthritis now afflicts nearly 1 in 4 American adults, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported Thursday. [CDC news release] It found that 22.7 percent of U.S. adults -  52.5 million people - have arthritis, and that 22.7 [...]

Created by Sharon Theimer

Making the Game Safer With Proper Fitting Helmets (pkg)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports up to 170,000 young athletes go to the emergency department every year for possible traumatic brain injuries that include concussion. Many of those concussions happen on football fields. So, Mayo Clinic experts are teaming up with high school coaches to help make [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Wall Street Journal #StrokeChat with Mayo Clinic and Other Neuro Experts

This is National Stroke Awareness Month. Stroke is a leading cause of death in the United States, killing nearly 130,000 Americans each year — that’s 1 of every 18 deaths, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. On average, one American dies from stroke every 4 minutes, costing the United States an estimated [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Where Are We 10 Years After SARS?

A decade ago the SARS pandemic hit China and infected over 8,000 people around the world. Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) was a global outbreak and public health scientists were racing to understand and contain this mystery illness. Gregory Poland, M.D., director of the Mayo Clinic Vaccine Research Group, says this 10-year anniversary is a good reminder [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

CDC Says Flu Epidemic Spreads to 47 States

FLU UPDATE: The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says influenza has spread to 47 states. However, according to the CDC "most (91 percent) of the influenza viruses that have been analyzed at the CDC are like the viruses included in the 2012–2013 influenza vaccine." This means that proactive influenza vaccinations are preventing an [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Influenza Everywhere: Not Too Late for Vaccination

Influenza is spreading across the United States, and according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) most of the country is now experiencing high levels of influenza-like-illness. That's according to the CDC’s latest FluView report. Mayo Clinic's Gregory Poland, M.D., infectious disease expert and advisor to the CDC, says this is a [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

When To Keep Your Children Home from School

Children are bound to come down with the occasional sniffles, cold or other viral bugs, but with influenza, whooping cough and other illnesses affecting people across the country this winter, it's good to know exactly when you should keep your sick child home from school or day care. Your child's [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

TUESDAY Q & A: Even the Young and Healthy Benefit From the Flu Vaccine

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 28 and healthy. I have never gotten a flu shot and have never had the flu. Do I really need a flu vaccination? My employer is recommending it for everyone, but I am hesitant. I have heard some people get sick from the actual vaccination.   [...]

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Zombies and the Viral CDC Campaign

Have you heard of the Zombie Apocalypse? It's the social media campaign the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is using to promote public health preparedness. During a presentation this week at the Health Care Social Media Summit, Maggie Silver said the campaign has gone viral with more the 3.6 billion impressions. Sound bites with [...]

Created by Dana Sparks