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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 @Mayo Clinic 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 @Mayo Clinic, @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 email:newsbureau@mayo.edu 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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsmTRjwTfgo&feature=youtu.be&hd=1 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

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