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  Eat less, move more, quit smoking and get more sleep! These are just some of the common sense solutions we often hear that would help us live a healthier lifestyle. So, WHY does it seem so difficult to put it all together? Join us for our next program Saturday, [...]

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Recommended Exercises for Knee Pain Depend on the Cause of the Pain

Recommended Exercises for Knee Pain Depend on the Cause of the Pain February 5, 2010 Dear Mayo Clinic: What are the best exercises for sufferers of knee pain? Answer: While I can recommend some general exercises and activities — walking, for example — the most beneficial regimen will depend on [...]

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Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Oral health: Brush up on dental care basics Your smile depends on simple dental care habits, such as brushing and flossing. But are you using the right techniques? Exercise: 7 benefits of regular physical activity Exercise can improve your mood, stamina and sex life. How many [...]

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Headed for the OR? Five Questions to Ask Your Surgeon Before the Operation

The answers may make a difference in your outcome ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mar. 10, 2014 — The news that you will need surgery can prompt many questions and a lot of anxiety. Beyond details about your medical condition and treatment options, what should you ask your surgeon before the operation? Whatever you [...]

Created by Sharon Theimer


  Heart attack symptoms: Know what's a medical emergency Exercise and stress: Get moving to manage stress Ulcerative colitis symptoms Exercise and chronic disease: Get the facts  

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Women Urged to Take Charge for Better Heart Health

When it comes to heart disease, men and women are not created equal, says the founder of Mayo Clinic's Women's Heart Clinic Sharonne Hayes, M.D. "Women have more risk factors and they have different risk factors," says Dr. Hayes. "Some of those are autoimmune diseases, like lupus and rheumatoid [...]

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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 [...]

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It's Sometimes Called 'The Winter Blues'

With winter in the northern hemisphere in full swing it’s not uncommon for people to feel sluggish or moody. Those symptoms can be typical of someone experiencing seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression that typically occurs during the winter. Symptoms include sleeping too much, overeating, loss of energy, social withdrawal and difficulty concentrating. [...]

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Five Simple Steps for a Stress-Free Holiday

Stress is triggered by a variety of situations, and although the holidays are meant to be enjoyable, it can be a time of year that creates anxiety and high stress levels for many people. So, how can you keep your cool over the next few weeks? Stephanie Kivi, M.D., a family [...]

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Caring for Your Holiday Heart (pkg)

Cookies, candy, eggnog ... these are some the favorite goodies we can’t seem to resist at holiday gatherings. But for patients with an underlying heart condition, a few days of eating the wrong foods can cause some serious problems. Mayo Clinic physicians say it's actually common for hospital admissions to increase during the holidays, especially for [...]

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Improvement of Mood Associated With Improved Brain Injury Outcomes

Each year millions of patients are diagnosed with acquired brain injuries, such as concussion, strokes and brain tumors. For these patients, brain rehabilitation is an important part of their recovery. Mayo Clinic researchers found that improvement of mood over the course of post-acute brain rehabilitation is associated with increased participation in day-to-day activities, independent living and ability to [...]

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Easy, At-Home Exercise Program Can Help Cancer Patients, Mayo Clinic Finds

ROCHESTER, Minn. — It has been known for some time that exercise is important for cancer patients, but few studies have looked at the practicality of exercise programs and whether even a minimal workout can help. Exercise can reduce cancer-related fatigue, improve sleep, boost a sense of wellness, and reduce [...]

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Core Muscle Strength — Why it's Important to Maintain

ROCHESTER, Minn. — September 20, 2012.  Core muscles — located around the midsection and pelvis — are critical to physical activities ranging from folding laundry and carrying groceries to serving a tennis ball or swinging a golf club. The September issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter covers the importance of [...]

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Mayo Study: Exercise Can Help Cancer Patients, but Few Oncologists Suggest It

ROCHESTER, Minn. — August 28, 2012.  Numerous studies have shown the powerful effect that exercise can have on cancer care and recovery. For patients who have gone through breast or colon cancer treatment, regular exercise has been found to reduce recurrence of the disease by up to 50 percent. But [...]

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Should Doctors Treat Lack of Exercise as a Medical Condition? Mayo Expert Says 'Yes'

ROCHESTER, Minn. — August 13, 2012.  A sedentary lifestyle is a common cause of obesity, and excessive body weight and fat in turn are considered catalysts for diabetes, high blood pressure, joint damage and other serious health problems. But what if lack of exercise itself were treated as a medical [...]

Created by Sharon Theimer

Cancer and Exercise

Exercise and physical activity can play a huge role in cancer care and recovery.  But in this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Andrea Cheville tells us that not enough patients are getting the right information. To listen, click the link below. Cancer and Exercise

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Chronic Pain and Exercise

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Michael Hooten explains why exercise can help those who suffer from chronic pain. To listen, click the link below. Chronic Pain & Exercise

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Staying Active in a Sedentary Job

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. James Levine has some tips for those stuck in their office chair. To listen, click the link below. Staying Active in a Sedentary Job

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Exercise Your Brain To Prevent Memory Loss

A Mayo Clinic study found that engaging in cognitive activities like reading books, playing games or crafting in middle age or later life are associated with a decreased risk of mild cognitive impairment. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a transitional state between normal aging and the earliest features of Alzheimer's [...]

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