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Reminders for Avoiding Winter Mishaps

Snow, ice and the arctic air of winter are more than inconveniences  — there are major health concerns to be aware of, some which can be prevented. Lori Schumacher, emergency medicine physician assistant at Mayo Clinic Health System, discusses a few common potential health issues to watch out for throughout [...]

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Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Wrinkle creams: Your guide to younger looking skin Do over-the-counter wrinkle creams really reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles? Stress relief from laughter? It's no joke Laughter is powerful stress-relief medicine. Discover how to fire up your sense of humor. EXPERT ANSWERS Ministroke vs. [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Frostbite Isn't Only Danger in This Bitter Cold

The frigid temperatures barreling across much of North America this week are creating many serious health conditions. Frostbite is often the first concern that comes to mind when faced with such freezing temperatures. Mayo Clinic emergency medicine specialist, David Nestler, M.D., explains how dangerous frostbite can be and reminds the public there [...]

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SAVING LIVES WITH GUS: Don't get frostbite!!

Signs and symptoms of frostbite include: A slightly painful, prickly or itching sensation Red, white, pale or grayish-yellow skin Hard or waxy-looking skin A cold or burning feeling Numbness Clumsiness due to joint and muscle stiffness Blistering, in severe cases Read more about symptoms and treatment. Watch this video designed to educate, entertain and [...]

Created by Dana Sparks