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WW II Skier Battles Heart Disease (pkg)

He's a veteran of the WW II 10th Mountain Division and survived intense fighting during his tour of duty in that war. But decades later George Nelson faced another battle. This time a serious heart problem took him to Mayo Clinic for a highly specialized operation.   [TRT 3:25] Journalists: The full package [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Vigilance for Kidney Problems Key for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

MULTIMEDIA ALERT: Mayo Clinic study finds rheumatoid arthritis patients at higher risk of kidney disease ROCHESTER, Minn. — Rheumatoid arthritis patients are likelier than the average person to develop chronic kidney disease, and more severe inflammation in the first year of rheumatoid arthritis, corticosteroid use, high blood pressure and obesity are [...]

Created by Sharon Theimer

Erectile Dysfunction Could Be Early Indicator of Heart Disease

Erectile Dysfunction Could Be Early Indicator of Heart Disease February 18, 2011 Dear Mayo Clinic: What is the connection between erectile dysfunction and heart disease? Answer: Erectile dysfunction — difficulty getting or maintaining an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse — can have many causes, but is commonly associated with heart [...]

Created by Shawn Bishop

Large Waist Linked to Poor Health, Even Among Those in Healthy Body Mass Index Ranges

Journalists: Sound bites with Dr. Cerhan are available in the downloads. ROCHESTER, Minn. — March 12, 2014 — Having a big belly has consequences beyond trouble squeezing into your pants. It’s detrimental to your health, even if you have a healthy body mass index (BMI), a new international collaborative [...]

Created by Nick Hanson

Seeing Inside the Heart with MRI (pkg)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) allows physicians to look inside the heart while it's beating. They can locate the damage done by a heart attack, study the tissue characteristics and identify infection. Vivien Williams reports that Mayo Clinic physicians are tailoring treatment with MRI to keep people healthier longer. [TRT 1:17] (Previously aired on MCNN Feb. [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

We're Chatting About Heart Health

Join @mayoclinic and @American_Heart for a #HeartChat moderated by @USAToday’s @LizSzabo 1-2 p.m. ET Wednesday, Feb. 26th Topics: Statins and blood pressure drugs Symptoms in stroke, heart attack and heart disease  Best ways to prevent heart disease Signs of heart attack or stroke Latest cardiovascular research Other heart/stroke organizations and [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

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 [...]

Created by Dennis Douda

Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Mammogram guidelines: What's changed? Get the latest Mayo Clinic mammogram guidelines for breast cancer screening. Heart disease prevention: Strategies keep your heart healthy You can avoid heart problems in the future by adopting a healthy lifestyle today. Here are six tips to get you started. EXPERT [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

La enfermedad cardíaca: principal asesino femenino

Según los Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades, la enfermedad de las arterias coronarias anualmente cobra la vida de 60 000 mujeres más que hombres. El primer paso para reducir la tasa de mortalidad debida a esta enfermedad tan prevenible es concienciar más sobre los problemas cardíacos. Entender los riesgos, [...]

Created by Soledad Andrade

Heart Disease Risks: Mayo Clinic Radio

February is American Heart Month and a great opportunity to focus on the importance of heart disease prevention. On Saturday, Feb. 15, at 9 a.m. CT, heart specialists Sharon Mulvagh, M.D., and Rekha Mankad, M.D., join us to discuss unrecognized dangers of heart disease. Some might think heart disease is a more serious problem for men, but it's [...]

Created by Joel Streed

Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Testosterone therapy: Key to male vitality? Explore the potential benefits and risks of boosting your testosterone level. Hormone therapy: Is it right for you? Hormone therapy treats bothersome menopausal symptoms but isn't recommended to protect long-term health. EXPERT ANSWERS Heart disease prevention: Does oral health matter? [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

MAYO CLINIC RADIO

February is American Heart Month and a great opportunity to focus on the importance of heart disease prevention. On Saturday, Feb. 15, at 9 a.m. CT, heart specialists Sharon Mulvagh, M.D., and Rekha Mankad, M.D., will join us to discuss unrecognized dangers of heart disease. Some might think heart disease is a more serious problem for men, but it's [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Heart Disease Risks: Mayo Clinic Radio

Miss the show? Here is the podcast: Mayo Clinic Radio Full Show 2-15-14 44min mp3 February is American Heart Month and a great opportunity to focus on the importance of heart disease prevention. On Saturday, Feb. 15, at 9 a.m. CT, heart specialists Sharon Mulvagh, M.D., and Rekha Mankad, M.D., will join us to [...]

Created by McCray

An Elusive Illness Leads to Targeting Health Disparities

In the coming months, collaboration between Mayo Clinic and The Links, Incorporated, will include educational outreach, critical research, and programs to prepare and encourage minorities to choose medical and health careers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, African-American women: Are more likely to die of breast cancer than other women [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Walking for fitness? Make it count with a pedometer Counting your steps with a pedometer can motivate you to keep walking. Here's what to look for and how to set walking goals. Heart-healthy diet: 8 steps to prevent heart disease Ready to start your heart-healthy diet? [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Progresso inaugura el Proyecto Corazón en apoyo a Mayo Clinic durante el mes de la salud cardíaca

¿Cuánto sabe usted sobre la salud cardíaca? Infórmese sobre los hechos y comparta las señales de alarma MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota: — 5 de febrero de 2014 — La enfermedad cardíaca afecta a todos, sea de manera directa o indirecta, y es la causa principal de muerte en Estados Unidos. Con el [...]

Created by Soledad Andrade

ED Drug and Heart Failure Study: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Margaret Redfield tells us about a recent study that looked at a common erectile dysfunction drug as a treatment for diastolic heart failure. To listen, click the link below. 2014Feb07ED Drug and Heart Failure

Created by Joel Streed

Surprising Trends in Cause of Long-Term Death for Heart Patients

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Feb. 6, 2014 — More people who have known coronary heart disease die from other causes — such as cancer, and lung and neurological diseases — than heart disease, compared with 20 years ago, according to a Mayo Clinic study published online Feb. 10 in Circulation, an [...]

Created by Traci Klein

SCAD (Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection) Studies at Mayo Clinic

Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) is a relatively rare and poorly understood condition that seems to affect more women than men. The coronary arteries consist of three layers, and dissection occurs when two of these layers separate, enabling blood to flow into the space between the layers. As the blood [...]

Created by Lee Aase

Heart Disease and Lupus: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Vaidehi Chowdhary tells us about the increased risk of heart disease in patients with lupus. To listen, click the link below. 2014Feb05Heart Disease and Lupus

Created by Joel Streed