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Mayo Clinic Health Letter: Highlights from the April 2014 Issue

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Here are highlights from the April issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Mayo Clinic Health Letter attribution is required. Include the following subscription information as your editorial policies permit: Visit http://www.HealthLetter.MayoClinic.com [...]

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Mayo Clinic Health Letter: Highlights from the March 2014 Issue

ROCHESTER, Minn. — March 21, 2014 — Here are highlights from the March issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Mayo Clinic Health Letter attribution is required. Include the following subscription information as your editorial [...]

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Mayo Clinic Health Letter: puntos destacados de la edición de febrero de 2014

ROCHESTER, Minnesota — 27 de febrero de 2014 — Estos son los puntos más destacados de la edición de febrero de Mayo Clinic Health Letter. Puede citar esta publicación con la frecuencia que desee, pero para reimprimirla debe pagar una cuota.  Es necesario hacer referencia a Mayo Clinic Health Letter; [...]

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Mayo Clinic Health Letter: Highlights from the February 2014 Issue

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Feb. 27, 2014 — Here are highlights from the February issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Mayo Clinic Health Letter attribution is required. Include the following subscription information as your editorial [...]

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Puntos destacados de la edición de enero de 2014 de Mayo Clinic Health Letter

ROCHESTER, Minnesota —30 de enero de 2014 — Estos son los puntos más destacados de la edición de enero de Mayo Clinic Health Letter. Puede citar esta publicación con la frecuencia que desee, pero para reimprimirla debe pagar una cuota.  Es necesario hacer referencia a Mayo Clinic Health Letter; por lo [...]

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Mayo Clinic Health Letter: Highlights from the January 2014 Issue

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Jan. 30, 2014 — Here are highlights from the January issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Mayo Clinic Health Letter attribution is required. Include the following subscription information as your editorial [...]

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Help for Hoarding Disorder

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Most people have accumulated some unnecessary stuff they find hard to toss, donate or recycle. But for people with a hoarding disorder, the urge to accumulate — and an inability to discard — spirals out of control. The November issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter covers hoarding disorder and [...]

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With Diabetes, Daily Foot Care is Critically Important

ROCHESTER, Minn. — For people with diabetes, a small cut or blister on the foot is an open invitation for infection and potentially more serious complications, including amputation. The November issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter covers why a daily foot-care routine is critically important for people with diabetes. High blood sugar [...]

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A Grocery Bag of Beneficial Antioxidants

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Daily food choices present an opportunity to score some healthy, flavorful, antioxidant-positive nutrition points, according to the November issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. Why pay attention to antioxidants? They help minimize the impact of free radicals, which are an unstable byproduct of natural cell metabolism. Free radicals [...]

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Mayo Clinic Develops Incision-Free Surgery for Tennis Elbow

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic doctors recently developed a new approach to treat tennis elbow that may eliminate the need for surgery in some patients who don't respond to conservative therapies. The March issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter covers this new technique called fasciotomy and surgical tenotomy. The initial [...]

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It's Complicated: Calories and Other Factors Affect Weight Loss

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Reducing calories is key to weight loss, but the relationship between calories and weight loss is complicated. The March issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter clarifies some confusion around calorie counting and weight loss. It's commonly accepted that 1 pound of fat equals 3,500 calories. Therefore, a [...]

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Fallen Arches

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Ongoing pain along the inside of the foot and ankle merits a visit to the doctor, according to the March issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. That pain could be a symptom of fallen arches — a change in the tendon that normally provides stability for walking [...]

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Aortic Aneurysms: New Treatments, Better Management Reduce Risks

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Surgical improvements and better management have led to a 36 percent reduction in deaths from aortic aneurysms, according to the February issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. The aorta is the largest artery in the body; it exits the top of your heart and curves down through [...]

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Urinary Tract Infections: Common in Women, Treated with Antibiotics

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Up to 50 percent of women experience a urinary tract infection in their lifetimes. The February issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter covers causes, symptoms and treatments. The infections are typically caused by bacteria that live in the colon. Female anatomy increases the risk, as the bacteria [...]

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Special Report: Common Diagnostic Tools for Heart Disease

ROCHESTER, Minn. — When heart health is a concern, many diagnostic exams are available to assess heart function. The February issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter includes a detailed eight-page "Special Report on Cardiovascular Exams." Here are highlights: Blood tests: Blood tests are an easy and relatively inexpensive way to [...]

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ACE Inhibitors

ROCHESTER, Minn. — ACE inhibitors, short for angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, are a common blood pressure treatment. The January issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter covers how this drug works and its many uses. ACE inhibitors make it possible for blood vessels to relax, lowering blood pressure. This occurs by preventing [...]

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A Pain in the Heel

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Achilles tendon, the large tough band of tissue connecting the muscles in the back of the lower leg to the heel bone, can become inflamed, degenerate or even rupture. The January issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter covers causes and treatments for Achilles tendon problems. Often [...]

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Exercise Best Medicine to Prevent Alzheimer's

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Regular physical exercise is the most powerful tool available to prevent Alzheimer's disease and improve brain function in those who already have it, according to the January issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. Exercise remains the best preventive therapy even though researchers, doctors, and drug and biotech [...]

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Basic Remedies Relieve Hairy Tongue and Other Common Tongue Changes

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Changes in the color or texture of the tongue — even a tongue that appears hairy — usually aren't serious health concerns. The December issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter reviews some common and more unusual changes that can occur to the tongue and the papillae, the [...]

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Aggressive, Early Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis Reduces Risk of Disability

ROCHESTER, Minn. — A generation ago, rheumatoid arthritis almost always led to disfigured joints and severe disability. Today, this disease still causes joint damage, discomfort and disability. But the risk of disability can be dramatically reduced when drugs that modify the immune system are started soon after the disease begins, [...]

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