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New Mayo Clinic Technology Lowers Risks for Premature Babies

Baby Jase's entry into the world was sudden ... and two months too early. A new tablet-based technology allowed local doctors and Mayo Clinic specialists to collaborate on life-saving medical care. [TRT 3:50] Journalists: A broadcast quality video package is available in the downloads.   This is a special report [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

7 Steps for Managing Grief and Loss

LE SUEUR, Minn. — Grief is summarized as sadness felt after suffering loss. Although that’s a fine cursory definition, it doesn’t really give grief true meaning. Grief is a deep and sometimes complex response to loss. Behavioral health provider and social worker at Mayo Clinic Health System Jessie Wolf says, “Even though [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Winter Health: Common Sense Decisions and Smart Preparations

Winter weather can be inconvenient and treacherous. The cold, ice and snow add complexities to our lives and potentially to our health. Sickness, frostbite and accidents are all things to consider when heading into winter. Mayo Clinic Health System nurse practitioner Shari Hendricks offers this advice to help keep you safe and [...]

Created by Micah Dorfner

Winter Tips to Avoid Slips and Emergency Room Trips

RED WING, Minn.—Winter’s early entrance this year might be catching some people in the United States off guard. The snow and ice are likely here to stay so being prepared is essential.  Emergency services director at Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing, Minn., Greg Kays, M.D., says, “Whether you love [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Avoiding Progression to Type 2 Diabetes

ST. PETER, Minn. — Most people are aware how serious diabetes is and whether type 1 or type 2, it's especially harmful when not properly managed. There's also a form of the disease called prediabetes which, according to the National Diabetes Education Program, affects approximately 79 million adults in the United States. Mayo [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Enjoyable Eating During the Holidays

LA CROSSE, Wis. -  Many people look forward to eating turkey and stuffing, potatoes and gravy, buttered beans, fruitcake, cookies, nuts, and pie throughout the holiday season. But excessive culinary celebrating creates the perfect recipe for dietary disaster and it can be very tempting to disregard healthy eating habits. According [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Susan and Her Daughter Kristy Remember ...

Listening to patients is what medical teams at Mayo Clinic do each day. To honor Mayo's 150th Anniversary, StoryCorps was asked to listen to and record several patient stories. Each Friday, until the end of 2014, a new story will be posted on the Mayo Clinic News Network. Susan Sands and her daughter [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Signs and Symptoms of Pertussis ZUMBROTA, Minn. — Symptoms of an ordinary common cold are hard not to miss. But could it be worse? Mayo Clinic Health System has diagnosed several confirmed cases of pertussis, also commonly known as whooping cough. Family medicine physician at Mayo Clinic Health System – Red Wing in Zumbrota, [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

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