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'Harvesting' Healthy Approach to Fall Work

Sparta, Wisc. — The harvest season is exciting and especially busy for rural communities, but Mayo Clinic Health System providers understand how dangerous it can be for farmers.  According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), agriculture ranks among the most hazardous industries. Emergency physician at Mayo Clinic [...]

Created by Micah Dorfner

Arthritis is an Inflammation of the Joints

World Arthritis Day is Sunday October 12th MANKATO, Minn. — Arthritis is one of the most common health problems in the United States. Millions of Americans have some form of arthritis that leads to pain, stiffness and loss of motion. Many are over the age of 65, but people of all [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Running into Fall Marathon Season — Tip #9

It's sometimes difficult for athletes to carve out required time off but to perform your best, you need rest — especially after a significant body change.  For example, if you're injured or have recently given birth, your body may need a substantial respite to get back to 100 percent. Beau Johnson, physical [...]

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Running Into Fall Marathon Season - Thursday Tip #3

You can find your perfect running shoe, but it's not all about spending big bucks. There are multiple elements that go into running efficiency, and just because a shoe fits doesn't mean it's going to enhance your running. Beau Johnson, physical therapist at Mayo Clinic Health System, debunks myths about running shoes, [...]

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Running into Fall Marathon Season - Tip #8

Are you suffering from a running injury? Are you concerned about maintaining your cardiovascular health while you're on the mend? According to Beau Johnson, physical therapist at Mayo Clinic Health System, there are activities to make sure your cardio progress doesn't disappear while you're recovering from an injury. (Follow new tips on Thursdays and [...]

Created by Micah Dorfner

Running into Fall Marathon Season - Tip #7

In order to see positive results you need to push yourself when you're training, but there's an appropriate threshold to reach when testing your limits. Beau Johnson, physical therapist at Mayo Clinic Health System, explains the importance of balancing your body's breakdown and ability to recover. In addition, he shares tips for better understanding [...]

Created by Micah Dorfner

Quick Hints for Improving Men's Health

Hesitant about going to the doctor for a checkup? Don’t be. A healthy patient-provider relationship and some regular maintenance can give you a long, healthy life. Paul Loomis, M.D., Family Medicine at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire says, “Prioritizing your health in your thirties and forties is analogous [...]

Created by Micah Dorfner

Back Pain and Pregnancy: Ways to Minimize Strain

Back pain is a common complaint for pregnant women. As you gain weight, your center of gravity shifts forward. To avoid falling forward you compensate by leaning back, which can strain the muscles in your lower back. Laura Damrow, certified nurse midwife at Mayo Clinic Health System in Tomah, says, "In [...]

Created by Micah Dorfner

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