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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 [...]

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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

Staying Safe in Scorching Temperatures

  Today is National Heatstroke Prevention Day Many northern  communities in the United States are used to the winter thermometer dipping into negative numbers, but summer heat can often rival the challenges of a cold, snowy winter. As we move into August, one of the hottest months of the year, [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Trying to Lose Weight? Six Strategies for Success

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. —  If you want to lose weight, you can’t expect it to happen quickly, and it will require work. Here are some tips that can help you become successful in a healthy way. 1. Make a commitment: This means a lifelong commitment. “You must be ready [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Standing Water and Infectious Diseases After the Rain

Mayo Clinic Health System Infectious Disease Specialist: Use Caution With Standing Flood Water  MANKATO, Minn. — The stormy weather pattern in the United States Midwest this week has produced intense rainfalls and many communities are suffering from severe flooding, which can lead to a great deal of standing water. Though [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Celebrating Cancer Survivors on the Mississippi River

LA CROSSE, Wis. Registration is now open for the second annual Big Blue Dragon Boat Race hosted by the Mayo Clinic Health System - Franciscan Healthcare. The race will take place on July 5, 2014, on the Mississippi River along La Crosse’s Riverside Park. The Dragon Boat Race is relatively new to [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

What You Should Know About Caring for an Aging Parent

SPRINGFIELD, Minn. — Americans are living longer than ever before and many middle-aged adults are taking on the role of caregiver for their aging parents. Mayo Clinic Health System family physician Kelsey Nylander, D.O., says, “Caring for an aging parent can be a responsibility that requires personal sacrifices and creates potential resentment. But it [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

The Soothing Sounds of Harp Therapy (pkg) Journalists: This nat pkg. is available in the downloads. LA CROSSE, Wis. —  The Reverie Harp® is a therapeutic lap instrument that's comfortable to hold and easy to play, and its pentatonic scale ensures a pleasant sound. So, Tom Vaughn and Dana Lochner decided to share the soothing melodies [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

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