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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Frozen in Time: Paulie's Story (pkg)

  It was a cold winter morning and two-year-old Paulie wasn't in his bed. He had wandered outside the family farmhouse during the night and was found frozen in the snow. His body temperature was 64 degrees. [TRT 7:48] Journalists: The full package is available in the downloads. To access the transcript, [...]

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When There's a Mumps Outbreak it Travels Quickly!

LA CROSSE, Wis. — Mumps is no longer very common in the United States, but when an outbreak does occur, it can spread quickly and affect anyone not immune from having had the mumps or the vaccination. “Living or being in crowded environments can be a major factor in mumps outbreaks,” [...]

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Tips for Prediabetes and Diabetes Meal Planning

WASECA, Minn. — Poor diet can obviously lead to health problems and weight gain. Conversely, proper food choices help people become healthier and manage certain conditions. For those with diabetes and prediabetes appropriate monitoring and management of diet is extremely important. Mayo Clinic Health System registered dietitian Sue Seykora offers these meal-planning [...]

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