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Headed for the OR? Five Questions to Ask Your Surgeon Before the Operation

The answers may make a difference in your outcome ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mar. 10, 2014 — The news that you will need surgery can prompt many questions and a lot of anxiety. Beyond details about your medical condition and treatment options, what should you ask your surgeon before the operation? Whatever you [...]

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Women Urged to Take Charge for Better Heart Health

When it comes to heart disease, men and women are not created equal, says the founder of Mayo Clinic's Women's Heart Clinic Sharonne Hayes, M.D. "Women have more risk factors and they have different risk factors," says Dr. Hayes. "Some of those are autoimmune diseases, like lupus and rheumatoid [...]

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Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Walking for fitness? Make it count with a pedometer Counting your steps with a pedometer can motivate you to keep walking. Here's what to look for and how to set walking goals. Heart-healthy diet: 8 steps to prevent heart disease Ready to start your heart-healthy diet? [...]

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Superobese Struggle with Hip and Knee Replacement

Common sense suggests that extra body weight severely stresses bones and joints. But until the findings of a new Mayo Clinic study were presented today at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons in Las Vegas, no one had reported how this higher, unprecedented level of obesity [...]

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Making Healthy Holiday Eating Choices

Holiday gatherings and food-focused traditions can pose major challenges to those who are looking to make healthy choices this time of year. Allyn Mahowald, registered dietitian at Mayo Clinic Health System in New Prague, Minn., shares some advice for keeping the holiday season healthy – and enjoyable. She says, “You don’t have [...]

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Money Talks When It Comes to Losing Weight, Mayo Clinic Study Finds

SAN FRANCISCO — Weight loss study participants who received financial incentives were more likely to stick with a weight loss program and lost more weight than study participants who received no incentives, according to Mayo Clinic research that will be presented Saturday, March 9 at the American College of Cardiology's [...]

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People of Normal Weight With Belly Fat at Highest Death Risk, Mayo Clinic Study Finds

ROCHESTER, Minn. — August 27, 2012.  People who are of normal weight but have fat concentrated in their bellies have a higher death risk than those who are obese, according to Mayo Clinic research presented today at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Munich. Those studied who had a [...]

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Should Doctors Treat Lack of Exercise as a Medical Condition? Mayo Expert Says 'Yes'

ROCHESTER, Minn. — August 13, 2012.  A sedentary lifestyle is a common cause of obesity, and excessive body weight and fat in turn are considered catalysts for diabetes, high blood pressure, joint damage and other serious health problems. But what if lack of exercise itself were treated as a medical [...]

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Mayo Clinic: Obesity Epidemic Fueling Rise in Rheumatoid Arthritis Among Women

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Obesity and the painful autoimmune disorder rheumatoid arthritis are each becoming more common, raising a logical question: Could one have something to do with the other? For women, it appears there is a link, Mayo Clinic researchers say. They studied hundreds of patients and found a history [...]

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Mayo Clinic Study Finds Obesity Affects Severity of Symptoms in Fibromyalgia Patients

ROCHESTER, Minn. — People with fibromyalgia can have difficulty getting a definitive diagnosis and finding an effective treatment plan. For many patients, the condition involves a confounding array of symptoms, including chronic pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance and mood disorders. One factor associated with fibromyalgia symptoms is a patient's weight, according [...]

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Obesity and Breast Cancer: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Jennifer Crozier addresses a recent study which suggests obese women may have worse outcomes with some breast cancers. To listen, click the link below. Obesity and Breast Cancer

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The Rising Obesity Rate: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Michael Joyner addresses the rising rate of obesity. To listen, click the link below. Rising Obesity Rate

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Fat Distribution Study

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Francisco Lopez-Jimenez comments on a study that looked at fat distribution on heart patients. To listen, click the link below. Fat Distribution

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Obesity and Rheumatoid Arthritis

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Eric Matteson talks about his recent study that found an association between obesity and rheumatoid arthritis. To listen, click the link below. Obesity and RA

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Obesity and Breast Cancer

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Jennifer Crozier discusses a study that looked at the association of obesity with breast cancer. To liste, click the link below. Obesity and Breast Cancer

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Staying Active in a Sedentary Job

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. James Levine has some tips for those stuck in their office chair. To listen, click the link below. Staying Active in a Sedentary Job

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Obesity and Breast Cancer

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Barbara Pockaj discusses the relationship between obesity and breast cancer. To listen, click the link below. Obesity and Breast Cancer

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Study Suggests Those Who Have Chronic Pain May Need to Assess Vitamin D Status

Mayo Clinic research shows a correlation between inadequate vitamin D levels and the amount of narcotic medication taken by patients who have chronic pain. This correlation is an important finding as researchers discover new ways to treat chronic pain. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, chronic pain [...]

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Obesity and Colon Cancer

In this Medical Edge episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Frank Sinicrope discusses his study and the association between obesity and colon cancer. To listen, click the link below. Obesity and Colon Cancer

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Mayo Clinic Study Suggests Bariatric Surgery Increases Broken Bone Risk

Bariatric surgery -- limiting the intake of the stomach -- is becoming an increasingly common treatment for obesity. It has side effects, however, including a newly documented risk for bone fractures. Mayo Clinic endocrinologist Elizabeth Haglind, M.D., is presenting the findings at the Society of Endocrinology Annual Meeting.

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