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Mayo Clinic Summer Camp Fights Obesity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OHxkwhnuY4 Kids' summer camp season may be winding down but, for one special group of campers, this may be just the beginning. Camp Wabi is a place where children learn to escape what could otherwise be a lifelong cycle of obesity. Here’s Dennis Douda for the Mayo Clinic News Network. [...]

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Two of a Kind: Abby and Belle

Formerly conjoined twins, Abby and Belle were separated after a daylong operation in May 2006. All these years later the family reflects on that deep moment of trust in the Mayo Clinic team. [TRT 4:14] Journalists: The full package is available in the downloads. Click here for transcript. This is a [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

BACK-TO-SCHOOL: Check Medical Records

With a new school year under way, parents and caregivers are no doubt going through the preparations list: school supplies, car pools, bus schedules - check. Mayo Clinic Children's Center says now's also the time to touch base with the school office to make sure administrators are aware of any special medical conditions, needs or allergies your child [...]

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Laparoscopic Surgical Removal of the Gallbladder in Pediatric Patients is Safe

ROCHESTER, Minn. — A recent study conducted by Mayo Clinic researchers recommends laparoscopic cholecystectomies (surgical removal of the gallbladder) for pediatric patients suffering from gallstones and other gallbladder diseases. This study was published in Surgical Laparoscopy Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques. Journalists: Sound bites with Dr. Ishitani are available in the downloads. [...]

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BACK-TO-SCHOOL: Lighten the Backpack Load and Other Tips

Depending where you live, the school year is about start anew or has already begun. Mayo Clinic experts would like to help lighten the load. Family medicine physician and pediatrician Alva Roche Green, M.D., says a great place to start is easing the burden in those heavy backpacks kids often lug around. · Check backpack weight – ideal [...]

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BACK-TO-SCHOOL: Anxiety Going to a New School

It's back-to-school time and while some children might look forward to returning to the classroom with friends, others can feel anxious. A little anxiety is normal, but sometimes worries might get out of control. That can be especially true for kids who are starting a new school. Mayo Clinic Children's Center psychiatrist Stephen Whiteside, Ph.D. has [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

THURSDAY CONSUMER HEALTH TIPS

Should children be tested for high cholesterol? Pediatric white blood cell disorders Rheumatoid arthritis: Protect your health with vaccines Low potassium (hypokalemia) Can arthritis pain medications be harmful?

Created by Dana Sparks

Tuesday Q & A: Child's chronic cough may be symptom of asthma

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My son, 8, has been coughing off-and-on at night for a few weeks and says his chest hurts, but he never complains about it during the day. Could he have asthma? How is it diagnosed? If it’s very mild, would he still need treatment? ANSWER: Based on [...]

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