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Bicycle b-roll

Montage of bikers on trails

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Mayo Clinic News Network Headline 4/20/15

Hi I’m Vivien Williams with a Mayo Clinic News Network Headline. Springtime is finally here and many people who’ve been cooped up inside because of lingering winter weather are getting outside and hopping on their bikes. This is a great time to think about bike safety. The CDC reports close [...]

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Four Tricks to Save Yourself from Ticks News from Mayo Clinic Medical Laboratories ROCHESTER, Minn. — Summer fun often includes hiking, biking, and just enjoying the great outdoors. But hanging out in parks or walking on trails also invites ticks to hop a ride. Below are four tips from the Mayo Clinic Parasitology Laboratory for arming yourself [...]

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Mayo Expert Offers Tips for an Injury-Free Summer

Mayo Expert Offers Tips for an Injury-Free Summer

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Trauma and injury remains a devastating problem in the U.S. It is the leading cause of death for those under the age of 45. Almost 200,000 Americans die of injury every year and nearly all are completely avoidable, Mayo Clinic experts say. May is National Trauma Awareness [...]

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Education is Key to Pain Medication Safety (pkg)

Recent upgrades at YouTube have resulted in issues with some older versions of Internet Explorer. If you are only seeing a black box in the player, click here or open in a different browser. Accidental overdose from prescription pain medication is on the rise. As a matter of fact, the Centers for Disease [...]

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Managing Your Medications Hundreds of thousands of people go to the emergency room every year because of problems with medications they're taking, such as accidental overdoses, side effects and bad interactions. Pharmacists at Mayo Clinic are tying to change that. They've started a new program that helps people manage their medications safely and as cost-effectively [...]

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Human Factors in Surgery Fifty years ago, doctors at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., opened the doors to modern open heart surgery using the heart-lung machine. Back then you had about a 50-50 chance of making it off the table. Now you can be 98 percent certain that you'll survive. But for today's [...]

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Sponge Counting

It happens in approximately one out of every 6-thousand operations. A surgical team unintentionally leaves something such as a sponge inside of a patient. Doctors at Mayo Clinic want to make sure that doesn't happen. They're using grocery store bar code technology to account for all sponges, in hopes of [...]

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