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Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Thanksgiving recipes: Delicious and healthy options Serve up a healthier Thanksgiving this year. These recipes have all the taste of the foods you love, but with less fat and fewer calories. Quit smoking: Strategies to help you quit Start with these tips that have helped others. [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Mayo Clinic Health Letter: Highlights from the September 2014 Issue

ROCHESTER, Minn. ― Here are highlights from the September issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Mayo Clinic Health Letter attribution is required. Include the following subscription information as your editorial policies permit: Visit or call toll-free for subscription [...]

Created by Brian Kilen

Mayo expert reacts to new guidelines on abdominal aortic aneurysm screening

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released recommendations Tuesday on which symptom-free patients should be screened for abdominal aortic aneurysms, potentially deadly ruptures of the body's major blood vessel. The panel recommended one-time screening with an ultrasound for men 65 to 75 who smoke, and also for those who have [...]

Created by Sharon Theimer

Mustaches, Home Oxygen Therapy, Sparks Do Not Mix

June is Home Safety Month; July 4 fireworks also cause for special attention to risk Facial hair and home oxygen therapy can prove a dangerously combustible combination, a Mayo Clinic report published in the peer-reviewed medical journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings finds. To reach that conclusion, researchers reviewed home oxygen therapy-related [...]

Created by Sharon Theimer


Quit smoking: Managing your stress Mental health: Overcoming the stigma of mental illness Chest pain: First aid Vitamin D for babies: Are supplements needed? Treatments for atrial fibrillation

Created by Dana Sparks


  Putting the hurt on tobacco addiction Quit smoking 10 ways to resist tobacco cravings Quit-smoking medicines: Boost your chance of success Teen smoking: How to help your teen quit  

Created by Dana Sparks

COPD Associated With Increased Risk for Mild Cognitive Impairment Bottom Line:  A diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in older adults was associated with increased risk for mild cognitive impairment (MCI), especially MCI of skills other than memory, and the greatest risk was among patients who had COPD for more than five years. The study is published [...]

Created by Nick Hanson

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 [...]

Created by Sharon Theimer

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