Mayo Clinic Radio: Prostate health / sex after a heart attack / COVR Medical

For men over 50, prostate problems are common. The prostate gland is located just below the bladder and surrounds the top portion of the urethra, which is the tube that drains urine from the bladder. The prostate’s primary function is to produce the fluid that nourishes and transports sperm. As men age, the prostate gland […]

Aspirin to prevent heart attack and stroke: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Stephen Kopecky, a cardiologist at Mayo Clinic, will answer this question: Does aspirin help prevent stroke and heart attacks? To listen, click the link below. Aspirin to prevent heart attack and stroke

Heartburn or heart attack: When to worry

Heartburn, angina and heart attack may feel very much alike. Even experienced health care providers can’t always tell the difference from your medical history and a physical exam. That’s why, if you go to the emergency room because of chest pain, you’ll immediately have tests to rule out a heart attack. What’s the best thing […]

Mayo Clinic Minute: How flu shots prevent heart attacks

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends all people 6 months and older, with few exceptions, should get a flu shot. The truth is, the flu is not the only health problem the vaccine prevents. It also may help prevent heart attack and stroke. A new study recently published in the American Heart Association’s journal […]

Helping Others Heal: Heart attack while water-skiing

After a heart attack while water-skiing, Brian Kanable needed four rounds of defibrillation before his heart stabilized. Brian says that in the process of recovery, Mayo Clinic care providers became like family. There is no good time for a medical emergency to strike, but as Brian Kanable, of La Crosse, Wisconsin, found out, there are […]

Heart attack symptoms: Know what’s a medical emergency

Most heart attacks begin with subtle symptoms — with only discomfort that often is not described as pain. The chest discomfort may come and go. Don’t be tempted to downplay your symptoms or brush them off as indigestion or anxiety. Heart attack symptoms vary widely. For instance, you may have only minor chest discomfort while […]

Heart attack symptoms for women: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

When it comes to heart attack, it’s true; men and women were not created equally.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Rekha Mankad, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist and director of the Women’s Heart Clinic, explains what may be different. To listen, click the link below. Heart attack symptoms for women

National Health Checkup / rise in sexually transmitted infections / gender discrepancies in heart attack care: Mayo Clinic Radio

A record-breaking 72,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2017, according to preliminary estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most of those deaths were related to opioids. The Mayo Clinic National Health Checkup, which was released in October, found that nearly all Americans say they would choose an alternative to opioid pain […]

Mayo Clinic Radio: National Health Checkup / rise in sexually transmitted infections / gender discrepancies in heart attack care

A record-breaking 72,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2017, according to preliminary estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most of those deaths were related to opioids. The Mayo Clinic National Health Checkup, which was released in October, found that nearly all Americans say they would choose an alternative to opioid pain […]

In the Loop: Young, healthy woman says heart attack ‘saved my life’

Beth Shelburne chalked up her symptoms to a panic attack after a particularly stressful day at work as a news anchor and reporter. Her eventual diagnosis led her to Mayo Clinic. Beth Shelburne had spent the day finishing a big story. But when the 6 p.m. news ran, her story didn’t. Beth, then an anchor and investigative […]

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