• By Dana Sparks

MAYO CLINIC RADIO

October 17, 2014

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On the next Mayo Clinic Radio, Saturday, October 18 at 9 a.m. CT, the topic is Men's Health. Two physicians from the new Mayo Clinic Men's Health Program in Arizona will be here to discuss endocrine issues like diabetes and thyroid health. Other topics will include low testosterone and how prostate and sexual health relate to cardiovascular health.  Urologist Jason Jameson, M.D., and cardiologist David Simper, M.D., will join us. Hope you do, too!

Myth or Fact:  Men experience their own type of menopause.

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If you can't make these events, as of November 2013 there is a 24/7 drop box in the Government Center building for medication disposal. Specifically it is located inside the doors at the Adult Detention Center. http://rochester.kaaltv.com/news/news/138682-olmsted-county-creates-permanent-drug-drop-location The article also states that some nearby counties (specifically it mentions Mower and Freeborn) also have drop boxes in their law enforcement centers.

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For those closer to La Crosse County, the sites are: 1.Onalaska Police Department, 415 Main Street, Onalaska 2.Viterbo Fine Arts Parking Lot, 929 Jackson Street, La Crosse 3.CESA #4, 923 E. Garland St., West Salem 4.Holmen Village Hall, 421 S. Main Street, Holmen 5.La Crosse County HHM (Household Hazardous Materials), 6500 State Road 16, La Crosse The times are the same. 10 am – 2 pm at all 5 sites.

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For FLA staff, a local collection event is also being offered on April 26th from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at Wild Wing Cafe, 4555 Southside Boulevard, Jacksonville 32216. Permanent collection locations in Florida can be found at the following link: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/medications/pages/disposal.htm You can find this link, as well as additional household hazardous waste links for the Northeast Florida area on the FLA EHOS, Waste Management page (bottom section): http://mcjweb.mayo.edu/safety/index.php?&pagetitle=Waste Management&page=wastemanagement.html&extra=blank.html#HHW

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I have a lot of leftover supplies from when I had gestational diabetes during my last pregnancy. The lancets & test strips are brand new in the box. Where can I bring these?

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Thanks for your question Jillian. The Take Back Event equipped for sharps disposal. Please contact your local health department or solid waste utility for proper disposal guidelines for these items.

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Jillian, you might want to see if you could donate them to the Salvation Army free medical clinic. If the supplies are unopened and you removed the prescription sticker containing your personal information, they might take them.

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@Jillian Himli– Google "donate diabetes supplies"- there are lots of charities such as Insulin For Life USA that will take them. 🙂

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I have a question. I have some medication that is in a syringe (it comes that way)it's heparin or coumadin something like that. How do I dispose of that? it says no needles

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Oh how I wish they would host this event in Jacksonville! I have medication that I would like to dispose of. I will not "flush" it since it goes into the water supply and won't place it in garbage collection, so I have a drawer with it. Hope Mayo Clinic will consider letting FL have a drop off event.

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@ Linda. Great question. If the needle can be safely removed, then take it off and dispose of the needle in an appropriate sharps container. Put the the syringe in a leakproof container and bring it to the Take Back Event. If the needle can't be s

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@Melissa – Please see the comment provided by Mike Snapp

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