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14 minutes ago · The 411 on frozen fruits and vegetables: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

The U.S. government’s dietary guidelines say to fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables. Increasing the variety of produce in your diet can make it easier to hit that goal. However, that can mean fruits and vegetables sometimes go bad before you get to them. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, dietitian Angie Murad, explains the benefits of keeping some of your produce on ice.

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The 411 on frozen fruits and vegetables

16 hours ago · Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Mayo Clinic Radio

After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in the U.S. Breast cancer can occur in both men and women, but it’s far more common in women. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 220,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women each year in the U.S. One in 8 women will be affected by breast cancer in her lifetime. Substantial support for breast cancer awareness and research funding has improved breast cancer treatment. Breast cancer survival rates have increased, while the number of deaths has been declining steadily.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Karthik Ghosh, director of the Breast Diagnostic Clinic at Mayo Clinic, will highlight the importance of breast cancer screening and early detection. Also on the program, Dr. Elizabeth Stewart, division chair of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Mayo Clinic, will discuss causes of infertility and treatment options. And Dr. David Erasmus, medical director of Mayo Clinic’s Lung Transplant Program, will explain lung restoration, which can make more donor lungs available for transplant.

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3 days ago · Robotic knee replacement: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

America’s aging population has created a steadily increasing demand for knee replacement surgeries. Osteoarthritis is the most common reason knee joints wear out. It’s a condition that becomes more prevalent with age. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute Dr. Cedric Ortiguera explains how the precision of robotic assistance in surgery is expanding the patient population that can be helped.

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Robotic knee replacement

4 days ago · Innovative treatments for moyamoya disease: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

Doctors are using innovative procedures to improve the quality of life for people living with a blood vessel disorder called moyamoya disease.  According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, moyamoya means “puff of smoke” in Japanese and describes the look of the tangle of tiny vessels formed when the brain tries to overcome the narrowing of the pathways. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute,  Dr. Bernard Bendok, explains what surgeons are now able to do to boost the brain’s ability to overcome moyamoya disease.

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Innovative treatments for Moya Moya disease

5 days ago · Get smart about smoothies: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

Smoothies can be a nutritious addition to your diet. However, they also can add a lot of unforeseen calories, especially when a smoothie is simply a beverage with a meal.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health MInute, dietitian Kate Zeratsky has some simple ways to get smart about smoothies.

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Get smart about smoothies

6 days ago · 3 hours from heartburn: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

The old saying “timing is everything” is definitely true for your eating and sleeping routinesDr. Joseph Murray says bedtime snacking can increase the chance for heartburn, especially in men, and can lead to a restless night. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Murray explains why, if you stop eating sooner, you’ll likely start sleeping better.

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3 hours from heartburn

Mon, Oct 16 12:01pm · Colorectal cancer screening: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer. But, it’s one of the few preventable cancers if people get regular screening.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. David Alhquist tells us about a one method for that screening that might be a little easier for people to swallow!

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Colorectal cancer screening

Sun, Oct 15 9:10pm · Minimally invasive spine surgery / personal leukemia story / jet lag: Mayo Clinic Radio

Back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to their health care provider or miss work. It’s also a leading cause of disability worldwide. Back pain, which can come on suddenly (acute), may be caused by a fall or heavy lifting. Acute back pain lasts less than six weeks and usually goes away with some precautions and over-the-counter pain relief. Back pain that lasts more than three months is considered chronic and may require more extensive treatment, including surgery.

On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Mohamad Bydon, a neurosurgeon at Mayo Clinic, will discuss minimally invasive spine surgery. Also on the program, Dr. Allison Rosenthal, an oncologist at Mayo Clinic, will share how her leukemia diagnosis changed not only her life, but also her career path. And Dr. M. Rizwan Sohail, director of the Travel and Tropical Medicine Clinic at Mayo Clinic, will have tips for dealing with jet lag.

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