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In this season of packing up for college, here’s a warning about packing on the “freshman 15.” “It’s usually not actually 15 (pounds). It’s more often seven or eight,” says Dr. Denise Millstine, a Mayo Clinic internal medicine physician. Still, it’s extra weight that Dr. Millstine says is often caused by a change in activity and eating habits from high school to college. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Millstine has tips to avoid this weight gain. To listen, click the link below.
College life means close quarters, and that can create an environment for getting sick. “Often, what the person next to you is doing is affecting your health,” says Dr. Denise Millstine, a Mayo Clinic internal medicine physician. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Millstine explains why a strong defense is key — starting with the annual influenza vaccine. To listen, click the link below.
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One of the easiest ways to help children stay healthy in the classroom begins at home. Studies have shown that illnesses and absenteeism in schools go down when kids are taught to wash their hands often. Just 20 seconds of scrubbing with soap and warm water can help kill germs that spread disease. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Robert Jacobson, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician says it is up to us to set the example.
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