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Mayo Clinic Radio: The work of paramedics

Paramedics provide first-line medical or emergency care for sick and injured people while they are being transported to the hospital for care. They typically operate in teams, with one person serving as an emergency vehicle operator, while the other continues to provide lifesaving emergency care to the patient while en route to a medical facility. […]

Wellness Wednesday: Kick your way to a deep leg and hip stretch

Controlled side kicks will target hips and thighs and can be done in your pajamas. Expert tips provided by wellness physical therapists at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program. Get more healthy action tips from the Mayo Clinic App. Watch: Kick your way to a deep leg and hip stretch. Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (TRT :53) is in […]

In the Loop: What happens to your body after a lightning strike?

A lightning strike can unleash a host of problems in your body. Just ask David Claypool, M.D., an emergency medicine physician at Mayo Clinic. Or better yet, get the scoop from someone who knows about those problems firsthand. If you're like us, you may occasionally play a round or two of "What if?" What if […]

Mayo Clinic Radio: Being a paramedic / direct-to-consumer genetic testing / sexually transmitted infections

Paramedics provide first-line medical or emergency care for sick and injured people while they are being transported to the hospital for care. They typically operate in teams, with one person serving as an emergency vehicle operator, while the other continues to provide lifesaving emergency care to the patient while en route to a medical facility. […]

6 ways to keep your child safe this summer

With all the outdoor activities available to kids during the summer, it’s a good idea to take a moment to consider these tips to make sure everyone plays and stays safe. The post 6 ways to keep your child safe this summer appeared first on Harvard Health Blog.

Dear Mark: Low-Fat Beats “High-Fat”; Prunes for Bone Health

For today’s edition of Dear Mark I’m answering a pair of great questions. First, Vaughn asks me about a recent study where ethnic Chinese participants were placed on several different diets, and those on the “low-carb, high-fat” one actually did worse than those on higher carbs and lower fat. Show More Summary

Weekend Link Love – Edition 460

RESEARCH OF THE WEEK Preformed vitamin D, the kind found in eggs, fish, and meat, is about 5 times as bioactive as vitamin D3. This makes animal foods a rich source of vitamin D and may explain why human skin lightened after the adoption...Show More Summary

Yoga Power-based Strength Workout

For those of you who are participating in Summer Shape Up, here’s what Workout #2 looks like! This workout is a yoga low, focused on building strength and increasing the heart rate. It contains some moving variations of my favorite poses, so you can work up an awesome sweat. Show More Summary

10 Best Running Trails in San Diego – The Top Places to Run

The 10 Best Running Trails in San Diego   The choices for running routes are endless in the San Diego, CA area. I like to describe the San Diego area as a runner’s mecca. I had a hard time deciding which trails to run during a 3-day trip to San Diego. Show More Summary

Hurricane Season Part III: Safety reminders for after the storm

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. In this final part of a three-part series, here are some medical safety steps to consider after the hurricane has passed. Though preparation is likely the most important part of staying safe during a hurricane or severe weather, risks remain once the threat has passed. Dr. […]

Making Mayo’s Recipes: Know these homemade salad dressings by heart

You think you've made a healthy choice by tossing together a nice green salad. But once you douse it in store-bought salad dressing, filled with unnecessary salt and sugar, it's not so healthy anymore. So, why not try this homemade House Ranch or Citrus Vinaigrette to control that salt and sugar intake? Make your salad completely […]

Hurricane Season Part II: Safety tips during the storm

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. In this second part of a three-part series, here are some medical safety steps to consider when you're in a hurricane. Preparation is critical in weathering a hurricane. But, while planning is important, Dr. Michael Boniface, an emergency medicine physician at Mayo Clinic, offers several reminders to […]

David Mitchell on translating—and learning from—Naoki Higashida

The author of 'Cloud Atlas' and 'The Bone Clocks' credits the autistic Higashida with helping him understand his own boy The post David Mitchell on translating—and learning from—Naoki Higashida appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Mayo Clinic Radio: Could humans hibernate during travel to Mars?

Since Yuri Gagarin achieved the first manned space flight in April 1961, humans have been fascinated by space travel. The world watched as Neil Armstrong walked on the moon in July 1969. Since then, space programs have been looking to the next frontier: humans landing on Mars. According to NASA, a trip to the red planet […]

Hurricane Season Part I: Preparing for the storm

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30 and in this first of a three-part series, here are some medical safety steps you should consider when preparing before the storm. When forecasters begin talking about an impending storm, preparations typically center on having an adequate supply of nonperishable food and water, as well […]

Wellness Wednesday: Strengthen and stretch with one full-body challenge

Keep your breath steady while stretching and strengthening head to toe. Expert tips provided by wellness physical therapists at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program. Get more healthy action tips from the Mayo Clinic App. Watch: Strengthen and stretch with one full-body challenge. Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (TRT 1:39) is in downloads.

Robotic arm-assisted knee surgery offers hope for arthritis patients

More than 800,000 knee replacement surgeries are performed in the U.S. each year. The typical patient is over 60 and has osteoarthritis, the most common joint disorder. Osteoarthritis results when the cartilage that covers the ends of your bones break down and wear away. Mayo Clinic is the first in the Northeast Florida to offer […]

Mayo Clinic Radio: Human hibernation / vitamin D / healthy summer grilling

Since Yuri Gagarin achieved the first manned space flight in April 1961, humans have been fascinated by space travel. The world watched as Neil Armstrong walked on the moon in July 1969. Since then, space programs have been looking to the next frontier: humans landing on Mars. According to NASA, a trip to the red planet […]

Making Mayo’s Recipes: 6 ways to cook with fresh herbs

Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. These are all great flavors to sprinkle on and blend into your everyday meals. Try these herbs when you're in the kitchen this weekend. Each Friday one of the 100+ tasty video recipes from the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program is featured on the Mayo Clinic News Network, just in time for you […]

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