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Heart failure and skilled nursing facilities: The importance of getting the facts

(Mayo Clinic) For many people diagnosed with heart failure -- which almost invariably results in a hospital stay -- the next stop is a skilled nursing facility. While their physician often will reassure them that it's just for a short time until they can get back to their home, in reality, that stay is long (averaging 144 days). Show More Summary

What’s up with popcorn?

This article is written by Cathy Daus, a Mayo Clinic Health System registered nurse and registered dietitian. It seems like we are always looking for a healthy, low-calorie snack. Popcorn is one of the healthiest munchies for any season of the year and has gained popularity for its ease of preparation. Thoughtful preparation of popcorn can […]

Stress management: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

Maybe it's an issue at work or a problem around the house.  Whatever the cause, too much stress can be unhealthy.  But managing that stress can be hard.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Amit Sood has some tips to help you with stress management. To listen, click the link below. Stress Management

Mayo Clinic researchers identify interaction among proteins that cause cancer cells to metastasize

ROCHESTER Minn. – Researchers at Mayo Clinic have identified an interaction among proteins that allows cancer cells to grow and metastasize. They say the discovery may play a role in developing a better understanding of how tumors grow in a variety of malignancies, including breast, prostate, pancreatic, colon, lung and skin cancers. Their work is […]

Mayo Clinic Minute: Steps to diabetic foot care

People with diabetes face many health problems, including nerve damage and poor blood circulation. These problems make their feet vulnerable to skin sores (ulcers) that can worsen quickly and are difficult to treat. The good news is that proper diabetes management and careful foot care can help prevent foot ulcers. The American Diabetes Association has named […]

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Relief for your dry eyes

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My eyes have gotten drier as I’ve gotten older, and I’ve tried eye drops for relief. But some eye drops feel irritating, and others seem to have a rather thick consistency. What options do I have? ANSWER: Dry eyes occur when your tears — a mixture of water, fatty oils and mucus […]

Stem cells reduce pain of knee arthritis: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

Many people suffer from painful and debilitating osteoarthritis of the knee. In a recent study, experts at Mayo Clinic tested the benefit of using bone marrow stem cells to reduce arthritic pain and disability.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Shane Shapiro talks about how stem cell therapy offers great hope for the future of […]

Mayo Clinic Radio: Mayo Clinic Transplant Center / autism / interval training and aging

According to the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network, each day in the U.S., around 120,000 people are waiting for an organ transplant, and another person gets added to that list every 10 minutes. April is National Donate Life Month — a campaign to encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors. On the next Mayo […]

Diabetes Alert Day / brain aging / hypnosis: Mayo Clinic Radio

According to Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, more than 29 million Americans have diabetes. That’s about 1 out of every 11 people in the U.S. Just as startling is that 1 out of 4 people with diabetes don’t know they have it. Diabetes means there is too much glucose, or sugar, in the blood. This can […]

Sharing Mayo Clinic: Hearing loss spurs doctor to pay it forward

Today, Greta Stamper, Au.D., Ph.D., is a doctor of audiology in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus. But her connection to Mayo Clinic dates all the way back to her childhood. Growing up in Iowa, Dr. Stamper was introduced to Mayo at age 10, when her parents took her to see Michael […]

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Obsessive-compulsive disorder in young children

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: At what age does obsessive-compulsive disorder typically become noticeable in children? My 7-year-old recently has become very focused on having things straight (e.g., blankets, toy cars and papers) and checking to make sure his stuffed animals are lined up a certain way before he goes to sleep. He even gets up to […]

Do you get enough of these 4 nutrients: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

Vitamin D and potassium are among the nutrients that will be required on the updated nutrition facts label for packaged foods. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says that’s because Americans don’t always get the recommended amounts of these nutrients. Calcium and iron information will continue to be required on the labels. In this Mayo Clinic Radio […]

Mayo Clinic Minute: Spring break sun safety

After a long winter, many students and their families can't wait to go somewhere warm and sunny for spring break. Time in the sun may be good for the soul, but it also may be bad for the body — in particular, your skin. Sun exposure increases your risk of skin cancer. In this Mayo […]

The American Health Care Act isn’t perfect. It’s pragmatic.

The CEO of the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Noseworthy, was last heard recommending patients fire their physicians suffering from burnout. While he does not have truckloads of compassion or empathy for colleagues; he is, at least, honest. Dr. Noseworthy recently confessed, “We’re asking … if the patient has commercial insurance, or they’re Medicaid or Medicare patients, […]

Mayo Clinic expansion set to receive $585M in public funds

Millions of dollars in state aid for the Mayo Clinic's expansion is expected to begin arriving in Rochester this fall. The Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/2nvrNf2 ) reports the Legislature pledged about … Click to Continue »

Two Mayo Clinic Staff Members Honored for Lifetime Contributions to Quality

Randall Linton, M.D. and Dennis Manning, M.D., were recently presented with the Mayo Clinic Diamond Quality Fellow Lifetime Achievement Award at Mayo Clinic's annual Quality Conference.

Dr. Noseworthy and the AHCA

NIRAN AL-AGBA, MD The CEO of the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Noseworthy, was last heard recommending patients fire their physicians suffering from burnout. While he does not have truckloads of compassion or empathy for colleagues; he is, at least, honest. Dr. Noseworthy recently confessed “We’re asking…if the patient has commercial insurance, or they’re Medicaid or Medicare

Age-related hearing loss: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

It's no secret that many people have hearing troubles as they get older.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Gayla Poling explains age-related hearing loss. To listen, click the link below. Age-related Hearing Loss

Mayo Clinic Minute: Avoid weight gain on vacation

For many people, vacations are great ways to relax, recharge and refresh. But those days away from your normal routine are also an easy time to pack on a few extra pounds. And, unfortunately, research shows that after vacations, many people don't lose all the weight they gained while on holiday. In this Mayo Clinic […]

Mayo Clinic Radio: Diabetes Alert Day

According to Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, more than 29 million Americans have diabetes. That’s about 1 out of every 11 people in the U.S. Just as startling is that 1 out of 4 people with diabetes don’t know they have it. Diabetes means there is too much glucose, or sugar, in the blood. This can […]

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