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  • Keep stress out of summer vacation

    Keep stress out of summer vacation
    You may not think that summer and stress go together, but they often do. Routines change frequently, and downtime can lead to complaining and sibling squabbles. Summertime events, such as graduations, family reunions and vacations, come with their own set...
  • Meditate on this: Mindfulness can improve well-being

    If you've heard of or read about mindfulness a form of meditation you might be curious about how to practice it. Kayla Dascher, Mayo Clinic Health System nurse practitioner, shares how to do mindfulness exercises and how they might benefit you. What is...
  • Mayo Clinic: Test can help diagnose asthma; antibiotics usually not needed to treat abscess

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've had a cough and some wheezing that won't go away. My doctor suspects asthma and ordered an exhaled nitric oxide test. Can you tell me more about this test? ANSWER: Asthma is usually diagnosed based on symptoms, a physical exam and...
  • Trans fats already out of most food products, companies say

    Trans fats already out of most food products, companies say
    Many companies say they're already meeting Food and Drug Administration demands to get rid of artificial trans fats — three years ahead of the deadline. The FDA on Tuesday unveiled new rules requiring companies to eliminate almost all partially...
  • FDA bans trans fats in the U.S.: Which foods have them

    FDA bans trans fats in the U.S.: Which foods have them
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods, must be removed from all food products in the United States within the next three...
  • Blow the pain away: breathing tips to help children relax

    In times of stress, anxiety or frustration, you've probably been told to "relax, take a deep breath and calm down." Have you tried it? Really tried it? Many meditation practices use breathing techniques to promote a state of calm. "You don't need years...
  • Newer anti-coagulant medicine may not be best choice for patients over 75

    PHOENIX If you are over age 75, and taking an anticoagulant, the old standard may be the gold standard, Mayo Clinic researchers and collaborators have determined. In a study released online recently in the BMJ medical journal, a team of researchers...
  • Counseling before and after weight-loss surgery can be a big help

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I decided to have bariatric surgery, but was told that I first need to go through counseling. What will those sessions involve, and would counseling really improve my chances of the surgery being successful? ANSWER: Before you have...
  • Mayo Clinic: Vitamin E benefits lost in switch from food to supplement

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've read that the antioxidant vitamin E provides a lot of health benefits. Is taking a daily vitamin E supplement a good idea? Can it be harmful? ANSWER: The proposed benefits of vitamin E rest on its powerful antioxidant properties....
  • House committee passes bill deregulating new hospitals

    A Florida House committee on Wednesday passed a bill strongly supported by Gov. Rick Scott that would do away with what he calls the unnecessary red tape before new hospitals can be built. But the measure is unlikely to pass in the Senate. A so-called...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: A number of disorders can trigger vertigo

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes vertigo? Does having it one time mean I'm more likely to experience it again? ANSWER: Vertigo is a sensation that either you or your surroundings, or both, are spinning or moving when they are not. Some people confuse...