Wellness

April 29th, 2013

The Fitness Oracle

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Answering readers’ questions about stretching, interval training and whether sitting on an exercise ball at work does anything at all…What is a good exercise plan for a person who is out of shape?  “It’s a movable feast” in terms of workout options, says Dr. Michael Joyner, a physiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Joyner, exercise, exercise plan, interval training, New York Times Magazine, stretching


April 23rd, 2013

You Can Fight Off Cancer

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Cervical cancer, which is linked to human papillomavirus (HPV). can be avoided with vaccination. “A proper diet, exercise, stress management and social support could go a long way toward addressing the vast majority of health problems”—including cancer, says Brent Bauer, MD, director of the Complementary and Integrative Medicine program at the Mayo Clinic. It just […]

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Tags: cervical cancer, Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program, diet, Dr. Amit Sood, Dr. Brent Bauer, exercise, HEALTH magazine, HPV, HPV vaccine, human papillomavirus, Mind Body Initiative


April 19th, 2013

New Study Finds Obese Employees More Costly To Companies Than Smokers

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

A recent Mayo Clinic study found obesity is outweighing smoking in employer health care costs. “I think this study is really going to surprise a lot of people that it really is truly obesity that’s raising the health care cost today,” says Mayo Clinic Health System registered dietitian Diane Dressel.  A seven year study by […]

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Tags: Dian Dressel, healthcare costs, Obesity, RedOrbit, WEAU-Eau Claire


April 9th, 2013

Losing Prospects

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

More than 200,000 Americans each year undergo a major operation called bariatric surgery to treat obesity. But doctors say millions more might opt for treatment if it were less invasive and more patient-friendly…At the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minn., Christopher Gostout aims to mimic the effect of a sleeve gastrectomy, creating the stomach tube by […]

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Tags: bariatric surgery, Dr. Christopher Gostout, gastrectomy, Obesity, Wall Street Journal, weight loss


April 5th, 2013

The Anaerobic Alternative

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Following the success of Cooper’s book, scientists jumped on the bandwagon and started testing all sorts of aerobic exercises to see if they helped reduce the risk of disease and prolonged life. In the meantime, strength training was banished to the wasteland of muscleheads, grunting through sets…Still, cautions Dr. Edward Laskowski, co-director of the Mayo […]

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Tags: aerobic capacity, aerobic exercise, cardiovascular benefit, Dr. Edward Laskowski, four pillars of fitness, Mayo Clinic's Sports Medicine Center, Men's Journal, range of motion, stability, strength, strength training


April 5th, 2013

Walking and Running May Offer Similar Heath Benefits

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Walkers who feel as though they are way down on the exercise chain can now hold their heads a little higher…”This is a valuable study that was done on a large number of people,” said Dr. Gerald Fletcher, a cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., and a spokesperson for the American Heart Association […]

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Tags: AHA, american heart association, Dr. Gerald Fletcher, health benefits, quantity of exercise, running, walking, Yahoo! News Canada


April 4th, 2013

Group weight loss challenges for money may be most effective

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Previous research suggests cash incentives for weight loss can also be effective for individuals outside of a group or workplace. A March study from the Mayo Clinic that looked at cash incentives for weight loss among 100 obese patients found the chance to win or lose $20 a month got dieters to drop an average […]

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Tags: cash incentives, CBS News, group weight loss, Obesity


April 3rd, 2013

Feel Like You Can Never Unplug From Work? Here’s Why

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

With the advent of smart phones, it’s now harder than ever to disconnect from work…A recent study done by the Mayo Clinic showed that being under constant pressure effects our body’s natural fight-or-flight response to threats, which is only supposed to be for short-term, immediate stressors. If the stress-response system persistently remains active, it disrupts the body’s […]

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Tags: constant pressure, Redbook, stress, stress-response system


April 2nd, 2013

The Latest in Office Supplies: Treadmills

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Behrens was so alarmed by research pointing to possible long-term health consequences from sitting for extended periods of time that he pitched a solution to his local state legislator: installing treadmill desks that would allow state workers to walk at slow speeds while they are working…At a recent hearing on the bill, Mayo Clinic endocrinologist […]

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Tags: Dr. James Levine, health benefits, productivity, Stateline, treadmill desks, treadmills


March 29th, 2013

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

  March 29, 2013 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media relations […]

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Tags: Cancer, Dr. Christopher Moir, Dr. Eric Matteson, Dr. Robert Bazell, Dr. Sandhya Pruthi, genes, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Minnesota, MPR, NBC, Ovarian Cancer


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