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Effects of hot weather, humidity on blood pressure, heart

High temperatures and humidity can cause serious health consequences for people with high blood pressure and heart disease. Learn warning signs that your body isn't keeping up with the heat.

Heather Mpemwangi NP By Heather Mpemwangi July 23, 2021
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Managing anxiety: Making the COVID-19 transition

The COVID-19 pandemic upended daily activities and may have caused anxiety about your safety. Get guidance on making a new start so you can move ahead.

YaserDorriPhD By Yaser Dorri July 23, 2021
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Caring COVID-19 nurse changed everything

Help is just a phone call away. That's what Susan Fox discovered when she called the Mayo Clinic COVID-19 Nurse Line. Read about her journey to an unexpected diagnosis.

July 22, 2021
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Is it healthy to eat eggs every day?

Eggs are in the news again. Are they good or bad for you? Here's the info you need to make eggstra-smart choices.

Anne Harguth RD By Anne Harguth July 22, 2021
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Unvaccinated at highest risk of delta variant infection

The delta variant is being blamed for hot spots in the U.S. where cases of COVID-19 are on the rise. A Mayo Clinic expert expands on how this highly transmissible variant continues to spread.

July 21, 2021
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11 tips for coping with an anxiety disorder

People with anxiety disorders experience frequent, excessive anxiety, fear and panic in everyday situations. These 11 lifestyle changes and strategies can make a difference.

Siri Heille CNP By Siri Kabrick July 20, 2021
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Seeing spots? Treating hyperpigmentation

Spots are cute on Dalmatians but could cause alarm if you see them on your skin. Learn about a condition called hyperpigmentation that causes them and what you can do say goodbye to your spots.

Jennifer Kaus, D.N.P. By Jennifer Kaus July 19, 2021
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Stomachache in children: How to know if it's serious

Most children experience abdominal pain from time to time. As a parent, it can be hard to decide if your child's abdominal pain is normal or the sign of something more serious. Here's how to know.

Timothy Slama DO By Timothy Slama July 16, 2021
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Caring for your child's eyes

Your child's eye health is an important part of his or her overall heath and ability to learn. Find out how to protect your child's vision with regular eye screenings and when to seek a comprehensive eye exam.

Sasha Mansukhani, M.B.B.S. By Sasha Mansukhani July 15, 2021
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Schedule your child's back-to-school physical before fall

School will be starting again soon. Learn why it's a good idea to schedule a back-to-school physical now to ensure your child's physical and mental health.

Jane Byrd, M.D. By Jane Byrd July 14, 2021
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Your role in stopping 'superbugs'

When used correctly, antibiotics could be considered the life preservers of health care. But some bacteria are antibiotic-resistant and become a "superbug." Discover how you can reduce antibiotic resistance.

July 13, 2021
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Tips for drinking more water

You may be surprised to find out you’re not drinking enough water. Find out why it’s important to stay hydrated, and get tips for upping your water game.

Liana Reiland DNP By Liana Reiland July 12, 2021