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Volunteers make connections, reap benefits

Together, Mary and Ben Zweber have nearly 50 years of volunteer experience with Mayo Clinic Health System. Learn what keeps this couple — now in their 90s — coming back and giving of their time.

November 30, 2023

Healthy changes that will make you thankful

Making a few changes to your favorite holiday meals and spending your calories wisely can help you celebrate in a healthier way. Get healthy recipe makeovers with loads of flavor and fewer calories.

Eileen Dutter, R.D. By Eileen Dutter November 22, 2023

Diabetes: What you need to know — and do

If current trends continue, as many as one in three Americans will have diabetes by the year 2050. That projection is staggering, but it doesn't necessarily have to come true.

Kristi Stemsrud PAC By Kristi Stemsrud November 21, 2023

An introductory guide to understanding dementia, Alzheimer’s disease

If you or a loved one is experiencing memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease could be the cause. Learn more about these conditions, their symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

November 20, 2023

The facts about chest acne

Acne can appear anywhere you have oil glands on your skin, including the back, face, stomach or chest. Learn about some factors that can lead to chest acne and what you can do to prevent or treat it.

Elizabeth Demaree, D.O. By Elizabeth Demaree November 16, 2023

A doctor's warning about the dangers of vaping

Nicotine is addictive regardless of the delivery method, including cigarettes or electronic cigarettes. Get the ugly truth, learn the warning signs and talk to your kids about the dangers of vaping.

Graham King MD By Graham King November 15, 2023

Volunteers make a difference one warm welcome at a time

After retiring, John and Terri Pedace have found purpose, fulfillment and a way to give back through volunteering for Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

November 13, 2023

A closer look at pink eye: Self-care tips for conjunctivitis

When your eyeball turns a shade of pink or red, and you have a watery and inflamed eye, it's a sign of conjunctivitis. Learn why the best option to treat pink eye may be to care for it at home.

Jennifer Volk, N.P. By Jennifer Volk November 9, 2023

6 tips for a healthy holiday makeover

Looking to improve or maintain your healthy lifestyle goals during the festive holiday season? These tips can help you savor a healthier holiday.

Amanda Halls, R.D.N., L.D. By Amanda Halls November 7, 2023

Follow a cholesterol-lowering diet during the holidays

The average adult consumes more than 4,000 calories during a holiday meal. If you follow a low-cholesterol diet, you still can enjoy foods you love. Here’s how to wisely plan your food choices.

Ripu Singh MD By Ripu Singh November 1, 2023

Advanced treatments target advanced shoulder issues

Whether it's a severe rotator cuff tear or arthritic shoulder joint, find out about advanced techniques that can relieve pain and get you back to the activities you enjoy.

Scott Kuzma MD By Scott Kuzma October 31, 2023

Reshaping your future: Exploring reconstruction options after breast cancer

Women with breast cancer may face a future with a drastically different silhouette. Learn about common reconstruction techniques to discuss with your healthcare team.

Matthew Sherrill MD By Matthew Sherrill October 30, 2023