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Farm safety first: Tips for preventing injuries during harvest

Farmers spend countless hours in combines, tractors, trucks and other equipment in fields during the harvest season. Remember a few safety practices, and pick up a new tip to avoid a severe injury.

Kyle Elliott CNP By Kyle Elliott September 25, 2023

What to do about dry skin

Dry skin can be temporary, seasonal or a lifelong condition that leaves your skin feeling flaky, rough and itchy. Get tips to keep your skin hydrated and healthy.

Megan Johnston FlandersMD By Megan Johnston Flanders September 22, 2023

Uterovaginal prolapse: What's that?

Roughly half of women experience some degree of pelvic organ prolapse, yet rarely discuss the common issue as they age. Read about the causes, symptoms and treatments available.

Mary Alvarado, M.D. By Mary Alvarado September 21, 2023

At-home COVID-19 tests: What to know about expiration dates, new variants

A Mayo Clinic expert shares what you need to know about expiration dates for at-home COVID-19 tests. Find out if these tests can detect new COVID-19 variants and what to do if the test is positive.

September 20, 2023

Orthopedic expertise powers Tom Brown's epic trek

A slippery stone brought Tom's epic trek of the Appalachian Trail to a halt. Read how repair of his ruptured Achilles tendon and a total knee replacement got him back on the trail.

September 19, 2023

Do you have addictive personality traits?

Have you ever wondered how a passion could turn into a problem with gaming, drinking, gambling, shopping or something else? Learn about the signs of addiction and why some people are more prone to it.

Brien Gleeson, L.P.C., CSAC By Brien Gleeson September 18, 2023

Expert answers about new COVID-19 vaccine

The FDA approved a COVID-19 vaccine that targets current variants. A Mayo Clinic expert explains who should get this vaccine and if it can be given at the same time as the annual influenza vaccine.

September 15, 2023

Eye pain: Taking the sting out of a stye

Have you ever awoken to discover a red, painful lump near the edge of your eyelid? Here's how to treat a stye and when you should see a healthcare professional.

Nitika Arora MBBS By Nitika Arora September 14, 2023