Up to 10 percent of the population knows the aggravation; the achy wrist, the weakened grip, the numb and tingly fingers. Carpal Tunnel syndrome. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says it's a leading cause of missed time on the job. But, as we learn from Dennis Douda with the Mayo Clinic News Network, the pain doesn't have to be permanent.
Take a baby aspirin a day to reduce your risk of heart attack. Many of us have heard that. But here's some information from Mayo Clinic you might not have heard. It has to do with the coating on aspirin that helps reduce stomach upset.
Would you believe one in a hundred Emergency Room visits is because of a dog or cat bite? Wounds and cuts to the skin in general are among the top reasons people head to the hospital. Here's Dennis Douda for the Mayo Clinic News Network.
Lupus - It's one of those scary diseases you may have heard of, but have no idea what it is. Since the 1950 the chances of living with Lupus for more than 5 years has increased from 50% to 95%, but it's still a struggle for the estimated 1 1/2 million Americans who have it. Here's Dennis Douda for the Mayo Clinic News Network.
The obesity epidemic is serious business, especially when it comes to kids. Being overweight or obese as a child puts you at risk of being overweight as an adult. And it increases your risk of health problems such as heart disease and diabetes. Experts at Mayo Clinic are working to prevent obesity in kids. They've teamed up with school districts to add body mass index screening to the standard screening kids go through before they start kindergarten.