Imperial Valley News Center
- Written by James Steckelberg, M.D.
Rochester, Minnesota - Once you have had chickenpox, the virus that causes it - called the varicella-zoster virus - stays in your body for the rest of your life. That virus can be reactivated at any time, causing shingles. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, recommends that adults age 60 and older get the shingles vaccine, whether you’ve already had shingles or not.
- Written by Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.
Scottsdale, Arizona - Summer is one of my favorite times of the year. Gardens in full bloom and long days filled with sunlight and warm temperatures. However, as the temperature rises it's good to keep a few things in mind in order to stay safe and healthy in the summer sun and heat.
- Written by Joe Dangor
Rochester, Minnesota - A group of 118 of the nation's leading cancer experts have drafted a prescription for reducing the high cost of cancer drugs and voiced support for a patient-based grassroots movement demanding action on the issue. Their recommendations and support are outlined in a commentary, co-authored by the group, in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
- Written by Mayo Clinic Staff
Scottsdale, Arizona - Regular aerobic activity such as walking, bicycling or swimming can help you live longer and healthier. Need motivation? See how aerobic exercise affects your heart, lungs and blood flow. Then get moving and start reaping the rewards.
- Written by Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D.
Scottsdale, Arizona - I was walking along the dairy aisle and was struck by how many substitute products there are for milk. I came across at least a dozen varieties. In addition to soy milk, there are nut-based products (almond, cashew, coconut, hazelnut and macadamia milks).
- Written by Karl W Oestreich
Rochester, Minnesota - Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation, Mayo Clinic Ventures and AVIA today announced the Mayo Clinic THINK BIG Challenge, a national competition offering awards totaling $100,000 for entrepreneurs with innovative ideas to transform the future of health and health care.
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