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    Are fad diets healthy? Do they work?

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    We’ve all heard of the infamous fad diet, and it’s possible you’ve been on at least one of them. But do they really work, and are they truly healthy for you? In this episode, Dr. Stephen Kopecky, M.D., Preventative Cardiologist at @MayoClinic, breaks down what fad diets are and how…
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    One simple way to see if you’re at risk for heart disease

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    Is there an easy way to see if you’re at increased risk for heart disease? It may have a lot to do with a little something called lipoprotein (a). In this episode, Dr. Stephen Kopecky, M.D., Preventative Cardiologist at @MayoClinic, gives us the scoop on lipoprotein (a) and how it…
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    Is caffeine heart-healthy?

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    We’ve all had caffeine before; some of us have it every day. But what does that morning cup of coffee or tea do to us, really? In this episode, Dr. Stephen Kopecky, M.D., Preventative Cardiologist at @MayoClinic, provides insight on how caffeine affects our bodies, including: *Caffeine is a stimulant…
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    9 Things you can do to reduce or prevent cancer risk

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    Cancer is a scary and serious diagnosis. As a two-time cancer survivor himself, Dr. Stephen Kopecky, M.D., Preventative Cardiologist at @MayoClinic, shares his story about beating cancer twice, as well as what you can do to prevent – or at least reduce your risk – of developing cancer. This includes:…
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    What is heart failure?

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    The heart is one of the most important organs in our body; without its constant beat, we wouldn’t be able to live. With that being said, we need to do everything we can to avoid heart failure by taking steps to improve our heart health now. Join Stephen Kopecky, M.D.,…
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    Crispy, Healthy and Delectably Easy Crabcakes

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    Mayo Clinic recipes and strategies for healthier living. Join Jennifer A. Welper, Wellness Executive Chef, as she creates a healthy yet delicious take on the classic crabcake. Shopping List: Crabmeat, Egg Beaters or egg whites, Lemon juice, Fresh dill, Old Bay seasoning, Panko or whole-wheat breadcrumbs Check For: Reduced-fat mayonnaise,…
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    How does high blood pressure affect your heart and overall health?

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    If your blood pressure is just a little too high, how bad is it for you, really? Well, a couple of points above a healthy blood pressure can add up quickly over time. In this episode, Dr. Stephen Kopecky, M.D., Preventative Cardiologist at @MayoClinic, outlines how this affects your heart…
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    Delicious pesto-stuffed mushrooms recipe

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    The perfect appetizer! Mayo Clinic recipes and strategies for healthier living. Join Jennifer A. Welper, Wellness Executive Chef, as she creates the perfect bite-sized diet-friendly appetizer sure to be the hit of your next potluck or get-together. Shopping List: Panko, Fresh parsley, Cremini mushrooms, Fresh basil, Fresh Parmesan cheese, Pumpkin…
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    Is it better to be fit but fat or out of shape but lean?

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    It’s the age-old question: which is more important, being at a healthy weight or being in shape? Join Stephen Kopecky, M.D., Preventative Cardiologist at @MayoClinic, as he goes over a few reasons and tips on why it’s more important to be physically active than to be at a healthy weight,…
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    3 Fall Prevention Tips Every Person Should Know

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    As we age, fall prevention is one of the most important things we can do to stay healthy. There are many ways you can reduce your chances of falling, but we recommend these top three tips in your everyday life: Remove home hazards such as rugs, boxes, and cords from…
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    Easy black bean and corn salsa recipe

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    Mayo Clinic recipes and strategies for healthier living. Join Jennifer A. Welper, Wellness Executive Chef, as she creates a juicy, flavorful, vegetable-and-protein-packed black bean and corn salsa perfect for a snack or as an addition to your favorite Mexican dish. Shopping List: Roma tomatoes, red onion, bell pepper, fresh cilantro,…
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    Is it worth living to be 100 if you spend the last 20 in a nursing home?

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    Some people live to be over 100 years old, but lack a quality of life in their last twenty to thirty years. They have a long “age span” but not a long “health span”. What is the secret to living healthy, active, and vital until the last days of your…
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    Easy Swedish meatball recipe the whole family will love!

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    Join Jennifer A. Welper, Mayo Clinic Wellness Executive Chef, as she creates a diet-friendly take on some mouthwatering Swedish meatballs with quinoa. Quinoa is used in this recipe to reduce the amount of ground beef per meatball and offer a healthier way to enjoy this classic dish. We recommend serving…
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    Why you are so stressed and how to reduce it

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    Stress will ALWAYS be a reality in our lives, so what can we do about it? Dr. Stephen Kopecky, M.D., Preventative Cardiologist at Mayo Clinic, explains the origins of stress in our brains and offers excellent insight on managing or eliminating it to live a healthier life. Relevant reading…
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    Healthy and Delicious Spiced Carrot Cake Recipe

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    Mayo Clinic recipes and strategies for healthier living. Join Jennifer A. Welper, Wellness Executive Chef, as she creates a crowd-pleasing spiced carrot cake dessert that is wonderfully tasty, healthy, and easy to make. Shopping List: Fat-free plain Greek yogurt, Carrots Check For: Sugar, Canola oil, Eggs, All-purpose flour, Baking powder,…
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    What Causes Ringing in the Ears?

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    Tinnitus is when you experience ringing or other noises in one or both of your ears. The noise you hear when you have tinnitus isn’t caused by an external sound, and other people usually can’t hear it. Tinnitus is a common problem. It affects about 15% to 20% of people…
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    The Easy & Healthy Recipe for a Southwest Taco Bowl

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    Mayo Clinic recipes and strategies for healthier living. Join Jennifer A. Welper, Wellness Executive Chef, as she creates an easy and deliciously healthy Southwest taco salad chock full of vegetables, lean ground turkey, and flavorful spices to create a mouthwatering yet simple meal perfect for the whole family. Shopping List:…
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    What’s causing you to feel unsteady or off-balance?

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    Balance problems can make you feel dizzy, as if the room is spinning, unsteady, or lightheaded. These feelings can happen whether you’re lying down, sitting, or standing. Many body systems — including your muscles, bones, joints, eyes, the balance organ in the inner ear, nerves, heart and blood vessels —…
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    Five things you didn’t know that will save your life

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    What are the most important things you can do for your health that could someday save your life? Join Stephen Kopecky, M.D., Preventative Cardiologist at @MayoClinic, as he goes over five important ways you can improve your health in ways that could potentially save your life one day. These methods…
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    What’s your most important morning ritual?

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    How do Mayo Clinic experts start their day? Discover their secrets for energy-building routines that carry them long past morning.
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    Habits: why are they so hard to change?

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    Habits. We all have them, good and bad. And as you likely know, they’re hard to change! Ever wonder why? *Why do our brains create habits? *Can habits be healthy? *Can you break a bad habit? Join Stephen Kopecky, M.D., Preventive Cardiologist at @MayoClinic, as he delves into why we…
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    Proper screening is still the best way to prevent colorectal cancer

    Jessica Saenz
    Colorectal cancer, also known as bowel cancer, is not unique in the way it forms or spreads. And as the fourth most common type of cancer in the U.S., it isn’t rare. But among cancer types, colorectal cancer is unique in one important way: With regular screening, it can usually…