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During uncertain times, trust your primary care provider

A trusting relationship does more than just feel good. Learn how trusting the expert advice of your primary care provider can improve your health.

Timothy Van Gelder MD By Timothy Van Gelder February 28, 2022
Paul Robelia MD By Paul Robelia February 28, 2022
Jon Bratsch

Cross-disciplinary teamwork leads to remarkable recovery

Lying in the ICU, Jon Bratsch thought he was past the point of no return. Everything changed when a cross-disciplinary team found the source of his dire symptoms.

February 28, 2022
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10 nutrition myths debunked

Among the sea of information regarding nutrition is a tide of inaccuracies. Common myths are debunked so you can feel more confident about your food choices.

Allyn Wergin RDN By Allyn Wergin February 25, 2022
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Mobile Health Clinic drives care access

It's a bus, it's a bookmobile, it's the Mobile Health Clinic. Since summer 2021, this big, blue, fully equipped clinic on wheels has been bringing health care to patients in rural communities.

February 24, 2022
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6 varicose vein myths debunked

You may think you know why varicose veins develop, who's most at risk or the best treatment. Here's the truth behind 6 common varicose vein myths.

Kendra Kamlitz MD By Kendra Kamlitz February 23, 2022
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6 helpful tips for managing urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence is common among men and women. Follow these tips to lessen the burden of managing your condition and improve symptoms.

Becky DeLuca CNP By Becky DeLuca February 23, 2022
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Feeding your feelings

Emotional overeating can lead to unhealthy eating patterns. Learn the difference between emotional and physical hunger, and how to break the cycle.

Amanda BassettSwanson LICSW By Amanda Bassett-Swanson February 22, 2022
Prathibha Varkey, M.B.B.S.

Home again, leader finds fit in community, Mayo Clinic Health System

In the eight years that Prathibha Varkey, M.B.B.S., was away from Mayo Clinic, a few things changed. But one thing remained a constant: Mayo Clinic's patient-focused mission. Read her vision for transforming rural health care while building on past successes.

February 21, 2022