Monthly Archives: May 2009

Healthier Kids

The statistics are alarming. Two-thirds of the adults in the U.S. are overweight and one-half of that group is considered obese. Every year those numbers get bigger. But it’s not just adults who are tipping the scales, kids are gaining weight, too. One-third of all school-age children are overweight and when bad habits start early, […]

Male Breast Cancer

Most men know that when they head to the doctor’s office for a check-up, they’ll be screened for prostate cancer. The tests are routine. But the man you’re about to meet also has routine breast exams. Why? Because he is a breast cancer survivor.

Small Left Heart Syndrome

Bringing a new baby home from the hospital is supposed to be a time of wonder and joy. But the couple you’re about to meet had a very different experience. Their baby girl was born with a severe congenital heart defect that required immediate surgery. Only after life-saving surgery at Mayo Clinic could this young […]

Normal Weight Obesity

If you step on the scale and the numbers show you’re at a normal weight, there’s a one in four chance you’re actually obese. It’s called normal weight obesity. You might look slim, but you could have a high percentage of body fat compared to lean muscle and bone. This puts you at risk of […]

Pacemaker for Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a disease that can control your life. For example, the man you’re about to meet had to give up his driver’s license, his job and much of his social life because of uncontrolled seizures. But a new device being researched at Mayo Clinic is giving him hope. It’s like a pacemaker for your […]